Mavenir CEO: ‘Operators need alternatives to the traditional vendors’

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Mavenir CEO: ‘Operators need alternatives to the traditional vendors’Mavenir announces availability of 4G/5G open RAN solution This week Richardson, Texas-based vendor Mavenir announced the “launch and availability” of a 4G- and 5G-compatible virtualized radio access network solution based on open interfaces developed by the O-RAN Alliance, a cross-industry group of carriers, vendors and other specialists […]

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IPOs are the beginning, not the end

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IPOs are the beginning, not the endEarlier this month at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, we sat down with Box’s Aaron Levie and PagerDuty’s Jennifer Tejada to discuss their respective companies’ paths to an IPO, the general IPO landscape and the pros and cons of going public. With a lot of recent IPOs faltering and increased […]

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HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block

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HuffPost is reportedly on the auction blockLate last night the Financial Times reported that HuffPost, arguably one of the crown jewels of Verizon Media Group’s remaining network of media properties (which includes TechCrunch), is up for sale. Verizon has been shedding media properties in a retreat from the strategy that it had begun to execute […]

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MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio

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MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolioPopular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chief executive Tim Livingston last week when he rebuffed earlier reports that the company would shut down amid an ongoing […]

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The new iPhone is ugly

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The new iPhone is uglyI’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to phones. Everyone scoffs at my iPhone SE, but the truth is it’s the best phone Apple ever made — a beautiful, well designed object in just about every way. But damn is the iPhone 11 Pro […]

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Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other users

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Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other usersMercedes-Benz car owners have said that the app they used to remotely locate, unlock and start their cars was displaying other people’s account and vehicle information. TechCrunch spoke to two customers who said the Mercedes-Benz’ connected car app was pulling in information from other accounts and […]

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Startups Weekly: The unicorn from down under, an Uber TV show and All Raise’s expansion

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Startups Weekly: The unicorn from down under, an Uber TV show and All Raise’s expansionHello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Revel, a […]

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HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phone

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HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phoneWhatever you might say about HTC (and believe me, there’s plenty to say), at least the company takes some fascinating chance. As newly minted CEO Yves Maitre admitted to me at Disrupt a couple of weeks back, the once mighty smartphone giant has lost the thread in recent years. But […]

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