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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}

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Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors

September 25, 2019 at 09:15PM Workplace collaboration software business Slack (NYSE: WORK) has added Sheila Jordan, a senior vice president and chief information officer of Symantec, as an independent member of its board of directors. The hiring comes three months after the business completed a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Jordan, responsible… Continue reading Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors

BARBARA ORTUTAY / AP · TIME

Time: Facebook Says It Isn’t Fact Checking Politicians on the Social Platform

September 25, 2019 at 11:51PM SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it does not fact check politicians’ statements on its site, even if they might be false. The social network operator says that’s because such statements could be newsworthy — and it doesn’t want to act as a “referee” for political debates. Facebook works with third-party… Continue reading Time: Facebook Says It Isn’t Fact Checking Politicians on the Social Platform

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Netdata, a monitoring startup with 50 year old founder, announces $17M Series A

September 25, 2019 at 03:48PM Nearly everything about Netdata, makers of open source monitoring tool, defies standard thinking about startups. Consider that the founder is a polished, experienced 50-year old executive, who started his company several years ago when he became frustrated by what he was seeing in the monitoring tools space. Like any good… Continue reading Netdata, a monitoring startup with 50 year old founder, announces $17M Series A

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TechCrunch Disrupt offers plenty of options for attendees with an eye on the enterprise

September 22, 2019 at 08:00PM We might have just completed a full-day program devoted completely to enterprise at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise last week, but it doesn’t mean we plan to sell that subject short at TechCrunch Disrupt next month in San Francisco. In fact, we have something for everyone from startups to established public companies… Continue reading TechCrunch Disrupt offers plenty of options for attendees with an eye on the enterprise

BARBARA ORTUTAY / AP · TIME

Time: Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News

September 13, 2019 at 03:39AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday it is… Continue reading Time: Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News

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Explorium reveals $19.1M in total funding for machine learning data discovery platform

September 11, 2019 at 02:44PM Explorium, a data discovery platform for machine learning models, received a couple of unannounced funding rounds over the last year — a $3.6 million seed round last September and a $15.5 million Series A round in March. Today, it made both of these rounds public. The seed round was led… Continue reading Explorium reveals $19.1M in total funding for machine learning data discovery platform

RACHEL LERMAN and MARCY GORDON / AP · TIME

Time: Almost Every State Is Investigating Google for ‘Potential Monopolistic Behavior’

September 09, 2019 at 07:34PM (WASHINGTON) — Fifty state attorneys general, led by Texas, have announced an investigation into Google’s “potential monopolistic behavior.” The announcement follows one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping… Continue reading Time: Almost Every State Is Investigating Google for ‘Potential Monopolistic Behavior’

Rachel Lerman / AP · TIME

Time: A Group of States Led by Texas is Expected to Target Google in a New Antitrust Probe

September 09, 2019 at 08:22AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — A group of states led by Texas is expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday to examine whether the Silicon Valley tech giant has gotten too big and effective at stomping or acquiring rivals. The probe is the latest blow against big tech companies as… Continue reading Time: A Group of States Led by Texas is Expected to Target Google in a New Antitrust Probe

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Top VCs on the changing landscape for enterprise startups

September 06, 2019 at 05:01PM Yesterday at TechCrunch’s Enterprise event in San Francisco, we sat down with three venture capitalists who spend a lot of their time thinking about enterprise startups. We wanted to ask what trends they are seeing, what concerns they might have about the state of the market, and of course, how… Continue reading Top VCs on the changing landscape for enterprise startups

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Battlefield winner Forethought adds tool to automate support ticket routing

September 05, 2019 at 08:00PM Last year at this time, Forethought won the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition. A  $9 million Series A investment followed last December. Today at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise in San Francisco, the company introduced the latest addition to its platform called Agatha Predictions. Forethought CEO and co-founder, Deon Nicholas, said that after… Continue reading Battlefield winner Forethought adds tool to automate support ticket routing

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Watch TC Session: Enterprise live stream right here

September 05, 2019 at 05:32PM TechCrunch is live from San Francisco’s YBCA’s Blue Shield of California Theater, where we’re hosting our first event dedicated to the enterprise. Throughout the day, attendees and viewers can expect to hear from industry experts and partake in discussions about the potential of new technologies like quantum computing and AI,… Continue reading Watch TC Session: Enterprise live stream right here

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Kabbage acquires Radius Intelligence, the marketing tech firm with a database of 20M small businesses

