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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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In the shadow of Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle startups are having a moment

In the shadow of Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle startups are having a moment Venture capital investment exploded across a number of geographies in 2019 despite the constant threat of an economic downturn. San Francisco, of course, remains the startup epicenter of the world, shutting out all other geographies when it comes to […]

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Lyft deploys 200 long-range EVs for its rideshare rental fleet in Colorado

Lyft deploys 200 long-range EVs for its rideshare rental fleet in Colorado Lyft is making 200 new long-range EVs available to rideshare drivers as part of its Express Drive program, the company revealed today. Express Drive is a program that Lyft offers to provide rental cars to drivers on its platform, as […]

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Capital One replaces security chief after data breach

Capital One replaces security chief after data breach Capital One has replaced its cybersecurity chief, four months after the company disclosed a massive data breach involving the theft of sensitive data on more than 100 million customers. A spokesperson for Capital One confirmed the news in an email to TechCrunch. “Michael Johnson […]

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Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data? The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has been released following a Freedom of Information request. The government […]

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Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other users

Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other users Mercedes-Benz car owners have said that the app they used to remotely locate, unlock and start their cars was displaying other people’s account and vehicle information. TechCrunch spoke to two customers who said the Mercedes-Benz’ connected car app was pulling in information […]

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Source: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition

Source: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now it seems that the company could be extending its brand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored acquisition of a Seattle-based startup. […]

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Badass millennial women are supercharging startup investments

Badass millennial women are supercharging startup investments Patricia Nakache Contributor Patricia Nakache is a general partner at Trinity Ventures. More posts by this contributor The next frontier in real estate technology Defensible strategies for food tech entrepreneurs facing the Amazon juggernaut Across the political, social and economic stage, women’s issues are finally […]

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Is Amazon’s Alexa ready to leave home and become a wearable voice assistant?

Is Amazon’s Alexa ready to leave home and become a wearable voice assistant? Amazon’s device event today played host to a dizzying number of product announcements, of all stripes – but notably, there are three brand new ways to wear Alexa on your body. Amazon clearly wants to give you plenty of […]

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Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees Amazon has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtual and in-person care, with telemedicine via app, […]

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