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Apple's Shift From Gadgets to Services Tests Investor Patience

Apple unveiled four new digital services at a star-studded event in Silicon Valley on Monday. An original video streaming service and a gaming subscription will launch in the fall and Apple didn’t say how much they will cost. A news subscription service lacked several major newspapers and those that did sign up are potentially withholding some content.


Verified Expert Lawyer: Mike Lincoln

In 1999, Mike Lincoln co-founded the first East Coast office of top Silicon Valley law firm Cooley LLP. Over the last two decades, he has built out the practice to extend well beyond the region, today covering Boston and New York too, while also heading up the firm’s business department, and serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia. Along the way, he has collected an impassioned group of founder clients, more than two dozen of whom had a lot to tell us about how he has helpe...
Tags: Lawyers, TC, Verified Experts


Apple just announced a slew of original TV shows — check them out (AAPL)

Apple unveiled a new TV initiative called Apple TV+ at its big event in Cupertino on Monday. Apple will be making TV shows. Here's your first look at all of the Apple originals that were showcased during the event. "It's showtime." That was the tagline for Apple's big event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California on Monday, where the company finally unveiled Apple TV+ — its new premium TV streaming service, which it says is focused on great storytelling.  Apple invited filmmakers i...


Here's Everything You Need To Know About Today's Apple Event

After much anticipation from both Silicon Valley and Hollywood alike, Apple has finally announced its very own streaming service: Apple TV+. Today, on stage at Steve Jobs Theater on Apple Campus in Cupertino, CA, Tim Cook spent almost two hours highlighting updates to the brand's fleet of services, including a new Apple TV app and the Apple Card. Apple News+ First up, Tim Cook announced that Apple will be bringing magazines to Apple News, which is already the App Store’s most popular News app, ...


10 Good Reasons Not to Seek Investors For Your Startup

Before you buy into the myths about startup investors, first consider whether you actually want startup investors for your new business at all. No, I’m not bitter … I had VC money in Palo Alto Software for a few years and they were helpful, collaborative, and good people. I’m not a bitter victim.  And I’ve invested in more than a dozen startups, so I don’t hate investors; I am one. But I try to tell the truth. Most businesses are better off without startup investors. Bootstrapping is underrated...
Tags: Angel investment, Starting a Business, Chris Dixon, Sramana Mitra


Hot startup Front hires its first CFO, making its executive leadership team 50% women. The CEO explains why that's so important.

The shared-inbox startup Front has hired its first-ever CFO, Jenny Decker, who joins from Atlassian. Front's leadership team is now 50% women - something rare in tech startups. Front CEO and co-founder Mathilde Collin explains why she valued building an inclusive team, especially in the early days of Front. Front, an app that helps businesses manage all of their messages, just hired its first CFO, officially making the leadership 50% female. Jenny Decker joined Front as its first-eve...


Happenings: The Horological Society Of New York To Hold Weekend Classes In Silicon Valley And Houston

This next round of classes will be hosted by Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry and Chopard.


'You are f***ing toast': HP published tech investor Mike Lynch's foul-mouthed emails as part of a $5 billion fraud trial

A $5 billion fraud trial involving Hewlett-Packard and the former executives at software company Autonomy kicked off on Monday in London's High Court. HP has accused Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch and its former CFO Sushovan Hussain of overstating the software firm's value. On Monday, HP published internal Autonomy emails showing Lynch swearing at colleagues. It said this showed that he was a hands-on CEO.  HP also argued that Lynch and Hussain perpetrated several "improper transactions" tha...


OMERS Ventures launches 300 million euro European tech fund

OMERS Ventures said March 25 that it launched a 300 million euro ($339.2 million) venture fund in Europe to invest in technology startups. Harry Briggs has joined as a managing partner. Briggs is a former BGF and Balderton Capital executive. PRESS RELEASE OMERS Ventures expands to Europe with dedicated €300m fund • OMERS Ventures is a multi-stage, multi-sector investor headquartered in Toronto • European fund follows launch of Silicon Valley office earlier this year • Harry Briggs, ex-BGF & Bald...
Tags: Funds


HP's blockbuster $5.1 billion legal battle against Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch kicks off today

Hewlett-Packard's explosive $5.1 billion lawsuit against the former executives at software company Autonomy kicks off on Monday in London's High Court. The Silicon Valley firm acquired Autonomy for $11 billion in 2011, but subsequently wrote $8.8 billion off its value. HP has accused former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain of fraud and overstating Autonomy's value. Lynch and Hussain deny the claims, with Lynch countersuing for $150 million. Lynch was ...


