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To fund Y Combinator's top startups, VCs scoop them before Demo Day

To fund Y Combinator's top startups, VCs scoop them before Demo Day

2 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

Hundreds gathered this week at San Francisco's Pier 48 to see the more than 200 companies in Y Combinator's Winter 2019 cohort present their two-minute pitches. The audience of...
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Gig workers need health & benefits. Catch is their safety net

Gig workers need health & benefits. Catch is their safety net

2 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

One of the hottest Y Combinator startups just raised a big seed round to clean up the mess created by Uber, Postmates, and the gig economy. Catch sells health insurance...
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Tesla launches two lawsuits against former employees over IP theft

Tesla launches two lawsuits against former employees over IP theft

2 hours ago   |   MobileSyrup   |   3 articles

Tesla is suing self-driving startup Zoox and five former employees over alleged trade secret theft regarding its manufacturing process and Autopilot feature. The California...
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Robotics process automation startup UiPath raising $400M at more than $7B valuation

3 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

UiPath, a robotics process automation platform targeting IT businesses, is raising more than $400 million in Series D funding from venture capital investors at a valuation...
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Why it's no surprise that pro rata rights don't mean what they used to

3 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

Yesterday, renowned investor Fred WIlson of Union Square Ventures observed in blog post that fewer founders in today's go-go market have been honoring what are called pro rata...
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How to develop a brand identity system

3 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

[Editor's note: This is the first of a series of articles that we're writing about branding for startups. It's part of our latest initiative to find the best brand designers...
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How to save the third wave of technology from itself

3 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at...
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Tesla sues former employees, Zoox for alleged trade secret theft

5 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   3 articles

Tesla has filed a pair of lawsuits against a handful of former employees who went to work at self-driving vehicle startup Zoox and Chinese EV automaker Xiaopeng. The separate...
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Introducing the Extra Crunch Stage at Disrupt SF 2019

6 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

Every year we dig deep to make the next TechCrunch Disrupt bigger, bolder and better than before. Disrupt San Francisco 2019 , on October 2-4, is no exception. One of the many...
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Daily Crunch: The new iPad mini, reviewed

Daily Crunch: The new iPad mini, reviewed

6 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you'd like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can...
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Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, exposing them for years to anyone who had internal access to the files, according to Krebs on... Read more ...

Could Google's Stadia bring back multi-GPU gaming?

Could Google's Stadia bring back multi-GPU gaming?

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The best Nintendo Switch accessories

The best Nintendo Switch accessories

The Switch is a capable console right out of the box, but it has its limitations. Thankfully, these Nintendo Switch accessories will allow you to make the most of Nintendo's... Read more ...

Shocker! Facebook improperly stored hundreds of millions of passwords in...

Shocker! Facebook improperly stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Over the past few years, Facebook hasn't done much to convince users that it takes user privacy as seriously as it should. Indeed, it seems that the social networking giant... Read more ...

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review - Exaltation Amidst Expiration

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review - Exaltation Amidst Expiration

Publisher: Activision Developer: From Software Release: March 22, 2019 Rating: Mature Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Also on: Xbox One, PC From Software's success with the... Read more ...

Comcast launches Xfinity Flex, a $5-a-month service aimed at cord cutters

Comcast launches Xfinity Flex, a $5-a-month service aimed at cord cutters

For $5 a month, Xfinity Flex gives existing Xfinity internet subscribers a 4K- and HDR-ready set-top box that can stream video from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, as well as free TV... Read more ...

You can add 2 TP-Link smart outlets to your home for just $25 today

You can add 2 TP-Link smart outlets to your home for just $25 today

It's cheaper and easier than ever to add some smarts to your home, and today you can make two of your dumb devices smarter for the lowest price we've ever seen. B&H Photo Video... Read more ...

Comcast Xfinity Flex streaming service is for Internet-only customers

Comcast Xfinity Flex streaming service is for Internet-only customers

Comcast has introduced Xfinity Flex, its own streaming television and video service. The new platform brings Internet-only customers the opportunity to get live streaming TV... Read more ...

Huawei's P30 Pro has already been spotted on Amazon, but you can't buy it

Huawei's P30 Pro has already been spotted on Amazon, but you can't buy it

Huawei will unveil the P30 Pro next week - a flagship that will compete with the Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS, featuring a multi-lens camera with a periscope lens that can't be... Read more ...

Kotal Kahn revealed for the Mortal Kombat 11 roster; Closed beta begins next...

Kotal Kahn revealed for the Mortal Kombat 11 roster; Closed beta begins next week

If you're the ruler of Outworld, brutality really seems like the way to go. NetherRealm Studios have revealed the Outworld Emperor Kotal Kahn for the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11... Read more ...