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Hong Kong is showing promise as a destination for tech IPOsHong%20Kong%20is%20showing%20promise%20as%20a%20destination%20for%20tech%26nbsp%3BIPOshong kong 1Jon

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:08:09 +0000

(image)  The U.S. tech IPO window may have reopened in 2017 following a lull last year, but the outlook is also looking rosier for another listing platform located on the other side of world. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) is experiencing a renaissance of sorts among the tech industry. Selfie app company Meitu held the largest listing from a tech company for nearly a decade in December —… Read More(image)

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The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voiceThe%20Orii%20smart%20ring%20lets%20you%20control%20your%20smartphone%20using%20only%20your%26nbsp%3BvoiceoriiJon

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:52:09 +0000

(image)  Orii is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or hearing issues. It works using bone conduction technology so that, when wearing the ring, simply putting a finger to your ear will give clear and… Read More(image)

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Microsoft is quietly fighting a clever war against Russian hacking group Fancy BearMicrosoft%20is%20quietly%20fighting%20a%20clever%20war%20against%20Russian%20hacking%20group%20Fancy%26nbsp%3BBearbeartaylortechcrunch

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:46:06 +0000

(image)  While the White House mulls striking up a joint cyber program with Russia, an unlikely vigilante is taking care of business. As the Daily Beast reports, Microsoft has been waging a quiet war against the hacking entity known as Fancy Bear, which is believed to be associated with the GRU, Russia’s covert military intelligence agency. The Daily Beast details how in 2016, Microsoft’s… Read More(image)

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Crunch Report | Elon Musk Wants To Make Infrastructure Great AgainCrunch%20Report%20%7C%20Elon%20Musk%20Wants%20To%20Make%20Infrastructure%20Great%26nbsp%3BAgaintitohamze

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:00:54 +0000

Legendary Pokémon come to Pokémon GO, Elon Musk says he has verbal OK to build tunnel on the East Coast, YouTube Live launches in 10 more markets and Intel launches deep learning on a stick with Movidius technology. All this on Crunch Report! Read More(image)

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Only one more day to apply to Startup Battlefield AfricaOnly%20one%20more%20day%20to%20apply%20to%20Startup%20Battlefield%26nbsp%3BAfricabattlefield-africa-16-9-postmjburnsy

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:39 +0000

(image)  Alright, sub-Saharan African startups, if you want to get in on our inaugural Startup Battlefield Africa, the time to act is now. Seriously. Right now. Tomorrow is the last day to submit an application to the Battlefield, so be sure to get over to our application page right now and get your application in. Read More(image)

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The long-term cost of sexual harassmentThe%20long-term%20cost%20of%20sexual%26nbsp%3Bharassmentcatherine-post1acatherineshu

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:37:00 +0000

(image)  When news recently broke that multiple women have accused 500 Startups founder Dave McClure of sexual harassment, I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. In 2015, I was propositioned and groped by a 500 Startups venture partner named Tristan Pollock during an event here in Taipei while working as a contributor for TechCrunch. After 500 Startups conducted an internal investigation… Read More(image)

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Shake Shack’s CEO is joining Square’s board of directorsShake%20Shack%E2%80%99s%20CEO%20is%20joining%20Square%E2%80%99s%20board%20of%26nbsp%3BdirectorsBuild Presents Randy Garutti and Mark Rosati Discussing Their Debut Cookbook, "Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories"fitztepper

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:33:12 +0000

(image)  Square just announced that Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack, is joining the payment company’s board of directors. Garutti has been with Shack Shack since before they opened their first location in 2004, and led the company public in their 2015 IPO. Garutti has spent his entire career in the hospitality business, and will undoubtedly come to Square with an insider’s perspective. Read More(image)

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Samsung’s Unpacked event happens August 23, likely bringing the Galaxy Note 8 with itSamsung%26%238217%3Bs%20Unpacked%20event%20happens%20August%2023%2C%20likely%20bringing%20the%20Galaxy%20Note%208%20with%26nbsp%3BitDFNQNJlXgAEgBtIbheater

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:25:59 +0000

(image)  Samsung’s next Unpacked event is arriving right on schedule — and all signs point to it bringing the Galaxy Note 8 along for the ride. The big show lines up with the phablet’s traditional release schedule, and the graphic appears to show an Infinity Display version of the Note 8, along with the requisite S-Pen (don’t call it a) stylus. Read More(image)

