July 11, 2018 – SofttPlus.com

Day: July 11, 2018

Ex-Tesla worker makes it official and blows the whistle to SEC – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

The former Tesla employee who was fired and then sued by the electric vehicle automaker has filed a formal whistleblower tip to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company has misled investors and put its customers at risk. Martin Tripp has retained Meissner Associates, a whistleblower, securities, investment  fraud and employment law firm to represent […]

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Nurx raises $36 million and adds Chelsea Clinton to its board of directors – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

Telemedicine startup Nurx recently closed a $36 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. As part of the investment, Kleiner Perkins General Partner Noah Knauf is joining the startup’s board of directors, along with Chelsea Clinton . With this new funding, CEO and co-founder Hans Gangeskar told TechCrunch that the startup plans to scale its clinical […]

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Enterprise software investments may be tepid now, but they’re poised to engage – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

Logan Bartlett Contributor More posts by this contributor The SaaS Success Database Have we reached “peak software”? Just like the idea of “peak oil”—the hypothetical point at which global oil production could max out—you could say we’re approaching a saturation point for venture-capital investments in software companies. Recent data from Pitchbook shows that venture investing […]

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Casper opens a storefront for $25 naps – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

Casper is opening a storefront designed specifically for sleepy New Yorkers in need of a nap. In The Dreamery, you can reserve nooks for 45 minutes at a time, at a cost of $25 per session. These nooks are basically giant wooden “O”s with curtains and soundproofed backing, and of course they’re stocked with Casper […]

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Uber lays off self-driving car operators in SF and Pittsburgh – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

Uber has let go all (about 100) of its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, Quartz reports and has been confirmed by TechCrunch. This comes after Uber officially pulled the plug on its operations in Arizona in May, following a fatal car crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles in March. Despite how this […]

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Dirt Protocol raises $3M for a decentralized, blockchain-based approach to information vetting – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

The team at Dirt Protocol is using blockchain technology to create a new approach to verify information. The startup doesn’t plan to launch its platform until later this year, but it announced today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding from General Catalyst, Greylock, Lightspeed, Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, SV Angel, Avichal […]

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Broadcom acquires CA Technologies for $18.9B in cash – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

Broadcom, the massive semiconductor supplier you may remember from its failed attempt to acquire Qualcomm, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with CA Technologies, a major IT management software and solutions provider. The price of the acquisition is $18.9 billion in cash. CA’s shareholders will receive $44.50 per share, a 20 percent […]

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s brutal education in net neutrality – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated for the position of Supreme Court Justice, and on this occasion I think it warranted that we revisit in detail the sound intellectual thrashing this man suffered at the hands of his colleagues just last year on the topic of the internet and net neutrality. Because […]

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Come see Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at TC Disrupt – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

In the days of Uber 1.0, the ethos seemed to be about doing all the wrong things. Now, with former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at the helm, Uber is clearly on its way to becoming a sort of Expedia for transportation. Though, Khosrowshahi has previously likened Uber’s business to aligning more with the idea of […]

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YouTube TV goes down during the World Cup – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

Croatia scored and the score is now 1-1 against England. If you’re a YouTube TV subscriber, you might not know that because YouTube TV has been down for around 40 minutes. Update: It’s back just in time for extra time. People who pay $40 a month to subscribe to live TV on YouTube are arguably […]

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