Join The New Stack for Pancake & Podcast with Q&A at TC Sessions: Enterprise

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:00:26 +0000
Popular enterprise news and research site, The New Stack, is coming to TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise on September 5 for a special Pancake & Podcast session with live Q&A  featuring, you guessed it, delicious pancakes and awesome panelists! Here’s the “short stack” of what’s going to happen: Pancake buffet opens at 7:45 am on Thursday, Sept. […]
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WP Standard’s Weekender leather duffle is built for life

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:59:59 +0000
Have you heard? It’s Bag Week! It’s the most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks, to rollers to messengers to fanny packs. WP Standard makes exceptional leather goods and the company’s new leather duffle is no […]
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Twitter blocks state-controlled media outlets from advertising on its social network

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:37:56 +0000
Twitter is now blocking state-run media outlets from advertising on its platform. The new policy was announced just hours after the company identified an information operation involving hundreds of accounts linked to China as part of an effort to “sow political discord” around events in Hong Kong after weeks of protests in the region. Over […]
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A newly funded startup, Internal, says it wants to help companies better manage their internal consoles

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:20:41 +0000
Uber and Facebook and countless other companies that know an awful lot about their customers have found themselves in hot water for providing broad internal access to sensitive customer information. Now, a startup says its “out-of-the-box tools” can help protect customers’ privacy while also saving companies from themselves. How? With a software-as-a-service product that promises […]
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Without evidence, Trump accuses Google of manipulating millions of votes

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:20:11 +0000
The President this morning lashed out at Google on Twitter, accusing the company of manipulating millions of votes in the 2016 election to sway it towards Hillary Clinton. The authority on which he bases this serious accusation, however, is little more than supposition in an old paper reheated by months-old congressional testimony.
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Mammoth Media introduces Choose Your Own Adventure-style storytelling to its chat fiction app Yarn

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:09:17 +0000
The chat fiction stories offered in Mammoth Media‘s mobile app Yarn are about to get more interactive. The branching narrative mechanic should be familiar to anyone who read Choose Your Own Adventure books when they were kids — you read a story, and at certain key moments, you choose from different options that determine where […]
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These are the games coming to Google Stadia

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:30:53 +0000
Google’s game streaming service isn’t set to launch until November, but the company kept the hype train going through the mid-August doldrums with a Gamescom Stadia Connect live stream. As promised, the online press conference was “all about the games,” featuring what looks to be a nearly complete list of launch (and some post-launch) titles. […]
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Twitter says accounts linked to China tried to ‘sow political discord’ in Hong Kong

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:28:54 +0000
Twitter says a significant information operation involving hundreds of accounts linked to China were part of an effort to deliberately “sow political discord” in Hong Kong after weeks of protests in the region. In a blog post, the social networking site said the 936 accounts it found tried to undermine “the legitimacy and political positions […]
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After data incidents, Instagram expands its bug bounty

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:00:01 +0000
Facebook is expanding its data abuse bug bounty to Instagram . The social media giant, which owns Instagram, first rolled out its data abuse bounty in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw tens of millions of Facebook profiles scraped to help swing undecided voters in favor of the Trump campaign during the […]
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Ally raises $8M Series A for its OKR solution

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:40:04 +0000
OKRs, or Objectives and Key Results, are a popular planning method in Silicon Valley. Like most of those methods that make you fill in some form once every quarter, I’m pretty sure employees find them rather annoying and a waste of their time. Ally wants to change that and make the process more useful. The […]
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Developers accuse Apple of anti-competitive behavior with its privacy changes in iOS 13

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:18:42 +0000
A group of app developers have penned a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, arguing that certain privacy-focused changes to Apple’s iOS 13 operating system will hurt their business. In a report by The Information, the developers were said to have accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior when it comes to how apps can access user […]
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‘Breaking Into Startups’: Torch CEO and Well Clinic founder Cameron Yarbrough on mental health & coaching

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:07:22 +0000
There has long been a stigma associated with therapy and mental health coaching, a stigma that is even more pronounced in the business world, despite considerable evidence of the efficacy of services.
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