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A look back in IPO: Facebook‘s trailing profit and mobile intrigue

In our seriesA Look Back In IPO, we‘re diving back into the S-1 documents of tech‘s biggest players. What were today‘s giants like back when they first filed to go public? After looking intoAmazon,Microsoft andGoogle, we‘re peeking at Facebook. Read More

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Cambridge Cancer Genomics offers a better way to gauge effective cancer treatments

John Cassidy‘s family has been at the forefront of cancer research for three generations now. The Cambridge-educated co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of cancer diagnostics company Cambridge Cancer Genomics was just following in his father‘s and grandfather‘s footsteps when he took up researching the disease in college. Cassidy‘s father was head of cancer therapies Read More

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The top 7 startups from Y Combinator S‘17 Demo Day 1

A stem cell cryobank, self-flying personal planes, and an augmented reality data platform were amongst the highlights of the prestigious Y Combinator startup accelerator‘s Summer 2017 Demo Day part 1. You can read about all 50 startups that launched today in verticals like AI and biotech, and check back later for the full list and favorites from day 2. For now, based on investor buzz Read More

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Uber said to have considered automaker joint ventures for self-driving

Uber was reportedly approached by an unnamed automaker about a potential acquisition of its self-driving business, according to The Information. The idea was shot down by Uber execs, but the approach did prompt debate at the ride hailing company around potentially partnering with an automaker on development of self-driving tech, possibly even through the formation of a joint venture. Read More

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Walmart‘s streaming service Vudu hits Apple TV

As reported earlier this month, Walmart‘s streaming service Vudu has now arrived on Apple TV with a few limitations. The new app allows you to watch the movies and shows saved to your Vudu library, including those you‘ve added by way of UltraViolet, the digital video cloud locker technology that lets you watch digital versions of your DVDs and Blu-rays. Read More

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Verizon throttles video for good with its not-so-unlimited plan

It turns out that providing unlimited data is quite expensive. Ars Technica spotted that Verizon is revamping its plans and now sells you two kinds of unlimited data Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. (Disclosure: Verizon owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch.) And the biggest change is probably that mobile video is now capped at a maximum resolution of 480p. You won‘t be able to Read More

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Latch adds HomeKit-approved smart lock to its enterprise suite

Enterprise-grade smart lock startupLatch has added a third product to its portfolio. The Latch C‘ is notable as its first smart lock to be certified to work with Apple‘s HomeKit. Read More

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Netflix‘s Stranger Things will be back for a third season

Stranger Things, the Netflix show that become a surprise megahit thanks to its appeal to 80s babies and mix of horror, charm and general weirdness, will return for a third season. The show‘s second season has yet to arrive (it‘s coming October 27th), but co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer told Vulture that the third season has been approved already. Netflix likely has little to Read More

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Ford outlines plan to build self-driving cars at scale to deploy with partners

Ford‘s autonomous driving vision includes fleet manufacturing, and then deploying vehicles at scale with partners working in commercial service areas like taxi and delivery. The core of this plan starts with building cars tailor-made to improve the movement of people and goods, according to Ford VP of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification Sherif Markaby. Marakby, Read More

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Cloud data management startup Druva raises 80M

An ongoing trend among businesses to put more of their data into the cloud bringing ever more smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices on to their networks is driving a lot of business to startups that are building smart ways to capture, back up and analyse these increasingly complex network architectures. Today, one of the bigger of these startups is announcing a Read More

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ClassPass plans launch in 10 new cities

ClassPass, the subscription service that lets you work out where you want, when you want, has today announced that it‘s launching in 10 new cities across North America. In September, interested folks from New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and San Antonio will be able to join the platform. Following the September launch, ClassPass will open up in Cincinatti, Calgary, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Read More

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Dubset makes Sony the first major label legalized for remixing

Spotify and Apple Music could soon get the legal grey area of music like remixes and DJ sets that today live unofficially on SoundCloud. Sony today became the first major record label to allow its music to be monetized through unofficial mixes thanks to a deal with rights clearance startup Dubset. That means Sony‘s master recordings will be indexed by Dubset, and rights holders will Read More

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Microsoft teams up with Red Hat to bring Windows Server containers to OpenShift

