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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


Red Wings beat Ducks 3-1, extend record losing streak to 12

DETROIT (AP) — Gustav Nyquist broke a tie with 4:16 left and Darren Helm scored a little later, lifting the Detroit Red Wings over the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Tuesday night to extend their franchise-record losing streak to 12 games. Nyquist lifted his stick at the left side of the net and tipped in Danny […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Red Wings, Danny, Nyquist, Darren Helm, Gustav Nyquist


Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it

This weekend, I finished reading Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade (thanks to reader Eliot Peper for recommending it). Morton has a multitude of goals with the book, but there were two I think are deeply valuable. First, geoengineering is a plausible approach to solving our climate problems this century, and second, engineering the climate generates tough policy challenges, but also opportunities to make the planet more equitable. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rou...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Hollywood, Science, California, Government, China, Wordpress, Book Review, Tech, Policy, Beijing, West, Nato, Poland, Silicon Valley


New Chair and Vice Chair appointed at the CMA

The Community Media Association has appointed Danny Lawrence of Gateway 97.8 as the new Chair and Janey Gordon of the University of Bedfordshire as Vice Chair. The new positions follow the December Annual General Meeting and the first meeting of its newly elected Council. Danny Lawrence told RadioToday: “I’m delighted to be elected Chair of the Community Media Association and I look forward to a very important year ahead. However, I’d first like to thank the outgoing Chair, Lucinda Guy of Sou...
Tags: Radio, Cma, Danny, Lucinda, Rob Watson, Lucinda Guy, Danny Lawrence, Community Radio, Community Media Association, CMA Council, Janey Gordon, University of Bedfordshire, Soundart Radio, Janey Gordon Bill


The US continues to hammer Chinese tech

It’s another week, and another bevy of hits on Chinese tech by the U.S. government. Let’s get up to speed, plus a request for startup lawyer recommendations. 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. Venture capital’s leading advocate NVCA pushes for narrower restrictions on foreign investment Let’s start with the most exciting subj...
Tags: Asia, New York, Congress, Washington Post, Government, China, Boston, Softbank, US, America, Tech, Policy, United States, House, Venture Capital, Tencent


The U.S. continues to hammer Chinese tech

It’s another week, and another bevy of hits on Chinese tech by the U.S. government. Let’s get up to speed, plus a request for startup lawyer recommendations. 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. Venture capital’s leading advocate NVCA pushes for narrower restrictions on foreign investment Let’s start with the most exciting subj...
Tags: Asia, New York, Congress, Washington Post, Government, China, Boston, Softbank, America, Tech, Policy, United States, House, Venture Capital, Tencent, Silicon Valley


Wood & Wire and Danny Barnes Join Forces for "Just Don't Make 'Em (Remix)" (premiere)

None It's been a long past year for Wood & Wire, having ultimately led up to a Bluegrass Grammy nomination for their latest album, North of Despair. Teaming up with iconic banjoist Danny Barnes, the band's newest single release is a remix of one of their North of Despair tunes, "Just Don't Make 'Em". Blending bluegrass with funky electronic influences isn't something that happens everyday, but in the hands of an artist like Barnes, the song is given a new life that peacefully coincides with i...
Tags: Music, Bluegrass, Americana, Premiere, Tony, Barnes, Danny, Wood & wire, Danny Barnes, Llano Texas, Newgrass, None Wood Wire


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


10 Best Ben Affleck Movies

10 Best Ben Affleck movies Ben Affleck has a unique relationship with cinema-goers. When he first came on the scene in the mid-’90s, people adored him. He and BFF Matt Damon wrote the screenplay for Good Will Hunting and they won an Oscar! Affleck then collaborated with Kevin Smith on a variety of projects and audiences started to turn on him. When films like Gigli, Jersey Girl, and Daredevil were released, Affleck’s reputation started to take a pounding. Then in the 2010s, something miraculo...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Hollywood, Movies, Justice, Robin Williams, Boston, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Michael Bay, Fbi, Hawaii, Anna Kendrick, Kate Beckinsale, Jon Hamm, Harry


Broadway Pop!

