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Techstars Detroit accelerator is shutting down

Techstars Detroit, the accelerator that has funded 54 startups in the past five years, is shutting down, TechCrunch has learned. In an email to supporters, Techstars Detroit managing director Ted Serbinski said the accelerator was not able to secure enough funding for 2020. “It’s clear the entire automotive mobility industry is tightening as sales slump ...

CloudTrucks raises $6.1 million to help truckers run their businesses

After selling autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs to DoorDash just five months ago, entrepreneur Tobenna Arodiogbu is back with a new startup. This time, he’s focused solely on truck drivers and their businesses. CloudTrucks, which aims to help truck drivers earn more money, has closed a $6.1 million round led by Craft Ventures with participation ...

Hummer to officially return as electric SUV

Hummers are back with a jolt.  General Motors' Hummer vehicle line ended in 2010, but this weekend it'll return with an electric twist.  The massive vehicle is now an all-electric SUV from GMC. During Sunday's Super Bowl game an ad will rei... ...

Bird deploys the Bird Two scooter in San Francisco

Bird is rolling out its Bird Two scooters, which the company first unveiled back in August, via Scoot in San Francisco. Scoot’s plan is to deploy up to 1,000 of these Bird Two scooters. San Francisco is now the first city to have a full fleet of Bird Two scooters.* “With each new generation of ...

Lyft confirms 90 layoffs as it targets profitability

Shares of popular American ride-hailing giant Lyft are off 1.5% today in regular trading after The New York Times reported that the company would cut some staff. TechCrunch confirmed with the company that 90 individuals are expected to be impacted by the changes. The company’s shares dipped as far as 3% before recovering. In a ...

Aurora can now give the public rides in its self-driving cars

Aurora has been given permission by California regulators to transport passengers in its self-driving vehicles, TechCrunch has learned. The California Public Utilities Commission granted Aurora a permit, which was posted on its website Wednesday, to participate in the state’s Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service pilot. Aurora confirmed the approval. “This permit lets us give rides powered by the ...