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Here‘s the schedule for when Legendary Pokmon will come and go in Pokmon Go

Ever since the first Legendary Pokmon (read: ultra strong, ultra rare Pokmon that require groups of 10-20 players to capture) appeared in Pokmon Go shortly after the upset that was Go Fest, one thing has remained unclear: were the Legendaries here to stay? Niantic had multiple in-game events/bonuses running in parallel with scheduled ending times, and no one seemed to know if these Read More

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Canaan Partners just closed on 800 million - its biggest fund (by a lot)

It‘s a years-long trend with no end in sight: venture firms are raising record amounts, owing to growing and sustained fascination from endowments, pension funds, family offices and others who see the sweeping, tech-driven changes all around from self-driving cars, to new plant-based foods, to far more targeted drugs and want to be part of that evolution. The Read More

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Facebook is hiring a (human) AI Editor

Human: Oh sweet bot, tell us a story! A nice story! About a very wise human who worked his whole life to save everybody in the world from having to spend time manually tagging their friends in digital photos and made a magic machine that did it for them instead! Read More

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SEC regulators are coming after ICOs

It looks like ICOs, shorthand for initial coin offerings, are about to undergo a lot more scrutiny. The SEC has concluded that the digital currencies will be regulated as securities, meaning unregistered offerings could be subject to criminal punishment. The decision was announced via a report on Tuesday. This is a blow to many startups who had been using ICOs as an alternative way to raise Read More

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Blue Apron COO Matthew Wadiak steps down in post-IPO shakeup

Blue Apron announced several changes at the executive level today, including co-founder Matthew Wadiak stepping down from the COO role to become a senior advisor. Wadiak‘s changing role comes after a painful IPO for the meal kit delivery service, which first had to reduce its original IPO price and has since then seen a significant drop in its share price. Some good news finally Read More

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47 billion has been invested into ridesharing startups - here are 10 other things that money could buy

When the ride-sharing industry emerged in 2007, few would have believed it would grow into the cash-eating behemoth it is today. Dozens of companies, in hundreds of markets, have garnered just over 47 billion in equity and debt investment, according to data pulled with Crunchbase and PitchBook. This massive figure doesn‘t even include MA or corporate investment made internally Read More

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AT&T‘s streaming service DirecTV Now nears half a million subscribers

DirecTV Now, ATT‘s live TV service aimed at cord cutters, has now reached nearly 500,000 subscribers in only 7 months after launch, the company announced today as part of its Q2 2017 earnings release. That uptick comes from the addition of 152,000 subscribers this past quarter, and is up from the 200,000 the company had reported in January, following its first month of Read More

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ABC News teams up with ATTN: to produce original news videos for social media

ABC News announced today it‘s teaming up with digital media company ATTN: to develop original news videos that will be distributed across social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The partnership aims to produce videos targeting audiences who no longer tune into traditional news broadcasts aired on television. However, the news footage featured in the program will Read More

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iRobot‘s CEO defends Roomba home mapping as privacy concerns arise

iRobot CEO Colin Angle has been talking about his company‘s plans to map user homes with the Roomba for a while now, but a recently published Reuters interview has raised a number of new privacy concerns. Of particular note is a bit where the executive speculates that the company could reach a deal to sell its maps to one or more of the Big Three [Amazon, Apple, Google] in the Read More

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Sage Group buys Intacct accounting software for 850m

British enterprise software company Sage Group has agreed to purchase Intacct, a 19-year-old accounting software company, for 850 million, the companies announced today. A cash and stock transaction, the deal aims to help build out Sage‘s cloud financial management offerings. Intacct,which competes with Financial Force and Oracle‘s NetSuite, said in a related statement that it Read More

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ThinkGeek has NES Classics in stock - with a catch

If you want a NES Classic Edition (and you should) but don‘t want to pay hundreds on eBay (and you shouldn‘t), you‘re in luck. ThinkGeek has a few in stock that its parent company, GameStop, mysteriously didn‘t sell back when everyone was trying to buy them. They‘re on sale right now, and will probably run out within an hour. Read More

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Tesla Model S regains top Consumer Reports rating after software update

Tesla‘s Model S once again occupies the top rating spot in the Consumer Reports ultra-luxury sedan category, after the automaker put out a software update that brought automatic emergency braking (AEB) to highway speeds for Model S vehicles with the second-generation hardware package. Tesla had rolled back some of its automated safety and driver assistance features for vehicles Read More

