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Daily Archives: September 13, 2021

Intuit confirms $12B deal to buy Mailchimp

This afternoon Intuit confirmed persistent rumors that it was in the process of buying Mailchimp, detailing a $12 billion transaction that will bring the well-known email infra company to its corporate remit. Intuit is not a well-known player in the email marketing space. The company is instead best known for …

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Amazon releases a Kindle software redesign to make navigation easier

Yeah, yeah, you don’t need to charge a real book or update a book’s software. But now, our trusty Kindles remind us that they’re actually Wi-Fi connected, electronic devices capable of change as Amazon unveils a rare, significant design upgrade for the first time in years. To simplify navigation, the new look …

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The Equity crew riffs on the Intuit-Mailchimp news

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We are back! From this morning, I suppose. But the news cycle doesn’t wait for our publishing schedule, so the Equity crew got together to yammer all about the Intuit-Mailchimp acquisition. A $12 billion …

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Microsoft’s new Xbox controller firmware lets you quickly switch between paired devices

A new Xbox controller update is coming soon

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Mozilla has defeated Microsoft’s default browser protections in Windows

It’s easier to switch to Firefox as default now

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What to expect from Microsoft’s Surface event

A new Surface Pro and a redesigned Surface Book are on the way

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How Colossal sold investors on a quest to resurrect a woolly mammoth

There are a growing number of companies interested in CRISPR’s potential to upend medicine. It’s probably safe to say there’s only one company interested in using the gene-editing system to create a living, breathing woolly mammoth. Or, at least, something pretty close to it.  That’s the primary mission of a …

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