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7th Former eBay Employee Charged In Cyberstalking Campaign Targeting Natick Couple

A seventh former eBay employee is now facing federal charges in connection with a cyberstalking campaign that allegedly targeted a Natick couple who wrote critical content about the company in its newsletter. From a report: Philip Cooke, 55, of San Jose, Calif. is charged with conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses. Cooke, who was a former Santa Clara police captain and was supervisor of security operations at eBay's European and Asian offices, is expected to ...
Tags: Ebay, Boston, New York City, Tech, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE Calif, Cooke, San Jose California, Natick, James Baugh, David Harville, Philip Cooke

Extra Crunch is now available in Greece, Ireland and Portugal

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added Extra Crunch support in Ireland, Portugal and Greece. That adds to our existing support in Europe as we are already in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and the U.K. Portugal’s 10 million citizens are no strangers to startup investment, with the country totting up 813 to date, according to Crunchbase. Notably, of that total, 113 have been announced in 2020 thus far. That means that in 2020, despi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Media, Greece, Microsoft, Boston, Tech, Ireland, Portugal, Venture Capital, Aws, Payments, Havok, Greece Ireland, Greece Portugal

LendingTree Study Ranks the Most Valuable Cities in America

Charlotte, NC – July 1, 2020 (PRNewswire) Real estate wealth is not evenly distributed across the country and is largely concentrated in large cities. But it begs the question: What are the most valuable cities in America? To find out, LendingTree analyzed the total value of residential real estate in American cities. The real estate values come from the My LendingTree property value database, which is a collection of real estate data of more than 155 million U.S. properties. The total value of ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Real Estate, New York, News, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Washington, Mexico, Boston, Milwaukee, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Qatar

Daily Crunch: Lululemon is acquiring Mirror

Lululemon is paying $500 million to acquire a home fitness startup, India bans TikTok and Amazon Prime Video is the latest streaming service to add a co-viewing experience. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 30, 2020. 1. Lululemon set to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M The deal comes at a time when home workout solutions are in high demand thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when gyms begin to reopen in different locales, many will likely be wary of returning to a potentially...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Hbo, Hardware, Boston, India, Tech, New York Times, Mirror, Hulu, Latin America, Amazon Prime Video, Lululemon, Prime Amazon

13 Boston-focused venture capitalists talk green shoots and startup recovery

Welcome back to the second half of our two-part Boston investor survey. Catching you up, TechCrunch reached out to a host of Boston-area venture capitalists to get their take on the current state of their market, and what they think might be coming up in the future. More VCs than we initially anticipated got back to us, so we broke the survey into two pieces so that there was enough room to include everyone. Today, in contrast, we’re looking a little further ahead: Are they seeing green shoots? ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Boston, Tech, Venture Capital, Battery Ventures, Jamie Goldstein, Glasswing Ventures, Rudina Seseri, Underscore VC, Flare Capital, Michael Greeley, Victress Capital, Flybridge Capital, Amazon Target Walmart, Lily Lyman

Google adds local COVID-19 news coverage to its Google News app in pilot test

Google is piloting a new way to bring local news about the COVID-19 pandemic to its Google News application. In partnership with regional news publications in select cities across the U.S., the Google News app will now offer a dedicated section in select markets detailing critical information like community reopening timelines, business updates, school openings, as well as information on the local healthcare infrastructure, public transportation, events, and ways to help families in need. At lau...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, News, Minneapolis, Boston, Tech, Canada, Local News, Google-News, Flipboard, Raleigh, Gothamist, News Observer, Top News, Coronavirus

Understand how COVID-19 is impacting your community

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting different communities in different ways. As cities and towns across the world respond with local policies and guidelines, the need for timely and authoritative local news and information is paramount. To help people navigate these complexities, we’re working across our news products to highlight the latest local guidance and surfacing more content from local news publishers so users can understand how the virus is affecting their community. Access the lates...
Tags: Google, News, Boston, Google Search, Canada, Google News, Nest Hub Max, CBS Chicago Oregon Live, Daniel Rocha, Raleigh News Observer NOLA, U S and Canada Through

Artlist raises $48M led by KKR for its royalty-free music, video and sound effect library

