What Zuckerberg’s money can’t buy

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DoD reaffirms Microsoft has won JEDI cloud contract, but Amazon legal complaints still pending

We have seen a lot of action this week as the DoD tries to finally determine the final winner of the $10 billion, decade-long DoD JEDI cloud contract. Today, the DoD released a statement that after re

FDA revokes emergency authorization for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked an emergency use authorization (EUA) that it previously issued for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, two anti-malarial drugs also used in the

US intelligence bill takes aim at commercial spyware makers

A newly released draft intelligence bill, passed by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, would require the government to detail the threats posed by commercial spyware and surveillance technol

Daily Crunch: Apple unveils new iPad Pro and MacBook Air

Apple has new hardware coming, the U.S. government may use cell phone data to track the spread of COVID-19 and Fox acquires a streaming company. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 18, 2020. 1. A

US government reportedly in talks with tech companies on how to use location data in COVID-19 fight

U.S. government officials are currently in discussion with a number of tech companies, including Facebook [update: Facebook now says that it is not in discussions to give the government any data] and

VCs from Accel and SoftBank talk Europe’s startup scene, what they expect in 2020, and the future of SoftBank

If you haven’t noticed, Europe’s startup scene is in full bloom, with more than $30 billion deployed in startups across the continent over the last 12 months and more than 20 countries now

Researchers find making a sick reef sound like a healthy one could help its recovery

A new study, published in Nature Communications (via The Washington Post), found promising early results from an experiment wherein sounds that you’d hear from a healthy reef are played back at

Profits at The New York Times show media dinosaurs are ruling the internet

Today’s news that The (failing?) New York Times reported net income of $55.2 million, after losses a year earlier — and that its digital business raked in $709 million — is just one

A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning

An explosive report in The New York Times this weekend sheds new light on the apparent targeting of Twitter accounts by “state-sponsored actors” three years ago. It comes in the wake of th

Bird is raising $100 million to become the Uber of electric scooters

“It feels like investing in Uber when it first launched.” That’s what one investor said of the hot new Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup, Bird — an electric scooter company th

The Washington Post Is Now Free On Amazon Kindles

The Washington Post is now available as a free app on Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, according to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek. The announcement comes a little more than a year after Amazon CEO Jef

Bezos Finally Closes Sale On The Washington Post

In the same way you or I would close on a nice little bungalow in an up-and-coming part of town, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just privately closed on the Washington Post, the newspaper equivalent of a n

Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M

Yes, you read that right. The Washington Post Company just <a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/katharine-weymouth-letter-to-post-readers/2013/08/05/ff6bd6e0-fe0e-11e2-9711-

Another Big Social Marketing Exit: Gannett Will Buy BLiNQ Media For Up To $92M

On the heels of <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/08/06/google-wildfire-100-million/">Google buying Wildfire</a> and <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/06/04/salesforce-lines-up-against-oracle-o

The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized Social News Site

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/trove.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/the-washington-post-company">The Washington Post Company</a> this morn

Go Figure – The Washington Post Sets Up A Facebook Agency Called SocialCode

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/socialcode.png" class="shot2" /> Washington DC-based <a href="http://www.socialcode.com">SocialCode</a> is the latest Facebook-focused market

The World's Most Geriatric iPad App

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/washpost-ipad.jpg"> I am sure the Washington Post's new<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-washington-post-for-ipad/id401284198?mt=8"

Twitter Unearths A Secret: Journalists Have Opinions

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/3903103636_e7554f5131-133x200.jpg" width="133" height="200" />"<em>All Washington Post journalists relinquish some of the personal privileges

Arianna Huffington: Subscriptions Are For Porn

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/porn-145x200.jpg" width="145" height="200" /> At <a href="http://d7.allthingsd.com/20090528/d7-interview-arianna-huffington-and-katharine-wey
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