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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


Daily Crunch: At Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote, everything old is new again

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. Today was the kickoff of Apple’s developer conference, WWDC, meaning that the TechCrunch crew was super busy all day and that we have an ocean of news from Cupertino for you to enjoy. But the startup market was just as busy, thankfully, with some fascinating funding rounds, acquisitions and more to parse through. Today we have something for everyone! — Alex P.S. In...
Tags: Apple, TC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Ipo, Germany, India, Tech, Cupertino, Hyundai, Tiger Global, Facetime, Alex, Wwdc, Cto, Lightspeed


Robinhood is adding more customer service representatives after Congress grilled its CEO about a lack of support lines

Co-founder and co-CEO of Robinhood Vladimir Tenev in 2016. Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch Trading app Robinhood is expanding its live customer support following a heated Congressional hearing this month.  The company said it will double the number of full-time representatives this year and expand to new areas. Representatives grilled Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev last week after a GameStop stock trading frenzy in January. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Stock...
Tags: News, Congress, Trends, Robinhood, Stock Trading, Gamestop, Vlad Tenev, Congressional, Kearns, Menlo Park California, Tech Insider, Noam Galai Getty, Vladimir Tenev, Tenev, Sean Casten, Casten


Congress just grilled a group of CEOs over the GameStop stock price fiasco in a hearing filled with heated exchanges, insults, and lots of technical difficulties

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev. YouTube/US House of Representatives On Thursday afternoon, Congress held a hearing to address the GameStop stock fiasco.  The hearing featured the CEOs of Robinhood, Citadel, Reddit, and Melvin Capital.  Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev was the hearing's main target, and it was plagued with technical issues. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Just weeks after the GameStop stock bubble popped, the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committe...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Trends, House Of Representatives, Reddit, Robinhood, Gamestop, Steve Huffman, Vlad Tenev, Cato Institute, Citadel, Gill, Maxine Waters, Ken Griffin, Kearns


A congressman asked Robinhood's CEO to listen to the 12-second message that ends with a hang-up when users call the support line

YouTube/US House of Representatives Rep. Sean Casten called Robinhood's unmanned helpline during Thursday's hearing. Casten accused Robinhood of taking advantage of inexperienced traders. Robinhood's CEO apologized to the family of a young Robinhood user who died by suicide. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. During the hearing conducted by the House Financial Services Committee on the GameStop frenzy, Rep. Sean Casten (R-IL) called Robinhood's helpline and played the...
Tags: News, Congress, Finance, Wall Street, Trends, Illinois, Robinhood, Gamestop, Dan, House Financial Services Committee, Kearns, Tech Insider, CBS News Read, Vladimir Tenev, Tenev, Alex Kearns


Robinhood's CEO apologized to the family of a 20-year-old who died by suicide after thinking he lost $730,000 through trading on the app

CEO Vlad Tenev apologized to the family of a young Robinhood user who died by suicide after thinking he owed $730,000. YouTube/US House of Representatives CEO Vlad Tenev apologized to the family of a young Robinhood user who died by suicide. Alex Kearns, 20, died by suicide after thinking he lost $730,000 through Robinhood. "I'm sorry to the family of Mr. Kearns for your loss," Tenev said during a Congressional hearing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. CEO Vlad Tenev...
Tags: News, Congress, Finance, Trends, Investing, Reddit, Robinhood, Gamestop, Vlad Tenev, Brewster, Dan, Congressional, University of Nebraska, Kearns, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Tech Insider


Robinhood Sued By Family of 20-Year-Old Trader Who Committed Suicide

Robinhood was sued Monday for wrongful death by the family of Alex Kearns, a 20-year-old customer who took his life last summer after believing he had racked up big losses on the millennial-favored stock trading app. CNBC reports: "This case centers on Robinhood's aggressive tactics and strategy to lure inexperienced and unsophisticated investors, including Alex, to take big risks with the lure of tantalizing profits," said the complaint filed by his parents Dan and Dorothy Kearns, and his siste...
Tags: California, Tech, Lincoln, Santa Clara, Alex, Robinhood, Cnbc, Dan, University of Nebraska, Kearns, Alex Kearns, Dorothy Kearns, Sydney Kearns, Naperville Illinois Robinhood


Robinhood Sued by Family of College-Aged Investor Who Took His Own Life

The family of a 20-year old man who took his own life over the summer after he misread his investment balance on Robinhood on Monday against the brokerage app.Read more...
Tags: Science, Stock Market, Robinhood, Gamestop, Financial Markets, Short Selling, Kearns, Alex Kearns, Rwallstreetbets


