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The Most Curated News in the World of Innovation & Digital Technology

Mark Zagorski Named CEO Of DoubleVerify To Lead Its CTV Charge
Mark Zagorski Named CEO Of DoubleVerify To Lead Its CTV Charge

- 1 hour ago
Ad tech vet Mark Zagorski will be the new CEO of ad verification company DoubleVerify starting July 21, the company said Thursday. Zagorski and DoubleVerify declined to comment. The CEO position at DoubleVerify opened up in early March, when its previous lead…...

Zetwerk, an Indian B2B marketplace for manufacturing items, raises $21 million
Zetwerk, an Indian B2B marketplace for manufacturing items, raises $21 million

- 7 hours ago
Zetwerk, an Indian business-to-business marketplace for manufacturing items, has raised $21 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its operations in the nation and help local businesses find customers overseas. San Francisco-based investment fi…...

India's Chinese app ban seen jolting $1 billion expansion of ByteDance
India's Chinese app ban seen jolting $1 billion expansion of ByteDance

Reuters India - 2 days ago
An Indian ban on dozens of Chinese apps following a border clash between the two nations has possibly derailed a $1 billion India expansion plan of China's ByteDance, while also sparking an uproar from users of its popular TikTok video app....

Facebook shuts down TikTok rival Lasso
Facebook shuts down TikTok rival Lasso

- 4 hours ago
The US tech firm has begun rolling out a similar feature on Instagram instead...

TuSimple kicks off plan for a nationwide self-driving truck network with partners UPS, Xpress and McLane
TuSimple kicks off plan for a nationwide self-driving truck network with partners UPS, Xpress and McLane

- 15 hours ago
Self-driving trucks startup TuSimple laid out a plan Wednesday to create a mapped network of shipping routes and terminals designed for autonomous trucking operations that will extend across the United States by 2024. UPS, which owns a minority stake in TuSim…...

U.S. House Committee Wants Tim Cook to Testify in App Store Antitrust Probe in July
U.S. House Committee Wants Tim Cook to Testify in App Store Antitrust Probe in July

- 3 weeks ago
As part of an ongoing probe of competition in digital markets that involves Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee this week sent a letter to each company demanding to know whether their CEOs will testify in hearings set to ta…...

NASA pays out $51 million to small businesses with big ideas
NASA pays out $51 million to small businesses with big ideas

- 2 days ago
NASA has announced its latest batch of small business grants, providing more than 300 businesses a total of $51 million in crucial early-stage funding. These “phase I” projects receive up to $125,000 to help bring new technologies to market. The Small Busines…...

Lyft's self-driving test vehicles are back on public roads in California
Lyft's self-driving test vehicles are back on public roads in California

- 2 days ago
Lyft's self-driving vehicle division has restarted testing on public roads in California, several months after pausing operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Lyft’s Level 5 program said Tuesday some of its autonomous vehicles are back on the road in Palo Alto…...

Elementary Robotics is making its quality assurance robots commercially available
Elementary Robotics is making its quality assurance robots commercially available

- 2 days ago
Two years and over $17 million after it first began working on its robots for quality assurance, the Los Angeles-based Elementary Robotics has finally made its products commercially available. The company already boasts a few very large initial customers in t…...

Apple device management company Jamf files S-1 as it prepares to go public
Apple device management company Jamf files S-1 as it prepares to go public

- 2 days ago
Jamf, the Apple device management company, filed to go public today. Jamf might not be a household name, but the Minnesota company has been around since 2002 helping companies manage their Apple equipment. In the early days, that was Apple computers. Later it…...

Fauna raises an additional $27M to turn databases into a simple API call
Fauna raises an additional $27M to turn databases into a simple API call

- 1 day ago
Databases have always been a complex part of the equation for developers requiring a delicate balance to manage inside the application, but Fauna wants to make adding a database a simple API call, and today it announced $27 million in new funding. The round, …...

Sophia Bendz is leaving Atomico to join Berlin-based seed firm Cherry Ventures
Sophia Bendz is leaving Atomico to join Berlin-based seed firm Cherry Ventures

- 1 day ago
More personnel changes in European early-stage VC, this time it’s the latest career move of former Spotify global director of marketing Sophia Bendz, who is leaving Atomico to join Berlin’s Cherry Ventures. TechCrunch understands that the full Atomico staff a…...

