Published On: Wed, Dec 16th, 2020

Daily Crunch: FTC and 48 state AGs sue Facebook

Facebook faces large antitrust lawsuits, DoorDash and C3.ai go open and YouTube announces new choosing misinformation policies. This is your Daily Crunch for Dec 9, 2020.

The large story: FTC and 48 state AGs sue Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission filed an antitrust lawsuit opposite Facebook today, as did 48 attorneys ubiquitous representing 46 states.

They’re apart suits, nonetheless a dual groups concurrent their investigations. Both suits explain that Facebook has behaved illegally when it acquired Instagram and WhatsApp, and that it used a corner energy to conceal competition. The FTC fit also calls for Instagram and WhatsApp to be separate off from a company.

In response, Facebook tweeted, “Years after a FTC privileged a acquisitions, a supervision now wants a do-over with no courtesy for a impact that fashion would have on a broader business village or a people who select a products each day.”

The tech giants

DoorDash, C3.ai ascend in open marketplace debuts — Two American tech unicorns saw their values stand after they began trade today.

YouTube declares fight on US choosing misinformation… a month late — YouTube waited until a “safe harbor” deadline, when audits and recounts contingency be wrapped adult during a state level, to make a set of manners opposite choosing misinformation.

Google CEO says association will examination events heading adult to Dr. Timnit Gebru’s depart — In CEO Sundar Pichai’s memo, he pronounced a association needs to “accept shortcoming for a fact that a distinguished Black, womanlike personality with measureless talent left Google unhappily.”

Startups, appropriation and try capital

Squire, a barbershop tech startup, triples a gratefulness to $250M in latest turn — Squire lifted $59 million in a turn led by Iconiq Capital.

Career Karma raises $10M to bond students to coding bootcamps — The startup is bringing a pick-and-shovel plan to a coding bootcamp world.

Ada Ventures closes initial account during $50M, investing in different founders rebellious society’s problems — A year ago this week, Ada Ventures launched on theatre during TechCrunch Disrupt.

Advice and research from Extra Crunch

Coinbase’s backstory and destiny with ‘Kings of Crypto’ author Jeff John Roberts — “Kings of Crypto” tells a story of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong and a dream of a crypto economy.

As several marketplace unicorns ready IPOs, a VC digs into a information — “Growth trumps all,” says Menlo Ventures partner Venky Ganesan.

How DoorDash and C3.ai can urge their impassioned IPO valuations — An vehement marketplace brings large valuations, stacks of money and high expectations.

(Extra Crunch is a membership program, that aims to democratize information about startups. You can pointer adult here.)

Everything else

Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 as endorsed by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 2) — Here are 9 some-more books (plus one bonus) endorsed by VCs and TechCrunch writers.

Streamers, including Netflix and CBS All Access, hurl out new family-friendly facilities — Netflix announced a rollout of a Kids Activity Report and Family Profiles, while CBS All Access combined a Kids Mode.

TC Sessions: Space 2020 launches subsequent week — We’ll be (virtually) hosting out-of-this-world experts, innovative agencies and bold, boundary-breaking startups.

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