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April 21, 2017
Equity podcast: Uber’s losses, Cloudera’s IPO and the biggest e-commerce acquisition ever

Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. This episode Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself were joined by Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners for a lively-as-heck conversation covering the biggest financial news of the week. First up was Uber’s newly disclosed financials. The company has a history of leaks and losses, but this […]

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April 21, 2017
Juicero CEO promises refunds for any dissatisfied customers while defending the company’s tech

Jeff Dunn, the former Coca-Cola executive who became CEO of Juicero last year, has responded to a wave of coverage suggesting that the company’s juice press isn’t all that was promised — and he’s offering dissatisfied customers their money back. Read More

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April 17, 2017
In his new book, The New Urban Crisis, author Richard Florida shows how cities can survive an uncertain future

Richard Florida is most frequently associated with the concept of the rising creative class and his books have described how these high-paid knowledge workers are slowly changing the face of our cities. In his first book he foresaw the growth of high tech hubs in places like San Francisco and Pittsburgh and in his new […]

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April 16, 2017
The winner of the meal kit market won’t be a meal kit company at all

Now, meal kit companies are facing an onslaught of competition from newcomers and big food brands alike. Turning a profit has proven elusive. And somewhat embarrassingly, it looks like meal kit companies need to emulate the brick-and-mortar groceries and online retailers they once criticized for overwhelming shoppers with choices. To go truly mainstream, they need […]

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April 15, 2017
A new on-demand battle is speeding toward the US, and VCs are seeing dollar signs

The battle isn’t over car sharing. It’s not over bus sharing, either, though that, too, is a growing focus for investors and automotive companies that are desperate to understand how cities and transportation are changing. This clash is over the latest wrinkle in urban bike-sharing – dockless bike sharing. And it has founders and VCs […]

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April 15, 2017
A conversation about digital copyright reform

The European Union is in the process of reforming copyright laws that date back to 2001, as part of a wider strategy to establish a Digital Single Market across the 28 Member States of the bloc, aiming to break down regional barriers to ecommerce. Read More

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April 15, 2017
Your customer’s online journey is only part of the story

For years we’ve been hearing about the promise of customer experience management, the notion that you can understand your customer at a highly detailed level and serve them the content, products, services and even ads that matter (or at least make sense) to them. Today’s marketing software is bringing that idea closer to reality. But […]

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April 14, 2017
Robot tutor Musio makes its retail debut in Japan

A cute, robotic language tutor called Musio, has made it from crowdfunding campaign to full-fledged product with a debut in stores this week in Japan. Priced at JPY 98,000 (about USD $900), Musio is now sold online through Softbank’s marketplace and Amazon Japan, and through handful of brick-and-mortars stores. Musio’s parent company, AI venture AKAStudy, […]

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April 14, 2017
Can podcasting save the world?

As writers resort to attention-getting headlines to maintain readership it’s clear that the educated, mobile, and bored reader is now turning into a listener. While written news continues to flood us from every conceivable angle there is one small, quiet voice still speaking to us from our earbuds: the podcaster speaking truth to power, bullshitting […]

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April 14, 2017
Let’s Watch It! allows friends to watch & react to videos together on iMessage

A new application for iMessage called “Let’s Watch It!” introduces an easy way for you to share and watch YouTube or Twitch videos with friends to watch together, as well as react to them, and even voice or video chat while viewing. The iMessage App Store doesn’t yet have a lot of breakout hits at […]

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