All posts by Anna Escher

Weekly Roundup: Elon Musk leaves Trump’s advisory councils, Blue Apron files for IPO

 This week President Trump made the senseless decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, prompting Elon Musk and Bob Iger to leave the White House advisory councils. Blue Apron filed for IPO, and Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report was released. These are some of the top events that happened in tech this week, and you can also get this post as a weekend newsletter sent to… Read More

People.ai raises $7M to automate sales ops for the enterprise

 People.ai is a startup using AI to give sales managers a predictive playbook for the best way to close a deal. The company is announcing it has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Index Ventures and Shasta Ventures also participated in the round, alongside existing investors Y Combinator and SV Angel. Nakul Mandan, partner at Lightspeed, is also… Read More

Weekly Roundup: WannaCry ransomware attack, Google I/O, RecordGram wins Startup Battlefield

 This week the TechCrunch team threw another successful Disrupt conference, this time in New York City. 20 companies took the stage at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield, where they presented their products and took questions from our expert judges. The judges narrowed the competition down to five finalists. But RecordGram, a mobile recording studio where aspiring artists can find… Read More

Weekly Roundup: Tesla’s solar roof tiles, Snap stumbles through Q1 earnings

 This week, Tesla launched pre-orders for its solar roof tiles, Snap Inc. stumbled through its first earnings report and Apple bought up a small sleep tracking startup. These are a few of the top stories from this week, plus some longer weekend reads. 1. Tesla’s highly anticipated solar roof tiles went up for pre-order. The question everyone seems to be asking though, is how much will… Read More

Weekly Roundup: Elon Musk’s Boring Company revealed, Google Docs phishing scam strikes

 This week, we got to see what Elon Musk’s Boring Company is all about, Google Docs users were targeted in a phishing attack and Apple, Facebook and Tesla reported earnings. These are the top stories to catch you up on the biggest tech news this week, and you can sign up for the weekend newsletter here.  1. A first look at Elon Musk’s tunnel boring company  The world got its… Read More

Weekly Roundup: FCC’s plan to revoke net neutrality, Uber defends tracking practices

 Two new unicorns are born, Uber faces two lawsuits, and the FCC unveils its proposal to revoke net neutrality. These are the top tech stories you need to know this week, and you can sign up to receive this post as a newsletter delivered to your inbox on Saturdays.  1. FCC details plan to roll back net neutrality rules  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, newly appointed by President Trump, announced… Read More

Weekly Roundup: Facebook’s F8, Confide hit with lawsuit

 This week saw movement in two tech lawsuits, Facebook held its annual F8 developer conference and a juice press hardware company came under fire. These are the top stories of the week, and you can sign up for this post as the weekly newsletter here.  1. Everything you need to know about Facebook’s F8 developer conference Facebook held its annual developer conference, F8, announcing… Read More