I have fallen in love with Funko Pops figures -- they're so odd but so wonderful. In recent months, Funko has released several Little Shop of Horrors figures, as well as two versions of both Danny and Sandy in Grease, and big collections of figures from Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.But wait, there's more! I was fortunate enough to happen upon Amanda Tang's Broadway Pop store on Etsy, and it was like I had died and gone to musical theatre memorabilia heaven. She has custom Funko Pops for Ham...
Tags: Musicals, Etsy, Berlin, Theatre, Chicago, Claude, Broadway, Hud, Rent, Brian, Reno, Hamilton, Rosemary, Rose, Lin-manuel Miranda, Rosie


Celebrate Public Domain Day with a viewing of Cecil B Demille's 1923 epic "The Ten Commandments"

It's been 48 hours since the American public domain expanded for the first time in 20 years, allowing Americans free access to works from 1923, including Cecil B Demille's 1923 epic "The Ten Commandments" (here's 1,000 or so more). Despite its epic scale, the Moses story takes up only about the first third of the film. After that, the story changes to a modern setting involving living by the lessons of the commandments. Two brothers make opposite decisions, one, John, to follow his m...
Tags: Videos, Post, Happy Mutants, Movies, News, John, Public Domain, Cecil B DeMille, Danny, Old Testament


What's That Playing On the Radio?

It hurts me when people disparage Grease. Party because I love it dearly (and have done it three times!), and partly because almost everyone -- including people who love it -- underestimate both the show's authenticity and the writing craft.It's so much better and darker and smarter and subtler than you think.Many people scoff, but it's true -- the score of Grease is remarkable in its craft and authenticity, even referencing actual songs of the period. Many of the actual period songs that influ...
Tags: Movies, Sex, Theatre, America, Debbie Reynolds, Korea, Broadway, Army, Penguins, Tammy, Bronx, 1950s, Jack Kerouac, Smith, Richard, Elvis


SoftBank’s triple, Pinterest is going public, and the market meltdown

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had 75 percent of the core crew on hand to chat: Connie Loizos, Danny Crichton, and myself. Kate will be back on the show early next year, we promise. We were also joined by Menlo Ventures‘ Venky Ganesan who was a super great addition to the team. There was a lot to get through. In fact, we had to toss a few things overboard toward the end due to time....
Tags: Apple, TC, Pinterest, Softbank, US, Tech, Dropbox, Cambridge, Box, Kate, Equity, Menlo Ventures, Danny, US China, Equity podcast, Venky Ganesan


CROOKED CREEK HOLLER - The Fall Collection

I've been  meaning to give everyone a heads up that Danny Reed at Crooked Creek Holler recently released a new Fall Collection of apparel on his website and yesterday's Instagram post highlighting his process of hand drawing designs was a good reminder.  I really like to see how artists work and Danny is one of the best. Jump over to the Crooked Creek Holler website and check out the new wares. Free shipping on orders over $50 and there are quite a few sale items to check out as well. Oh yeah,...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Sport, Fishing, Danny, Cameron Mortenson, Danny Reed, Crooked Creek Holler


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


Ridesharing IPOs and $850M for Luckin, Plaid and Zymergen

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the regular crew back together which was good fun. Connie took point, we had Danny mic’d up in New York, and I was onsite to help the crew natter along with Bubba Murarka, a former VC and founder who now cuts checks on his own. Thematically, this was a week of mega rounds so we had little choice but to go over more than a few. And Uber is out there...
Tags: Apple, TC, New York, China, Tech, Mastercard, Zymergen, Kleiner, Danny, Connie, Bubba Murarka, Equity podcast, Luckin Coffee, Luckin


As 'Springsteen On Broadway' Closes, Its Excellent Film Welcomes A New Audience

Springsteen has performed his one-man show over 230 times since its debut last year. But, just as the Boss bids adieu to Broadway, a new film documenting the show is set to premiere on Netflix.(Image credit: Danny Clinch/Shore Fire Media)
Tags: News, Broadway, Springsteen, Danny


US Sentencing Commission published proposed amendment, including a big change to determining a "crime of violence"

As reported in this press release, the "United States Sentencing Commission voted today to publish for comment proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines, including a proposal concerning how sentencing courts determine if a prior conviction is a “crime of violence” under the guidelines."  Here is more: At a public meeting, Circuit Judge William H. Pryor Jr., the Acting Chair of the Commission remarked, “The ‘crime of violence’ definition continues to cause extensive litigation wit...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, United States, Commission, Circuit, Department Of Justice, U S Department of Justice, Danny, Koons, USSC, Pryor, The Commission, U S Parole Commission, Douglas A Berman, United States Sentencing Commission


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


After losing half its value, Nvidia faces reckoning

Nvidia is a company that has reached the highest highs and the lowest lows, all in the span of a couple of weeks. 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. Over the past two months, Nvidia’s stock has dropped from a closing price of $289.36 on Oct. 1 to today’s opening of $148.42, a decline of 48.8%. It takes a lot for a company to lo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Japan, Hardware, Government, China, Israel, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Nvidia, Crypto, Silicon Valley


Huawei, Google, and the tiring politics of tech

The defining question of the 21st century is pretty simple: who owns what? Who owns the telecommunications infrastructure that powers our mobile devices? Who owns the OS that powers those devices? Who owns our data? Today, we see these intersecting arcs with two prominent tech leaders mired in legal and political processes. 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 y...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, London, Congress, California, Government, China, New York City, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech


Will Fans Unsubscribe If Artists Leave Major Streamers?

