People opened up because I’m the Beavis and Butt-head guy’: Mike Judge on his new funk direction

The writer-directors humors from Office Space to Silicon Valley always sum up the spirit of their terms. So why has he made an LSD-soaked cartoon about George Clinton and Bootsy Collins? Few writer-directors have been as consistent and ruthless at…

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Silicon Valley could be Bidens funding lifeline post South Carolina

Presidential candidate Joe Biden are most likely heave a fundraising lifeline to Silicon Valley after his tell South Carolina victory and heading into the next curve of primaries. A pro-Biden Super PAC, Unite the Country — whose past supports include…

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He Wanted a Unicorn. He Got … a Sustainable Business

Sahil Lavingia wrote the wrote that the difference between a startup and a small business is that startups are firms designed to grow into big companies and to do it quickly. Because most startups flunk, risk capital conglomerates are dependent…

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Startups Weekly: Oyo has issues + A farewell

Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last-place week I wrote about the startups we lost in…

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Gift Guide: Leading VCs recommend their favorite reads from 2019

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift sentiments? We’re here to help! We’ll be wheeling out endowment ushers from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here . As we…

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Netflix co-founder: ‘Blockbuster laughed at us … Now there’s one left’

Marc Randolph launched the streaming service that would revolutionize TV and film, upend Hollywood and glean more than 150 million subscribers It was a fluke that the Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph changed the history of television. It virtually didn’t happen….

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Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent

Mehul Patel 500 million times a day, in 92 million conversationsWhile innovation endures in the midst of Brexit, data reveals that inventive business are losing the ability to attract parties from all over the world and are suffering from a…

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He spent his career putting gangs in jail. A radical idea changed everything

Despite years of tough policing, Oakland couldnt get a handle on handgun offense. Was the answer a community-based approach? Ersie Joyner had a banner year in 1995. He was just four years out of Oakland’s police academy when he was…

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Silicon Valleys sovereign wealth problem

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The Political Education of Silicon Valley

“Confusion reigns in the government arena. Old labels no longer fit, and the citizenry seems torn between competing hungers for saviors and scapegoats.” So embarked a 1995 floor in WIRED on the position of digital-age politics. Electoral hubbub then amounted…

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