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 Tim Attia, co-founder and CEO of Slice Labs, said there’s “a ticking time bomb” threatening the on-demand economy — namely, insurance and liability. Attia’s tackling that problem with Slice, which will offer insurance for on-demand workers and providers, starting
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 Hopper, the makers of a handy travel application that tells you the best time to fly in order to find the best deals, has now raised additional
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 Vine, the six-second, looping video platform from Twitter, has just hired Hannah Donovan as the new general manager. Donovan has built her career
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 It didn’t quite add up when Fortune broke the news last week that Snapchat would spend a $100 million to acquire Bitstrips, the maker of personalized
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 Dating app Tinder is acquiring Humin the San Francisco startup which took a high-wire approach to contact management, trying to merge lots of disparate
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 Say what you want, how you want. That’s how Snapchat’s reps say CEO Evan Spiegel describes Chat 2.0, a massive set of new features launching
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 Meet Stratumn, a Paris-based startup that wants to create a platform-as-a-service for developers interested in the blockchain. With Stratumn, you
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 San Francisco has long been hailed the home of the tech startup — the place to be for entrepreneurs looking to lay the foundation for the
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 French startup Rythm, which makes a tech-infused headset it claims improves sleep quality, announced Tuesday that it’s raised over $11 million
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 Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the best startup show in the Big Apple? Student tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 are still
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 Online interior design platform Havenly has raised $5.8 million, bringing its total Series A round of funding to $13.3 million. The round was led
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 Umbo CV has raised a $2.8 million seed round for its security cameras, which use artificial intelligence to identify suspicious activity and prevent
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 Today, a $2.3 million private-public partnership called the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) is releasing its first major report, in
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 The cost of entry to the startup world has decreased dramatically in the last decade. We’re now at the point where the tools that were once
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 It has never been worth it for celebrities to respond to their endless digital fan mail — until now. TipTalk lets them set a price for a
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 Andre Swanston, CEO of Tru Optik, argued that there’s been one big obstacle to advertising on Internet-connected TVs — measurement.
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 Ain’t no party like a Netflix party cause a Netflix party eventually stops after a weekend of bingeing on House Of Cards and doesn’t
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 If you think about it, money is a ridiculous concept. Without going into a William Jennings Bryan gold standard history lesson, let’s just
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 A recent article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung titled “Will Facebook Enslave Us?” captures a sentiment prevalent among companies
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 500 Startups has been aiming to globalize its brand and work toward attracting the attention of young, cool companies outside the Bay Area echo
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 Meet Privacy, a new startup with a confusing name but an interesting product. Privacy lets you generate a virtual burner card every time you need
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 If you’ve tried streaming Master of None from your tablet running on Verizon on AT&T, chances are it looked like a big pile of unwatchable
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 Fortune is reporting that Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging platform that has today become the number one free app on the App Store, has agreed
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 It was already on public record that Andrey Andreev, the low-profile Russian founder of European dating behemoth Badoo, is an investor in female-led
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 While improvements in camera-phone technology have led to our mobile devices slowly but surely replacing clunky single-purpose cameras, most heavy
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 Badoo is today launching photo-verification and verified profiles to make online dating safer. Most folks don’t know that Badoo is the silent
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 We’re excited to announce that Carissa Romero, a partner at diversity consulting startup Paradigm, will be speaking on the TC Disrupt New
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 Universities in the U.S. are a wellspring of innovation, but they are almost certainly killing off some (really) good ideas too early. Investors
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 We are accustomed to hearing that European tech is perpetually in Silicon Valley’s shadow. Now there have been suggestions that the local
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 Supersonic planes, food harvesting robots and instant HIV diagnosis were some of the ideas that wowed us on Demo Day 2 for Y Combinator’s
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 Two visual marketing startups are teaming up — Olapic is announcing that it has acquired Piqora. Both companies promise to help businesses
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 People often misunderstand Y Combinator’s accelerator, with its broad range of startups that sometimes pivot before launch. That’s in
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 Launched this week, London-based startup Trax & Wax is the first vinyl subscription service focused on sub-genres within dance music. It works
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 French startup Mapstr is a nifty bookmarking apps, but for your favorite places. It lets you keep track of restaurants, bars, shops or your friends’
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 French startup Mapstr is a nifty bookmarking apps, but for your favorite places. It lets you keep track of restaurants, bars, shops or your friends’
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 A year after blatantly copying Timehop, Facebook’s nostalgia feature is proving how successful big platforms can be when they rip off smaller
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 Foursquare has just launched Swarm 4.0, complete with brand new profile pages, updated search capabilities, full-screen photos and a weekly Swarm
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 DoorDash is unveiling new versions of its website and app today, putting each restaurant’s delivery experience front-and-center. That’s
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 Not every great business is VC backable. But every business needs capital to grow. If you’re launching a great business, but you don’t
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 F6S, the community and deal platform for startups, announces today that they are launching a new, invite-only membership for select startup founders.
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 Gobi Partners has partnered with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhard (MAVCAP), which claims to be the country’s largest venture capital
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 “Food, housing, healthcare, transportation. Life essentials made better and more affordable.” These are the types of startups that partner
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 As strange as it may seem, only a small percentage of Americans can legally invest in most startups today. Under long-standing rules governing who
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 Degreed, a startup promising to “jailbreak the college degree,” announced today that it has acquired Gibbon. Degreed offers tools for
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 Y Combinator-backed Gecko Robotics is hoping to save a few human lives at our nation’s power plants with wall-climbing robots. Gecko’s proprietary
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 We asked investors what their favorite startups were from the 60 that launched at Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 Demo Day 1. After huddling with
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 CurrencyFair, one of a number of so-called peer-to-peer currency exchanges, has scored a further €8 million in funding. The round was led by Octopus
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 Bob Messerschmidt knows a little about health and wellness tech, having spent three years helping architect the Apple Watch platform after Apple quietly
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 Research marketplace Science Exchange is now $25 million richer. The startup hooking researchers up with service providers just added the Series
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 European news startup Blendle has already attracted funding from two of the biggest names in the media business — The New York Times and German
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 GoCardless has become somewhat of a poster child for the London fintech scene. Offering an alternative to card payments, the startup provides a
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 Eye-tracking virtual reality headset maker FOVE has closed an $11 million Series A led by Colopl VR Fund, with participation from the venture fund
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 Nuren Group, a Malaysian-based company that runs community and e-commerce sites for women, has raised a $2 million Series A led by Gobi Partners.
