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After 25 years, Java still matters and learning it can open plenty of career doors

TLDR: The 2020 Java Bootcamp Bundle explains everything young coders need to know about this foundational web development language. When developers at Sun Microsystems needed a computer language to regulate interactive TV operations back in the early 90s, they devised Java. As it turned out, Java was way too advanced for cable providers to use, but that ahead of its time creation has spent the last 25 years infiltrating and inspiring virtually everything around it. Today, Java is the driving for...
Tags: Startups, Offers, Java, Sun Microsystems


Social distancing doesn’t have to set down your mind. These apps will keep it as sharp as ever

TLDR: The Social Distancing Bundle ft. Rosetta Stone offers a lifetime of access to three premium app services for expanding your learning and staying safe in our current world. After several months of global social distancing, it’s easy for this new way of interacting with the world (or non-interacting) to feel cold and antiseptic. But social distancing doesn’t have to signal the end of interpersonal connections and human warmth. Even if our use of masks and six feet of personal space extends i...
Tags: Startups, Offers, Rosetta Stone


3 things scientists can’t agree on about coronavirus

Although political leaders have closed borders in response to COVID-19, scientists are collaborating like never before. But the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is novel – and we don’t yet have all the facts about it. As a result, we may have to change our approach as new scientific data comes in. That doesn’t mean the science isn’t trustworthy – we will get the full picture over time. And there is already great research that can help inform political decisions. Here are three topics that scientists dis...
Tags: Startups, Science, Syndication, Coronavirus


Klout Founder Tells the Slightly Dirty Secret of His Success

Klout, a website that defined the unctuous early days of social media, used to rate you based on your online presence. In its heyday, a high Klout score could get you special privileges - maybe a free soda - and bragging rights at the Rosewood hotel, the literal Hotel California where VCs checked you into their funds…Read more...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Science, Klout, Hotel California, Rosewood


The important bits about Nissan’s 300-mile Ariya, its first EV in 10 years

This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. The Ariya is similar in size to Nissan’s best-selling Rogue crossover, but aimed at a new audience. The all-electric compact SUV will come in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (dual motor) versions. ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Nissan, Shift, Michael Coates, Syndication, Ariya


In space, bacteria is even more deadly and resilient to antibiotics

China recently launched its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars. A rocket holding an orbiter, lander and rover took flight from the country’s Hainan province, with hopes to deploy the rover on Mars’s surface by early next year. Similarly, the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission marked the Arab world’s foray into interplanetary space travel. And on July 30, we saw NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover finally take off from Florida. For many nations and their people, space is becoming the ultimate frontier. But al...
Tags: Startups, Space, Florida, China, Nasa, Mars, Hainan province, Syndication, Tianwen


IPO mistakes, fintech results, and the Zenefits ‘mafia’

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange , a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment. It’s broadly based on the weekday column that appears on Extra Crunch , but free. And it’s made just for you. You can sign up for the newsletter here .  With that out of the way, let’s talk money, upstart companies and the latest spicy IPO rumors.  (In time the top bit of the newsletter won’t get posted to the website, so do make sure to sign up if you want the whole th...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Texas, Ipo, Tech, Bigcommerce, Nasdaq, Rackspace, Bill Gurley, SPAC, Dan Primack, Wrike, Danny Crichton, Brent Bellm, The Exchange


Startups Weekly: What countries want your startup?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. They say business needs certainty to succeed, but new tech startups are still getting funded aggressively despite the pandemic, recession, trade wars and various large disasters created by nature or humans. But before we get to the positive data, let’s spend some time reviewing the hard news — there is a lot of it to process. TikTok is on track to get ba...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Microsoft, Etsy, China, India, US, America, Tech, Tencent, Silicon Valley, South America


Inside GM’s plans for the EV market — with new cars from Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Hummer

This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. Often news comes not from corporate press releases, but secondary material. Such is the case with General Motors electric vehicle product plan, which has dribbled out in individual announcements and teas...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Tech, General Motors, Gm, Shift, Hummer, Michael Coates, Syndication, Cadillac Chevrolet


