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White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official” – TechCrunch

White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official” – TechCrunch A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters. According to a report in The …

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Cinematic train wreck, “The Room”, is now on YouTube in its entirety – TechCrunch

Cinematic train wreck, “The Room”, is now on YouTube in its entirety – TechCrunch The Room has been ranked with Plan 9 From Outer Space as a strong contender for the “best” worst movie ever made — and it’s now available in its entirety on YouTube. Written, directed, and starring Tommy Wiseau, The …

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Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky – TechCrunch

Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky – TechCrunch Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Cenutry Fox for the UK’s Sky, a final step in what’s been a years-long takeover battle between the two media conglomerates. Comcast’s final offer gives Sky a roughly $40 billion price tag. Both companies upped their …

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Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018 – TechCrunch

Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018 – TechCrunch Many corporations are pinning their futures on their venture investment portfolios. If you can’t beat startups at the innovation game, go into business with them as financial partners. Though many technology companies have robust venture investment initiatives—Alphabet’s venture funding universe and Intel Capital’s …

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Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs – TechCrunch

Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs – TechCrunch Singapore Blockchain Week happened this past week. While there have been a few announcements from companies, some of the most interesting updates have come from regulators, and specifically, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The financial regulator openly discussed its views …

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Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid – TechCrunch

Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid – TechCrunch This week Facebook has launched a major new product play, slotting an algorithmic dating service inside its walled garden as if that’s perfectly normal behavior for an ageing social network. Insert your [dad dancing GIF of choice] right here. …

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Understanding Renaud Laplanche’s next Upgraded act – TechCrunch

Understanding Renaud Laplanche’s next Upgraded act – TechCrunch Renaud Laplanche spent ten years building LendingClub. In the process, he created an industry from scratch. Circumventing conventional banking channels for consumer credit began in 1996 when Chris Larsen started E-LOAN, which ultimately led to Prosper Marketplace. But LendingClub, which Laplanche founded …

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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying …

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