Daily Crunch: Whatsapp Responds To Privacy Backlash

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Extra Crunch roundup: antitrust jitters, SPAC odyssey, white-hot IPOs, more: Walter Thompson


Some time ago, I gave up on the idea of identifying a thread that could connect each story in this weekly roundup. There are no unified theories for technology news.

Facebook blocks new events around DC and state capitols: Taylor Hatmaker


As a precaution against coordinated violence as the US approaches President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Facebook announced a few new measures it’s putting in place. In a blog post and tweets from Facebook Policy Communications Director Andy Stone, the com…

GitLab oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion: Ron Miller


GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation comes after its most recent 2019 Series E in which it raised $268 …

The pandemic was top of mind in the tech of CES 2021: Brian Heater


Of course COVID-19 was bound to be an unavoidable topic during the first-ever all-virtual CES. After all, the topic is at front of mind regardless of the topic these days. Close to a year into the pandemic, presenters still understandably feel obligated to ad…

Daily Crunch: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash: Anthony Ha


WhatsApp delays enforcement of a controversial privacy change, Apple may get rid of the Touch Bar in future MacBooks and Bumble files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for January 15, 2021. The big story: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash Earlier th…

Twitter’s vision of decentralization could also be the far-right’s internet endgame: Lucas Matney


This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the company’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance” and that he did not “feel pride” about the decision.…

Marc Lore leaves Walmart a little over four years after selling Jet.com for $3B: Jonathan Shieber


Marc Lore, the executive vice president, president and CEO of U.S. e-commerce for Walmart, is stepping down a little over four years after selling his e-commerce company Jet.com to the country’s largest retailer for $3 billion. Lore’s tenure at the company wa…

Coinbase commits to a "better customer experience" following complaints: Connie Loizos


Coinbase has a problem. As interest in bitcoin has soared along with its price, the popular cryptocurrency exchange has found itself the target of a growing spate of angry customers who haven’t been able to access customer service. A quick look at Twitter tel…

15 steps to fundraising a new VC or private equity fund: David Teten


Based on my experience, taking the 15 steps below will help build the core of a high-performing fundraising and investor relations function.

Lessons from Top Hat’s acquisition spree: Natasha Mascarenhas


Top Hat, a startup that digitizes textbooks and turns them into an interactive experience for college students, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired yet another business: Fountainhead Press. The acquisition marks Top Hat’s third scoop of a publishing c…


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