Sundance Institute’s Co//ab offers online education and feedback for filmmakers – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Sundance Institute is looking to reach a broader community of up-and-coming filmmakers with a new website called Co//ab. The institute’s chief product officer Tara Hein-Phillips told me that a small pilot version of the site first launched early in 2018, before beginning a “proper beta” in November of that year. And it spent a […]

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Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million as it gears up to launch – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Superpedestrian, the startup working with a handful of scooter operators to deploy vehicles that can perform self-diagnostics, just raised a $20 million round from Spark Capital, General Catalyst, Hanaco Ventures and Empire Angels. This brings Superpedestrian’s total funding to $64 million. Superpedestrian has yet to announce its operating partners, but is on track to launch […]

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Karma’s new electric hinge-winged hypercar concept goes 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Karma Automotive took the wraps off Tuesday of a new electric concept car called the SC2 that produces a heart-thumping 1,100 horsepower and can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. The concept is a showpiece and an integral part of the Chinese-backed California-based startup’s new strategy to become a technology […]

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Macy’s said hackers stole customer credit cards — again – TechCrunch

Reading Time: < 1 minute For the second time in as many years, Macy’s customers have been hit by a data breach involving countless numbers of credit cards. In a filing with the California attorney general, the retail giant said hackers siphoned off customers’ names, addresses, and phone numbers, but also credit card numbers, card verification codes, and expiration dates […]

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Facebook announces dates for its 2020 F8 developers conference – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Facebook announced its plans for its F8 annual developer conference, which is where the company shows off its latest technology, apps and its vision for the future. The company says the next event will take place on May 5-6, 2020 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. Interested attendees can sign up at www.f8.com […]

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DoorDash tipping practices prompts lawsuit from DC Attorney General – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes DoorDash is facing a new lawsuit regarding its tipping practices. This time, it’s coming from Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine. In the suit, Racine accuses DoorDash of engaging in deceptive tipping practices while also failing to provide any relief to workers whose tips were taken. Racine’s office first opened an investigation into DoorDash’s practices […]

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India says law permits agencies to snoop on citizen’s devices – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Indian government said on Tuesday that it is “empowered” to intercept, monitor, or decrypt any digital communication “generated, transmitted, received, or stored” on a citizen’s device in the country in the interest of national security or to maintain friendly relations with foreign states. Citing section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, and section […]

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SocialRank sells biz to Trufan, pivots to a mobile LinkedIn – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes What do you do when your startup idea doesn’t prove big enough? Run it as a scrawny but profitable lifestyle business? Or sell it to a competitor and take another swing at the fences. Social audience analytics and ad targeting startup SocialRank chose the latter is going for glory. Today, SocialRank announced it’s sold its […]

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