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Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone  

Google today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone, a Dutch company that specializes in helping enterprises migrate their legacy workloads from mainframes to public clouds. Cornerstone, which provides very hands-on migration assistance, will form the basis of Google Cloud’s mainframe-to-GCP solutions. This move is very much in line with Google Cloud’s overall enterprise strategy, which […]

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2020-02-19 13:20:45



Europe sets out plan to boost data reuse and regulate 'high risk' AIs  

European Union lawmakers have set out a first bundle of proposals for a new digital strategy for the bloc, one that’s intended to drive digitalization across all industries and sectors — and enable what Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has described as ‘A Europe fit for the Digital Age‘. It could also be summed […]

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2020-02-19 12:04:41



Autonomous yard trucking startup Outrider comes out of stealth with $53 million in funding  

The 400,000 distribution yards located in the U.S. are critical hubs for the supply chain. Now one startup is aiming to make the yard truck — the centerpiece of the distribution yard — more efficient, safer and cleaner, with an autonomous system. Outrider, a Golden, Colo. startup previously known as Azevtec, came out of stealth […]

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2020-02-19 11:33:21



BluBracket scores $6.5M seed to help secure code in distributed environments  

BluBracket, a new security startup from the folks who brought you Vera, came out of stealth today and announced a $6.5 million seed investment. Unusual Ventures led the round with participation by Point72 Ventures, SignalFire and Firebolt Ventures. The company was launched by Ajay Arora and Prakash Linga, who until last year were CEO and […]

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2020-02-19 10:49:57



TikTok introduces parental controls with new 'Family Safety Mode' feature, launching first in UK  

TikTok announced today the introduction of a new set of parental controls, called “Family Safety Mode,” designed to let parents set limits on their teenage children’s use of the TikTok mobile app. The suite of features includes screen-time management controls, limits on direct messages and a restricted mode that limits the appearance of inappropriate content. […]

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2020-02-19 10:40:10



Ordway lands $10M Series A to bridge gap between sales and finance  

Ordway, a Washington, DC startup, is building a platform to deal with all of the stuff that happens after you make sale. It starts with the order and goes all the way to revenue as a one-time payment or recurring subscription. Today the company announced a $10 million Series A. CRV led the round with […]

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2020-02-19 10:32:33



Microsoft Dynamics 365 update is focused on harnessing data  

Microsoft announced a major update to its Dynamics 365 product line today, which correlates to the growing amount of data in the enterprise and how to collect and understand that data to produce better customer experiences. This is, in fact, the goal of all vendors in this space, including Salesforce and Adobe, which are also […]

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2020-02-19 10:30:13



India's Swiggy raises $113M led by Prosus  

Weeks after Zomato acquired Uber's food delivery business in India, its chief local rival is bulking up some ammunition of its own. Swiggy, India's largest food delivery startup, announced on Wednesday it has raised $113 million as part of its Series I financing round. Prosus Ventures, the biggest venture capital for food delivery startups, led […]

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2020-02-19 09:24:08



Fintech VC sets records in Q4 despite early-stage slowdown  

Thanks to a dataset from startup and venture data provider CB Insights, we have a fresh, deep look into the world of startup fintech investment.

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2020-02-19 08:18:45



Tim Draper puts $1M into the Aragon blockchain project to create digital courts  

In the murky world of crypto and blockchain, taking disputes to a traditional court would either land both the plaintiff and the defendant in jail or confuse the court to the point of total befuddlement. You can just imagine the scenario: "What is a DAO?" "It's a decentralized autonomous organization, your honor." "Please speak in […]

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2020-02-19 05:43:31



Level launches a mobile banking app offering 1% cash back on debit purchases, 2.10% APY  

A number of startups are taking on big banks with new apps that offer modern, mobile banking experiences, innovative features and reduced or even zero fees. Entering this now-crowded market is Level, a challenger bank and banking app with advantages like 1% cash back on debit card purchases, 2.1% APY on deposits, early access to […]

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2020-02-19 05:32:31



Tortoise co-founder Dmitry Shevelenko is bringing autonomous scooters to TC Sessions: Mobility  

TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 is gearing up to be a lit event. The one-day event, taking place May 14 in San Jose, has just added Dmitry Shevelenko, co-founder and president of an automatic repositioning startup for micromobility vehicles. Yes, that means we’ll be having autonomous scooters rolling around onstage — #2020. Tortoise, which recently received […]

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2020-02-19 05:17:19



ForgePoint raises a massive new $450M fund for early-stage cybersecurity startups  

ForgePoint Capital has formally announced its new $450 million fund, which it says is the largest fund dedicated to early stage cybersecurity and privacy startups. The fund, the firm’s second — which it aptly named Fund II — will invest in both early stage and a number of other growth-focused companies. The aim is to […]

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2020-02-19 04:39:20



Adobe celebrates Photoshop's 30th anniversary with new desktop and mobile features  

Adobe’s Photoshop celebrates its 30th birthday today. Over that time, the app has pretty much become synonymous with photo editing and there will surely be plenty of retrospectives. But to look ahead, Adobe also today announced a number of updates to both the desktop and mobile Photoshop experiences. The marquee feature here is probably the […]

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2020-02-19 04:13:16



Talking cybersecurity, SaaS and early-stage valuations with ForgePoint Capital  

Earlier today TechCrunch covered the launch of a new, $450 million cybersecurity-focused fund, the second from venture group ForgePoint Capital. The new vehicle, inventively named Fund II, will mostly focus on early-stage companies in the cybersecurity space. The fund’s timing is somewhat unsurprising. As we noted in our earlier coverage, the recent IPOs of Cloudflare […]

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2020-02-19 03:33:16



Online learning marketplace Udemy raises $50M at a $2B valuation from Japanese publisher Benesse  

The internet has, for better or worse, become the default platform for people seeking information, and today one of the companies leveraging that to deliver educational content has raised some funding to fuel its next stage of growth. Udemy, which provides a marketplace offering some 150,000 different online learning courses from business analytics to ukulele […]

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2020-02-19 03:13:33



Coinbase becomes a Visa Principal Member to double down on debit card  

Cryptocurrency company Coinbase has been working with Paysafe to issue the Coinbase Card, a Visa debit card that works with your Coinbase account balance. The company is now a Visa Principal Member, which should help Coinbase rely less on Paysafe and control a bigger chunk of the card payment stack. Coinbase says it is the […]

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2020-02-19 02:46:37



Facebook backs Indian education startup Unacademy  

Unacademy, one of India’s fastest growing education startups, has just received the backing of a major technology giant: Facebook. The social juggernaut has participated in the four-year-old Indian startup's Series E financing round, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. General Atlantic is leading the round, the size of which is about $100 million, the […]

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2020-02-19 01:38:02



Daily Crunch: Blue Apron might sell itself  

Blue Apron considers “strategic alternatives,” Facebook experiments with different News Feed formats and Twitter buys a startup focused on the Stories format. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 19, 2020. 1. Blue Apron is considering selling itself Meal kit company Blue Apron has been struggling for a long time, with its lackluster debut on the […]

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2020-02-19 01:37:04



Google Cloud opens its Seoul region  

Google Cloud today announced that its new Seoul region, its first in Korea, is now open for business. The region, which it first talked about last April, will feature three availability zones and support for virtually all of Google Cloud’s standard service, ranging from Compute Engine to BigQuery, Bigtable and Cloud Spanner. With this, Google […]

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2020-02-19 01:23:50



SentinelOne raises $200M at a $1.1B valuation to expand its AI-based endpoint security platform  

As cybercrime continues to evolve and expand, a startup that is building a business focused on endpoint security has raised a big round of funding. SentinelOne — which provides a machine learning-based solution for monitoring and securing laptops, phones, containerised applications and the many other devices and services connected to a network — has picked up […]

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2020-02-19 01:20:26



Alphabet takes the wind out of its Makani energy kites  

Alphabet today announced that it is calling it quits on its efforts to build and monetize its Makani wind energy kites. Makani, which was founded in 2006, came into Google/Alphabet seven years ago as a Google X project. Last year, the company spun it out of X and made it a standalone Alphabet unit. Now, […]

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2020-02-18 20:56:59



Well, Bill Gates is never going to buy a Tesla now  

Elon Musk is not one to mince words, but he may have just lost a potential customer because of a cutting tweet. That customer is renowned big deal Bill Gates, who sat down recently with YouTuber Marques Brownlee, who joined the platform in 2009 and has amassed more than 10 million viewers. Gates and Brownlee […]

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2020-02-18 19:33:03



Cloud spending said to top $30B in Q4 as Amazon, Microsoft battle for market share  

We all know the cloud infrastructure market is extremely lucrative; analyst firm Canalys reports that the sector reached $30.2 billion in revenue for Q4 2019. Cloud numbers are hard to parse because companies often lump cloud revenue into a single bucket regardless of whether it’s generated by infrastructure or software. What’s interesting about Canalys’s numbers […]

