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Extra Crunch roundup: Security data lakes, China vs. Starlink, ExtraHop’s $900M exit

News broke this morning that Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners are purchasing Seattle-based network security startup ExtraHop. Part of the Network Detection and Response (NDR) market, ExtraHop’s security solutions are for companies that manage assets in the cloud and on-site, “something that could be useful as more companies find themselves in that in-between state,” report Ron Miller and Alex Wilhelm. Just one year ago, ExtraHop was closing in on $100 million in ARR an...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Maryland, China, US, Tech, Earth, United States, Venture Capital, EC, Anna, Seattle, Alex

Cybersecurity experts think the anonymity of a small Florida company managing a huge chunk of the internet could be part of the Pentagon's plan - and masking a bigger company

The Pentagon logo and an American flag are lit up January 3, 2002 in the briefing room of Pentagon in Arlington, VA Alex Wong/Getty Images A startup took over management of over 175 million Pentagon IP addresses in January. The company has no real history and was only created 7 months ago. Cybersecurity experts say the company is likely a shell organization, masking the Pentagon's plans. See more stories on Insider's business page. About three minutes before former President Donald...
Tags: Google, Florida, Politics, News, US, Trends, Startup, Comcast, National Security, Pentagon, Seattle, Ip Address, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Hamilton, Wright

4 possible explanations for why a mysterious Florida company is managing a huge chunk of Pentagon internet addresses, according to cybersecurity experts

Bill Hinton/Getty Images Moments before the inauguration, a Florida company began managing nearly 175 million Pentagon IP addresses. The Department of Defense said it is using the addresses to "identify vulnerabilities" in DoD space. Here are four possible explanations for the Pentagon's decision, according to cybersecurity experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. A mysterious startup in Florida with no online presence or history with the government captured public at...
Tags: Florida, Politics, UK, News, Internet, North Korea, Nsa, China, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cybersecurity, Pentagon, Seattle, Ip Address, Donald Trump

Under Biden order, workers refusing unsafe work could stay on unemployment aid

By Jonnelle Marte, Ann Saphir | Reuters Many workers called back by employers resuming or expanding operations despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic face a dilemma: return to jobs that put them at high risk of the virus, or say no, and risk going without pay or unemployment benefits. President Joe Biden argues workers should not have to make that choice. An executive order signed on his second full day in office could make it easier for people to still qualify for jobless benefits if they qui...
Tags: Business, Politics, Texas, Jobs, News, California News, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, University Of California Berkeley, Biden, University Of California, Reuters, Independence Blue Cross, Jacobs

Prop. 15: If voters raise taxes on commercial landlords, will small biz foot the bill?

When supporters of a November property tax ballot measure talk about soaking the state’s faceless corporate giants and its wealthiest landlords, they are not talking about people like John Kevranian. The co-owner of Nuts for Candy & Toys in Burlingame, Kevranian and his wife have operated this mainstay of the Bay Area city’s downtown strip for more than a quarter-century. He rents the shop. And he’s exactly the type of voter that backers of Proposition 15 — which would raise property taxes on ma...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Small Business, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Disneyland, UC Berkeley, Chevron, Clinton, Bay Area, Gabriel Zucman, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Bay Area City

Out of a job? Several plans could keep you afloat amid coronavirus crisis

Donna Insalaco had to lay off 40 of the 45 employees at Pizzaiolo, her gourmet pizzeria in downtown Oakland, after sales fell through a “black hole.” “A lot of tears,” Insalaco said, “All of us here live check-to-check.” Responding to a statewide call for restaurants to close their doors to dine-in customers, Pizzaiolo is now only offering pick-up and delivery. “We hope that we can limp by enough to stay open and call our staff back,” Insaleco said. About 6.9 million Californians don’t have enou...
Tags: Business, California, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Comcast, New York Times, Oakland, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, Bernie Sanders

radical ideas

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @holden: “So a radical idea — maybe instead of teaching learners to code we should teach coders to learn: sociology, history, policy.” “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.” —Assata Shakur, via @IamMzilikazi @existentialcoms: “Philosophy is important because otherwise we would just be doing stuff without thinking about doing stuff. Come on...
Tags: eLearning, Paul Mason, Assata Shakur, Friday's Finds, Jesse Rothstein, New York Times Slate Bloomberg News Quartz, Hungary When Twitter

Improving Schools Is Not The Key To Upward Mobility For Poor Children, Finds New Research

UC Berkeley economist Jesse Rothstein "found that differences in local labor markets - for example, how similar industries can vary across different communities - and marriage patterns, such as higher concentrations of single-parent households, seemed to make much more of a difference than school quality. For Rothstein, there's no reason to assume that improving schools […]
Tags: Art, UC Berkeley, Issues, Rothstein, Jesse Rothstein, 09.26.17, Poor Children Finds New Research

Jamie Dimon just doubled down in supporting a little-known tax that pays poor people

In his latest , JPMorganChase CEO Jamie Dimon says the US should "dramatically expand" its current earned-income tax credit, a form of negative income tax that pays low-earners instead of asking them to pay income tax. The idea of negative income tax is novel: In effect, it's a kind of income tax that works in reverse. For those who earn below a certain amount — like the poverty line — the government pays them. The US already has a program like this that benefits millions of people's health an...
Tags: Europe, Families, US, Trends, Reagan, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, University Of Chicago, Donald Trump, Jamie Dimon, Clinton, Trump, Davos Switzerland, Friedman, EITC, Earned Income Tax Credit EITC

How much is the coronavirus pandemic impacting hourly workers?

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the widespread closures of restaurants, barbershops and other non-essential business. Where does that leave those employees? Scholars from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley have launched a new research project to quantify the effects on hourly workers, using data from nearly 40,000 small- and medium-sized businesses. Their early results include hour reductions ranging from 50% to 90%, with leisure and entertainment industries...
Tags: California, United States, University Of Chicago, University Of California Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Homebase, Chicago Booth, Jesse Rothstein, Urban Labs, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, California Policy Lab, Poverty Lab, Marianne Bertrand the Chris, UChicago Poverty Lab Researchers, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment