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Monzo, the UK challenger bank, raises £113M Series F led by YC's Continuity fund at a £2B post-money valuation


Monzo, the fast-growing U.K.-based challenger bank with more than two million account holders, has raised £113 million (~$144m) in additional funding. Confirming TechCrunch’s scoop in April, the Series F round is led by Y Combinator’s “Continuity” growth fund, and gives the …

By Steve O'Hear

At last, a camera app that automatically removes all people from your photos


As a misanthrope living in a vibrant city, I'm never short of things to complain about. And in particular the problem of people crowding into my photos, whatever I happen to shoot, is a persistent one. That won't be an issue any more with Bye Bye Camera, an app that simply removes any humans from p…

By Devin Coldewey

Drone Racing League is raising $50 million


The enterprise drone space has been heating up over the past couple years, but a startup in the entertainment drone space is raising the big cash now. The Drone Racing League is in the process of raising up to $50 million from investors in a Series C round according to SEC docs published today. The…

By Lucas Matney

Apple says Spotify exaggerated how much 'App Store tax' it pays


In March, Spotify filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission over the so-called “Apple tax” and claims of restrictive rules regarding the App Store. In the time since, Apple has responded with the launch of a website that takes aim at the anti-trust, anti-competitive c…

By Sarah Perez

This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flaws


Wind turbines are a great source of clean power, but their apparent simplicity — just a big thing that spins — belie complex systems that wear down like any other, and can fail with disastrous consequences. Sandia National Labs researchers have created a robot that can inspect the enormous blades o…

By Devin Coldewey

WordPress management site WP Engine acquires Flywheel as it moves to a $1B valuation and IPO


WordPress now accounts for 34 percent of all websites globally, and today one of the key companies that helps handle the creation and management of some of those WP-hosted sites is getting a little bigger through some consolidation in the wider ecosystem. WP Engine, which works with businesses to b…

By Ingrid Lunden

Reminder: Meet TechCrunch in NYC tomorrow


And we’re back! TechCrunch is returning to NYC for a Meet and Greet tomorrow at The Yard in Herald Square. It’s been a couple years since we’ve held an event in NYC and we’ve missed it. Join Managing Editor Jordan Crook, Battlefield Host and Senior Writer Anthony Ha, Head of…

By Neesha A. Tambe, Anthony Ha

Daily Crunch: Details on the new Raspberry Pi


The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveils the Raspberry Pi 4 While the Raspberry Pi first started a…

By Anthony Ha

iOS 13 brings many much needed quality-of-life improvements


In developer lingo, quality-of-life updates are all about refining things that already work. Thanks to these incremental improvements, it should make the end user experience much more enjoyable. And with iOS 13, it feels like Apple’s main focus is on this concept. Dark Mode is basically the only ne…

By Romain Dillet

Apple just released the first iOS and iPadOS 13 beta to everyone


This is your opportunity to get a glimpse of the future of iOS — and iPadOS. Apple just released the first public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, the next major version of the operating systems for the iPhone and iPad. Unlike developer betas, everyone can download those betas without a $99 developer …

By Romain Dillet