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2020-02-18 19:30:52



Fifth Wall's Brendan Wallace on coronavirus, WeWork and what's shaking up proptech  

Last week, we interviewed Brendan Wallace, a real estate-focused venture capitalist whose portfolio companies include Opendoor, which buys and sell homes, and scooter company Lime, which helps building owners navigate around parking requirements by installing docking stations instead. We first talked with Wallace almost exactly three years ago when he and partner Brad Greiwe took […]

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2020-02-18 15:43:36



Indian police open case against hundreds in Kashmir for using VPN  

Local authorities in India-controlled Kashmir have opened a case against hundreds of people who used virtual private networks (VPNs) to circumvent a social media ban in the disputed Himalayan region in a move that has been denounced by human rights and privacy activists. Tahir Ashraf, who heads the police cyber division in Srinagar, said on […]

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2020-02-18 15:42:27



Pandora's new Apple Watch app lets you leave your iPhone behind  

Support for standalone streaming has come to Pandora’s Apple Watch app. The company today announced the official launch of its new standalone app for Apple Watch that lets you listen to music and podcasts on the go, even without your iPhone. The launch makes Pandora the first major third-party — meaning, first besides Apple Music […]

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2020-02-18 14:31:44



Secret's founder returns with anti-loneliness app Ikaria  

“I don’t feel good about that. That sucks,” Chrys Bader-Wechseler reflects when asked about the bullying that went down on the anonymous app Secret he co-founded in 2013. After $35 million raised, 15 million users and a spectacular flame out two years later, the startup was dead. “Since I left Secret I feel alive and […]

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2020-02-18 14:25:10



Black haircare startup Naza Beauty just raised $1 million from Alexis Ohanian's Initialized Capital  

As we all saw in Oscar-winning short film Hair Love, black hair is beautiful, but it’s also notoriously difficult to manage. One of the first hair memories Naza founder and CEO Natanya Montgomery has is of her mom brushing her hair into three afro puffs on the top of her head. When she was seven, […]

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2020-02-18 13:51:24



New Early Stage speakers to talk fundraising strategies, growth marketing and PR  

TC Early Stage SF goes down on April 28, and we are getting pretty damn excited about it! The show will bring together 50+ experts across startup core competencies, such as fundraising, operations and marketing. We’ll hear from VCs on how to create the perfect pitch deck and how to identify the right investors for […]

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2020-02-18 13:51:20



Egnyte unifies its security and productivity tooling into single platform  

Egnyte announced today it was combining its two main products — Egnyte Protect and Egnyte Connect — into a single platform to help customers manage, govern and secure the data from a single set of tools. Egynte co-founder and CEO Vineet Jain says that this new single platform approach is being driven chiefly by the […]

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2020-02-18 13:51:19



DeFiance: billion-dollar finance, million-dollar hacks, and very little value  

Over the last year or so, much-to-most of the cryptocurrency world has pivoted from the failure of “fat tokens” and ICOs, and the faltering growth of “Layer 2” payments like Lightning and the late Plasma Network, to the new hotness known as “DeFi,” which this week was used to … hack? acquire? steal? It’s pretty […]

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2020-02-18 13:47:13



Twitter acquires Stories template maker Chroma Labs  

Is “Twitter Stories” on the way? Or will we just get tools to send prettier tweets? Well now Twitter has the talent for both as it’s just acquired Chroma Labs. Co-founded by Instagram Boomerang inventor John Barnett, Chroma Labs’ Chroma Stories app let you fill in stylish layout templates and frames for posting collages and […]

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2020-02-18 13:33:02



Walmart reports lower-than-expected Q4 earnings, despite e-commerce sales growth of 35%  

Walmart’s holiday quarter didn’t perform as expected. That’s the big news today from the retailer’s weak Q4 2019 earnings, which saw revenue of $141.67 billion versus the $142.55 expected and adjusted earnings per share of $1.38 versus the $1.44 expected. The company cited a number of factors, including “softer” than anticipated holiday sales in U.S. […]

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2020-02-18 13:14:23



How Spotify ran the largest Google Dataflow job ever for Wrapped 2019  

In early December, Spotify launched its annual personalized Wrapped playlist with its users’ most-streamed sounds of 2019. That has become a bit of a tradition and isn’t necessarily anything new, but for 2019, it also gave users a look back at how they used Spotify over the last decade. Because this was quite a large […]

