How European seed firm Connect Ventures finds ‘product-first’ founders – TechCrunch

Connect Ventures, the London-based seed-stage VC that was an early investor in Citymapper and Typeform announced a new $80 million fund last month to continue investing in “product-led” founders. Launched back in 2012, when...

Facebook to launch officially licensed music videos in the US next month – TechCrunch

Facebook is preparing to launch officially licensed music videos on its social network in the U.S. next month, in a direct challenge to YouTube. In materials reviewed by TechCrunch, Facebook informed Page owners...

Colvin raises $15M to rethink the flower supply chain – TechCrunch

At first glance, Colvin — which recently announced that it has raised a $15 million Series B — might look like just another flower and plant delivery company, but co-founder and CEO Andres Cester...

Secretive data startup Palantir has confidentially filed for an IPO – TechCrunch

Secretive surveillance startup Palantir said late Monday it has confidentially filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.  Its statement for the secretive, government-friendly big data operation, co-founded by Peter...

Dfinity demonstrates its TikTok clone, opens up its ‘Internet Computer’ to outside developers –...

Dfinity appeared in 2018, amid the flurry of investments in the blockchain space. It raised $102 million in funding at a $2 billion valuation in a round jointly led by Andreessen Horowitz and...

US beat China on App Store downloads for first time since 2014, due to...

The U.S. App Store’s downloads have surpassed China’s downloads for the first time since 2014. According to data from Sensor Tower’s Q2 2020 report, out today, the U.S. App Store saw 27.4% year-over-year...

Unmasked shopper asserts constitutional right to sit on the floor in Costco / Boing...

In a video posted to Tiktok, a shopper asserts her constitutional right not to wear a mask in Costco, then her constitutional right to plant her rear on the floor.

Ford blends tech and nostalgia in the 2021 Bronco – TechCrunch

The Bronco is officially back. After 24 years, Ford relaunched the 2021 Bronco in a splashy reveal streamed Monday evening on ABC, ESPN and National Geographic, each short film showcasing a different member...

Apple allocates its first $400M from $2.5B commitment to address California’s housing crisis –...

Apple announced this morning it’s allocating more than $400 million toward affordable housing projects and other homeowner assistance programs in California, as a part of its earlier multi-year pledge of $2.5 billion...

Robinhood, the stock trading app, postpones UK launch ‘indefinitely’ – TechCrunch

Robinhood, the U.S.-based stock trading app, is postponing its U.K. launch “indefinitely,” more than a year and a half after the company begun executing on plans to cross the pond. It now...
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