Parler returns from limbo, Uber lobbies Europe and now we have extra particulars about Notion’s outage. That is your Each day Crunch for February 15, 2021.
The large story: Parler is again on-line
The social community identified for its far-right consumer base was dropped by infrastructure supplier Amazon Net Companies for posts advocating violence. Now it’s back online, albeit with all previous posts and content material eliminated for causes which are at the moment unclear.
The corporate says the brand new web site is constructed with “sustainable, unbiased expertise and never reliant on so-called ‘Huge Tech’ for its operations.”
Along with a brand new web site, Parler additionally has a brand new chief govt. Following the ouster of John Matze, Parler is now led by interim CEO Mark Meckler, founding father of the Tea Celebration Patriots — one of many teams concerned in organizing the January 6 pro-Trump demonstration that changed into a storming of the U.S. Capitol.
The tech giants
Uber lobbies for ‘Prop 22’-style gig work standards in the EU — The ride-hailing and on-demand meals supply large has revealed a white paper during which it lobbies European policymakers for what it describes as a “new customary” for platform work.
GM unveils a refreshed Chevy Bolt EV and its bigger, yet compact crossover sibling — The brand new automobiles share a lot of the identical DNA however have their very own distinct variations.
Google slapped in France over misleading hotel star ratings — Google has agreed to pay a €1.1 million high-quality over deceptive star scores for inns.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
Notion’s hours-long outage was caused by phishing complaints — With the corporate’s area offline, customers have been unable to entry their information, calendars and paperwork.
Delivery company goPuff is in talks to acquire the UK’s Fancy — Fancy has a strikingly related mannequin to its potential purchaser, main some to explain it as a mini goPuff.
Private equity firm Marlin snatches up e-commerce optimization platform Lengow — For retailers utilizing Lengow, the platform is the glue that makes all of the transferring components of e-commerce stick collectively.
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Every thing else
Examining the ‘pipeline problem’ — An AI Now researcher analyzes the historical past behind a standard excuse for the shortage of variety in tech.
India lifts restrictions on mapping and surveying to help local firms — The Indian authorities stated native companies will not want a license or different permission to gather, generate, retailer and share geospatial knowledge of the nation.
Meet the Black Female Founders from TC Include at TC Sessions: Justice 2021 — Don’t miss your probability to fulfill some founders at the moment collaborating in TechCrunch’s Embody program.
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