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2020-02-18 11:55:11



Want podcasts to remain independent? Support independent podcasts  

Full disclosure one: I've hosted a lot of independent podcasts, with varying degrees of success. Full disclosure two: This story is being hosted on a site owned by a corporate media giant. There's even some chance that, by the time it's published, the decision will be made to host it behind a paywall. The fact […]

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2020-02-18 11:25:35



Jaguar Land Rover debuts electric urban mobility concept vehicle with plans for 2021 pilot  

Jaguar Land Rover has introduced a new concept vehicle that cuts a very different figure relative to its usual fare: It’s a four-wheeled electric urban mobility concept called ‘Project Vector’ that looks more like a low-floored airport shuttle train car than a traditional car. This is a look that’s increasingly become popular among automakers designing […]

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2020-02-18 09:58:53



Meet Belvo, a YC-backed startup building a financial API for Latin America  

In the wake of the $5.3 billion sale of banking API provider Plaid to Visa — a deal generally lauded as intelligent for the larger company — fintech became an even hotter part of the venture capital and startup landscape. While companies in the broad fintech and finservices spaces were already attractive bets for private […]

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2020-02-18 09:50:19



Daily Crunch: Apple blames coronavirus for revenue miss  

Apple says the coronavirus outbreak will hurt its manufacturing and sales, Jeff Bezos makes a big commitment to fighting climate change and SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 18, 2020. 1. Apple will miss revenue forecast as coronavirus impacts its manufacturing and sales In a letter to investors, Apple said […]

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2020-02-18 09:43:46



Patreon enters the micro-lending game with Patreon Capital  

Patreon, a platform for creators to earn monetary support from fans, is busting out the checkbook. The startup isn’t playing VC quite yet with newly launched Patreon Capital, but they are hocking non-equity cash advances (loans!) for Patreon customers in need of some extra cash for big creative rollouts. Patreon has already made about a […]

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2020-02-18 09:20:24



Noom competitor OurPath rebrands as Second Nature, raises $10M Series A  

Back in 2018, OurPath emerged as a startup in the U.K. tackling the problem of diabetes. The company helped customers fight the disease, and raised a $3 million round of funding by combining advice from health experts with tracking technology via a smartphone app to help people build healthy habits and lose weight. Now rebranded […]

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2020-02-18 08:27:12



African crowdsolving startup Zindi scales 10,000 data scientists  

Cape Town based startup Zindi has registered 10,000 data-scientists on its platform that uses AI and machine learning to crowdsolve complex problems in Africa. Founded in 2018, the early-stage venture allows companies, NGOs or government institutions to host online competitions around data-oriented challenges. Zindi opens the contests to the African data scientists on its site […]

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2020-02-18 08:18:49



Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B  

Dell Technologies announced today that it was selling legacy security firm RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group. Other investors include Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners. RSA came to Dell when it bought EMC for $67 billion in 2015. EMC bought the company in 2006 […]

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2020-02-18 08:10:46



InVideo raises $2.5M and launches an automated assistant to make your videos better  

Video editing startup InVideo has new funding and a new product. The San Francisco-headquartered company bills itself as the easiest way for anyone to create professional-quality videos, using a drag-and-drop interface, along with a library of templates and stock photos and videos. The resulting videos can then be optimized for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other […]

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2020-02-18 08:09:04



Join the Q&A with top speakers at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI (March 3)  

Over the past four years, TechCrunch has brought together some of the biggest names in robotics — founders, CEOs, VCs and researchers — for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI. The show has provided a unique opportunity to explore the future and present of robotics, AI and the automation technologies that will define our professional and […]

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2020-02-18 07:30:35



Volocopter and Grab to study the feasibility of deploying air taxi services in Southeast Asia  

Air mobility startup Volocopter will be working together with on-demand transportation, food delivery and payments company Grab on a feasibility study around air mobility in Southeast Asia. The joint study is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the two companies that covers exploration of the potential deployment of air taxi services in […]

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2020-02-18 06:57:29



NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is coming to TC Sessions: Space 2020  

This year marks our first-ever TC Sessions: Space event, and what better way to kick things off than with the head of NASA: Administrator Jim Bridenstine will join us onstage on June 25 in LA. NASA has been more open than ever before to working with startups and entrepreneurs, and we’ll hear directly from the […]