The parents of a 20-year-old who died by suicide after thinking he lost $730,000 on Robinhood are suing the stock-trading app

In this photo illustration the Robinhood Markets logo seen displayed on a smartphone screen. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Alexander Kearns died by suicide in June 2020, and his parents say Robinhood is partially to blame. Kearns' parents are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Robinhood on Monday. They say the app targets young customers and encourages them to engage in risky trading. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The family of a 20...
Tags: Death, News, Suicide, Cbs News, Trends, Lawsuits, Robinhood, Dan, Kearns, Tech Insider, Alex Kearns, Robinhood Markets, Kelly McLaughlin, Alexander Kearns, Rafael Henrique, CBS News Dan


Robinhood stock trading app scares 20-year-old into suicide

It appears bad UI and thoughtless data display in the Robinhood fee-free stock trading app convinced a fledgling 20-year-old stock trader he was negative three-quarters of a million dollars. The scared young man stepped in front of a train. CNN: In other words, Kearns did not actually owe $730,000. — Read the rest
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Puppet announces $40 million debt round from BlackRock

Puppet, the Portland, Oregon-based infrastructure automation company, announced a $40 million debt round today from BlackRock Investments. CEO Yvonne Wassenaar says the company sees this debt round as part of a longer term relationship with BlackRock . “What’s interesting, and I think part of the reason why we decided to go with BlackRock, is that typically when you look at how they invest this is the first step of a much longer term relationship that we will have with them  over time that has...
Tags: TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Ipo, Funding, Tech, CMO, Portland Oregon, Cto, Blackrock, Crunchbase, Puppet, Kearns, Wassenaar


'I Don't Want to Go Back': Many Teachers Are Fearful and Angry Over Pressure to Return

Many of the nation's 3.5 million teachers found themselves feeling under siege this week as pressure from the White House, pediatricians and some parents to get back to physical classrooms intensified -- even as the coronavirus rages across much of the country.On Friday, the teachers' union in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest district, demanded full-time remote learning when the academic year begins on Aug. 18, and called President Donald Trump's push to reopen schools pa...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, White House, Germany, New York City, Sacramento, Los Angeles, New York Times, Arizona, San Diego, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Denmark


Robinhood has announced changes to its app and the hiring of an options education specialist after a young user's suicide

Robinhood, a commission-free trading app, said Friday it is making changes after a 20-year-old customer died by suicide thinking he incurred losses of over $730,000. Co-founders Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt said they're expanding options-trading educational content and hiring a specialist to further assist users. Robinhood is also working to improve messaging to customers about multi-leg options spreads, a complex style of options trading, and changing parts of its user interface. Visit Business...
Tags: Nbc News, Trends, Robinhood, Vlad Tenev, Forbes, Charles Schwab, University of Nebraska, Kearns, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Bhatt, Baiju Bhatt, Tenev, Alexander Kearns, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Valued, Tara Falcone


A 20-year-old college student killed himself after seeing a negative $730,000 balance in his Robinhood account

A Robinhood trader died by suicide following a mishap on the free stock-trading app, his family says.  Alexander Kearns, 20, apparently saw a massive negative cash balance while trading options contracts.  His family wants answers from Robinhood about how this happened and how it can prevent future incidents.  Robinhood says it has reached out to the family and is "committed to continuously improving" its platform.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A 20-year-old University ...
Tags: Trends, Robinhood, Brewster, Forbes, University of Nebraska, Kearns, Bill Brewster, Alexander Kearns


A 20-year-old college student killed himself after seeing a negative $730,000 balance in his Robinhood account, his family says

A Robinhood trader died by suicide last Friday following a mishap on the free stock-trading app, his family said. Alexander Kearns, 20, apparently saw a massive negative cash balance while trading options contracts. His family said they wanted answers from Robinhood about how this happened and how it can prevent incidents like this in the future. Robinhood said it had reached out to the family and was "committed to continuously improving" its platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Trends, Robinhood, Brewster, Forbes, University of Nebraska, Kearns, Bill Brewster, Alexander Kearns


Puppet names former Cloud Foundry Foundation executive director Abby Kearns as CTO

Puppet, the Portland-based infrastructure automation company, today announced that it has named former Cloud Foundry Foundation executive director Abby Kearns as its new CTO. Current Puppet CTO Deepak Giridharagopal will remain in his role and focus on R&D and leading new projects, while Kearns will focus on expanding the company’s product portfolio and communicating with enterprise audiences. Kearns stepped down from her role at the Cloud Foundry Foundation earlier this month after holdin...
Tags: Enterprise, Developer, Entertainment, Tech, Information Technology, Portland, Devops, Cto, Puppet, Agile Software Development, Abby, Kearns, Devin Davis, Wassenaar, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Yvonne Wassenaar


