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YC-backed Upsolve is automating bankruptcy for everyone

The popular image of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy might be a large company like Enron failing, or maybe some lazy drifter trying to shirk their financial responsibilities. The reality is anything but those sorts of images. Today in America, the most common reason for bankruptcy is to discharge egregious sums of medical debt [1], which might have been incurred in a short stint in a hospital emergency room. Bankruptcy allows people to get out from under a debilitating and permanent state of financial cr...
Tags: Google, Startups, New York, Government, America, Tech, Bankruptcy, Harvard University, Illinois, Intuit, Eric Schmidt, Non-profit, Yc, Eric Eldon, Danny, Enron


How do you fight an algorithm you cannot see?

That question in the headline was the challenge posed by a group of open knowledge junkies in Germany who wanted to understand how a person’s Schufa was calculated. Schufa is a credit bureau that generates financial scores for potential borrowers in Germany, and it is roughly equivalent to a FICO score in the United States. Schufa is not an open algorithm, and so important financial decisions are mediated by an unknown process that can be quite capricious in its scoring. So the activists created...
Tags: Google, Europe, Government, Germany, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, United States, Kim, Algorithms, Deep Learning, Eric Eldon, Andrew, Danny, Richard Rothstein, Arman


The rise of (societal) resilience tech

If you follow millennials on Twitter (and god help you), then you know that Anne Helen Petersen’s piece this past weekend “How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation” struck a deep chord for many. It’s longform and detailed, but Petersen’s primary thesis is that my generation has been dumped into one of the worst moments for economic and social mobility in recent memory (global financial crisis, etc.), which has led us to massively over-optimize our lives to try to extract any value we can. B...
Tags: Startups, New York, Education, Climate Change, Finance, China, Tech, Policy, Morton, Petersen, Danny, Gremlin, Dan Abramov, Arman, Anne Helen Petersen, Even


With today’s IPO sinking, a year of highs and lows for SoftBank

If there was a word that dominated startup and tech news coverage this year, it was SoftBank. The Japanese telecom conglomerate’s Vision Fund pushed out a prodigious amount of capital this year — quite literally billions of dollars — into companies as diverse as a molecular manufacturer (Zymergen) and a robotic pizza delivery business (Zume Pizza). It was a year of highs as its Flipkart transaction produced billions in returns, as well as a year of incredible lows, what with the crisis over Saud...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Uber, Asia, Japan, London, Hardware, Saudi Arabia, Finance, Government, Kingdom, Softbank, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg


Nvidia’s limited China connections

Another round of followups on Nvidia, and then some short news analysis. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at [email protected]) if you like or hate something here. Nvidia / TSMC questions Following up on my analyses this week on Nvidia (Part 1, Part 2) , a reader asked in regards to Nvidia’s risk with China tariffs: but the TSMC impact w.r.t. tariffs doesn’t make sense to me. TSMC...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hardware, Saudi Arabia, Government, China, US, Tech, Taiwan, Policy, Beijing, Canada, Korea, Nvidia, Wisconsin, Samsung Electronics


On stock prices and Nvidia

Yesterday’s analysis of Nvidia’s challneges triggered a surge of mail from readers. The company has lost about half of its value over the past two months, and has mostly blamed a “crypto hangover” for the problem. But as I pointed yesterday, it’s really the three Cs: “Crypto, customers, and China.” There are nuances here worth exploring though. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at danny...
Tags: Apple, Asia, South Korea, Hardware, Government, China, Ipo, Softbank, Samsung, Tech, Bloomberg, Earth, Taiwan, Policy, Tariffs, Nvidia


Report: Iran sentences rights lawyers to 6 years in prison

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media are reporting that two human rights lawyers have been sentenced to six years in prison. The Arman daily reported Tuesday that Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi and Arash Keikhosravi were sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in an “illegal gathering” and one year for “propaganda” against the ruling system. […]
Tags: News, Iran, Ap, TEHRAN Iran, Arman, Nation & World, Ghasem Sholeh Saadi, Arash Keikhosravi


