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Emphasizing social, shareable, and meaningful work, Girlboss launches a new site

Girlboss, the juggernaut business and lifestyle brand launched by serial entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso (the founder of Nasty Gal), has launched a fresh redesign of its website as the company looks to evolve beyond publishing. While publishing will remain a central component of the business that Girlboss is building, Amoruso says that the brand encompasses much []

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Amazon passes 100 million paid Prime members

Jeff Bezos is understandably all sorts of self-congratulatory in the annual shareholder letter Amazon released today. The note is full of all smanner of large numbers, including, perhaps most notably, 100 million. Amazon has exceeded that number of Prime subscribers globally, 13 years after the service launched as a free shipping offering. It‘s no surprise, []

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Another day, another 50 million ICO exit scam

Savedroid, a German company that purportedly raised 50 million in ICO and direct funding, has exited with a bang. The site is currently displaying the above image and the founder, one - Dr. Yassin Hankir - has posted a tweeted thanking investors and saying Over and out. Thanks guys! Over and out #savedroidICO pic.twitter.com/PMRtjlbEdD []

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Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers

Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it‘s investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Login With Facebook. The exploit lets these trackers gather a user‘s data including name, email address, age range, gender, locale, and profile photo depending on what users originally []

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Ad-blocking browser Brave signs up Dow Jones Media Group as a partner

It looks like at least one major news publisher is on-board with Brave, the ad-blocking web browser founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. Brave Software and Dow Jones Media Group announced todaythey will be partnering in a deal that will bring Dow Jones content (specifically, full access to Barrons.com or a premium MarketWatch newsletter) []

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Streaming sports service fuboTV raises 75 million from AMC and others

Days after Disney-owned ESPN launched its new streaming service, ESPN+, a three-year old streaming TV service for sports fans, fuboTV, is announcing the close of 75 million in Series D funding. The round included new investor AMC Networks, and existing investors 21st Century Fox, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky, and the former Scripps Networks Interactive, which []

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Streaming sports service fuboTV raises 75 million led by AMC

Days after Disney-owned ESPN launched its new streaming service, ESPN+, a three-year old streaming TV service for sports fans, fuboTV, is announcing the close of 75 million in Series D funding. The round was led by new investor AMC Networks, and includes existing investors 21st Century Fox, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky, and the former Scripps []

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EarthNow promises real-time views of the whole planet from a new satellite constellation

A new space imaging startup called EarthNow aims to provide not just pictures of the planet on demand, but real-time video anywhere a client desires. Its ambition is matched only by its pedigree: Bill Gates, Intellectual Ventures, Airbus, Softbank, and OneWeb founder Greg Wyler are all backing the play.

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Ad-blocking browser Brave signs up Dow Jones as a partner

It looks like at least one major news publisher is on-board with Brave, the ad-blocking web browser founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. Brave Software and Dow Jones Media Group announced today that they will be partnering in a deal that will give bring Dow Jones content (specifically, full access to Barrons.com or a []

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Whole Foods sunsets rewards ahead of Amazon Prime integration

In-store Echoes were clearly just the beginning of Whole Foods‘ Amazon integration. Now that the massive online retailer owns your go-to chain for flax, kale and kombucha, it‘s time to really roll it into Prime. This week, Whole Foods alerted shoppers via an email spotted by Market Watch that it‘s going to sunset both its []

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A minor cryptocurrency partners with a major porn network. What could go wrong?

Yesterday brought some interesting news in the cryptocurrency space. In a move that is at once sleazy and ridiculous, PornHub and its tech arm Mindgeek announced a partnership with the creators of VergeCoin (XVG), an anonymized cryptocurrency in the vein of Monero that is currently trading at 7 cents, down from an all-time high of []

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Indian online insurance startup Coverfox lands 22M led by World Bank‘s IFC and Transamerica

Coverfox, one a handful of companies aiming to digitize insurance in India, has landed fresh funding via a 22 million Series C round that will be used to push into more rural parts of the country. The investmentis led by IFC, a sister organization of World Bank, and U.S. insurance firm Transamericawith participation from existing []

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GoPro launches TradeUp program to swap old cameras for discounts