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 “You’ll notice we have many more startups that aren’t in the traditional software category,” said Y Combinator President
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 Truebill, a startup that helps people track and cancel their subscriptions, announced it has raised a small round of seed funding. The round includes
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 Music startup 8tracks has always had a strong sense of community. But the startup is taking this one step further by raising $30 million from its
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 A new service from the online wedding inspiration startup Loverly wants to put the capabilities of a wedding planner right in your pocket. Officially
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 “We’re not a media company, we’re a tech company” — that’s a common refrain in the advertising and media business,
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 Traditionally, the largest barrier to podcasting has been the complexity of steps and multitude of programs it takes to go from recording to editing
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 What’s the only thing worse than a full inbox? An inbox full of spammy newsletter emails you don’t really want to read. Throttle is
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 As lucrative as they may be, I normally find ad tech/marketing tech companies to be pretty boring. However, Clarivoy’s interesting concept
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 Japanese startup Whill’s Model M, a motorized wheelchair alternative, has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration in the
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 RecomN, a platform that helps Malaysian and Indonesian users find service providers for important projects, will enter new Southeast Asian markets
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 BYJU, an educational app for Indian schoolkids, plans to create new learning formats and products after raising $75 million from Sequoia India and
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 You don’t have to be a circus freak contortionist to sleep on a plane thanks to Woollip. Now you can dive face-first into an inflatable travel
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 Clothing brand American Apparel has formally partnered with startup Postmates to offer consumers on-demand delivery (within the hour) of Basics
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 Jumio, the Andreessen Horowitz-funded mobile and online credentials authentication business, whose technology can scan and read information from
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 eGym, the Munich-based startup that offers cloud-connected gym equipment and supporting cloud software and app for the fitness training floor, has
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 Girnar Software, which runs several auto portals in India including CarDekho.com, has raised an undisclosed amount of new funding from Google Capital,
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 Singapore-based Grab has just scored a new ally in its battle against Uber and other on-demand ride apps. The company, which claims to be Southeast
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 Airbnb will now let travelers from outside the U.S. to book properties in Cuba after receiving authorization from the U.S. government, reports the
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 The Jetsons presented a highly entertaining vision of what homes of the future would look like. The animated television show anticipated a world
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 I started my last company in mid-2009, just as the market was beginning to recover from the fallout of the financial crisis. In the past several
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 Sesame Workshop, the organization that brought to life the beloved “Sesame Street” and countless other programs, has announced a new
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 In early February 2016, a study of financing deals reported by The Wall Street Journal found that investors are increasingly protecting themselves
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 Immigrants make up 13.3 percent of the population in the U.S., which is the highest percentage the country has seen in more than 100 years. Now
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 Parking tickets actually earn cities less money than when people pay the meters like they should. The problem is that even new meters that let you
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 If you’re a tutor looking to offer your services online, a startup called Coach aims to give you the tools you need. CEO Spencer Fry created
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 Perlstein Lab, or PLab as it is also known, continues to hone its automated drug discovery platform and presents its latest iteration Wednesday
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 A month ago, payments company Stripe launched Atlas, a toolkit for startups to incorporate in the U.S. and lay the groundwork for growing their
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 Managed By Q, the company that lets you order on-demand cleaning services, IT help, handyman work and more all from an iPad in the office, has today
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 The American dream is no longer for sale — but it is for rent. We are slowly going through a subtle shift in how the economy is owned and
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 WeWork, the co-working space headquartered in New York and valued north of $5 billion, has today announced its second acquisition. The company will
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 Creo, the Indian startup that recently received $3 million in funding to create a new twist on Android, has unveiled its first smartphone, called
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 News of yet more movement among on-demand food startups: Rocket Internet-backed Foodpanda announced today that it has acquired Delivery.com’s
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 Swipe-based dating is hard work. With hundreds of potential suitors to swipe through, most of us just take a few seconds to glance at a picture
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 Part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 class, REVL just launched a smart action camera that solves the two worst things about action cams: shaky footage
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 The rise was like a tech startup fairytale. Within three years of founding, this unicorn company had raised more than $1 billion in venture capital
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 During an afternoon call with me, Airmada CEO Dan Danay, outlined his autonomous drone product offering that he and co-founder Boris Lipchin are
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 Most social media platforms deter users from creating multiple profiles to prevent shenanigans like harassment and fraud. Galaxia, however, wants
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 Late last week rumours began to spread that GoButler, the messaging­-based virtual assistant that let you request anything on-demand, was heading
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 Distribusion, the Berlin-based startup that’s built a platform to make it easy for travel companies and travel search engines to sell ‘intercity’
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 Is your startup looking to take that next big leap forward? Many companies have gotten their start by displaying in Startup Alley at TechCrunch
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 Handshake, a maker of wholesale order apps for mobile, will target new overseas markets after raising a $14 million Series B. The round was led
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 The founders of Ask.fm — the popular social Q&A app that became embroiled in a cyberbullying media storm before being acquired by IAC
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 Foursquare is an institution in the New York tech scene, so it only makes sense for us to have Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley and the company’s
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 Mondo, the yet-to-launch U.K. banking startup that is creating quite a lot of buzz amongst the London tech scene and beyond, is opening its Beta
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 SpoonRocket, the on-demand food delivery startup that shut down yesterday in the U.S., has a buyer. That buyer is Brazil-based iFood, a food delivery
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 Munchery, the on-demand meal delivery startup with over $117 million in funding, has lost Pascal Rigo, who came on board to Munchery as chief customer
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 A number of startup studios are in the midst of a years-long experiment, providing back-end assistance, office space and mentoring to talented,
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 It’s time to take wearable devices to the next level. Plume Labs and DigitasLBi have teamed up for an interesting experiment. What if pigeons
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 Today, we have a variety of apps to manage our days – calendars, task lists, reminders, notes, and more. But the apps don’t always interoperate,
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 I recently took the opportunity to visit with influential friends and colleagues in the New York City technology space. I sat with longtime friend
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 WillCall had great design and community, but didn’t have tickets to the best concerts. Ticketfly had deep relationships with music venues,
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 Last April, Julien Arnold quietly left his role as CEO of Numbrs, the mobile-first banking app he co-founded with Swiss company builder Centralway.
