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Only 48 hours left: Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin

The action you take within the next 48 hours could change your life. That’s how much time you have left to apply to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield , our world-renowned pitch competition, which takes place at  Disrupt Berlin 2018  on November 29-30. The application deadline expires on August 20th at 9 p.m. PST. Don’t waste another minute — apply right here, right now . TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is the stuff of Silicon Valley legend. Some of today’s biggest names in tech launched their early-stage startup in our premier pitch competition. Companies like Vurb, Dropbox, Mint, Yammer, TripIt and more. Since 2007, more than 750 companies have competed (and now form our alumni community), collectively raised $8 billion in funding and generated 102 exits. Not. Too. Shabby.

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Internet infrastructure companies like web hosts, registrars, and CDNs were right to largely remain neutral in Infowars-like debates, civil rights…

Glenn Fleishman / Fortune : Internet infrastructure companies like web hosts, registrars, and CDNs were right to largely remain neutral in Infowars-like debates, civil rights experts say   —  Once silent on InfoWars, the controversial media outlet that publishes viral conspiracy theories, consumer-facing media companies like YouTube …

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Twitter’s actions to limit third-party apps illustrate the company’s indecisiveness, which sources say stems from Jack Dorsey’s cautious leadership…

Casey Newton / The Verge : Twitter's actions to limit third-party apps illustrate the company's indecisiveness, which sources say stems from Jack Dorsey's cautious leadership style   —  What the Alex Jones controversy and its move to limit third-party apps have in common  —  Why does Twitter move so slowly?

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Reports: as Google considers return to China, Sundar Pichai talks about potential positive impact, while Sergey Brin, who led 2010 pullout, now sounds…

Ellen Huet / Bloomberg : Reports: as Google considers return to China, Sundar Pichai talks about potential positive impact, while Sergey Brin, who led 2010 pullout, now sounds neutral   —  Mozilla, another progressive U.S. internet player, ceded moral high ground to stay in China  —  Google executives admitted …

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Sources: as Google considers return to China, Sundar Pichai talks about potential positive impact, while Sergey Brin, who led 2010 pullout, now sounds…

Ellen Huet / Bloomberg : Sources: as Google considers return to China, Sundar Pichai talks about potential positive impact, while Sergey Brin, who led 2010 pullout, now sounds neutral   —  Mozilla, another progressive U.S. internet player, ceded moral high ground to stay in China  —  Google executives admitted …

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