Daily Crunch: YouTube redesigns its homepage

Posted on: May 4, 2020, in Blog

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. YouTube’s homepage redesign focuses on usability, giving you control over recommendations The company announced an updated, cleaner design that does away […]

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The first hires are the hardest

Posted on: April 28, 2020, in Blog

Tim Hsia & Neil Devani The OperatorspodcastYouTube showIn this episode, we’re talking about hiring and recruiting: Why people take the risk of working at early-stage startups When and how to work with recruiters How to make your first hires Startup founders overcome these odds on a regular basis. To figure out how, we spoke with […]

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Volterra announces $50M investment to manage apps in hybrid environment

Posted on: April 22, 2020, in Blog

Volterra is an early-stage startup that has been quietly working on a comprehensive solution to help companies manage applications in hybrid environments. The company emerged from stealth today with a $50 million investment and a set of products. Investors include Khosla Ventures and Mayfield, along with strategic investors M12 (Microsoft’s venture arm), Itochu Technology Ventures […]

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Fountain, a platform for recruiting gig and hourly workers, raises $23M

Posted on: April 17, 2020, in Blog

Contract, self-employed and temporary jobs are on the rise in developed markets, with some 85% of the global workforce, 2.7 billion people, estimated to be on some form of hourly wage rather than flat salary. Today, a startup that helps companies source these kinds of candidates is announcing a round of funding to help meet […]

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ZenHub adds roadmapping to its GitHub project management tool

Posted on: April 13, 2020, in Blog

ZenHub, the popular project management tool that integrates right into GitHub, today announced the launch of Roadmaps. As you can guess from the name, this is a roadmapping feature that allows teams to better plan their projects ahead of time and visualize their status — all from within GitHub. “We’re diving into a brand new […]

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Daily Crunch: Google announces open-source chip project

Posted on: April 8, 2020, in Blog

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google launches OpenTitan, an open-source secure chip design project The aim of the new coalition is to build trustworthy chip designs […]

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How Arweaves Permaweb cheaply hosts sites & apps forever

Posted on: April 3, 2020, in Blog

What if you could pay now to store something online permanently? You could preserve a website against censorship, save legal contracts, or offer an app even after your company fails. That’s the promise of Arweave‘s Permaweb. The startup has built a new type of blockchain that relies on Moore’s Law-style declining data storage costs. Users […]

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Vendr, already profitable, raises $2M to replace your enterprise sales team

Posted on: March 30, 2020, in Blog

Vendr has developed an enterprise SaaS solution for managing enterprise SaaS. The new startup, founded by InVision’s former head of enterprise sales Ryan Neu, is another standout from Y Combinator’s latest batch. Contrary to the majority of those businesses, however, Vendr is already profitable. In classic YC fashion, the company has created software to sell […]

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Microsoft launches Power Virtual Agents, its no-code bot builder

Posted on: March 26, 2020, in Blog

Microsoft today announced the public preview of its Power Virtual Agents tool, a new no-code tool for building chatbots that’s part of the company’s Power Platform, which also includes the Microsoft Flow automation tool, which is being renamed to Power Automate today, and Power BI. Built on top of Azure’s existing AI smarts and tools […]

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New Relic snags early-stage serverless monitoring startup IOpipe

Posted on: March 23, 2020, in Blog

As we move from a world dominated by virtual machines to one of serverless, it changes the nature of monitoring, and vendors like New Relic certainly recognize that. This morning the company announced it was acquiring IOpipe, a Seattle-based early-stage serverless monitoring startup, to help beef up its serverless monitoring chops. Terms of the deal […]

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