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 David Lapter, formerly of Fab.com and MakeSpace, is moving on to Dashlane to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Dashlane is a password management
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 French startup Prêt d’Union is one of the biggest fintech startups in its home country, but it has yet to expand its crowd-lending services
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 The Hotaru compact shower holds five gallons of water and, according to the co-founders, a family of three can each take a five-minute, daily shower
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 A couple months ago, I visited Las Vegas for CES. Few people enjoy playing in CES, but no one enjoys going to the city of sin for work. The loud
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 SpoonRocket informed its investors it’s shutting down its on-demand pre-made meal delivery service after failing to raise the necessary capital
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 More than 100 million Americans have a criminal history, according to a Department of Justice survey. Catherine Hoke of Defy Ventures believes that
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 Well, that was short-lived. It was only in October that I outed the then stealthy Valk Fleet, a new food delivery and logistics startup from European
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 We hear a lot about how companies like Uber are transforming car-based transportation, but today comes news of another play in the sector, this
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 While most of the discussions around blockchain have focused on its potential use in finance, startup Blockai is looking at something different
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 Square is acquiring the team behind Framed Data, a predictive analytics service, and will be deploying the team of data scientists to its Square
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 Modern farming has a huge problem with food waste, stemming from the mismatch between specific food buyer requirements vs Mother Nature delivering
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 Or do we even need one? At Disrupt New York in May, we’ll try to get to the bottom of that question. In a panel on the new frontier of digital
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 Drones are expensive and crashes are inevitable. ParaZero has a solution: A parachute. With the ParaZero SafeAir product, a drone is fitted with
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 Another live streaming startup is hoping to grab its share of eyeballs. Tandem is a bootstrapping fitness-focused platform aiming to offer a low
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 Prototyping suite InVision just announced they are acquiring Silver Flows, a tool that lets developers prototype directly inside Sketch. The acquisition
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 Marley Spoon, the cook-at-home food delivery service that competes with the likes of Gousto, Blue Apron, Plated, and Rocket Internet’s HelloFresh,
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 As a travel enthusiast, it was a problem Ryan Wenger had often encountered: How can a person search for a flight and hotel based on the amount of
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 We do not possess the ability to read the future, and yet we can predict with a high level of certainty that we will see more major cybersecurity
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 New domain extensions have accumulated some pretty big numbers over the last couple of years. Collective registrations for the new GTLDs (generic
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 Living communities and the people who build them are unique, but they share many common threads: a mix of private and community spaces, a set of
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 Consider this a public service announcement for DoorDash customers. In the coming weeks, you’re going to start seeing something new on your
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 The New York Times is expanding its native ad studio with the acquisition of HelloSociety, a digital marketing agency owned by Science, Inc. Los
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 While most people think about hashtags, marketing stunts and SoLoMo when they hear about the Interactive part of SXSW in Austin, this year is going
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 Instacart, the $2 billion grocery delivery startup that recently announced an extended partnership with Whole Foods, has slashed pay for its drivers
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 YouTube is a beautifully weird world full of surprises. It turns out there’s a big community of TV show and movie reaction YouTubers out there.
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 Boston’s tech scene should shake off its inferiority complex: The “Boston Tech Party” revolution is starting to unfold. After
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 Late last year, Congress passed legislation that substantially improved the legal landscape for startups, early-stage companies and the stakeholders
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 Fred Wilson is a name that needs no introduction, but we’re going to do it anyway. TechCrunch is excited to announce that Fred Wilson will
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 Fred Wilson is a name that needs no introduction, but we’re going to do it anyway. TechCrunch is excited to announce that Fred Wilson will
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 Here’s a simple-but-handy-sounding update to Jukely — a standby list. For those of you who haven’t tried it, Jukely offers access
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 Do you sometimes get the feeling that you’re having a looooooong text conversation to accomplish some fairly simple planning? I’ve certainly
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 “This is so fast it feels like cheating” students tell Volley. The education startup’s app lets students point their phone’s
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 Up All Night, a startup aiming to give your nightlife a boost, is announcing that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding. More exciting than the
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 Confide, the messaging platform that keeps everything confidential, has today announced the close of a $1.6 million extension to their seed round,
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 When a new medium arises, so too do new brands hoping to stake a claim on the frontier. Penrose Studios wants to be the Pixar of VR, telling heartfelt
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 Icertis, which develops cloud-based software that helps large companies manage contracts, has raised a $15 million Series B led by Ignition Partners.
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 As the Internet and global commerce speed the flow of information, and as products and services for American consumers can be built in and delivered
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 Stowaway Cosmetics is a startup taking on the $60 billion makeup industry by selling pint-sized lipsticks, blushes and foundations direct to consumers.
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 It’s a tough world out there for on-demand startups — confusion around the W2 vs. 1099 conversation, tough margins, and customer service
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 Julie Desk, the French startup that’s developed a ‘virtual assistant’ to automate the email back-and-forth typically associated
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 Crowdsourced journalism startup Fresco News has just scored a notable partnership which will bring photo and video footage shot by ordinary citizens
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 Indochino is following up on the recent appointment of a new CEO with a big new round of funding. The company, which allows you to purchase made-to-measure
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 Finding affordable primary medical care can be a headache for people in India. SeeDoc is one of the newest companies using technology to solve that
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 When Polyvore CEO Jess Lee was looking for a CFO, she found everything she wanted in Cheryl Dalrymple: incredible experience, shared values about
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 Spot, a startup that says it can help you find “the best places in the world,” is launching to the public. The company emerged from
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 It’s dumbfounding how an industry as huge as live music still relies on a patchwork of backwards, outdated technologies. Word document offer
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 By all accounts, the London startup scene was abuzz with Entrepreneur First‘s latest Demo Day today, as 25 startups — up from 9! —
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 New mediums mint new rock stars, and for virtual reality it’s Chris Milk. From surreal dreamscapes to #BlackLivesMatter protests to Jordanian
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 The nation relies on systemically important market infrastructures. As you may have guessed, these engines of economy are designed to resist change.
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 Pinterest today is releasing a set of new advertising management tools that were previously unavailable for smaller businesses as its portfolio
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 Vessel, the video subscription startup headed by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, announced this week that it’s moving in a new direction
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 No one else ever sees most of your camera roll. But if you’re brave enough, your close friends might enjoy peeking at every photo, video,
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 Always be shipping: Hot on the heels of Zeeqo acquiring London-based delivery startup ParcelBright, another company helping online sellers ship
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 Veeqo, the Wales-headquartered company that offers e-commerce inventory software, has acquired London-based parcel delivery startup ParcelBright
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 A New York City startup called Hero plans to replace those plastic pill organizers with a high-tech home appliance. As demonstrated for me by
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 Crimson Hexagon is announcing that it has raised $20 million in additional equity funding. Founded in 2007, the Boston-headquartered company helps
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 In a world suffering from app overload, the Y Combinator-backed startup Prompt introduces a different way to interact with services, make purchases
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 There’s a new body-tracking workout outfit that looks to compete with the likes of Athos and other workout-tracking sensors that’s launching
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 Mobile marketing company Tune is releasing a new report, where 24.6 percent of survey respondents said that they’d downloaded an ad-blocking
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 Ryan Leslie gave every fan his phone number. It’s (646) 887-6978. But instead of a million unwanted phone calls, it’s making him money
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 UpLabs is a community-powered marketplace that lets designers and developers share ready-to-ship UI resources — like login boxes and payment
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 In its eighth year, Startup Turkey, a gathering of 600, is one of the country’s premier startup events. Read More
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 Hooch, which just launched in LA, is a subscription-based app that gives its members one cocktail every day for just $9.99 per month. Yes, we’re
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 Staff Finder, the European on-demand marketplace for temporary staffing, has closed a funding round led by One Peak Partners and Goldman Sachs Private
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 In any conversation I have about London’s fintech space, property crowdfunding platform Property Partner is almost certain to come up. The
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 PayPal has been going through some big changes since separating from eBay last year. The company recently introduced a redesigned app and is now
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 Good companies will always get funded. If that’s your company, it’s important to make sure you have the resources to keep it alive long
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 Bagging lots of users is a challenge one of the startups in Y Combinator’s 2016 winter batch is worrying about a bit less than the average.
