Advocating Reform, Activist Investor Elliott Management Takes A $2.5B Stake In Softbank


NASA panel recommends Boeing software process reviews after revealing second Starliner issue: Darrell Etherington



NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) is recommending that Boeing’s software testing processes undergo a review, following the discovery of another problem with the on-board system that was in operation during the CST-100 Starliner uncrewed Space Stat…

Shrunken unicorn Fair cancels car leasing to Uber drivers: Josh Constine, Ingrid Lunden



When Fair laid off 40% of its staff in October, CEO Scott Painter promised it wasn’t shuttering leasing services to on-demand fleets. But just a week later, Painter was removed and replaced in the interim with Adam Hieber, a CFA from Fair investor SoftBank. T…

Is your startup using AI responsibly?: Ganes Kesari



To find out which measures can yield better results, we must first understand the real reasons. We can then look at potential solutions by studying what we do in the real world to tackle such biases.

Advocating reform, activist investor Elliott Management takes a $2.5B stake in SoftBank: Jonathan Shieber



The activist investment firm Elliott Management has steadily amassed a $2.5 billion stake in the headline-grabbing, Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank even as a series of missteps battered the company’s share price. Famous for its investments in compan…

Watchdog says DHS still hasn't got a 2020 election security plan: Zack Whittaker



Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit “has not yet completed” its plans to secure the 2020 presidential election, a government watchdog has said. The report, published on Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, said the unit, CISA, is “not…

Latin America takes the global lead in VC directed to female co-founders: Claire Diaz-Ortiz



Many studies have established that female-founded companies outperform their all-male counterparts.

Women are the secret ingredient in Latin America’s outsized returns: Claire Diaz-Ortiz



Looking at the current Latin America numbers, one can only be hopeful that more investment into female co-founders will promote further growth in the region.

Where are wearables going in 2020?: Brian Heater



Apple has throttled the competition in another category. During the company’s recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook noted the company’s wearable division now rivals the size of a Fortune 500 company. He failed to give more specifics, but the point is striking: b…

15 Tickets Left to TechCrunch Winter Party Tomorrow: Emma Comeau



On February 7, aka this Friday, the Bay Area startup community will descend on Galvanize to celebrate everything great and small about tech startups at the 3rd Annual TechCrunch Winter Party. Lucky for you, we have just 15 tickets left! They’re available on a…

Pew: 30% of U.S. adults have used online dating; 12% found a committed relationships from it: Sarah Perez



Dating app usage in the U.S. is on the rise, but so are the issues it brings. According to a new Pew Research Center report on online dating, out today, 30% of U.S. adults have at some point used a dating app or website. That’s up from just 11% in 2013. A sma…



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