Cendana Capital, which has been backing seed funds for a decade, has $278 million more to invest
Cendana Capital, which has been backing seed funds for a decade, has $278 million more to invest

- 2 days ago
When in 2010, former VC Michael Kim set out to raise a fund that he would invest in a spate of micro VC managers, the investors to which he turned didn’t get it. Why pay Kim and his firm, Cendana Capital,  a management fee on top of the management fees that t…...

The Mom Project raises $25M for its job site aimed at women returning to work
The Mom Project raises $25M for its job site aimed at women returning to work

- 1 day ago
Women have long had the short end of the stick when it comes to employment, regularly finding themselves struggling to break through the glass ceiling for promotions and on average getting paid less than their male counterparts. That situation often gets comp…...

WeWork sells Flatiron School to Carrick Capital Partners
WeWork sells Flatiron School to Carrick Capital Partners

- 2 days ago
WeWork, the once $47 billion company that was on the brink of a public offering, has been divesting a great number of its assets as it looks to right the course since releasing its S-1, which exposed its expanding costs, among other things, and sent its valua…...

Facebook will prioritize original reporting in its News Feed
Facebook will prioritize original reporting in its News Feed

- 2 days ago
In an effort to prioritize original reporting, Facebook is updating the way it ranks news stories in its News Feed. Beginning today, Facebook will use AI to analyze groups of articles on a given topic and prioritize the ones cited most often as the original s…...

Lululemon set to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M
Lululemon set to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M

- 3 days ago
Lululemon today announced plans to acquire home exercise startup Mirror, for $500 million. The fitness apparel company noted its plans by way of a press release, noting that it hopes to close the sale by the end of the second fiscal quarter of this year. The …...

Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social coviewing experience included with Prime
Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social coviewing experience included with Prime

- 3 days ago
Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a coviewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content…...

Capital raises $9M for its AI-based 'capital as a service' funding platform for startups
Capital raises $9M for its AI-based 'capital as a service' funding platform for startups

- 2 days ago
In 2019, in the US alone, more than 10,000 startups raised more than $133 billion in venture funding, with a large proportion of that equity investments. Today, a company building a platform to help startups consider alternative routes to financing -- specifi…...

Upsolver announces $13M Series A to ease management of cloud data lakes
Upsolver announces $13M Series A to ease management of cloud data lakes

- 2 days ago
There’s a lot of complexity around managing data lakes in the cloud that often requires expensive engineering expertise. Upsolver, an early stage startup, wants to simplify all of that, so that a database administrator could handle it. Today the startup annou…...

Hunters raises $15M Series A for its threat-hunting platform
Hunters raises $15M Series A for its threat-hunting platform

- 2 days ago
Hunters, a Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup that helps enterprises defend themselves from intruders and analyze attacks, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round from Microsoft’s M12 and U.S. Venture Partners. Seed investors…...

With DOJ charges, disgraced Mike Rothenberg could now be facing serious jail time
With DOJ charges, disgraced Mike Rothenberg could now be facing serious jail time

- 3 days ago
While many in Silicon Valley might prefer to forget investor Mike Rothenberg roughly four years after his young venture firm began to implode, his story is still being written, and the latest chapter doesn't bode well for the 36-year-old. While Rothenberg ear…...

Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital
Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital

- 6 days ago
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital, the investment firm he co-founded in 2011 with Garry Tan, as first reported Axios and confirmed by TechCrunch. The move comes weeks after Ohanian publicly stepped down from the Reddit board of d…...

TuSimple seeking $250 million in new funding to scale self-driving trucks
TuSimple seeking $250 million in new funding to scale self-driving trucks

- 6 days ago
TuSimple, the self-driving truck startup backed by Sina, Nvidia, UPS and Tier 1 supplier Mando Corporation, is headed back into the marketplace in search of new capital from investors. The company has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to help it raise $250…...

Uptycs lands $30M Series B to keep building security analytics platform
Uptycs lands $30M Series B to keep building security analytics platform

- 2 weeks ago
Every company today is struggling to deal with security and understanding what is happening on their systems. This is even more pronounced as companies have had to move their employees to work from home. Uptycs, a Boston-area security analytics startup, annou…...

