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Tech for Campaigns, created to get Democrats elected, on the parties’ biggest differences

Tech for Campaigns, created to get Democrats elected, on the parties’ biggest differences Yesterday, a 450-page “investigation on competition in digital markets” was published by the House based on 16 months of evidence gathering, including interviews with employees and past employees and others with first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of Facebook, […]

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Technologists: Consider Canada

Technologists: Consider Canada Tim Bray Contributor Share on Twitter Tim Bray is a software technologist based in Vancouver, B.C. and a former vice president and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services. Iain Klugman Contributor Iain Klugman is CEO of Communitech, an innovation hub in Waterloo, Ontario, and a signatory to the Tech […]

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Dear Sophie: What are my F-1 and other immigration options after graduation?

Dear Sophie: What are my F-1 and other immigration options after graduation? Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue […]

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Who really benefits from reskilling?

Who really benefits from reskilling? Nearly 40 million Americans are unemployed, and a recent study that examined more than 66,000 tech job layoffs found that sales and customer success roles are most vulnerable amid COVID-19. In response, some quarters of Silicon Valley are abuzz about a long-standing technology: reskilling, or training individuals […]

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A new Silicon Valley venture report shocks — because of how little the pandemic has impacted dealmaking

A new Silicon Valley venture report shocks — because of how little the pandemic has impacted dealmaking The law firm Fenwick & West has published some new data to highlight how Covid-19 has impacted the world of venture capital in Silicon Valley. The biggest surprise? It’s how little impact the global pandemic […]

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3 perspectives on the future of SF and NYC as startup hubs

3 perspectives on the future of SF and NYC as startup hubs It has been an incredibly tough period for everyone the past few months as the global COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out whole industries from the economic map. While tech has been among the most resilient industries in the face of […]

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Investors buy The DiPP as accelerators go virtual

Investors buy The DiPP as accelerators go virtual Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a choice of all sorts of news, but as we cut the show together as a group Danny pushed all the funding […]

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‘You have to be a moron to think libertarianism is real’

‘You have to be a moron to think libertarianism is real’ Could the coronavirus crisis — and the way different countries have responded — make Silicon Valley VCs more bullish on European startups? That’s the thesis put forward by Salman Ullah, co-founder and managing director of Merus Capital. As COVID-19 spreads globally, […]

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Just released: Last round of tickets to 3rd Annual Winter Party at Galvanize

Just released: Last round of tickets to 3rd Annual Winter Party at Galvanize If parties came with an alert system, this post would qualify as Def Con 4. Now hear this — we just released the final batch of tickets to our 3rd Annual Winter Party at Galvanize, which heats up on February […]

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Startups Weekly: Oyo’s toxicity + A farewell

Startups Weekly: Oyo’s toxicity + A farewell Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week I wrote about the startups we lost in 2019. Before that, I noted […]

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