Like it or loathe it, video has proven to be the most engaging of all mediums across the web, and today a company out of Israel called Artlist — which provides royalty-free libraries of music, sound effects and even video itself to enhance video content — is announcing a significant growth round of $48 million, both to continue its expansion, and to build better technology to help navigate users to the perfect clip. The funding is being led by KKR, with participation also from Elephant Partne...
Tags: TC, Video, Media, Boston, Israel, Disney, Tech, Elephant, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Libraries, KKR, Mercedes Benz, Belsky, Patrick Devine, Artlist

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup The Criterion Channel, a streaming service from the niche home video distributor for film aficionados, has unveiled its lineup of programming for the month of July, which will include and Auto Focused double featuring with the Steve McQueen-starring classic Bullitt and ensemble sports drama Grand Prix, along with a large roster of contemporary and classic films! RELATED: BritBox Unveils What’s Coming to the Streamer in July 2020 Wedn...
Tags: Movies, Movie News, Streaming, The Criterion Channel

Boston Votes To Ban Government Use of Facial Recognition

Boston is now the largest city on the East Coast to ban facial recognition technology for municipal use. They join cities like San Francisco, Oakland, California, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. CNET reports: The ordinance passed unanimously and will prevent the capital city from using facial recognition technology or obtaining software for conducting surveillance using the technology. "Boston should not be using racially discriminatory technology and technology that threatens our basic rights," C...
Tags: Boston, Massachusetts, City, Tech, Aclu, East Coast, Facial Recognition, Robert Williams, Wu, Carol Rose, Michelle Wu, San Francisco Oakland California, Cambridge Massachusetts CNET, Ricardo Arroyo

In Praise of THE SPAMP! And SPIT-COIN: A Proposal to Convert All Money to Saliva

Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic sounds Hi, everyone. Welcome back to the show. This week we sing the praises of portable headphone amplifiers, specifically The SPAMP and the ROCKMAN — This leads to a discussion on the good work of Tom Scholz, who designed and built the entire sound of the band Boston in a home studio in the basement of his apartment in Watertown MA, and the likelih...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Boston, Mit, Chicago, Polaroid, Tom, Scholz, Brad Delp, Tom Scholz, Rockman, Watertown MA, Spoken Word with Electronics

Cities are wrestling with a potential new exodus in the COVID-19 era, but Urban-X still believes in their future

Embodying the tensions that cities across the world face as they wrestle with controlling a pandemic in dense, urban environments, Urban-X, the accelerator for technology startups focused on the problems cities face, has launched its eighth, fully remote, cohort. While the accelerator program backed by the BMW-owned Mini Cooper automaker and the venture capital firm Urban Us is based in Brooklyn, it’s conducting its latest program virtually, with participating startups coming from Atlanta, Sy...
Tags: TC, Climate Change, Boston, Articles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Urban, Tech, Atlanta, Global Warming, Nature, Brooklyn, United States, Sydney, Venture Capital, Machine Learning

Welcome to real estate in the year 2023

As a 25-year veteran in the Boston residential real estate business, I have experienced remarkable changes firsthand. For some sectors of the industry, the technological advances we have witnessed in the past three months outpace changes that have occurred over the last three years.
Tags: Sponsored, Real Estate, Technology, Boston, Digital, Tech, Radio, Wire Fraud, DTM, Transaction Management, ESIGN, Check Fraud, ERA Key Realty Services, Depositlink, Jay Rooney, Esignature

Who’s writing first checks into startups?

Over the past two decades, the venture capital industry has exploded beyond anyone’s wildest imaginations. What began as a sleepy industry in Boston and Menlo Park has now expanded to dozens of cities the world over. The National Venture Capital Association estimates that VCs deployed more than $130 billion in 2018 and 2019, and thousands of new investors have joined the ranks in recent years to find the next great startups. All that activity though poses a dilemma for founders: Who actively wri...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Boston, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, National Venture Capital Association, Menlo Park, Black Latinx, The TechCrunch List

13 Boston-focused VCs share the advice they’re giving portfolio companies

TechCrunch is focusing a bit more on the Boston-area startup and venture capital ecosystem lately, which has gone pretty well so far. In fact, we had originally intended on releasing this regional investor survey as a single piece, but since so many VCs took part, we’re breaking it into two. The first part deals with the world we live in today, and the remainder will detail what Boston-area investors think about the future. We broke our questions into two parts to better track investor sentiment...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Boston, Tech, Battery Ventures, Nextview Ventures, Jamie Goldstein, Jeff Bussgang, Glasswing Ventures, Rudina Seseri, Underscore VC, Bill Geary, Flare Capital, Victress Capital

Armslist Defeats the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s

Armslist Defeats the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence's U.S.A. –-( Armslist has won yet another case against the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The Brady Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence teamed up with Boston police officer Kurt Stokinger, who was shot in the line of duty, to sue the online gun marketplace. The websites let dealers and individuals sell their firearms and firearm accessories online. It is a “Craigslist” for guns. In 2016, Stokinger executed a t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Guns, Boston, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, John, Johnson, Nra, Federal Court, Brady, Northern Virginia, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Kurt Stokinger, CDA

Uptycs lands $30M Series B to keep building security analytics platform

Every company today is struggling to deal with security and understanding what is happening on their systems. This is even more pronounced as companies have had to move their employees to work from home. Uptycs, a Boston-area security analytics startup, announced a $30 million Series B today to help companies to detect and understand breaches when they happen. Sapphire Ventures led the round with help from Comcast Ventures and ForgePoint Capital. The startup has now raised a total of $43 mill...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Boston, India, Funding, Tech, Comcast Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Pai, Waltham, Akamai, Jai Das, Boston startups

Providing support to LGBTQ+ organizations worldwide

LGBTQ+ organizations around the world extend critical services to their communities every day. I’ve seen this firsthand in my work on the team, where I support organizations challenging bias and exclusion to advance social justice. As diverse as the local communities they serve, these organizations create cherished spaces to embrace our intersections and individuality, organize against injustice, and provide access to services. For the most vulnerable LGBTQ+ communities, including Bla...
Tags: Google, Mexico, Boston, Africa, Mexico City, Lgbtq, Johannesburg,, Stonewall, San Francisco California, Mexico City Mexico, Today Google, Diversity and Inclusion, Marsha P Johnson Sylvia Rivera, COVID, Maab Ibrahim

Six Former eBay Employees Charged in Federal Cyberstalking Case Targeting Natick Couple

Six eBay employees including a former police captain in California last year engaged in a relentless campaign of harassment and cyberstalking of a Natick couple that published a newsletter critical of the online retailer, sending items including fly larvae, live spiders, and a bloody pig mask to their home and travelling to Massachusetts to conduct surveillance of the victims in an effort to get them to stop publishing, authorities alleged Monday. From a report: During a news conference, US Atto...
Tags: New York, California, Ebay, Boston, Massachusetts, Court, US, Tech, Mark Wilson, US District Court, Gilbert, FBI Special Agent, Natick, Popp, Baugh, Andrew E Lelling

How Liberty Mutual shifted 44,000 workers from office to home

In a typical month, an IT department might deal with a small percentage of employees working remotely, but tracking a few thousand employees is one thing — moving an entire company offsite requires next-level planning. To learn more about how large organizations are adapting to the rapid shift to working from home, we spoke to Liberty Mutual CIO James McGlennon, who helped orchestrate his company’s move about the challenges he faced as he shifted more than 44,000 employees in a variety of jobs, ...
Tags: Work, Work From Home, TC, Cloud, Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Boston, Tech, Remote Work, CIO, Canada, Liberty Mutual, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Equity Monday: Quibi, two Boston rounds, and a shift to pessimism

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our short-form week-starter in which we go over the weekend, look to the week ahead, talk about some neat funding rounds, and dig into what is stuck on our minds. So, by section then: The Weekend: The market narrative seems to have changed from optimism to pessimism, impacting stock prices and possibly closing the IPO window some, after it...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ipo, Boston, Groupon, Tech, Bloomberg, Seattle, Equity, Tonik, Quibi, Equity Monday, Appfire

Rewarding civic pride and boosting the local economy? Akron, Ohio is trying out a startup for that

Akron, Ohio, the hometown of LeBron James and the seat of the US tire industry; the one hundred and twenty seventh largest city in the US; and the home of America’s first toy company is now the latest site of a global experiment in whether cities can use behavioral economics to help foster good citizenship. Thanks to the work of the city’s deputy mayor for integrated development, James Hardy, Akron is the first city to roll out services from an Israeli-based company called Colu. A startup backed...
Tags: TC, Business, New York, Small Business, Minneapolis, California, China, Boston, US, Articles, Tel Aviv, America, Tech, Economy, United States, Venture Capital