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 Add this one to the bucket list. A startup called Cape Productions will use a drone to capture footage of you skiing. Stationed at Squaw Valley
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 A new app from David Barnard, the developer behind the popular Launch Center Pro, promises to be the cure for boredom. Rando, as the app is called,
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 Two recently launched applications, Daycap and VideoSlam, make it easy to summarize your day in the format of videos or GIFs, which can then
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 Bumble, the popular dating app where girls make the first move, has released an update that may turn the dating app world on its head. The new
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 Market movements in the technology sector — particularly in SaaS tech companies — are causing a stir among investors. It’s always
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 Called the X-Prize for music the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition pits multiple musicians and makers against each other at Georgia Tech’s
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 ICX Media, a Washington, D.C. startup promising to help video creators find an audience and make money, announced today that it has raised $2.5
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 A popular smartwatch customization platform for Android, Facer, has today made its way to iOS and Apple Watch. While there are already dozens of
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 Eight, the startup formerly known as Luna, announced today that it has raised $6 million in Series A seed funding. The company makes a smart mattress
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 Thanks to smartphones and the rise of apps like Snapchat and Periscope, vertical videos have gone from being an annoyance requiring a workaround
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 Niniane Wang was watching the infamous “iPhone vs. Evo” video — a short animated film of two creatures poking fun at the iPhone
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 Life is hard enough for teens, so Shots sidestepped bullies with a selfie sharing app that doesn’t allow commenting. Now the 6.6 million monthly
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 Wrap Media has raised $4 million it will use to grow its business in Japan. The new funding comes from returning investor Dream Incubator, a Tokyo-based
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 Online payment processing startup Dwolla has been hit with a $100,000 penalty by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, a government
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 Eight, the startup formerly known as Luna, announced today that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The company makes a smart mattress
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 Weebly isn’t just for building websites anymore — it recently launched Promote, a platform for building marketing emails. CEO David
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 Lending Club, the largest P2P lending platform in the U.S., has seen its share price drop by more than 50 percent since December 10; the price per
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 Home furnishings site Dot & Bo is expanding into workplace design, with the launch of Dot & Bo for Business. The e-commerce startup will
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 Slack was being cheeky when yesterday it said voice chat would start testing “very, very soon”. Today the new “Calls” feature
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 GoTenna, the device for people who want to stay connected when they don’t have cell signal, has found a natural launch partner — outdoor
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 Plane is a new social app from Tim Allison, who previously founded Cupple, the relationship app acquired by YC alumni Pair (which since re-branded
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 There has been a lot of hype around using drones to in precision agriculture, but for the time being, using regular planes outfitted with specialized
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 LOLA, the first tampon subscription service to use 100 percent cotton tampons, is today announcing the close of a $3 million seed round of funding.
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 Jobbatical, the Estonia-headquartered job matching site for tech gigs abroad, has raised a $2 million funding round led by Union Square Ventures,
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 MedyMatch Technology bills itself as an artificial intelligence healthcare startup. It’s applying AI in the form of “deep vision and
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 Some of Africa’s first commercial drone startups are generating clients and income. South Africa’s Rocketmine and Ghana’s Aeroshutter
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 Carsome, a Malaysia-based platform that connects car dealers with buyers and sellers, is gearing up to enter new markets in Southeast Asia after
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 Blippar, the AR company that lets you see extra, rich content by simply pointing your phone at an object, has today announced the close of a $54
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 CEO Kyle Hill spent a lot of time building technology for his parents that would help them find better service for their aging family members —
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 Mercari, a peer-to-peer marketplace app, has claimed the title of Japan’s first pre-IPO startup unicorn after raising 8.4 billion yen (about
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 Slack is gunning for Skype and Google Hangouts with the 2016 product roadmap it revealed today. The biggest change coming: the ability to seamlessly
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 Scrolling through the @shopboxfox Instagram account is enough to notice the clean-cut aesthetic: feminine, driven, artistic. However, the ladies
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 Pouring petrol on the bonfire of news tech, Google announced that it has invested more than $30m into projects spanning the European news tech scene.
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 If you’re sick of running out of paper checks and stamps or hassling with routing numbers to send zero-fee payments, you can bank on Checkbook.
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 Entrepreneurs in developing nations have redefined the words “bootstrapping” and “disruptive,” creating all kinds of businesses
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 New Yorkers, what are you doing tonight? Whatever it is, drop it and buy tickets to the New York TC Meetup. We’ve got an amazing lineup for
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 Do you love getting your hands dirty and want to be a part of the best startup show in tech? If so, you should definitely sign up to be a TechCrunch
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 Brownies made of black beans and cookies made of chickpeas are among the unusual recipes found on Hungryroot. Launched last year, the New York-based
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 This year’s Disrupt NY will take place across the river from Manhattan in Red Hook, at the Brooklyn Cruise Ship terminal. TechCrunch Disrupt,
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 DailyHotel, a Seoul-based app that lets harried travelers quickly find hotel rooms, has launched in 10 new Asian countries. The startup was founded
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 NativeX, a startup that makes advertising for mobile games and apps, is being acquired by Chinese mobile ad platform Mobvista. In a statement today,
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 Innovation requires a level playing field that Silicon Valley elites seem unprepared to give emerging nations. Are the original Valley’s glory
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 Buffer is best known as a scheduling tool to help marketing teams schedule content on social media, but with the acquisition of Respondly they signaled
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 Did I mention we’re having a pitch-off in Brooklyn tomorrow night? Because we are! It will be held at Output in Williamsburg at 6pm, and tickets
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 Have you always dreamed about participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt? Great news! We are still accepting applications for
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 Property management is one of those industries that typically lags behind the rest of the U.S economy in terms of technology, customer service,
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 Have you always dreamed about participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt? Great news! We are still accepting applications for
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 Seedcamp-backed travel startup, Much Better Adventures, which lets you book ‘active holidays’ with independent providers, has raised
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 When a startup manages a successful exit, its earliest adopters usually don’t get much in return except for bragging rights. RocketClub wants
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 It takes a much heartier stomach to jump into the startup game now than it did a year ago. Zenefits recently became the latest unicorn to face devaluation
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 The Brooklyn TC Meetup crept up faster than any of us anticipated. In just two short days, we’ll head over to Output in Williamsburg and ten
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 Silicon Valley has disrupted disruptive innovation, and Clayton Christensen isn’t happy about it. Christensen vaulted to rock-star status
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 All it takes is a quick look at the market to see that we are in for a bumpy ride — and a longer-term downturn may be imminent. Tech is not
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 Luxe is in talks with a strategic investor that will infuse the company with “tens of millions” in new financing from Hertz, our sources
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 Talkwheel, a company that offers a unique way to visualize customer conversations, has been acquired by Clickable. I last wrote about Talkwheel
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 Zenefits is laying off around 17% of its employees, or 250 people, with the layoffs largely concentrated in the company’s sales divisions,
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 As a CEO and immigrant worker (take that, Trump!), I always get asked about moving my company to Silicon Valley. I usually answer that I believe
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 When we last saw BioBots, company CEO Danny Cabrera took to the Disrupt stage to pitch his 3D printer for living cells to our panel of judges in