Microsoft and Red Hat still feel like odd bedfellows, given that they both want the enterprise to use their own operating systems and services. Still, Microsoft has long supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux on its Azure platform, for example, and the two obviously share quite a few customers. Today, the two companies are expanding on this partnership. As Red Hat and Microsoft announced today, Read More

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Big data analytics platform Databricks raises 140M Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Databricks, a big data analytics platform built by a team that grew out of the Apache Spark project, today announced that it has raised a 140 million Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from New Enterprise Associates and Battery Ventures. This brings Databricks‘ total funding raised to date to 247 million, which includes a 60 million round the company Read More

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Code2040 is launching its flagship program in NYC

Code2040 is bringing its flagship Fellows program for black and Latinx students to New York City. As always, the goal is to increase access to opportunities for black and Latinx people in the tech industry and work toward closing the racial wealth gap in the U.S. Not only is New York home to a booming tech scene, it is also the center of our financial services and media industries, both Read More

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Berlin-based Home is an app to help landlords manage properties and improve the rental experience

Home, a Berlin-based startup that offers an app to help landlords manage their properties, has raised 3 million in seed funding. EQT Ventures led the round, along with the company‘s existing investor, Redalpine. Read More

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Skytap raises 45M for its enterprise cloud

Skytap is probably one of the more interesting clouds right now. Unlike so many other startups, it‘s not trying to offer enterprises specific cloud computing services on top of one of the big platforms like AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Instead, the company actually runs its own cloud with the goal of helping enterprises that want to modernize their infrastructure bring their Read More

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IBM, Kroger, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains

IBM today announced that it is working with a consortium that includesDole, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, Nestl,Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart to bring the benefit of blockchains to the food supply chain. IBM, just like most of its competitors in the public cloud computing space, has been working on various blockchain projects in the last few months. Given the Read More

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Ford set to create a new joint venture to produce EVs in China

Automaker Ford will team up with local partner Anhui Zotye Automobile to create a new joint venture in Chinaaimed specifically at producing electric cars. The deal will see Ford and its new partner sell the vehicle sunder a local brand, rather than with its Ford name, and ultimately its aim is to produce even more electric vehicles for a market where there is strong incentive Read More

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Matterport grabs 5M more to accelerate deep learning development for their 3D capture tech

Matterport is picking up new funding as it looks to speed the development of deep learning tech in its capture technology which brings immersive views of spaces into 360-degree 3D The company, which largely specializes in scanning spaces for commercial and real estate purposes, announced today that they‘ve picked up 5 million in funding from Ericsson Ventures. This strategic raise Read More

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Survey: Parents are maybe not great role models when it comes to texting and driving

A new survey by EverQuote, a venture-backed online insurance marketplace, has some good news for parents, and some bad. The good news: in a just-published study commissioned by Everquote and carried out by the survey platform Pollfish, 55 percent of 1,200 teen respondents surveyed across the web readily admit that cell phones are the biggest driving distraction they face, compared with 73 Read More

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IBM, Costco, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains

IBM today announced that it is working with a consortium that includesCostco, Golden State Foods, McCormick and Company, Nestl,Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart to bring the benefit of blockchains to the food supply chain. IBM, just like most of its competitors in the public cloud computing space, has been working on various blockchain projects in the last few months. Given the complexity Read More

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UK‘s Prodigy Finance raises 240M to crowdfund students from emerging markets

UK fintech startup Prodigy Finance has raised a whopping 240 million funding round, certainly one of the largest by a UK company this year. The company provides loans to international students from emerging markets, enabling them to study at business schools in the US, the UK and Europe. The fundraise includes a 40 million Series C equity round led by London‘s Index Ventures, with Read More

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Samsung‘s Bixby assistant is now available for Galaxy S8 owners worldwide

Samsung‘s Bixby voice assistant is now global after it expanded into over 200 countries today. Bixby is Samsung‘s answer to Apple‘s Siri, Amazon‘s Alexa and other virtual assistants. It got off to a bumpy start when it didn‘t ship with the launch of the Galaxy S6, Samsung‘s top-of-the-range device for this year, in March. Samsung rolled out a Read More

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