November 15, 2019 News Magazine

Month: November 2019


VC Cyan Banister on her path, who decides what at Founders Fund, and the state of San Francisco

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

Cyan Banister is an American success story. A homeless teenager who originally supported herself by making hemp necklaces, then silk-screen...

Daily Crunch: TikTok starts experimenting with commerce

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered...

Three of Apple and Google’s former star chip designers launch NUVIA with $53M in series A funding

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

Silicon is apparently the new gold these days, or so VCs hope. What was once a no-go zone for venture...

Twitter makes its political ad ban official

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

The ban on political ads announced by Twitter two weeks ago has come into effect, and the rules are surprisingly...

You’ve heard of CRISPR, now meet its newer, savvier cousin CRISPR Prime

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

CRISPR, the revolutionary ability to snip out and alter genes with scissor-like precision, has exploded in popularity over the last...

Hulu increases price for live TV by $10, to $55 per month

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

Hulu just sent an email to subscribers of its Hulu + Live TV plan announcing that the price of the...

More layoffs at pivoting London ed tech startup pi-top

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

London ed tech startup pi-top has gone through another round of layoffs, TechCrunch has learned. Pi-top confirmed that eight jobs have been cut in the London office, saying the job losses resulted from “restructuring our business to focus on the U.S. education market.” In August we broke the news that the STEM hardware-focused company had cut 12 staff after losing out on a major contract; pi-top told us then that its headcount had been reduced from 72 to 60. The latest cuts suggest the workforce has been reduced to around 50 — although we have also heard that company headcount is now considerably lower than that. One source told us that 12 jobs have gone in the London office this week, as well as additional cuts in the China office, where the company’s hardware team is based — but pi-top denied there have been any changes to its China team. Pi-top said in August that the layoffs were related to implementing a new strategy. Commenting on the latest cuts, it told us: “We have made ..

More layoffs at pivoting London edtech startup pi-top

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

London edtech startup pi-top has gone through another round of layoffs, TechCrunch has learned. pi-top confirmed that eight jobs have...

Know your startup’s value so you can communicate it to investors

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

Blair Silverberg Contributor Share on Twitter Blair Silverberg is co-Founder and CEO of Capital, a financial services company using technology...

Virgin Galactic begins ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ for first paying customers

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

Virgin Galactic has begun its ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ this week, which is being run out of Under Armour Global HQ...