September 03, 2019 at 01:15PM Data is the new oil, as the saying goes, and today Kabbage — a fintech startup backed by SoftBank that has built a business around lending up to $250,000 to small and medium enterprises, using AI-based algorithms to help determine the terms of the loan — is picking up an… Continue reading Kabbage acquires Radius Intelligence, the marketing tech firm with a database of 20M small businesses

Associated Press · TIME

Time: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Has Been Hacked

August 30, 2019 at 09:25PM (SAN FRANCISCO) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s official account has been hacked and sending racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. Twitter says it is aware of the situation and is investigating. We're aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened. — Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) August 30,… Continue reading Time: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Has Been Hacked

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Marc Benioff will discuss building a socially responsible and successful startup at TechCrunch Disrupt

August 29, 2019 at 08:08PM Salesforce chairman, co-founder and CEO, Marc Benioff, took a lot of big chances when he launched the company 20 years ago. For starters, his was one of the earliest enterprise SaaS companies, but he wasn’t just developing a company on top of new platform, he was building one from scratch… Continue reading Marc Benioff will discuss building a socially responsible and successful startup at TechCrunch Disrupt

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ReadMe scores $9M Series A to help firms customize API docs

August 28, 2019 at 04:15PM Software APIs help different tools communicate with one another, let developers access essential services without having to code it themselves, and are critical components for driving a platform-driven strategy. Yet they require solid documentation to help make the best use of them. ReadMe, a startup that helps companies customize their… Continue reading ReadMe scores $9M Series A to help firms customize API docs

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SAP covers hot topics at TechCrunch’s Sept. 5 Enterprise show in SF

August 27, 2019 at 06:30PM You can’t talk enterprise software without talking SAP, one of the giants in a $500 billion industry. And not only will SAP’s CEO Bill McDermott share insights at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019 on September 5, but the company will also sponsor two breakout sessions. The editors will sit down with… Continue reading SAP covers hot topics at TechCrunch’s Sept. 5 Enterprise show in SF

Lisa Abend / Copenhagen · TIME

Time: Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in the Battle for Europe’s Streets

August 27, 2019 at 05:36PM It was five o’clock on a recent Monday afternoon, and at one of the busiest connectors between the city’s center and its surrounding neighborhoods, rush hour was in full swing. Hundreds of vehicles flowed across Dronning Louise’s bridge every minute, but this being Copenhagen, the vast majority of them–some 48,000… Continue reading Time: Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in the Battle for Europe’s Streets

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Why now is the time to get ready for quantum computing

August 26, 2019 at 05:02PM For the longest time, even while scientists were working to make it a reality, quantum computing seemed like science fiction. It’s hard enough to make any sense out of quantum physics to begin with, let alone the practical applications of this less than intuitive theory. But we’ve now arrived at… Continue reading Why now is the time to get ready for quantum computing

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VMware is bringing VMs and containers together, taking advantage of Heptio acquisition

August 26, 2019 at 01:26PM At VMworld today in San Francisco, VMware introduced a new set of services for managing virtual machines and containers in a single view called Tanzu. The product takes advantage of the knowledge the company gained when it acquired Heptio last year. As companies face an increasingly fragmented landscape of maintaining… Continue reading VMware is bringing VMs and containers together, taking advantage of Heptio acquisition

Associated Press · TIME

Time: YouTube Disables 200 Videos Believed to Be Spreading Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests

August 23, 2019 at 01:50AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — YouTube says it disabled more than 200 videos this week that appeared to be part of a coordinated effort to spread misinformation about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The video removals come just days after Twitter said it had suspended more than 200,000 accounts it linked… Continue reading Time: YouTube Disables 200 Videos Believed to Be Spreading Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests

BARBARA ORTUTAY / AP · TIME

Time: Facebook Is Rolling out a Tool to Limit Data Gathering

August 21, 2019 at 07:26AM SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday that… Continue reading Time: Facebook Is Rolling out a Tool to Limit Data Gathering

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The five great reasons to attend TechCrunch’s Enterprise show Sept. 5 in SF

August 19, 2019 at 04:36PM The vast enterprise tech category is Silicon Valley’s richest, and today it’s poised to change faster than ever before. That’s probably the biggest reason to come to TechCrunch’s first-ever show focused entirely on enterprise. But here are five more reasons to commit to joining TechCrunch’s editors on September 5 at… Continue reading The five great reasons to attend TechCrunch’s Enterprise show Sept. 5 in SF