JOE McDONALD / AP · TIME

Time: China Criticizes Apple For App That Tracks Hong Kong Police Movements

October 09, 2019 at 01:46PM (BEIJING) — Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong when the ruling Communist Party’s main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements. HKmap.live, designed by an outside supplier and available on Apple Inc.’s… Continue reading Time: China Criticizes Apple For App That Tracks Hong Kong Police Movements

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Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust

October 08, 2019 at 05:29PM Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, delivering the keynote at the Microsoft Government Leaders Summit in Washington, DC today, had a message for attendees to maintain user trust in their tools technologies above all else. He said it is essential to earn user trust, regardless of your business. “Now, of course, the… Continue reading Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust

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Facebook’s Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video

October 08, 2019 at 05:23PM The rapid rise of Slack — which has recently broken the 100,000 mark for paying businesses using its service — has ushered in a rush of competition from other companies across the worlds of social media and enterprise software, all aiming to become the go-to conversation layer for businesses. Today,… Continue reading Facebook’s Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video

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Time: Sony’s Next Console Is Officially the ‘PlayStation 5.’ Here’s Everything We Know So Far

October 08, 2019 at 04:08PM The successor to the PlayStation 4 will be called…the PlayStation 5. Sony Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that bit of news in an interview with Wired published on Tuesday. It’s interesting, but unsurprising, considering the PlayStation moniker has been in use since 1994, when the original PlayStation debuted in Japan.… Continue reading Time: Sony’s Next Console Is Officially the ‘PlayStation 5.’ Here’s Everything We Know So Far

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Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing

October 08, 2019 at 03:41PM Speaking today at the Microsoft Government Leaders Summit in Washington DC, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the case for edge computing, even while pushing the Azure cloud as what he called “the world’s computer.” While Amazon, Google and other competitors may have something to say about that, marketing hype aside,… Continue reading Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing

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Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track, and predict their networks’ behavior

October 08, 2019 at 02:17PM Security breaches and other activity that causes network surges and outages are all on the rise in the enterprise, and today, a startup called Forward Networks, which has built a clever way to help businesses monitor their network traffic to identify when things are going wrong, has raised a round… Continue reading Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track, and predict their networks’ behavior

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Should Trump be banned from Twitter?

October 04, 2019 at 07:00AM Kamala Harris urged Twitter’s CEO to ban Trump. Is she right, or would it amount to an assault on free speech?Should Donald Trump, the most powerful man in the world, be banned from Twitter?Kamala Harris thinks so. On Tuesday she sent a letter to Twitter’s CEO arguing that Trump has… Continue reading Should Trump be banned from Twitter?

ANICK JESDANUN / AP · TIME

Time: U.S., U.K. and Australia Ask Facebook Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging Program

October 04, 2019 at 03:12AM (NEW YORK) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement. Facebook’s WhatsApp already uses so-called end-to-end encryption, which locks up messages… Continue reading Time: U.S., U.K. and Australia Ask Facebook Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging Program

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T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans

October 03, 2019 at 09:48PM When T4 co-founder and CEO Maks Khurgin was working at Bain and Company, he ran into a common problem for analysts looking for market data. He spent way too much time searching for it and felt there had to be a better way. He decided to build a centralized market… Continue reading T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans

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Osano makes business risk and compliance (somewhat) sexy again

October 03, 2019 at 09:12PM A new startup is clearing the way for other companies to better monitor and manage their risk and compliance with privacy laws. Osano, an Austin, Texas-based startup, bills itself as a privacy platform startup, which uses a software-as-a-service solution to give businesses real-time visibility into their current privacy and compliance… Continue reading Osano makes business risk and compliance (somewhat) sexy again

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Harness launches Continuous Insights to measure software team performance

October 03, 2019 at 04:18PM Jyoti Bansal, CEO and co-founder at Harness, has always been frustrated by the lack of tools to measure software development team performance. Harness is a tool that provides Continuous Delivery as a Service, and its latest offering, Continuous Insights, lets managers know exactly how their teams are performing. Bansal says… Continue reading Harness launches Continuous Insights to measure software team performance

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India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets

October 03, 2019 at 01:07PM Fyle, a Bangalore-headquartered startup that operates an expense management platform, has extended its previous financing round to add $4.5 million of new investment as it looks to court more clients in overseas markets. The additional $4.5 million tranche of investment was led by U.S.-based hedge fund Steadview Capital, the startup… Continue reading India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets

