Notion, a productivity startup aiming to unseat Google Drive and Microsoft Office, announced a $50 million funding round on Wednesday that valued it at $2 billion at a time when many startups are struggling to gain funding or are going …Read More »
Hello! I want to start this newsletter with an extract from an internal memo Citadel founder and hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin recently sent to staff. Here goes: In recent months, we have all been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. …Read More »
Cheap gas and weaker US rules for fuel economy aren't going to help Tesla sell more electric cars (TSLA)
Tesla must confront a world in which gas prices are collapsing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the US government just weakened fuel-economy standards that had been established under the Obama administration. The company could manage one of those developments, but …Read More »
Amazon-owned Twitch has seen a viewership boom during the first quarter of 2020 and it could convince a wave of advertisers to buy into the video-game-streaming platform. As traditional media and advertising have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, viewers …Read More »
Google is fighting COVID-19 by monitoring location data in 131 countries. It's a reminder of how much info Google has about us and how easily the pandemic could blow up privacy. (GOOG, GOOGL)
Google is using location data to tell health organizations which global communities are staying at home, and which aren’t. It uses anonymized data taken from smartphones using Google’s apps and services. The new tool shows how important data can be …Read More »
The lack of cross-platform compatibility between iOS and Windows devices can be the cause of major headaches. In the past, we’ve shown how you can access iCloud on Android, but the process isn’t as streamlined on PC. However, uploading files …Read More »
Hot startups like Bird, Wonderschool, and ZipRecruiter have been doing layoffs via massive video calls. Here's the humane process you can follow instead.
Layoffs at some high-profile startups — including Bird, Wonderschool, and ZipRecruiter — were announced via mass video calls. Experts say that’s hardly best management practice. Even during an extended period of remote work, you can conduct layoffs with respect and …Read More »
29 tech startup founders and CEOs share their fears and strategies for navigating the coronavirus crash: 'We are now wartime CEOs'
The coronavirus crisis is an unexpected blow to many enterprise startups. Some CEOs have experienced previous downturns, including the Great Recession in 2008 and the tech dot-com crash in 2000. Others are facing a major crisis as a business leader …Read More »
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As the coronavirus crisis forces people to work remotely, tools that help them stay connected and productive are booming in popularity. We asked a select group of VCs to name enterprise startups that could take off this year as a …Read More »