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Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and othersCode2040%20raises%20%245.6%20million%20from%20The%20Knight%20Foundation%20and%26nbsp%3Botherscode2040mdickey

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:53:24 +0000

(image)  Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised $5.6 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology. The latest funding comes from The Knight Foundation, The Sara and Ev Williams Foundation and others, and brings Code2040’s total funding raised to more than $7 million. Code2040’s Fellows program, which first launched in 2012… Read More

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15 awesome gifts for your awesome Mom and Dad15%20awesome%20gifts%20for%20your%20awesome%20Mom%20and%26nbsp%3BDadmom-dadgregkumparak

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:37:47 +0000

(image)  Welcome to the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We check out a lot of really cool stuff here at TechCrunch, so we figured we ought to put that experience to good use and help you get your holiday shopping done quickly. It’s time to sit down, bust out the wallet and figure out what the heck you’re getting your parents for Christmas. Read More

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Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concernsGermany%20bans%20smartwatches%20for%20kids%20over%20spying%26nbsp%3BconcernsA close-up of child`s hands with smart watch. Touching electronic watch. Wearable gadget concept. Showing time. Using smartwatch while sitting near the laptop. Technology and people concept.bheater

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:19:34 +0000

(image)  Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issued a blanket ban on smartwatches aimed at children this week — and asked parents who’d already purchased such a device to destroy them, for good measure. The aggressive move is a response to growing privacy concerns surrounding devices aimed at minors. Read More

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Identity solutions business SailPoint up 8% following IPOIdentity%20solutions%20business%20SailPoint%20up%208%25%20following%26nbsp%3BIPOSP1roofkatie

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:18:20 +0000

(image)  SailPoint, the enterprise identity solutions business, went up 9 percent in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday. The company raised $240 million; after pricing its shares at $12, it saw them rise to $13.11 on its first day of trading. Read More

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Stitch Fix up just 1% on first day of trading, after reducing size of IPOStitch%20Fix%20up%20just%201%25%20on%20first%20day%20of%20trading%2C%20after%20reducing%20size%20of%26nbsp%3BIPOmo111717_hires-4roofkatie

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:03:32 +0000

(image)  Stitch Fix went up just 1 percent on its first day of trading. After pricing at $15, the company closed at $15.15. It’s also below the opening trade of $16.90. The company didn’t raise as much money as it had been hoping for. It raised $120 million, after pricing at $15, below the expected range of $18 to $20. The company also reduced the size of its IPO from 10 million shares to… Read More

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Shasta Ventures promotes three to partnerShasta%20Ventures%20promotes%20three%20to%26nbsp%3BpartnerScenic View Of Mt Shasta Against Clear Blue Skyroofkatie

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:44:24 +0000

(image)  Shasta Ventures is promoting three of its principals to partner. Nikhil Basu Trivedi, Jacob Mullins and Nitin Chopra have all made it to this coveted venture capital milestone. Shasta has about $1.3 billion under management across its five funds. Notable exits include Dollar Shave Club, Nest, Apptio, SteelBrick and Skycure.  Read More

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Black Friday’s best tech betsBlack%20Friday%E2%80%99s%20best%20tech%26nbsp%3BbetsHoliday Shoppers Look For Bargains On Black Fridaybheater

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:09:18 +0000

(image)  Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and gratefulness. The following day, on the other hand, is dedicated to rampant consumerism and generally attempting to not get trampled by a stampede of fellow deal seekers. In honor of making your Thanksgiving weekend slightly less stressful than it has to be, here’s a roundup of some of the best tech deals you’ll find a week from today. Read More

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YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policiesYouTube%20terminates%20exploitive%20%26%238216%3Bkids%26%238217%3B%20channel%20ToyFreaks%2C%20says%20it%E2%80%99s%20tightening%20its%20child%20endangerment%26nbsp%3Bpoliciestoyfreakssarahintampa

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:02:47 +0000

(image)  Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.5 million subscribers, was often criticized for its vile and seemingly exploitive videos featuring a dad and his daughters, which many… Read More

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Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyersArtland%20is%20a%20social%20art%20market%20that%20connects%20galleries%20and%26nbsp%3BbuyersArtland's team. Photo Sofus Graaenelomas

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:26:47 +0000

(image)  Danish startup Artland is building a social marketplace for the art world and its key players: Galleries and professional collectors, while also hoping an app-based approach helps onboard a new generation of art buyers. Read More

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Media startup Axios raises another $20 millionMedia%20startup%20Axios%20raises%20another%20%2420%26nbsp%3Bmilliontcdisrupt-ny17-9503romaindillet

