Robinhood limits users to a single share of GameStop and other stocks

Robinhood has detailed its latest step in the complex quagmire of market manipulation that is this week’s GameStop hedge fund Reddit army debacle. Users will for the present be limited to holding a single share of GameStop and dozens of other stocks. Several stocks were limited to five shares, and options contracts are likewise limited […]

Extra Crunch roundup: Edtech VC survey, 5 founder mistakes, fintech liquidity, more

Edtech is so widespread, we already need more consumer-friendly nomenclature to describe the products, services and tools it encompasses. I know someone who reads stories to their grandchildren on two continents via Zoom each weekend. Is that “edtech?” Similarly, many Netflix subscribers sought out online chess instructors after watching “The Queen’s Gambit,” but I doubt […]

How Roblox’s creator accelerator helps the gaming giant build new platform opportunities

As Roblox eyes what could be a historic debut on public markets in the coming months, investors who have valued the company at $29.5 billion are certainly eyeing the gaming company’s dedicated and youthful user base — but it’s the 7 million active creators and developers on the Roblox platform that they are likely most […]

Subscription-based pricing is dead: Smart SaaS companies are shifting to usage-based models

Kyle Poyar Contributor Share on Twitter Kyle Poyar is VP of Growth at OpenView. Software buying has evolved. The days of executives choosing software for their employees based on IT compatibility or KPIs are gone. Employees now tell their boss what to buy. This is why we’re seeing more and more SaaS companies — Datadog, […]

Redesigned AirPods, new iPad Pro and iPad mini, more: Could Apple hold a Spring Event this year?

Could there be a Spring Apple Event this year? There is growing evidence that new products are on the way, ranging from new AirPods to a new iPad Pro and more. The event would almost certainly be virtual because of the ongoing pandemic, but there is plenty of precedent for a spring event. Here’s what […]

Tim Cook pens letter to President Biden praising early action on preserving DACA

Apple CEO Tim Cook has penned a letter to US President Joe Biden on behalf of Business Roundtable. In the letter, Cook praises Biden’s swift action on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and says the group looks forward to working together on future issues. more… The post Tim Cook pens letter to President […]

iCircuit 3D app launches as a slick virtual electronics sandbox for iPhone and iPad

Tinkerers, creators, and professionals alike will probably find this new iPhone and iPad app really compelling. iCircuit 3D offers a rich virtualized electronics sandbox making it more seamless than ever to design, test, and tweak your ideas. more… The post iCircuit 3D app launches as a slick virtual electronics sandbox for iPhone and iPad appeared […]

Cable ISP warns “excessive” uploaders, says network can’t handle heavy usage

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Bosca78) Mediacom, a cable company with about 1.4 million Internet customers across 22 states, is telling heavy uploaders to reduce their data usage—even when those users are well below their monthly data caps. Mediacom’s fastest Internet plan offers gigabit download speeds and 50Mbps upload speeds with a monthly data cap […]

‘Frozen’ CG snow and crash-test cadavers offer hints for 60-year-old Russian mystery deaths

The Dyatlov Pass incident is the mother of all cold cases: nine people found dead in 1959, deep in the Ural mountains, under circumstances no one has ever been able to satisfactorily explain. But new research uses simulation techniques from multiple eras to advance what is perhaps the least implausible story of this tragic mystery. […]

Reap big benefits when you attend both TC Early Stage 2021 events

Where can new founders and budding entrepreneurs turn for expert advice to navigate the formative phases of building a startup? Head to TechCrunch Early Stage — a two-day virtual bootcamp that gives early founders (pre-seed through Series A) access to the leading experts across a range of essential entrepreneurial skills. We’re talking dozens of workshops […]