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Cubic Telecom gets $46.5M to connect cars and other devices globally

 As automakers ramp up their connected car initiatives, a company that has built a solution to link vehicles up to mobile networks globally has raised a significant round of funding from a group of investors that includes Audi and Qualcomm. Cubi.....»»

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SparkLabs launches $50M fund for promising early-stage startups in Korea

 SparkLabs Group started in 2012 with a Seoul-based accelerator dedicated to boosting South Korea’s then-nascent startup ecosystem. Now it’s going back to its roots with the launch of a $50 million fund for early-stage Korean startup.....»»

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Social Capital to help startups go public without an IPO

 Silicon Valley venture firm Social Capital plans to help startups go public without the dreaded IPO process. And it’s something different than what Spotify is doing.  Social Capital is creating a shell company known as a “SPAC̶.....»»

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Google expands its public Wi-Fi program for emerging markets to Indonesia

 Google is launching its public Wi-Fi program, which offers free connectivity at railway stations and other locations such as universities, in Indonesia, the company announced today. The Indonesia launch is the first expansion of ‘Google.....»»

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Flytrex launches an autonomous on-demand drone delivery service in Iceland’s capital

 Flytrex wants to prove that drones are a realistic option for on-demand logistics with a new delivery program that took off in Iceland’s capital today. While other companies, including Amazon, have tested drone deliveries, Flytrex says th.....»»

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Crunch Report | Galaxy Note 8 Makes Its Return

We get a look at SpaceX’s Spacesuit, Galaxy Note 8 makes its return, a recap of YC Demo Day 2 and Apple’s latest iPhone could come on September 12th. All this on Crunch Report. Read More.....»»

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Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth is taking over the company’s consumer hardware efforts

 Veteran Facebook exec, Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, is taking over consumer hardware efforts at the company, including secret projects under groups like Building 8 and Oculus. The announcement was made internally by Facebook CTO Mike Sch.....»»

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Susan Fowler’s lawyers just told the Supreme Court why tech cos should eliminate arbitration agreements

 Susan Fowler, the former Uber engineer whose blog post about the company’s internal workings eventually led to the ouster of its CEO Travis Kalanick, has a new message for the Supreme Court: get rid of arbitration agreements. In a develop.....»»

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This algorithm cleverly recreates 3D objects from tiny 2D images

 With a lifetime of observing the world informing our perceptions, we’re all pretty good at inferring the overall shape of something we only see from the side, or for a brief moment. Computers, however, are just plain bad at it. Fortunatel.....»»

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In iOS 11, Safari will strip out Google AMP links for shared stories

 Anyone haunted by annoying link cruft will be relieved to hear that iOS 11 will transform Google AMP links back into their original forms when sharing a story from Safari. MacStories Editor Federico Viticci first spotted the change, which appea.....»»

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Three things that every startup should consider before the fundraising tide goes out

 Now is the time for startups to engage in strategic planning so that future liquidity needs will be met. This article discusses market trends and how debt financing and other protective measures can engineer optionality that can help a startup.....»»

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Judge sides with YouTubers Ethan and Hila Klein in copyright lawsuit

 Ethan and Hila Klein, the husband-and-wife team behind the popular H3H3 YouTube channel, appear to have won their legal battle against Matt Hosseinzadeh, a.k.a. Matt Hoss. A New York judge today issued a summary judgement in favor of the Kleins.....»»

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After Magic Leap acquisition, Dacuda founder forms PXL Vision

 Swiss startup Dacuda’s 3D scanning division was acquired by Magic Leap in February, but it seems the company’s founder, Michael Born, is just getting started with computer vision. He and three others who didn’t go over to the.....»»

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FTC greenlights Amazon and Whole Foods deal

 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is allowing Amazon to move forward in the process of purchasing Whole Foods. The $13.7 billion acquisition, which was announced in June, combines the e-commerce behemoth with a major grocery chain. The FTC has.....»»

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Billionaires and big ag are joining venture investors to fund lab-grown meat

 The future of food is going to get weird. Read More.....»»

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FTC green lights Amazon and Whole Foods deal

 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is allowing Amazon to move forward in the process of purchasing Whole Foods. The $13.7 billion acquisition, which was announced in June, combines the e-commerce behemoth with a major grocery chain. The FTC has.....»»

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Ojo wants to be the electric scooter for commuters, but it’s not there yet

Commuting in a busy city like San Francisco can be annoying — between all the cars, bikes, Boosted Boards and other electric gizmos zipping and weaving through lanes. The Ojo Electric scooter, while it might help with your personal traffic woes.....»»

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Uber’s financials show company is still growing, despite the drama

 Uber’s past six months have been tumultuous with lawsuits and allegations of harassment. The company doesn’t even have a CEO right now, but newly released financials suggest that most users don’t care. First reported by Axios,.....»»

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FTC approves of Amazon and Whole Foods deal

 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is allowing Amazon to move forward in the process of purchasing Whole Foods. The $13.4 billion acquisition, which was announced in June, combines the e-commerce behemoth with a major grocery chain. The FTC then.....»»

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Does it really matter how much your startup raises?

 “How much money does it take to get a startup off the ground?” Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are faced with this question all the time, and the only right answer — it depends — is also the least satisfying. For a.....»»

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