GoPro is willing to take that old digital camera stuffed in your junk drawer even if it‘s not a GoPro. Through a program called TradeUp, the camera company will discount the GoPro H6 Black 50 and Fusion 100 when buyers trade-in any digital camera. The company tried this last year for 60 days, but as []

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Only two weeks left to score the best pricing for Disrupt SF passes

Entrepreneurs know the stress that comes from bootstrapping a tech startup on a shoestring budget - and a frayed one at that. That‘s why we‘re reminding you that you can still save big bucks on passes to San Francisco Disrupt 2018, which runs from September 5-7. The Super Early Bird price offers up to 1,800 []

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ReviveMed turns drug discovery into a big data problem and raises 1.5M to solve it

What if there‘s a drug that already exists that could treat a disease with no known therapies, but we just haven‘t made the connection? Finding that connection by exhaustively analyzing complex biomechanics within the body - with the help of machine learning, naturally - is the goal of ReviveMed, a new biotech startup out of MIT that just raised 1.5 million in seed funding.

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GoPro launches Trade-Up program to swap old cameras for discounts

GoPro is willing to take that old digital camera stuffed in your junk drawer even if it‘s a GoPro. Through a program called Trade-Up, the camera company will discount the GoPro H6 Black 50 and Fusion 100 when buyers trade in any digital camera. The company tried this last year for 60 days, but as []

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Stripe debuts Radar anti-fraud AI tools for big businesses, says it has halted 4B in fraud to date

Cybersecurity continues to be a growing focus and problem in the digital world, and now Stripe is launching a new paid product that it hopes will help its customers better battle one of the bigger side-effects of data breaches: online payment fraud. Today, Stripe is announcing Radar for Fraud Teams, an expansion of its free []

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Grasshopper, a learn-to-code app from Google‘s Area 120 incubator, goes live

Google‘s internal incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its next creation: a learn-to-code mobile app for beginners called Grasshopper. At launch, the app teaches would-be coders how to write JavaScript, via short lessons on their iPhone or Android device. The goal is to get coders proficient in the basics and core concepts, so they can []

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Snapchat now lets advertisers sell products directly through Lenses

This week Snapchat is rolling out Shoppable AR, a new feature that makes it even easier for advertisers to sell goods through sponsored lenses. The new offering builds on top of the Sponsored Lenses the service rolled out in late-2015, which let advertisers create branded filters, bringing product placements to selfies. Now companies can essentially []

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YouTube TV adds its first digital-only networks with launch of two channels from Cheddar

The first digital media networks have popped up on YouTube TV, with the addition of two new channels from the startup Cheddar. Earlier this month, Digiday hadreported how YouTube‘s streaming television service, YouTube TV, would soon gain new channels from a variety of digital media publishers, including Cheddar, Tastemade and The Young Turks Network. The []

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YouTube promises expansion of sponsorships, other monetization tools for creators

YouTube says it‘s rolling out more tools to help its creators make money from their videos. The changes are meant to address creators‘ complaints over YouTube‘s new monetization policies announced earlier this year. Those policies were designed to make the site more advertiser-friendly following a series of controversies over video content from top creators, including []

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Mobile money-saving app Qapital raises 30 million to spend on growth

Qapital, one of a slew of mobile applications trying to make it easier for users to save money (and spend it more wisely), has raised 30 million in fresh financing as it expands beyond savings to offer investment advisory services. Since its launch in the U.S. in 2015, Qapital has amassed roughly 420,000 users that []

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Microsoft Translator gets offline AI translations

Chances are you mostly need a translator app on your phone while you are traveling. But that‘s also when you are most likely to not have any connectivity. While most translation apps still work when they are offline, they can‘t use the sophisticated and computationally intense machine learning algorithms in the cloud that []

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Yahoo Mail launches new wave of updates with faster loads, photo themes, RSVPs, improved OOO

While many are on the lookout for new, big revamp of Gmail, its smaller competitor Yahoo Mail today jumped in first with its own set of updates, covering both new personalisation features and faster performance times. The changes come about 10 months after Yahoo Mail rolled out its own major redesign, and are an extension []

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