Twitter is bringing back Election Labels to identify 2020 US election candidates – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes With just less than a year until U.S. Election Day, Twitter is bringing back its Election Labels, which provide information about political candidates — including which office they’re running for and their state and district number. The labels will also have a small ballot box icon to accompany this information. The feature was first launched […]

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Atlassian launches new serverless cloud development platform – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Atlassian has a portfolio of developer tools like Bitbucket, Jira and Confluence. It also has a marketplace with thousands of add-ons. But what it lacked was a development platform to call its own. Today, that changed when the company announced the Forge platform. “Forge will empower developers to more easily build and run enterprise-ready cloud […]

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Hulu launches its viewer-friendly ‘binge watch ads’ – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hulu today is launching a new kind of ad experience that allows brands to specifically target binge-watchers — that is, viewers who are watching multiple episodes of a favorite program over a long stretch of time. These “binge watch ads” utilize machine learning techniques to predict when a viewer has begun to binge watch a […]

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The last decade in real estate, and a peek into the next one – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Allen Miller is a principal at Oak HC/FT based in San Francisco. He’s excited by bold entrepreneurs building great companies across categories, especially in fintech. More posts by this contributor 2019 looks to continue another lights-out year for fintech startups Financial technology startups emerged as serious challengers to financial services in 2017 As we barrel […]

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Carbon’s new CEO discusses local manufacturing, funding and a potential IPO – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes After six years as head of DuPont, Ellen Kullman joins the fast-growing 3D printing company Brian Heater @bheater / 12 hours Last month, Carbon announced its first new CEO in the company’s history. With $260 million worth of investments and a $2.5 billion, it’s a big job. But Carbon’s 500-person headcount is small potatoes compared […]

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Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to president and COO – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Salesforce announced today that it has named Bret Taylor as president and chief operating officer of the company. Prior to today’s promotion, Taylor held the position of president and chief product officer. In his new position, Taylor will be responsible for a number of activities, including leading Salesforce’s global product vision, engineering, security, marketing and […]

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Reliance Industries acquires a majority stake in SaaS startup NowFloats for $20M – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reliance Industries, one of India’s largest industrial houses, has acquired a majority stake in NowFloats, an Indian startup that helps businesses and individuals build online presence without any web developing skills. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited said (PDF) it has acquired an 85% stake in NowFloats for 1.4 billion Indian […]

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Join TechCrunch for our 3rd Annual Winter Party – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes After last year’s stellar turn out of almost 1,000 Silicon Valley shakers and movers, TechCrunch is returning with the 3rd Annual Winter Party at Galvanize in San Francisco on February 7. The party will feature tasty beers, wine and canapés, party games and activities, plenty of photo ops (and our infamous karaoke), giveaways and some […]

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