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Twitter said to have held acquisition talks with Clubhouse on potential $4B deal – TechCrunch

Twitter held talks with Clubhouse around a potential acquisition of the live drop-in audio networking platform, with a deal value somewhere around $4 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg. TechCrunch has also confirmed the discussions took place from a source familiar with the conversations. While the talks occurred over the past several months, they’re …

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Announcing the 2021 Research Scholar Program Recipients

Posted by Negar Saei, Program Manager, University Relations In March 2020 we introduced the Research Scholar Program, an effort focused on developing collaborations with new professors and encouraging the formation of long-term relationships with the academic community. In November we opened the inaugural call for proposals for this program, which was received with enthusiastic interest …

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Twitch expands its rules against hate and abuse to include behavior off the platform – TechCrunch

Twitch will start holding its streamers to a higher standard. The company just expanded its hate and harassment policy, specifying more kinds of bad behavior that break its rules and could result in a ban from the streaming service. The news comes as Twitch continues to grapple with reports of abusive behavior and sexual harassment, …

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Google announces a virtual I/O from May 18 to May 20, with registration opening soon; the date was hidden behind a puzzle (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Crunchbase data: global venture funding reached $125B in Q1, up 94% YoY, with an average of nearly two unicorns created every working day  —  In the first quarter of 2021, global venture investments reached $125 billion, a 50 percent increase quarter over quarter and a whopping 94 percent increase year over year, Crunchbase data shows.

Highlights from Berkeley SkyDeck’s virtual demo day – TechCrunch

With 17 startups participating, Berkeley SkyDeck’s Demo Day isn’t the largest cohort we’ve seen by any stretch. The collection of companies is, however, defined by a wide range of focuses, from pioneering diabetes treatments to retrofitting autonomous trucking, curated by the SkyDeck’s small team and a number of advisors. Founded in 2012, the accelerator is …

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