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Project M acquires punk rock satire site The Hard Times

21:07
Matt Saincome knows that compared to many of the startup acquisitions that we write about on TechCrunch, selling a website for a little over $1 million (mostly cash, with a little stock) isn’t a huge deal. “But in the world of punk comedy media? Whoo boy!” he said. Saincome is happy to poke fun at […]

Extra Crunch Live: Join Jason Green of Emergence Capital for a live Q&A on July 9 at 2pmET/11amPT

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2020 may feel so far like the year of living dangerously, but for many of us it has also been the year of working remotely. Led by the stick of COVID-19 rather than the carrot of the benefits of more flexible work life, a lot of organizations, and the people who power them, have only […]

Let’s stop COVID-19 from undoing diversity gains

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As COVID-19 turned up the pressure for businesses around the world, that progress came under threat, with D&I initiatives taking a back seat

India’s richest man takes on Zoom

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India’s Reliance Jio Platforms, which recently concluded a $15.2 billion fundraise run, is ready to enter a new business: Video conferencing. On Thursday evening, the firm — backed by Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man — formally launched JioMeet, its video-conference service. Like Zoom and Google Meet, JioMeet offers unlimited number of free calls in high […]

Ford taps Disney Media Works to mark the return of the Bronco SUV

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Ford is teaming up with Disney Media Networks to mark the return of its iconic Bronco SUV through a series of short films that will be broadcast across a number of cable and digital properties including ABC, ESPN, National Geographic and Hulu. The strategy — prompted by COVID-19 shutdowns — is a departure for Ford, […]

Apple launches an online portal for Apple Card account holders

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Apple today has launched an online portal for its Apple Card credit card, allowing account holders to manage their balance, view statements, schedule payments and more. The portal, card.apple.com, will be particularly useful in the case that you lose or misplace your iPhone and need to manage your card or pay your bill. In the […]

Lemonade and Accolade open sharply higher as public markets rally

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Despite today’s bucket of plus-and-minus economic data, stocks are heading higher in regular trading. And among the shares rising the most are today’s two venture-backed IPOs: Lemonade and Accolade. TechCrunch wrote this morning that the firms’ aggressive IPO pricing arcs boded well for the IPO market itself, that investors were willing to price growth-y shares […]

The great stink in software pipelines

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While contemporary software failures won't cause cholera outbreaks or emit the rancid smells of the past, they reek of devastation, rendering billions of dollars lost and millions of developer hours wasted each year.

Berkeley’s Innovative Genomics Institute is rolling out a spit test for COVID-19 testing

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Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, have begun trials of a new spit test for COVID-19 infections developed by the university’s Innovative Genomics Institute. Since the disease was first identified on U.S. shores, the Berkeley research institute led by the trailblazing CRISPR researcher Jennifer Doudna has worked tirelessly to bring innovative methods to diagnose […]

Pioneering CRISPR researcher Jennifer Doudna is coming to Disrupt

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Jennifer Doudna, a woman whose work has triggered the explosion in innovation in the field of synthetic biology and has given researchers around the world a way to program and reprogram the living world, will be speaking at Disrupt in September. From her positions as the Chancellor’s Chair Professor in the University of California, Berkeley’s […]

Are virtual concerts here to stay?

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The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the music industry to experiment seriously with virtual concerts. Historically, musicians and their managers have been careful about challenging the traditional concert model that became their main source of income as revenue from album sales disappeared. Is the current surge of virtual concerts here to stay or will it be abandoned […]

Daily Crunch: Apple and Google block banned apps in India

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Banned Chinese apps are beginning to disappear from India’s app stores, Palantir is raising more funding and Venmo starts testing Business Profiles. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 2, 2020. 1. Apple and Google block dozens of Chinese apps in India Two days after India blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms, Google and Apple […]

Get your pitchdeck critiqued by Accel’s Amy Saper and Bessemer’s Talia Goldberg at Early Stage

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The art of the pitchdeck. Few things are more critical to the success of startups seeding capital. And make no mistake, it is an art. At TechCrunch Early Stage, our two-day virtual event focused on giving entrepreneurs all the resources they need to build incredible, high-growth early stage companies, we have plenty of content dedicated […]

Why I flip-flopped on opposing remote work

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While it’s tempting to call this a pivot, those who have worked with me would probably describe it more accurately as a flip-flop.

Facebook discovers it shared user data with at least 5,000 app developers after a cutoff data

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Facebook accidentally allowed around 5,000 developers to access data from their app’s inactive users, even though that access should have been cut off. The company explained on Wednesday it recently discovered an issue that had allowed app developers to continue receiving this information beyond the 90 days of inactivity that is meant to cut off […]
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