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Facebook’s weapon amid chaos and controversy: misdirection – TechCrunch

Facebook’s weapon amid chaos and controversy: misdirection – TechCrunch The New York Times’ bombshell report into the past three years at Facebook paint a grotesque picture of the company’s attempts to navigate a string of high profile controversies by using unsavory, unethical and dark PR tactics. The Times’ report, citing …

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Growing pains at venture-backed Moogsoft lead to layoffs – TechCrunch

Growing pains at venture-backed Moogsoft lead to layoffs – TechCrunch Eight months after bringing in a $40 million Series D, Moogsoft‘s co-founder and chief executive officer Phil Tee confirmed to TechCrunch that the IT incident management startup had shed 18 percent of its workforce or just over 30 employees. The …

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TechCrunch returns to Shenzhen for our latest China event from November 19-20 – TechCrunch

TechCrunch returns to Shenzhen for our latest China event from November 19-20 – TechCrunch We’re excited to announce our return to Shenzhen, which will host our next event in China later this month. Once again organized with our longtime local partner TechNode, the two-day event will run from November 19-20 …

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Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies – TechCrunch

Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Tarform debuted new e-motorcycles but is there a U.S. market? Marieme Diop and Shikoh Gitau to speak at Startup Battlefield Africa Africa’s VC landscape is becoming more African with an increasing number of …

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Tink Labs, which gives free-to-use smartphones to hotel guests, is raising $300M – TechCrunch

Tink Labs, which gives free-to-use smartphones to hotel guests, is raising $300M – TechCrunch Tink Labs, a Hong Kong startup that develops smartphones that hotels provide to their guests for free, is raising a new round of up to $300 million to further its international footprint, TechCrunch has come to …

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Valued at $500M, investors say HeadSpin is ‘one of the fastest-scaling software companies’ ever – TechCrunch

Valued at $500M, investors say HeadSpin is ‘one of the fastest-scaling software companies’ ever – TechCrunch HeadSpin has closed a $20 million Series B, valuing the provider of mobile application performance software at $500 million. New investors ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures and EQT Ventures participated in the funding round, as …

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Naspers announces $300 million initiative to support startups and tech in South Africa – TechCrunch

Naspers announces $300 million initiative to support startups and tech in South Africa – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Marieme Diop and Shikoh Gitau to speak at Startup Battlefield Africa Local venture capital fund formation is on the rise in Africa, led by Nigeria Naspers announced a $100 million Naspers …

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Quizlet hits 50M monthly users – TechCrunch

Quizlet hits 50M monthly users – TechCrunch Most students in the U.S. have used or at least heard of Quizlet, the website for creating digital flashcards. The company leverages machine learning to predict in which areas its users need the most help and provides 300 million user-generated study decks, maps, …

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Lyft speeds ahead with its autonomous initiatives – TechCrunch

Lyft speeds ahead with its autonomous initiatives – TechCrunch Lyft, the transportation on demand company that is heading to a $15 billion IPO in 2019, is racing ahead with its autonomous vehicle plans. TechCrunch has learned that it is acquiring the London-based augmented reality startup Blue Vision Labs and unveiling its …

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