­

Human Capital: Uber Eats hit with claims of ‘reverse racism’

By |October 31st, 2020|

With less than one week left until the election, DoorDash made a late contribution of $3.75 million to try to ensure California’s gig worker ballot measure Prop 22 passes. Meanwhile, Coinbase is looking for a head of diversity and inclusion and Uber was hit with claims of reverse racism. All that and more in this --> READ MORE

Is Wall Street losing its tech enthusiasm?

By |October 31st, 2020|

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. Over the past few months the IPO market made it plain that some public investors were willing to pay more for growth-focused technology shares than private investors. We saw --> READ MORE

MG Siegler talks portfolio management and fundraising 6 months into the COVID-19 pandemic

By |October 31st, 2020|

This week, GV General Partner (and TechCrunch alum) MG Siegler joined us on Extra Crunch Live for a far-ranging chat about what it takes to foster a good relationship between investor and startup, how portfolio management and investing has changed as the COVID-19 crisis drags on, and what Siegler expects will and won’t stick around --> READ MORE

The 2020s promise better tech solutions to humanity’s biggest problems

By |October 31st, 2020|

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Let’s think beyond Monday, for a minute, to the trends playing out in technology this coming decade. While humanity’s problems have never been greater, our tools have never been better. Here’s more, --> READ MORE

This Week in Apps: Facebook Gaming skips iOS, TikTok goes shopping, Apple One bundles arrive

By |October 31st, 2020|

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day --> READ MORE

Equity shot: Boo! It’s the Halloween earnings special!

By |October 31st, 2020|

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. As promised, the whole gang is back, this time to chew on the biggest, baddest, worstest, and most troubling earnings reports from the current cycle. This week saw Amazon and Alphabet and Microsoft and Apple --> READ MORE

Here’s how to start a venture fund if you’re not rich

By |October 31st, 2020|

For years — decades, even — there was little question about whether you could become a venture capitalist if you weren’t comfortable financially. You couldn’t. The people and institutions that invest in venture funds want to know that fund managers have their own “skin in the game,” so they’ve long required a sizable check from --> READ MORE

TikTok stars got a judge to block Trump’s TikTok ban

By |October 31st, 2020|

TikTok has won another battle in its fight against the Trump administration’s ban of its video-sharing app in the U.S. — or, more accurately in this case, the TikTok community won a battle. On Friday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania issued an injunction that blocked the restrictions that would have otherwise blocked TikTok from operating --> READ MORE

Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19

By |October 30th, 2020|

Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test? MIT research has found that hidden in the sound of coughs is a pattern that subtly, but reliably, marks a person as likely to be --> READ MORE

Apple acknowledges AirPods Pro issues, will replace those that crackle and rattle

By |October 30th, 2020|

Are your AirPods Pro earbuds making weird noises? You’re not imagining it — and you’re not the only one. Just a few months after Apple started shipping AirPods Pro, some users started noticing that one or both of their earbuds were rattling or crackling. The noises would reportedly get worse whenever the user moved, and --> READ MORE