Month: January 2023

NASA’s ‘Mega Moon Rocket’ aced first flight and is ready for crewed Artemis II launch • TechCrunch

NASA’s ‘Mega Moon Rocket’ aced first flight and is ready for crewed Artemis II launch • TechCrunch

The enormous Space Launch System passed its first test with flying colors, NASA’s preliminary analysis concludes, and the rocket and Orion capsule are good to go for their next mission: Artemis II, which will carry a crew to lunar orbit. After numerous delays and enormous cost overruns, some worried that the SLS (nicknamed the “Mega…

Stripe responds to report that it seeks to raise $2B with a terse ‘no comment’ • TechCrunch

Stripe responds to report that it seeks to raise $2B with a terse ‘no comment’ • TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. Well, it’s Friday again. And as the Equity pod team noted today, “You could be Wasted and not even know it.” — Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 The search for…

The 403-page Dungeons & Dragons game system is now licensed under Creative Commons • TechCrunch

The 403-page Dungeons & Dragons game system is now licensed under Creative Commons • TechCrunch

It’s now official: Dungeons & Dragons is licensed under the Creative Commons. This makes the popular tabletop roleplaying game “freely available for any use,” Dungeons & Dragons executive producer Kyle Brink wrote in a blog post today. Just weeks ago, this outcome would have seemed impossible. About a month ago, Wizards of the Coast (WoTC)…

How US police use digital data to prosecute abortions • TechCrunch

How US police use digital data to prosecute abortions • TechCrunch

In late April, police in Nebraska received a tip saying 17-year-old Celeste Burgess had given birth to a stillborn baby and buried the body. Officers soon learned that her mother, Jessica Burgess, and a friend had helped her with transportation and burial. The police issued citations for concealing the death of another person and false…

5 things to know as filing season opens

5 things to know as filing season opens

Damircudic | E+ | Getty Images This is an excerpt from the Personal Finance team’s weekly Twitter Space, “This week, your wallet.” Check out the latest episode here, and tune in every Friday at 11 a.m. ET. Tax season kicked off Jan. 23. The IRS expects taxpayers to file more than 168 million returns, most…

The best Twitter alternatives worth checking out • TechCrunch

The best Twitter alternatives worth checking out • TechCrunch

We’ll be straight with you. There’s no 1:1 Twitter replacement — not yet, and possibly not ever. Still, there are plenty of social apps that might be worth substituting into your obsessive timeline-checking routines if you’re done with Twitter for whatever reason (we can think of plenty). Twitter’s current situation — advertisers leaving, Nazis logging…

Atomos tows a $16M load of funding to create tugboats in space • TechCrunch

Atomos tows a $16M load of funding to create tugboats in space • TechCrunch

You may not have known that space needs tugboats, but now you do — and Atomos Space just closed a $16.2 million Series A investment, which will enable the company to complete its demonstration mission where it will show off its docking and towing capabilities. The company is building a series of Orbital Transfer Vehicles…

You could be Wasted and not even know it • TechCrunch

You could be Wasted and not even know it • TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week, Natasha Mascarenhas, Mary Ann Azevedo and Rebecca Szkutak took the mic to talk through breaking news, retrospective features and all the blogosphere content that fits in between. Shoutout to Theresa and Andrew for putting together…

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets 29% pay cut to $25 million

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets 29% pay cut to $25 million

David Solomon, Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaking on Squawk Box at the WEF in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 23rd, 2023.  Adam Galica | CNBC Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon will get a $25 million compensation package for his work last year, the bank said Friday in a regulatory filing. The package includes a…

American Express, Intel, Silvergate Capital and more

American Express, Intel, Silvergate Capital and more

American Express, Visa and Mastercard signage are displayed in a shop window in New York. Scott Eells | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. American Express — The credit card company saw an 11% jump in its shares after it issued upbeat earnings and revenue guidance for 2023…