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Week in Review: Forget cord cutting, here comes the stream slashing

Week in Review: Forget cord cutting, here comes the stream slashing Hey everyone, welcome back to Week in Review where I dive deep into a bit of news from the week or just share some thoughts and go over some of the more interesting stories of the week. If you’re reading this […]

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Taiwan’s entrepreneurs move forward after tense presidential election

Taiwan’s entrepreneurs move forward after tense presidential election Last Saturday, Taiwanese voters re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen to her second term after an election that split the country among generational and ideological lines. A crucial issue were the differences in how Tsai, a member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and her main […]

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Startups Weekly: Plaid’s $5.3B acquisition is a textbook Silicon Valley win

Startups Weekly: Plaid’s .3B acquisition is a textbook Silicon Valley win Hi everyone, my name is Eric Eldon and I’m the new writer of the Startups Weekly newsletter.  I’ll be picking my favorite explicitly startup-focused articles of the week for you from Extra Crunch (where I’m the editor now), as well as […]

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The last radio station

The last radio station North of Silicon Valley, protected by the Point Reyes National Seashore, is the only operational ship-to-shore maritime radio station. Bearing the call sign KPH, the Point Reyes Station is the last of its kind. KPH is divided between two physical stations: one, knows as the voice, is responsible […]

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LaunchDarkly CEO Edith Harbaugh explains why her company raised another $54M

LaunchDarkly CEO Edith Harbaugh explains why her company raised another M This week, LaunchDarkly announced that it has raised another $54 million. Led by Bessemer Venture Partners and backed by the company’s existing investors, it brings the company’s total funding up to $130 million. For the unfamiliar, LaunchDarkly builds a platform that […]

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Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app

Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app At most, 7 million of Instagram’s 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch. And now, Instagram’s main app is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from its home page in what feels like an […]

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Deep tech VCs on what they view as some of the most impactful young startups right now

Deep tech VCs on what they view as some of the most impactful young startups right now During this week’s Democratic debate, there was a lot of talk, unsurprisingly, about ensuring the future of this country’s children and grandchildren. Climate change was of particular interest to billionaire Tom Steyer, who said repeatedly […]

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft has a key launch Saturday – here’s what’s going down

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft has a key launch Saturday – here’s what’s going down SpaceX and NASA are getting ready for a key test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon commercial crew spacecraft on Saturday, and this should be the last major milestone that SpaceX has to pass in terms of demonstration missions […]

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As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own

As Alphabet crests the T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own Continuing our irregular surveys of the public markets, two things happened this week that are worth our time. First, a third domestic technology company — Alphabet — passed the $1 trillion market capitalization threshold. And, second, software as […]

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Cruise calls for a new way to determine commercial readiness of self-driving cars

Cruise calls for a new way to determine commercial readiness of self-driving cars Cruise co-founder and CTO Kyle Vogt said Friday that disengagement reports released annually by California regulators are not a proxy for the commercial readiness or safety of self-driving cars. Vogt, in a lengthy post on Medium, called for a […]

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