Many Police Departments Have Software That Can Identify People In Crowds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: As protesters demand an end to police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation, police departments around the country are using software that can track and identify people in crowds from surveillance footage -- often with little to no public oversight or knowledge. Dozens of cities around the country are using BriefCam, which sells software that allows police to comb through surveillance footage to monitor protests and enfor...
Tags: Boston, Israel, Tech, Chicago, Aclu, New Orleans, Detroit, Denver, Canon, St Paul, Hartford Connecticut, Hebrew University, Doral Florida, Santa Fe County New Mexico, George Floyd, BriefCam Neema Singh Guliani

We asked 12 Boston startups about their diversity efforts

Boston’s tech boom has led to a huge need for tech-related talent. But while the last decade has brought nearly 72,000 new tech jobs to Massachusetts, the growth brought with it slim progress regarding the makeup of who actually fills those roles. (Spoiler: ) According to MassTLC, it will take until 2085 for Black workers to reach the same hiring rate of white men in the industry today. For Latinos, it will take until 2045. And for women, it will take until 2070. In this month’s Boston column, ...
Tags: Boston, Massachusetts, Tech

Edtech is surging, and parents have some notes

Unlike most sectors, edtech has been booming over the last few months. Flashcards startup Quizlet is now a unicorn, digital textbook company Top Hat is finding unprecedented surges in usage and student success business Edsights raised nearly $2 million from high-profile investors, all from inbound interest. Investors are so confident that homeschooling might become a trend that they just invested $3.7 million in Primer, which creates a “full-stack infrastructure” to help parents get started. ...
Tags: Google, TC, School, Education, Rihanna, Boston, Los Angeles, Tech, Atlanta, Ariana Grande, Pwc, Edtech, King, Vermont, Sara Mauskopf, Winnie

[PODCAST] Who Said Road Trip? Tips & Tricks for Localized Marketing

Who Said Road Trip? Tips and tricks for localized marketing The Boston Massacre We once knew a staffing firm in Boston that was trying to expand into other U.S. and Canada markets. One of their directors told us the bigger localized marketing strategy was “Knock once, then penetrate the house.”  They still kill it in […]
Tags: Podcast, Technology, Featured, News, Podcasts, Boston, Trends, Recruiting, Canada, Branding, Boston Massacre, Blog Posts, Recruitment Marketing, William Tincup, Recruitinglive, Localized Marketing

Robotics startup lets machines get closer as humans keep their distance

Kyle S. Gibson Contributor Share on Twitter Kyle S. Gibson is a writer and videographer in Boston, currently focused on robotics and industrial internet of things. Kyle has worked for publishers AmericanInno and MIT Technology Review, sales automation developer Pegasystems, and blockchain strategy group New Alchemy. He is currently writing for MIT Horizon, an emerging technology education platform. His work is supported by a regional ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Column, New York, Hardware, Boston, Massachusetts, Tech, Mit, Telecommunications, Mta, Gps, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Robotics, Robot

Overjet raises $7.85M for its dental-focused AI tech

Overjet, a startup focused on using AI to help dentists and insurance companies understand dental scans, today announced that it has raised $7.85 million in what it describes as a seed round. According to Overjet’s CEO Wardah Inam (an MIT PhD in electrical engineering and computer science), the company raised the funds from Crosslink Capital, which led its round, and E14 Fund, which “only invests in MIT startups,” Inam said. The MIT-E14 connection is not surprising, given that Overjet has been s...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Boston, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Crosslink Capital, Harvard Innovation Lab, Crosslink, Dental Care, INAM, Recent Funding, Overjet, Wardah Inam, Inam Overjet

Alibaba adds financing tools and online trade shows for US merchants is introducing new tools targeted specifically at U.S. merchants. It sounds like the Chinese e-commerce giant has already been making inroads in the United States. John Caplan, the North American and European president of (the B2B marketplace that serves as the core business of Alibaba Group), said at an online press briefing that the United States is’s fastest-growing market — U.S. buyers on the platform have increased 70% year-over-year, while transaction...
Tags: Ecommerce, Boston, US, America, Tech, United States, Alibaba, Alibaba Group, Greenville, Caplan, Alibaba Cloud, John Caplan, Necia Boston

The Station: Amazon eyes Zoox, Aurora goes back to school and Cabana hits the road

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. The mobility world got busy this week. Really. busy. This is gonna be a long one, buckle up. Take a look at the most r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, Youtube, China, Germany, Boston, India, Africa, Tech, Tesla

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