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- Equity Shot: The DoJ, Google, and the suit could mean for startupsby Alex Wilhelm on October 20, 2020 at 6:52 pm
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It’s a big day in tech because the US Federal Government is going after Google on anti-competitive grounds. Sure, the timing appears crassly political and the case is not picking up huge plaudits thus far for its air-tightness,
- 7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020by Lucas Matney on October 20, 2020 at 6:40 pm
For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. The reasons are plentiful, but all tend to circle around the idea that it’s too early for software and too expensive to try to
- Root targets $6B+ valuation in pending IPO, a boon for insurtech startupsby Alex Wilhelm on October 20, 2020 at 5:57 pm
This morning Root Insurance, a neoinsurance provider that has attracted ample private capital for its auto-insurance business, is targeting a valuation of as much as $6.34 billion in its pending IPO. The former startup follows insurtech leader Lemonade to the public markets during a year in which IPOs have been well-received by investors focused more
- Egnyte introduces new features to help deal with security/governance during pandemicby Ron Miller on October 20, 2020 at 5:28 pm
The pandemic has put stress on companies dealing with a workforce that is mostly — and sometimes suddenly — working from home. That has led to rising needs for security and governance tooling, something that Egnyte is looking to meet with new features aimed at helping companies cope with file management during the pandemic. Egnyte
- Amazon launches a program to pay consumers for their data on non-Amazon purchasesby Sarah Perez on October 20, 2020 at 5:05 pm
Amazon has launched a new program that directly pays consumers for information about what they’re purchasing outside of Amazon.com and for responding to short surveys. The program, Amazon Shopper Panel, asks users to send in 10 receipts per month for any purchases made at non-Amazon retailers, including grocery stores, department stores, drug stores and entertainment
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- Best microwaves of 2020: GE, Panasonic, LG and more models we love - CNETby Molly Price on October 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm
From last night's pizza to theater-worthy popcorn, these microwaves are up to the challenge.
- Prime Day price cuts return to Best Buy: $19 Echo Dot, $45 Echo Show 5, $130 Fire TV Recast and more - CNETby David Priest on October 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Amazon's Alexa-driven smart speakers and displays are on sale in a big way, including a bundle with a Ring Video Doorbell.
- Philips Hue issues recall for outdoor smart light power supplies - CNETby Ry Crist on October 20, 2020 at 3:19 pm
If you use Philips Hue's outdoor lights to light up the outside of your home, it's time to do a safety check.
- Google discontinues the Nest Secure Alarm System, report says - CNETby Megan Wollerton on October 20, 2020 at 2:12 pm
Google has stopped selling the DIY security system.
- The best indoor home security cameras to buy in 2020 - CNETby Megan Wollerton on October 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm
Find out which indoor security cameras are the best at keeping an eye on your home.