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Daily Crunch: Toptal sues rival Andela for allegedly making ‘a perfect clone’ of its freelancer marketplace

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 11, 2021. As a small note I am off next week, so my dear friend and TechCrunch lifer Henry Pickavet will be taking over. He’s more fun and a better writer than I am, so consider him a temporary upgrade. See you in a week or so! — Alex p.s. Cheap tickets to TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising are nearly gone. Flagg...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, London, Tech, Eu, Atlantic, Volkswagen, Alan, Alex, Temasek, Didi, Newsletters, Andela, Dan Preston, Ulrich Kranz

Extra Crunch roundup: EU insurtech, 30 years of ‘Crossing the Chasm,’ embedded finance’s endgame

This morning, Anna Heim and Alex Wilhelm dug into the EU insurtech market, interviewing European VCs and collating the biggest recent rounds to take the temperature of the waters across the pond: Alex Timm, CEO, Root Dan Preston, CEO, MetroMile Luca Bocchio, partner, Accel Florian Graillot, investor, Stephen Brittain, director and founder, Insurtech Gateway Several European-based insurtech startups entered unicorn territory this year, such as Bought By Many, which offers pet insuran...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, London, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Insurance, Tech, Eu, Atlantic, United States, Venture Capital, Tanzania, Mobility, Alan, Anna

Insurtech is hot on both sides of the Atlantic

The U.S. insurance technology market is hot, and has been for years now. Back in early 2020, to pick an example, TechCrunch reported on a wave of funding events among domestic insurtech marketplaces. Those companies have since gone on to raise hundreds of millions of dollars more. And after a long period of incubation, we’ve seen neo-insurance players from the U.S. like Root and MetroMile go public. Hippo is working to join the cohort. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money.  Read i...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Tech, Eu, Atlantic, United States, Exchange, Hippo, Insurtech, The Exchange, Wefox, EC Newsletter, EC Fintech, Accel Astorya, Root Alex Timm

Fresha raises $100M for its beauty and wellness booking platform and marketplace

Beauty and wellness businesses have come roaring back to life with the decline of Covid-19 restrictions, and a startup that’s built a platform that caters to the many needs of small enterprises in the industry today is announcing a big round of funding to grow with them. Fresha — a multipurpose commerce tool for independent wellness and beauty businesses such as hair, nail and skin salons, yoga instructors and more, based first and foremost around a completely free platform for those businesses ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, London, Marketplace, Funding, Tech, Paypal, Atlantic, Beauty, Alibaba, Square, General Atlantic, Lightspeed Pos

Temasek and General Atlantic in talks to back Indian neobank Open

Bangalore-based neobank Open is in advanced stages of talks to raise about $100 million, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Temasek, the Singaporean government’s sovereign wealth fund, and General Atlantic are positioning to co-lead the Series C financing round, which values the Indian startup at pre-money $600 million, the sources told TechCrunch, requesting anonymity as the matter is private. Open was valued at about $150 million in its Series B funding round two years ago. Exi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Bank Of America, Paypal, Atlantic, Tiger Global, Fintech, General Atlantic, Temasek, Open, Economic Times, HDFC Bank

10 Things in Politics: Manchin is the VIP for Biden's agenda

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Progressives are peeved at Joe Manchin while West Virginia basks in Biden's loveBiden is said to have ordered a scathing private rebuke of the UK before the G7Bill Gates' farmland reportedly grows potatoes for McDonald's friesOne thing to watch for: President Joe Biden will attend the first day of th...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Florida, UK, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, America, West Virginia, Trends

The Circles of Friendship

This chart caught my eye yesterday: It’s from Robin Dunbar’s recent book, Friends: Understanding the Power of Our Most Important Relationships. You might recall the author’s name from his concept of Dunbar’s number:1 that on average people can maintain about 150 friendships with others, a limit that is determined by human brain size and function. The chart is a more detailed version of the concept: it shows, roughly, the number of people we can have meaningful relationships with at various le...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Atlantic, Jason Kottke, Robin Dunbar, Dunbar

Lerma splits from The Richards Group

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for June 8. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Lerma splits from The Richards Group.The Atlantic's union.Tracer raises $9.9 million.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Pete Lerma, founder and principal of Lerma, formerly part ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Media, France, Advertising, US, Newsletter, Trends, Walmart, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, Digital Media, The Atlantic, Conde Nast, Levi, Ad Tech

