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Startups Weekly: Tech layoffs spread (a bit)


Are January layoffs just a few post-WeWork jitters? TechCrunch has found itself writing about layoffs at a few notable tech companies this week — and not just Softbank-backed ones. The focus is very much profits, as Alex Wilhelm summed up on Thursday, especia… more

This Week in Apps: Apple antitrust issues come to Congress, subscription apps boom, Tencent takes on TikTok


Welcome back to ThisWeek in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in… more

Samasource CEO Leila Janah passes away at 37


The startup community has lost another moral leader today. Leila Janah, a serial entrepreneur who was the CEO and founder of machine learning training data company Samasource, passed away at the age of 37 due to complications from Epithelioid Sarcoma, a form … more

Clayton Christensen, author of "The Innovator's Dilemma," has passed away at age 67


Clayton Christensen, a longtime professor at Harvard Business School who became famous worldwide after authoring the best-selling business book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail,” passed away last night. The Desert New… more

Vine reboot Byte officially launches


Two years after Vine’s co-founder Dom Hofmann announced he was building a successor to the short-form video app, today Byte makes its debut on iOS and Android. Byte lets you shoot or upload and then share six-second videos. It comes equipped with standard soc… more

As the venture market tightens, a debt lender sees big opportunities


David Spreng spent more than 20 years in venture capital before dipping his toe into the world of revenue-based financing and realizing there was a growing appetite for alternatives to venture capital. Indeed, since forming debt-lending company Runway Growth … more

Google backtracks on search results design


Earlier today, Google announced that it would be redesigning the redesign of its search results as a response to withering criticism from politicians, consumers, and the press over the way in which search results display were made to look like ads. Google mak… more

The Pentagon pushes back on Huawei ban in bid for ‘balance’


Huawei may have just found itself an ally in the most unexpected of places. According to a new report out of The Wall Street Journal, both the Defense and Treasury Departments are pushing back on a Commerce Department-led ban on sales from the embattled Chine… more

Kraftful raises $1M to help smart home companies make better apps


If a thousand companies make their own smart light bulb, do a thousand companies also have to design a light switch app to control them? Kraftful, a company out of Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 class, doesn’t think so. Kraftful builds the myriad components that … more

A founder’s guide to recession planning for startups


Founders can’t afford to wait until the midst of a downturn to figure out their game plans. more

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