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Sling Studio makes multi-camera video production so damn easy

Tito Hamze gives an in-depth review of the Sling Studio, a multi-camera production studio that turns your existing cameras wireless and makes your phones into cameras with the ability to control everything from an iPad as a switcher. It‘s the most portable multi-cam setup I‘ve ever used and it‘s awesome! Read More

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Waymo‘s John Krafcik will give a glimpse into our autonomous future at Disrupt SF 2017

Waymo CEO John Krafcik has been a very busy guy, between graduating the former Google self-driving project into its own company late last year, and signing up a healthy slate of automotive and transportation industry partners. Waymo is working with everyone from Lyft, to Chrysler, to Avis on bringing self-driving tech to market for consumers, and Krafcik will join us at Disrupt SF 2017 to tell Read More

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Toyota‘s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020

Toyota is touting its progress on a new kind of battery technology, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today‘s lithium-ion batteries. The car maker said that it‘s near a breakthrough in production engineering that could help it put the new tech in production electric vehicles as early as 2020, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read More

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The Envirobot robo-eel slithers along the shore for science

The next time you‘re swimming in Lake Geneva, don‘t be surprised when you feel something eel-like and yet artificial touch your leg. That would be Envirobot, the latest biomimetic creation from Swiss researchers that autonomously swims around bodies of water and tests them for toxins and other factors. Read More

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Netflix to debut ‘Disenchantment,‘ a new animated series from ‘The Simpsons‘ creator Matt Groening, in 2018

The creator of the longest-running scripted primetime series ever, The Simpsons, is preparing to launch a new show for Netflix. The streaming service today announced it has ordered 20 episodes of an animated comedy series called Disenchantment, from The SimpsonscreatorMatt Groening. The first episodes are set to debut in 2018, the company says, Read More

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Netflix to debut ‘Disenchantment,‘ a new animated series from ‘The Simpsons‘ creator Matt Groening

The creator of the longest-running scripted primetime series ever, The Simpsons, is preparing to launch a new show for Netflix. The streaming service today announced it has ordered 20 episodes of an animated comedy series called Disenchantment, from The SimpsonscreatorMatt Groening. The first episodes are set to debut in 2018, the company says, Read More

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Wallflower wants to prevent cooking fires by making your stove smarter

The fire department responds to a home fire every 86 seconds, and many of those start in the kitchen. Wallflower is a device that easily hooks into most electric stoves, between the outlet and the stove itself, to notify users if there is risk of a fire. If the stove is on when you leave the home, the Wallflower will send a notification to the your phone to remind you to turn it off. In fact, Read More

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ContainerShip launches its fully managed Kubernetes service

ContainerShip, which launched at Disrupt NY 2015, helps developers deploy their containerized applications on virtually all of the major cloud platforms. In its early days, the company mostly bet on Docker and its own container management tools for handling its users‘ containers, but it is now adding support for the Google-incubated Kubernetes container orchestration tool andlaunching Read More

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Twitter confirms it is winding down SnappyTV, shifting features to Media Studio

Twitter has been making an effort for some time to streamline and simplify its interface to make its social media platform more accessible to new and more casual users, and it is doing the same in the backend of its service. In the latest development, we have confirmed that Twitter is preparing to wind down SnappyTV, a service it acquired in 2014 for quickly clipping, editing and sharing Read More

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Online consignment shop thredUp takes on The RealReal with launch of Luxe

Online consignment shop thredUp is taking on The RealReal. The e-commerce site for secondhand items today announced the launch of a new luxury goods storefront, simply called Luxe, which is now available as a public beta. Via Luxe, consignment customers can request a clean out kit from thredUp, as per usual, and fill it with both their high-end and low-end items, which the Read More

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This new modular construction company just raised 4.2 million in Series A funding

Building blocks are a fascination that most people eventually outgrow. Not Noel Maxam, an Emmy-award-winning producer, director and writer who more recently leapt into the world of modular construction withEmagispace, a company that‘s looking to give stick-frame construction the brush. Because the L.A. outfit just raised 4.2 million in Series A funding co-led by Circle Ventures and Read More

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Node raises 10.8 million to find you better sales leads

The first step of any salesperson is to figure out who to pitch, but some of them are wasting time targeting the wrong prospective clients. That‘s the premise behind Node, a startup that says its platform uses artificial intelligence to find sales leads. In stealth mode for the past 2.5 years, the company is nowannouncing a 10.8 million venture financing round led by Read More

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