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1. Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

With more than 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s...

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Why a top antitrust lawmaker thinks it’s time to break up Facebook

When the newly-minted chair of a congressional antitrust committee calls you out, it’s probably time to start worrying.

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Rhode Island Representative David N. Cicilline has called on the Federal Trade Commission to look into Facebook’s behavior for potential antitrust violations, citing TechCrunch’...

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Patreon’s new fees are surprisingly low

Patreon announced today that it was creating multiple pricing tiers for its membership service, with varying levels of features offered depending on price. The company will now offer a “Lite” offering that charges a 5% commission, a “Pro” offering at 8%, and a “Premium” option at 12%, with discounted rates for...

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Google is creating its own first-party game studio

Google just unveiled Stadia at a conference in San Francisco, its cloud gaming platform. While most of the conference showcased well-known games you can play on your PC, Xbox One or Playstation 4, the company also announced that it is launching its own first-party game studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment.

Jade Raymond is going to head the...

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Backstage Capital’s $36 million fund is taking longer to raise than expected

The tech industry is volatile and Backstage Capital founder and Managing Partner Arlan Hamilton is experiencing that firsthand. Last May, Hamilton announced the launch of a $36 million fund to invest in as many women of color as possible. But the $36 million fund, which would mark Backstage’s second fund, has yet to close, as Axios reported...

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Google’s new Stadia gaming platform is all about streamers

Google unveiled its new Stadia game-streaming service today, and while we’re still waiting to hear more details about how (and when) consumers will be able to access the service, it’s clear that Google kept game streamers in mind when it designed this new service. Indeed, it’s the first modern gaming platform that was clearly...

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Facebook settles ACLU job advertisement discrimination suit

Facebook and the ACLU issued a joint statement this morning, noting that they have settled a class action job discrimination suit. The ACLU filed the suit in September, along with Outten & Golden LLC and the Communications Workers of America, alleging that Facebook allowed employers to target ads based on categories like race, national...

