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April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] DOJ reportedly warns Academy about changing Oscar rules to exclude streaming

[TECH NEWS] DOJ reportedly warns Academy about changing Oscar rules to exclude streaming

It seems that the Department of Justice has thoughts on whether Netflix movies should be eligible for Oscars. Variety reports that the DOJ has sent the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences a letter expressing concern about potential changes to the eligibility requirements for the awards. Why is this something the DOJ would worry…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Twitter now lets users appeal violations within its app

[TECH NEWS] Twitter now lets users appeal violations within its app

Twitter today announced a new feature that will allow users to appeal directly within the Twitter app a tweet that’s in violation of Twitter’s rules. When users post content in violation of Twitter’s guidelines, that tweet can be flagged or reported, resulting in an account suspension or lockout. Before, users would have to visit an…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] TechCrunch (Extra Crunch) is looking for great startup guest authors

[TECH NEWS] TechCrunch (Extra Crunch) is looking for great startup guest authors

In the six weeks since we launched Extra Crunch, we’ve seen that readers and subscribers really want the latest practical tips and warnings about building a company — from the people on the cutting edge. So we want to feature subject-matter experts, writing about what they learn from working with startup clients.   You may remember,…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Pokémon GO and the April Fools’ joke that made billions

[TECH NEWS] Pokémon GO and the April Fools’ joke that made billions

It’s the morning of March 31st, 2014, and the Google Maps team is about to release its April Fools’ Day gag to the world. It wasn’t the first time this team had goofed around with an April Fools’ day joke. Google, as a whole, goes wild on April 1st. Maybe it’s for the resulting publicity.…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] WTF are ISAs? (and can they transform education and spark a startup wave?)

[TECH NEWS] WTF are ISAs? (and can they transform education and spark a startup wave?)

Soaring college tuition prices have left Americans drowning in debt without a correspondingly enhanced set of professional skills to show for it. In the past 11 years, US student debt has increased by 157% and 1 in 10 borrowers are over 90 days delinquent. Universities are incentivized to be unaffordable and don’t have a direct…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] WordPress.com parent company launches work collaboration platform Happy Tools

[TECH NEWS] WordPress.com parent company launches work collaboration platform Happy Tools

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and Jetpack, is launching a new suite of products focused on the future of work — Happy Tools. Automattic is a remote company with more than 850 employees working from 68 countries. And the company has built a bunch of products over the years to communicate, collaborate and work.…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] ManoMano raises $125 million for its home improvement e-commerce platform

[TECH NEWS] ManoMano raises $125 million for its home improvement e-commerce platform

French startup ManoMano is raising a new funding round of $125 million (€110 million). The company operates an e-commerce website and marketplace focused on home improvement and gardening. ManoMano is part of the great unbundling of general e-commerce platforms. By focusing on a vertical in particular, the company can provide a large product offering, competitive…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] The best and worst April Fools’ jokes from around the web

[TECH NEWS] The best and worst April Fools’ jokes from around the web

The tech world sure does love a good prank. While some sat out on April Fools’, a number of big tech companies embraced the opportunity to waste time this way. So without any further ado, here are the April Fools’ pranks from around the web: The good 1) Google Tulip Google Tulip, in my humble…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Mailgun changes hands again as Thoma Bravo buys majority stake

[TECH NEWS] Mailgun changes hands again as Thoma Bravo buys majority stake

Mailgun, an email API delivery service, announced today that it was selling a majority stake in the company to private equity firm Thoma Bravo. The companies did not share terms, but this is the second owner in the company’s eight-year history. Mailgun provides API services for building email functionality into applications. It has more than…
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