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 The Bay Area is well-acquainted with boom and bust cycles, and while it’s too soon to declare that the tech economy has turned, recruiters
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 Zumper, the Kleiner-backed apartment rental platform that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, has acquired PadMapper, the popular map-centric
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 It’s a familiar pitch — taking an industry that relies on outdated technology and rethinking it with modern, web-based tools. The industry
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 The Brooklyn Meetup is creeping up on us much faster than expected, which means that there is a very short amount of time before the window closes
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 Dear Hotlanta (which happens to be freezing right now), I write to you from a hotel room off of the highway, with but a few short hours until I
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 The hospitality industry has been drastically shaken up by entrants to the space like Airbnb and Hotel Tonight. But a new startup that combines
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 Number26 is trying to reinvent your bank account. One by one, the company is looking at the traditional bank features and using more modern options
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 A startup comprised of a trio of ex-Google engineers is doing something Google has roundly failed to do: make Android compelling on larger screen
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 Ibibo Group, which claims to be India’s largest online travel group, has raised $250 million in new funding from majority stakeholder Naspers
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 According to a 2015 study of more than 4,000 designers conducted by Subtraction.com and Adobe’s Khoi Vinh, 64 percent of designers still prefer
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 Drawbridge isn’t just an ad-tech company anymore. We’ve written about how the company, which is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield &
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 Jared Kim might not be the best gamer — but he still wants to be able to share highlights from his sessions, and save them to remember them
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 At Roger Lee’s last startup, he wanted to set up a 401(k) plan for his employees. He soon realized how frustrating and outdated the process
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 The next round of TechCrunch Include Office Hours are here! On March 8th, Niko Bonatsos, Deepak Jeevan Kumar, Armaan Ali, Steve Herrod, and Prateek
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 Sometimes generating leads is about finding connections wherever you can. “I went to school at X too!” “X is a great cause, my
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 The most annoying part of zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood was that when you signed up, there was a 3-day delay before money you deposited appeared
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 Comet is a nifty little iOS and Android app that lets you create and share photo albums with your friends and family. Comet is trying to solve a
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 Where there is friction, there are business opportunities. In France, a host of startups are flourishing with the promise to ease the pain of paperwork
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 The distance between Zynga’s offices in the United States and a gaming startup in Bengaluru might seem far, but it was a straightforward road
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 If you’re a Todoist user working on Apple devices, today is a big day. The company is announcing four updates for four different Apple patforms
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 After months of speculation, last week the U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron formally announced the date for a referendum on whether Britain should
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 Speaking–or at least trying to be comprehensible–is one of the hardest parts of studying a new language. TerraTalk, a Japanese startup,
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 With Disrupt NY 2016 fast approaching, TechCrunch takes a look back at companies that have competed in the Startup Battlefield in previous years.
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 Data ethics is a subject our industry has largely ignored, avoided and failed to acknowledge as important. This neglect is almost certainly caused
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 Branded.me* isn’t just a website builder anymore — it’s adding tools allowing users to connect with other users and publish their
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 But these aren’t the crappy click-bait you see below lots of blog posts. “We’re being very choosy” Pocket founder Nate Weiner
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 Wakie, the ‘social alarm clock’ that lets you be woken up by a complete stranger, is pivoting the concept to enable you to connect via
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 Today Snapchat announced a new feature called Birthday Party, which is essentially a duet of lenses – one of which can only be used on
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 SoundCloud Pulse, the music streaming service’s dedicated app for artists and creators, is now available on iOS. In an odd move in a market
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 eero was supposed to go out late last year to those who bought the system during pre-launch but a manufacturing hiccup pushed the ship date to the
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 Disrupt NY 2016 is just a few short months away, as soon hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors and innovators will flock to the lovely Brooklyn Cruise
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 BuzzMyVideos, the London-based startup that specialises in international online video content promotion, has acqui-hired Italy’s MakeTag to
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 Raw Pressery currently delivers cold-pressed juices to homes in six Indian cities, but it aspires to grow into one of the country’s leading
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 Dribble, the London startup founded by Nicholas Wright, Daniel Qu (whom I’m told met at TechCrunch Disrupt) and Rupert Brenninkmeijer, kicks
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 Latvia’s Mintos, a fintech startup that operates a p2p loans marketplace to let investors invest in various loans from a growing number of
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 Bonsai, part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch, has created a tool designed to guide freelancers through contract creation and invoicing. The
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 Foursquare announced a new product today that should help brick-and-mortar advertisers measure the effectiveness of their campaigns. The company
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 Three years after its original eBike the Porteur, Faraday Bicycles is launching its second luxury eBike, the Cortland. Now available for preorder
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 Copenhagen-based Motosumo has spent the last three years developing “gait analysis” systems based on body mounted sensors coupled with
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 The halcyon days of people clicking on Google search links and instantly converting into customers are over. But a startup called Qubit, founded
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 Would the world be different if Neil Armstrong had worn a Fitbit wristband when he set foot on the moon? What if Nixon had been equipped with a
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 For me and my co-founders, building our first tech company from the ground up has been both an exhilarating and humbling process. Coming from a
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 In this corner: A number of employers, particularly tech companies, who claim they have a large number of unfilled positions and can’t find
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 We hear it again and again: The U.S. K-12 education system is in crisis. In its 2015 report, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, otherwise
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 The beauty of content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Wix, Weebly and others is in the ability to create and build a complete website using
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 Don’t ever say we aren’t flexible. You needed a few extra days to commit to clicking the buy button on tickets to Disrupt NY 2016, and
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 The Pitch-offs in Atlanta and Boston are but a few days away. You already know the stellar companies pitching at our events, but today is the day
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 While Uber and Lyft now have a glorified monopoly on intracity transportation, there is still a need for a safe, reliable transportation option
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 You’ve procrastinated long enough, tech fans. Today is the day to get your deeply discounted tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 for $1,795 each before
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 Hello startup friends! We’re less than a week away from our annual mini-meetup in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Needless to say that we’re
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 Anyline, the Austrian startup that provides mobile OCR tech to enable developers to add text recognition to their own apps, has raised €1.5 million
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 The tech world was stunned last week when Zenefits — the unicorn that had once been called “the fastest growing SaaS business in history”–
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 Try to figure out exactly where fresh products come from in a grocery store. The stickers may say “Mexico” or “Colombia,”
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 Imgur is Internet dude paradise. The underhyped image sharing and commenting community has 150 million active users and saw 900 billion page views
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 Today, The Dallas Business Journal is reporting that ModoPayments completed a $2 Million funding round by a group of individual angels that includes
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 Talent plus capital. Whether you’re building a company, a city or a national economy, these are the raw materials that make it possible to
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 Given the extent to which I cover dating apps, you may be surprised to know that I’m not much of a digital dater. In fact, I’ve only
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 If you’ve ever found peering over a friend’s shoulder as they browse their Instagram more interesting than swiping through your own,
