Hurricane Michael Devastated Florida and the Southeast. Here’s How You Can Help the Victims

Hurricane Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in over 50 years, left a path of damage and destruction this week when it made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm. Hurricane Michael’s death toll rose to 13 as of Friday morning. Since making …

Google denies reports of unannounced changes to Android app review process

Multiple reports this week claimed Google had quietly rolled out a more in-depth app review process to all developers — changes designed to keep the Play Store safer from spam, malware, and copycat apps. Those reports are inaccurate, Google tells TechCrunch. Instead, the company is giving itself more time to …

With new Fit technology, Nike calls itself a tech company

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How to Network Effectively While in Transition

Becoming unemployed is likely a sudden, unexpected event, and most people do not have the networking skills needed to immediately switch gears and begin efficiently developing job leads. There could be many reasons: feeling uncomfortable with the networking process, not knowing the process, being shy by nature, or never having …

The best places to work in Europe and North America as ranked by employees

Job site Glassdoor has announced the winners of its 11th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honouring the Best Places to Work in 2019 across North America and parts of Europe. The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing a company review about …

VICIS completes $28.5M Series B and launches its first youth helmet

VICIS has closed its Series B on $28.5 million, with participation from NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers via Rx3 Ventures. Rodgers joins a list of other pro footballers to back the helmet startup, including Roger Staubach, Jerry Rice, Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin. VICIS is known for its $950 Zero1 football helmet designed for …

Corporations must harness prop tech to adapt to new ways of work

The world of work will continue to evolve in 2019, and corporations must find ways to adapt their office real estate. That is the conclusion of a new piece of research by flexible workplace provider Abintra. Published in a new report, the study highlights how corporations are struggling to manage office space …

Labor Day Special: One extra week on early-bird pricing for Disrupt SF 2019

Happy (almost) Labor Day to all the hardworking members of the early-startup community — entrepreneurs, founders, investors, engineers and everyone in between. We know how hard you work to build your dream, so we’re cutting you a break and extending our early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2019 …

Remediant lands $15M Series A to disrupt privileged access security

Remediant, a startup that helps companies secure privileged access in a modern context, announced a $15 million Series A today led by Dell Technologies Capital and ForgePoint Capital. Remediant’s co-founders, Paul Lanzi and Tim Keeler, worked in biotech for years and saw a problem first-hand with the way companies secured …

Microsoft adds an extra security layer to its OneDrive storage service

Microsoft today announced OneDrive Personal Vault, a new security layer on top of its OneDrive online file storage service that adds additional security features to keep your files save. The security features ensure that the only way to access these files is with a strong authentication method or two-step verification, …

3 ways to engage your employees in social media marketing

Running a company profile on the major social media platforms is a smart move, since any task that helps you win traffic is worthwhile. However, to really expand your reach and visibility and maximize your gains, you’ll want to get every employee on your team involved in social media. The …

Before-and-after satellite photos reveal devastation left by Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael — the fourth Category 4 storm to pummel the United States in 14 months — snapped pine trees like toothpicks, washed neighborhoods into the sea, and shredded the hangars off an Air Force base.  Before the storm’s 155 mph winds struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10, storm …

Facebook says it filed a US lawsuit to shut down a follower-buying service in New Zealand

Facebook is cracking down on services that promise to help Instagram users buy themselves a large following on the photo app. The social network said today that it has filed a lawsuit against a New Zealand-based company that operates one such ‘follower-buying service.’ The suit is in a U.S. court …

Libra currently looks more like a fiat currency than a cryptocurrency

Facebook unveiled a cryptocurrency called Libra yesterday as well as the Libra Association, a not-for-profit that will oversee all things Libra. While Libra’s white paper draws a lot of inspiration from other cryptocurrencies, the current governance model and blockchain implementation remind me of banks more than bitcoin. Permissioned blockchain The …

Intel and StreamLabs partner to create dedicated livestreaming hardware

The latest CPUs from Intel have made it easier than ever to livestream. If you want to get serious about your Twitch, Mixer, or YouTube channel, and don’t want to spend your time scouring Newegg for deals, Intel and livestreaming tool creator Streamlabs have your back. They are teaming up …

Bestmile raises $16.5 million to manage human and AI-driven fleets

Bestmile, a transportation software startup, has raised $16.5 million in a Series B round led by Blue Lagoon Capital and TransLink Capital. Existing investors Road Ventures, Partech, Groupe ADP, Airbus Ventures, Serena and others also participated in the round. The company, which launched in 2014, has raised $31 million to …

Report: WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann may have to unload property to pay off a giant loan

Adam Neumann may be out of the daily flow of WeWork, but he seemingly remains top of mind to some of the company’s bankers. According to a new Business Insider piece, Neumann is working with JPMorgan, UBS, and Credit Suisse to consider new terms for a $500 loan that he …

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2019 is… Render

At the very beginning, there were 20 startups. After two days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech …