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Netflix cofounder Marc Randolph on the company’s earliest days, the streaming wars, and moving on

Netflix is today a company whose valuation hovers around $130 billion, but it was, of course, once a little startup, and in his new book “That Will Never Work,” Netflix’s cofounder a

Get your Startup Alley Exhibitor package plus bonus hotel stay

It’s getting down to the wire for your opportunity to show off your early-stage startup in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF this October 2-4. There’s simply no better way to place your

How to profit from valuable peer referrals hiding in Slack

Brands often act like the person who searches for their keys under the streetlight simply because that is where the light is better. However, when brand marketers focus only on engaging with...

Lunchclub raises $4M from a16z for its AI warm intro service

There are apps out there that help you find friends, find dates and find your distant family histories, but when it comes to “growing your professional network,” the options are shockingly

California Governor Gavin Newsom signs gig worker bill AB-5 into law

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law gig worker protections bill AB-5. This comes shortly after AB-5 passed in the California State Assembly and Senate. “Today, we are disrupting the

Out of the box influencer strategies to accelerate awareness for your startup

For new brands, growing awareness and gaining consumer trust are two of the most important yet challenging marketing objectives. But startups don’t have the budget to activate mega-influencers...

Daily Crunch: Facebook announces Portal TV

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe her

Startup growth hacks, high-frequency trading, startup security, privacy and Adobe

Full Disrupt SF agenda posted We have an amazing slate of speakers stopping by TechCrunch Disrupt SF this year, including two full days scheduled for the debut of our Extra Crunch stage, which will fo

GitHub acquires code analysis tool Semmle

Microsoft’s GitHub today announced that it has acquired Semmle, a code analysis tool that helps developers and security researchers discover potential vulnerabilities in their code. Semmle takes

Video ad company Eyeview names Rob Deichert as its new CEO

After 13 years at the helm of video advertising company Eyeview, founder Oren Harnevo is stepping down as CEO. The company’s new chief executive is Rob Deichert, who was most recently COO at dig

Stephen Curry Brings SC30 Inc. to Disrupt SF

Startup founders are hard-pressed to find the right investors — not only to fund their businesses but to help their businesses grow. These days, investors represent a variety of backgrounds and indu

Google’s parental control software Family Link gains much-needed features

Google’s parental control software, Family Link, is getting a noteworthy update today with the addition of new features that will allow parents to limit screen time per app, instead of the devic

On-demand plant food startup Simple Feast raises $33M B round to push its climate credentials

As Greta Thunberg heads back to Europe from the U.S. after radicalizing a generation, entrepreneurs are quickly realizing there is a zeitgeist to be gotten hold of here. With food production a major c

Plex partners with Lionsgate to expand its ad-supported video library

Plex has added a new content partner for its soon-to-launch ad-supported video service. The company announced this morning its service will now also include movies from Lionsgate, which will join Plex

Hear how to hire at breakneck speed at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Nothing can get built without talented people with the right skillsets, which is why startups hitting their growth phases have to go from hiring a smattering of employees to building systems that can
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Hands-on with Facebook’s Portal TV

We try out Facebook’s new video chat TV set-top box and smaller smart screens. For more on Faceboo

Walmart launches two new credit cards offering 5% back on digital purchases

Walmart is partnering with Capital One to launch a new credit card program, which rolls out on September 24, and includes both co-branded and private-label cards. The former, the Capital One Walmart M

Afore Capital raises second pre-seed venture capital fund

In the last year alone, nine new funds have closed on an aggregate $200 million to invest in pre-seed startups.

North now offers Focals smart glasses fittings and purchases via app

North’s Focals smart glasses are the first in the category to even approach mainstream appeal, but to date, the only way to get a pair has been to go into a physical North showroom and get a cus

Indonesia’s Julo raises $10M to expand its P2P lending platform

Julo, a peer-to-peer lending platform in Indonesia, said on Wednesday it has extended its $5 million Series A raise to $15 million as it looks to scale its business in the key Southeast Asian market.
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