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2020-02-18 05:01:08



Why Kepler is building its full-stack satellite business in Canada  

Toronto-based telecommunications startup Kepler Communications surprised many recently when it revealed plans to establish its own satellite assembly and base the operation in its own hometown instead of contracting the work to an existing manufacturer. It might seem a perplexing and unnecessarily costly choice at first, but I spoke to Kepler CEO and co-founder Mina […]

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2020-02-18 04:33:15



SpaceX and a new partner announce space tourism launches on Dragon starting as early as 2021  

SpaceX has a new partner for commercial private astronaut flights aboard its Dragon spacecraft: Space Adventures, a private space tourism company that has already launched private astronauts including Anousheh Ansari, Guy Laliberte and Mark Shuttleworth to space. Space Adventures has worked with seven clients across eight separate missions to the International Space Station (ISS) for […]

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2020-02-18 03:55:57



Blue Apron is considering selling itself  

Meal kit company Blue Apron has long been on the struggle bus — whether it’s been its lackluster debut on the public market, employee lawsuits or layoffs. So, it should come as no surprise that the company is considering selling itself in order to maximize value for shareholders. In addition to a potential sale, Blue Apron […]

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2020-02-18 03:33:27



Facebook prototypes tabbed News Feed with Most Recent & Seen  

Facebook may make it easier to escape its ranking algorithm and explore the News Feed in different formats. Facebook has internally prototyped a tabbed version of the News Feed for mobile that includes the standard Most Relevant feed, the existing Most Recent feed of reverse chronological posts that was previously buried as a sidebar bookmark […]

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2020-02-18 02:55:21



SumUp launches Mastercard-powered 'SumUp Card' for business payments  

SumUp, the London-based fintech company that enables small businesses to take card payments via its device and online, is launching its own pre-paid card in partnership with Mastercard. Dubbed “SumUp Card,” the new offering will enable merchants to gain quicker to access funds collected via SumUp as it will no longer require money to be […]

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2020-02-18 02:48:06



Do trade shows still matter in the age of online business?  

The death of Mobile World Congress 2020 started as a trickle. First, it was an understandably nervous ZTE. As a Chinese company, it was undoubtedly going to receive extra scrutiny — never mind that ZTE's Shenzhen headquarters are a two-hour flight from Wuhan. Soon enough, South Korea's LG backed out, followed by Nvidia and Ericsson. […]

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2020-02-18 02:08:20



Spotify mimics Apple's design with new podcast show page updates  

Spotify’s ongoing investments in the podcast-streaming side of its business helped boost podcast listening on its service by 200% last year. But today, only 16% of Spotify’s monthly listeners are engaging with podcats — a number the company today hopes to nudge higher by redesigning the podcast side of its streaming app. The new layout […]

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2020-02-18 02:06:04



Atomico raises new $820M fund to back 'mission-driven' European founders at Series A and beyond  

Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skype's Niklas Zennström, has announced that it has closed its fifth fund — “Atomico V” — giving it another $820 million to invest in European startups. The London-headquartered VC firm’s previous fund closed at $765 million, so this is an increase over three years ago. However, the […]

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2020-02-18 01:58:43



Kickstarter workers vote to unionize  

Kickstarter today announced that its staff has decided to unionize. The move reflects a broader movement for worker representation among tech employees. The site joins a growing list of companies whose staff and/or contractors have expressed public interest in unionizing, including Spin, Instacart and Pittsburgh-based Google technical workers, along with media outlets like BuzzFeed and […]

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2020-02-18 01:24:46



Tracking China's astounding venture capital slowdown  

Let's explore China's Q4 2019 venture capital results and pull in fresh data from 2020 to get a handle on what's happening in the country today.

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2020-02-18 01:21:37



Elon Musk says all advanced AI development should be regulated, including at Tesla  

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is once again sounding a warning note regarding the development of artificial intelligence. The executive and founder tweeted on Monday evening that “all org[anizations] developing advance AI should be regulated, including Tesla.” Musk was responding to a new MIT Technology Review profile of OpenAI, an organization founded in 2015 […]

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2020-02-18 01:18:23



Ring slightly overhauls security and privacy, but it's still not enough  

Security camera maker Ring is updating its service to improve account security and give more control when it comes to privacy. Once again, this is yet another update that makes the overall experience slightly better but the Amazon-owned company is still not doing enough to protect its users. First, Ring is reversing its stance when […]

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2020-02-18 01:15:08



Aisera, an AI tool to help with customer service and internal operations, exits stealth with $50M  

