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Of course ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers are working on Trump's 2020 campaign

Former Cambridge Analytica (CA) employees are working on Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, according to a new report from the Associated Press (AP).  Because of ...

Lemonade files lawsuit against wefox for IP infringement

Lemonade, the insurance platform based out of NYC, has filed a lawsuit against German company ONE Insurance, its parent company wefox, and founder Julian Teicke. ...

YC alum Modern Health, a startup focused on emotional wellbeing, gets $2.26M seed funding

About one year ago, a note from a CEO thanking his employee for using sick days to take care of her mental health went viral. ...

Scooters go mad, Opendoor wants to buy your house and Meituan’s IPO

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was something of a first for ...

Cheq raises $5M for a proactive, AI-driven approach to safe ad placement

While brand safety and fraud prevention have been big topics in the online ad industry over the past couple years, Cheq CEO Guy Tytunovich argued ...

Tainted, crypto-mining containers pulled from Docker Hub

Security companies Fortinet and Kromtech found seventeen tainted Docker containers that were essentially downloadable images containing programs that had been designed to mine cryptocurrencies. Further ...

An opinion on why the decision to let AT&T buy Time Warner was wrong since it conflated internet platforms with providers after the government made a weak case (Nilay Patel/The Verge)

Nilay Patel / The Verge:An opinion on why the decision to let AT&T buy Time Warner was wrong since it conflated internet platforms with providers ...

Crown, a Match Group dating app made by a team of millennial women that lets users pick daily winners to chat with by process of elimination, launches in LA (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Crown, a Match Group dating app made by a team of millennial women that lets users pick daily winners to chat with ...

Samsung ordered to pay $400M by US federal jury for willful infringement on a patent for FinFET chip manufacturing technology owned by a South Korean university (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:Samsung ordered to pay $400M by US federal jury for willful infringement on a patent for FinFET chip manufacturing technology owned by a South Korean ...

Avalara, a Seattle-based sales tax automation cloud startup, closes up 87% on its first day of trading, after raising $180M in its IPO at $2B+ valuation (Alex Konrad/Forbes)

Alex Konrad / Forbes:Avalara, a Seattle-based sales tax automation cloud startup, closes up 87% on its first day of trading, after raising $180M in its ...

MetaFilter considers subscription-based and community-funded models as it discloses that it's running at an $8,000/month deficit in financial update (Josh Millard/MetaTalk)

Josh Millard / MetaTalk:MetaFilter considers subscription-based and community-funded models as it discloses that it’s running at an $8,000/month deficit in financial update  —  Important site ...

When Will Every iPhone Have an OLED Screen?

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Why the gig economy was doomed from the start

For a while there, it seemed like “Uber for X” was the only pitch that mattered. To many, the rapid rise of Uber wasn’t just ...

Snapchat could soon get its own version of Instagram's Boomerang

It looks like Snapchat may soon be borrowing a feature from Instagram, for once. The app is currently testing a new video feature that lets ...

Elon Musk and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hold 'Loop' press conference to shut down the haters

Haters gonna hate, but that’s not stopping Elon Musk and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel from pushing forward on a potentially game-changing new high-speed rail project. ...

Dell is letting you take an *extra* $150 off the Inspiron 15 7000 laptop with this coupon code

If you were waiting for the right time to upgrade from your bulky, creaking old laptop— we got news for ya: the time is now. ...

Juul tightens up social media to focus on former smokers switching to e-cigs

Juul Labs, the company behind the ever-popular Juul e-cig, has today announced a new policy around social media. This comes in the midst of Juul’s ...

Meet Atoms, the minimalist startup shoes you’ll actually wear

Step aside, Allbirds. Atoms come in quarter-sizes you can mix-and-match. Emerging from stealth today in a TechCrunch exclusive, this shoe startup’s obsession with satisfaction allowed ...

Nuzzel unveils NuzzelRank, which scores news sources on ‘authority’

Everyone from Elon Musk to AdBlock Plus wants to tell you which news sources are worth trusting. Now news aggregator Nuzzel is joining in. Specifically, ...

Marketing startup Influential raises $12M from WME and others

Influential announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. The funding came from existing investors Capital Zed, ECA Ventures, Paradigm Talent ...

Celebrity funds from Jay Z, Will Smith and Robert Downey Jr. are backing a life insurance startup

Ethos, the company that bills itself as making life insurance accessible, affordable and simple, has officially come out of stealth with an $11.5 million investment ...

Didi Chuxing will launch its DiDi Express service on June 25 in Melbourne, its third international market; the business will be run by a Didi subsidiary (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:Didi Chuxing will launch its DiDi Express service on June 25 in Melbourne, its third international market; the business will be run ...

Apple details ResearchKit 2.0, with new features to help collect information about speech, hearing, and vision, a new PDF viewer, a refreshed UI, and more (Michael Potuck/9to5Mac)

Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:Apple details ResearchKit 2.0, with new features to help collect information about speech, hearing, and vision, a new PDF viewer, a refreshed ...

AT&T has completed its $85.4B acquisition of Time Warner (Business Wire)

Business Wire:AT&T has completed its $85.4B acquisition of Time Warner  —  AT&T Inc. has completed its acquisition of Time Warner Inc., bringing together global media ...

Sources: Chinese regulators approve Qualcomm's proposed $44B acquisition of Dutch chip maker NXP Semiconductors (South China Morning Post)

South China Morning Post:Sources: Chinese regulators approve Qualcomm’s proposed $44B acquisition of Dutch chip maker NXP Semiconductors  —  The ruling clears an antitrust roadblock caused ...

Kristin Binns, Twitter's head of corporate communications, is leaving to join Activision Blizzard as SVP and chief communications officer (Reuters)

Reuters:Kristin Binns, Twitter’s head of corporate communications, is leaving to join Activision Blizzard as SVP and chief communications officer  —  (Reuters) – Video game publisher ...

Verizon adds a third 'unlimited' plan in the name of choice

For Verizon, “unlimited” is getting more complicated. A new unlimited tier, Above Unlimited, is joining the current two tiers — Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. ...

Elon Musk’s Boring Company will build a high-speed train to Chicago airport

You could take the regular 40-minute train from one of the busiest airports in the world, or how about a 12-minute high-speed trip? The Boring ...

For the next Xbox and PlayStation, game streaming will be front and center

E3 2018 is in full swing, and, as expected, all’s quiet on the hardware front — but the future has been teased with one word: ...

Apple's officially making it harder for cops to bust into your iPhone

Score one for privacy.  Apple intends to update its iOS with a new feature that will make it significantly more difficult for law enforcement agencies ...

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