Choices and constraints: How DTC companies decide which strategy to follow


Companies typically have to settle on strategies that align with their customers, employees, investors, and regulators. The more they know about how the other side will decide, the clearer their own strategies become. If regulators always prefer choice for consumers, then it is easy for a platform to allow multiple payment choices: Shopify allows multiple … Read more

Tips for managing growth across iOS updates


“I’ve seen startups spend thousands of dollars inefficiently as a result of not having optimal signal in their paid acquisition campaigns. I’ve also spent millions at companies such as Postmates refining our signal to the best possible state,” says growth marketer Jonathan Martinez in a guest column for Extra Crunch this week. “I’d like every … Read more

What we can learn from edtech startups’ expansion efforts in Europe


Rhys Spence Contributor Share on Twitter Rhys Spence is head of research at Brighteye Ventures, a European edtech-focused fund, where he works with portfolio companies to help address priorities, with a focus on internationalization. More posts by this contributor The 2021 edtech avalanche has just begun It’s a story common to all sectors today: investors … Read more

Google abused dominant position of Android in India, antitrust probe finds


Google has abused the dominant position of Android in India to illegally hurt competitors in the world’s second largest internet market, a two-year antitrust probe by the nation’s watchdog has found. The Android-maker reduced device manufacturing firms’ ability and incentive to develop — and sell — devices running alternative versions of Android (more popularly known … Read more

Rolls-Royce’s all-electric aircraft completes 15-minute maiden voyage


Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Amazon’s cashierless ‘Just Walk Out’ tech is coming to Whole Foods stores NVIDIA’s latest tech makes AI voices more expressive and realistic Rolls-Royce, best known in aviation for its jet engines, has taken an all-electric airplane on its maiden … Read more

Elon Musk praises Chinese automakers amidst regulatory scrutiny


An unusually scripted Elon Musk issued conciliatory and complimentary comments to Chinese automakers during a pre-recorded appearance at China’s World New Energy Vehicle Congress, striking a pose that is worlds away from his commentary style in the United States. “I have a great deal of respect for the many Chinese automakers for driving these [EV … Read more

Michigan State Police to begin testing Ford Mach-E Interceptors


Andrew Tarantola Contributor Share on Twitter Andrew Tarantola is a senior editor at Engadget. The next time you get pulled over in Michigan, it could be by a cop in an electric SUV — at least if Ford has anything to say about it. The American automaker is stepping up its Police Interceptor program, which … Read more

TechCrunch Disrupt kicks off in just a few days


The final countdown to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 is on, folks and we cannot be more excited to get this party started. In a just a few days — on September 21-23 — we spotlight the people who envision the future and push beyond what exists to create what will be. It may sound high falutin’, … Read more