DOJ warns that misuse of algorithmic hiring tools could violate accessibility laws

AI tools for the hiring process have become a hot category, but the Department of Justice warns that careless use of these processes could lead to violations of U.S. laws protecting equal access for people with disabilities. If your company uses algorithmic sorting, facial tracking or other high-te…

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For better or for worse: Managing founder-CEO tension inside a startup

How a founder and a CEO work through points of tension could help determine the ultimate success of a company.

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Pintarnya is building a super app for Indonesia’s blue collar workers

Indonesia’s 60 million blue collar workers contribute 20% to its gross domestic product, but they face a lot of uncertainty. Many are forced to bounce from job to job, some fall victim to scam job postings and without a steady employment history, are unable to qualify for financial services, say th…

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Apple said to be testing a switch to USB-C for future iPhones

It’s neither surprising, nor necessarily new scuttlebutt, but one of the most reliable Apple news scoopers of all time has chimed in to say that Apple is indeed at least serious enough about a potential switch from Lightning to USB-C on future iPhones that it’s doing testing with models equipped wi…

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Hulu partners with Xbox to bring PC Gamers free games in a bundle deal

Hulu and Xbox have announced a partnership deal that gives existing U.S. Hulu subscribers three free months of PC Game Pass as part of the Hulu “Friends with Benefits” initiative. The move to target gamers follows Netflix’s entry into the gaming market, where the streamer has made…

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Flume lights up dark fiber to bring fast internet to more people

Flume Internet is tapping into under-used fiber capacity in order to make high-speed internet available to more people.

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Better.com CEO Vishal Garg says he is ‘personally liable’ for $750M SoftBank loan

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg has acknowledged to employees that he “personally guaranteed” the $750 million cash infusion provided to the online mortgage lender last November in an email seen by TechCrunch. Let’s start at the beginning. Last May, Better.com announced that it was going public via a SP…

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Find your valuation, international visas, hiring for growth

If your face doesn't appear on the team slide in your company's pitch deck, this would be a good time to cancel your upcoming vacation. And maybe one of your subscription boxes.

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Postmates founder banks $23 million for his new crypto startup TipTop

Postmates founder Bastian Lehmann’s new crypto startup TipTop was lightly teased out a few weeks ago, but now the stealth startup is sharing some info on its early funding, though there’s not much info on what they’re actually doing with that money. Lehmann notes that the company …

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Investors reward battery startup SES for losing money (but not too much)

While R&D work continues on its lithium-metal technology, an increasing amount of SES' cash is going toward building facilities in the ramp up to commercial production.

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Inflection AI, led by LinkedIn and DeepMind co-founders, raises $225M to transform computer-human interactions

Inflection AI, the startup co-founded by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and founding DeepMind member Mustafa Suleyman, has raised $225 million in funding.

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