Puppet names former Cloud Foundry Foundation executive director Abbey Kearns as CTO

Puppet, the Portland-based infrastructure automation company, today announced that it has named former Cloud Foundry Foundation executive director Abby Kearns as its new CTO. She’s replacing Deepak Giridharagopal, who became CTO in 2016. Kearns stepped down from her role at the Cloud Foundry Foundation earlier this month after holding that position since 2016. At the time, she wasn’t quite ready to reveal her next move, though, and her taking the CTO job at Puppet comes as a bit of a surpr...
Tags: Enterprise, Developer, Entertainment, Tech, Information Technology, Portland, Devops, Cto, Puppet, Agile Software Development, Abby, Kearns, Devin Davis, Wassenaar, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Yvonne Wassenaar


Cloud Foundry Foundation executive director Abby Kearns steps down to pursue a new executive role elsewhere

The Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF), the home of the Cloud Foundry open-source developer platform, today announced that its executive director Abby Kearns is stepping down from her role to pursue an executive role elsewhere. If you’ve followed the development of the CFF for a while, it won’t come as a surprise that its current CTO, Chip Childers, is stepping into the executive director role. For the last few years, Kearns and Childers shared duties hosting the foundation’s bi-annual conference...
Tags: Google, TC, Open Source, Verizon, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Ceo, Computing, Cloud Foundry, Chip, Devops, Linux Foundation, Vmware, Cto, Kubernetes


‘It’s Never Been Like This’: Coronavirus Deaths Overwhelm New York Funeral Workers

Joseph Neufeld has worked at his family’s funeral home in Queens for more than 50 years. He knows the usual flow of activity: a death call once a day, maybe two, from a family home or a neighboring hospital. Collect the body, meet the family, host the funeral—big events, overflowing with friends and family members. Maybe six or seven of those a week.Last week, there were 25. The events were somber, shorter, with fewer family members. Today, Neufeld decided there will be no more visitations at al...
Tags: New York, News, Canada, Brooklyn, Fema, Queens, Bill De Blasio, The New York Times, Long Island, Cuomo, Kearns, U S Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Schuman, Joseph Jr, Moylan, New York Department of Health


Canucks’ All-Time Best Offensive Defensemen

With Quinn Hughes on pace to break the all-time single-season scoring record for a Vancouver Canucks defenceman, it is an appropriate time to look back at the players he will pass up and their careers. The rookie defenceman has 54 points in 69 games this season. Most of the players on the top of the Canucks defencemen scoring list played in the 1970s and the ’80s. Doug Lidster Doug Lidster’s 63 points in 80 games during the 1983-84 season is the highest-scoring season for a Canuck defen...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Sam, Calgary, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Reinhart, Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks


Energy Consumption at Data Centers Will Become 'Unsustainable', Researcher Predicts (slashdot)

"The gigabytes of data we're using -- although invisible -- come at a significant cost to the environment," argues the CBC's senior technology reporter. "Some experts say it rivals that of the airline industry." And as more smart devices rely on data to operate (think internet-connected refrigerators or self-driving cars), their electricity demands are set to skyrocket. "We are using an immense amount of energy to drive this data revolution," said Jane Kearns, an environment and technology expe...
Tags: Amazon, News, Sweden, Toronto, Canada, Cbc, CBC News, Kearns, Huawei Technologies, Andrae, EditorDavid, Anders Andrae, Energy Consumption at Data Centers, Jane Kearns, CanadaCleantech Alliance, International Journal of Green Technology


Energy Consumption at Data Centers Will Become 'Unsustainable', Researcher Predicts

"The gigabytes of data we're using -- although invisible -- come at a significant cost to the environment," argues the CBC's senior technology reporter. "Some experts say it rivals that of the airline industry." And as more smart devices rely on data to operate (think internet-connected refrigerators or self-driving cars), their electricity demands are set to skyrocket. "We are using an immense amount of energy to drive this data revolution," said Jane Kearns, an environment and technology expe...
Tags: Amazon, Sweden, Toronto, Tech, Canada, Cbc, CBC News, Kearns, Huawei Technologies, Andrae, Anders Andrae, Energy Consumption at Data Centers, Jane Kearns, CanadaCleantech Alliance, International Journal of Green Technology


