IoT solutions are enabling social distancing – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tyler Cracraft Contributor Tyler Cracraft is an electronic engineer turned solution architect at Advantech who has more than a decade of experience working in the electronics technology industry. If you’re a business owner or investor and are wondering about the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business world, you’re not alone. Today’s…

3 perspectives on the future of SF and NYC as startup hubs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] It has been an incredibly tough period for everyone the past few months as the global COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out whole industries from the economic map. While tech has been among the most resilient industries in the face of this cataclysm, the extreme mobility of the industry’s workforce begs large questions about what…

‘The money is still there,’ says APX managing director Jörg Rheinboldt – TechCrunch

[ad_1] APX is an early-stage accelerator in Berlin, but it’s not quite your average accelerator — it’s essentially a joint venture between giant European publishing house Axel Springer and Porsche, the German automaker. Earlier this month, we sat down with APX managing director Jörg Rheinboldt to discuss what makes APX different and how it’s weathering…

The complicated calculus of taking Facebook’s venture money – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook is reportedly getting into the venture capital game, but for young entrepreneurs working in social media, ignoring or deleting that particular friend request could be the right call. According to a report in Axios, the company is building up a corporate fund under the auspices of its “New Product Experimentation” team, which launched…

Snapchat looks to maintain its own friendships — with devs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Over the past few years, Snapchat has been building up an increasingly complex weave of partnerships. They have their advertising partners that power the vast majority of their monetization efforts. They have app developers on Snap Kit that they are also selling new features like CameraKit and Minis too. They’re bringing game developers on…

Gauging growth in the most challenging environment in decades – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Michael Whitmire, CPA Contributor Michael Whitmire, CPA, is co-founder and chief executive officer at Los Angeles-based FloQast, Inc., a developer of accounting close management software. Traditionally, measuring business success requires a greater understanding of your company’s go-to-market lifecycle, how customers engage with your product and the macro-dynamics of your market. But in the most…

We asked 12 Boston startups about their diversity efforts – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Boston’s tech boom has led to a huge need for tech-related talent. But while the last decade has brought nearly 72,000 new tech jobs to Massachusetts, the growth brought with it slim progress regarding the makeup of who actually fills those roles. (Spoiler: It’s largely white men.) According to MassTLC, it will take until…

Optimized sensors are key to future of automated vehicles – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Puneeth Meruva Contributor Puneeth Meruva is an Associate at Trucks Venture Capital, studied EECS at MIT and developed vehicle telematics software at Microsoft Research, BMW and Uber. Sensors are critical components of the modern vehicle. They are the eyes of a car, enabling everything from existing ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) features such as automated…

Lemonade IPO edition – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Every founder’s biggest fear is dilution — investors constantly carving off chunks of their equity in round after round of venture financing. Founders collectively own 100% of their companies in the beginning, but it isn’t uncommon for them to own single digits after years have gone by and millions of VC dollars have flowed…

Protests impact app stores, FTC fines app developer, kids’ app trends – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40…