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Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number – TechCrunch

Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number – TechCrunch

Two-factor authentication is good! SMS-based two-factor authentication? Not the best option. After countless tales of people having their phone numbers and inbound SMS hijacked by way of SIM swapping, its clear that SMS just isn’t the right solution for sending people secondary login codes. And yet, for many years, it’s been the mandatory go-to on […]

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests – TechCrunch

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests – TechCrunch

A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost blood tests to point-of-care medical facilities. Unlike Theranos, Truvian Sciences is not claiming that most of its blood tests do not need […]

Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020 – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020 – TechCrunch

Microsoft has announced a vague intention to launch its xCloud game streaming service sometime in 2020, and dropped a double handful of new titles that will arrive on it and the existing Game Pass subscription. It seems that next year will indeed be the opening battle in the streaming wars to come. The announcements came […]

Know your startup’s value so you can communicate it to investors – TechCrunch

Know your startup’s value so you can communicate it to investors – TechCrunch

Blair Silverberg Contributor Blair Silverberg is co-Founder and CEO of Capital, a financial services company using technology to accelerate the fundraising process. Prior to founding Capital, Blair was a principal investor at Draper Fisher Jurvetson where he sourced and managed venture investments during his four-year residency. I’ve always told companies that investors have a much […]

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe – TechCrunch

Chalk up another win for European data protection: Microsoft has announced changes to commercial cloud contracts following privacy concerns raised by European Union data protection authorities. The changes to contactual terms will apply globally and to all its commercial customers — whether public or private sector entity, or large or small business, it said today. […]

Twitter makes its political ad ban official – TechCrunch

Twitter makes its political ad ban official – TechCrunch

The ban on political ads announced by Twitter two weeks ago has come into effect, and the rules are surprisingly simple — perhaps too simple. No political content as they define it may be promoted; candidates, parties, governments or officials, PACs and certain political nonprofit groups are banned from promoting content altogether. The idea intended […]

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Last year at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s enormous annual customer conference, Apple and Salesforce announced the beginnings of a partnership where the two organizations would work together to enhance Salesforce products running on Apple devices. Today, as this year’s Dreamforce conference begins, the companies announced the fruits of that labor with general availability of two new tools […]

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