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Don’t be stupid and hold off on announcing your funding round

For those who have followed TechCrunch and/or me for a long time, you know that I like to harp on the fact that fewer and fewer startups are filing their Form Ds with the SEC, which discloses information about...

Staff angered as Charter prohibits working from home as coronavirus spreads

An engineer from Charter, one of the largest phone and internet providers in the U.S., sent an email blast to a senior vice president and hundreds of engineers on Friday. In the email, Nick Wheeler, a video operations engineer...

FitnessAI races past $1M ARR heading into YC Demo Day

Y Combinator’s Demo Day is a key soirée on the startup calendar. This year, however, instead of a packed room replete with short pitches and lackluster catering, Demo Day has gone virtual. Even more, it was moved up...

TechCrunch is postponing Early Stage SF and Sessions: Mobility

Just like you, we at TechCrunch have been keeping a close eye on the developing situation around the novel coronavirus outbreak. This is indeed a challenging time for families and businesses across the globe.  TechCrunch is not immune. Our events,...

Microsoft moves its 2020 Build developer conference online

May is traditionally a month of big developer conferences, with Facebook F8, Google I/O and Microsoft Build often happening within the same two-week period. But not this year. After F8 and I/O were already canceled in favor of...

Stocks dive on Dow’s worst day since 1987, tech crashes, and Bitcoin is no haven

Well, that was terrible. During the day’s wild trading session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by just under 10% in what was the largest single-day percentage decline since the stock market crash in 1987 (when markets were sufficiently...

COVID-19 market turmoil tests NYSE’s shutdown circuit-breakers

For the second time this week trading on the New York Stock Exchange halted for 15 minutes this morning when a market drop triggered the exchange’s internal circuit breaker, shortly after 9:30am. The control, part of the NYSE’s automatic provisions...

US is preparing to ban foreign-made drones from government use

The Trump administration is preparing an executive order to ban federal departments and agencies from buying or using foreign-made drones, citing a risk to national security, TechCrunch has learned. The draft order, which was drafted in the past few weeks...

Establishing an emergency relief fund, Amazon commits to two-week pay for workers affected by COVID-19

Amazon has instituted a new policy which will see all Amazon employees diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed into quarantine receiving up to two-weeks of pay. The additional pay is to “ensure employees have the time they need to return...

TechCrunch Events and coronavirus 

We here at TechCrunch are watching the novel coronavirus situation closely, as most of you likely are.  In addition to our editorial coverage of the effects of the novel coronavirus on the business of entrepreneurship — and the ways that...
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International law in times of coronavirus

The crisis caused by COVID-19 has led states to take actions to respond to the emergency. Although there is no source in international law...

USA USA deployed Patriot missiles in Iraq, what for?

US authorities have asked Iraqis to allow them to deploy this anti-aircraft defense system to protect their troops in Baghdad, the target of several...

Sergio Ramos, a legend with a long history to write

The captain of the Spanish team and Real Madrid is turning 34 years old. Aim to play at least three more seasons. Sergio Ramos in...

USA USA says that Maduro's environment received an "incentive" to betray him

A senior US official said that by filing charges against the President of Venezuela, his environment will have an incentive to betray him. He...