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Only 48 hours left: Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin


The action you take within the next 48 hours could change your life. That’s how much time you have left to apply to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, our world-renowned pitch competition, which takes place at Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. The application deadline expires on August 20th at 9 …

By Samantha Stein

The overlooked opportunity in tackling public finance


If you’re a certain age, it’s likely that you’ve never given a second thought to buying a municipal bond or the process of bond buying, even if you’ve intuited, rightly, that’s it’s an intentionally opaque business. Yet there could be a big opportunity for startups, and for people looki…

By Connie Loizos

It's Friday so relax and watch a hard drive defrag forever on Twitch


It's been a while since I defragged — years, probably, because these days for a number of reasons computers don't really need to. But perhaps it is we who need to defrag. And what better way to defrag your brain after a long week than by watching the strangely satisfying defragmentation process tak…

By Devin Coldewey

Y Combinator invests in non-invasive breast cancer screening bra EVA


According to a report by the American Cancer Society, an estimated 266,120 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year and (according to a 2016 estimate) can expect to pay between $60,000 and $134,000 on average for treatment and care. But, after hundreds of thou…

By Sarah Wells

Tesla lost nearly $8 billion in shareholder value this week and its board should be ashamed


Over the last five days, Tesla shareholders have watched the value of their stock decline by roughly 16% and seen nearly $8 billion in value erased, as the company’s celebrity chief executive, Elon Musk, has what amounts to a very public breakdown. However, Musk is not the only person respons…

By Jonathan Shieber

The Automatica automates pour-over coffee in a charming and totally unnecessary way


Most mornings, after sifting through the night's mail haul and skimming the headlines, I make myself a cup of coffee. I use a simple pour-over cone and paper filters, and (in what is perhaps my most tedious Seattleite affectation), I grind the beans by hand. I like the manual aspect of it all. Whic…

By Devin Coldewey

Movado Group acquires watch startup MVMT


The Movado Group, which sells multiple brands including Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss, has purchased MVMT, a small watch company founded by Jacob Kassan and Kramer LaPlante in 2013. The company, which advertised heavily on Facebook, logged $71 million in revenue in 2017. Movado purchased th…

By John Biggs

YC-backed Mutiny helps B2B business personalize their website for each visitor


Mutiny, which is part of the current batch of startups at accelerator Y Combinator, helps business-to-business, software-as-a-service companies present a message that’s customized to each visitor on their website. Co-founder and CEO Jaleh Razaei said this concept is alive and well in the anal…

By Anthony Ha

6 million users had installed third-party Twitter clients


Twitter tried to downplay the impact deactivating its legacy APIs would have on its community and the third-party Twitter clients preferred by many power users, by saying that “less than 1%” of Twitter developers were using these old APIs. Twitter is correct in its characterization of t…

By Sarah Perez

Elon Musk Wants To Take Tesla Private


Elon Musk is looking to take Tesla private. In the spectrum of Elon Musk ideas it's not that out of the ordinary. What's all this hootenanny about? Matt Burns joins Tito Hamze for a discussion about the whole situation. on the TechCrunch AOLhow

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