In a followup to his recent piece regarding user-centric royalties and the idea of an "ethical pool" solution to streaming royalty allocations, Chris Castle here raises the question of whether artists' departure from major streaming services would cause fans to follow suit and ditch them as well. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy Everybody knows that the boat is leaking Everybody knows that the captain lied… - Everybody Knows by ...
Tags: Music, Youtube, Leonard Cohen, Danny, MTP, Chris Castle, Sharky Laguana, Danny Michel, Vancouver Weekly


The Ten Funniest David Wain Projects

The ten funniest David Wain projects You may not recognize David Wain’s name.  However, you most definitely recognize his films.  He made his mark by being a successful segment director and actor on The State in the early 90s.  It was here that he met his comedy comrades Michael Ian Black, Joe LoTruglio, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney, Michael Showalter, and Ken Marino.   Then, in 2001, David Wain hit the big time with Wet Hot American Summer.   Immediately, the comedy world took notice.  S...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Earth, Juliette Lewis, Netflix, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Wheeler, Joel Mchale, Chevy Chase, Victor, Michael Ian Black, Wet Hot American Summer, Coop, Domhnall Gleeson, State


The trust dilemma of continuous background checks

First, background checks at startups, then Huawei’s finance chief is arrested, SoftBank’s IPO is subscribed, and I am about to record our next edition of TechCrunch Equity. It’s Thursday, December 6, 2018. 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. The dilemma of continuous background checks My colleague John Biggs covered the Ser...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Privacy, Government, China, Ipo, Softbank, Israel, America, San Francisco, Tech, Bloomberg, Iran, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Canada


Foxconn or Foxgone? Tariffs, Wisconsin, and iPhone fires

First some notes on SoftBank’s rumored expansion into China and its weird fund math, then Foxconn, and then quick notes on tech depression, Huawei, and more. 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. SoftBank has fund visions (and a Vision Fund) for China? That, and more money Kane Wu at Reuters reported over night that SoftBa...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, Asia, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Government, China, India, Softbank, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Policy, Britain, Shanghai


Tony Bennett, 92-year-old Guinness World Record holder, comes to sing at Fantasy Springs and Pechanga

Tony Bennett is a living legend. Yes, that term often gets overused, but Bennett is the real deal, still recording, still performing, still singing at the tender age of 92. His most recent album, “Love Is Here To Stay,” is a collaboration with singer-pianist Diana Krall, and includes a Guinness World Record among its dozen tracks. Bennett’s new version of “Fascinating Rhythm” comes 68 years and 342 days after he originally recorded it in 1949, the longest-ever such span between the same single f...
Tags: La, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Paul Mccartney, Diana, Lady Gaga, Cole Porter, Adam Lambert, Concerts, Bennett, Danny, MTV Unplugged, Gershwin


Why Oath keeps Tumblring

I dig on my employer Oath, and then Tencent Music notes and a major loss for the NYC ecosystem and what it means for open source. 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. My three word Oath? I’m with stupid It goes without saying that this piece about my employer is my work alone, doesn’t reflect management’s views, and is done ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fundings & Exits, Open Source, Verizon, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Japan, Media, Yahoo, Developer, Government, China, Ipo, New York City


Amazon Series Dirty Recruits Producers from Catastrophe, Peaky Blinders

Amazon series Dirty recruits producers from Catastrophe, Peaky Blinders The producers behind Catastrophe and Peaky Blinders are joining forces to bring a new series to life, per The Hollywood Reporter. Dirty, written by Shameless scribe Danny Brocklehurst, is a new Amazon series that will take a crude, but brutally honest look at life in the modern world. Dirty is being produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, who are behind the Netflix/BBC period drama Peaky Blinders, along with Sharon Horg...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Peaky Blinders, TV News, Dirty, Sharon Horgan, Netflix BBC, Danny, Merman, Horgan, ComingSoon, Clelia Mountford, Brocklehurst, Kapital Entertainment, Glazebrook


Investors still don’t understand the fundamentals of US/China relations

This weekend, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to something of a détente around American tariffs on Chinese goods. Stocks across Asia swooned, for reasons that make no sense to me. Plus, Bloomberg’s spy story redux and Berlin airport fun. We are experimenting with new content forms at TechCrunch. 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. Chinese stocks swoon over tariff s...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Airports, Australia, Government, White House, China, Berlin, US, America, Bloomberg, Policy, Beijing, Xi Jinping