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Facebook might remove Like counts – TechCrunch

Facebook might remove Like counts – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Now Facebook says it may remove Like counts Instagram is already testing something similar in seven countries, including Canada and Brazil. […]

OpenGov raises $51M to boost its cloud-based IT services for government and civic organizations – TechCrunch

OpenGov raises $51M to boost its cloud-based IT services for government and civic organizations – TechCrunch

OpenGov, the firm co-founded by Panaltir’s Joe Lonsdale that helps government and other civic organizations organise, analyse and present financial and other data using cloud-based architecture, has raised another big round of funding to continue expanding its business. The startup has picked up an additional $51 million in a Series D round led by Weatherford […]

Peloton’s 29 secret weapons – TechCrunch

Peloton’s 29 secret weapons – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about a new e-commerce startup, Pietra. Before that, I wrote about the flurry of IPO filings. Remember, you can […]

Finance in startups with Duda CFO Stephanie Hsiung and Zeus Living’s Head of Finance Mark Kang – TechCrunch

Finance in startups with Duda CFO Stephanie Hsiung and Zeus Living’s Head of Finance Mark Kang – TechCrunch

Tim Hsia & Neil Devani Contributor More posts by this contributor ‘The Operators’: Experts from Airbnb and Carta on building and managing your company’s customer support ‘The Operators’: Experts from WeWork and Brex talk marketing – Getting the most bang for your buck Welcome to this transcribed edition of The Operators. The Operators features insiders […]

Building brands on Amazon, investing in customer success, quantum computing, and virtual reality – TechCrunch

Building brands on Amazon, investing in customer success, quantum computing, and virtual reality – TechCrunch

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ReadMe scores $9M Series A to help firms customize API docs – TechCrunch

ReadMe scores $9M Series A to help firms customize API docs – TechCrunch

Software APIs help different tools communicate with one another, let developers access essential services without having to code it themselves, and are critical components for driving a platform-driven strategy. Yet they require solid documentation to help make the best use of them. ReadMe, a startup that helps companies customize their API documentation, announced a $9 […]

Facebook will require political advertisers provide further credentials, or have their ads paused – TechCrunch

Facebook will require political advertisers provide further credentials, or have their ads paused – TechCrunch

Ahead of the 2020 elections, Facebook today announced it’s tightening requirements for groups buying political ads on the social network. The company last year began requiring advertisers get authorized to run ads about social issues, elections, or politics, which involves advertisers providing identification to confirm who they are and where they’re located — including a U.S. […]

Facebook’s human-AI blend for audio transcription is now facing privacy scrutiny in Europe – TechCrunch

Facebook’s human-AI blend for audio transcription is now facing privacy scrutiny in Europe – TechCrunch

Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe is now asking the company for detailed information about the operation of a voice-to-text feature in Facebook’s Messenger app and how it complies with EU law. Yesterday Bloomberg reported that Facebook uses human contractors to transcribe app users’ audio messages — yet its privacy policy makes no clear mention […]

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