Playbook, a creator platform focused on fitness, raises $3 million in seed
Playbook, a creator platform focused on fitness, raises $3 million in seed

- 2 weeks ago
Playbook, aiming to be the Patreon of fitness content, announced the close of a $3 million seed round from several notable angels today. The investor roster includes Giphy founder Alex Chung, StyleSeat founder Melody McCloskey, EventBrite cofounder Renaud Vis…...

Daily Crunch: Facebook will let you turn off political ads
Daily Crunch: Facebook will let you turn off political ads

- 2 weeks ago
Facebook adds a personal off switch for political ads, T-Mobile lays off hundreds of Sprint employees and a content management platform raises $80 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 17, 2020. 1. Facebook adds option for US users to turn off political …...

Loodse becomes Kubermatic and open sources Kubernetes automation platform
Loodse becomes Kubermatic and open sources Kubernetes automation platform

- 2 weeks ago
Loodse, a German Kubernetes automation platform, announced today that it was rebranding as Kubermatic. While it was at it, the company also announced that it was open sourcing its Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform as open source under the Apache 2.0 License. Co-…...

Daily Crunch: Facebook will let you turn off political ads
Daily Crunch: Facebook will let you turn off political ads

- 2 weeks ago
Facebook adds a personal off switch for political ads, T-Mobile lays off hundreds of Sprint employees and a content management platform raises $80 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 17, 2020. 1. Facebook adds option for US users to turn off political …...

San Francisco DA sues DoorDash for classifying delivery workers as independent contractors
San Francisco DA sues DoorDash for classifying delivery workers as independent contractors

- 2 weeks ago
DoorDash is facing a lawsuit from San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin for “illegally misclassifying employees as independent contractors,” Boudin tweeted today. In the complaint, Boudin argues DoorDash misclassified its workers and in doing so, engag…...

Oracle misses revenue estimates on virus-led order delays
Oracle misses revenue estimates on virus-led order delays

- 2 weeks ago
Hospitality, retail and transportation clients postpone purchases....

Codat raises $10 million to aggregate all financial data from small businesses
Codat raises $10 million to aggregate all financial data from small businesses

- 3 weeks ago
London-based startup Codat has raised a $10 million funding round from Index Ventures. If you’ve ever tried to apply for a loan for your small business or filled out an application for an insurance product, you know it can be a long and painful process. Codat…...

Uber appoints Pradeep Parameswaran as new head of its Asia Pacific business
Uber appoints Pradeep Parameswaran as new head of its Asia Pacific business

- 3 weeks ago
Uber has appointed Pradeep Parameswaran, who oversaw the ride-hailing giant’s business in India and South Asia for two years, as the regional general manager of its Asia Pacific region operations. Parameswaran, who starts his new role next week, will be taske…...

Grubhub Is Being Bought by Europe's Largest Food Delivery Service
Grubhub Is Being Bought by Europe's Largest Food Delivery Service

- 3 weeks ago
Following the cycle of stories of Uber’s plans to buy Grubhub—a potential move that reportedly rankled U.S. senators and investors alike—it looks like the multibillion-dollar food delivery company has found a new buyer: Just Eat Takeaway, a food-delivery serv…...

How tech companies are fighting antitrust efforts with front groups
How tech companies are fighting antitrust efforts with front groups

- 3 weeks ago
Advocacy organizations with unassuming names are pushing polls and ghostwriting op-eds...

Samsung: Court rejects Lee Jae-yong arrest warrant request
Samsung: Court rejects Lee Jae-yong arrest warrant request

BBC News - 3 weeks ago

  1. Samsung: Court rejects Lee Jae-yong arrest warrant request  BBC News
  2. Samsung leader appears in court, waits to hear if he'll be jailed again  Reuters
  3. Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong attends court hearing for arrest warrant review over 20…...

Apple Wins Patent for Socially Distant Group Selfies
Apple Wins Patent for Socially Distant Group Selfies

- 4 weeks ago
It can be difficult to return to business as usual during America’s first phase of reopening with federal social distancing recommendations still in effect. But a new patent from Apple gives us a glimpse into how one bit of normalcy—group selfies—might work e…...