Sharks Nearly Went Extinct 19 Million Years Ago From Mystery Event

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Researchers believe they've now pinpointed a previously unknown planetary-scale reset that occurred about 19 million years ago. This extinction event transpired in the world's oceans, and decimated shark populations. The boneless fishes still have not recovered from the damage, the team suggests in a paper published Thursday in Science. Scales cover the bodies -- and even the eyeballs -- of sharks. Known as "dermal denticles," these sc...
Tags: Tech, Atlantic, Maine, New York Times, Pacific Ocean, Rubin, Sibert, Colgate University, Yale University These, Elizabeth C Sibert, Paul Harnik, Leah D Rubin

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo spacecraft to the Space Station with new Falcon 9

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is once again heading to the International Space Station. The company launched its 22nd Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission for NASA on Thursday. This is the fifth capsule SpaceX has sent to ISS in the last twelve months, SpaceX director of Dragon mission management Sarah Walker noted in a media briefing Tuesday. It’s also the first launch of the year on a new Falcon 9 rocket booster. The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 1:29 PM eastern time, right...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Atlantic, International Space Station, Falcon 9, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Outer Space

Earn more revenue with Manual Experiments

Maintaining a successful ad sales business takes constant attention to how your ads are performing and an understanding of your data in order to make informed decisions. But in today’s dynamic environment, the best way to grow revenue and improve results over time is to test and experiment. That’s why, based on feedback and requests from our partners, we developed a new tool called Manual Experiments to help you run your own tests in Google Ad Manager. New controls to make testing easy  In t...
Tags: Google, Atlantic, UOL, Maura Lynch, Google Ad Manager, Atlantic STRÖER, Ryan McConaghy, Stefan Schatt, Fabricio Gomes

Europe To US: Pass New Laws If You Want a Data-Transfer Deal

The United States must pass new legislation to limit how its national security agencies access Europeans' data if Washington and Brussels are to hammer out a new deal on transferring people's digital information across the Atlantic, according to European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova. From a report: Speaking at POLITICO's AI summit on Monday, the Czech politician said the U.S. needed to create legally binding laws to provide European Union citizens' the ability to challenge bulk data co...
Tags: Europe, Washington, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, United States, Commission, European Commission, Brussels, Vera Jourova, Jourova

The exit effect: 4 ways IPOs and acquisitions drive positive change across the global ecosystem

Laura González-Estéfani Contributor Share on Twitter Laura González-Estéfani is the founder and CEO of TheVentureCity, an international, operator-led venture acceleration model designed to make the global entrepreneurial ecosystem more diverse, international and accessible to fair capital. More posts by this contributor Miami won’t be the next Silicon Valley because we don’t need another one For many ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, America, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Spain, Paypal, AlienVault, Atlantic, United States, Peter Thiel, Miami, Silicon Valley, PayPal Mafia, Flywire

Meet billionaire investor Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs who spends much of her $21 billion on charity and says her kids won't inherit the fortune

Laurene Powell Jobs. Steve Jennings/Getty Images Laurene Powell Jobs more than the widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. She's also a powerful impact investor and philanthropist with a net worth of $21.7 billion. Powell Jobs hosts elaborate Halloween shows at her Silicon Valley home and owns a $110 million yacht. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Laurene Powell Jobs is much more than just Steve Jobs' widow. The 57-year-old billionaire is a formidable presence i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Florida, Education, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, Finance, Stanford, Disney, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends

Will the End of Lockdowns Change Our Relationship with the Internet?

Last year author Sonia Shah predicted that after pandemic-induced lockdowns finally ended, "The hype around online education will be abandoned, as a generation of young people forced into seclusion will reshape the culture around a contrarian appreciation for communal life." This week the Atlantic's technology staff writer is now suggesting that "As the stress of the pandemic is beginning to recede, our relationship with the internet might be renegotiated..." As vaccination rates tick up, and...
Tags: Tech, Netflix, Atlantic, Pacific Ocean, Sonia Shah, Safy Hallan Farah, Patrick Redford, Luke Winkie, Great Rebalancing

Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia: The esteemed Indian ancestor no one in my white British family knew about

Who do you think you are? The esteemed Indian ancestor no one in my white British family knew about Image: Ardaseer Cursetjee, the first South Asian Fellow of the Royal Society, has been awarded a blue plaque from English Heritage Today, a blue plaque will be unveiled on a west London house to a man they describe as “the first modern engineer of India”. The plaque is part of a series in which English Heritage has set about trying to promote the under-recognised historical contribution to Brit...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, England, London, Life, India, History, Bbc, House Of Lords, Atlantic, Britain, Egypt, Heritage, Preston, Royal Courts of Justice

