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    Nokia Sells HERE Maps to European Car Makers | Crunch Report

    Reddit hits 8 billion page view record in July, smartphone shipments in China this quarter, Twitter stock falls 5%, Amazon's Dash button explained.

    Nokia Sells HERE Maps to European Car Makers | Crunch Report
  • Uncovering ECHELON: The Top-Secret NSA/GCHQ Program That Has Been Watching You Your Entire Life

    Uncovering ECHELON: The Top-Secret NSA/GCHQ Program That Has Been Watching You Your Entire Life

    If history is written by the victors, government surveillance agencies will have an awfully long list of sources to cite. Domestic digital surveillance has often seemed to be a threat endured mostly by the social media generation, but details have continued to emerge that remind us of decades of sophisticated, automated spying from the NSA and others. Before the government was peering… Read More

  • Hacking Diversity In Tech By Emphasizing Retention

    Hacking Diversity In Tech By Emphasizing Retention

    Conversations around diversity in tech often focus on the “pipeline” and getting more people from underrepresented groups through the door. But that’s just a first step. The next, most critical step is retention. There’s no point in a company using its resources to hire a diverse people if they’re not going to offer them an environment that is both supporting… Read More

  • Disruption In Healthcare Could Be Costly Crunch Network

    Disruption In Healthcare Could Be Costly

    Entrepreneurs are giving the healthcare industry a much-needed injection of innovation. Enthusiasm for new ideas and solutions in healthcare is clear from the 200 percent growth in funding for digital health companies between 2010 and 2014. Digital health companies received a record-breaking $4.1 billion in funding in 2014, and more than $600 million in the first quarter of 2015. Read More

  • Controversy Fuels 9X Growth For Reddit

    Controversy Fuels 9X Growth For Reddit

    Any press is good press, apparently, as Reddit hit a new 8 billion page view record in July admist community upheaval over new policies and leadership. Reddit grew from 175 million unique visitors in May to 177 million in June. But as hot takes flew in a media frenzy around volunteers blacking out Subreddits and CEO Ellen Pao’s departure, Reddit’s growth spiked in July bringing it… Read More

  • Chewse’s Tracy Lawrence on Raising Your First Round As A Female Founder

    Chewse’s Tracy Lawrence on Raising Your First Round As A Female Founder

    Right before Tracy Lawrence went into fundraising mode for her catering startup Chewse last year, she cut off her hair. She didn’t know it at the time, but later upon reflection, she thought it might have been a subconscious choice in trying to improve her odds. “I found I was trying to play it androgynous,” she said. “But it didn’t work, because I wasn’t… Read More

  • Department Of Homeland Security Highlights Privacy Concerns In Senate Cybersecurity Bill

    Department Of Homeland Security Highlights Privacy Concerns In Senate Cybersecurity Bill

    And now for an update in the continuing saga of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a controversial piece of legislation currently in the Senate that, to some, represents an important tool to bolster the sharing of threat data between the government and private entities, and to others is a privacy-wrecking mess. Read More

  • This Site Is Your DeLorean For Startup Homepages

    This Site Is Your DeLorean For Startup Homepages

    When I ran through years and years of homepage designs by Twitter the other day, it was like hopping into a DeLorean and heading back in time. It was really interesting seeing what the company had in mind for its most important page in 2009…and then quickly changing it within months. Read More

  • Twitter Collapses 5%, Tumbling Toward IPO-Level Prices

    Twitter Collapses 5%, Tumbling Toward IPO-Level Prices

    Shares of Twitter, a popular social media company, fell sharply today, dipping nearly 6 percent by midday trading. The company’s equity fell in value below the $30 mark, setting new lows. As of the time of writing, shares of Twitter are worth just over $29. Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup At The TechCrunch Lisbon Office Hours This Wednesday

    Pitch Your Startup At The TechCrunch Lisbon Office Hours This Wednesday

    If you’re a startup, you’ve heard of TechCrunch’s Startup Alley and the Battlefield. It’s a big part of our TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Hundreds of startups from all over the world vie for a spot on the main stage or on our showroom floor, to be perused by investors, reporters, and general attendees. Oh, and TechCrunch TV cameras. Every year we want to make each… Read More

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