Kleiner Perkins gets back to early-stage with its $600M 18th fund

“KP used be a small team doing hands-on company building. We’re moving away from being this institution with multiple products and really just focusing on early stage venture capital” Kleiner Perkins partner Ilya Fushman tells me. 47 years after its founding, the...

Net neutrality appeal: Listen live to courtroom action

Listen to oral arguments in the Mozilla v. FCC case challenging the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, from the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC. Also read: FCC’s Ajit Pai says Congress was right not to restore net neutrality https://cnet.co/2WqJhbw...

Twitter cuts off API access to follow/unfollow spam dealers

Notification spam ruins social networks, diluting the real human interaction. Desperate to gain an audience, users pay services to rapidly follow and unfollow tons of people in hopes that some will follow them back. The services can either automate this process or...

Houzz resets user passwords after data breach

Houzz, a $4 billion-valued home improvement startup that recently laid off 10 percent of its staff, has admitted a data breach. A reader contacted TechCrunch on Thursday with a copy of an email sent by the company. It doesn’t say much — such as when the breach...