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  • Equity Shot: The DoJ, Google, and the suit could mean for startups
    by 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 2020
    by 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 startups
    by 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 pandemic
    by 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 purchases
    by 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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