Parler returns from limbo, Uber lobbies Europe and we’ve got extra particulars about Notion’s outage. This is your Daily Crunch for February 15, 2021.
The massive story: Parler is again on-line
The social community identified for its far-right person base was dropped by infrastructure supplier Amazon Web Services for posts advocating violence. Now it’s again on-line, albeit with all outdated posts and content material eliminated for causes which can be at present unclear.
The firm says the brand new web site is constructed with “sustainable, unbiased know-how and never reliant on so-called ‘Big Tech’ for its operations.”
In addition to a brand new web site, Parler additionally has a brand new chief government. Following the ouster of John Matze, Parler is now led by interim CEO Mark Meckler, founding father of the Tea Party Patriots — one of many teams concerned in organizing the January 6 pro-Trump demonstration that was a storming of the U.S. Capitol.
The tech giants
Uber lobbies for ‘Prop 22’-style gig work requirements within the EU — The ride-hailing and on-demand meals supply large has revealed a white paper wherein it lobbies European policymakers for what it describes as a “new normal” for platform work.
GM unveils a refreshed Chevy Bolt EV and its greater, but compact crossover sibling — The new automobiles share a lot of the identical DNA however have their very own distinct variations.
Google slapped in France over deceptive lodge star rankings — Google has agreed to pay a €1.1 million positive over deceptive star rankings for lodges.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
Notion’s hours-long outage was attributable to phishing complaints — With the corporate’s area offline, customers had been unable to entry their information, calendars and paperwork.
Delivery firm goPuff is in talks to amass the UK’s Fancy — Fancy has a strikingly related mannequin to its potential purchaser, main some to explain it as a mini goPuff.
Private fairness agency Marlin snatches up e-commerce optimization platform Lengow — For retailers utilizing Lengow, the platform is the glue that makes all of the transferring components of e-commerce stick collectively.
Advice and evaluation from Extra Crunch
Investors’ SPAC push might revamp the non-public market cash sport — Is this enterprise capital’s pure evolution?
From dorm rooms to board rooms: How universities are selling entrepreneurship — Earlier this yr, 15 prime U.S. universities joined forces to launch a one-stop store the place firms and startups can uncover and license patents.
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Examining the ‘pipeline drawback’ — An AI Now researcher analyzes the historical past behind a standard excuse for the dearth of range in tech.
India lifts restrictions on mapping and surveying to assist native corporations — The Indian authorities stated native corporations will now not want a license or different permission to gather, generate, retailer and share geospatial information of the nation.
Meet the Black Female Founders from TC Include at TC Sessions: Justice 2021 — Don’t miss your likelihood to fulfill some founders at present collaborating in TechCrunch’s Include program.
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