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Human Capital: A timeline of Uber and Lyft’s fight against AB 5 and Pinterest’s fall from grace

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we look at all things labor and diversity, equity and inclusion. This week, Uber and Lyft’s legal battle against a California law pertaining to

With a new general partner and without Alexis Ohanian, Initialized Capital garners $230 million for fund five

Initialized Capital, the early-stage venture firm that got its start inside of Y Combinator almost a decade ago and spun out of the organization roughly five years later, has closed

NASA and SpaceX target October 23 for first operational astronaut launch

NASA and SpaceX have set a specific target date for Crew-1, the first operational crewed mission for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. Crew-1 will carry astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Oliver, Mike
Travel startups cry foul over what Google’s doing with their data

Travel startups cry foul over what Google’s doing with their data

As the antitrust drumbeat continues to pound on tech giants, with Reuters reporting comments today from the US Justice Department that it’s moving “full-tilt” on an investigation of platform giants

Eliminate DevOps waste with Japanese management practices

Liran Haimovitch Contributor Share on Twitter Co-founder and CTO of Rookout, Liran is an award-winning cybersecurity practitioner and writer who advocates for modern software methodologies. Across the board, industries need

Warner Music acquires IMGN, a social media publishing platform, for under $100M

It’s a whole new playing field these days for music labels and publishers, and today one of the big three made an acquisition to help it sharpen up its strategy
Facebook tests TikTok-style video format on its main app in India

Facebook tests TikTok-style video format on its main app in India

Facebook is going all in on short-form videos. After flirting with the idea in Lasso, a TikTok-clone it tested in select markets, and adding a similar feature to Instagram recently,
Pinterest employees are walking out today in light of discrimination allegations

Pinterest employees are walking out today in light of discrimination allegations

Pinterest employees are walking out today to demand change at the company. The walkout is directly in response to recent accusations of racial and gender discrimination at Pinterest. Organizers of

Thirty Madison raises $47 million for its direct to consumer treatments of hair loss, migraines, and indigestion

Thirty Madison, the New York-based startup developing a range of direct to consumer treatments for hair loss, migraines, and chronic indigestion, has raised $47 million in new financing. After last
A beginner’s guide to diversity, equity and inclusion

A beginner’s guide to diversity, equity and inclusion

After Minneapolis police killed George Floyd and the subsequent racial justice uprising, many people in tech shouted from the rooftops that “Black Lives Matter,” despite having subpar representation of Black