Austin Inno’s Brent Wistrom Covers the City’s Most Exciting Entrepreneurs

Brent Wistrom edits the daily Austin Inno Beat email newsletter, which has emerged over the last five years as a must-read source of information for the city’s startup, entrepreneurial and investment communities The Forrest Files: August 6, 2020 Brent Wistrom is a senior editor at American Inno, overseeing half of Inno’s 14 markets. He covers Austin’s tech and startup scene through daily news stories and the Beat newsletter.In late July, the Austin edition of this Beat newsletter celebrated i...
Tags: Apple, Startups, News, Minnesota, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Journalism, Tesla, Austin, United States, Sxsw, Mastodon, UT, Central Texas, Joe Rogan, Pflugerville


This training bundle can get you ready for a career in video game development, even if you’ve never coded before

TLDR: With the training in The Build a Strategy Game Development Bundle, you’ll have a step-by-step guide to building brilliant strategy-based games and more. Game development doesn’t start the day you decide to build your own Fortnite. That’s the result of hundreds of artists and other game design professionals all contributing thousands of man-hours. Instead, if you’re looking to understand game development and maybe go into the business one day, start small. But not too small, of course. You ...
Tags: Startups, Offers


Why governments are threatened by teens on TikTok

In Egypt, teenager Menna Abdel Aziz used social media to ask for protection after a sexual assault. She was arrested on a variety of charges, including misusing social media and corrupting family values. Two young women, Haneen Hossam, with 915,000 TikTok followers, and Mawada Eladhm, with 3.1 million TikTok followers) were also arrested for their social influencing videos. Renad Imad, another social media influencer, was arrested after allegations of posting indecent content and prostitution. I...
Tags: Startups, Social Media, Tech, Egypt, Syndication, Tiktok, Sama el Masry, Menna Abdel Aziz, Haneen Hossam, Mawada Eladhm, Renad Imad


5 free resources every data scientist should start using today

Four years ago, I was a recent college grad, starting out my career at a four-person IoT startup. One of my first assignments was to research and propose a solution for an AI-based digital assistant for military settings. Although I studied engineering in college and worked in a lab assisting machine learning research, undertaking a huge natural language processing project without an experienced data scientist/engineer in-house was a daunting task. Inevitably, I had to resort to online resources...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Syndication, Growth Quarters


Cancel Culture And Small Businesses: Are You Ready For A PR Nightmare?

by Edward Segal, author of “Crisis Ahead: 101 Ways to Prepare for and Bounce Back from Disasters, Scandals and Other Emergencies“ Small businesses must often confront and deal with controversial issues that can threaten their image, reputation, profits, and relations with customers and the public. These issues have recently included the #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter, racial inequality, social injustice, and the impact of COVID-19. There can be consequences for being on the wrong side of a...
Tags: Startups, Public Relations, Bruster, Annapolis, Annapolis Maryland, Capital Gazette, Professionalisms, Amazon Barnes Noble, Forest Drive, Real Ice Cream, Cancel Culture, Edward Segal, Lisa Ruth, BookAuthority


Amphion Argon1 Review: Beautiful Finnish speakers with an impressive soundstage

If you live stateside and hadn’t heard of Amphion Loudspeakers, I wouldn’t blame you. The small Finnish audio company has been around for over two decades, offering a neatly curated line of speakers for home and professional use alike, but doesn’t have a huge presence in the US. Needless to say, I was curious when the company reached out to let me try the Argon1, a high-end compact bookshelf speaker coming in at roughly $1,600. Clean design Truth be told, part of my interest in Ampion was its de...
Tags: Startups, US, Insider, Plugged


How to pick the right Series A investors

Early-stage startup founders who are embarking on a Series A fundraising round should consider this: their relationship with the members of their board might last longer than the average American marriage. In other words, who invests in a startup matters as much — or more — than the total capital they’re bringing with them. It’s important for founders to get to know the people coming onto their board because they’ll likely be a part of the company for a long time, and it’s really hard to fire th...
Tags: Startups, TC, Entrepreneurship, Events, Tech, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Emergence Capital, Saper, Extra Crunch, Jake Saper, TechCrunch Early Stage


IoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Share on Twitter Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongside consumer and enterprise software startups. More posts by this contributor From farm to phone: A paradigm shift in grocery An optimistic view of deepfakes Even as e-grocery usage has skyrocketed ...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Internet Of Things, Science, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Supermarkets, Data Science, Venture Capital, Fda, Food Waste, Iot


