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Mar 21, 2019
By Kate Clark
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Mar 21, 2019

Gig workers need health & benefits. Catch is their safety net

One of the hottest Y Combinator startups just raised a big seed round to clean up the mess created by Uber, Postmates, and the gig economy. Catch sells health insurance, retirement savings plans, and tax withholding directly to freelancers, contractors, or anyone uncovered. By building and curating…

By Josh Constine, Kate Clark
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Mar 21, 2019

Facebook's AI couldn't spot mass murder

Facebook has given another update on measures it took and what more it’s doing in the wake of the livestreamed video of a gun massacre by a far right terrorist who killed 50 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Earlier this week the company said the video of the slayings had be…

By Natasha Lomas
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Mar 21, 2019
By Kate Clark
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Mar 21, 2019

How to develop a brand identity system (like Intercom)

[Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of articles that we’re writing about branding for startups. It’s part of our latest initiative to find the best brand designers and agencies in the world who work with early-stage companies — nominate a talented brand designer you’ve worked with.]…

By Katherine Gustafson
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Mar 21, 2019

Why it's no surprise that pro rata rights don't mean what they used to

Yesterday, renowned investor Fred WIlson of Union Square Ventures observed in blog post that fewer founders in today’s go-go market have been honoring what are called pro rata rights, or the right of an earlier investor in a company to maintain the percentage that he or she (or their venture …

By Connie Loizos
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Mar 21, 2019
By Daniel Wu
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Mar 21, 2019

Streaming site Kanopy exposed viewing habits of users, researcher says

On-demand video streaming site Kanopy has fixed a leaking server that exposed the detailed viewing habits of its users. Security researcher Justin Paine discovered the leaking Elasticsearch database last week and warned Kanopy of the exposure. The server was secured two days later on March 18, a sp…

By Zack Whittaker
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Mar 21, 2019
By Brian Heater, Anthony Ha
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Mar 21, 2019

Tesla sues former employees, Zoox for alleged trade secret theft

Tesla has filed a pair of lawsuits against a handful of former employees who went to work at self-driving vehicle startup Zoox and Chinese EV automaker Xiaopeng. The separate lawsuits filed late Wednesday allege former Tesla employees stole trade secrets and used them at their new places of employm…

By Kirsten Korosec