HP's blockbuster $5.1 billion legal battle against Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch kicks off Monday

Hewlett-Packard's explosive $5.1 billion lawsuit against former executives at the software company Autonomy kicks off Monday in London's High Court. The Silicon Valley firm acquired Autonomy for $11 billion in 2011 but subsequently wrote off $8.8 billion worth of its value. HP has accused Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch and former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain of fraud and overstating Autonomy's value. Lynch and Hussain deny the claims, with Lynch countersuing for $150 million. Lyn...


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Apple is holding a big event today — here's everything it's expected to announce. Growing its services business is critical for Apple as iPhone sales have been slowing. Apple reportedly wants to sell subscriptions to HBO, Showtime and more premium channels for $9.99 a pop. Apple is expected to reveal separate subscription services for TV and news content during a special event today. Pinterest officially filed for an IPO on Frid...


Skymind raises $11.5 mln

Skymind said March 22 that it raised $11.5 million in Series A finding led by TransLink Capital. Participating in the round were ServiceNow, Sumitomo’s Presidio Ventures, UpHonest Capital, and DCode with GovTech Fund. Early investors Y Combinator, Tencent, Mandra Capital, Hemi Ventures, and GMO Ventures, also joined the round. Skymind is an open-core data science company. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skymind, the leading open-core data science company, has secured $11.5 million do...
Tags: VC Deals, SKIL


The Fitness Inspiration

Everyone I know around me is on the fitness bandwagon.And why not. As societies and humans evolve and you rise up the Maslow's pyramid, you look at things that you could do to make life better and simpler and more fulfilling. And to be able to able to do that, you ought to be in the prime of your health. Health is an enabler if nothing else.I have been unwell past few days and the impact and the effect that it has had on how I work and on my productivity has been visible. Not just to me. But to ...
Tags: Fat2fit, Fitness, Life, Rant


It’s not so obvious that this VC firm is focused on impact

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor With these numbers, it’s no surprise SoftBank is investing in Latin America Two Austin-based VC firms are each raising $100M funds Obvious Ventures was founded in 2014 by Medium CEO and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, along with Vishal Vasishth and James Joaq...
Tags: Column, TC, Venture Capital, Obvious Ventures


Here are Google CEO Sundar Pichai's 2 favorite video games (GOOG)

Google announced Stadia, a video game streaming service, last week. But CEO Sundar Pichai won't make much use of it — he's not a "big gamer," he said on stage at the grand reveal event. But there are two key games that he does say he enjoys a whole lot: "FIFA 19" and "Ashes Cricket." Google CEO Sundar Pichai isn't a "big gamer." He admitted as much when to took to the stage at the Game Developers Conference 2019 in San Francisco last week to announce "Stadia," a big new project from Google to...


Pinterest’s IPO structure could give CEO Ben Silbermann the right to control the company from beyond the grave

Pinterest's S-1, publicly filed on Friday, revealed a unique share structure. The company has dual-class shares, which give some shareholders, like founding CEO Ben Silbermann, greater voting powers than other investors. But the structure also gives Silbermann's estate the ability to retain its extra voting superpowers for between 90 days and 540 days after his death.  Silicon Valley's power players are already preparing for the grim spectre of mortality.  Pinterest's S-1 paperwork, filed pub...


This tech executive left a steady job at Facebook and switched careers, raising more than $5 million for a gaming startup

Nikki Lannen left a steady job as a Facebook marketing executive in 2014 to launch a gaming startup called WarDucks. Five years on, she has raised more than $5 million and is developing an augmented-reality game that will aim to emulate the success of Niantic's blockbuster hit "Pokémon Go." She told Business Insider that her ambition is to create games that force people to use their imagination. For many people with an interest in a tech career, a job at Facebook would be the pinnacle. So whe...


Even some capitalists are in favor of breaking up Big Tech

Even some capitalists fear that Silicon Valley today resembles a playground basketball game: the players are refereeing themselves.


Hey, Look at Me! I’m a Venture Capitalist

As high-profile start-ups like Lyft, Pinterest and Uber prepare to go public, Silicon Valley venture capitalists are using the moment to shine the spotlight on themselves.
Tags: Venture Capital, Computers and the Internet, Initial Public Offerings, Start-ups, Pinterest, FirstMark Capital LLC, Floodgate Fund LP, Miura-Ko, Ann, Heitzmann, Rick


Pinterest Officially Joins Silicon Valley's 2019 Money Bonanza

Another day, another Silicon Valley IPO, just as the prophecy foretold.Read more...
Tags: Pinterest, Ipo, Silicon Valley


Top U.S. General Plans to Meet With Google Execs to Scold Them for Doing Business in China