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  1. Pandora switches up its classic listening experience with Modes
  2. Google scores a custom AMD GPU to power its Stadia cloud gaming hardware
  3. Google’s new Stadia game controller has a few tricks up its sleeves
  4. Google’s Stadia game-streaming platform kills downloads and lets you play anywhere
  5. Glossier triples valuation, enters unicorn club with $100M round
  6. Review: Adobe Creative Cloud Connected Paper Tablet
  7. General Catalyst just carved out an aggressive new seed-stage program — here’s what to know
  8. Apple Business Chat drives in-seat drink ordering at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland
  9. Atlassian acquires AgileCraft for $166M
  10. misterb b hits the equity crowdfunding trail to expand into hotels
  11. Lyft’s driver wage lawsuit in NYC continues
  12. Kevin Tsujihara is stepping down as Warner Bros CEO
  13. Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT
  14. Y Combinator bets on the booming podcast industry
  15. Targeting payday lenders, Branch adds pay-on-demand features for hourly workers
  16. Successful launch propels OneWeb to $1.25B in new funding
  17. ClimaCell bets on IoT for better weather forecasts
  18. Daily Crunch: Apple updates the iPad Mini
  19. EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds
  20. YC-backed Basement is a social network for close friends only
  21. 5 reasons to apply to compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2019
  22. WorkClout brings SaaS to factory floor to increase operational efficiency
  23. Moby’s new album is exclusive to the Calm meditation app
  24. America Movil acquires Nextel in Brazil for $905M
  25. Myspace may have lost more than a decade’s worth of user music
  26. Apple launches new iPad Air and iPad mini
  27. These are the robots that help you get your Amazon packages on time
  28. Doorport wants to make your apartment building’s front door smarter
  29. Nala has built a hassle-free, offline mobile money payment platform for Africa
  30. Facebook failed to block 20% of uploaded New Zealand shooter videos
  31. A huge trove of medical records and prescriptions found exposed
  32. Welcome to the hub of all hubs: Cosmos has launched
  33. Decade in review: Trends in seed- and early-stage funding
  34. Vectordash’s cloud gaming service brings crypto-miners a new revenue stream
  35. Equity transcribed: Uber IPO, Stash’s raise and more YC movement
  36. Pre- and Post-Money SAFEs: Choosing the right one for your startup
  37. Apex Legends is prepping for a big Battle Pass launch
  38. This YC-backed startup preps Chinese students for US data jobs
  39. Apple kerfuffles, praise groups, and media layoffs
  40. Startups Weekly: Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW
  41. U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents
  42. No Man’s Sky has a big new update due out this summer
  43. XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses
  44. Shiok Meats takes the cultured meat revolution to the seafood aisle with plans for cultured shrimp
  45. After Christchurch, Reddit bans communities infamous for sharing graphic videos of death
  46. Verified Expert Lawyer: Mital Makadia
  47. What to watch for in a VC term sheet
  48. Portal automatically opens doors for wheelchair users, no button pressing required
  49. Beto O’Rourke could be the first hacker president
  50. The inevitability of tokenized data
  51. Zeus raises $24M to make you a living-as-a-service landlord
  52. PagerDuty just filed its S-1
  53. James Gunn is back at the helm of Guardians of the Galaxy 3
  54. Twitter confirms a new ‘Subscribe to Conversation’ feature for following tweets of interest
  55. Suse is once again an independent company
  56. CoParenter helps divorced parents settle disputes using AI and human mediation
  57. Big data AI startup Noble.AI raises a second seed round from a chemical giant
  58. Last day to save $100 on TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019
  59. Daily Crunch: Social media struggles with shooting tragedy
  60. Facebook says its new AI technology can detect ‘revenge porn’
  61. Toyota and Panasonic will showcase assistive robotics during the Tokyo Summer Olympics
  62. Videos of shooting tragedy in New Zealand continue resurfacing on social media
  63. Understanding Instagram’s founding story and more from SXSW
  64. Google filed a folding phone patent application, too
  65. Pi Day wasn’t pleasant for a lot of tech execs
  66. YC-backed Aura Vision analyzes video footage to provide new data to retailers
  67. Uber’s IPO targets April, Stash stacks cash and YC shakes it up
  68. Looking for a $2,500 smartwatch? Garmin’s got ‘em
  69. UC Berkeley’s Ken Goldberg and Michael I. Jordan will discuss AI at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI April 18
  70. In a challenge to Twitch and YouTube, Facebook adds ‘Gaming’ to its main navigation
  71. Facebook loses CPO Chris Cox and WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels
  72. Firework officially launches a short-form video storytelling app, backed by Lightspeed
  73. Uber will reportedly file for IPO next month
  74. This robot can park your car for you
  75. Verified Expert Lawyer: Chinh Pham
  76. Huawei has built an Android alternative in case US tensions increase
  77. Apple’s iCloud recovers after a four-hour outage
  78. Slack removes 28 accounts linked to hate groups
  79. Valve lets you stream Steam games from anywhere
  80. Twitter wants workforce to be at least 5% black, 5% Latinx by the end of this year
  81. Kamala Harris wants to quadruple the US Digital Service budget and bring it to states
  82. Microsoft open sources its data compression algorithm and hardware for the cloud
  83. How to watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model Y
  84. Daily Crunch: Telegram soars after Facebook outage
  85. Facebook blames a server configuration change for yesterday’s outage
  86. London proptech startup Nested has laid off 20% of its workforce citing ‘Brexit uncertainty’
  87. Only 1 more day to save on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019
  88. Apple Music comes to Fire TV
  89. Take NVIDIA’s new Deep Learning Robotics Workshop at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI
  90. Opportunity’s last Mars panorama is a showstopper
  91. Boeing requests FAA ground the 737 as the President pushes an emergency order
  92. Sketch, maker of popular design tools, just landed $20 million in Series A funding from Benchmark in its first outside round
  93. The adversarial persuasion machine: a conversation with James Williams
  94. The FDA proposes further restrictions to sales of flavored e-cig products
  95. Facebook, Instagram and Messenger are down for some users
  96. Newsela raises $50M to expand a content repository for K-12 learning that replaces traditional textbooks
  97. The legendary and indescribable Dwarf Fortress goes non-ASCII and non-free for the first time
  98. Daily Crunch: Spotify files complaint against Apple
  99. After FAA doubles down on 737 decision, Canada grounds the planes amid reports of complaints from U.S. pilots
  100. YouTube Music and YouTube Premium come to India