Weekend reading: Do it yourself investing

I would struggle to pick my favourite Morgan Housel article – I was already a fan back in his Motley Fool days – but he just posted another. Urging investors to play their own game, Housel says: Someone recently asked how my investment views have changed in the last decade. I said I’m less judgemental about how other people invest than I used to be. It’s so easy to lump everyone into a category called ‘investors’ and view them as playing on the same field called ‘markets’. But people play wil...
Tags: Google, UK, England, Marketing, US, Bloomberg, Bbc, Atlantic, Britain, OECD, TSB, Peter Diamandis, Stephen Schwarzman, SPAC, Seth, David Swensen

Facebook Loses Challenge To Irish Watchdog's Data Curbs

Facebook lost a court fight over an initial order from a European Union privacy watchdog threatening its transfers of users' data across the Atlantic. From a report: An Irish court on Friday rejected the social network's challenge, saying it didn't establish "any basis" for calling into question the Irish Data Protection Commission's decision. The dispute is part of the fallout from July's shock decision at the EU's Court of Justice, which toppled the so-called Privacy Shield, an EU-approved tra...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, EU s Court of Justice, Irish Data Protection Commission

Rocket Lab prepares to recover second booster at sea after May 15 launch

Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck shared more details on the company’s next launch, which is set to take off from its New Zealand facility on May 15. The Electron vehicle will be carrying satellites from BlackSky, but delivering that payload is only half of the mission: the other half will be recovering the booster stage after an ocean splashdown. This is the second of three planned booster recovery missions, part of Rocket Lab’s long-term plan to reach reusability for its launch vehicle, an achievement...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Beck, Tech, Earth, Atlantic, New Zealand, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Electron, Rocket Lab, BlackSky, Peter Beck, Ocean Recovery

Apple TV+ has released shows to critical acclaim and word-of-mouth buzz after stumbling at launch

"Ted Lasso" Apple TV Plus When Apple TV+ debuted in November 2019, its flagship launch shows like "See" and "The Morning Show" were received poorly by critics. But Apple's streaming component gained buzz for its second wave of original shows, thanks to word-of-mouth hits like "Ted Lasso" and "Defending Jacob." Some launch shows like "For All Mankind" and "Dickinson" also released their second seasons this year to critical acclaim, with both receiving 100% Rotten Tomatoes critic scores...
Tags: Apple, England, TV, New York, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Reese Witherspoon, Washington Post, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Nasa, Apple TV, Features, Netflix

Apple TV+ stumbled at launch, but has since released shows to word-of-mouth buzz and critical acclaim

"Ted Lasso" Apple TV Plus When Apple TV+ debuted in November 2019, its flagship launch shows like "See" and "The Morning Show" were received poorly by critics. But Apple's streaming component gained buzz for its second wave of original shows, thanks to word-of-mouth hits like "Ted Lasso" and "Defending Jacob." Some launch shows like "For All Mankind" and "Dickinson" also released their second seasons this year to critical acclaim, with both receiving 100% Rotten Tomatoes critic scores...
Tags: Apple, England, TV, New York, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Reese Witherspoon, Washington Post, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Nasa, Features, Netflix, Atlantic

Does XKCD's Cartoon Show How Scientific Publishing Is a Joke?

"An XKCD comic — and its many remixes — perfectly captures the absurdity of academic research," writes the Atlantic (in an article shared by Slashdot reader shanen). It argues that the cartoon "captured the attention of scientists — and inspired many to create versions specific to their own disciplines. Together, these became a global, interdisciplinary conversation about the nature of modern research practices." It depicts a taxonomy of the 12 "Types of Scientific Paper," presented in a gri...
Tags: Tech, Atlantic, Cory Doctorow, Slashdot, Vinay Prasad, Michael Johansen

Tech stocks plummet as Yellen says interest rates may need to rise

A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 5, 2020. Andrew Kelly/Reuters US stocks sank Tuesday as Treasury Secretary Yellen said interest rates may need to rise to prevent the economy from overheating. Tech stocks led losses with Apple, Amazon, and Tesla all in the red at the close. The Treasury Secretary's comments contrast with the Fed's plans to hold rates near zero through 2023. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Thin...
Tags: Amazon, New York City, US, Trends, Tech, Markets, Tesla, Atlantic, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Wall Street Journal, Jamie Dimon, Dow, S&P 500, Nyse