DHS Slams New York Law Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

The Department of Homeland Security released a statement Monday condemning New York lawmakers for passing legislation that allows illegal immigrants to obtain a driver's license using foreign documentation.The so-called "Green Light" law, which was passed in June, took effect on Monday as illegal immigrants lined up outside New York City DMV branches to claim licenses. The law also prevents the New York DMV from sharing information on illegal immigrants with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enfo...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Dhs, Fox, Canada, DMV, Andrew Cuomo, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs Enforcement, Kearns, Green Light, Mickey Kearns


Saracens vs Munster: EPCR investigate brawl after ‘horrible’ insult directed at Jamie George

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have confirmed that they are investigating the incident that led to a second-half melee in the Champions Cup clash between Saracens and Munster,Saracens were last night considering an official complaint against a Munster doctor after a “horrible” insult directed at hooker Jamie George sparked a brawl.Tensions flared in the Champions Cup clash at Allianz Park on Saturday after George and Dr Jamie Kearns clashed on the touchline.And Saracens director of rugb...
Tags: Europe, England, News, Owen Farrell, Saracens, Exeter, Jones, Munster, Jamie, George, Allianz Park, Sanderson, Baxter, Jamie George, Kearns, Mark McCall


Associate/Senior Associate, Transportation Focus at Kearns & West in San Francisco, CA

THE ORGANIZATION Kearns & West, Inc. is a stakeholder engagement, communications, and collaborative solutions firm. Our staff is passionate about engaging communities in the planning and decision-making process for transportation, community and environmental planning projects.
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Utah's Top Off-Slope Activities Sans a Chairlift

Downhill skiing and snowboarding may be the undisputed champions of Utah’s winter recreation scene. But our fair state also boasts plenty of other ways to get out on The Greatest Snow on Earth®, sans-the chairlift, from snowshoeing and ice skating to tubing and snowmobiling, and dozens more diversions in between. By Your Own Steam - Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing In Park City, the sprawling Round Valley Open Space (mountaintrails.org) offers 25 km of groomed, multiuse trails catering to c...
Tags: Utah, New York City, Sport, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Park City, Zion National Park, Uinta Mountains, Kearns, Gallivan Center, Brian Head, Dixie National Forest, Navajo Tubing Park, Luna Lobos, Park City Golf Course, Town Base


Radio: 88.5 FM program director Sky Daniels is retiring, and here’s what he’s planning to do next

“No, Bean and I are not forming a duo in U.K. radio,” joked former KCSN (88.5 FM) programmer Sky Daniels, referring to the news that half of KROQ’s Kevin and Bean morning team is leaving local radio and moving to England. But in a blow to both the local radio and local music scenes, Daniels is leaving as well, making the decision to retire. “I thought I was retiring in 2011,” Daniels told me. “I had been dealing with some health issues related to Crohn’s Disease and the related medications for 1...
Tags: England, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Npr, Stagecoach, Southern California, Kcsn, Brown, Kevin, KCBS, Vicki, KROQ, Daniels, Sky Daniels


Joy for Courtown, Rathfarnham and Smurfit

Courtown celebrate their AIG Junior Foursomes win An emotional week for Eileen Cullen ended with Courtown claiming its first national pennant with victory in the AIG Junior Foursomes Final at Knightsbrook.Following the death of her husband Michael on the eve of the District Finals, Eileen rejoined the team for the All Ireland finals and she came home a winner with a little help fr...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Sunderland, Golf, Mccarthy, Michael, O'leary, Gibbons, Thompson, Martin, Shields, Laura, O'Sullivan, Eileen, Ballina, Mooney


Metcalfe heroics seal it for Laytown and Bettystown

Eleanor Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) watching her putt on the 19th green in the final of the Senior Foursomes at the 2018 AIG Ladies Cups and Shields Finals at Knightsbrook Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman Eleanor Metcalfe produced two moments of magic to help Laytown and Bettystown clinch the AIG Senior Foursomes for the second time in five years.The Co Meath ladies consigned...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Brisbane, Barry, Mccarthy, Jones, O'leary, Gibbons, Thompson, Murray, Douglas, Wilson, Rice, Martin


Ulster SFC: Kearns to make Monaghan debut with Cavanagh fit for Tyrone

Niall Kearns will make championship debut for Monaghan against Tyrone as Colm Cavanagh is passed fit to start for the Red Hands.
Tags: News, Tyrone, Monaghan, Kearns, Cavanagh, Colm Cavanagh, Niall Kearns