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Writer — TechCrunch
As seen in:  TechCrunch, The Next Web
Covers:  windows, acquisitions, microsoft, earnings, policy, startups, funding, technology
Doesn't Cover: apple


This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest? — Hello and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch's bitcoin podcast. This time around, myself and John Biggs kick over the news that a new bitcoin-facing investment vehicle is getting itself put together and public. Can it help bitcoin achieve greater price stability over time?

Zombie Ridesharing Bill Comes Back To Life In California — A bill designed to regulate ridesharing companies in California is back. State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian has submitted a bill aimed at placing new rules on companies like Uber and Lyft. Assembly Bill 24, however, is incredibly similar to Assembly Bill 612, which failed in committee in 2014.

Dropbox Brings Groups Functionality To Its Business Product — After a multi-month preview, Dropbox today announced that it is generally releasing its groups feature to business customers, along with an API that will allow IT departments to integrate the capability into their normal organizational flow. Groups allows companies that use Dropbox to segment their employee base to quickly assign access to various files and folders.

Analyzing Postmates’ Growth — Postmates, a startup that allows users to order nearly anything in their city and have it delivered in an hour for a fee, is growing quickly. The company's CEO, Bastian Lehmann, tweeted out a graph yesterday detailing how quickly the firm has scaled its delivery service.

Microsoft Turns To Software To Move Hardware — Microsoft announced two new phones yesterday, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. The inexpensive devices are designed to handle global communications, built with dual-SIM slots and the like. They also included something curious: Free Office 365 for a year.

Apple Will Hire Its Contract Security Staff On A Full-Time Basis — Apple will hire its contract security staff on a full-time basis, a decision that continues a nascent trend of technology giants reducing their use of external labor for non-technical roles. Google made a similar move with its security staff late last year. According to a media report, Apple will bring "the majority" of its contractual security staffers in-house.

Physical Keyboards Are Awesome — Ron Miller wrote an article this morning concerning a new Microsoft keyboard announced recently at Mobile World Congress. Miller is not impressed: Microsoft has a little problem and it's time we all admitted it. We have to gather the family in the living room, sit down Microsoft in the comfy chair and have a little heart to heart.

Hello Again, NASDAQ 5,000

Two Semiconductor Companies You Haven’t Heard Of Are Merging In A $40B Deal — What is worth $40 billion, and isn't Uber? The union of NXP Semiconductors, and Freescale Semiconductor. The two companies announced a "definitive agreement" today that will see Freescale shareholders pick up 0.3521 NXP shares and $6.26 in cash for each of their current shares.

White House Drops ‘Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights Act’ Draft — In a late-Friday release, the White House published a draft of its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. You can read the full text here. The bill sets out to, in its own words, "establish baseline protections for individual privacy in the commercial arena and to foster timely, flexible implementations of these protections through enforceable codes of conduct developed by diverse stakeholders."
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Mar 06, 2015

RT @om: Standalone digital camera is going to die soon, thanks to the #iPhone Numbers are right!

Mar 06, 2015

RT @erinscafe: $20 to anyone who gets Donald Trump to tell us about his previous trips to the circus.

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