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Pre-owned jewelry marketplace TrueFacet now sells brand-new bling

Since launching in 2014, TrueFacethas emerged as the go-to place for fans of high-end jewelry and watches to find quality pre-owned merchandise for sale online. Now, after establishing itself as a trusted source for some of the most popular jewelry brands, those companies have turned to TrueFacet to help sell their goods directly to consumers. Read More

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Teens favoring Snapchat and Instagram over Facebook, says eMarketer

Facebook is losing appeal among teens and young adults which is contributing to generally slowing growth for the platform, according to the latest projections from research firm eMarketer. Read More

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Acasa is building a platform for ‘Generation Rent‘ to manage their homes

London-based startup Acasa has come a long way since late 2015. The company, then called Splittable, offered a way to manage and share household expenses with multiple house members. However, the bigger vision was to build a platform for Generation Rent‘ that makes moving from one houseshare to another as easy as logging in and out of the Acasa app. Read More

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eBay opens U.S. platform to Africa with MallforAfrica.com partnership

Starting this week, products from select vendors in six African countries are available on eBay‘s U.S. shopping site. The collaboration starts in style, with opening merchandise categories of fashion, art, jewelry, and clothing. Read More

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ACLU taps tech to help the public hold district attorneys accountable to criminal justice reform

Many people don‘t pay much attention to their district attorneys, let alone realize district attorneys are elected officials, says Ana Zamora, the criminal justice policy director at the ACLU of Northern California. That was the genesis for MeetYourDA.The campaign, which launched today, aims to build power in local communities to hold district attorneys accountable to criminal Read More

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Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund to start his own fund

Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund, where he was partner, and is starting a venture fund of his own. This means he‘ll no longer be working with Peter Thiel, directly anyway. Founders Fund will be one of his LPs. The news was first reported by Bloomberg, which said that he intends to raise more than 100 million for the new fund. We understand that the exact amount has not been Read More

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Spotify launches in Thailand to continue its Asia push

While talk of Spotify‘s apparent upcoming IPO continues in the U.S., the music streaming service is furthering its coverage of Asia after it launched its service in Thailand. Spotify Premium, which counts over 60 million paying users,will cost 129 THB in Thailand. That‘s just over 4 and in line with its pricing across Asia. Customers in the U.S. and UK will be aware that it Read More

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All 50 startups from Y Combinator‘s Summer 2017 Demo Day 1

Biotech and artificial intelligence have emerged as the top startup trends at Y Combinators 25th Demo Day. The 124 companies presenting at the entrepreneur school‘s twice-yearly graduation event compose YC‘s largest batch from its 12.5 years running. YC partner Michael Seibel kicked off the event by reiterating the accelerator‘s commitment to advancing diversity in Read More

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Crunch Report | Google Pays Apple Lots of for Search

Google pays Apple lots of money for search, Uber‘s next CEO could possibly be Jeff Immelt, Volkswagen electric Microbus is going on sale in 2022 and the Tesla Model X beat a Lambo in a drag race. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Blue Apron hit with multiple class action lawsuits

Blue Apron just can‘t catch a break. The cooking kit company has seen its share price nearly cut in half since its late June IPO and now it could be in legal trouble, too. Now law firms are coming after the company with proposed class-action lawsuits, alleging that Blue Apron failed to adequately disclose material information. There are allegations that Blue Apron misrepresented its Read More

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Wal-Mart takes a cue from Amazon and applies for its own drone-deploying blimp patent

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking on Amazon in what appears to be a copycat move by applying for a drone-deploying blimp patent. You may recall Amazon filed a patent for a flying warehouse that will send drones to your door about a year ago. Now Walmart wants in on Amazon‘s idea. The patent application, first noted in Bloomberg, shows the Walmart blimp would float about 500 to Read More

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Elucd‘s polling pushes for greater community accountability for police

From his time working as the wunderkind pollster for Barack Obama‘s 2008 presidential campaign to the launch of his new startup, Elucd, Michael Simon has believed in the power of community feedback. At Elucd, which is graduating from the latest batch of Y Combinator startups, Simon is looking to take the skills he‘d honed on the campaign trail and apply them to one of the Read More

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Of course Bonnie Tyler has the No. 1 song on iTunes right now

