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The highest valued company in Bessemer’s annual cloud report has defied convention by staying private The highest valued company in Bessemer’s annual cloud report has defied convention by staying private

The highest valued company in Bessemer’s annual cloud report has defied convention by staying private

By 4 weeks ago

This year’s Bessemer Venture Partners’ annual Cloud 100 Benchmark report was published recently and my colleague Alex Wilhelm looked at some broad trends in the report, but digging into the data, I decided to concentrate on the Top 10 companies by valuation. I found that the top company has defied convention for a couple of…

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20 Best Weekend Deals: Laptops, Smart Speakers, and More

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It’s officially fall! Now’s a good time to revamp your living situation for the cooler season. Whether it’s snagging a new TV and soundbar to enjoy your time increasingly spent indoors or grabbing a wireless leafblower to clean out the gutters, there’s a ton of stuff on sale to help you comfortably hunker down. Also,…

New Pixel 5 leaks cover colors, prices, and on-sale dates New Pixel 5 leaks cover colors, prices, and on-sale dates

New Pixel 5 leaks cover colors, prices, and on-sale dates

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Home News Mobile Phones (Image credit: Google) With the big Pixel 5 (and Pixel 4a 5G) reveal expected this coming Wednesday, September 30, you might be keen to hear as much about the handset in advance as you can – and the Google rumor mill definitely has you covered this weekend.Seasoned tipster Jon Prosser, who…

Calling Helsinki VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC Calling Helsinki VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

Calling Helsinki VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

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TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our survey of VCs in Helsinki will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought amongst investors by the coronavirus pandemic. (Please note, if you have filled out the survey already, there…

European Commission to appeal decision that reversed Apple’s $15B State Aid tax bill in Ireland European Commission to appeal decision that reversed Apple’s $15B State Aid tax bill in Ireland

European Commission to appeal decision that reversed Apple’s $15B State Aid tax bill in Ireland

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It’s not over until it’s over for Apple and its ongoing tax headache in Europe. Today the European Commission announced that it plans to appeal the July 2020 ruling that overturned the original $15 billion fine that it leveled against Apple and Ireland over State Aid and taxes, as it believes the General Court “made…

How Teachers Can Foster Community in Online Classrooms How Teachers Can Foster Community in Online Classrooms

How Teachers Can Foster Community in Online Classrooms

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The school year is difficult for both teachers and students, to say the least. Some districts are using a hybrid of remote and in-person learning, while others are on Zoom entirely. And that means teachers are stretched thin and unable to build community with their students, and classmates are unable to get to know their…

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In March, scientists in the United Kingdom started to notice an unexpected phenomenon. Alongside a fever, dry cough, and general malaise, Covid-19 patients were also reporting a sudden and alarming symptom: They couldn’t smell anything. Anecdotal evidence shared on medical message boards from physicians in Iran, France, Italy, and the United States all described a…

How to buy the right Android phone for you How to buy the right Android phone for you

How to buy the right Android phone for you

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Home News Mobile Phones A selection of the very best Android phones (Image credit: Future) Choosing a new smartphone is more difficult now than it’s ever been. However, if you’re reading this then you’ve likely made the first decision – iPhone or Android – already. Congratulations.Android smartphones are the best they’ve ever been, serving up…

Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet? Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet?

Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet?

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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s VC-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton and your humble servant gathered to chat through a host of rounds and venture capital news for your enjoyment. As a programming note, I am off next week effectively, so look for Natasha…

Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet? Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet?

Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet?

By 4 weeks ago

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s VC-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton and your humble servant gathered to chat through a host of rounds and venture capital news for your enjoyment. As a programming note, I am off next week effectively, so look for Natasha…

Hootsuite says it will terminate its ICE contract ‘without delay’ Hootsuite says it will terminate its ICE contract ‘without delay’

Hootsuite says it will terminate its ICE contract ‘without delay’

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After disagreements within the company spilled over into public controversy, Hootsuite says it won’t go forward with a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Through an external spokesperson, the company told TechCrunch it “can confirm the termination of its only pending contract with ICE” and will “[take] the necessary steps to ensure the action…

How Twitter Survived Its Biggest Hack—and Plans to Stop the Next One How Twitter Survived Its Biggest Hack—and Plans to Stop the Next One

How Twitter Survived Its Biggest Hack—and Plans to Stop the Next One

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July 15 was, at first, just another day for Parag Agrawal, the chief technology officer of Twitter. Everything seemed normal on the service: T-Pain’s fans were defending him in a spat with Travis Scott; people were upset that the London Underground had removed artwork by Banksy. Agrawal set up in his home office in the…

Amazon Event 2020 live: all the Echo, Ring Fire TV and Eero devices as they’re launched – TechRadar Amazon Event 2020 live: all the Echo, Ring Fire TV and Eero devices as they’re launched – TechRadar

Amazon Event 2020 live: all the Echo, Ring Fire TV and Eero devices as they’re launched – TechRadar

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Amazon has launched Luna, a play-anywhere service that will rival other cloud gaming while integrating Twitch. (Image credit: Amazon)So, the Amazon event is over for another year, and while we didn’t get anything weird in the way of Echo Glasses, we did get a massive new gaming platform: Luna.This gaming service kicks off with a…

Tesla sues Trump Administration to end tariffs on the ‘brain’ of its vehicles Tesla sues Trump Administration to end tariffs on the ‘brain’ of its vehicles

Tesla sues Trump Administration to end tariffs on the ‘brain’ of its vehicles

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Tesla is suing the Trump Administration over tariffs on a computer chip and other parts it imports from China, joining an increasingly long list of similar lawsuits filed by hundreds of companies, including automakers Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. Tesla, which names U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in the lawsuit filed in the U.S. Court of…

California will require all passenger vehicles sold in the state be zero-emission by 2035 California will require all passenger vehicles sold in the state be zero-emission by 2035

California will require all passenger vehicles sold in the state be zero-emission by 2035

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California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Wednesday requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles be zero-emission by 2035. The new order would be a huge boost for electric vehicles, and vehicles using alternative fuels like hydrogen, and could boost a sector that’s already surging in California. As an announcement from the California…

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