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Arduino developers get extra support as Codeanywhere acquires Codebender

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Codeanywhere, a cross platform cloud IDE for creating web apps and sites has acquired Codebender, another cloud IDE that enables users to develop for Arduino devices. This is Codeanywhere’s first ...

Verizon closes $4.5B acquisition of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer resigns [Memo]

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It’s now official. After shareholder approval last week, Verizon today announced that it has finally closed its acquisition of Yahoo, which it plans to combine with its AOL assets into ...

Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M

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Snapchat’s newest feature Snap Map is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bought Zenly for between $250 million and $350 million ...

SoFi applies to be a bank

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In May, SoFi CEO Michael Cagney told TechCrunch the company would be applying for a bank charter “in the next month.” Well, it’s about a month later, and — surprise!

Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO

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Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equity firm TPG, with a deal valuing the media company around $5.7 billion post-money. Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice ...

Wonderschool gets $2M to help solve America’s childcare quandary

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In the U.S., childcare presents a nerve-wracking quagmire for parents. It’s expensive—almost a fifth of American families spend more than a quarter of their income on childcare—but that doesn’t mean ...

Gillmor Gang: Emotional Healing

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The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, June 9, 2017. Enterprise Gang’s Denis Pombriant joins the Keith Gang for a vigorous ...

Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon

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The future of retail will be a combination of both online e-commerce and a brick-and-mortar retail presence – as recent moves from both Walmart and Amazon have shown, including today’s ...

Tesla hires deep learning expert Andrej Karpathy to lead Autopilot vision

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Tesla has hired deep learning and computer vision expert Andrej Karpathy in a key Autopilot role, Karpathy most recently held a role as a researcher at OpenAI, the artificial intelligence ...

Justin Kan confirms $10.5 million in funding for his legal tech startup Atrium LTS

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In April we reported that Justin.tv founder and Y Combinator alum Justin Kan had assembled a team to “disrupt the legal industry” and was raising $10 million to do so.

Uber"€™s board is discussing a leave of absence for Travis Kalanick; will Garrett Camp replace him?

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According to a variety of media reports, Uber’s board is meeting in Los Angeles today in what may be the most critical sit-down in the company’s eight-year history. The biggest ...

500 Startups closes $35M Japan fund with the backing of the Japanese government

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500 Startups has announced the close of its fund for Japan, more than 18 months after it was first unveiled. The effort is backed by the Japanese government, which has ...

SmellPGH lets you report weird smells in Pittsburgh

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Today in odd apps I present SmellPGH, an app that lets you report weird smells in Pittsburgh. Why would you do this, you ask? Well hold on. “If you smell ...

Apple just created, and killed, a generation of AR businesses

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Two weeks ago, Apple introduced ARKit, its solution for placing 3D objects realistically into a ‘real’ place. Basically, augmented reality. And it just so happens that the Holy Grail of ...

Facebook changes mission statement to “bring the world closer together”

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“Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn’t push for any specific positive outcome from more connection. Technically, it could encompass digital voyeurism via the ...

Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try on and return clothes free

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Amazon’s latest perk for Prime members could make us more stylish by letting us buy everything that catches our eye and return what doesn’t fit. Today Amazon revealed Amazon Prime ...

The “Instagram for doctors” just raised a fresh $10 million

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Figure 1 isn’t for the squeamish, but investors apparently love it. The company, a kind of social network where more than a million healthcare professionals can view rare conditions, learn ...

Quarterly launches PageHabit to give book lovers a peek into the writing process

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Quarterly started in 2011 as a highbrow subscription box service, with boxes (delivered every three months, as its name suggests) curated by celebrities like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Pharrell Williams, and ...

Uber’s head of finance is heading to Opendoor

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Uber’s soon-to-be former head of finance, Gautam Gupta, is set to join real estate startup Opendoor as its first-ever chief operating officer, Axios reports. News of Gupta’s upcoming departure from ...

Kik CEO claims an ICO is better than venture fundraising

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Ted Livingston, CEO of messaging app Kik, spoke on stage at TechCrunch’s event in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday. Moderator Jon Russell asked him about why the company is doing an ...

Uber adds tipping

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After years of refusing to add a tipping option for drivers, Uber is finally adding tips to its application as part of an outreach program to riders and passengers. The ...

Top Hat takes on textbook publishers with the launch of its content marketplace

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What it launched back in 2012, Toronto-based Top Hat (or “Top Hat Monocle,” as it was still known then) offered a phone-based classroom response system but little else in terms ...