Facebook boycott leaders ‘disappointed’ after meeting with Zuckerberg, Sandberg

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:21:16 +0000
What began as a relatively small effort by activist organizations to hold Facebook accountable for perceived policy failings has snowballed into a mass corporate backlash—and a rare moment of discomfort for a company that enjoys its status as one of tech’s untouchable giants. As the #StopHateforProfit campaign continues to attract surprisingly mainstream corporations to its […]
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Regulatory roadblocks are holding back Colombia’s tech and transportation industries

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:51:07 +0000
One thing is for sure, the path to prosperity would look a lot better if Colombia further embraced innovation.
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Extra Crunch support expands into Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:15:32 +0000
We’re excited to announce that Extra Crunch is now available to readers in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. That adds to our existing support in the U.S., Canada, UK, and select European countries. You can sign for Extra Crunch here. Latin America has always caught the eye of big tech. For companies like Facebook, Amazon, and […]
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Arm plans to spin off IoT businesses under SoftBank banner as it focuses on core chip design business

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:07:43 +0000
Arm today announced plans to spin off its two IoT businesses, a move that would effectively transfer the divisions under the broader umbrella of the SoftBank Group core, which purchased the chip designer back in 2016. The move comes as Arm seeks to focus its efforts exclusively on the semiconductor IP business that has made […]
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DocuSign acquires Liveoak Technologies for $38M for online notarization

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:07:37 +0000
Even in the best of times, finding a notary can be a challenge. In the middle of a pandemic, it’s even more difficult. DocuSign announced it has acquired Liveoak Technologies today for approximately $38 million, giving the company an online notarization option. At the same time, DocuSign announced a new product called DocuSign Notary, which […]
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Gillmor Gang: Likeable Enough

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 19:59:31 +0000
The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Wednesday, June 24, 2020. For more, subscribe to the Gillmor Gang Newsletter. Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @fradice, @mickeleh, @denispombriant, @kteare, @brentleary, @stevegillmor, @gillmorgang Liner Notes Live chat stream The Gillmor Gang […]
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Dear Sophie: What does the new online classes rule mean for F-1 students?

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:48:46 +0000
The new order will force many international students at schools that are only offering remote online classes to find an “immigration plan B” or leave the U.S. before the fall term to avoid being deported.
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‘No code’ will define the next generation of software

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:36:18 +0000
This fundamental shift provides an opening for a new cohort of no code companies to grow into the next generation of software powerhouses.
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With partnerships at major children’s hospitals, Manatee seeks clinical validation of its CBT-based app

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:08:28 +0000
When Manatee founder Damayanti Dipayana’s brother was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the family took all the steps to ensure that he was properly cared for. All of the things that could have been an obstacle to getting treatment weren’t for Dipayana’s family. A comfortably middle class background, a supportive family and ready access to […]
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Autonomous driving startup turns its AI expertise to space for automated satellite operation

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:57:15 +0000
Hungarian autonomous driving startup AImotive is leveraging its technology to address a different industry and growing need: autonomous satellite operation. AImotive is teaming up with C3S, a supplier of satellite and space-based technologies, to develop a hardware platform for performing AI operations onboard satellites. AImotive’s aiWare neural network accelerator will be optimized by C3S for […]
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Kerry Washington is coming to Disrupt 2020

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:49:14 +0000
Kerry Washington’s fingerprints are all over Hollywood. The Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe-nominated actor, director and producer has touched myriad projects, from her role as Olivia Pope on “Scandal” (where she was the first African American woman since 1974 to headline a network drama) to her production of Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere” and Netflix’s “American […]
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How European seed firm Connect Ventures finds ‘product-first’ founders

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:35:52 +0000
Connect Ventures, the London-based seed-stage VC that was an early investor in Citymapper and Typeform announced a new $80 million fund last month to continue investing in “product-led” founders. Launched back in 2012, when there was a shortage of institutional capital at seed stage in Europe and micro VC was a novelty in the region, […]
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