U.S. VCs eye European startups – TechCrunch

U.S. VCs eye European startups – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture…

Raising VC in Silicon Valley as a female POC – TechCrunch

Used-car marketplace Vroom nabs $254M to take its growth up a gear – TechCrunch

Reelgood raises $6.75 million for its universal streaming guide – TechCrunch

Dutch startup Meatable is developing lab-grown pork and has $10 million in new financing to do it – TechCrunch

Move over Slack — Space is a new project management platform for developers – TechCrunch

Canva introduces video editing, has big plans for 2020 – TechCrunch

Closing the race and gender funding gap – TechCrunch

Style Theory, a fashion rental startup in Southeast Asia, raises $15 million led by SoftBank Ventures Asia – TechCrunch

A look at Latin America’s emerging fintech trends – TechCrunch

New tweet generator mocks venture capitalists – TechCrunch

Imgur launches an app for gaming memes – TechCrunch

Volvo invests in autonomous vehicle operating system startup Apex.AI though its VC arm – TechCrunch

Inside VSCO, a Gen Z-approved photo-sharing app, with CEO Joel Flory – TechCrunch

Airbnb officially bans all open-invite parties and events – TechCrunch

Einride to launch commercial pilot of driverless electric pods with Coca-Cola European Partners – TechCrunch

Uniform Teeth raises $10 million for its teeth-straightening operations – TechCrunch

Figma launches Auto Layout – TechCrunch

Flipkart leads $60M investment in logistics startup Shadowfax – TechCrunch

Design may be the next entrepreneurial gold rush – TechCrunch

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GitGuardian raises $12M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks – TechCrunch

GitGuardian raises $12M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks – TechCrunch

Data breaches that could cause millions of dollars in potential damages have been the bane of the life of…

AWS launches discounted spot capacity for its Fargate container platform – TechCrunch

OrbitsEdge partners with HPE on orbital datacenter computing and analytics – TechCrunch

AWS announces new enterprise search tool powered by machine learning – TechCrunch

Verizon and AWS announce 5G Edge computing partnership – TechCrunch

AWS AutoPilot gives you more visible AutoML in SageMaker Studio – TechCrunch

AWS’ CodeGuru uses machine learning to automate code reviews – TechCrunch

AWS speeds up Redshift queries 10x with AQUA – TechCrunch

CircleCI launches improved AWS support – TechCrunch

New Amazon tool simplifies delivery of containerized machine learning models – TechCrunch

Box looks to balance growth and profitability as it matures – TechCrunch

Xerox tells HP it will bring takeover bid directly to shareholders – TechCrunch

New Amazon capabilities put machine learning in reach of more developers

AWS expands its IoT services, brings Alexa to devices with only 1MB of RAM – TechCrunch

Making sense of a multi-cloud, hybrid world at KubeCon

Cloud Foundry’s Kubernetes bet with Project Eirini hits 1.0 – TechCrunch

Linear takes $4.2M led by Sequoia to build a better bug tracker and more – TechCrunch

Reimagine inside sales to ramp up B2B customer acquisition – TechCrunch

Google Cloud launches Bare Metal Solution – TechCrunch

Google makes converting VMs to containers easier with the GA of Migrate for Anthos – TechCrunch

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In a first, Amazon launches a battery-powered portable Echo speaker in India – TechCrunch

In a first, Amazon launches a battery-powered portable Echo speaker in India – TechCrunch

After launching nearly a dozen Echo speaker models in India in two years, Amazon said on Wednesday it is…

‘Carpentry Compiler’ turns 3D models to instructions on how to build them – TechCrunch

The UniFi Dream Machine router is a great entry point for networking nerds – TechCrunch

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security – TechCrunch

Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack Zip and Everyday Backpack V2 are top-notch photo and travel bags – TechCrunch

Nix Pro 2 and Nix Mini color sensors are powerful, easy-to-use additions to any creative pro toolkit – TechCrunch

Photography accessories for the shutterbug in your life – TechCrunch

Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family – TechCrunch

This robot scientist has conducted 100,000 experiments in a year – TechCrunch

Xiaomi’s Q3 earnings report shows slowing growth – TechCrunch

Disney’s cringe-worthy Baby Yoda merch goes on sale – TechCrunch

NASA’s space pallet concept could land rovers on the moon cheaply and simply – TechCrunch

Apple releases holiday ad – TechCrunch

The Flux beamo is a $1,500 laser cutter with simple but powerful software – TechCrunch

Netgear’s Meural Canvas II is a better version of the best home gadget for photographers – TechCrunch

Amazon launches a Dash Smart Shelf for businesses that automatically restocks supplies – TechCrunch

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control – TechCrunch

Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro battery case sports a new camera button – TechCrunch

Ubiquiti announces new AmpliFi Alien router with Wi-Fi 6 – TechCrunch

The iRobot Roomba s9+ and Braava m6 are the robots you should trust to clean your house well – TechCrunch

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CIOs Will Face Management and Cost Control Challenges in 2020

CIOs Will Face Management and Cost Control Challenges in 2020

The new year will find IT leaders coping with business, technological and staff disruption issues. What will this mean for you? Image: iQoncept – stockadobe.com If the predictions made in a recent Forrester report prove…

How to Fail: Digital Transformation Mistakes

How to Fail: Digital Transformation Mistakes

Don’t make these nine digital transformation mistakes that will slow down your efforts to be competitive in a new era. Every organization today is undergoing some form of digital transformation, and because it’s a new…

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Top-performing IT organizations are three times more likely to have positioned themselves as “partners” with the business units that they support, according to research by The Hackett Group. Image: Shutterstock Agility is critical for businesses…