The relationship between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon is one of the most high-stakes, high-tension, and high-dollar links in the world. Desperate to lead the globe’s militaries in artificial intelligence, the U.S. Defense Department is trying to navigate a maze of tech employee protests and political minefields…Read more...
Tags: China, Project Maven, Silicon Valley, Department Of Defense, Joseph Dunford


Questlove and Live Nation are bringing an Impossible plant-based Cheesesteak to a venue near you

Questlove is teaming up with Live Nation to create a plant-based version of the classic Philly cheesesteak. The Questlove Cheesesteak is made from Impossible 2.0 Meat — which was made famous in the Impossible Burger — and will be featured in 40 venues across the country. Live Nation plans to introduce the Questlove Cheesesteak sometime this summer. Once the plant-based cheesesteak hits the entertainment company’s venues, it will be one of the only places in North America where people can get a ...
Tags: Environment, Vegan, News, Vegetarian, Eat & Drink, Questlove, Live-nation, Plant-based Meat, Impossible Burgers, Impossible Meat


Elon Musk but with Elizabeth Holmes' eyes

Good morning, Happy Mutants. Previously: 10 minutes of Elizabeth Holmes' creepy unblinking stare with Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.
Tags: Post, Elizabeth Holmes, Elon Musk, Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley


Tech regulation in Europe will only get tougher

European governments have been bringing the hammer down on tech in recent months, slapping record fines and stiff regulations on the largest imports out of Silicon Valley. Despite pleas from the world’s leading companies and , European citizens’ staunch support for regulation of new technologies points to an operating environment that is only getting tougher. According to a roughly 25-page report recently published by a research arm out of Spain’s IE University, European citizens remain skeptic...
Tags: Europe, UK, Tech, Spain, Silicon Valley, Center for the Governance of Change, France Germany Ireland Italy Spain The Netherlands


Tesla Sues Former Employees For Allegedly Stealing Data, Autopilot Source Code

Tesla is suing a former engineer at the company, claiming he copied the source code for its Autopilot technology before joining a Chinese self-driving car startup in January. Reuters reports: The engineer, Guangzhi Cao, copied more than 300,000 files related to Autopilot source code as he prepared to join China's Xiaopeng Motors Technology Company Ltd, the Silicon Valley carmaker said in the lawsuit filed in a California court. Separately, Tesla lawyers on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against four ...
Tags: California, China, Tech, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Reuters, Cao, Zoox Inc, Guangzhi Cao, Xiaopeng Motors Technology Company Ltd


Oracle quietly held a round of layoffs this week (ORCL)

Oracle laid off an unspecified number of people this week. The cuts happened across the company but they also occurred in a segment of Oracle's cloud business, according to online chatter. This is not unusual for Oracle, which has held major layoffs every year.  Oracle laid off an unspecified number of people this week. The company did not formally announce its restructuring plans, including any indication how many jobs it would peel, and made no mention of the planned cuts when it reported e...
Tags: Utah, Trends, New Hampshire, Larry Ellison, SEC, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Bill, Johnson, Oracle, Sap, McDonald, GAAP, Don Johnson, Bill McDermott, Deborah Hellinger


To fund Y Combinator’s top startups, VCs scoop them before Demo Day

Hundreds gathered this week at San Francisco’s Pier 48 to see the more than 200 companies in Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 cohort present their two-minute pitches. The audience of venture capitalists, who collectively manage hundreds of billions of dollars, noted their favorites. The very best investors, however, had already had their pick of the litter. What many don’t realize about the Demo Day tradition is that pitching isn’t a requirement; in fact, some YC graduates skip out on their stage oppo...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Zenefits, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Latin America, Khosla, Khosla Ventures, Catch, Accel, Peter Rojas, Yc, Bay Area


Inside the Lyft roadshow in NYC where investors packed the penthouse of a $1,000 a night hotel (LYFT)

Lyft executives met with 400 investors at New York's St. Regis hotel on Thursday for its pre-IPO roadshow. The company would not provide a timeline for reaching profitability, but stressed that it would not engage in a price war with rival Uber, attendees told Business Insider. The company also said it has no plans to expand into China. The IPO is set to value Lyft at $20 billion and is expected in the coming weeks. NEW YORK — Nearly 400 money managers and Wall Street bankers crowded into the...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, NYC, China, Ipo, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jefferies, Zimmer, Logan Green, John Zimmer, Central Park, Caesar, St Regis


Stanford's New Institute to Ensure AI Is 'Representative of Humanity' Mostly Staffed by White Guys

Stanford University, the bastion of higher education known for manufacturing Silicon Valley’s future, launched the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence this week with a massive party. Big names and billionaires like Bill Gates and Gavin Newsom filed into campus to back the stated mission that “the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Artificial Intelligence, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Gavin Newsom, Letter From Silicon Valley, Safiya Noble, New Institute