T2D3 Software Update: Welcoming the Founder to CEO (F2C) Journey

Neeraj Agrawal Contributor More posts by this contributor It’s been four years since TechCrunch published my blog post The SaaS Adventure, which introduced the concept of a “T2D3” roadmap to help SaaS companies scale — and, as an aside, explored how well my mom understood my job as an “adventure capitalist.” The piece detailed seven…

These Startups Are Building Tools to Keep an Eye on AI

In January, Liz O’Sullivan wrote a letter to her boss at artificial intelligence startup Clarifai, asking him to set ethical limits on its Pentagon contracts. WIRED had previously revealed that the company worked on a controversial project processing drone imagery.O’Sullivan urged CEO Matthew Zeiler to pledge the company would not contribute to the development of…

Boeing reveals regret over ex-pilot’s messages on 737 Max software application – The Straits Times

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – Boeing Co said on Sunday (Oct 20) that it regrets and understands concerns raised by the release of a former Boeing test pilot’s internal instant messages noting erratic software behaviour two years before deadly crashes of its 737 Max jet. The world’s largest planemaker, plunged into a fresh crisis over the safety…

Demodesk scores $2.3M seed for sales-focused online meetings

Demodesk, an early-stage startup that wants to change how sales meetings are conducted online, announced a $2.3 million seed investment today. Investors included GFC, FundersClub, Y Combinator, Kleiner Perkins and an unnamed group of angel investors. The company was a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 cohort. CEO and co-founder Veronika Riederle says that…

Pixel 4 owners can arrange updates to install overnight

Update: Turns out that this isn’t new to the Pixel 4, and was actually first reported back in February by Android Police. In the hubbub of finding new Pixel 4 features, we conflated this one with that launched on this phone. Our apologies! The existing story, which applies to any phone running Play Service 15…

What IBM Pays H-1B Software Engineers and Developers

What does IBM pay its H-1B workers? That’s a good question, given how critics of the H-1B system insist that the major tech companies use the visa to import workers from overseas at cheaper prices. For the purposes of this analysis, we used the H-1B Salary Database, which indexes Labor Condition Application (LCA) disclosure data…