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Daily Crunch: Goldman Sachs calls for diverse boards

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1. Goldman Sachs says it won’t take startups public without at least one’ diverse’ director; it should go further

CEO David Solomon told CNBC that beginning this year, Goldman will no longer make fellowships public if they don’t have at least one “diverse” member on its board of directors.

Some will, perhaps rightly, picture the advertisement as little more than marketing. After all, it’s already widely viewed as unacceptable for a company to go public without at least one female board member and preferably far more diversity than that.

2. London’s Met Police switchings on live facial recognition, flying in face of human rights concerns

The deployment comes after a multi-year period of trials by the Met and police in South Wales. The Met says its use of the contentious technology will be targeted to “specific locations … where intelligence hints we are most likely to locate serious offenders.”

3. Sonos clarifies how unsupported devices will be treated

If you use a Zone Player, Connect, first-generation Play: 5, CR200, Bridge or pre-2 015 Connect: Amp, Sonos is still going to drop support for those maneuvers. But at least the company is backing away from its initial decision that your entire ecosystem of Sonos inventions would stop receiving updates, as well.

4. Meet the B2B videoconferencing startup that’s gone crazy for online dating

Eyeson’s website brags” no downloads , no slowdown , no hassle” video calls. But when TechCrunch came across founder Andreas Kropfl last December, sloping hard-handed in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin, he was most keen to talk about something else only: video dating.

5. Layoffs hit Q& A startup Quora

Quora, the 10 -year-old question-and-answer company based in Mountain View, is laying off staff in its Bay Area and New York powers. CEO Adam D’Angelo did not disclose the scale of the layoffs.

6. As SaaS stocks placed new records, Atlassian’s earnings picture there’s still room to grow

Atlassian reported earnings after-hours yesterday and the market promptly pushed the market share up by more than 10%. Alex Wilhelm explores why.( Extra Crunch membership expected .)

7. Wikipedia now has more than 6 million sections in English

The feat, which comes roughly 19 times after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together, ” said Ryan Merkley, chief of staff at Wikimedia, the nonprofit organization that operates the online encyclopedia.

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