Equity transcribed: Slacks IPO, the VCs behind Facebook Libra, founder salaries and trouble in scooter-land

Welcome back to this week’s taped volume of Equity. This week, TechCrunch’s Danny Crichton filled in for co-host Alex Wilhelm- who was out in preparation for his marry this weekend- affiliating Kate to cover the

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Startups Weekly: The scooter cash desert

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week’s noteworthy venture capital spates, funds and vogues. Before I dive into this week’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last-place week, I noted…

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Facebook’s Libra Is Already Hitting Turbulence

Long before Facebook formally announced its new cryptocurrency, Libra, lawmakers were shaky about the company’s ambitions to reach into the financial lives of its consumers. The panics centered on privacy, presented Facebook’s prior breaches of trust, and how the company…

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Facebook usage has collapsed since scandals, data shows

Companys own upbeat representations shed into skepticism by business analytics house Mixpanel Facebook practice has plummeted during the past year, even as the company continues to insist that its use has bided stable or even grown in the same period,…

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A Shitty Robot Tesla Truck, Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency, and More News

Facebook is unveiling a cryptocurrency, a YouTuber spoofed up her Tesla, and US cyber professionals is concerned at battle with Russia. Here &# x27; s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this…

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Calendar influencers? Event social network IRL raises $8M

Why is there no app where you can follow party swine, concert snobs or consultation butterflies for their curated suggestions of episodes? That’s the next phase of social schedule app IRL that’s launching today on iOS to assist you in…

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Africa Roundup: Jumias post-IPO earnings, Gokadas $5.3M raise, Facebooks fake-news purge, Joe Montanas fintech investment

Jumia harboured its first post-IPO earnings call and braved a short-sell assault in May, with Wall Street showing confidence in the Pan-African e-commerce company. On the numbers, key takeaways were that Jumia’s Gross Merchandise Value( GMV) — the total amount…

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Daily Beast editor in chief’s doxxing defense is ‘disgusting’ (but good enough for Brian Stelter) [video]

As Twitchy told you over the weekend, the Daily Beast’s Kevin Poulsen managed to track down the man behind the viral doctored video of Nancy Pelosi appearing to slur her statements. And by “track down, ” we entail “doxx.” Daily…

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Online suicide forum encouraged a woman to kill herself, her family claims

Pennsylvania police are currently investigating the deaths among a 25 -year-old woman named Shawn Shatto, whose pedigree alleges that members of an online suicide gathering encouraged her to kill herself. Shatto, who striven with serious hollow and feeling, died by…

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Nancy Pelosi has proof that Facebook ‘were willing enablers’ of Russian election interference

There have been examples of Russia trying to interfere with the 2016 ballot, and in November 2017, the House Intelligence Committee displayed examples of Facebook ads paid for by Russian actors “to drive home their concern about foreign governments ‘weaponizing’…

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