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Render challenges the cloud’s biggest vendors with cheaper, managed infrastructure

October 02, 2019 at 09:48PM Render, a participant in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield, has a big idea. It wants to take on the world’s biggest cloud vendors by offering developers a cheaper alternative that also removes a lot of the complexity around managing cloud infrastructure. Render’s goal is to help developers, especially those… Continue reading Render challenges the cloud’s biggest vendors with cheaper, managed infrastructure

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Kong acquires Insomnia, launches Kong Studio for API development

October 02, 2019 at 08:23PM API and microservices platform Kong today announced that it has acquired Insomnia, a popular open-source tool for debugging APIs. The company, which also recently announced that it had raised a $43 million Series C round, has already put this acquisition to work by using it to build Kong Studio, a… Continue reading Kong acquires Insomnia, launches Kong Studio for API development

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Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform

October 02, 2019 at 06:43PM Cloud services and the adoption of apps that rely on them are continue to grow in popularity, but a persistent theme in enterprise technology has been that a lot of organizations still continue to use legacy software and architectures, for reasons of cost, migration headaches and simply because sometimes, if… Continue reading Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform

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T2D3 Software Update: Embracing the Founder to CEO (F2C) Journey

October 02, 2019 at 06:10PM Neeraj Agrawal Contributor Neeraj Agrawal is a general partner at Battery Ventures. More posts by this contributor Build bridges instead of walls The SaaS Success Database It’s been four years since TechCrunch published my blog post The SaaS Adventure, which introduced the concept of a “T2D3” roadmap to help SaaS… Continue reading T2D3 Software Update: Embracing the Founder to CEO (F2C) Journey

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A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M super{set}

October 02, 2019 at 05:43PM Think Jack Dorsey’s jobs are tough? Well, Tom Chavez is running six startups. He thinks building businesses can be boiled down to science, so today he’s unveiling his laboratory for founding, funding and operating companies. He and his team have already proven they can do it themselves after selling their… Continue reading A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M super{set}

Molly Schuetz / Bloomberg · TIME

Time: ‘You Go to the Mat and Fight.’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Address Elizabeth Warren’s Break-Up Calls in Leaked Audio

October 01, 2019 at 05:52PM Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought to rally employees amid a litany of challenges the social media company has faced over the past year and a half, speaking candidly in two hours of leaked audio recordings published by the Verge. While Zuckerberg often got laughs and tried to create a friendly… Continue reading Time: ‘You Go to the Mat and Fight.’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Address Elizabeth Warren’s Break-Up Calls in Leaked Audio

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Rhino looks to replace renters’ security deposits with a small monthly fee

October 01, 2019 at 11:00AM Rhino, the insurtech startup incubated by Kairos and co-founded by Kairos CEO Ankur Jain, has today announced the close of a $21 million Series A round led by Kairos and Lakestar. Rhino was founded in 2017 with the goal of putting the billions of dollars that are locked up in… Continue reading Rhino looks to replace renters’ security deposits with a small monthly fee

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Confluent adds free tier to Kafka real-time streaming data cloud service

September 30, 2019 at 04:00PM When Confluent launched a cloud service in 2017, it was trying to reduce some of the complexity related to running a Kafka streaming data application. Today, it introduced a free tier to that cloud service. The company hopes to expand its market beyond large technology company customers, and the free… Continue reading Confluent adds free tier to Kafka real-time streaming data cloud service

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Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast

September 30, 2019 at 12:00PM Jordan Erica Webber chats to New York Times reporter Mike Isaac about Super Pumped, his new book on the rise and fall of Travis Kalanick Continue reading... Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips… Continue reading Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast

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Time: Tesla and Elon Musk’s Tweet Violated Labor Laws Protecting Unions, Judge Rules

September 29, 2019 at 09:44PM Tesla’s treatment of workers organizing a union in California broke U.S. labor laws, a California judge ruled on Friday. Judge Amita Tracy ordered the company to cease and desist a litany of actions against company employees, including a rule that blocks off-duty employees from handing out union literature and interrogating… Continue reading Time: Tesla and Elon Musk’s Tweet Violated Labor Laws Protecting Unions, Judge Rules

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Why is Dropbox reinventing itself?

September 29, 2019 at 05:33PM According to Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, 80% of the product’s users rely on it, at least partially, for work. It makes sense, then, that the company is refocusing to try and cement its spot in the workplace; to shed its image as “just” a file storage company (in a time… Continue reading Why is Dropbox reinventing itself?