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Techs 5 biggest players now worth $3 trillion

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor: Salesforce marches steadily toward $10B run rate goal Equity podcast: Ubers losses, Clouderas IPO and the biggest e-commerce acquisition ever Techs most valuable players today crossed the $3 trillion aggregate market cap mark according to Google Finance data. Its a feat that marks a new threshold for tech amidst the current…

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Run your startup the Toyota way

Toyota is known for its manufacturing efficiency. Weve probably all heard that if a worker on the Camry line sees a problem, they have the authority to stop the line and address it. At the end of the day, teams meet to discuss what went wrong and what fixes actually fixed things. Its called the Toyota Production System, or TPS, and, like any tech cult, its got lots of lingo…

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Elon Musk clarifies that AI regulation should follow observation and insight

Elon Musk made headlines over the weekend with comments calling for government controls around artificial intelligence, which he has said repeatedly he believes is an existential threat to humanity if left unchecked. Musk was at the International Space Station R&D conference today, and during a fireside chat explained more about his views on the matter in response to an audience member question. Musk clarified that he envisions a government agency…

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Working parents face rising holiday childcare costs – BBC News

In England, the majority of local authorities either do not have or don’t know if they have enough summer childcare provision available. And private and voluntary sector holiday clubs are 22% more expensive than those run by local councils. In England the average cost of six weeks of holiday childcare per child is 748, leaving parents “on the ropes” the Family and Childcare Trust said. Image caption Alison Arlott says…

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Desktop Metal gets $115 million in funding to deliver metal 3D printing for manufacturing

Desktop Metal has already earned a number of fans with its 3D printed metal technology Lowes, Caterpillar and BMW were all among its earliest clients. As first noted by CNBC, the Massachusetts-based startup is also getting some healthy monetary support, adding $115 million of venture funds to its coffers this week. The Series D features a number of high profile names, including New Enterprise Associates, GV (formerly Google Ventures), GE…

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