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Kodak-branded KashMiner Bitcoin mining rig for rent wasn‘t - and won‘t be

Write off another piece of crypto craziness: A Kodak-branded Bitcoin-mining rig that was on show at CES in January, where it generated much headshaking and skepticism that it could ever deliver the claimed returns, has evaporated into the ideas ether from whence it came. The BBC reports that the plan to rent access to Kodak-branded []

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The final season of ‘Unreal‘ debuts on Hulu

Unreal, the critically-acclaimed series that takes viewers behind the scenes of fictional reality TV showEverlasting, has moved to Hulu . Today‘s announcement confirms earlier reports that Hulu was negotiating with A+E Studios to get first dibs on Unreals fourth and final season. The show‘s first three seasons aired on Lifetime, with the third season recently []

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Amazon puts its own devices on sale early for Prime Day

Amazon is kicking off today‘s Prime Day a bit early. Although its annual sale technically begins at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET this afternoon, it put its own devices on sale 12 hours early. The company is marking down its Alexa-enabled products like Echo, Fire TV, and Fire tablets, as well as its []

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Living with the new 15-inch MacBook Pro

When reviewing hardware, it‘s important to integrate it into your life as much as possible. If you can, swap it in for your existing devices for a few days or a week, to really get an idea of what it‘s like to use it day to day. There are certain nuances you can only discover []

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PayPal leads 50M round for PPRO, a profitable cross-border payment specialist

As payments companies continue to look to the long tail of global markets to expand their businesses, a startup that helps them do business in disparate economies is getting a strategic investment from one of payment world leaders. PayPal is leading a 50 million investment into PPRO, a London-based business that is focused on cross-border []

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Roku unveils 200 wireless speakers made for Roku TV

Roku is getting into the speaker business with today‘s announcement of Roku TV Wireless Speakers. Mark Ely, the company‘s vice president of product management, said Roku is trying to address a growing consumer problem - the fact that as TVs get thinner, consumers end up buying this beautiful TV, but it sounds bad. To address []

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Wave Uber‘s new Spotlight or send canned chats to find your driver

Uber is aiming to perfect the art of the pick-up with three features it says minimize cancellations. Guaranteed pickup windows boost confidence that you‘ll make your flight, and give you a credit of up to 10 if your scheduled ride is late. Pre-written messages let drivers and riders let each other know they‘ll ‘Be right []

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WeWork‘s biggest rival in China is on an acquisition spree

WeWork may have combined forces with its fiercest rival in China, Naked Hub, in a recent merger, but its new enemy numero uno in the country is also building up a roster of friends through aggressive MA. Ucommune may not be spending the kind of cash WeWork China did it reportedlyspent 400 million to []

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Undo gets 14M to scale to meet the software accountability challenge

Undo, a long time player in thedebugging tools space, offering its program execution capture and replay technology to help others diagnose software failures, has closed a 14 million Series B round led by Cambridge Innovation Capital, the Cambridge, UK-based builder of tech and healthcare companies. The 2005 founded startup initially bootstrapped (out of founder []

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WeWork takes meat off the menu as part of environmental policy drive

WeWork, the co-working startup that‘s valued at~20 billion and has some 200,000 members across 200 locations globally plus nearly 6,000 staff of its own, will no long allow employees to expense meat. It will also no longer serve meat at company events. The policy shift is intended to reduce the business‘ environmental impact. The new []

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Hong Kong‘s GoGoVan raises 250M from investors including Alibaba‘s logistics subsidiary

Logistics on-demand service GoGoVan became Hong Kong‘s first billion-dollar startup via a merger last year, and now is doubling down on growth after raising 250 million in new capital. The new round was led byInnoVision Capital, with participation from the Russia-China Investment Fund, Hongrun Capital and Qianhai Fund of Funds. Two other notable investors include []

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Proportunity offers ‘help to buy‘ loans based on predicting future house prices

Proportunity, a London-based startup and Entrepreneur First alumni, wants to help first time buyers get on the property ladder earlier or purchase a home more to their liking. The company, which recently became an FCA authorised mortgage lender, claims to use machine learning to accurately forecast future house prices and the areas of London that []

