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TechCrunch is an American online publisher focusing on the tech industry. News May 10, 2021, Monday
4 lessons I learned about getting into Y Combinator (after 13 applications) | TechCrunch
Going through Y Combinator's rigorous vetting gives founders a sense-check of what they’re missing, and who they're missing. Take it from someone who applied to the program 13 times before getting in.
cover Tech Mar 10, 2021, Wednesday
Facebook challenges FTC’s antitrust case with Big Tech’s tattered playbook | TechCrunch
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cover Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Tech leaders speak out about platforms’ roles in US Capitol riots – TechCrunch
After pro-Trump extremists violently stormed the U.S. Capitol, a number of tech executives and industry leaders are calling on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to more aggressively curb the president’s messages amplifying and endorsing violence. News Dec 16, 2020, Wednesday
Major U.S. news publishers join the Coalition for App Fairness advocacy group to fight the ‘Apple tax’ – TechCrunch
The publisher trade association now joining CAF is Digital Content Next, a representative for the AP, The New York Times, NPR, ESPN, Vox, The Washington Post, Meredith, Bloomberg, NBCU, The Financial Times, and many others. Tech Dec 11, 2020, Friday
Oracle is headed to Texas now, too
Austinites, watch out; another tech company is headed into town.
cover Politics Nov 23, 2020, Monday
Biden-Harris team finally get their transition .gov domain – TechCrunch
Finally. It only took almost three weeks, but the Biden-Harris transition has officially begun. On Monday, the General Services Administration gave the green light for the Biden-Harris team to transition from political campaign to government administration, allowing the team to receive government resources like office space, but also classified briefings and secure computers. And, with it, comes a shiny new .gov domain.
cover Politics Nov 14, 2020, Saturday
Human Capital: Amazon and CZI face labor disputes as Biden promises gig workers better protections | TechCrunch
the latest labor struggles at Amazon and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, President-Elect Joe Biden’s promises to gig workers, a primary care network for Black people and people of color and more.
0 Bussiness Nov 14, 2020, Saturday
DoorDash IPO bets that the pandemic has accelerated change | TechCrunch
DoorDash has become the go-to delivery choice for millions of people cooped up during the pandemic this year. Now it has filed an S-1, revealing its financials as it nears a long-intended IPO. These innards show an exciting business — and a larger story about how the year is going for tech companies in general.
cover News Nov 10, 2020, Tuesday
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative faces racial discrimination allegations from former employee | TechCrunch
Ray Holgado, a former employee of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, recently filed a racial discrimination complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Holgado, who is Black, worked at CZI from September 2018 through August 2020. “Despite its social justice rhetoric,…
cover News Oct 08, 2020, Thursday
Domestic terrorism suspects who plotted to kidnap Whitmer shared plans in Facebook groups | TechCrunch
According to details from a shocking new affidavit, the FBI uncovered a group planning “violent action against multiple state governments,” including a detailed plot to capture or kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The domestic terror group organized across Facebook groups, real-l…
cover News Oct 06, 2020, Tuesday
I’m A Software Engineer At Uber And I’m Voting Against Prop 22 | TechCrunch
...this is only possible because countless drivers are spending their personal time sitting in their cars, waiting to pick up a ride, completely unpaid.
0 Bussiness Sep 19, 2020, Saturday
The TikTok Deal Solves Quite Literally Nothing | TechCrunch
Well… that was pointless. After debasing the idea of free commerce in the U.S in the name of a misplaced security concern, stringing along several multi-billion dollar companies that embarrassed themselves in the interest of naked greed, and demanding that the U.S. government get a cut of the…
0 News Aug 27, 2020, Thursday
Walmart Expresses Interest In TikTok, Teaming Up With Microsoft | TechCrunch
There’s been a flurry of TikTok news today, and the flood doesn’t seem to be letting up. First was the announcement that Kevin Mayer, who joined the company just a bit more than three months ago, has stepped down overnight. TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns after 100 days Now, we are recei…
cover News Aug 24, 2020, Monday
Apple Ordered To Not Block Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, But Fortnite To Stay Off App Store | TechCrunch
A district court denied Epic Games’ motion to temporarily restore the Fortnite game to the iOS App Store, but also ordered Apple to not block the gaming giant’s ability to provide and distribute Unreal Engine on the iPhone-maker’s ecosystem in a mixed-ruling delivered Monday eveni…
cover News Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Judge Grants Uber And Lyft Temporary Stay In Driver Reclassification Case | TechCrunch
A California appeals court judge has granted Uber and Lyft’s emergency stay. This means the preliminary injunction that sought to force companies to reclassify their drivers as employees will not go into effect this Friday. The court is now reviewing Uber and Lyft’s appeal to overturn the tri…
cover Tech Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Tech Is Not Neutral Campaign Urges Companies To Stop Working With Law Enforcement Agencies | TechCrunch
There are a number of tech companies that either directly work with law enforcement agencies, or supply their tech to them. Amazon’s doorbell camera company Ring has partnered with more than 1,300 police departments and Amazon Web Services sells its product to US Immigration and Customers Enf…
cover News Aug 13, 2020, Thursday
Uber And Lyft Lose Bid To Delay Worker Reclassification Order In California | TechCrunch
Uber and Lyft have lost their bid to delay a preliminary injunction that will force the two ride-hailing app companies to reclassify drivers as employees. A California superior court judge denied Thursday the companies request to delay the order from going into effect August 20. The decision sets t…
cover News Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
TikTok Updates Policies To Ban Deepfakes, Expand Fact-checks, And Flag Election Misinfo | TechCrunch
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cover News Aug 03, 2020, Monday
Chinese Internet Users Brand ByteDance CEO A ‘traitor’ As TikTok Seeks US Buyer | TechCrunch
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cover News Aug 02, 2020, Sunday
Microsoft Pursuing TikTok Purchase By September 15th, May Invite U.S. Investors To Deal | TechCrunch
Microsoft has posted a statement today on its corporate blog that says it will continue discussions on a potential TikTok purchase in the U.S.. As a part of the statement, it says that it may invite other “American investors” to participate on a minority basis. The company says that this is a result of conversations […]
cover News May 05, 2020, Tuesday
Uber And Lyft Face Worker Misclassification Lawsuit From CA Attorney General And City Attorneys | TechCrunch
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with city attorneys from Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, filed a lawsuit asserting Uber and Lyft gain an unfair and unlawful competitive advantage by misclassifying workers as independent contractors. The suit argues Uber and Lyft are depr…