Daily Crunch: Partial Us Tiktok Ban Is Imminent

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Conan O’Brien on how to embrace an ever-changing media landscape: Brian Heater


“Like most of the best things in my life,” Conan O’Brien explains, with a wry smile, “the success of the podcast was a complete surprise.” The answer is a typically self-effacing one from the comedian. Since launching “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” nearly two…

Chamath launches SPAC, SPAC, and SPAC as he SPACs the World with SPACs: Danny Crichton


SPACs are going to rule the world, or at least, Chamath’s future portfolio. Chamath Palihapitiya, the founder of Social Capital, has already tripled down on SPACs, the so-called “blank check” vehicle that takes private companies and flips them onto the public…

Daily Crunch: Partial US TikTok ban is imminent: Anthony Ha


The Trump administration moves forwards with plans to ban TikTok and WeChat (although TikTok gets a partial extension), Unity goes public and we announce the winner of this year’s Startup Battlefield. This is your Daily Crunch for September 18, 2020. The big …

SaaS Ventures takes the investment road less traveled: Ron Miller


Most venture capital firms are based in hubs like Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston. These firms nurture those ecosystems and they’ve done well, but SaaS Ventures decided to go a different route: it went to cities like Chicago, Green Bay, Wisconsin and…

Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government's Tencent purge: Jonathan Shieber


Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the …

Check out this never-before-seen clip from HBO's The Perfect Weapon: Jordan Crook


At Disrupt 2020, we got a chance to see some never-before-seen footage from HBO’s upcoming documentary The Perfect Weapon. The documentary, which was executive produced by John Maggio, is based on the book by the same(ish) name written by David Sanger, Washin…

Salesforce announces 12,000 new jobs in the next year just weeks after laying off 1000: Ron Miller


In a case of bizarre timing, Salesforce announced it was laying off 1000 employees at the end of last month just a day after announcing a monster quarter with over $5 billion in revenue, putting the company on a $20 billion revenue run rate for the first time…

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2020 is… Canix: Lucas Matney


We started this competition with 20 impressive startups. After four days of fierce pitching in a wholly new virtual Startup Battlefield arena, we have a winner. The startups taking part in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in ou…

Are high churn rates depressing earnings for app developers?: Jacob Eiting


It’s great to improve your subscription app’s retention rates, but don’t do it for the 85/15 split.

MIT engineers develop a totally flat fisheye lens that could make wide-angle cameras easier to produce: Darrell Etherington


Engineers at MIT, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, have devised a way to build a camera lens that avoids the typical spherical curve of ultra-wide-angle glass, while still providing true optical fisheye distortion. The fisheye le…


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