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Restaurant booking startup Eatigo chows down ~10M more from TripAdvisor

Eatigo, a Southeast Asia-based dining service that describes itself as an anti-Groupon‘ for restaurants, had a busy 2017 that saw it expand into a number of markets including India.Now it is primed to continue that growth further still after it gobbled down a fresh serving of capital from TripAdvisor, the travel giant that it already []

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Golden Equator Capital and Korea Investment Partners announce 88M Southeast Asia fund

There‘s more money flowing into Southeast Asia‘s tech startup scene after Singapore‘sGolden Equator Capital and Seoul-based Korea Investment Partners announced plans for a collaborative 88 million (SG120 million) fund for the region. The two investment firms will act as joint partners for the vehicle, which is expected to hit a first close before September and []

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Elon Musk tweets he‘ll ‘bet ya a signed dollar‘ that Thai cave rescuer is a ‘pedo‘

Elon Musk seems not only intent on burning all the goodwill he earned for trying to help last week‘s Thai cave rescue, but roll around in its ashes. In a series of extraordinarily offensive, now deleted tweets, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO called a British diver who participated in last week‘s dangerous rescue mission a []

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A list of ten things that billionaire owners of EV, clean energy and rocket companies should and should not tweet

So apparently there‘s been another kerfuffle on the Twitter about some asinine things that a certain wealthy, rocket-building, payment-revolutionizing, electric vehicle company-creating entrepreneur has written in tweets to millions of followers. This billionaire is, by all accounts, incredibly difficult to work for, very visionary and a bit thin-skinned for someone with such a habit []

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Sacha Baron Cohen is about to add jet fuel to Showtime‘s rise, starting tonight

Netflix has been killing competitors with its original TV shows and movies. A Morgan Stanley survey released back in May had 39 percent of U.S. consumers naming Netflix as offering the best original programming among subscription video services, with everyone else eating its dust, including HBO, which nabbed 14 percent, Amazon Prime Video (5 percent) []

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Liberty, equality, technology: France is finally poised to become a tech power

Once America had an unassailable advantage, an economic flywheel that spun off innovation and Fortune 500 companies like a perpetual-motion machine. Bring in the best, brightest, and most driven from around the world; educate them or their children at its universities; then watch them start companies, succeed wildly, give back to their alma maters, and []

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EV startups Alta, Energica, and Zero could reboot the motorcycle industry

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises 1.2 million Breaking down France‘s new 76M Africa startup fund Three e-mobility startups are accelerating into the U.S. motorcycle market. Italy‘sEnergicaand []

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In Q2 2018, late-stage deals led the world‘s venture capital market

Here is what you should take away from the state of the global venture capital market: late-stage deals dominated Q2.

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Why BMW needs to own its customer experience from start to finish

For the last few years now, BMW has wrestled with the question of what it‘llmean to be a luxury car manufacturer in the age of electric cars, autonomous driving and rapidly changing and increasing customer expectations. What, after all, makes something the ultimate driving machine when the driver eventually stops driving? For BMW, []

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3D printed guns are now legal What‘s next?

Jon Stokes Contributor Jon Stokes is one of the founders of Ars Technica, an author, and a former Wired editor. He currently hacks ruby at Collective Idea, and runs AllOutdoor.com. More posts by this contributor How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state How Intel missed the iPhone revolution On Tuesday, July []

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Furniture startups skip the showroom and go straight to your door

Startups making delivery and transport easier than ever are a hit with venture capitalists, so it‘s not a surprise that young tech companies delivering home staples - living room sets, dining room tables, couches and more - are raising big dollars.

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Fortnite‘s Summer Skirmish kicks off today, with 8 million prize pool

Fortnite Battle Royale has swept the gaming world. Alongside its 125 million users and record-breaking Twitch streams, the game has also drawn many competitive players away from their usual titles to try their hand at Battle Royale. Today, that competitive play reaches at inflection point. At 4pm ET, Fortnite Battle Royale‘s Summer Skirmish will kick []

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