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Eventbrite’s IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can – TechCrunch

Eventbrite’s IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can – TechCrunch Eventbrite is having one hell of a debut on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Shares of the ticketing startup, founded back in 2006, have shot up over 50% in trading on the NYSE. …

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North Korea skirts US sanctions by secretly selling software around the globe – TechCrunch

North Korea skirts US sanctions by secretly selling software around the globe – TechCrunch Fake social media profiles are useful for more than just sowing political discord among foreign adversaries, as it turns out. A group linked to the North Korean government has been able to duck existing sanctions on …

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax – TechCrunch

Alibaba’s Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax – TechCrunch Ant Financial has denied claims that it covertly raided Equifax — the U.S. credit firm that was hit by a hack last year — to grab information, including code, confidential data and documents to help recruit staff for its own credit …

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Fast-growing Chinese media startup ByteDance is raising $2.5B-$3B more – TechCrunch

Fast-growing Chinese media startup ByteDance is raising $2.5B-$3B more – TechCrunch Fast-growing Chinese media startup ByteDance is looking to raise as much as $3 billion to continue growth for its empire of mobile-based entertainment apps, which include news aggregator Toutiao and video platform Tiktok. The Beijing-based startup is in early-stage …

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Verizon stealthily launched a startup offering $40-per-month unlimited data, messaging and minutes – TechCrunch

Verizon stealthily launched a startup offering $40-per-month unlimited data, messaging and minutes – TechCrunch Earlier this year, Verizon quietly launched a new startup called Visible, offering unlimited data, minutes, and messaging services for the low, low price of $40. To subscribe for the service, users simply download the Visible app (currently …

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SpaceX and United Launch Alliance land $640 million in Air Force launches – TechCrunch

The U.S. Air Force wants to maintain its options: It awarded a total of $640 million in satellite launch contracts to both SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance (Boeing and Lockheed Martin’s joint space launch venture), with the goal of making sure it has access to at least two options …

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