Hillicon Valley — Report says Meta profits from hate groups

A new report found that social media giant Facebook has profited from searches and ads for white supremacist groups, but the company said it has corrected the issue.   Meanwhile, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased creating his own social media platform.  This is Hillicon Valley,...

When will India make up its mind about crypto?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest and most interesting technology, startup and markets news. Today was a fun day in that we didn’t start off with just bad news — what a change! Stocks...

Five reasons to attend TC Sessions: Robotics this Thursday

We’re just a few days away from kicking off TC Sessions: Robotics on July 21. This online event will draw roboticists from around the world, and it’s your opportunity to learn from and connect with the people building and investing in the future of a technology that’s changing the way the world works. If you haven’t...

Smartphone shipments dropped in Q2

Bad news about smartphone shipments has become the norm, rather than the exception, in recent years. The trend pre-dates the pandemic, but has only accelerated during the pandemic, thanks to various economic and supply chain impacts. Even so, a high single-digit drop warrants examination and some difficult questions around the industry’s health. New figures out this morning from Canalys...