Personio, the German HR platform for SMEs, raises $75M Series C at a $500M valuation – TechCrunch

Personio, the German HR platform for SMEs, raises $75M Series C at a $500M valuation – TechCrunch

Personio, the Germany-founded HR platform for SMEs, has raised $75 million in Series C funding in a round led…

Israel’s cybersecurity startup scene spawned new entrants in 2019 – TechCrunch

Soft Robotics raises $23 million from investors including industrial robot giant FANUC – TechCrunch

Maze raises $2 million and adds Figma support to enable user testing at scale – TechCrunch

France improves stock options policies for startup employees – TechCrunch

Open banking platform Tink raises €90M at a post-money valuation of €415M – TechCrunch

Taiwan’s entrepreneurs move forward after tense presidential election – TechCrunch

Plaid’s $5.3B acquisition is a textbook Silicon Valley win – TechCrunch

LaunchDarkly CEO Edith Harbaugh explains why her company raised another $54M – TechCrunch

As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own – TechCrunch

Eaze’s struggles reflect falling VC interest in cannabis startups – TechCrunch

Cannabis marketing company Fyllo acquires CannaRegs for $10M – TechCrunch

Baraja’s unique and ingenious take on lidar shines in a crowded industry – TechCrunch

Harvestr gathers user feedback in one place – TechCrunch

Discount student tickets available for TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 – TechCrunch

Chinese podcasting and audio content app Lizhi debuts on Nasdaq – TechCrunch

We’ve gone Plaid # – TechCrunch

Caregiving startup Homage raises $10 million Series B to enter new Asian markets – TechCrunch

Funnel closes $47M Series B to prepare marketing data for better reporting and analysis – TechCrunch

SpinLaunch spins up a $35M round to continue building its space catapult – TechCrunch

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Zendesk launches Sell Marketplace to bring app store to CRM product – TechCrunch

Zendesk launches Sell Marketplace to bring app store to CRM product – TechCrunch

Zendesk acquired Base CRM in 2018 to give customers a CRM component to go with its core customer service…

Microsoft announces global Teams ad push as it combats Slack for the heart of enterprise comms – TechCrunch

Cloud services provider DigitalOcean is laying off staff, sources say 30-50 affected – TechCrunch

Visa’s Plaid acquisition shows a shifting financial services landscape – TechCrunch

Cloudinary passes $60M ARR without VC money – TechCrunch

Google Cloud gets a premium support plan with 15-minute response times – TechCrunch

Kadena fulfills hybrid blockchain vision with launch of public chain – TechCrunch

Customer data platform ActionIQ raises $32M – TechCrunch

Former Docker CEO Steve Singh joins Madrona – TechCrunch

Google brings IBM Power Systems to its cloud – TechCrunch

Adobe Experience Manager now offered as cloud-native SaaS application – TechCrunch

Zebra’s SmartSight inventory robot keeps an eye on store shelves – TechCrunch

Salesforce announces new tools to boost developer experience on Commerce Cloud – TechCrunch

Smasung launches the rugged, enterprise-ready Galaxy XCover Pro – TechCrunch

Sisense nabs $100m at a $1B+ valuation for accessible big data business analytics – TechCrunch

Despite JEDI loss, AWS retains dominant market position – TechCrunch

BigID bags another $50M round as data privacy laws proliferate – TechCrunch

CrowdStrike’s CEO on how to IPO, direct listings and what’s ahead for SaaS startups – TechCrunch

Moving storage in-house helped Dropbox thrive – TechCrunch

The story of why Marc Benioff gifted the AppStore.com domain to Steve Jobs – TechCrunch

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Samsung invests $500M to set up a smartphone display plant in India – TechCrunch

Samsung invests $500M to set up a smartphone display plant in India – TechCrunch

Samsung, which once led India’s smartphone market, is investing $500 million in its India operations to set up a…

Xiaomi spins off POCO as an independent company – TechCrunch

‘PigeonBot’ brings flying robots closer to real birds – TechCrunch

Formlabs CEO on the state of 3D printing and its remaining challenges – TechCrunch

The robot homecoming is upon us – TechCrunch

Sony Interactive will skip E3 again this year – TechCrunch

Kids with lazy eye can be treated just by letting them watch TV on this special screen – TechCrunch

At CES, companies slowly start to realize that privacy matters – TechCrunch

Cherry goes downmarket with its new Viola mechanical keyboard switches – TechCrunch

How Ring is rethinking privacy and security – TechCrunch

August Home ditches the bridge and Yale launches a smart lock in Europe – TechCrunch

At CES, Schneider Electric unveils its own upgrade to the traditional fusebox – TechCrunch

American Airlines starts trialing Google Nest Hubs as translators in its lounges – TechCrunch

This autonomous security drone is designed to guard your home – TechCrunch

Razer shows off Sila, the first 5G router built for gaming – TechCrunch

Intel and Google plot out closer collaboration around Chromebooks and the future of computing – TechCrunch

Watch Intel’s CES press conference live right here – TechCrunch

Echodyne steers its high-tech radar beam on autonomous cars with EchoDrive – TechCrunch

Brilliant adds a dimmer switch and smart plug to its smart home ecosystem – TechCrunch