Review: I just can’t get over how good Fender’s Acoustasonic Stratocaster sounds

My “wow” moment came when I picked up the Acoustasonic Stratocaster for the third time and finally plugged it into an amp. The first couple of times I noodled around with it I’d just played it acoustic. It sounds fantastic and it’s the most comfortable acoustic I’ve ever played. But a hollow-body Stratocaster can only make so much sense until you plug it in. I’m a beginning player. I started learning last year and I’ll be the first to admit that this particular axe is a bit too much guitar for m...
Tags: Startups, Music, Creative, Tech, Insider, Stratocaster, Distract, Plugged


mmhmm, the virtual presentation software from Phil Libin, launches its Beta 2

mmhmm, the latest project from Evernote founder Phil Libin and All Turtles, has today announced the launch of the mmhmm Beta 2. The 100,000-strong waitlist of people who have requested access are getting their invite to the platform today. Also part of the beta 2: a handful of new features for the video presentation software. Most notable among them is Co-Pilot. Co-Pilot allows two users to “drive” the presentation simultaneously, with one user speaking and visible and the other running the c...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Evernote, Tech, Sequoia Capital, Mike Krieger, Phil Libin, All Turtles, Kevin Hartz Eventbrite, Mmhmm, Co Pilot Co Pilot, Human Capital Biz Stone Jana Messerschmidt ANGELS, Digital Garage Precursor Ventures Kevin Systrom, Linda Kozlowski Blue Apron Julia


Conversational analytics are about to change customer experiences forever

Evan Kohn Contributor Share on Twitter A digital marketing and customer experience leader, Evan Kohn is chief business officer at Pypestream, where he created PypePro, an AI onboarding methodology used by Fortune 500 firms. Companies have long relied on web analytics data like click rates, page views and session lengths to gain customer behavior insights.This method looks at how customers react to what is presented to them, re...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Ecommerce, Column, Sales, Tech, Customer Experience, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, SaaS, Machine Learning, User Experience, Pypestream, CX, Market Analysis


Register for our next pitch-off happening on August 13

Here’s a shout-out to all the early-stage founders attending Disrupt 2020. Don’t forget to register for our next Pitchers & Pitches — on August 13 — and get ready to hone your 60-second pitch to a razor’s edge. If you’re not in the know, our ongoing Pitchers & Pitches webinar series is a pitch-off-masterclass-mashup. It’s a chance to deliver your best pitch to a panel of experts who will provide invaluable critique to help you craft a more compelling pitch. Better pitches equal more opportunitie...
Tags: Startups, Events, Tech, Pitch-off, Techcrunch Disrupt, Digital Startup Alley Package, Digital Startup Alley, Pitchers and Pitches


Sign up for the next Pitchers & Pitches competition on 8/13

Here’s a shout out to all the early-stage founders attending Disrupt 2020. Don’t forget to register for our next Pitchers & Pitches — on August 13 — and get ready to hone your 60-second pitch to a razor’s edge. If you’re not in the know, our ongoing Pitchers and Pitches webinar series is a pitch-off-masterclass-mashup. It’s a chance to deliver your best pitch to a panel of experts who will provide invaluable critique to help you craft a more compelling pitch. Better pitches equal more opportunit...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Digital Startup Alley Package, Digital Startup Alley


Algorithm that determines school exam results risks ‘baking in inequality’

An algorithm used to calculate exam results in England risks unfairly punishing poorer pupils, politicians have warned. The system was introduced when school exams were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers were instead asked to hand over their predicted grades for each student to exam regulators. The algorithm then adjusts their estimates by comparing them to the school‘s past results. The approach aims to moderate teacher predictions that are overly generous. But critics fear that b...
Tags: Startups, UK, England, Scotland, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


Sign up to attend The Dos and Don’ts of Working with the Press

If you’re exhibiting in Digital Startup Alley during Disrupt 2020 — or you plan to — do not miss this opportunity to sharpen your media skills. The first of our three-part interactive webinar series takes place on August 12th with The Dos and Don’ts of Working with the Press. Pro tip: Our August webinar series is open only to folks exhibiting at Disrupt 2020. Don’t miss out — buy a Disrupt Digital Startup Alley Package now and gain entry to all three exclusive webinars. Then get ready to introdu...
Tags: Startups, Events, Tech, Techcrunch Disrupt, Startup Alley, PitchBook, Ingrid Lunden, Nicola Corzine, Startup World, Sarah Kunst, Cleo Capital, Digital Startup Alley, Brett Berson, Disrupt Digital Startup Alley Package, Greg Kumparak Anthony Ha, NASDAQ Entrepreneurship Center


