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Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

Today‘s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by:Sarah Buhr Hosted by:Sarah Buhr Filmed by:Chris Gates Edited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito continues his journey in the Outback this week so you‘re with me til Friday. Let‘s Read More

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Identity solutions business SailPoint up 8% following IPO

SailPoint, the enterprise identity solutions business, went up 9 percent in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday. The company raised 240 million; after pricing its shares at 12, it saw them rise to13.11 on its first day of trading. Read More

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Code2040 raises 5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others

Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised 5.6 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology. The latest funding comes from The Knight Foundation, The Sara and Ev Williams foundations and others, and brings Code2040‘s total funding raised to over 7 million. Code2040‘s Fellows program, which first launched in 2012, Read More

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15 awesome gifts for your awesome Mom and Dad

Welcome to the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We check out a lot of really cool stuff here at TechCrunch, so we figured we ought to put that experience to good use and help you get your Holiday shopping done quick. This is our first guide of the year, but we‘ll have many more rolling out over the coming weeks so check back often! It‘s that time again! It‘s time to Read More

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Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concerns

Germany‘s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issued a blanket ban on smartwatches aimed at children this week and asked parents who‘d already purchased such a device to destroy them, for good measure. The aggressive move is a response to growing privacy concerns surrounding devices aimed at minors. Via an app, parents can use such children‘s watches Read More

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Identity solutions business SailPoint up 9% following IPO

SailPoint, the enterprise identity solutions business, went up 9% in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday. The company raised 240 million after pricing its shares at 12 and saw them rise to13.11 on its first day of trading. The Austin, Texas-based company works with businesses like Sallie Mae and Weight Watchers to keep information secure and helps verify identities of Read More

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Stitch Fix up just 1% on first day of trading, after reducing size of IPO

Stitch Fix went up just 1% on itsfirst day of trading. After pricing at 15, the company closed at 15.15. It‘s also below the opening trade of16.90. And thecompany didn‘t raise as much money as it had been hoping for. It raised 120 million, after pricing at 15, below the expected range of 18 to 20. The company also reduced the size of its IPO. Stitch Fix markets itself Read More

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Shasta Ventures promotes three to partner

Shasta Ventures is promoting three of its principals to partner. Nikhil Basu Trivedi, Jacob Mullins and Nitin Chopra have all made it to this coveted venture capital milestone. Shasta has about 1.3 billion under management across its five funds. Notable exits include Dollar Shave Club,Nest,Apptio,SteelBrick andSkycure. The group likes to invest in Series A rounds and places a Read More

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YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids‘ channel ToyFreaks, says it‘s tightening its child endangerment policies

Following consumer outrage over YouTube‘s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.5 million subscribers, was often criticized for its vile and seemingly exploitive videos featuring a dad and his daughters, which many Read More

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Black Friday‘s best tech bets

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and gratefulness. The following day, on the other hand, is dedicated to rampant consumerism and generally attempting to not get trampled by a stampede of fellow deal seekers. In honor of making your Thanksgiving weekend slightly less stressful than it has to be, here‘s a roundup of some of the best tech deals you‘ll find a week from today. Read More

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YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids‘ channel ToyFreaks, among broader tightening of its child endangerment policies

Following consumer outrage over YouTube‘s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.5 million subscribers, was often criticized for its vile and seemingly exploitive videos featuring a dad and his daughters, which many Read More

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YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids‘ channel ToyFreaks, among broader tightening of its endangerment policies

Following consumer outrage over YouTube‘s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.5 million subscribers, was often criticized for its vile and seemingly exploitive videos featuring a dad and his daughters, which many Read More

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Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds 98M to its Series F, now totals 480M

The food-delivery-on-demand space continues to heat up in Europe. Today, Deliveroo, the London-based startup that at the end of September announced a Series F of 385 millionat a valuation of over 2 billion, today announced it is adding another 98 million into the round, led byT. Rowe Price Associates and Fidelity Management Research Company. The brings the total amount in the round Read More

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Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers

Danish startup Artland is building a social marketplace for the art world and its key players: Galleries and professional collectors, while alsohoping an app-based approach helps onboard a new generation of art buyers. Read More

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Media startup Axios raises another 20 million

There‘s a glimpse of hope in new media as Axios just raised 20 million less than a year after its launch, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company already had a pretty big list of investors, and most of the startup‘s existing investors are putting more money into Axios. Existing investors Greycroft Partners andLerer Hippeau Ventures are co-leading today‘s Read More

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MoviePass drops pricing to under 7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it‘s now offering its service for 6.95 per month, down from the current price of 9.95 per month, when customers commit to a one-year subscription plan. That works out to a flat fee of 89.95 Read More

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Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla‘s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it‘s excited to be among the first to test the new vehicle, and to see how it might help them achieve long-term sustainability goals including decreasing their overall emissions footprint. The retailer will Read More

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Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won‘t be making the company‘s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by the company, the production process needs a little more time to bake. A spokesperson told TechCrunch,We can‘t wait for people to experience HomePod, Read More

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Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut

Stitch Fix revised where it would price its IPO lower last night ahead of trading, and it looks like it helped approach the right sweet spot as a result when it made its debut today. The company saw around a 15% pop in its stock when it began trading this morning the benchmark companies tend to look to hit when they go public is around 20% and fell around the lower bound of Read More

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Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds another 98M to its latest round, now at 480M

The food-delivery on demand space continues to heat up in Europe. Today, Deliveroo, the London-based startup that just weeks ago announced a Series F of 385 millionat a valuation of over 2 billion, today announced another 98 million into the round, led byT. Rowe Price Associates and Fidelity Management Research Company. The news underscores how the food delivery business continues Read More

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Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators

Spotify has made another acquisition as it continues to build out the services it offers to artists beyond basic streaming. It has acquired online music studio startupSoundtrap, the company announced via a blog post this morning. The three year-old company, based in Stockholm, is the maker of a cloud-based, collaborative music and podcast recording studio which includes its own collection Read More

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Deliv to power same-day grocery delivery for Walmart in San Jose

Walmart is further expanding into same-day delivery with the help of its existing delivery partner, Deliv. The companies today announced they will now be working together to power same-day grocery delivery in the San Jose area, where users will be able to shop online then schedule deliveries from 8 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week. Deliv and Walmart have been working together for some time, Read More

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Watch Tesla‘s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan car - a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph times of only 4.2 seconds, a top speed north of 250 mph and 621 miles of estimated range on a single charge. There‘s nothing quite like seeing the car peel out in person, which I got a chance to do at the Tesla Semi Read More

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Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap

Spotify has acquired the online music studio startup, Stockholm-based Soundtrap, the company announced via a blog post this morning. The three year-old company is the maker of a cloud-based, collaborative music and podcast recording studio which includes its own collection of loops, as well as the ability to connect your instruments. The move signals Spotify‘s intentions to not just be Read More

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