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April 11, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Coinbase launches debit card in the UK

[TECH NEWS] Coinbase launches debit card in the UK

When you buy cryptocurrencies on Coinbase, many users simply don’t know what to do with them. Customers in the U.K. can now get a good old plastic card and spend cryptocurrencies in-store and on any online website. This is a Visa card so it should work with any merchant on the Visa network. The company…
April 11, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Democrats draw up bill that would require tech platforms to assess algorithmic bias

[TECH NEWS] Democrats draw up bill that would require tech platforms to assess algorithmic bias

Democratic lawmakers have proposed a bill to address the algorithmic biases lurking under the surface of tech’s biggest platforms. The bill, known as the Algorithmic Accountability Act, was introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY) will sponsor parallel legislation in the House. The bill is well timed. Over…
April 11, 2019
[TECH NEWS] The IPO wave of 2019 won’t upend the Bay Area housing market

[TECH NEWS] The IPO wave of 2019 won’t upend the Bay Area housing market

Issi Romem Contributor Issi Romem is chief economist for Trulia and a fellow at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California at Berkeley. His work has been featured in the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and more. The impending wave of San Francisco tech IPOs is substantial…
April 11, 2019
[TECH NEWS] GoDaddy acquires Sellbrite to launch cross-marketplace tools

[TECH NEWS] GoDaddy acquires Sellbrite to launch cross-marketplace tools

GoDaddy is making it easier for small businesses to list their products across Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Jet and Walmart.com today with the launch of GoDaddy Marketplaces. As part of the launch, GoDaddy is also announcing that it has acquired Sellbrite, the company whose technology is powering these new capabilities. Greg Goldfarb, GoDaddy’s vice president of…
April 11, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Amazon acquires autonomous warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology

[TECH NEWS] Amazon acquires autonomous warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology

Amazon has acquired Boulder, Colo.-based warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology, TechCrunch has learned. The deal makes a lot of sense from the outside, adding another important piece to Amazon Robotics’ growing portfolio of fulfillment center machines. Amazon confirmed the acquisition with TechCrunch. “We are inspired by Canvas Technology’s innovations, and share a common vision for…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

[TECH NEWS] Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its operations as the company’s co-founder Sebastian Thrun seeks to bring costs in line with revenue without curbing growth, TechCrunch has learned. The objective is to do more than simply keep the company afloat, Thrun told…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Flying taxis could be more efficient than gas and electric cars on long-distance trips

[TECH NEWS] Flying taxis could be more efficient than gas and electric cars on long-distance trips

Flying cars definitely sound cool, but whether they’re actually a good idea is up for debate. Fortunately they do seem to have some surefire benefits, among which you can now count improved efficiency — in theory, and on long trips. But it’s something! Air travel takes an enormous amount of energy, since you have to…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Google Cloud’s new CEO on gaining customers, startups, supporting open source and more

[TECH NEWS] Google Cloud’s new CEO on gaining customers, startups, supporting open source and more

After Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud’s recently minted CEO, joined the company, he took hundreds of meetings to learn what the company’s prospective and current customers were looking for. The overarching theme of those conversations was always similar, he told me during an interview at Google’s Cloud Next conference: “Love the technology — amazed at it.…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Expanse, which offers real-time visibility into the ways its customers’ digital assets aren’t safe, has raised $70 million in new funding

[TECH NEWS] Expanse, which offers real-time visibility into the ways its customers’ digital assets aren’t safe, has raised $70 million in new funding

Expanse, a six-year-old, San Francisco-based company that helps its clients understand and monitor what it calls their “global internet attack surface,” has received a $70 million vote of confidence from its earlier backers, as well as some notable individual investors. Previous investor TPG Growth led the Series C round, with participation from other earlier investors…
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