Clean.io raises $5M to continue its battle against malicious adtech

Clean.io, a startup that helps digital publishers protect themselves from malicious ads, recently announced that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding. The Baltimore-based company isn’t the only organization promising to fight malvertising (such as ads that force visitors to redirect to another website). But as co-founder wrote Seth Demsey told me last year, Clean.io provides “granular control over who gets to load JavaScript.” CEO Matt Gillis told me via email this week that the challeng...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Advertising Tech, Funding, Tech, Baltimore, Tribeca, Boston Globe, Gillis, Tribeca Venture Partners, Matt Gillis, Seth Demsey, WarnerMedia, Chip Meakem, Clean.io, Real Ventures Inner Loop Capital


Extra Crunch Live: Join Eric Hippeau for a live Q&A on August 13 at 11am PT/2pm ET

The media landscape is changing rapidly. Even before COVID, media companies were looking at new revenue models beyond your standard banner ad, all the while trying to navigate the oft-changing world of social media and search, where a minor algorithm change can boost or tank traffic. Anytime an industry is in the midst of a transformation is a great time for startups to capitalize. That’s why we’re amped to have Lerer Hippeau’s Managing Partner Eric Hippeau join us for an episode of Extra ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Buzzfeed, Funding, Tech, Huffington Post, Lerer Hippeau, Eric Hippeau, Ziff Davis, Hippeau, Extra Crunch Live, Marriott International Lerer Hippeau, Axios BuzzFeed Genius Chartbeat, Roelof Botha Kirsten Green Aileen Lee, Charles Hudson You


Do’s and Don’ts of Working with the Press – Sign up to attend

If you’re exhibiting in Digital Startup Alley during Disrupt 2020 — or you plan to — do not miss this opportunity to sharpen your media skills. The first of our three-part interactive webinar series takes place on August 12th with, The Dos and Don’ts of Working with the Press. Pro tip: Our August webinar series is open only to folks exhibiting at Disrupt 2020. Don’t miss out — buy a Disrupt Digital Startup Alley Package now and gain entry to all three exclusive webinars. Then get ready to introd...
Tags: Startups, Tech, PitchBook, Ingrid Lunden, Nicola Corzine, Startup World, Sarah Kunst, Cleo Capital, Digital Startup Alley, Brett Berson, Disrupt Digital Startup Alley Package, Disrupt 2020, Greg Kumparak Anthony Ha, NASDAQ Entrepreneurship Center, Cameron Stanfill


The perfect all-electric Ford Mustang is actually a souped-up Tesla

When American carmaker Ford announced that it was breathing new life into the Mustang name and resurrecting it in the form of an electric vehicle people were a bit miffed. “Electric and Mustang‽” they scoffed, “those two words just don’t go together!” I’m not even going to touch the whole “what’s a Mustang badge doing on a crossover SUV” conversation. Oh look a real mustang , maybe you guys should focus on that and not the “mach e” bull crap — joe (@joewaldo4) January 6, 2020 Bringing back iconi...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Ford Mustang, Ford, Shift


Gates commits $150M to make $3 COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable nations

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $150 million towards manufacturing 100 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines specifically for low- and middle-income countries. Gates‘ millions ensure the Serum Institute of India can produce enough volume once a vaccine acquires regulatory approval, and ultimately keep the cost of each dose below $3. The end goal is to deliver doses to 92 vulnerable countries around the world — so that they aren’t left behind once an effective vaccine h...
Tags: Startups, Bill Gates, Bill, Gavi, Melinda Gates Foundation, Serum Institute of India, Hard Fork, COVID


Last chance to save on Disrupt 2020 passes

It’s last call startup fans, last call. We’re not talking about International Beer Day (which is a thing and it’s today — look it up). No, we mean August 7 is your absolute last chance to save up to $300 on a pass to Disrupt 2020. Beat the clock, buy your early-bird pass before 11:59 p.m. (PT), and then hoist a beer to celebrate your savvy shopping. We’ll drink to that! Every new challenge presents new opportunities and that holds true for TechCrunch’s first all-virtual Disrupt. Now Disrupt is b...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Tech, Startup Battlefield, Disrupt 2020