Robotic process automation — the ability to automate certain repetitive software-based tasks to free up people to focus on work that computers cannot do — has become a major growth area in the world of IT. Today, a startup called Aisera is coming out of stealth that has taken this idea and supercharged it, by […]

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2020-02-18 01:09:30



Gojek reportedly buys 4.3% stake in Indonesian taxi company Blue Bird  

Gojek has paid $30 million to take a minority stake in Blue Bird, one of the largest taxi operators in Indonesia, according to Bloomberg, which first reported that the deal was in progress last month. Gojek's stake in Blue Bird is worth $30 million. The taxi operator’s holding company disclosed in a regulatory filing earlier […]

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2020-02-18 01:06:55



TubeMogul, Uber alums launch Arize AI for AI observability  

A new startup called Arize AI is building what it calls a real-time analytics platform for “observability” in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company is led by CEO Jason Lopatecki, who has also served as chief strategy officer and chief innovation officer at TubeMogul, the video ad company acquired by Adobe. TubeMogul’s co-founder and […]

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2020-02-18 01:01:52



The Station: Lucid Motors spy shot and the birth of an AV startup  

It was a drama-filled week with a hearing on the hill in DC about autonomous vehicle legislation, Uber tipped its hat to the past, EV startup Lucid started to lift the veil on its Air vehicle and more.

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2020-02-17 21:38:18



Apple will miss revenue forecast as coronavirus impacts its manufacturing and sales  

Today Apple announced that its prior financial forecast, provided during its January earnings cycle, is no longer valid. In a letter to investors today, the technology giant said that it “do[es] not expect to meet the revenue guidance we provided for the March quarter” due to impacts stemming from the coronavirus that has shuttered large […]

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2020-02-17 15:42:28



Startup buys startup: PullRequest snags remote developer hiring platform Moonlight  

PullRequest, a startup that provides code review as a service, announced today that it was buying Moonlight, an early-stage startup that has built an online platform for hiring remote developers. The companies did not share the terms. Lyal Avery, founder and CEO at PullRequest, says he bought this company to expand his range of services. […]

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2020-02-17 13:35:04



MotoRefi raises $8.6 million to bring its auto refinancing platform to the masses  

Americans are saddled with $1.2 trillion in auto loans, according to data collected by the Federal Reserve. And while that debt can be refinanced, even U.S. car owners who know it’s an option face a complicated task. MotoRefi, a new fintech startup that was born out of QED Investors in 2017, says it has developed […]

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2020-02-17 13:18:39



So much for pessimism  

After WeWork exploded there was — at least supposedly — a change in sentiment among investors and founders alike. Gone were the days of easy nine-figure rounds, expensive growth, negative unit economics and the rest of the excess that Startupland has enjoyed over the past half-decade. Inside this purported sentiment shift, I presumed, was a […]

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2020-02-17 13:05:35



Max Q: SpaceX gets ready for first human flight  

This week turned out to be a surprisingly busy one in space news - kicked off by the Trump administration's FY 2021 budget proposal, which was generous to U.S. space efforts both in science and in defense.

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2020-02-17 12:58:16



Facebook asks for a moat of regulations it already meets  

It’s suspiciously convenient that Facebook already fulfills most of the regulatory requirements it’s asking governments to lay on the rest of the tech industry. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Brussels lobbying the European Union’s regulators as they form new laws to govern artificial intelligence, content moderation and more. But if they follow Facebook’s suggestions, […]

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2020-02-17 12:56:02



Jeff Bezos announced a $10 billion fund to fight climate change  

Jeff Bezos (one of the world’s richest men) announced on one of the world’s largest social media platforms (Instagram) that he’s creating a $10 billion fund to combat climate change. In a post on Monday morning Bezos announced that the Bezos Earth Fund will finance “scientists, activists, NGOs — any effort that offers a real […]

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2020-02-17 12:52:48



Daily Crunch: HQ Trivia is dead  

A once-mighty trivia app says goodbye, we try out Samsung's new foldable phone and Google shuts down its free Wi-Fi program in India. Not even Presidents' Day can stop your Daily Crunch.

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2020-02-17 12:33:11



Voodoo Games thrives by upending conventional product design  

Design-driven "luxury UI/UX" will continue to power the success of many startups, but it's not the only way to build a great business.

