• Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online

    Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online

    EVERFI Inc. has raised $190 million in Series D funding to teach students online the life skills and touchy subject matter that they never learned in school. A sampling of courses offered by Everfi range from “Harassment Prevention Training” for the workforce, to “Alcohol EDU” for college students and “Vault Understanding Money” for fourth-, fifth- and… Read More

  • Poshmark cash flow positive, on track for $100 million revenue

    Poshmark cash flow positive, on track for $100 million revenue

    Poshmark, the fashion resale social network, is on track for $100 million in revenue this year, TechCrunch has learned. We hear the company reached $50 million in revenue last year, which means they are on pace to double in 2017. The company also recently became cash flow positive, with profitability on an Ebitda basis. This is a commonly used, but adjusted… Read More

  • More than 800 startups ask FCC chair to not kill net neutrality

    More than 800 startups ask FCC chair to not kill net neutrality

    Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the broad strokes of his plan to abandon consumer protections to the benefit of large corporate players in the telecommunications industry. While major telecom companies are looking forward to Pai’s FCC makeover, the same can’t be said for everyone else in tech. After Pai’s announcement, a group of more than 800 names in tech sent Pai… Read More

  • Sen. Schatz on FCC: ‘They have no idea how outraged people are about to be’

    Sen. Schatz on FCC: ‘They have no idea how outraged people are about to be’

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stirred up the hive today with his official declaration of war on the net neutrality rules established in 2015. Reactions have been mixed — depending on whether the person represents the telecommunications industry or not. In the melee, I had a chance to talk with Senator Schatz (D-Hawaii) about the pronouncement. Read More

  • Luxe to end door-to-door valet service, will launch “new service” this summer

    Luxe to end door-to-door valet service, will launch “new service” this summer

    Luxe started as a company that promised to make parking in busy cities less awful with an app that summoned blue-jacketed, scooter-carrying valets to your location to whisk your car away until you needed it back. It seems they’re pivoting away from that initial vision. Users began receiving emails like the one below this afternoon, promising “a new service” by summer of… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users

    Today’s Stories  Instagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies Uber is making it easier to see your rider rating Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital
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  • Amazon’s camera-equipped Echo Look raises new questions about smart home privacy

    Amazon’s camera-equipped Echo Look raises new questions about smart home privacy

    Given all of the security concerns raised by the rise of the Echo and other smart home hubs, Amazon surely knew that adding a camera to one of its devices was going to reinvigorate the privacy debate. After all, an always-listening microphone is one thing — the Echo Look, with a camera designed to sit in its owner’s bedroom, is another question entirely. Read More

  • Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

    Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

    Healthy financial milestones sugarcoat the conversation temporarily, but eventually Drew Houston is going to have to step into the public markets. At that point nobody will care how fast Dropbox grew its revenue back in the day. The question will be whether Dropbox is a company that can eventually sustain $10 billion in yearly revenue. Read More

  • The dark future of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ feels terrifyingly real

    The dark future of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ feels terrifyingly real

    For the past few years, Hollywood has been enamored with dystopias pulled from young-adult fiction — stories like The Hunger Games and Divergent, where the evil government provides a structure for our heroes to rebel against, a set of villains for them to defeat. The Handmaid’s Tale is something else entirely. Read More

  • ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

    ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

    Yesterday I wrote about a poll conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan that found people were interested in flying cars if they were autonomous, shared and electric. As soon as I posted that, I found an email in my inbox saying that ChargePoint and Uber Elevate, among others at the recent conference on flying vehicles, had partnered to prepare for just that exact scenario. Read More

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