The Exchange: Unicorn IPOs, tech earnings and my favorite VC round from the week

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Elon Musk says ’embarrassingly late’ two-factor is coming to Tesla app

Tesla CEO Elon Musk acknowledged Friday that the company was ‘embarrassingly late’ rolling out a security layer known as two-factor authentication for its mobile app. “Sorry, this is embarrassingly late.

Clearview AI landed a new facial recognition contract with ICE

The controversial facial recognition software maker Clearview AI has a new contract with ICE, the most controversial U.S. government agency.

Birmingham-based Help Lightning raises $8 million for its remote training and support tools

In the four years since Help Lightning first began pitching its services out of its Birmingham, Ala. headquarters, the company has managed to sign up 100 customers including some large Fortune 500 companies like Cox Communications, Siemens, and Boston Scientific. Now,

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Rent the Runway and Glossier became unicorns within the same week in June 2019. That same year, only 2.7% of venture capital dollars went toward female-founded companies.

Facebook’s former PR chief explains why no one is paying attention to your startup

At TechCrunch Early Stage, I spoke with Coatue Management GP Caryn Marooney about startup branding and how founders can get people to pay attention to what they’re building. Marooney recently made the jump into venture capital; previously she was co-founder and CEO of The Outcast Agency,

Sequoia Capital has internal crash courses for its founders — here’s how they work

No matter what you think of Sequoia Capital, the firm doesn’t rest on its laurels. Though it’s now managing ungodly amounts of money and has for decades been considered among the top venture firms in the world,

Thoughts on ‘self-driving money,’ day trading and product development from Wealthfront’s Andy Rachle

Andy Rachleff founded Wealthfront a decade ago to give investors a better and smarter way to manage their wealth, building on core academic research showing that a carefully balanced portfolio of low-fee ETFs outperformed more aggressive strategies. Since then,

Gillmor Gang: 3 Weeks Ago

The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday, July 11, 2020. For more, subscribe free to the Gillmor Gang Newsletter. Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @fradice, @mickeleh,

Startups Weekly: Qualtrics IPO to be even more exciting this time around

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. German software giant SAP bought experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the unicorn’s IPO, back in November of 2018.

TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban

TikTok’s U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas has posted a video message to the platform that appears to be a response to reports from Friday that President Trump is working on an effective “ban” of the app in the U.S.,a plan he shared with reporters from the White House pool on board Air Force One.

The New 16 Lego Simpsons Minifigs Are Awesome And I Want Them All

Here you have them: The rumored Lego Simpsons minifigs in all their glory! 16 of them, including Itchy and Scratchy with deadly weapons! Even the Simpsons themselves look better than the ones in the house set, because their eyes are fully open. Read more...    

Chromebooks Could Soon Be Unlocked Automatically When Your Smartphone Is Near

Passwords, geez those things suck. You may not need them to login to your computer in the future, and Chromebooks might be the first PC device to offer that feature natively, according to some hints found in the developer preview channel of Chrome OS by Android Police (via 9to5Google).

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繼音響、攝影、煮飯(癮科技美食專欄?)等專欄之後,我現在又要開一個全新的專欄來跟大家分享我的 3C 相關知識啦!不過左想右想,最後決定延續上週的「蘋果急診室」,開闢一個專門分享各種蘋果相關知識的每週專欄。

Martese Johnson weeps during a protest prompted by his bloody arrest

As students gathered on the University of Virginia campus to protest the bloody arrest of one of their own Wednesday evening, the black undergrad that was allegedly brutalized by Alcohol Beverage Control agents stood amongst the crowd, wiping away tears.

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Aligned Data Centers推出首个按使用付费的数据中心

这种基于消费的定价模式有助于客户降低托管成本 纽约--(美国商业资讯)--Aligned Data Centers今天宣布,它将向需要强化数据中心成本控制和加快业务上市时间的企业、服务提供商和政府提供按使用收费的定价方案。  


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Padlet Raises $1.2 Million For Its Easy-To-Use, Collaborative Website Builder

While there’s no shortage of online website builders today, most are focused on providing professionals or small business owners with an easy-to-use set of tools to quickly create their own web page without having to hiring an outside development firm. A company called Padlet, however,

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