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 Everyone knows that having to write individualized thank you cards is the worst part of receiving gifts. Luckily, ThankView is fixing this with
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 Triptease, the startup that provides a SaaS to enable hotels to increase direct sales, has closed $7 million in Series A funding. Investors include
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 Startup Battlefield hopefuls, it’s time to stop procrastinating and apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt New York. We’re looking
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 The great continent of Africa seems to be the flavor of the month. As the world wakes up to its potential, I can’t help but cringe each time
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 Sketchfab is an online platform to view and share 3D files. The company has been adding a bunch of new features over the past few months, including
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 The inimitable Jon Shieber will be interviewing Pär-Jörgen Pärson of Northzone VC at a mini-meetup to be held in New York tonight and you’re
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 Food tech is big these days — Grubhub, Blue Apron, Instacart — but pretty web design and polished communication strategies aren’t
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 When it comes to searching for a new house or apartment to buy, the typical search experience usually focuses solely on geography, number of rooms
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 Bloglovin’ is announcing the acquisition of marketing startup Sverve, a move that should the expand monetization options for writers using the
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 Sprout Social is announcing a big Series C round of funding — the company says it has raised $42 million from Goldman Sachs’ Merchant
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 Wavecell, a Singaporean startup that creates APIs for communication tools, has raised a $1.6 million Series A. The round was led by Qualgro Asean
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 Curve, the stealthy London-based startup backed by notable fintech investors, finally de-cloaks today with the soft launch of its iOS app and accompanying
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 More VC being thrown at casual trading app Bux. The app, which turns stocks and derivatives trading (via CFDs) into a game-like and social experience,
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 Amazon will acquire startup Emvantage for an undisclosed amount to develop its Indian e-commerce site’s payment platform. In a press announcement,
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 Yello Mobile — the Seoul, Korea-based mobile apps business that has grown by raising nearly $150 million and acquiring over 80 other app
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 A new 500 Startups batch means new diversity stats. In the startup accelerator’s 15th batch, 44% of the founders are international, 33%
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 The Boston and Atlanta Meetups are but a week away, and we have finally confirmed the companies pitching in the Pitch-Offs. These startups will
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 Who has time to swipe Tinder these days? Or wade through the seven circles of weird messaging hell on OKCupid? Too many people, evidently, which
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 Reedsy has been unbundling traditional publishing houses one step at a time. At heart, Reedsy remains a marketplace to find an editor, copy editor,
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 There are apps that promise to help you free up space on your smartphone by backing up then deleting your photos. There are apps that help you organize
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 Giphy, the Google of GIFs, has closed a $55 million Series C funding round at a valuation of $300 million post-money. The round was led by Lightspeed
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 The tech industry has a responsibility to do something about how Silicon Valley and San Francisco are evolving, and the displacement we’ve
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 With the emerging ecosystem of connected devices – often dubbed the “Internet of Things” – consumers are rightly worried
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 File transfer startup Infinit has a new product that could potentially change the way DevOps engineers think about storage. With Infinit’s
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 Naritiv, the platform that connects brands and advertisers with influencers on Snapchat, has today announced the close of a $3 million Series A
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 TechCrunch is excited to stream 500 Startups’ demo day live from the Computer History Museum. The demos start at 1:00 PM Pacific and are expected
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 Lytics, the two-and-a-half-year-old Portland, OR personalization technology startup announces today the public launch of their new Content Affinity
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 Online real estate listings have undoubtedly changed how people search for houses. Never before, after all, did buyers have this much information
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 After my recent article about empty states, I was lucky enough to get an interview request from Holly Jade, a user experience (UX) designer with
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 “The next big thing will start out looking like a toy.” At least according to A16Z partner Chris Dixon. He used the phrase to explain
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 You like customers. You like Slack. You like talking on Slack. You like to talk to customers on Slack. You like sandwiches. How do you connect all
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 Dutch startup Leakserv is playing in the online identity management space, with a special focus on helping victims of revenge porn who want specific
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 Movebubble, the startup that wants to make renting in London suck a little less, has picked up $1.6 million in further funding, bringing total investment
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 Israel has become a hotbed for startups in the fields of identity verification and fraud prevention. The IDF Unit 8200 develops systems for gathering
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 It’s Valentine’s Day, so what better time to interview Vana Koutsomitis, the self-proclaimed dating expert and finalist of this year’s
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 DHL, the international express delivery company, started its business by offering free plane tickets to people on the street. For the trouble of
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 In 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed before a joint session of Congress that before the end of the decade America would put a man on the
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 “The theme of LA is diversity.” That is what DoorDash’s Kevin Huang told me in our conversation about how expanding on-demand
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 Patent trolls, more formally known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), pose a major threat to American businesses. A study published by the Boston
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 I’m a Soylent believer. If you know me personally, this may be hard for you to understand, given that my favorite foods are bread and cheese
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 I want to play again. My arms are sore from shooting a virtual bow-and-arrow and slashing robots with a lightsaber. My heart is racing from dodging
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 When John Kim and his team were working on a community-based application called Smile Mom — which was designed to connect nearby moms —
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 YouTube wants to win the love of musicians by solving their biggest problem: how to turn popularity into cash. So today it announced it’s
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 Life360, the mobile application designed for families, announced today that it has acquired the private messaging application and Y Combinator
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 To many startups, search engine optimization (SEO) is a task that sits on their company’s back burner. With features to launch and customers
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 Runkeeper is set to become the latest fitness startup to be acquired by a workout gear company. Jason Jacobs, the startup’s co-founder and
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 The hits just keep on coming at the embattled cloud human resources software provider Zenefits, as the California Department of Insurance has begun
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 Uber is asking the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to settle two cases: Philliben v. Uber Technologies, Inc. and Mena
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 “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” the saying goes. Well, if you’re running a startup that sells to other startups,
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 No one wants to go to a car dealership. We’re in the era where everything can be done online, so it’s crazy you can’t buy a new
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 Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from
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 Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia’s new democracy has struggled to enact prudent economic policy to provide employment and opportunity
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 Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from
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 Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia’s new democracy has struggled to enact prudent economic policy to provide employment and opportunity
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 Sky-Futures, the drone startup that flies drones around oil rigs and gas pipelines and analyses the captured data to spot problems before they become
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 Meet Gorgias, an artifial intelligence-powered help desk to make you much more efficient when it comes to answering customer support requests. The
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 IMJ, a venture capital firm based in Japan, is looking homeward with a new fund especially for Japanese startups. Called the IMJ Investment Partners
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 Toss Lab has raised $2.5 million in fresh funding for JANDI, an enterprise communication tool that is tailored for companies in Asia. Along with
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 You have exactly one day left to apply for the TC Pitch-offs in Boston and Atlanta, which will be held on February 23 and February 25 respectively.
