Equity Monday: Stock market woes, vertical SaaS, and WeWork gets serious
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Good morning friends, and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if you’ve listened to the show over the years don’t worry — we’re not changing what we’ve always done. (Here’s last week’s episode with Danny Crichton, in which we talked about Kleiner…

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The Biggest Problems With Bluetooth Audio Are About to Be Fixed
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Illustration: Adam Clark Estes (Gizmodo)Although used for everything from lightbulbs, to video game controllers, to RC toys, audio remains the most popular use for Bluetooth, powering the endless array of wireless headphones flooding the market. So as we move into the next decade the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is introducing some key upgrades to the…

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These Sonos Products Will Stop Receiving Updates in May
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Image: SonosSonos—the audio brand primarily known for its line of wireless multi-room speakers, music streaming devices, and smart speakers—announced today that it plans to drop support for several of its oldest devices in May, 2020. The full list of deprecated devices is:Sonos BridgeSonos Connect and Connect:Amp (includes all versions released 2006 between 2015)Sonos CR200 controller…

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Here are the six startups in Betaworks’ new Audiocamp
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Back in September, Betaworks put out a call for startups to participate in its latest “camp,” this one focused on audio. Danika Laszuk, the head of Betaworks Camp, told me at the time that the startup studio was looking for companies that are trying to build “audio-first” experiences for smart speakers and wireless headphones, or…

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TCL’s new soundbar uses reflectors for more immersive Dolby Atmos audio
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During its CES 2020 keynote today, TCL announced the Alto 9 Plus Dolby Atmos soundbar, which is among the first to offer full integration with Roku TV televisions. If you own a Roku TV, you can control the soundbar using the TV’s remote, but you can also dig into advanced settings and switch between audio…

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Trump says weed is hurting your IQ in leaked audio
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President Donald Trump stares into the sun without protection to look at the partial solar eclipse in Aug. 2017. Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images By Tim Marcin2020-01-28 16:56:10 UTC President Donald Trump is obsessed with IQ — has been for years — and he’s convinced smoking weed knocks you down few points.  Vice published…

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