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This venture-backed company just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
In the world of venture-funded companies, not much surprises industry observers. Yet a new strategy employed by one privately held company might have founders and venture investors wondering if it’s ...

Yahoo’s Bob Lord said massive data breach felt like Vertigo

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2 mentions1 week ago
Being the chief information security officer at the company that’s suffered the biggest (known) data breaches in history isn’t the kind of fame most CISOs would be looking for. But ...

Instagram launches selfie filters, copying the last big Snapchat feature

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Today Instagram Stories adds a more subtle and mature but error-prone copycat of Snapchat’s beloved augmented reality selfie filters. The eight initial “face filters” as Instagram calls them work exactly ...

Obvious Ventures has closed on a funky amount of funding (again) for fund two

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The early-stage venture firm Obvious Ventures has a sense of humor that any math nerd can appreciate. The three-year-old, San Francisco-based firm closed its debut fund with $123,456,789. (They’d said ...

Everything Google announced at its Google I/O keynote

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View All Gallery View 0/ More Galleries Skip View All Gallery View Google just kicked off its annual Google I/O developer conference. It’s a great opportunity to get a sneak ...

The FCC’s comment system targeted by DDoS attacks during filing period for net neutrality

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The FCC suffered multiple distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks Sunday night and Monday morning, the agency said in statement today. The attacks appear to be aimed at shutting down the electronic ...

Microsoft launches Azure Database for MySQL and PostgresSQL

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While Microsoft’s big Azure database news today is the launch of Cosmos DB, its new “planet-scale” distributed database service, there is a good chance that many developers will actually be ...

LendUp launches a better credit card for people looking to improve their credit

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2 mentions7 days ago
LendUp has spent the last several years helping people who couldn’t get a loan build their credit and improve their financial well-being. Now the company is looking to empower those ...

BuzzFeed hires Twitter’s Jinen Kamdar as its new VP of Product

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Jinen Kamdar has spent more than seven years as Twitter, most recently serving as the director of product for Twitter’s media tools. Now he’s joining an actual media company — ...

Trove raises $8 million to store your clothing and furniture

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There are inefficiencies in the giant self-storage market, and startups like MakeSpace and Clutter have already been gaining traction by offering a more consumer-friendly approach. Now there’s another startup entering ...

Matterport partners with Google to bring Street View 3D perspectives indoors

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When you’re looking at moving into a new space, Street View is often a useful tool to get the general vibe of the area but it’s almost impossible to really ...

Technology is killing jobs, and only technology can save them

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In the recent presidential election, automation and robotics got a slight reprieve from the accusations that it has been the key driver in job losses in the United States. During ...

Google’s second generation TPU chips takes machine learning processing to a new level

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2 mentions7 days ago
Google announced its next generation of its custom Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) machine learning chips at Google I/O today. These chips, which are designed specifically to speed up machine learning ...

Why Amazon is eating the world

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I co-founded a software startup in December. Each month, I send out an update to our investors to keep them updated on our progress. But the past month was a ...

Microsoft now lets iOS developers deploy, run and test their apps directly from Windows

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If you’re an iOS developer, then Microsoft’s Xamarin already allowed you to develop your iOS applications in C# with the help of tools like Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio. Until now,

Peak Ventures shores up its second fund for $50 million

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Utah-based Peak Ventures has closed on a second fund for $50 million, outpacing Kickstart Seed Fund as the seed VC firm with the largest coffers in the state thus far.

An open letter to everyone who uses the internet

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2 mentions6 days ago
The free and open internet as we know it is at risk. Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to initiate a process to repeal the strong net neutrality ...

MakeLoveNotPorn’s Cindy Gallop talks about the future of love

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On this week’s Technotopia I interviewed Cindy Gallop, the outspoken TED speaker and found of MakeLoveNotPorn. Cindy worked tirelessly to bring SexTech and FemTech out of the shadows and she’s ...

Long Game raises $6.6 million for a savings account that doubles as a lottery ticket

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Long Game is a bank account, with a twist. Every dollar saved can go towards winning a lottery. The personal finance app allows users to play games and win cash ...

Ex-CEO of Just Eat joins VC firm 83North as General Partner

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More career moves in the world of European VC. This time it’s the turn of David Buttress, ex-CEO of Just Eat, who is joining 83North as a General Partner where ...

Lisnr’s data-over-audio technology aims to replace QR code scanning, NFC

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2 mentions7 days ago
A startup called Lisnr wants to replace NFC and QR codes with a new technology that sends data over audio — a communication protocol it’s calling Smart Tone. The technology ...

That global ransomware attack was halted apparently by accident

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Yesterday’s global ransomware attack was scary for several reasons, but quick action by a security researcher at MalwareTech at least put an end to its spreading — although the researcher ...

Google in, Google out

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Call it the Triumph of the Stacks. I attended Google I/O this week, and saw a lot of cool things: but what really hit home for me, at the keynote ...

UploadVR sued over ‘rampant’ sexual behavior in the workplace and wrongful termination

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UploadVR is being sued by the company’s former Director of Digital and Social Media for sexual harassment, sex and gender discrimination and wrongful termination, TechCrunch has learned. The virtual reality ...

Uber hires Raquel Urtasun to lead a new ATG self-driving unit in Toronto

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Uber is expanding its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) with a new office in Toronto, headed by local AI researcher Raquel Urtasun, a University of Toronto professor and the Canada Research ...

Cisco acquires conversational AI startup MindMeld for $125 million

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This morning Cisco announced that it is buying MindMeld for $125 million. Founded in 2011, MindMeld helps businesses to build conversational interfaces with cloud-based services. MindMeld, originally called Expect Labs,