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Should Dell have pursued a more aggressive debt-reduction move with VMware? – TechCrunch

When Dell announced it was spinning out VMware yesterday, the move itself wasn’t surprising; there had been public speculation for some time. But Dell could have gone a number of ways...

Facebook's in-house ads that announce the number of users of Facebook Dating in specific regions show that the service has few users, with just...

Ashley Carman / The Verge: Facebook's in-house ads that announce the number of users of Facebook Dating in specific regions show that the service has few users, with just 278K in...

Join ECL on Wednesday to pitch your startup to Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Hippo’s Assaf Wand – TechCrunch

Have you ever dreamed about the opportunity to find yourself in, say, an elevator with an investor who is open to hearing your pitch? Well, then the next episode of Extra...

Xwing, which is developing software to enable pilotless flight of small passenger aircraft, raises $40M at a $400M post-money valuation (Aria Alamalhodaei/TechCrunch)

Aria Alamalhodaei / TechCrunch: Xwing, which is developing software to enable pilotless flight of small passenger aircraft, raises $40M at a $400M post-money valuation  —  Xwing has scored another win two...

Leaked doc: EU considers a ban on using AI for social credit scores, surveillance, and more; non-compliant companies could be fined up to €20M...

Politico: Leaked doc: EU considers a ban on using AI for social credit scores, surveillance, and more; non-compliant companies could be fined up to €20M or 4% of turnover  —  Non-compliant...

Goldman Sachs leads $23M in funding for Brazilian e-commerce startup Olist – TechCrunch

Olist, a Brazilian e-commerce marketplace integrator, has raised $23 million in a Series D round extension led by new investor Goldman Sachs Asset Management that brings its total Series D financing...

TuSimple, which is developing autonomous trucks, raises $1.35B in its IPO, giving it a market capitalization of ~$8.5B (Crystal Tse/Bloomberg)

Crystal Tse / Bloomberg: TuSimple, which is developing autonomous trucks, raises $1.35B in its IPO, giving it a market capitalization of ~$8.5B  —  TuSimple Holdings Inc., which is developing autonomous trucks...

SoftBank in talks to invest up to $500 million in Swiggy – TechCrunch

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is in advanced stages of talks to invest up to half a billion dollars into food delivery startup Swiggy, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch....

KKR-backed mobile gaming company AppLovin, which operates more than 200 games, raises $1.8B in its IPO, giving it a market capitalization of $28.6B (Financial...

Financial Times: KKR-backed mobile gaming company AppLovin, which operates more than 200 games, raises $1.8B in its IPO, giving it a market capitalization of $28.6B  —  KKR-backed company to make Nasdaq...

Lingoda, an on-demand online language school with live instructors and Zoom classrooms, raises $67M – TechCrunch

A startup out of Berlin that’s built and grown a successful online language learning platform based around live teachers and virtual classrooms is announcing some funding today to continue expanding its...

Building customer-first relationships in a privacy-first world is critical – TechCrunch

Travis Clinger Contributor Travis Clinger is SVP, head of addressability and ecosystem at LiveRamp, a data connectivity platform safely moving data through the pipes connecting most every brand, tech platform, publisher and advertiser...

Hear how to raise big funding (and use it well) from FirstMark’s Rick Heitzmann and Orchard’s Court Cunningham – TechCrunch

Orchard, founded in 2017, was relatively early to the proptech industry. The company, originally called Perch, focused on dual-trackers, which are folks who are both buying and selling a home simultaneously....

Federal regulators say hospitals and health insurers can't use code that hides healthcare pricing data from web searches (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Federal regulators say hospitals and health insurers can't use code that hides healthcare pricing data from web searches  —  The guidance regarding insurers' required posting of healthcare prices...

Atrium, which help sales managers more easily see who is (or isn’t) crushing it, just raised $13.5 million – TechCrunch

There’s no shortage of data-driven sales management tools in the market. Naturally, Atrium, a five-year-old, San Francisco-based company cofounded by serial entrepreneur Pete Kazanjy, says it does a far better job...

Astranis, which is developing small, low-cost satellites to provide broadband internet, raises $250M Series C at a $1.4B valuation led by BlackRock (Michael Sheetz/CNBC)

Michael Sheetz / CNBC: Astranis, which is developing small, low-cost satellites to provide broadband internet, raises $250M Series C at a $1.4B valuation led by BlackRock  —  - Astranis, a San...

Sources: Indian startup Zeta, which helps banks launch fintech products, is in talks to raise ~$250M Series D led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2...

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Sources: Indian startup Zeta, which helps banks launch fintech products, is in talks to raise ~$250M Series D led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2  —  Banking tech...

Coinbase goes public – TechCrunch

Coinbase makes an impressive public debut, Dell spins out VMware and Ford announces a new hands-free driving system. This is your Daily Crunch for April 14, 2021. The big story: Coinbase goes...

Profile of 23-year-old Nick Lim, who founded Vancouver-based VanwaTech, a hosting provider for white supremacist websites like Daily Stormer and 8kun (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Profile of 23-year-old Nick Lim, who founded Vancouver-based VanwaTech, a hosting provider for white supremacist websites like Daily Stormer and 8kun  —  Two and a half months before extremists invaded...

Grocery startup Mercato spilled years of data, but didn’t tell its customers – TechCrunch

A security lapse at online grocery delivery startup Mercato exposed tens of thousands of customer orders, TechCrunch has learned. A person with knowledge of the incident told TechCrunch that the incident happened...

How Walmart's Marketplace, which grew from six third-party sellers in 2014 to ~70K in 2020, is competing with Amazon, as some worry Walmart's system...

Richa Naidu / Reuters: How Walmart's Marketplace, which grew from six third-party sellers in 2014 to ~70K in 2020, is competing with Amazon, as some worry Walmart's system is stressed  — ...

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