Open sourcing analysis, plus US, China and HQ2

The big news today is that — finally — we have Amazon’s selection of cities for its dual second headquarters (Northern Virginia and NYC). Then some notes on China. But first, semiconductors and open sourcing analysis. We are experimenting with new content forms at TechCrunch. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to the authors: Danny at [email protected] or Arman at [email protected] if you like or hate something here. Pivot: Future of semic...
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, Asia, Ge, Government, China, Boston, India, Softbank, New York City, Tech, Whatsapp, United States, Washington Dc, Xiaomi, Tencent


Rakuten has SoftBank in its sights

This week, I’ve tried to do something new at TechCrunch with this experimental column — getting obsessed about a topic broadly in tech and writing a continuous stream of thoughts and analysis about it. With my research consultant and contributor Arman Tabatabai, we’ve covered two topics: Form Ds, the filing that startups usually submit to the SEC after a venture round closes (although increasingly do not), and SoftBank, which faces all kinds of strategic pressure due to its debt binging. If y...
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, Asia, Japan, China, Softbank, Tech, Iran, United States, Shinzo Abe, Usps, New York Times, Alibaba, Vodafone, Holland, SEC


The disappearing Form D

We are experimenting with new content forms at TechCrunch. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to the authors: Danny at [email protected] or Arman at [email protected] if you like or hate something here. Ignoring the midterm hysteria, we continue our obsession with SoftBank today by looking at the group’s IPO of its telecom unit, but first, some thoughts about Form Ds. Recently, I was looking up the investment history of Patreon (note: I ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Japan, Finance, China, Ipo, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Tech, Bank Of America, Bloomberg, Atlantic, United States, Venture Capital, Deutsche Bank


SoftBank’s debt obsession

We are experimenting with new content forms at TechCrunch. This is a rough draft of something new. Provide your feedback directly to the authors: Danny at [email protected] or Arman at [email protected] if you like or hate something here. Today, we are focused on SoftBank . The Wall Street Journal and others reported that Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of SoftBank, will take into account the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi when considering whether to ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Asia, Saudi Arabia, Finance, China, Kingdom, India, Softbank, Bank Of America, Bloomberg, United States, Pakistan, Sprint, Shanghai


Daily Digest: Technology and tyranny, lying to ourselves, and Spotify’s $1b repurchase

Want to join a conference call to discuss more about these thoughts? Email Arman at [email protected] to secure an invite. Hello! We are experimenting with new content forms at TechCrunch. This is a rough draft of something new. Provide your feedback directly to the authors: Danny at [email protected] or Arman at [email protected] if you like or hate something here. Harari on technology and tyranny Yuval Noah Harari, the noted author and historian famed for his wor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Australia, Stanford, China, India, Book Review, Tech, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Paris, Amazon Kindle, Silicon Valley, Berkeley


Iran detains outspoken lawyer calling for free elections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media is reporting that authorities have detained a human rights lawyer who planned a sit-in protest in front of parliament. The Sunday report by the daily Arman says police detained Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi after he appeared outside parliament on Saturday in an “illegal gathering.” A day earlier and on his Instagram […]
Tags: News, Iran, Ap, TEHRAN Iran, Arman, Nation & World, Ghasem Sholeh Saadi


Vampira – review

Director: Joey Romero Release date: 1994 Contains spoilers This offering from the Philippines eschewed their own rich mythologies and folklore to take a very western style of vampire. Indeed we even get some of the more general western staple imagery such as the angry mob with torches, yet the thing manages to maintain its own feel. The vampirism in this is quite unusual, however, as it focuses on a cursed family and (up to a point, as will be explained when we look at the lore) the vampirism c...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Philippines, Mom, Miguel, Cara, Amazon UK, Cesar, Vampire, Arman, Noche, Paz, Vampire Infant, Joey Romero, Nida Blanca, Cesar Boy


Golf Fiction: "Panic at Augusta" (Masters)

PANIC AT AUGUSTA by Ric K. Hill Golf Fiction Arman Yasin’s fondest wish comes true when his runner-up finish at the U.S. Amateur qualifies him to play in the Masters. His dream turns into a nightmare when Russell Fox, a deranged disabled veteran critically injured during the War in Afghanistan, vows revenge against Arman, an Afghan citizen attending Stanford University. When FBI Special Agent Sal Bugoni informs Arman of the death threat during Augusta National Golf Club’s most pre...
Tags: Books, Japan, UK, Australia, Mexico, France, Germany, India, US, Spain, Fbi, Afghanistan, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers


Fali Mistry, the Cinematographer Who Taught Bollywood the Importance of Cameramen

Fali Mistry was known for the imaginative imagery he created out of a dramatic interplay between light and shade. Even the hard to please Baburao Patel, in his Filmindia review of the Nargis-Dilip Kumar-Munawar Sultana starrer Babul (1950), had to concede, “Babul is a rich and pleasant picture with maddeningly beautiful photography. Fali Mistry, the cameraman, has turned the camera into a painter’s brush and make every frame a canvas of art and beauty. If Hollywood can improve on this work of F...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Film, Life, Raj Kapoor, Mumbai, Bombay, Goldie, Devi, Rehman, NARAYAN, Vijay, JAL, Anand, Murthy, Arman


Bangladesh must act on its ‘disappeared’ | Letters

Lawyer Michael James Polak calls for justice for a client he says is among more than 200 people seized by the security services in BangladeshBangladesh high commissioner Nazmul Quaunine defends his government’s human rights record and claims the Guardian is wrongly reporting the situation in Bangladesh (Letters, 27 June). I disagree.Over 200 people have been disappeared by the security services under the current government since 2009. One of the more high-profile disappeared people is my client ...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, World news, South and Central Asia, Bangladesh, Un, Arman, Nazmul Quaunine, Michael James Polak, BangladeshBangladesh, Ahmad Bin Quasem, Shabana Mahmood


Toyo Tires Putrajaya 100 Miles (78K) Race Report

When entries for this year’s final edition of the Putrajaya 100 (rebranded Toyo Tires Putrajaya 100) opened some months ago, I didn’t bite. It has been a bruising year at work and I’ve struggled with moving the mileage beyond what’s needed for general fitness. In case you’re unfamiliar with the venue, Putrajaya didn’t get to be infamous for nothing. Even when Nick signed up for the 78K category, he earned more ribbing from the gang than admiration. There was even a hint of sympathy for him too....
Tags: Hong Kong, Abc, Sport, Running, NICK, Coke, Sapporo, Frank, Putrajaya, McDonald, Jeff, Julia, Khairul Nizam, Saucony, Salomon, Kinvara


Looking to Share Apartment! (mountain view) $1450

Hi, my name is Arman and I'm a young professional in my mid-twenties who's been working in the bay area for about a year now. My current roommate is moving out the first week of November and I'm looking for someone to fill the vacancy. The apartment [...]
Tags: Rent, Room, Arman


Fiddle parts and sound: how objects tell stories

Biography chooses us when there is alchemy between biographer and subject—a perfect fit of interlocking puzzle pieces. In my case, a lifelong fascination with objects and the craftsmen who make them led me to the story of a pioneering violinmaker—American Luthier:  Carleen Hutchins—the Art and Science of the Violin.  I soon found that the stories of violinmaker and violin were intertwined—and in the process, rediscovered the poetry of the object itself. Distinctly different from the incident, an...
Tags: Books, Music, History, Oxford, Biography, Music History, Musical instruments, Art History, Ashmolean, Wikimedia Commons, Ducal Palace, Gubbio, Ashmolean Museum, Arman, Martigny Switzerland, Arts & Humanities


Fiddle parts and sound posts: how objects tell stories

Biography chooses us when there is alchemy between biographer and subject—a perfect fit of interlocking puzzle pieces. In my case, a lifelong fascination with objects and the craftsmen who make them led me to the story of a pioneering violinmaker—American Luthier:  Carleen Hutchins—the Art and Science of the Violin.  I soon found that the stories of violinmaker and violin were intertwined—and in the process, rediscovered the poetry of the object itself. Distinctly different from the incident, an...
Tags: Books, Music, History, Oxford, Biography, Music History, Musical instruments, Art History, Ashmolean, Ducal Palace, Gubbio, Ashmolean Museum, Arman, Martigny Switzerland, Arts & Humanities, Online products


