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Female founders accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of making unwanted advances

 Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Justin Caldbeck, co-founder and managing partner of Binary Capital. Read More
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Crunch Report | Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns

The CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, resigns from the company, Tesla gets a new lead, Andrej Karpathy, for their autopilot program, University of Michigan students get driverless shuttles and Snapchat introduces Snap Maps. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Uber Adds Tipping

Netflix launches a “choose your own adventure” style cartoon for children, Uber adds tipping as the first change in its “180 days of change” campaign, Skype outage causes connectivity issues and Boom has 76 pre-orders for its supersonic Jet. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

The payments company, led by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, released its first-ever diversity report Tuesday that justified the same-old narrative, with numbers. Overall, 63.3 percent of the company is male and 57.3 percent is white. 

The company isn't letting that go or justifying the dismay with excuses. 

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"We believe ongoing improvements to sourcing and hiring processes are driving some of this progress. We don’t subscribe to a 'pipeline' excuse; we’ve been able to draw from the current pipeline, in particular for new college grads," Square wrote in its diversity report.  Read more...

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Pipeline problem? This tech company says ‘No excuses’ with a transparent diversity report

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Silicon Valley is known for being white and male. 

Square isn't different. It is, however, different in how it's talking about addressing that issue. 

The payments company, led by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, released its first-ever diversity report Tuesday that justified the same-old narrative, with numbers. Overall, 63.3 percent of the company is male and 57.3 percent is white. 

The company isn't letting that go or justifying the dismay with excuses. 

Image: square

"We believe ongoing improvements to sourcing and hiring processes are driving some of this progress. We don’t subscribe to a 'pipeline' excuse; we’ve been able to draw from the current pipeline, in particular for new college grads," Square wrote in its diversity report.  Read more...

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Crunch Report | Pokemon Go “Big Summer Update”

Pokemon Go has a big summer update, Vice Media raises $450 million, the FTC wants to block the FanDuel-DraftKings merger and Blue Apron is looking to raise $586 million in its IPO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Amazon Bids to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Amazon bids to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, Walmart buys Bonobos for $310 million, Mobike, a ride-sharing company in China, raises $600 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Twitter Redesigns Desktop and Mobile

Twitter gets a redesign to their Desktop and mobile expereince, Slack is raising $500 Million at a $5 billion valuation, Musically starts creating original content and Careem raises $150 Million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
tweets routinely garner engagement on such a scale that it's hard to really understand what any of those numbers actually mean. 

That just changed. 

A new Twitter feature, announced in a June 15 blog post, displays retweets and likes in real time as they come in — and oh boy is it both simultaneously totally captivating and super depressing. 

Here's the deal: When clicking on a tweet in the past, users were shown the number of retweets, comments, and likes the tweet had at that specific time. Wanted to check if the count grew? If you were on a smartphone, you'd have had to navigate out of the tweet and tap back in. Basically, you had to refresh the tweet to see any growth.  Read more...

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Watching people retweet Trump in real time is both mesmerizing and depressing

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One hundred and sixty-two thousand retweets. Two hundred and eighty-nine thousand likes. Donald Trump's tweets routinely garner engagement on such a scale that it's hard to really understand what any of those numbers actually mean. 

That just changed. 

A new Twitter feature, announced in a June 15 blog post, displays retweets and likes in real time as they come in — and oh boy is it both simultaneously totally captivating and super depressing. 

Here's the deal: When clicking on a tweet in the past, users were shown the number of retweets, comments, and likes the tweet had at that specific time. Wanted to check if the count grew? If you were on a smartphone, you'd have had to navigate out of the tweet and tap back in. Basically, you had to refresh the tweet to see any growth.  Read more...

More about Twitter, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Social Media, and Tweets
tweets routinely garner engagement on such a scale that it's hard to really understand what any of those numbers actually mean. 

That just changed. 

A new Twitter feature, announced in a June 15 blog post, displays retweets and likes in real time as they come in — and oh boy is it both simultaneously totally captivating and super depressing. 

Here's the deal: When clicking on a tweet in the past, users were shown the number of retweets, comments, and likes the tweet had at that specific time. Wanted to check if the count grew? If you were on a smartphone, you'd have had to navigate out of the tweet and tap back in. Basically, you had to refresh the tweet to see any growth.  Read more...

More about Twitter, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Social Media, and Tweets'>
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Watching people retweet Trump in real time is both mesmerizing and depressing

TwitterFacebook

One hundred and sixty-two thousand retweets. Two hundred and eighty-nine thousand likes. Donald Trump's tweets routinely garner engagement on such a scale that it's hard to really understand what any of those numbers actually mean. 

That just changed. 

A new Twitter feature, announced in a June 15 blog post, displays retweets and likes in real time as they come in — and oh boy is it both simultaneously totally captivating and super depressing. 

Here's the deal: When clicking on a tweet in the past, users were shown the number of retweets, comments, and likes the tweet had at that specific time. Wanted to check if the count grew? If you were on a smartphone, you'd have had to navigate out of the tweet and tap back in. Basically, you had to refresh the tweet to see any growth.  Read more...

More about Twitter, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Social Media, and Tweets
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Element Raises $102 Million | Crunch Report

Element AI raises $102 Millon, Another board member resigns from Uber and Chan Zukerberg Initiative invests $5 million into Landed to help teachers afford housing in Palo Alto. All this on Crunch Report. Read More