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The director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab has departed

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Crunch Report | China’s Central Bank Puts a Ban on ICOs

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments




China’s central bank puts a ban on ICOs, the next generation of the Lily drone is here, WhatsApp for Business is launching and Alphabet creates a new holding company to complete 2015 corporate reorganization. All this on Crunch Report! Read More


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Crunch Report | Postmates Shows Signs of Hard Times

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments




The first ICO unicorns have arrived, the Nest Thermostat E is a new cheaper, simpler thermostat, Postmates laid off all its city managers yesterday and the latest SanDisk microSD card can now hold 400 GBs of data. All this on Crunch Report! Read More


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Crunch Report | Google Unveils ARCore

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments




Google unveils ARCore, YouTube’s big redesign exits out of beta, Google Maps now makes it easier to find parking and Thiel backs offshore herpes vaccine trial. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Crunch Report | WeWork Gets a $4.4 Billion Investment from SoftBank

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments




H3H3 wins in copyright lawsuit, WeWork gets 4.4 billion investment from SoftBank, Social Capital wants to help startups go public without an IPO and Uber’s financials show the company is still growing despite the drama. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Crunch Report | Google Pays Apple Lots of $$$ for Search

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments




Google pays Apple lots of money for search, Uber’s next CEO could possibly be Jeff Immelt, Volkswagen electric Microbus is going on sale in 2022 and the Tesla Model X beat a Lambo in a drag race. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Crunch Report | Uber Agrees to 20 Years of Privacy Audits

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments




Amazon debuts instant pickup to order and pick up your stuff within two minutes, Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits, Casper’s new mattress and Microsoft buys Cycle Computing. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Embrace empathy

| August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Two unconnected events that splashed controversy over the tech industry this week share the same underlying theme: Empathy. Or rather a lack of it. Read More


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Crunch Report | Facebook Launches ‘Watch’ for Original Shows

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments




Facebook launches Watch Tab, Coinbase raises a $100 million Series D, Consumer Reports pulls its Microsoft Surface recommendation and 500 Startups Australia falls apart. All this on Crunch Report Read More


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Crunch Report Intel Is Building Its Own Cars

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




Intel is building its own cars, Disney owns 75% of BAMTech and Anker comes out with a $35 Echo Dot knock-off. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Crunch Report | David Letterman Is Coming to Netflix

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Google fires the engineer who wrote that viral memo criticizing its diversity efforts

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Google has fired the employee behind a controversial memo on gender diversity that went viral inside the company, and across Silicon Valley and much of the world’s tech industry.
The author, who has been revealed to be Havard PhD graduate James Damore, confirmed to Bloomberg that he has been terminated from his role as an engineer at Google for “perpetuating gender… Read More


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Former Rhapsody CEO and writer Rob Reid talks about fiction, finding an audience, and the future

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments





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The Wizards of Armageddon set up shop in Silicon Valley

| July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Crunch Report | Jeff Bezos Becomes World’s Richest Person*

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments




Jeff Bezos becomes the richest man on earth, CEO of Kickstarter is looking to step down this year, Apple is discontinuing the iPod Shuffle and Nano and Cristiano Ronaldo is getting more involved in tech. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Crunch Report | Facebook Smart Speaker on the Way

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Facebook is apparently working on its own smart speaker and has acquired digital rights management company Source3, SoftBank could bet billions on Uber, Duolingo raises $25 million and more. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Crunch Report | Google Glass for the Enterprise

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Does Silicon Valley have a moral responsibility to stop developing robots?

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments




Should Silicon Valley exercise its moral authority to stop developing this job-killing technology? Andrew McAfee, author of “The Second Machine Age” and the just published “Machine, Platform, Crowd” says absolutely not. Over the next fifty years the economy will become “massively automated”, but at the same time society will have had half a century to… Read More


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Crunch Report | Comma.ai Launches Panda

| July 8, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Female founders accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of making unwanted advances

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Justin Caldbeck, co-founder and managing partner of Binary Capital. Read More


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Lebanon Leads the Pack in Closing the Tech Industry’s Gender Gap

| June 18, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Element Raises $102 Million | Crunch Report

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




Element AI raises $102 Millon, Another board member resigns from Uber and Chan Zukerberg Initiative invests $5 million into Landed to help teachers afford housing in Palo Alto. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Crunch Report | The World Is Melting

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments




Waymo is exploring self-driving trucks, Bumble’s meetup space, the Hive and reaction from VCs after pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Pied Piper’s New Internet Isn’t Just Possible—It’s Almost Here

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments




People in the real world are hard at work trying to rebuild the internet in a way that comes closer to its decentralized ideal. The post Pied Piper’s New Internet Isn’t Just Possible—It’s Almost Here appeared first on WIRED.

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Silicon Valley law firm Gunderson Dettmer’s legal advice for Pied Piper

| May 27, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Gunderson Dettmer is the law firm a good majority of tech startups turn to in the Valley for fundings, mergers, licensing and other deals and it’s been in the business of offering tech companies everyday legal advice to everyone from Oracle to DoorDash since the dot-com boom. It was ranked the “most active law firm globally” in PitchBook’s recently-released… Read More


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This Entrepreneur A/B Tested Her Clothes to Combat Sexism

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




How kick-ass pants, a calculated stare (and a LOT of hard work) disarmed sexist investors and helped Kathryn Minshew built a successful company. The post This Entrepreneur A/B Tested Her Clothes to Combat Sexism appeared first on WIRED.

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Crunch Report | Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Mark Zuckerberg gives this year’s Harvard commencement speech, Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin, Ford has some leadership shake-ups and TC Battlefield company Beam (acquired by Microsoft) is now called Mixer. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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HBO’s Silicon Valley gets renewed for fifth season, Erlich Bachman won’t return

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments




 HBO confirmed today that Silicon Valley will indeed be returning for a fifth season, but one of its stars, T.J. Miller, who plays the ever moronic Erlich Bachman, will not be rejoining the cast. Read More


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Gillmor Gang: Heroes & Villains

| February 7, 2015




 The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, David Sifry, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include Crunchies, @handle, continued Microsoft spending spree on email and calendar, an @dannysullivan snap master class on search, an update on Robert Scoble. Plus, the latest G3 below on Women who Code, or should they?
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The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids

| February 4, 2015



The Cook family are not just homeschoolers but unschoolers. They don’t prefer homeschooling simply because they find most schools too test-obsessed or underfunded or otherwise ineffective. They believe that the very philosophical underpinnings of modern education are flawed.

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