Watch AMD’s CES press conference live right here – TechCrunch

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GPUs Continue to Dominate the AI Accelerator Market for Now

GPUs Continue to Dominate the AI Accelerator Market for Now

As enterprises embark on AI and machine learning strategies, chip makers like NVIDIA, Intel and AMD are battling to become the standard hardware providers. Artificial intelligence is becoming an integral feature of most distributed computing…

Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices

Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices

While experts aren’t surprised, they recommend adding the latest tools to your security strategy now. Daily news reports of high-profile breaches and massive credential dumps underscore the problems with relying on passwords for security. Users…

Dealing with IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tool Glut

Dealing with IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tool Glut

The variety of siloed IT monitoring tools in an enterprise — many of which overlap in terms of functionality — makes the case for consolidation of the tools into a single package. Year over year,…

Security

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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Facebook won’t ban political ads, prefers to keep screwing democracy – TechCrunch

Facebook won’t ban political ads, prefers to keep screwing democracy – TechCrunch

It’s 2020 — a key election year in the US — and Facebook is doubling down on its policy of…

Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics – TechCrunch

Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics – TechCrunch

What if politicians could only display Twitter replies from their supporters while stopping everyone else from adding their analysis to…

Facebook and eBay pledge to do more to tackle trade in fake reviews after pressure from UK regulator – TechCrunch

Facebook and eBay pledge to do more to tackle trade in fake reviews after pressure from UK regulator – TechCrunch

Facebook and eBay have made commitments to do more to stop fake reviews being sold on their platforms after coming…

What to expect in digital media in 2020 – TechCrunch

What to expect in digital media in 2020 – TechCrunch

As we start 2020, the media and entertainment sectors are in flux. New technologies are enabling new types of content,…

Facebook bans deepfakes – TechCrunch

Facebook bans deepfakes – TechCrunch

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

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Twitter is bringing twttr’s experiments in threaded conversations to its main app – TechCrunch

Twitter is bringing twttr’s experiments in threaded conversations to its main app – TechCrunch

At last year’s CES, Twitter introduced its first public prototype app, twttr — dubbed “little T”…

India’s Reliance Jio rolls out Wi-Fi calling feature – TechCrunch

Is Your IT Department Ready for Generation Z?

Samsung’s Lite devices bring the headphone jack to flagship design (sort of) – TechCrunch

PopSockets launches a $60 wireless charger that works with its PopGrips – TechCrunch

Royole looks to move flexible displays beyond the foldable phone – TechCrunch

TCL teases a 5G device, headset and its first foldable at CES – TechCrunch

Samsung confirms February 11 event for its next flagship launch – TechCrunch

Samsung’s latest flagship and foldable appear set for a Feb 11 announcement – TechCrunch

Samsung announces ‘Lite’ versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 – TechCrunch

TRACED Act signed into law, putting robocallers on notice – TechCrunch

Google Pixel 4A renders include a headphone jack and hole-punch display – TechCrunch

Snapchat will launch Bitmoji TV, a personalized cartoon show – TechCrunch

Huawei reportedly got by with a lot of help from the Chinese government – TechCrunch

Cosmo and Google create a mobile Watch Party for the new season of ‘You’ – TechCrunch

Travis Kalanick is leaving Uber’s board – TechCrunch

A false start for foldables in 2019 – TechCrunch

Robocall-crushing TRACED act passes Senate and heads to Oval Office – TechCrunch

Extra Crunch members get 25% off Otter.ai voice meeting notes – TechCrunch

Huawei set to debut a new, improved Mate X – TechCrunch

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Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media – TechCrunch

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media – TechCrunch

Facebook wants to be the arbiter of truth after all. At least when it comes to…

Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users – TechCrunch

Facebook data misuse and voter manipulation back in the frame with latest Cambridge Analytica leaks – TechCrunch

Twitter offers more support to researchers — to ‘keep us accountable’ – TechCrunch

India’s ruling party accused of running deceptive Twitter campaign to gain support for a controversial law – TechCrunch

Snapchat quietly acquired AI Factory, the company behind its new Cameos feature, for $166M – TechCrunch

ByteDance & TikTok have secretly built a Deepfakes maker – TechCrunch

Fyre Festival meets Mr. Bone Saw – TechCrunch

TikTok’s national security scrutiny tightens as U.S. Navy reportedly bans popular social app – TechCrunch

Facebook acquires a cloud gaming startup – TechCrunch

Subscription-based social network MeWe launches premium features and a business product – TechCrunch

Snackpass snags $21M to let you earn friends free takeout – TechCrunch

Spotify prototypes Tastebuds to revive social music discovery – TechCrunch

UK’s competition regulator asks for views on breaking up Google – TechCrunch

Instagram to now flag potentially offensive captions, in addition to comments – TechCrunch

Solve, the startup creating an interactive ‘Law & Order’ for social media, raises $20 million – TechCrunch

Twitter is bringing back Election Labels to identify 2020 U.S. election candidates – TechCrunch

Twitter will now preserve JPEG quality for photo uploads on the web – TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger adds Star Wars-themed features and AR effects – TechCrunch

The iPhone’s new parental controls can limit who kids can call, text and FaceTime and when – TechCrunch