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:19:39 +0000

(image)  There’s a glimpse of hope in new media as Axios just raised $20 million less than a year after its launch, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company already had a pretty big list of investors, and most of the startup’s existing investors are putting more money into Axios. Existing investors Greycroft Partners and Lerer Hippeau Ventures are co-leading today’s founding… Read More

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MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual planMoviePass%20drops%20pricing%20to%20under%20%247%20per%20month%2C%20if%20you%20opt%20for%20the%20annual%26nbsp%3Bplanmovie theatersarahintampa

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:58:17 +0000

(image)  MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it’s now offering its service for $6.95 per month, down from the current price of $9.95 per month, when customers commit to a one-year subscription plan. That works out to a flat fee of $89.95… Read More

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Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla SemiWalmart%20plans%20to%20pilot%20test%20the%20new%20Tesla%26nbsp%3BSemiSemi_Front_34_Blueetherin

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:34:29 +0000

(image)  Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the first” to test the new vehicle, and to see how it might help them achieve “long-term sustainability goals” including decreasing their overall emissions footprint. The retailer will… Read More

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Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018Apple%20pushes%20HomePod%20release%20to%20early%26nbsp%3B2018homepod-white-shelfbheater

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:16:17 +0000

(image)  So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by the company, the production process needs “a little more time” to bake. A spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod,… Read More

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Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds $98M to its Series F, now totals $480MFood%20delivery%20upstart%20Deliveroo%20adds%20%2498M%20to%20its%20Series%20F%2C%20now%20totals%26nbsp%3B%24480MDeliverooingridlunden

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:43:23 +0000

(image)  The food-delivery-on-demand space continues to heat up in Europe. Today, Deliveroo, the London-based startup that at the end of September announced a Series F of $385 million at a valuation of over $2 billion, today announced it is adding another $98 million into the round, led by T. Rowe Price Associates and Fidelity Management & Research Company. The brings the total amount in the round… Read More

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Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debutStitch%20Fix%20gets%20a%20pop%20in%20its%20public%20trading%26nbsp%3Bdebutstitch-fixmatthewlynley

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:40:33 +0000

(image)  Stitch Fix revised where it would price its IPO lower last night ahead of trading, and it looks like it helped approach the right sweet spot as a result when it made its debut today. The company saw around a 15% pop in its stock when it began trading this morning — the benchmark companies tend to look to hit when they go public is around 20% — and fell around the lower bounds of… Read More

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Deliv to power same-day grocery delivery for Walmart in San JoseDeliv%20to%20power%20same-day%20grocery%20delivery%20for%20Walmart%20in%20San%26nbsp%3BJosePersonal Shopper 4sarahintampa

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:24:43 +0000

(image)  Walmart is further expanding into same-day delivery with the help of its existing delivery partner, Deliv. The companies today announced they will now be working together to power same-day grocery delivery in the San Jose area, where users will be able to shop online then schedule deliveries from 8 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week. Deliv and Walmart have been working together for some time,… Read More

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Watch Tesla’s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speedtesla-roadster-2etherin

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:57:10 +0000

(image)  Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan car – a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph times of only 4.2 seconds, a top speed north of 250 mph and 621 miles of estimated range on a single charge. There’s nothing quite like seeing the car peel out in person, which I got a chance to do at the Tesla Semi… Read More

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Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creatorsSpotify%20acquires%20online%20music%20studio%20Soundtrap%20as%20it%20goes%20after%26nbsp%3Bcreatorsvideo-background@2xsarahintampa

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:45:06 +0000

(image)  Spotify has made another acquisition as it continues to build out the services it offers to artists beyond basic streaming. It has acquired online music studio startup Soundtrap, the company announced via a blog post this morning. The three year-old company, based in Stockholm, is the maker of a freemium (paid and free) cloud-based, collaborative music and podcast recording studio that… Read More

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Equity podcast:, Bumble, SendGrid and not Ubertc-equity-podcast-iosalexjameswilhelm

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:10:54 +0000

(image)  Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, the crew — Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm — were joined by David Pakman, a partner at Venrock, who helped us dig through the news. And news there was. We first dug into the big deal, working to understand why the company was… Read More

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‘Justice League’ looks ugly and rushed, but I liked it anyway%26%238216%3BJustice%20League%26%238217%3B%20looks%20ugly%20and%20rushed%2C%20but%20I%20liked%20it%26nbsp%3BanywayJustice LeagueanthhaWonder Woman Justice League

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:02 +0000

(image)  Justice League, the DC cinematic universe’s answer to The Avengers, is finally here. It comes at the end of a terrific year for superhero movies. Logan was genuinely great, while Wonder Woman‘s success should have demolished any lingering Hollywood skepticism about action movies directed by and starring women. Plus, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok were pretty… Read More

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