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How a startup mindset can help the refugee crisis – TechCrunch

How a startup mindset can help the refugee crisis – TechCrunch Startup entrepreneurs have a crucial role to play in building a more agile response to the global refugee crisis and also helping to change the narrative around displaced people, TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin has heard. Speaking during a panel discussing …

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Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit – TechCrunch

Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit – TechCrunch A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the …

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Our 3 favorite startups from Morgan Stanley’s 2nd Multicultural Innovation Lab Demo Day  – TechCrunch

Our 3 favorite startups from Morgan Stanley’s 2nd Multicultural Innovation Lab Demo Day  – TechCrunch The Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab, Morgan Stanley’s in-house accelerator focused on companies founded by multicultural and female entrepreneurs, hosted its second Annual Showcase and Demo Day.  The event also featured companies from accelerators HearstLab, Newark Venture Partner …

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LinkedIn launches its own Snapchat Stories: “Student Voices” – TechCrunch

LinkedIn launches its own Snapchat Stories: “Student Voices” – TechCrunch The social media singularity continues with the arrival of Snapchat Stories-style slideshows on LinkedIn as the app grasps for relevance with a younger audience. LinkedIn confirms to TechCrunch that it plans to build Stories for more sets of users, but …

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Facebook Lasso app lead Brady Voss leaves for Netflix right after launch – TechCrunch

Facebook Lasso app lead Brady Voss leaves for Netflix right after launch – TechCrunch Facebook Lasso has a steep uphill climb ahead as it hopes to chase the musical video app it cloned, China’s TikTok (which merged with Musically). Lasso lets you overlay popular songs on 15-second clips of you …

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Burgerbot startup Creator hires inventor of Boston Dynamics’ Big Dog – TechCrunch

Burgerbot startup Creator hires inventor of Boston Dynamics’ Big Dog – TechCrunch Disney Imagineering animatronics wizard Dr. Martin Buehler is a legend in the robotics world. His work leading development of the galloping Big Dog quadruped at Boston Dynamics both inspired and terrified a new generation of makers. But after …

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Facebook reorganizes Oculus for AR/VR’s long-haul – TechCrunch

Facebook reorganizes Oculus for AR/VR’s long-haul – TechCrunch Facebook is again looking to whip Oculus into shape for its 10-year journey towards making virtual reality mainstream. According to two sources, Facebook reorganized its AR and VR team this week from a divisional structure focused around products to a functional structure …

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“Grit” author Angela Duckworth on working smart versus working too hard, when it’s okay to pivot, and the impact of tech on grit – TechCrunch

“Grit” author Angela Duckworth on working smart versus working too hard, when it’s okay to pivot, and the impact of tech on grit – TechCrunch Connie Loizos Contributor More posts by this contributor True Ventures has two new funds totaling $635 million to plug into a wide range of startups …

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Failed drone startup Airware auctions assets, Delair buys teammates – TechCrunch

Failed drone startup Airware auctions assets, Delair buys teammates – TechCrunch Airware desperately sought cash for 18 months before running out of money and shutting down last month, leaving about 120 employees without jobs after the startup had burned $118 million in funding. Bandaid strategic investments from construction company Caterpillar …

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