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Apply now for Include Office Hours with First Round Capital!

TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening this October 10th! Phin Barnes and Bill Trenchard from First Round Capital in San Francisco will join TechCrunch to provide valuable advice and feedback to startups. 405 more words


Introducing the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund

TechCrunch is excited to formally announce a new addition to our competition — the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund.

The Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premier startup competition… 377 more words


There's a new platform for tech companies to manage unconscious bias

Unconscious biases can play a role in what type of people get hired, promoted and fired in the workplace. Unfortunately, we all have unconscious biases. Though, some have more problematic (racist and/or sexist) ones than others. 303 more words


U.S. Department of Labor sues Palantir for racial discrimination

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Palantir Technologies, the software and data analysis company contracted by the federal government, for alleged racial discrimination against Asian people in its hiring and selection processes. 373 more words


Edie Windsor coding scholarship selects 40 LGBTQ women to learn how to code

There’s a shortage of people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community in tech — not because they lack skill, but because they lack equal opportunity. 462 more words


Police are increasingly using social media surveillance tools

We’re approaching a level of social unrest that we haven’t seen since the days of the Civil Rights movement. That means law enforcement agencies are trying to figure out how to manage and circumvent the unrest — a lot of which has resulted from the police killings of unarmed black people — through surveillance. 617 more words


You're Invited To The Inaugural io9/Kotaku Ball

(Source: cosplay.kotaku.com)

Do you like to cosplay? Do you like free food, free drinks, dancing and the chance to win prizes? And will you be in New York City for Comic-Con in early October? 187 more words