Startups Weekly: Diamond-encrusted disruption – TechCrunch

Startups Weekly: Diamond-encrusted disruption – 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 the flurry of IPO filings. Before that, I noted the differences between raising cash from angels vs. traditional venture […]

Vape lung has claimed its first victim, and the CDC is investigating – TechCrunch

Vape lung has claimed its first victim, and the CDC is investigating – TechCrunch

A person has died from what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speculate is a vaping-related condition. Nearly 200 other cases of varying severeness have been reported nationwide, described by the CDC as “severe unexplained respiratory systems after reported vaping or e-cigarette use.” No information was provided about the deceased other than that they […]

A whole bunch of fannies – TechCrunch

A whole bunch of fannies – TechCrunch

It’s finally Bag Week again! The most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to… The fanny pack. Or hip pack, waist bag, belt bag, sling, crossbody and sometimes bum bag, because where you’re […]

How Pivotal got bailed out by fellow Dell family member, VMware – TechCrunch

How Pivotal got bailed out by fellow Dell family member, VMware – TechCrunch

When Dell acquired EMC in 2016 for $67 billion, it created a complicated consortium of interconnected organizations. Some, like VMware and Pivotal, operate as completely separate companies. They have their own boards of directors, can acquire companies and are publicly traded on the stock market. Yet they work closely within the Dell, partnering where it […]

FAA threatens $25,000 fine for weaponizing drones – TechCrunch

FAA threatens $25,000 fine for weaponizing drones – TechCrunch

It’s perfectly natural for a red-blooded American to, once they have procured their first real drone, experiment with attaching a flame thrower to it. But it turns out that this harmless hobby is frowned upon by the biggest buzzkills in the world… the feds. Yes, the FAA has gone and published a notice that drones […]

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