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Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up

LinkedIn now allows anyone to upload video to the platform, Databricks raises $140 million and Druva raises $80 million, the first day of Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Days wraps up and Verizon throttles down to 480p for its unlimited plan. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Google Pays Apple Lots of $$$ for Search

Google pays Apple lots of money for search, Uber’s next CEO could possibly be Jeff Immelt, Volkswagen electric Microbus is going on sale in 2022 and the Tesla Model X beat a Lambo in a drag race. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Google Pays Apple Lots of $$$ for Search

Google pays Apple lots of money for search, Uber’s next CEO could possibly be Jeff Immelt, Volkswagen electric Microbus is going on sale in 2022 and the Tesla Model X beat a Lambo in a drag race. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Benchmark vs Kalanick Goes Sour

Reddit is rolling out its own video platform, VR adtech company Immersv raises $10.5 million and Benchmark versus Kalanick goes sour. All this on Crunch Report Read More
accused Kalanick of fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty in a lawsuit filed last week. 

Among Kalanick's statement of facts is a note that his mother had been killed in a boating accident when Benchmark was planning to oust him as CEO. Read more...

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Travis Kalanick says he was ‘ambushed’ by the investor suing him

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Travis Kalanick—a vocal fighter against taxi lobbyists, government regulations, pink mustache businesses, and tech giant Google—is speaking out again.

Uber's former CEO filed a 15-page response to investor Benchmark Capital's lawsuit against him this week. The venture capital firm accused Kalanick of fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty in a lawsuit filed last week. 

Among Kalanick's statement of facts is a note that his mother had been killed in a boating accident when Benchmark was planning to oust him as CEO. Read more...

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Crunch Report | Essential Phone Now Available to Order

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is now available to order and ships soon, ZeroCater expands to providing snacks and Fat Lama is my new favorite startup name. All this on Crunch Report! Read More
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From 4chan to Gab: Where hate speech is thriving online

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Gab launched almost exactly a year ago with a definite ethos: Free speech at all cost. 

That's proving to be an attractive proposition for far-right elements that are now flocking to the platform after being driven out of the internet's biggest shared spaces. 

The Twitter-like service has received an influx of users—and money—in the past few weeks as internet companies have cracked down on hate speech following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. It's just one of the places on the internet that are becoming a haven for far-right individuals and groups, as well as a growing population that sees Silicon Valley companies as abusing their positions of power. Read more...

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Crunch Report | Apple Spending $1 Billion on Original Content

Apple is spending $1 billion to acquire original content, Workday acquires Pattern, Google Home now lets you make free phone calls and Andrew Ng is starting an AI fund. All this on Crunch Report! Read More
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After Charlottesville, tech companies are forced to take action against hate speech

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Silicon Valley spent years preaching a hands-off approach to even the most extreme speech in the interest of connecting the entire world. 

After Charlottesville, that's changing quickly. 

Facebook, Google, Spotify, Squarespace, and a variety of other tech companies are taking action to curb the use of their platforms and services by organizations associated with far-right organizations. The effort, though apparently uncoordinated, is among the most aggressive campaigns yet to push a particular group off the internet's mainstream spaces.

The moves come in the immediate aftermath of a weekend of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the "Unite The Right" rally, organized in part on Facebook, resulted in three deaths and dozens of injuries. The Facebook Event page for the rally, which drew a mix of white nationalists, self-identified Nazi, and the alt-right, was live for more than a month before Facebook removed it, Business Insider reported. It was only shut down one day prior to the rally.  Read more...

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Crunch Report | Uber Agrees to 20 Years of Privacy Audits

Amazon debuts instant pickup to order and pick up your stuff within two minutes, Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits, Casper’s new mattress and Microsoft buys Cycle Computing. All this on Crunch Report. Read More