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Sounding Board raises cash as startups wake up to executive coaching

In an unprecedented work environment defined by distributed teams and virtual-only communication, two co-founders think their 2018 bet reigns truer than ever: mentors need mentorship, too. Christine Tao and Lori Mazan, the brains behind Sounding Boar.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 22nd, 2021

When Amazon Raises Its Minimum Wage, Local Companies Follow Suit

In the areas where Amazon operates, "low-wage workers at other businesses have seen significant wage growth since 2018..." reports the New York Times, "and not because of new minimum-wage laws." The gains are a direct result of Amazon's corporate de.....»»

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The owner of Anki’s assets plans to relaunch Cozmo and Vector this year

Good robots don’t die — they just have their assets sold off to the highest bidder. Digital Dream Labs was there to sweep up IP in the wake of Anki’s premature implosion, back in 2019. The Pittsburgh-based edtech company had initially plann.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

SMART Global Holdings Reports Inducement Grants under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) in Connection with Cree LED Acquisition

NEWARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$SGH #CreeLED—SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (“SGH”, “SMART” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SGH), today announced that the independent Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of SGH has a.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

How and when to hire your first product manager

In the world of early-stage startups, job titles are often a formality. In reality, each employee may handle a dozen responsibilities outside their job description. The choose-your-own-adventure type of work style is part of the magic of startups and.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Eco raises $26M in a16z-led round to scale its digital cryptocurrency platform

Eco raises $26M in a16z-led round to scale its digital cryptocurrency platform.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

MicroStrategy Buys Another 205 Bitcoins, Now Owns 91,064 Bitcoins

Business intelligence firm MicroStrategy disclosed on Friday that it just spent $10 million in cash to buy 205 bitcoins. From a report: The enterprise software and bitcoin holder said it paid an average price of $48,888 for each bitcoin, including fe.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

SoftBank makes mountains of cash off of human laziness

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. It was.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

NASA spacewalk is happening right now. Here’s how to watch

Two astronauts on board the International Space Station are set to embark on a spacewalk on Friday, March 5. Here's how you can watch it live online......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Scrum Ventures launches new program to connect startups with Japanese corporations

Headquartered in San Francisco and Tokyo, Scrum Ventures is known for its accelerator programs focused on sports, food and smart city tech. Today it announced the launch of a new incubator program that will help startups from business partnerships wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Indonesian logistics startup SiCepat raises $170 million Series B

SiCepat, an end-to-end logistics startup in Indonesia, announced today it has raised a $170 million Series B funding round. Founded in 2014 to provide last-mile deliveries for small merchants, the company has since expanded to serve large e-commerce.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Self-driving startups are becoming an endangered species

Commercializing self-driving technology is taking longer than many expected. Enlarge / A Voyage vehicle at the Villages in Florida. (credit: Voyage) Bloomberg reports that Cruise, a self-driving company jointly owned by GM and Honda, is in tal.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

InsurGrid raises pre-seed financing to help modernize legacy insurance agents

Insurance agents spend hours handling paperwork and grabbing client information over the phone. A new seed-stage startup, InsurGrid, has developed a software solution to help ease the process, and make it easier for agents to serve existing clients &.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, says CEO

Chief executive Susan Wojcicki says there's a way back for the former president on YouTube......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Daily Crunch: Square acquires Tidal

Square buys a majority stake in Jay-Z’s Tidal, WhatsApp improves its desktop app and Hopin raises even more funding. This is your Daily Crunch for March 4, 2021. The big story: Square acquires Tidal Square announced this morning that it has pur.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Square buys majority of Tidal, adds Jay-Z to its board in bid to shake up the artist economy

Square buys majority of Tidal, adds Jay-Z to its board in bid to shake up the artist economy.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  mobilecrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Data is the world’s most valuable (and vulnerable) resource

I believe generational startups will be created from 2020's reckoning with cybersecurity, just as they’ve been created coming out of market disruptions in the past. Kara Nortman Contributor Share o.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

CoreSite Realty Corporation Announces First-Quarter 2021 Dividend on Common Stock

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center, cloud access and interconnection solutions in major U.S. metropolitan areas, today announced a cash divid.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Square is buying a majority stake in streaming service Tidal for $297 million

Per the terms of the deal, Square will pay $297 million in cash and stock in exchange for a "significant" majority ownership stake. Existing artist shareholders will maintain their holdings and be the remaining stakeholders......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Amazon changes logo following complaints it looks like Hitler

The unlikely-sounding scenario came after Amazon launched its main shopping-app logo in January, replacing the previous shopping trolley icon. It was supposed to resemble one of the company's parcels with a piece of torn tape at the top. Strangely, s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Announcing the Early Stage Pitch-Off judges

TechCrunch Early Stage is coming around the corner fast, April 1 and 2. You still have a chance to pitch your startup on the famous TC stage to an amazing lineup of judges. On April 2, TechCrunch will feature 10 top startups across the globe at the E.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021