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FCC INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON TRUMP'S ATTEMPT TO NERF SECTION 230

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has decided to ask the public for its thoughts on an attempt initiated in Trump in May to water down certain...

Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality

DAILY CRUNCH: MICROSOFT-TIKTOK ACQUISITION INCHES CLOSER TO REALITY

A possible Microsoft - TikTok acquisition is causing plenty of drama, we review Google's new budget Pixel and SpaceX's Crew Dragon...

 
 
 
EventGeek relaunches as Circa to help marketers embrace virtual events

EVENTGEEK RELAUNCHES AS CIRCA TO HELP MARKETERS EMBRACE VIRTUAL EVENTS

EventGeek was a Y Combinator-backed startup that offered tools to help large enterprises manage the logistics of their events. So with...

WHAT MICROSOFT SHOULD DEMAND IN EXCHANGE FOR ITS “PAYMENT” TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT FOR TIKTOK

In one of the crazier news stories , President Donald Trump said today during a media availability that in order for the U.S. government...

 
 
 

EXTRA CRUNCH LIVE: JOIN FINTECH LEGEND MAX LEVCHIN FOR A LIVE Q&A ON AUGUST 6 AT 4PM ET/1PM PT

We've got a great Extra Crunch Live chat coming up on Thursday, August 4, that you won't want to miss. The one and only Max Levchin,...

ANNOUNCING SIGHT TECH GLOBAL, AN EVENT ON THE FUTURE OF AI AND ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Few challenges have excited technologists more than building tools to help people who are blind or visually impaired. It was Silicon...

 
 
 

AFTER SHOPIFY'S HUGE QUARTER, BIGCOMMERCE RAISES ITS IPO PRICE RANGE

When BigCommerce , the Texas-based Shopify competitor, first announced an IPO price range, the numbers looked a little light. With...

TRUMP CALLS TIKTOK A HOT BRAND, DEMANDS A CHUNK OF ITS SALE PRICE

Today the President appeared to bless the budding Microsoft-TikTok deal , continuing his evolution on a possible transaction. After...

 
 
 

SAAS SECURITIZATION WILL DISRUPT VC'S BIGGEST RETURNS THIS COMING DECADE

SaaS investing has been on fire the past decade and the returns have been gushing in, with IPOs like Datadog, direct listings like...

The essential revenue software stack

THE ESSENTIAL REVENUE SOFTWARE STACK

Tim Porter Contributor Share on Twitter Tim Porter is a managing director at Madrona Venture Group and invests in the areas of intelligent...

 
 
 

GOOGLE SIGNS UP SIX MORE PARTNERS FOR ITS DIGITAL BANKING PLATFORM COMING TO GOOGLE PAY

Google is expanding its plans to offer digital banking services in the U.S. The company announced today it's partnering with half a...

CHECK OUT OUR AUGUST WEBINAR SERIES FOR DIGITAL STARTUP ALLEY EXHIBITORS

There's no better way to expose your early-stage startup to global opportunities - we're talking thousands of potential investors,...

 
 
 

REMINDER: ANNUAL EXTRA CRUNCH MEMBERS CAN SAVE 20% ON DISRUPT PASSES

Calling all Extra Crunch annual and two-year members! Did you know that as a part of your membership plan, you can get a 20% discount...

LORDSTOWN MOTORS BECOMES LATEST EV AUTOMAKER TO USE A SPAC TO GO PUBLIC

Lordstown Motors, the one-year-old Ohio electric automaker that revealed a pickup truck prototype in June, has reached a deal to merge...

 
 
 

AMID PANDEMIC, RETURNING TO OFFICES REMAINS AN OPEN QUESTION FOR TECH LEADERS

As COVID-19 infections surge in parts of the U.S., many workplaces remain empty or are operating with skeleton crews. Most agree that...

“MADE IN AMERICA” IS ON LIFE SUPPORT, AND THE PROGNOSIS ISN'T GOOD

Intel and Boeing, two of the pillars of American industry. Intel makes some of the most impressive chips in the world and has for decades,...