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2020-02-17 10:46:29



Watch SpaceX attempt a rocket reusability record with another Starlink launch live  

SpaceX is launching another batch of 60 Starlink satellites to join its existing constellation, which will bring the total to 300 and be the third Starlink launch this year. The launch will also be a potentially record-setting demonstration of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 reusability, with the shortest turnaround time for a Falcon 9 first-stage between its […]

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2020-02-17 08:35:16



Google confirms it again removed alleged spying tool ToTok from Google Play  

In December, The New York Times reported a popular messaging app called ToTok was actually a spying tool used by the government of the United Arab Emirates to track users’ conversations, location and social connections. The app was removed from the Google Play store in December, while Google investigated, then reinstated in early January. Google […]

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2020-02-17 08:26:04



Beijing Auto Show postponed due to coronavirus  

China’s annual auto show in Beijing has been postponed because of novel coronavirus, as the number of cases of people infected surpass 71,000. The Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which was scheduled to begin April 21, is the latest high-profile event that has been either cancelled or postponed over concerns of coronavirus. A new date will […]

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2020-02-17 08:06:22



GGV Capital says mom-and-pop shops can boost e-commerce in emerging markets  

Despite the rapid growth of e-commerce in India, Southeast Asia and other emerging markets, the vast majority of retail transactions there still happen offline in small stores that also serve as neighborhood hubs. The central role these stores play in their communities led GGV Capital to develop what the firm refers to as its mom-and-pop […]

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2020-02-17 07:32:43



Facebook pushes EU for dilute and fuzzy internet content rules  

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is in Europe this week — attending a security conference in Germany over the weekend, where he spoke about the kind of regulation he’d like applied to his platform, ahead of a slate of planned meetings with digital heavyweights at the European Commission. "I do think that there should be regulation […]

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2020-02-17 05:54:24



Rippling starts billboard battle with Gusto  

Remember when Zenefits imploded, and kicked out CEO Parker Conrad. Well, Conrad launched a new employee onboarding startup called Rippling, and now he’s going after another HR company called Gusto with a new billboard, “Outgrowing Gusto? Presto change-o.” The problem is, Gusto got it taken down by issuing a cease & desist order to Rippling […]

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2020-02-17 05:35:22



Redbox enters the free, ad-supported streaming market  

Redbox has entered the ad-supported streaming market with the launch of Redbox Free Live TV. The company, best known for its DVD rental kiosks, has been dabbling with streaming for years as consumer demand for DVD rentals has simultaneously declined. But despite its name, Redbox’s new streaming service isn’t offering “live TV” similar to what […]

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2020-02-17 05:35:16



SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites but misses booster landing  

SpaceX has launched a batch of 60 Starlink satellites to orbit, marking its fifth overall launch of a group of 60 of the small spacecraft and its third this year alone. This launch brings the total constellation to 300 satellites for Starlink on orbit, extending SpaceX’s lead as the largest commercial satellite operator in the […]

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2020-02-17 04:06:41



Images of TCL's slide-out display smartphone surface in wake of MWC cancellation  

This morning brought a look at some of what we're missing at this year's Mobile World Congress. The show may have been called off on account of coronavirus concerns, but the news goes on. We knew that TCL was planning to show off a number of "alternative" smartphone form factors, and one just showed up […]

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2020-02-17 03:49:29



Boston's year jump starts as two local startups raise $520M in two rounds  

Late last week two Boston-based companies raised big rounds. The size of the two investments — each over the $100 million mark — and their rapid succession made them stand out.

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2020-02-17 02:56:24



Leveraging TikTok for growth  

The most critical part of posting to TikTok is your authority ranking, which is: "how much of an influencer are you?"

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2020-02-17 02:52:08



Google ends its free Wi-Fi program Station  

Google said on Monday that it is winding down its Station program, through which it rolled out free Wi-Fi in more than 400 railway stations in India and in several other public places around the globe. Caesar Sengupta, VP of Payments and Next Billion Users at Google, said the program, launched in 2015, helped millions […]

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2020-02-17 02:47:57



Smart speaker sales reached new record of 146.9M in 2019, up 70% from 2018  

Global smart speaker sales hit a record high last year with shipments of 146.9 million units, up 70% over 2018, according to a recent report on the state of the smart speaker market from Strategy Analytics. Though Amazon still leads in the U.S. by a wide margin, its portion of the worldwide market is now […]

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2020-02-17 02:38:47



Oyo's revenue surged in FY19, but loss widened, too  

Budget-lodging startup Oyo on Monday reported a loss of $335 million on $951 million revenue globally for the financial year ending March 31, 2019, and pledged to cut down on its spending as the India-headquartered firm grows cautious about its aggressive expansion. The six-year-old startup’s growing revenue, up from $211 million in financial year ending […]

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2020-02-17 02:03:03



Equity Monday: Oyo's losses, global growth concerns, and four early-stage rounds  

Turning to the news, global growth concerns stemming from the coronavirus outbreak are starting to come true, with Singapore changing its own forecasts. Singapore now expects either slower growth, or negative expansion in 2020. That's bad news.