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 TechCrunch Disrupt is headed back to the Big Apple, and we’re thrilled to announce that Disrupt New York 2016 will take place at the incredible
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 Most new homes that are being built in the U.S. today really aren’t all that different from those that were built 30 years ago. Some materials
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 Lantern, a mental health startup that offers tools to deal with stress, anxiety and body image has raised a $17 million Series A round led by the
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 Meet Immersit, a new kind of connected device for your couch launching today on Kickstarter. Immersit generates vibrations to immerse you in your
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 This morning, the law firm Fenwick & West published new findings about all the U.S.-based unicorn financings that took place during the last
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 Humans have been having humans for hundreds of thousands of years as part of our genetic drive so it seems counter-Darwinian that some genes might
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 Not only has Gjirafa developed an albanian search engine, which overcomes some of the complexities and uniqueness of the albanian language, but
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 BuildDirect is an online marketplace for buying home improvement products. Today, the company is opening its platform to third-party sellers with
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 Meet Cizoo, a new iOS app that is all about making it easier to create music. Learning to play an instrument can be hard, but anyone can sing and
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 On the surface, the smart lock space can seem pretty crowded already, with names like Lockitron and August and Kisi apparently in play for several
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 The 9th Annual Crunchies took place at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco last night. Host Chelsea Peretti had us laughing before our
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 SolarCity, which is down more than 50 percent over the past year, just released its Q4 2015 earnings. The market has reacted negatively, with
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 Twenty-First Century Fox, which invested $160M in DraftKings over the summer, has written down the investment by about 60 percent, according to
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 When 21-year-old college students Nate Matherson and Matt Lenhard started their first business for tutors, they didn’t really know that they
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 With Twitter-owned Periscope, Facebook’s latest video efforts, and, of course, Meerkat, is there any space left for a new social video streaming
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 When we last covered Lully, the YC-Backed startup had just announced the close of a $2.1 million seed round for operations surrounding their flagship
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 Lulu, the once controversial mobile app that lets women anonymously review and rate men (something the startup calls ‘dating intelligence’),
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 James Barrese, the chief technology officer of PayPal, will resign on April 1 and his position will be taken over by two people. The online payments
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 UK cyber security startup Digital Shadows, which sells a SaaS service to businesses wanting to monitor and manage potential risks by keeping tabs
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 Silicon Valley is getting dressed up tonight to celebrate startups, their founders and CEOs, VCs and angels, and the products they make during our
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 With customers demanding access to goods and services where and when they want, and servers deluged with requests, concurrency and expectations
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 There’s a big shuffle happening at Zenefits today — with Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad exiting the company and COO David Sacks taking
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 On April 4th, Y Combinator cofounder Jessica Livingston will host the third annual Female Founders Conference at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco,
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 You can’t swing a bag of cats without hitting a new tampon startup. Whether it’s about scheduling deliveries or getting something sweet
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 TechCrunch is excited to announce the 100-person Crunchies Board who collectively picked the winners of the 9th Annual Crunchies award. Early last
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 Localglobe, the new VC fund from father and son duo Robin and Saul Klein, has led a £1.1 million investment in online mortgage advisor Trussle.
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 Experts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology
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 It’s a new environment for startups in 2016. Financing will get harder. Valuation inflation will dissipate. Profitability will be in vogue
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 We’ve reached the end of 1st And Future — a sports-centric startup competition thrown as a joint effort between the NFL, Stanford’s
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 Virtual reality, body cameras, and the Internet Of Things are poised to change the way we watch sports. Today we saw how at TechCrunch’s 1st
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 British startup Revolut just closed its seed round. After announcing having raised $2.3 million this Summer, the company has added a couple of new
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 It’s here! 1st and Future, the startup pitch hosted jointly by the NFL, Stanford and your favorite tech blog, TechCrunch, is tomorrow! We’ve
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 Are you a Slovenian web dev? A French iOS programmer? A sad person in need of friends? Get thee to the Hamster Pad. This new site Matt Schlicht
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 We are planning on holding a mini-meetup in Barcelona during MWC, offering you a chance to pitch TC writers as part of a pitch-off. Winners get free
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 CustomInk, a leading player in the online custom apparel space, has announced it is acquiring Represent, a Los Angeles-based social commerce startup.
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 Curioos has been selling art prints from digital artists for a few years now. But it’s been a cumbersome work to add new artists to the website.
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 “Growth hacking” is a term that people seem to think means “magically market any product or company for free.” I wrote a
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 Meet Soundsgood, a French startup that wants to make it easier to publish playlists on the web. While it’s never been a better time to create
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 The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is headed to Boston and Atlanta, and time is running out to apply to participate. Ten companies from each glorious
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 French startup La Belle Assiette just raised another $1.5 million (€1.3 million) to expand its services. The company has become a leading on-demand
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 Foursquare is not a consumer social app business, it’s a data company. And only when it admitted that to itself and revalued as such was it
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 We’re gearing up for the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards, which will take place at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, February
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 Once, long ago, my personal phone number became my business phone number. The result? I now get business calls all day long and no one I know calls
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 Remittance has always been a shady business. Migrant workers need to send money they earn home to their families, but get hit with fine print fees
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 It’s that time of year again. With the passing of January into February the 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us. Next week, on February
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 We’ve seen startups helping brands tap influencers to promote themselves on social media platforms like Vine and Instagram, so it might be
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 Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the hottest conference in startups and technology? We have set aside a number of
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 We’re a week-and-a-half away from Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest days for flower purchases everywhere and probably the best time
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 Lunch breaks! They’re great, right? But they can also turn into a huge time sink — I’ve definitely had moments where I’m
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 Imagine you’re Edward Snowden with a Facebook profile. You text an ace reporter at the Guardian and have a new bit of information to share:
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 For years now, we’ve though of Augmented Reality in the context of our vision — Google Glass started the trend, and the Microsoft HoloLens
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 Geofeedia, a startup that pulls real-time, location-based data from social media, has raised $17 million in Series B funding. Co-founder and CEO
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 New Yorkers sick of the uncertainties of the urban dating scene can now turn to a new app designed to reduce the complexities of dating to dollars
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 Petcube, which is part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class, is a young startup that wants to bring together pet care and the connected home
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 Legacy Republic is removing a big hurdle in its photo digitizing process — putting albums in the mail. YesVideo launched its Legacy Republic
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 Pinterest. Instagram. Tumblr. The future of the web is visual, but how does anyone make money on that? By understanding what’s in the images
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 Pencil + Pixel wants to use bleeding edge technology to upgrade your digs. Eventually. Called Modsy, the service still isn’t publicly available
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 When companies have to pick what kinds of services they want for their operation — like marketing or human resources — they can easily
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 When Yahya Mokhtarzada got a $40 bill from Gogo, he started taking a closer look at the subscriptions on his bank statement. It turned out that
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 If you’re wondering about the seed-stage investment landscape in New York City, a new report from NextView Ventures could be a good place
