Get your pitch-off on with our Disrupt Startup Alley companies on upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live

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Disrupt is right around the corner, and this year the show is packed to the brim with incredible panels and conversations, an absolutely stacked Startup Battlefield cohort of companies launching on our stage, investor insights and a virtual expo hall full of exciting new products and services in the Startup Alley. We canโ€™t wait! Literally. …

Recommended Reading: Apple’s inside man with the leakers

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Appleโ€™s double agent Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Motherboard Andrey Shumeyko, known as YRH04E and JVHResearch in online circles, spent years trading secrets in the leak and jailbreak community. He was also sharing what he found with Apple. As Motherboard explains, Shumeyko was collecting “personal information of people who sold stolen iPhone prototypes from China, Apple employees who …

California judge finds Prop 22 gig worker measure unconstitutional

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A California judge has ruled that Proposition 22, the measure that allows companies like Uber and Lyft to keep classifying app-based drivers in the state as independent contractors, is unenforceable and unconstitutional. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Alameda County Superior Court judge Frank Roesch found that Prop 22 illegally “limits the power of a …

Indiaโ€™s Path to SaaS Leadership is Clear, but Challenges Remain

Manav Garg Contributor Manav Garg is CEO and founder of Eka Software Solutions and is founding partner of SaaSboomi and Together Fund. Software as a service is one of the most important sectors in tech today. While its transformative potential was quite clear before the pandemic, the sudden pivot to distributed workforces caused interest in …