Qrvey nabs $1.2 mln seed

McLean, Virginia-based Qrvey, a multi-app platform provider, has secured $1.2 million in seed funding. The Center for Innovative Technology led the round. PRESS RELEASE McLean, Va. – Sept. 26, 2016 – Qrvey announced today that it has raised a $1.2M seed round of funding led by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), and launched the first multi-app feedback platform for web and mobile environments. Qrvey (rhymes with “survey”) will use the proceeds to further develop its innovative feedback ...
Tags: Trends, Commonwealth, Henderson, McLean Virginia, McLean VA, Arman, CIT, VC Deals


Safanad invests in CentralColo

Safanad Limited has made an undisclosed “significant” investment in Silicon Valley-based CentralColo, an data centers operator. CentralColo is backed by Industry Capital. PRESS RELEASE SUNNYVALE, California, August 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ –CentralColo Holdings (“CentralColo” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a significant investment from Safanad Limited (“Safanad”), a global principal investment firm to fund its growth strategy. Additionally, Ken Parent has joined as Ch...
Tags: London, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Company, Ken, Simon Property Group, NEW YORK DUBAI, Arman, PE Deals, Osborne Partners Capital Management


Peaceful Protest In St. Paul Turns Chaotic With Arrests, Injuries

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Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Chris Coleman, Dallas, Marvin Gaye, Huffington Post, Anderson, Kim Bellware, St Paul, PAUL, Coleman, Kent State, Baton Rouge, St Paul Police, St Anthony


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: Caught this title by ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, London, California, Time, Miscellaneous, America, Warren, Philadelphia, Victoria, New Mexico, Oxford University, Detroit, Sarah, Rowan


Artists Find Reason to Buy Back Their Own Work

"When I was very young, I sold my work just to make a living," but as the artist Arman got older - he died in 2005 at the age of 76 - he wished he still had some of the art that was pivotal to the development of his career. So, when his 1960 assemblage of French gas masks in a wooden box, entitled "Home Sweet Home II," came up at auction at Sotheby's in London in 2000, he was one of the bidders and ended up paying $326,530 for a work he had sold 45 years before for $6,000. Selling low and buying...
Tags: Europe, Chuck, New York, London, News, New York City, Paris, Manhattan, Huffington Post, Charles Saatchi, Jasper Johns, Damien Hirst, Brice Marden, Alex Katz, Robert Rauschenberg, Bruno Bischofberger


Indian woman in her 70s gives birth to healthy baby boy

Daljinder Kaur and her husband, 79, had Arman last month after two years of IVF treatment at a fertility clinic in Haryana An Indian woman and her husband who are both in their 70s have celebrated the birth of a baby boy following IVF treatment, their first successful pregnancy in 46 years of marriage. Daljinder Kaur gave birth last month after two years of treatment using donor eggs at a fertility clinic in the northern state of Haryana. Continue reading...
Tags: India, World news, South and Central Asia, Ivf, Fertility problems, Haryana, Arman


PHP Shopping Cart

Package: PHP Shopping Cart Summary: Manage shopping carts and purchased items Groups: E-Commerce, PHP 5 Author: ARMAN DE CASTRO Description: This class can manage shopping carts and purchased items... Read more at http://www.phpclasses.org/package/9679-PHP-Manage-shopping-carts-and-purchased-items.html#2016-03-30-05:30:35
Tags: Arman, PHP Shopping Cart


PHP Shopping Cart (New)

Package: PHP Shopping Cart Summary: Manage shopping carts and purchased items Groups: E-Commerce, PHP 5 Author: ARMAN DE CASTRO Description: This class can manage shopping carts and purchased items... Read more at http://www.phpclasses.org/package/9679-PHP-Manage-shopping-carts-and-purchased-items.html
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Melbourne trio charged after posting videos of pranks online

One video allegedly involved pointing a fake gun at people out of a car window Two Melbourne brothers and a third person who have amassed a large online following for allegedly staging hoax terror attacks and posting the “comedy” videos on YouTube have been arrested and charged with causing a public nuisance.Max Jalal, 20, his brother Arman, 18, and a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, were charged with causing a public nuisance, possessing a prohibited weapon, and behaving i...
Tags: Australia news, Australian police and policing, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, Arman, Max Jalal