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5 Ways Android Won Me Over

5 Ways Android Won Me Over

From security to “Lego” programming, Android has more going for it than you might think. For the past two years,…

Hacker Weev Free After Appeal

Hacker Weev Free After Appeal

Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, who embarrassed AT&T by exposing a security flaw, had his conviction overturned by federal appeals court.  …

Google Glass Goes Public – InformationWeek

Google Glass Goes Public – InformationWeek

Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day. 20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014…

Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report

Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report

Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall. Microsoft Office For iPad: 7 Questions Answered…

Facebook Changes: What To Expect

Facebook Changes: What To Expect

Facebook cracks down on spammy posts, tweaks privacy options, and revamps messaging. Here’s what it means to you. 10 Famous…

Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro

Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro

Struggling to find scarce IT security talent? Make sure your hiring managers understand the certifications and match candidates for skills…

Twitter Posts Betray Illness – InformationWeek

Twitter Posts Betray Illness – InformationWeek

Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers. 15 Apps For Healthy Living (Click image for larger…

Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR

Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR

In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity’s hybrid system, which combines…

Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians

Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians

Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny. Twitter Revamp:…

Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls

Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls

Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here’s why. By now, it’s clear…

Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks

Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks

BAE Systems’ leakage-prevention Secure Information Broker Appliance program edits info your organization doesn’t want outsiders to see. Domestic Drones: 5…

Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts

Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts

Facebook’s “Nearby Friends” feature will track, store, and share your location with friends. Before you turn it on, here’s what…

Heartbleed Will Require Rehab – InformationWeek

Heartbleed Will Require Rehab – InformationWeek

Patches are just band-aids. Heartbleed’s long-term effects will force companies to reassess how they deploy and manage technology. Security experts…

Doctors Doping: What Can Tech Do?

Doctors Doping: What Can Tech Do?

It’s estimated 100,000 healthcare professionals abuse prescription drugs, endangering patients and hospitals. Video, bar coding, and even robots could bring…

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain…

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time. Google’s 10…

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Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. – TechCrunch

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. – TechCrunch

Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignorance about how old…

Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination – TechCrunch

Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination – TechCrunch

Under the terms of a a settlement with the ACLU and other civil rights groups earlier this year, Facebook has…

Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration – TechCrunch

Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration – TechCrunch

Facebook is expanding Crisis Response, its disaster-reporting and communications feature that’s been used in 300 crises in more than 80…

Facebook announces photo transfer tool – TechCrunch

Facebook announces photo transfer tool – TechCrunch

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Twitter launches a Privacy Center to centralize its data protection efforts – TechCrunch

Twitter launches a Privacy Center to centralize its data protection efforts – TechCrunch

Twitter today is launching a new resource that aims to serve as the central place for everything related to the…

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms – TechCrunch

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms – TechCrunch

This morning at its annual Snapdragon summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm offered a glimpse at two new…

T-Mobile opens pre-orders on two 5G phones as low-band network goes live – TechCrunch

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is headed to Canada, with in-store pre-orders starting today – TechCrunch

Android’s Ambient Mode will soon come to ‘select devices’ – TechCrunch

Instagram founders join $30M raise for Loom work video messenger – TechCrunch

New smartphone figures highlight continued struggles to grow market – TechCrunch

European smartphone shipments grew in Q3, driven by Samsung – TechCrunch

Honey’s $4B exit, a new plan for iOS 14, Apple’s new developer resource – TechCrunch

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach – TechCrunch

Facebook prototypes Favorites for close friends microsharing – TechCrunch

FCC bans spending on Huawei, ZTE and other ‘national security threats’ – TechCrunch

Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death – TechCrunch

The top 1% of app store publishers drive 80% of new downloads – TechCrunch

When Planets Align: Edge Computing’s Game-Changing Potential

Google Assistant introduces personalized playlists of audio news – TechCrunch

Spotify turns its personalization technology to podcasts with launch of Your Daily Podcasts – TechCrunch

SmartNews raises $92M at a $1.2B valuation – TechCrunch

John Legere is stepping down as CEO of T-Mobile, succeeded by deputy Mike Sievert on May 1 – TechCrunch

Apple’s vaping app ban, Disney+ gets installed, apps gear up for Black Friday – TechCrunch

TikTok starts experimenting with commerce – TechCrunch

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Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland – TechCrunch

Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland – TechCrunch

It’s not friend portability, but Facebook has announced the launch today of a photo transfer tool…

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator – TechCrunch

Twitter tests new conversation features from twttr prototype, rollout planned for 2020 – TechCrunch

Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones – TechCrunch

Brexit ad blitz data firm paid by Vote Leave broke privacy laws, watchdogs find – TechCrunch

Inside the Instagram AI that fills Explore with fresh, juicy content – TechCrunch

Hulu is down, appears to be a major outage – TechCrunch

Facebook prototypes Favorites for close friends microsharing

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes – TechCrunch

Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number – TechCrunch

Facebook Dating now integrates with Instagram and Facebook Stories – TechCrunch

Twitter rolls out its ‘Hide Replies’ feature to all users worldwide – TechCrunch

Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights – TechCrunch

Facebook’s latest experiment is a meme creation app, Whale – TechCrunch

Facebook announces dates for its 2020 F8 developers conference – TechCrunch

SocialRank sells biz to Trufan, pivots to a mobile LinkedIn – TechCrunch

Twitter launches a way to report abusive use of its Lists feature – TechCrunch

Google Maps tests a social networking feature with the ability to ‘follow’ Local Guides – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock – TechCrunch

Twitter makes its political ad ban official – TechCrunch