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April 9, 2019
[TECH NEWS] An Equity deep dive on Patreon

[TECH NEWS] An Equity deep dive on Patreon

The popular TechCrunch podcast Equity this week launched a new series called Equity Dive, wherein a host interviews the writer of the latest edition of the Extra Crunch EC-1. If you’ve ever wanted to know everything there is to know about Patreon, the platform that connects creators with fans and their wallets, then this is…
April 9, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Should you hire an in-house designer or a contractor?

[TECH NEWS] Should you hire an in-house designer or a contractor?

Katherine Gustafson Contributor More posts by this contributor For Basecamp, brand identity and product development are all about the customer How to develop a brand identity system (like Intercom) Editor’s note: This post is a part of our latest initiative to demystify design and find the best brand designers and agencies in the world who…
April 9, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Zoom addresses CFO’s past workplace conduct ahead of IPO

[TECH NEWS] Zoom addresses CFO’s past workplace conduct ahead of IPO

Zoom, the only profitable unicorn in line to go public, priced its initial public offering at between $28 and $32 per share Monday morning. The video conferencing business plans to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “ZM.” Zoom, valued at $1 billion in 2017, initially filed to go public in March. According to…
April 8, 2019
[TECH NEWS] The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films

[TECH NEWS] The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films

The HBO sci-fi blockbuster Westworld has been an inspiring look into what humanlike robots can do for us in the meatspace. While current technologies are not quite advanced enough to make Westworld a reality, startups are attempting to replicate the sort of human-robot interaction it presents in virtual space. Rct studio, which just graduated from…
April 8, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Sinemia faces consumer pushback and a class action suit over a battery of complaints

[TECH NEWS] Sinemia faces consumer pushback and a class action suit over a battery of complaints

When Sinemia first came across our radar, the company was happily riding the wave of anti-MoviePass publicity. With its chief competition in the midst of what looked to be a historic collapse, Sinemia happily grabbed headlines as a what looked to be like a more stable alternative for movie ticket subscriptions. Last July, at the…
April 8, 2019
[TECH NEWS] To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself

[TECH NEWS] To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself

Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg’s army of clones. For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Spiegel claiming “Our values are hard to copy”. That inaction allowed Zuckerberg to accrue over 1 billion daily Stories users across Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook…
April 8, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Equity transcribed: Funding news round-up, a16z’s future, an upcoming IPO and more Lyft

[TECH NEWS] Equity transcribed: Funding news round-up, a16z’s future, an upcoming IPO and more Lyft

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. Here we put the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, into Extra Crunch members’ eyes instead of their ears. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark and Crunchbase News’s Alex Wilhelm get rapid-fire on…
April 8, 2019
[TECH NEWS] The future of news is conversation in small groups with trusted voices

[TECH NEWS] The future of news is conversation in small groups with trusted voices

Chikai Ohazama Contributor Share on Twitter Chikai Ohazama is the founder and CEO of Muxgram, which offers messaging products like the upcoming Sunday Beagle. He previously co-founded Keyhole (Google Earth/Maps) and held leadership roles at Google for 11 years. When I first came out to California, one of my favorite places to go for sushi…
April 8, 2019
[TECH NEWS] A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way

[TECH NEWS] A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Space tech rockets higher Corporate biotech venture funding rises again Insurance policies are confusing as hell, but the basic business proposition is pretty simple. For policyholders, it’s a way to get paid if something bad happens. And for insurers, it’s a way to make money charging people…
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