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Kleiner Perkins has joined a $24.5 million Series A funding round for Bison Trails, a provider of blockchain protocols, which was led by Blockchain Capital to develop the firm's infrastructure services. Other participants included Coinbase Ventures, ConsenSys, A Capital, Collaborative Fund and Sound Ventures as new investors. Galaxy Digital and Initialized, [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Cheq, a startup focused on preventing ad fraud and ensuring that ads run in brand-safe environments, has raised $16 million in Series B funding. When the company raised its $5 million Series A last year, CEO Guy Tytunovich contrasted Cheq's approach with what he called “first generation solutions for ad verification” [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Robert Lang ditched a career as a physicist to pursue origami full time. In WIRED's latest video, he reveals the tricks to folding complex shapes. [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: Wired
Front, the company that lets you manage your inboxes as a team, acquired Meetingbird last year. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Front is about to roll out its own calendar. This way, you can manage meetings within Front and find time that works for everyone. Integrating emails with [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Google Earth is making a significant change to its product, with the addition of content creation tools that allow anyone to create maps and stories for its platform. The feature is an expansion of the Voyager program, launched in 2017, which then introduced guided tours from top storytellers, scientists, and [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Ubiquiti, the company behind popular UniFi Wi-Fi access points and networking equipment, is releasing a new router for consumers — the AmpliFi Alien. Today's new device is an all-in-one networking device. It features a router (the “brain” of your local network), four Gigait Ethernet ports and Wi-Fi capabilities. And yes, it [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
“Move fast and break things” is a term we usually associate with Facebook (at least, until 2014) and the general startup ethos of being disruptive. Now in true entrepreneurial fashion, the phrase is finding itself as the center of — what else — a startup idea, which today is announcing [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Spotify has worked with Amazon Echo since 2016, but only for premium subscribers. Today, that changes as Spotify says its free tier will now stream across Alexa-powered devices, as well as other smart speakers from Sonos and Bose. The Alexa support will be available for users in the U.S., Australia, [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
After trials in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, Tokyo's Haneda airport, and Abu Dhabi airport earlier this year, WHILL, the developer of autonomous wheelchairs, is bringing its robotic mobility tech to North America. At airports in Dallas and Winnipeg, travelers with mobility limitations booked a Whill through Scootaround and test out the [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Inhabitr, a Chicago-based furniture rental platform, has today announced the close of a $4 million in Series A funding, led by Great North Labs. Inhabitr launched in 2016 after the cofounders, who have gone through dozens of moves between the two of them, decided that purchasing, moving and maintaining furniture is [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Photographer Xavi Bou condenses several seconds of movement into a single frame, showing the birds' flight—and fight. [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: Wired
A science professor's journey through the three levels of pedagogical wisdom. [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: Wired
Sharding and scalability. Transactions per second. Crypto-ecosystems. The decentralized web. These are the voyages of the Starship Blockchain, on it's 5-year mission to seek out… Ok, you get the drift! But as you can tell, there remain many, many issues to tease out of this burgeoning new tech world, [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
The Workers Right to Training Act allows employees to evolve as their employers adopt new tech. [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: Wired
Shark's first robot vacuum has a self-emptying bin, but it struggles to make a map. [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: Wired
Whether you're shopping for travelers, coffee-lovers, or phone addicts, just because you're cheap doesn't mean your holiday gifts can't be awesome. [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: Wired
The biggest shopping day of the year can be intimidating. This is how to make the most of it. [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: Wired
The esteemed brand is following the luxury SUV trend in a bid to expand and diversify its customer base. [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Source: Wired
Scientists caught Europa spewing enough water vapor to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in minutes. But where is it coming from? [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Source: Wired
Whether a US representative tooted on air matters less than the unity it inspired on a fraught platform. [...]
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Source: Wired

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