Dropbox lays off 500 employees, 16% of staff, CEO says due to slowing growth and ‘the era of AI’
Cloud storage giant Dropbox today joined the fray of tech companies announcing layoffs. The company today announced that it would be laying off 16% of its staff, equivalent to about 500 employees, due
On Dropbox, Slack pings and Twitter moderation
The stories behind Dropbox, Slack and now Twitter moderation showcase the massive complexity of building and running digital services.
Dropbox buys form management platform FormSwift for $95M in cash
Dropbox today announced that it’s acquired FormSwift, a cloud-based platform designed to help businesses build, edit, approve, share and print custom personalized documents. Under the terms of t
Dropbox acquires Boxcryptor assets to bring zero-knowledge encryption to file storage
Dropbox has announced plans to bring end-to-end encryption to its business users, and it’s doing so through acquiring “key assets” from Germany-based cloud security company Boxcrypto
Tiger Global, YC back Rebill’s subscription payment platform for Latin America
Rebill differs from legacy providers in that it is targeting medium to large companies, is cloud-based and sold on a subscription basis so customers just have to pay a license fee.
4 principles for building an MVP even if you can’t write a single line of code
If you haven’t found a technical co-founder or freelancer to build your MVP, here are four principles that will help in the meantime.
Your shot to join the TC Disrupt Startup Battlefield 200 ends today
Time is running out on one of the biggest opportunities in Disrupt history. We stop accepting applications to the Startup Battlefield 200 tonight, August 5, at precisely 11:59 p.m. PDT. No more deadli
How the problem of hiring healthcare staff has become a fertile ground for startups
The healthcare crisis — more evident now as summer heatwaves put pressure on hospitals — is resulting in a staffing boom. But healthcare professionals in Europe can end up with bad terms and pay d
48 hours left to save up to $1,300 on Disrupt passes
Frugal founders and savvy shoppers take heed. TechCrunch Disrupt, which takes place in person on October 18–20 — and online October 21 — can be a serious boon to your business. But our early-bir
A newly discovered malware hijacks Facebook Business accounts
An ongoing cybercriminal operation is targeting digital marketing and human resources professionals in an effort to hijack Facebook Business accounts using a newly discovered data-stealing malware. Re
Russian hackers behind SolarWinds are now hiding malware in Google Drive
The Russia-linked hacking group behind the infamous SolarWinds espionage campaign is now using Google Drive to stealthily deliver malware to its latest victims. That’s according to researchers a
Yes, it’s become harder for startups to raise funding
To better understand where the venture market stands today, we’ve pulled in a dataset from DocSend, a software service that helps founders create and share their pitch decks with investors.
The revenge of the quiet companies
Some private technology companies in less flashy markets didn't fall prey to the 2021 hype cycle and are, in some cases, chugging toward an IPO. And they haven't gotten much credit for their work.
AppOmni raises $70M to find and secure vulnerabilities in SaaS app stacks
As more enterprises migrate apps and workloads into the cloud, so grows the need for more sophisticated tech to secure that activity. That’s resulted in a strong run of funding rounds for startu
Nigeria’s Topship raises $2.5M from Flexport and YC to help merchants with international shipping
African merchants encounter many challenges when it comes to international shipping, ranging from logistics and customs to hidden and excessive charges. Digital freight forwarders on the continent hav
Sunday Security launches a cybersecurity service for senior execs
Traditionally, cybersecurity has always focused on what can be hacked and not so much on who might be most at risk. Sunday Security, which is launching today and announcing a $4 million seed funding r
reMarkable, maker of a focus-friendly e-paper tablet, says it closed funding at a $1B+ valuation after selling 1M devices
Hardware, as the saying goes, is hard; but there remains an opportunity for startups that focus on specific niches to build viable businesses. In the latest example, reMarkable, the Oslo, Norway-based
As Dropbox heads into earnings, it desperately needs a win
Consumer and business file storage and sharing service Dropbox will report its first-quarter earnings tomorrow, and for the former unicorn and present-day public company, the stakes appear quite high.
Time to grab your pass to TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco
Prepare yourself for the triumphant return of TechCrunch Disrupt — live and in person — to San Francisco on October 18-20 at Moscone West! We can’t wait to welcome you and more than 10,000 oth
The fundraising market is losing some of its founder-friendly shine
The venture capital market could be seeing a shift in power dynamics away from founders and more toward investors, new DocSend data indicates.