Alphabet’s Q1 Revenues Topped $55.3 Billion

Google is a company under fire from many directions. The online advertising giant is currently stewarding the industry away from cookie-based targeting, while battling with regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite all this, business remains good. Top line Google's parent company Alphabet posted revenues of $55.3 billion for the three months to March...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Atlantic, Alphabet, Programmatic, Briefly

Weekend reading: Diversified reading

What caught my eye this week. I noticed as I compiled today’s links that I’ve a new favourite investing blog. Who Enso Finance is I’ve not idea (and s/he is in great company there!) but I’m looking forward to their musings each week. Take the latest post on the limits of diversification: Most things die. All things change. The ultimate failure mode for diversification is to consider it in too narrow a context, and mistake our attachment to particular mythologies, cosmologies, and models for t...
Tags: Google, UK, India, Marketing, Atlantic, Fca, Barclaycard, Paul Graham, Michael Mann, Vanguard, Josh Constine, Matthew Syed, Dogecoin, Other sites, Weekend Reading, Chris Voss

Watch Metallica Play “Enter Sandman” Before a Crowd of 1.6 Million in Moscow, During the Final Days of the Soviet Union (1991)

In the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union a “triumphalist discourse” arose in the U.S., writes historian Richard Sakwa, “which suggests that the Soviet demise was a deliberate act plotted and executed by president Ronald Reagan” with massive military budgets and nuclear threats. This narrative has less exclusive currency today. There are as many theories as theorists of Soviet demise, among them the “compelling argument,” says Jim Brown, producer of a documentary called Fre...
Tags: Google, Music, Time Warner, College, Gorbachev, Atlantic, Ronald Reagan, Mtv, New York Times, Metallica, Moscow, Cia, Motley Crue, Soviet Union, Brown, Facebook Twitter

A new deal with Norway allows the US to keep an eye on Russian subs closer to Russia's home turf

US Navy personnel exit a P-8 maritime patrol plane after arriving in Andøya, Norway, for an exercise, March 4, 2020. Royal Norwegian Air Force US-Norwegian military cooperation has increased amid growing concern about Russian activity around Europe. An agreement signed in mid-April will expand that cooperation by allowing the US to build new facilities on Norwegian bases. See more stories on Insider's business page. A recent deal between the US and Norway will expand the two countries&...
Tags: Google, Europe, Russia, US, International, Trends, Atlantic, Nato, Arctic, Norway, Air Force, US Navy, North Atlantic, Arctic Circle, US Air Force, Arctic Ocean

Get ready for Hollywood’s big night with Google

Sure, spring is nice, and there’s so much to celebrate in the winter but my favorite season is easily awards season! 2021 marks 93 years of Hollywood’s annual film celebration, and this year’s Academy Awards will be a combination of in-person and virtual.Ahead of the big night every year, my friends and I try to watch all of the new nominees, along with some of our favorite past winners. With the help of Google Search, we’re able to keep track of everything we want to watch, as well as check tit...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Abc, Google Search, Search, Atlantic, Leonardo Dicaprio, Lady Gaga, Google Trends, Google Assistant, Google TV, Matthew Bresler, Bradley CooperJustin Bieber, Selena GomezLeonardo DiCaprio, Kate WinsletBen Affleck, Jennifer GarnerAngelina Jolie

Proposing an Alternative To Renting or Owning a House: Publicly-Owned Housing

"Renting is terrible. Owning is worse. A third option is necessary," argues a recent article in the Atlantic, "a way to rent without making someone else rich." It's written by Shane Phillips, who's the Housing Inititiative Project Manager at UCLA's Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies: Largely as a consequence of housing prices, Generation X held less than half as much wealth in 2019 as Baby Boomers of the same age did two decades earlier, and Millennials are on course to hold even less. ...
Tags: Tech, Atlantic, House, Ucla, Shane Phillips

Why South Africa-based car subscription company Planet42 is going carbon neutral

Since ride-hailing companies like Uber and Bolt disrupted the transportation industry, one of the thorns on their sides has been traffic congestion and pollution . Research has shown that trips from ride-hailing cars have more emissions than those from personal cars . To reduce their carbon footprint and solve the latter problem, both companies have floated the idea of ridesharing and other transportation models, like bike and scooter-sharing services . They also have toyed with integr...
Tags: Lyft, Europe, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Atlantic, South Africa, So Lyft, Oja, Natural Capital Partners, Marten Orgna, Eerik Oja, Northern Cape South Africa

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