Instagram just threw users of its embedding API under the bus
Instagram just threw users of its embedding API under the bus

- 4 weeks ago
People may need to get permission before embedding someone else's Instagram photo....

Daily Crunch: E-commerce sales surge
Daily Crunch: E-commerce sales surge

- 3 weeks ago
eMarketer tries to quantify the rise of e-commerce, Reddit’s co-founder steps down from the board and SpaceX focuses on its next-generation spacecraft. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 8, 2020. 1. US e-commerce sales to jump 18% in 2020, but not enough to of…...

India’s Reliance Jio Platforms to sell $750 million stake to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
India’s Reliance Jio Platforms to sell $750 million stake to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

- 4 weeks ago
Mukesh Ambani has courted the seventh major investor for his telecommunications business in just as many weeks. On Sunday, Reliance Jio Platforms said it will sell a stake of 1.16% for $750 million to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), continuing its eye-…...

Google suspends Indian ‘Remove China Apps’ from the Play Store
Google suspends Indian ‘Remove China Apps’ from the Play Store

- 4 weeks ago
The app was found to violate the Play Store's Deceptive Behavior Policy. What you need to know Remove China Apps, which was the top trending app in India recently, has been removed from the Play Store. Since late May, the app was downloaded over 5 millio…...

Daily Crunch: Zoom reports spectacular growth
Daily Crunch: Zoom reports spectacular growth

- 4 weeks ago
Zoom’s latest earnings report was even better than expected, SoftBank announces a new fund to invest in founders of color and Google pulls a trending app that targets apps from China. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 3, 2020. 1. Remote work helps Zoom grow 1…...

Workforce training app developer Poka adds strategic investor Schneider Electric
Workforce training app developer Poka adds strategic investor Schneider Electric

- 4 weeks ago
Poka, a workforce training app and software service for industrial companies, has added SE Ventures, the venture capital arm of the European energy and automation conglomerate Schneider Electric to its roster of backers. The company has raised over $23 millio…...

Facebook strikes global licensing deal with Indian music label Saregama
Facebook strikes global licensing deal with Indian music label Saregama

- 4 weeks ago
Facebook said on Wednesday it has entered into a global deal with Saregama, one of India’s oldest music labels, to license its music for video and other social experiences across its marquee and Instagram services. This partnership, which comes weeks after Sw…...

C4 Ventures raises $88M fund for for post-Series A startups, in a post-COVID19 world
C4 Ventures raises $88M fund for for post-Series A startups, in a post-COVID19 world

- 4 weeks ago
C4 Ventures, the Paris -based VC, has raised a new €80 million ($88 million) “Fund II". The fund was founded by Pascal Cagni, a former Europe boss of Apple, and includes cofounder Raph Crouan, another Apple alumni previously with Techstars and Hardware Club. …...

Lili, which is building banking products for freelance workers, raises $10M seed funding led by Group 11 (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)
Lili, which is building banking products for freelance workers, raises $10M seed funding led by Group 11 (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

- 4 weeks ago
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Lili, which is building banking products for freelance workers, raises $10M seed funding led by Group 11  —  Lili, a startup building banking products to meet the needs of freelance workers, is announcing that it has raised $10 millio…...

Tembici raises $47M Series B to expand its fleet of electric bikes
Tembici raises $47M Series B to expand its fleet of electric bikes

- 4 weeks ago
Tembici, which says it owns 80% of the market share in Latin America’s micromobility space, now has $47 million more in capital to double down on its docked ebike offering.  The Series B round was led by Valor Capital and Redpoint eventures. The International…...

Going Linux #393 · Listener Feedback

- 2 weeks ago
Bill resists distrohopping, Robert is happy with Mint, Jeremy comes back, and we get advice on ThinkPad, reasons to leave Windows advice on office suites, and much muck more! Episode 393 Time Stamps 00.00 Going Linux #393 · Listener Feedback 00:53 Distroh…...

What Music’s Tech Companies Are Doing on Blackout Tuesday
What Music’s Tech Companies Are Doing on Blackout Tuesday

- 4 weeks ago
Apple Music, Spotify, TikTok, and SiriusXM have pledged varied actions on Blackout Tuesday, the music industry's grassroots day of protest...

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