Edovo raises $9 million to provide incarcerated people with tablet-based education

Edovo, a tablet-based education startup for incarcerated people, has raised $9 million from Impact Engine, Lumina Foundation, Kapor Capital and others. Edovo works with facilities to bring in secure wireless...

Twitter will publicize rules around abuse to test if behavior changes

As part of Twitter’s efforts to rid its platform of abuse and hate, the company is teaming up with researchers Susan Benesch, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center...

How big money can drive diversity in venture capital

Sharon Wienbar Contributor More posts by this contributor How to recruit, hire and retain female engineers How To Hire Female Engineers The world’s largest asset manager just called for more corporate responsibility in governance. Twenty-one...

Cisco commits $50 million to end homelessness in Silicon Valley

Homelessness in Santa Clara County has gotten worse, with the overall homeless population increasing 13 percent to 7,394 in 2017 over the course of two years. That puts Santa Clara’s...

Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very...

Apple responds to Senator Franken’s Face ID privacy concerns

Apple has now responded to a letter from Senator Franken last month in which he asked the company to provide more information about the incoming Face...

Apple diversity head Denise Young Smith apologizes for controversial choice of words at summit

Apple’s Denise Young Smith sent an apology to team members at Apple today over comments she made at the One Young World Summit in Bogotá,...

Twitter users join 24 boycott to protest online harassment

A number of Twitter users are joining in a 24 hour boycott of the platform today, organized around the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter, to draw attention to...

Tech leaders weigh in on diversity, inclusion and sexual harassment on stage at Disrupt

 At TechCrunch Disrupt SF last month, themes around diversifying the tech industry emerged in both in panels explicitly about those challenges and in unexpected places too. We’ve collected some of...

Meet Catherine Ulrich, FirstMark Capital’s newest partner

FirstMark Capital is one of the most successful early-stage VCs in New York city. With investments in Airbnb, Frame.io, Kinsa, InVision, and Brooklinen, among many...

APLICATIONS

New skin patch tests your sweat to keep tabs on your...

Have you ever wished sweat could be more than just a drippy annoyance? Researchers have been working on a new skin patch that...