December 10, 2019 News Magazine

Month: June 2019


Facebook civil rights audit says white supremacy policy is ‘too narrow’

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

Facebook’s second progress report pertaining to the civil rights audit conducted by former ACLU Washington Director Laura Murphy is here....

Adopting a ratings system for social media like the ones used for film and TV won’t work

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

Gail Ann Hurd Contributor Share on Twitter Gale Anne Hurd is a producer of films and television shows, including the...

It’s the end of movies as we know them (and I feel fine)

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

“How Will The Movies Survive The Next Ten Years?” demands the New York Times, in a series of interviews with...

Cozycozy is an accommodation search service that works with hotels and Airbnb

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

French startup Cozycozy.com wants to make it easier to search for accommodation across a wide range of services. This isn’t the first aggregator in the space and probably not the last one. But this time, it isn’t just about hotels. When you plan a trip with multiple stops, chances are you end up with a dozen tabs of different services — on Airbnb to look at listings, on a hotel review platform and on a hotel booking platform. Each service displays different prices and has a different inventory. While there are a ton of services out there, most of them belong to just three companies: Booking Holdings (Booking.com, Priceline, Kayak, Agoda…), Expedia Group (Expedia, Hotels.com, HomeAway, Trivago…) and TripAdvisor (TripAdvisor, HouseTrip, Oyster…). They all operate many different services in order to address as many markets and as many segments as possible. Cozycozy.com wants to simplify that process by aggregating a ton of services in a single interface — you can find hotels, Airbnb li..

Cozycozy is an accommodation search service that works with hotels and Airbnb

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

French startup Cozycozy.com wants to make it easier to search for accommodation across a wide range of services. This isn’t...

Week-in-Review: Auditing a dark age in Apple design

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story...

Equity transcribed: SoftBank-backed startup cracks under pressure to scale

June 29, 2019

June 29, 2019

Welcome back to the transcribed edition of the popular podcast Equity. This week, TechCrunch writers Kate Clark and Connie Loizos...

Researchers developed a sensing system to constantly track the performance of workers

June 29, 2019

June 29, 2019

Researchers have come up with a mobile-sensing system that can track and rate the performance of workers by combining a...

The IPO’d learn investing at First Round’s Angel Track

June 29, 2019

June 29, 2019

Startups depend on the angel lifecycle. A few flush post-exit individuals put the first cash into a fresh venture. With some skill and plenty of luck, the early team grows the company into a big success. It sells or goes public and those team members earn a fortune. They then pay it forward by investing in the next generation of startups. If they hoard their spoils they starve the early-stage ecosystem or leave founders stuck with dumb money from non-strategic financiers. If they redistribute their winnings, they can influence startup culture by deciding what, and more importantly, who gets funding. But how does a co-founder or VP learn to be a mini-VC? That’s the goal of First Round Capital’s Angel Track, a free three-month workshop series in San Francisco and New York for learning how to source, vet, close, and support angel investments. A scene from Angel Track’s first cohort Every two weeks, an expert on some part of the investing process like finding deals or interviewing foun..

The IPO’d learn investing at First Round’s Angel Track

June 29, 2019

June 29, 2019

Startups depend on the angel lifecycle. A few flush post-exit individuals put the first cash into a fresh venture. With...