 
 
 

VIRGIN ORBIT TO FLY 11 SATELLITES FOR NASA ON SECOND ORBITAL LAUNCH DEMO LATER THIS YEAR

Virgin Orbit's first attempt at an orbital launch demo may not have gone entirely to plan (the LauncherOne rocket released as planned...

Is the 2020 SPAC boom an echo of the 2017 ICO craze?

IS THE 2020 SPAC BOOM AN ECHO OF THE 2017 ICO CRAZE?

I wanted to write an essay about Microsoft and TikTok today, because I was effectively a full-time reporter covering the software giant...

 
 
 

FOUNDED BY A LIFELONG HOUSE-FLIPPER, INSPECTIFY IS A MARKETPLACE FOR HOME INSPECTIONS AND REPAIRS

Josh Jensen bought his first house in Peoria, Ill., when he was twenty three. He sold the house to pay for a business school and over...

Boston Dynamics CEO Rob Playter is coming to Disrupt 2020 to talk robotics and automation

BOSTON DYNAMICS CEO ROB PLAYTER IS COMING TO DISRUPT 2020 TO TALK ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION

Back in January, Robert Playter became the CEO of Boston Dynamics. It was a momentous occasion, marking the company's first new CEO...

 
 
 



The Underground Bunker Business Is Booming As Global Events Spiral Out Of...

The Underground Bunker Business Is Booming As Global Events Spiral Out Of Control

This is a really good time to be selling underground bunkers. The COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest in major U.S. cities, and concern about what else may be coming have combined... Read more ...

FAA finalizes and opens for comment its plan for the return of Boeing's 737 Max

FAA finalizes and opens for comment its plan for the return of Boeing's 737 Max

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday published its final list of required design changes to the Boeing 737 Max, as well as changes to operation and maintenance... Read more ...

Pelosi reportedly told House Democrats that Congress likely won't come to an...

Pelosi reportedly told House Democrats that Congress likely won't come to an agreement on another pandemic relief bill until next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats that Congress will likely not come to a middle ground on another coronavirus stimulus bill until mid-August. "It is my hope we... Read more ...

Trump claims lockdowns 'do not prevent infection in the future' and...

Trump claims lockdowns 'do not prevent infection in the future' and undermines Dr. Fauci's push to reconsider shutdowns in certain states

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed that the lockdowns implemented during the coronavirus pandemic haven't reduced future infections and "inflict more harm" than they... Read more ...

Did dinosaurs get cancer? A new study says yes

Did dinosaurs get cancer? A new study says yes

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today . A group of Canadian researchers say... Read more ...

Twitter could be facing an FTC fine of up to $250 million over allegations...

Twitter could be facing an FTC fine of up to $250 million over allegations that it violated an agreement over user data privacy

Twitter is under investigation by the FTC and could face a fine of anywhere between $150 million to $250 million, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday. Twitter... Read more ...

Religious Groups Received $6-10 Billion In COVID-19 Relief Funds, Hope For More

Religious Groups Received $6-10 Billion In COVID-19 Relief Funds, Hope For More

More than 400 evangelical churches and ministries each received forgivable loans worth at least $1 million. Read more ...

This chart shows how a Microsoft acquisition of TikTok for $50 billion would...

This chart shows how a Microsoft acquisition of TikTok for $50 billion would stack up against tech's largest deals ever

Microsoft is in talks to purchase TikTok, the massively popular video app that's owned and operated by the Chinese company ByteDance. The purchase talks come amid threats from... Read more ...

Will Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Be the New Normal?

Will Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Be the New Normal?

A general fatigue exists around the discussion of the novel coronavirus, but the fact remains that the pandemic has shifted consumer behavior in ways that may never shift back... Read more ...

A Michigan GOP lawmaker who opposes coronavirus restrictions tested positive...

A Michigan GOP lawmaker who opposes coronavirus restrictions tested positive for COVID-19. It hasn't changed his mind

Michigan state Sen. Tom Barrett, a Republican, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he announced Sunday. Barrett had positioned himself as a staunch opponent of Gov... Read more ...