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2020-02-17 01:41:24



How TikTok decides who to make famous  

The word "algorithm" has worked its way into the vernacular of non-nerds talking about their Facebook feeds or why their Insta post isn't doing well.

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2020-02-17 01:03:07



Original Content podcast: 'Mythic Quest' is a likable comedy with a single standout episode  

There’s plenty to like about “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet,” a new series on Apple TV+ — its sympathetic-but-critical portrayal of the video game industry, its goofy-but-likable characters and a couple of big surprises that come at the end of the season. But what really stood out to us — as we discuss on the latest […]

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2020-02-16 11:57:14



With the development of generalized AI, what's the meaning of a person?  

For the next installment of the informal TechCrunch book club, we are reading the fourth story in Ted Chiang's Exhalation. The goal of this book club is to expand our minds to new worlds, ideas, and vistas, and The Lifecycle of Software Objects doesn't disappoint. Centered in a future world where virtual worlds and generalized […]

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2020-02-16 06:42:42



Is tech socialism really on the rise?  

Ultimately, it's a question of human dignity. To what degree are people given the opportunity to realize their potential, to create themselves?

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2020-02-16 01:11:42



Startups Weekly: A pre-IPO list of unicorn companies that also generate lots of revenue(!)  

[Editor's note: Want to get this weekly review of news that startups can use by email? Just subscribe here.]  My colleague Alex Wilhelm has been researching the companies that are both getting impressive valuations and also generating annual recurring revenues of around $100 million on more. These are the sorts of companies that any savvy […]

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2020-02-15 11:36:34



'Capitalism generates a lot of wealth depending on the situation'  

When you think about how a technology is designed, whether in Facebook or, let's say, with industrial automation robots, engineers are not talking to the workers for obvious reasons.

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2020-02-15 08:33:09



Can we debate free will versus destiny in four pages?  

The informal TechCrunch book club (which is now a whole week off schedule thanks to the news cycle — let's see if we can catch up here shortly!) is now venturing into the very, very short story What's Expected of Us, the third piece in Ted Chiang's Exhalation collection. If you're one of those people […]

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2020-02-15 06:55:46



Silicon Valley Community Foundation challenges donors to address local problems  

I've always thought and believed that you need the public sector and then you need the risk capital that taxpayer money shouldn't be going to.

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2020-02-15 05:41:26



This Week in Apps: YouTube TV cancels Apple's rev share, more bad news for mobile voting, WhatsApp hits 2B users  

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App […]

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2020-02-15 03:11:36



The drunken HQ Trivia finale before it shut down was insane  

“Not gonna lie. This f*cking sucks. This is the last HQ ever” yelled host Matt Richards . And it just got crazier from there.The farewell game of HQ Trivia before it shut down last night was a beautiful disaster. The hosts cursed, sprayed champagne, threatened to defecate on the homes of trolls in the chat […]

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2020-02-15 02:52:59



General Catalyst leads $6 million investment in team productivity startup Range  

In case you haven’t heard, VCs are loving on workplace software as of late, and productivity tools that help teams collaborate seem to be a particular frothy area of investment. A smattering of top VC firms and angels, including General Catalyst, First Round Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Biz Stone and Ellen Pao, are throwing their confidence […]

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2020-02-14 21:38:14



Vodafone Idea shares tumble 23% after India orders it to pay billions in dues  

Shares of Vodafone Idea fell by more than 23% on Friday after India's apex court ordered the country's second-largest telecom operator and Airtel, the third-largest telecom network, to arrange and pay billions of dollars in dues in a month. In a strongly worded judgement, the Supreme Court rejected telecom networks' application to defer paying historic […]

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2020-02-14 20:31:53



Class action suit against Clearview AI cites Illinois law that cost Facebook $550M  

Just two weeks ago Facebook settled a lawsuit alleging violations of privacy laws in Illinois for the considerable sum of $550 million. Now controversial startup Clearview AI, which has gleefully admitted to scraping and analyzing the data of millions, is the target of a new lawsuit citing similar violations.

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2020-02-14 19:43:57






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