Luis Fonsi Daddy Yankee have nothing on Bonnie Tyler and her classic song Total Eclipse of the Heart. And today that hit song from 1983 is on top of the iTunes charts, eclipsing (thank you) Despacito claim the number one song. The timing shouldn‘t be a mystery. Tyler‘s hit is perfect for #eclipse2017, which swept across the United States today leaving burning eyes and Read More

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Blue Apron hit with class action lawsuit from shareholders

Blue Apron just can‘t catch a break. The cooking kit company has seen its share price nearly cut in half since its late June IPO and now it could be in legal trouble, too. A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of shareholders by law firm, Bragar Eagel Squire.They are alleging that Blue Apron failed to adequately disclose material information. The information in Read More

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Of course Bonnie Tyler has the number one song on iTunes right now

Luis Fonsi Daddy Yankee have nothing on Bonnie Tyler and her classic song Total Eclipse of the Heart. And today that hit song from 1983 is on top of the iTunes charts, eclipsing (thank you) Despacito claim the number one song. The timing shouldn‘t be a mystery. Tyler‘s hit is perfect for #eclipse2017, which swept across the United States today leaving burning eyes and Read More

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Our collective facepalm has gotten so bad, AI researchers are dedicating time to it

OK, perhaps the events of the last few months have only moved the needle a bit, but the fact remains that we take a heck of a lot of pictures of ourselves with our hands covering our faces. And it turns out that‘s a fairly serious problem for facial recognition. Read More

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An epidemic of risk and reputational hazards

Going viral is central to technology and business today, but one of its most pernicious consequences should get more attention than it does: the virally contagious nature of unethical behavior. Given the risk of viral ethics, a key question for decision-makers is how to minimize the potential for and mitigate the effects of the contagion of unethical behavior in their Read More

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CNN follows NBC with launch of its own daily news show for Snapchat

CNN is launching its own daily news program on Snapchat, starting tonight at 6 PM ET. This is the second news show to arrive on the social platform, following NBC News‘ early success with its twice-daily show Stay Tuned, which saw over 29 million unique viewers in its first month. CNN‘s program, dubbed The Update, will differ in that it only runs once Read More

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May Mobility is a self-driving startup with a decade of experience

May Mobility is a startup making its official debut at Y Combinator‘s demo day on Monday, focused on offering autonomous driving technology that companies with commercial fleets will be able to use in the near-term, not a decade from now. But the startup, while young, actually has a decade of experience, thanks to a team that‘s been working on autonomous tech since the third Read More

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Our collective facepalm has gotten so bad AI researchers are dedicating time to it

OK, perhaps the events of the last few months have only moved the needle a bit, but the fact remains that we take a heck of a lot of pictures of ourselves with our hands covering our faces. And it turns out that‘s a fairly serious problem for facial recognition. Read More

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Online hate crime to be treated the same as face-to-face crime in the UK

Sometimes the most obvious solutions might be the best. While the US wrings its hands over what to do with online haters and abusers on social media, other countries have a more direct approach: throw the book at them. That‘s effectively the UK‘s new approach, which will now treat online hate crime‘ as seriously as offences carried out in real life. The UK‘s Read More

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In-memory database provider Redis Labs raises 44M

Redis Labs, a database company that specializes in in-memory databases, said today it has raised 44 million in a funding round led by Goldman Sachs. Redis Labs is like other typical open-source based database companies, where it offers the technology for free while charging for an enterprise tier. It‘s a bet that while anyone can build something on the technology, the company will have Read More

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Trump‘s sun staring eclipses good solar safety sense

Donald Trump wore proper safety glasses to look at the solar eclipse that crossed the U.S. today -at least at first. Near the end of his viewing, the President seems to have forgotten why he was wearing those stupid glasses to begin with, since he took them off and stared directly at the astral bodies, which is not advised as intelligent by anyone, eclipse or no eclipse. Trump‘s Read More

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How to get Android Oreo now, if you have a compatible device

If you‘re hungry for Android Oreo (this is a great joke what are you talking about), AND you have one of a very small list of compatible devices, you can get it right now. You‘ll need either a Nexus 5X, a Nexus 6P, a Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C or Nexus Player to partake, and a somewhat adventurous spirit - though it‘s a far less risky process than it once Read More

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