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Athletes, Sports Executives Send Off David Stern at Memorial Service

Athletes, Sports Executives Send Off David Stern at Memorial Service

A massive audience filled with some of the NBA’s greatest players and the sports industry’s top executives bid farewell to David Stern at a poignant ceremony that focused less on the sport and more on

Google has little choice to be evil or not in today’s fractured internet

Well, we got to January 2nd before the latest angry resignation published by a tech executive on Medium. Today’s installment comes from Ross LaJeunesse, who was head of international relations at
Raptors’ Hollis-Jefferson shows his worth

Raptors’ Hollis-Jefferson shows his worth

DALLAS — Not every pro athlete has that thick skin that can absorb criticism and setback after setback without missing a beat. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is one of those players, and he knows it. So when

Ben Horowitz on shocking rules and dramatic object lessons

Ben Horowitz, co-founder of venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, has a new book out titled “What You Do Is Who You Are,” which takes a look at how to create culture at a company. We sat down with
China Roundup: Tencent’s NBA test, TikTok parent deepens education push

China Roundup: Tencent’s NBA test, TikTok parent deepens education push

Welcome to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of events that happened at major Chinese tech companies and what they mean to tech founders and executives around the world. The talk about U.S.-China
Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company

Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for its decision to
Exclusive -- Rand Paul: LeBron James Should Stand Up for the People in Hong Kong

Exclusive -- Rand Paul: LeBron James Should Stand Up for the People in Hong Kong

Paul said LeBron James should stand up for freedom of speech in Hong Kong, instead of siding with the Chinese Communist regime.
Mad scientist isn’t done just yet … Lowry’s return was a vocal one … Load managment will be a thing again …

Mad scientist isn’t done just yet … Lowry’s return was a vocal one … Load managment will be a thing again …

Nick Nurse always has prided himself on being adaptable. He’s not afraid to try something new, and he’s not afraid to change something when need be. With the return of most of his 2018-19 championship

Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong tweet

Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut
Raptors nab first Christmas Day game since 2001, will face Celtics

Raptors nab first Christmas Day game since 2001, will face Celtics

All it took for the Toronto Raptors to get a second Christmas Day game in 25 years was winning the NBA title. Yes, for the first time since the heyday of Vince Carter and friends in 2001 when the

The dreaded 10x, or, how to handle exceptional employees

The “10x engineer.” Shudder. Wince. I have rarely seen my Twitter feed unite against an idea so loudly, or in such harmony. I refer of course to the thread last month by Accel India’s Shekhar Kirani,
Halifax’s Wigginton living a dream by playing in Raptors jersey

Halifax’s Wigginton living a dream by playing in Raptors jersey

LAS VEGAS – The Raptors brought some East Coast flavour to Summer League in the form of Dartmouth, N.S., native Lindell Wigginton. The 21-year-old guard is playing for the team in the hopes of
Woz Vegas: Anunoby will get chance to shine with Leonard gone

Woz Vegas: Anunoby will get chance to shine with Leonard gone

LAS VEGAS — One door has closed, but another has opened for the Raptors. You might have heard that Kawhi Leonard has gone home, but that likely means promising forward OG Anunoby will return to the
UnitedMasters releases iPhone app for DIY cross-service music distribution

UnitedMasters releases iPhone app for DIY cross-service music distribution

Alphabet-backed UnitedMasters, the music label distribution startup and record label alternative that offers artists 100% ownership of everything they create, launched its iPhone app today. The iPhone
How startups can make influencer marketing work on a budget

How startups can make influencer marketing work on a budget

Influencer Marketing has ballooned into a $25 billion industry, yet many marketing managers are left confused by this, because for them, it’s really not delivering the results to justify the hype...

Toronto Raptors founder brings Bird scooters to Canada as a platform partner

Bird’s somewhat weird but also very clever global expansion model is to let others handle it, and one of those others is bringing their service online this month. Bird Canada, which is a wholly
Kawhi ‘seriously considering re-signing’ with Raptors

Kawhi ‘seriously considering re-signing’ with Raptors

Everyone wants Kawhi. With NBA free agency quickly approaching, everyone is doing whatever they can to land Raptors star Kawhi Leonard, a two-time NBA finals MVP. Leonard is “seriously considering
The half-Japanese, half-Beninese Rui Hachimura is the future of basketball

The half-Japanese, half-Beninese Rui Hachimura is the future of basketball

The Washington Wizards selected Rui Hachimura with the ninth pick in the 2019 NBA draft.
Raptors fans express love for Kawhi

Raptors fans express love for Kawhi

Stay in Toronto, Kawhi! Hundreds of thousands of overjoyed Raptors fans endured long waits to cheer on their championship team at Monday’s parade which slowly meandered from Exhibition Place to Nathan

Apple snuck a Raptors tribute into its Canadian home page

The Toronto Raptors won the 2019 NBA Championship last night, which is probably not news to you if you’re A) Canadian (like me) or B) a basketball fan. But unless you’re starting your Friday off