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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Or, as in today’s episode, talk our way through some big breaking news from the technology world so that we can better understand just what is going on.Danny and Alex
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VC Lab introduces free fund formation documents to make startup investing cheaper and easier
There may be plenty of funding for some startups these days. But plenty of companies will tell you otherwise. VC Lab, an accelerator for venture capital firms, wants to create investors who will back the rest of the world.A basic hurdle to this goal is the standard paperwork you need to set up a new
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Daily Crunch: Missouri governor threatens to prosecute local journalist for finding exposed state data
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here.Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for October 15, 2021! Happy Friday to you and yours; I am proud of us all for making it through a week that was more than hectic. Up
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How our startup boosted productivity with ‘get s*** done’ day
Ivan BaidinContributor Share on TwitterTravelpayoutsDuring the pandemic, we realized that we were swamped with work and overloaded with information. So we came up with an idea to fix that.At Travelpayouts, we plan a strategy for a year, then each team plans iterations for every quarter, and wit
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Netflix fired the employee who organized a walkout in solidarity with trans workers
Netflix fired an employee who led the company’s trans employee resource group and planned a walkout on October 20, a current and former Netflix employee with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TechCrunch. The termination was first reported by The Verge.Netflix workers planned the walkout to p
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The hyperactive open banking market of Latin America: How the region is being APIfied
Ximena AlemanContributor Share on TwitterPrometeoMore posts by this contributorStartup fundraising is the most tangible gender gap. How can we overcome it? Fintech regulations in Latin America could fuel growth or freeze out startups We are only in the first chapter of Latin America
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Check out these startups from Pear’s Demo Day (there’s usually a breakout or two in the bunch)
We can’t check out every investing outfit’s demo day. But one event that we try to catch every year is that of Pear, which is held annually each fall and features (blessedly) just a dozen or so very nascent startups.Pear, a seed-stage venture firm founded in 2013, has an impressive track record
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Bringing it in-house: What to look for when hiring a general counsel
Tim ParillaContributor Share on TwitterLinkSquaresMore posts by this contributorHow to make sure your legal team is M&A ready A recent Corporate Counsel article highlighted a growing trend: More senior legal leaders are migrating to startups to take on general counsel roles. For some, it
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Researchers show Facebook’s ad tools can target a single user
A new research paper written by a team of academics and computer scientists from Spain and Austria has demonstrated that it’s possible to use Facebook’s targeting tools to deliver an ad exclusively to a single individual if you know enough about the interests Facebook’s platform assigns them.T
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A road map for climate investors
Arvind GuptaContributor Share on TwitterArvindIndieBioClimate in the last decade has been unprecedented in many ways, none of them good.Wildfires in California have consumed entire towns; thousands of miles away, New Yorkers inhale the ashes. Across Europe and Japan, flash floods wreak widespre
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Pandora is partnering with SoundCloud to launch a new station
SiriusXM-owned Pandora is partnering with SoundCloud to launch “The Lookout by SoundCloud,” a new station available on Pandora that aims to showcase music from the “hip hop superstars of tomorrow.” Today’s announcement comes as Pandora’s parent company, SiriusXM, recently partnered with
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Final hours to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Space 2021
A reminder for all you procrastinators, feet-draggers and last-minute decision makers. Today’s your last chance to shave $100 off the price of admission to TC Sessions: Space 2021 (December 14-15). This sector moves at warp speed, and this virtual conference is where you’ll hear from, meet and e
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Meet the startups changing mobility for emerging middle classes
In emerging economies, where spending billions to build public transit infrastructure can be out of reach, startups are using technology to meet the mobility needs of a rising urban middle class.Swvl, Treepz, Jatri, SafeBoda, Urbvan, Chalo and Buser are just a few of the startups that have popped up
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Mike Shebanek and Matt King share W3C accessibility project at Sight Tech Global 2021
Millions of people who are blind or visually impaired use a technology known as a screen reader to access the Web. However, few websites are coded to work properly with screen readers. Global web standards that specify how to support screen reader users as well as other people with disabilities have
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You can preorder the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge on October 19th
Kris HoltContributor Share on TwitterEngadgetMore posts by this contributorYouTube removes R. Kelly’s official channels Amazon is reportedly working on a smart fridge that tracks what’s inside As promised, Microsoft will start shipping its Xbox Series X Mini Fridge in time for th
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F12 isn’t hacking: Missouri governor threatens to prosecute local journalist for finding exposed state data
Missouri governor Mike Parson is facing a monumental backlash after threatening to prosecute a journalist for responsibly reporting a serious security lapse in the state’s website.Earlier this week, St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist Josh Renaud reported that the website for the state’s Departm
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Spot AI emerges from stealth with $22M for a platform to draw out more intelligence from organizations’ basic security videos
Security cameras, for better or for worse, are part and parcel of how many businesses monitor spaces in the workplace for security or operational reasons. Now, a startup is coming out of stealth with funding for tech designed to make the video produced by those cameras more useful. Spot AI has built
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Porsche’s all-electric Taycan outsells its flagship 911 sports car
The all-electric Porsche Taycan outsold the German automaker’s iconic internal combustion-powered 911 sports car in the first nine months of the year, a milestone for the EV that was introduced in late 2019.The sales figures released Friday show that Porsche delivered 217,198 vehicles worldwide in
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Coinbase goes fishing for OpensSea’s catch
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was one of our strongest shows yet, with a wide diversity of news items that were genuinely fun (and complicated) to chew through.And even though we started o
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‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ will get major updates and ‘Happy Home Paradise’ DLC on November 5
Nintendo announced today that “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has some big updates set for November 5.This includes the arrival of characters from past games like Brewster, Kapp’n and Harriet; farming and cooking DIY recipes; new furniture items; and even a paid DLC called “Happy Home Paradi
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