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Gillmor Gang: Culture Clubs

I’ve spent the last few weeks diving into the world of crypto, and lo and behold, there might be something to it. Part of the problem is I rarely sense an innovation that revolves around the inevita

For the first time in 4 years, profitability beats growth

For the last decade, private company executives have all asked us the same question: “Do public market investors prefer profitability or growth?”

Telemedicine startups can survive and thrive under renewed regulation

Telemedicine will mature from a convenient replacement in a crisis to earning its own seat at the table in the healthcare industry as an essential participant in the continuum of care.

TikTok is working on avatars, live audio streams, new creator tools and more

TikTok is building a number of new features, including Bitmoji-like avatars, keyword filtering for the For You Page, group chats, audio-only livestreams, screen sharing on livestreams and Twitch-like

Asia HR tech platform Darwinbox becomes unicorn with TCV-led $72 million funding

HR tech platform Darwinbox has more than tripled its valuation to become a unicorn in a new $72 million funding round as the Indian startup leads what an investor calls the “SaaSification of Asia”

Daily Crunch: Peloton CEO in hot seat, activist investor says ‘the ride for Mr. Foley is over’

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Max Q: Sports in space?

Welcome back to Max Q, our weekly newsletter about space and the business thereof. This week, plans for a private sports and entertainment complex in orbit materialize. Don’t forget to sign up to ge

Hundreds of Y Combinator alumni join crypto collective to back web3 startups

A crypto collective backing web3 startups is seeking new members. The only condition for joining? Applicants must be alumni of the Y Combinator accelerator. The group, called Orange DAO, is an effort

AI2 shows off an open, Q&A-focused rival to GPT3

OpenAI’s impressive AI language model GPT-3 has plenty of things going it, but with 175 billion parameters no one would claim it’s particularly streamlined. The Allen Institute for AI (AI2

Apple extends an in-app purchase exemption for some developers impacted by pandemic

The pandemic isn’t over yet, according to Apple. The iPhone maker has once again pushed back a Covid-era deferral of an App Store rule that allowed app developers to bypass Apple’s in-app

Mentor Collective shakes off its boots to scale student support services

Mentorship is a crucial ingredient to a student’s success. The demand for a platform to make the art of advice more accessible is thus easy for entrepreneurs to identify then pitch, but the serendip

Not Dead Yet: IBM’s revenue growth accelerates in Q4

IBM reported revenue for Q3 2021 — and the news wasn’t just “good.” For a company that has seen negative or low revenue growth for almost a decade, it was great. Big Blue repor

3 ways investors can assess the strength of an NFT opportunity

Talk of NFTs may be filling board rooms and news feeds, but their complex and new nature makes it hard for investors to determine which projects show promise, and which don't.

Google has a Wordle Easter egg and it’s cute, okay

I know, I know, you’re tired of Wordle. Just mute the word “wordle” on Twitter and don’t be like the guy who made a Wordle-spoiling bot and got banned from Twitter today for be

Google gets hit with a new lawsuit over ‘deceptive’ location tracking

Washington, DC, Texas, Washington state and Indiana announced the latest lawsuit against Big Tech Monday, alleging that Google deceived users by collecting their location data even when they believed

NASA celebrates private sector deployments of space-born tech in its latest Spinoff

NASA’s Spinoff magazine is one of the things I look forward to reading every year. The space agency’s research trickles down to the rest of the world in surprising and interesting ways, wh

Mark Cuban on his online pharmacy: ‘Our KPI is how much we can reduce the stress of our patients’

Mark Cuban’s announcement over the weekend of an online pharmacy selling over a hundred generic drugs at near cost was totally unexpected but will likely be welcomed by millions who struggle to

Recipe app Pestle helps you organize, plan, and cook hands-free or with friends on FaceTime

A newly launched recipe app called Pestle aims to do more than provide a place to save and organize your favorite recipes. The app, from indie developer Will Bishop, also helps you plan meals, create

Codenotary raises $12.5M Series B to secure software supply chains

Codenotary, a service that makes it easier for development teams to build transparent software supply chains (and also the company behind the popular open source immudb immutable database), today anno

A CISO’s playbook for responding to zero-day exploits

We keep calling every new zero-day exploit a “wake up call,” but all we have been doing is collectively hitting the snooze button.
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