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April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Judge to SEC and Elon Musk: Put your ‘reasonableness pants on and work this out’

[TECH NEWS] Judge to SEC and Elon Musk: Put your ‘reasonableness pants on and work this out’

Tesla, Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have two weeks to work out their differences and come to a new resolution, a U.S. judge said Thursday at the conclusion of a hearing held to determine whether the automaker’s CEO should be held in contempt for his Twitter use. The SEC had asked…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Trying out Beats’ fully wireless Powerbeats Pro

[TECH NEWS] Trying out Beats’ fully wireless Powerbeats Pro

Beats took its time getting untethered. The last addition to the Powerbeats line arrived in late 2016, right around the same time as the original AirPods. The product shared Apple’s W1 chip, further cementing its place as part of the company, with instant iOS syncing. But the products were once again yolked together with a…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

[TECH NEWS] Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws at the federal, state and local/city levels, all set against a vast array of public and private interests. Where startup founders see opportunity for disruption…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Three keys to cultivating an effective product development culture

[TECH NEWS] Three keys to cultivating an effective product development culture

Scott Tong Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Tong is a startup advisor and entrepreneur in residence at IMO Ventures. Previously he was head of product design at Pinterest, co-founder at IFTTT, and principal designer at IDEO. Follow him @ScottTong on Twitter. Editor’s note: This guest post is a part of our latest initiative to demystify…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn could be rearrested

[TECH NEWS] Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn could be rearrested

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor chairman who was released on $9 million bail last month following three earlier indictments for financial wrongdoing, is being questioned by Tokyo prosecutors and could be rearrested, the Japanese public broadcaster NHK is reporting. NHK showed a video clip of a van leaving Ghosn’s residence Thursday and reported that prosecutors…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Toyota is giving automakers free access to nearly 24,000 hybrid car-related patents

[TECH NEWS] Toyota is giving automakers free access to nearly 24,000 hybrid car-related patents

Toyota said Wednesday it will give royalty-free access to its nearly 24,000 patents related to electrification technology and systems through 2030 in a move that aims to encourage rival automakers to adopt the low-emissions and fuel-saving technology. Collectively the patents represent core technologies that can be applied to the development of various types of electrified…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Ruhnn, a Chinese startup that makes influencers, raises $125M in U.S. IPO

[TECH NEWS] Ruhnn, a Chinese startup that makes influencers, raises $125M in U.S. IPO

Ruhnn, a company that enables influencers to sell through e-commerce and is plotting to change the face of China’s fashion industry, has raised $125 million after it listed on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. The company sold 10 million American Depositary Shares at $12.5 a pop, the midpoint of its expected range. In an earlier filing…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Talking the future of media with Northzone’s Pär-Jörgen Pärson

[TECH NEWS] Talking the future of media with Northzone’s Pär-Jörgen Pärson

We live in the subscription streaming era of media. Across film, TV, music, and audiobooks, subscription streaming platforms now shape the market. Gaming and podcasting could be next. Where are the startup opportunities in this shift, and in the next shift that will occur? I sat down with Pär-Jörgen “PJ” Pärson, a partner at European…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Femtech’s billion-dollar year

[TECH NEWS] Femtech’s billion-dollar year

There are a lot of people who never thought they’d see the day venture capitalists would funnel millions into femtech businesses, direct-to-consumer tampon retailers no less. But that’s our new reality and Cora is proof. San Francisco-based Cora, which develops and sells organic tampons, pads and other personal care products, has just closed a $7.5…
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