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Taking Tesla private, WeWork and Uber earnings, and what happened to crypto

Hello and welcome back to  Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a corker. We had Alex Wilhelm in-studio with our guest Minal Hasan , founder of K2 Global , and TechCrunch’s Danny Chriton jumped in from New York to help the crew dig through the biggest and best stuff from the last seven days. It’s been busy, to say the least. First, we took a look at the Elon-Musk-taking-Tesla-private-situation , which has kept Markets Twitter in suspense for days. We didn’t really get to talk about the Grimes-Azealia Banks stuff , but, hey, stay in your lane and what not. Don’t forget that the latest Tesla upheaval comes on the heels of the firm’s pretty good earnings report . Next, we took a look at earnings. Not of public companies, mind, but two unicorns that have become so large as to require regular financial disclosure. So, we took a peek into what Uber and WeWork had cooking. In short: WeWork loses a lot of money , and despite its impressive growth we have some concerns; Uber loses a lot of money , but due to its impressive growth our group was (on average) not too worried. Put into simple terms, WeWork’s long-term lease situation has us worried, while Uber’s losses compared to its net revenue seem kinda alright given other financial metrics. Place your own bets, of course. Moving along we took a dig into the NIO IPO , which you probably haven’t heard about yet

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Come watch the Equity podcast record live at Disrupt SF 2018

Disrupt SF is right around the corner, which means startupland is prepping to congregate once again in the city for another epic run of investors, startups and celebrities. This year, Disrupt is heading to Moscone West, so the event will be bigger and better than ever. And I have some good news for you. Initialized Capital’s Garry Tan  will join  Connie Loizos and Alex Wilhelm live on the Showcase Stage at 3 pm on Thursday, September 6, to dig through the latest, greatest and worst from the world of venture capital. That’s right, you can come to Disrupt and watch us sit on tall stools holding mics while we talk about the week’s money news in front of a bustling crowd of onlookers. Live tapings are fun because we can’t run the intro a second time if we mess it up. So come on down and hang out with us. Alex may even wear a shirt with buttons. And it gets better. If you want to obtain a discounted ticket to Disrupt (and why wouldn’t you?), head to the ticket page  and use the code “EQUITY” to get 15 percent off. Come for Equity and stay to see Aileen Lee, Reid Hoffman, Drew Houston, Anne Wojcicki, Arlan Hamilton, Ashton Kutcher, Mike Judge and so very many more people you’ve heard of on the Disrupt stage. To whet your appetite until the big show begins, click  here  to see the full agenda. It’s a good one. See you at Disrupt! For more Equity, head here to catch our latest episode.   Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on  Apple Podcasts ,  Overcast , Pocket Casts, Downcast and all the casts.

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Analysis of InfoWars Twitter content shows videos that led to YouTube and other bans were still live, while other tweets showed more Twitter rules…

Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney : Analysis of InfoWars Twitter content shows videos that led to YouTube and other bans were still live, while other tweets showed more Twitter rules violations   —  Why Facebook,YouTube and Apple are removing InfoWars content  —  Twitter's vice president for trust and safety, Del Harvey …

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Report: Apple Pay has an estimated 38M active users in the US and 215M globally, which equates to 31% of the active iPhone base compared to 25% a year…

Gene Munster / Loup Ventures : Report: Apple Pay has an estimated 38M active users in the US and 215M globally, which equates to 31% of the active iPhone base compared to 25% a year ago   —  There's hope for the digital wallet.  Despite 5 plus years of announcements from Google, Samsung, PayPal, Venmo, Square, Stripe …

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Taxfix, a Berlin-based developer of a mobile assistant to help file tax returns, raises $13M Series A led by Valar Ventures for international…

Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch : Taxfix, a Berlin-based developer of a mobile assistant to help file tax returns, raises $13M Series A led by Valar Ventures for international expansion   —  Taxfix, the Berlin-based startup that has developed a mobile assistant to help you file your tax return, has closed $13 million in Series A funding.

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Sources: Tesla’s board to meet with advisers to discuss Musk’s take-private proposal; source: Musk previously talked with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign…

CNBC : Sources: Tesla's board to meet with advisers to discuss Musk's take-private proposal; source: Musk previously talked with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund   —  - The Tesla board is taking Elon Musk's offer to take the company private at $420-per-share seriously and may tell Musk to recuse himself …

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Trustwave releases Social Mapper, an open source tool using facial recognition to find people’s social profiles at scale, says it will help ethical…

Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo : Trustwave releases Social Mapper, an open source tool using facial recognition to find people's social profiles at scale, says it will help ethical hackers   —  Security researchers released a tool this week that lets you collect social media profiles of a massive amount of people using face recognition.

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Facebook says it will begin removing 3D gun making instructions from its platform, following a temporary federal ruling banning distribution of…

Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News : Facebook says it will begin removing 3D gun making instructions from its platform, following a temporary federal ruling banning distribution of tutorials   —  Facebook is banning from its platform sites that host digital blueprints to make guns on 3D printers, BuzzFeed News has learned.

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TaskUs, an outsourcing startup that moderates content and more using its 11,000 employees, raises $250M from Blackstone Group at a $500M valuation…

Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch : TaskUs, an outsourcing startup that moderates content and more using its 11,000 employees, raises $250M from Blackstone Group at a $500M valuation   —  TaskUs, the business process outsourcing service that moderates content, annotates information and handles back office customer support …

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