11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week


This week’s tech news saw the latest from from Uber, Spotify and the tech IPO market. TechCrunch also covered the Sony Pictures hack, the girls who used code to light the White House Christmas trees and Tinder’s new competitor. Here are our best stories from this week (11/29-12/5).

1. Uber announced it raised another 1.2 billion in funding, at a $40 billion valuation.

2. Spotify showed us what we’ve listened to throughout the year with its individualized Year In Review application that grabs your 2014 data and highlights.

3. Alex Wilhelm analyzed more of the tech IPO market, posing the question of whether the public market will welcome a company with expanding losses or not.

4. At its annual shareholder’s meeting, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chairman John Thompson fielded a series of questions about diversity within the company. Nadella emphasized the importance of inclusiveness and stated that diversity was…

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