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 Jukely, a monthly concert subscription service, says it’s breaking records (and not the vinyl kind.) Though it didn’t want to say
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 Back in October 2013, I had dinner with a dozen people in a good-looking Parisian loft. Part of them were working for TheFamily, part of them were
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 Poncho, the text/email-based weather service with personality, has today launched an iOS app that acts as an alarm clock to wake you up. Poncho
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 Bezar, the design ecommerce platform led by Fab cofounder Bradford Shellhammer, has today announced that it will be acquired by Australian ecommerce
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 Stellar, the Stripe-backed open-source payment network, has launched its first major integration in the form of a partnership with Oradian, a
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 Pencil + Pixel wants to use bleeding edge technology to upgrade your digs. Eventually. Called Modsy, the service still isn’t publicly available
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 Spotcap, the Rocket Internet-founded fintech startup that operates an online lending platform for small businesses, has beefed up its coffers with
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 I spend a lot of time in board meetings. Specifically, private company startup board meetings. Rooms filled with some of the most talented, bold,
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 As more and more civilians start flying drones, there will probably be an exponential rise in situations where authorities need to quickly take
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 Online shopping continues to rise in popularity, but it’s still tough to know if the items you pick out on a website will work as an outfit
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 Europe seems to be creating peer-to-peer car rental marketplaces at a rate of knots. There’s heavily-funded Drivy in France, Snappcar in the
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 Kaizen, a Tokyo- and San Francisco-based user interface marketplace and testing platform, plans to increase its presence in the United States after
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 Africa is on the verge of something big. This seems to be a quiet, cautious consensus in some investment communities. The past year has been peppered
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 Well, that’s one way to respond when someone doesn’t like your startup. After a Stanford student spotted an internship opening at The
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 The last 5-10 years have been an extraordinary time for early stage tech founders to raise money. But easy access to capital has ingrained some
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 As is clear from the front pages of newspapers recently, we are living in a world where open democratic values are under attack. Paris, Bamako,
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 I’m taking a last look around the room. It’s five in the morning and the black car is idling outside. The driver has already called
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 Onfleet, the company that provides infrastructure for on-demand delivery, recently powered its one millionth delivery. More than half of those deliveries
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 The 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us. On February 8, luminaries from some of the best and brightest startups around will descend upon San
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 Doorman can be a useful service for people who hate missing deliveries. Now it can help you get those products in the mail again, too. Rather
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 Possession wins trophies or, in this case, ad dollars. That’s why Snapchat stepped up its game late last year by quietly partnering with Stats.com.
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 Following last summer’s restructuring, custom T-shirt shop Teespring has laid off under 10 percent of its workforce and is shutting down its
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 Last week I had the chance to speak with Jeff Seibert, senior director of product at Twitter and co-founder of Crashlytics (acquired by Twitter
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 Cronofy, the U.K. startup that offers a calendar API to help businesses and their customers synchronise calendars, has raised a $1.6 million seed
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 Slidejoy, a startup that rewards users for putting news and advertising on their Android lockscreens, has unveiled a more comprehensive newsreading
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 Shypmate, which is part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch, is a quick, low-cost international shipping solution that relies on everyday
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 A refrain about my generation is that we are too ephemeral and that our memories are too fleeting. Exhibit A: Snapchat. Now, obviously generational
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 A video news application with hundreds of thousands of active users is coming to Apple TV. Watchup, as the app is called, offers a combination of
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 Disrupt NY 2016 is the place to be if you want your startup to get noticed. According to CrunchBase, the companies who displayed in Startup Alley
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 A video news application with hundreds of thousands of active users is now coming to Apple TV. Watchup, as the app is called, offers a combination
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 Disrupt NY 2016 is the place to be if you want your startup to get noticed. According to CrunchBase, the companies who displayed in Startup Alley
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 Snapchat is ready to colonize the web with profile URLs that deeplink into its app and let you instantly follow someone. That makes it simple to
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 Insurify, a startup out of MIT, today announced the launch of Evia (Expert Virtual Insurance Agent), an artificially intelligent virtual insurance
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 ScribbleLive has acquired Visually for an undisclosed price. Toronto-based ScribbleLive was founded in 2008, starting out as a liveblogging platform
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 As more businesses move their IT from on-premise solutions and into networked, cloud-based services, startups that are building products for them
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 We enter 2016 with some mixed signals regarding the value of patents for technology companies. Many are preaching a death of patent rights and are
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 AdStage launched a new product called Automate today — it’s supposed to bring more automation to AdStage advertisers, but CEO Sahil
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 “When do you think people in the Bay Area started to realize that you could make more money from tech than from real estate?” Jed Kolko
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 More bad news for Theranos: A federal health agency has declared that the blood test company’s “deficient practices … pose immediate
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 SprinkleBit, a startup that helps you invest with guidance from friends and experts, has raised $10 million in new funding from GTC. It’s
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 A newly launched startup called Shelf wants to make it easier for people to discover great products, without having to first read through tons
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 NextGenVest, a startup out of New York, is setting out to become a new kind of trustworthy financial entity. And to do that, it’s tackling
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 Quora is going to let companies pay cash to incentivize great answers to their burning questions. It’s a forceful way to squeeze private insights
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 If you’ve ever tried to sell a used car you know it’s a process. You either haggle low-ball offers at the dealership or wade through
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 With all the startups using the internet to transform traditional industries, it’s a bit of a wonder why no one has taken on the internet
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 Austin-based The Zebra, a startup that’s something of a “Kayak for auto insurance,” has been working to bring the process of shopping
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 Sprig, the on-demand food delivery startup already known for healthy food, has revamped its menu with new options to help people make better nutritional
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 One of the problems in the early days of the mobile app era was that it wasn’t possible to link to the pages within apps the same way you
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 Gallop Labs, a startup that helps mobile publishers identify and make money from valuable users, has been acquired by one of its customers, Big
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 Over the last few years, Grape, the enterprise messaging app backed by Betaworks and Zinga founder Mark Pincus, has been toiling away to build a
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 The business of sport revolves around stats — from those who use them to improve performance, through to enthusiasts who look at them for
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 Lyft said today that it agreed to pay $12.25 million to settle a pending worker classification lawsuit in California, but it will continue to classify
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 Rakuten Ventures, the investment arm of one of Japan’s largest Internet companies, has launched a 10 billion yen ($84 million) fund dedicated
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 Deliverd, founded by Paul Rawlings and James Grant, is another U.K. startup entering the on-demand food delivery space. However, the burgeoning
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 InVision, a prototyping tool we’ve covered before, is acquiring code-based design tool Macaw. InVision is a product and prototype design
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 We’re one short month away from TC’s first regional Pitch-offs of the year, and I couldn’t be more excited to be hitting up a
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 You can now message your friends on the web version of Peach, a new chat app created by the founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann. The iOS app became a viral
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Artistry had the honor of being the official makeup sponsor for the debut of Pamella Roland’s fall 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week on Feb.
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Every person on the planet needs three kinds of nutrients to survive and thrive: macronutrients, micronutrients and phytonutrients. In addition to water,
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This time of year, many people are thinking about their resolutions to eat healthier. And when you think about eating healthier, you might focus on “less.”
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