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Armed with $26 million in funding, this cybersecurity company will monitor client data on the deep web

The CEO of a San Francisco cybersecurity company says it's difficult to stand out in the increasingly crowded market for helping businesses monitor their digital risks. The company just raised another $26 million in [Read entire story]

Will this federal bill put cracks in tech’s shield against liability for users’ speech?

Will a federal bill be the beginning of tech companies becoming more liable for the speech on their platforms? It could become the next big hot-button issue between the tech sector and Congress. [Read entire story]

Will this federal bill put cracks in tech’s shield against liability for users’ speech?

Will a federal bill be the beginning of tech companies becoming more liable for the speech on their platforms? It could become the next big hot-button issue between the tech sector and Congress. [Read entire story]

Why this former Salesforce executive came out of retirement to be a startup CEO

Linda Crawford had retired after spending more than 20 years at customer-centric tech companies, but she came back to work to check one more thing off her list: Being CEO and helping other women reach for the same goal. [Read entire story]

Exclusive: San Francisco tries to help gig workers with new online toolkit – and make sure they register as businesses

San Francisco is putting resources for freelance and gig-economy workers in one place online. It's a move the city hopes will help the workers find the support they need - and remind them to register as a business with [Read entire story]

Tech vs. hate: Social media giants and other firms take on the extremists

Tech firms are increasingly taking "hate speech" by supremacists and other extremists off their platforms, venturing into territory they've long avoided. [Read entire story]

Controversial San Francisco juicer maker shuts down sales

San Francisco-based juicer maker Juicero is shutting down sales immediately after challenges with lowering the $400 machine’s price point. The news comes several months after Bloomberg reported that squeezing the [Read entire story]

Judge sends Benchmark Capital lawsuit against former Uber CEO to arbitration

The lawsuit brought by Uber Technologies Inc. investor Benchmark Capital against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick over alleged fraud will go to arbitration as Kalanick requested, a Delaware judge ruled Wednesday. The [Read entire story]

Meg Whitman may be Uber’s next CEO after saying she didn’t want the job

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. CEO Meg Whitman is reportedly back in the running for the empty CEO seat at Uber Technologies Inc. after saying one month ago on Twitter that she would not take the job. General Electric's [Read entire story]

On-demand tech repair company raises $25 million to fix more devices on the fly

On-demand phone repair company CellSavers is rebranding as Puls after raising $25 million to help it expand to other tech repairs and installations. [Read entire story]

Uber investor Benchmark Capital sues former CEO Kalanick for fraud

Benchmark Capital is suing Uber and its former CEO Travis Kalanick for fraud, alleging Kalanick worked to "increase his power over Uber for his own selfish ends" in attempts to wrest back control of the board to mount a [Read entire story]

Why this Argentinian software maker is opening a U.S. headquarters here

Argentina-based Belatrix is opening a U.S. headquarters in Redwood City this month. It seeks to grow from two employees to as much as 80 in the 18 months. [Read entire story]

GM’s Cruise self-driving car unit takes step toward competing against Uber, Lyft

San Francisco-based Cruise's service lets its employees hail the company's autonomous vehicles in the city anytime. [Read entire story]

Former Pixar CTO talks about why it takes creativity to make a chatbot work

A growing number of companies are turning to San Francisco-based PullString to power their chatbots and interactions with consumers as digital assistants grow in popularity. PullString CEO Oren Jacob is using lessons [Read entire story]

Reddit raises $200 million for new $1.8 billion valuation

Social news website Reddit raised $200 million for a new $1.8 billion valuation, with plans to redesign its homepage and add other features. The new funding will help "expedite a number of internal product and business [Read entire story]

Lyft adds former Obama White House adviser to its board

Ride-hailing company Lyft added former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to its board, touting her experience working on urban transportation issues. Jarrett will be Lyft's ninth board member. She was senior adviser to [Read entire story]

Would more diversity among venture capitalists help end tech’s harassment problem?

As issues of harassment and discrimination in tech are brought to light, what steps can venture capitalists take to create change? [Read entire story]

WalkMe runs with $75 million for new deals, staff expansion

The funding round gives the San Francisco-based startup room to consider additional acquisitions and add staff. [Read entire story]

Here’s how much early-career salaries can differ at San Francisco tech companies

The Bay Area is known for its high-profile tech brands that pay mega bucks for top talent — but new data shows paychecks can vary greatly for early-career employees depending on which tech business they join. Workers [Read entire story]

Lyft starts working on autonomous vehicle technology

Lyft is developing autonomous vehicle technology in a new office in Palo Alto, the ride-hailing company said Friday. Developing its own technology will be core to Lyft’s business, Lyft vice president of engineering [Read entire story]