How one state’s aggressive climate policy could boost its economy
Offshore wind hasn’t made many waves in the U.S. yet, but it’s about to, and one state is making sure it's a centerpiece of its economic policy.
California judge upholds a case against Pinterest over a marketer’s contribution to initial concepts
Last week, a California judge dismissed Pinterest’s motion to dismiss a case over a marketer’s claim that she wasn’t compensated for her ideas that helped form the company. However,
Over 14,000 Etsy sellers are going on strike to protest increased transaction fees
If you’re in the market for funky trinkets and unique, handmade clothing, you might want to put off your shopping until next week. Starting today, more than 14,000 Etsy sellers are going on stri
Cannabis beverage startup Cann raises $27M as it expands to Canada
Cann, a THC beverage company marketing itself as a fun alternative to alcohol, is bulking up on funding as it brings the product into Canada — its first international market expansion. The start
Daily Crunch: Google dumps FloC plan, proposes new Topics API for ad targeting
Today our cup overflows with news. There’s simply too much going on to cover in a single newsletter, so I’ve tried to fit in as much as possible.
Student labor marketplace Pangea closes $2M seed round
The startup runs a marketplace that links college-age talent to companies in need of their services. Social media and web developer work are popular on the Pangea platform.
Daily Crunch: Apple announces AirPods Max headphones
Apple unveils new high-end headphones, Calm raises more funding and Cyberpunk 2077 faces criticism. This is your Daily Crunch for December 8, 2020. The big story: Apple announces AirPods Max headphone
New York-based indoor ag company Gotham Greens raises $87 million
Lettuce celebrate the rise of indoor agriculture. In the past few months, AppHarvest, a developer of greenhouse tomato farms, went public through a special purpose acquisition vehicle, vertical farmin
3 ways the pandemic is transforming tech spending
We don’t believe enterprises or consumers will revert to the old ways of doing things when the pandemic subsides. Welcome to the next phase of tech spending.
The Wanderlust Group raises $14.2M to double-down on getting folks outdoors
The Wanderlust Group, a Rhode Island-based startup focused on building software for the boating world, announced that it has closed a $14.2 million Series B round of capital this week. The new funds w
Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple
Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming. Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built, but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge:
Digital vote-by-mail applications in most states are inaccessible to people with disabilities
The 2020 election is without a doubt going to be the biggest one in history for voting by mail, but people with disabilities may find it rather difficult to apply for their ballot, since according to
The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. Through a partnership with Microsoft the found
As tech giants face congressional investigation, states must step up regulatory oversight too
Congress has begun investigations into the power wielded by tech giants. Concerns are bipartisan, with members of both parties suggesting that new legislation and regulation may be needed.
As the federal government falters, technology is leading a rise of the rest in statehouses nationwide
Andrew Keen Contributor Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More post