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The very first question to answer when taking on new investorsThe%20very%20first%20question%20to%20answer%20when%20taking%20on%20new%26nbsp%3BinvestorsClose-Up Of Question Mark On Directional Signs On Streetdavidalanriggs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:00:17 +0000

(image)  Fundraising is a stressful process. You do all you can to impress prospective investors by honing the story, optimizing key metrics and making your company look as attractive as possible. But before you decide the amount of money you raise and the type of investor you want on board, you must decide the kind of relationship you intend to have with your new partner. Read More(image)

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:58:23 +0000

(image)  The robotics industry is at an important crossroads. We were honored to host many of the greatest minds in the field as industry and university leaders joined us at TC Sessions: Robotics, including Amazon Robotics’ Tye Brady, Disney Robotics’ Martin Buehler, MIT CSAIL director Daniela Rus, ABB’s Sami Atiya and all three iRobot co-founders, Colin Angle, Helen Grenier and… Read More(image)

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Shyp is reducing headcount and suspending all operations outside of SFShyp%20is%20reducing%20headcount%20and%20suspending%20all%20operations%20outside%20of%26nbsp%3BSF%EF%BB%BFUSA, California, San Francisco, Pacific Heights, cyclistfitztepper

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:41:58 +0000

(image)  Shyp, the on-demand shipping service launched in 2013, has announced in a blog post that they are withdrawing from all but one city and “reducing headcount at headquarters” in an effort to “prove their business model and set Shyp up for long-term success.” The company will suspend operations in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, and only operate in San Francisco. Read More(image)

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EBay shares sink after posting financial resultsEBay%20shares%20sink%20after%20posting%20financial%26nbsp%3BresultseBay-Berlinroofkatie

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:25:53 +0000

(image)  EBay shares were down about 4 percent in initial after-hours trading, after posting second-quarter financial results. But in terms of revenue and earnings per share, the company’s results were in line with expectations. Read More(image)

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Microsoft earnings beat expectations thanks to strong cloud performanceMicrosoft%20earnings%20beat%20expectations%20thanks%20to%20strong%20cloud%26nbsp%3Bperformancemicrosoft-earningsfredericlardinois

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:13:02 +0000

(image)  Following its longstanding tradition of reporting quarterly earnings for its fourth financial quarter of the year in July, Microsoft today announced non-GAAP revenue of $24.7 billion and GAAP earnings per share of $0.83 (and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.98) for the last three months. Operating income was $7.0 billion non-GAAP. Read More(image)

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YouTube launches its counter-terrorism experiment for would-be ISIS recruitsYouTube%20launches%20its%20counter-terrorism%20experiment%20for%20would-be%20ISIS%26nbsp%3Brecruitsshot of a laptop computer as the screen glows in the darknesstaylortechcrunch

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:07:31 +0000

(image)  Google’s experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank, Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube. When a potential ISIS recruit searches for known extremist content using a predefined set of keywords, they’ll instead be redirected to videos that deconstruct and confront the… Read More(image)

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Mobile savings and investment service Acorns is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017Mobile%20savings%20and%20investment%20service%20Acorns%20is%20on%20track%20to%20do%201%20billion%20trades%20in%26nbsp%3B2017acorns1shieberj

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:33:46 +0000

(image)  Acorns is quickly turning into an oak tree in the financial services space. The company now boasts more than 2 million investment accounts (with 600,000 opened in 2017 alone) and is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017 through the proprietary broker-dealer that it created. Read More(image)

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Watch this teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising that looks like a Jaeger commercialpacific-rim-uprisingetherin

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:25:06 +0000

(image)  Your next ride could be a huge, amazing combat robot designed to fight monsters: That’s the message behind this new teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s 2013 Kaiju movie. The new instalment is set to star Star Wars’ John Boyega, and it’s arriving in theaters next February. This teaser isn’t a straight up trailer – it’s… Read More(image)

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Alexa is coming to the Amazon app on Android, starting this weekAlexa%20is%20coming%20to%20the%20Amazon%20app%20on%20Android%2C%20starting%20this%26nbsp%3Bweekamazon-alexa-android (1)sarahintampa

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:46:46 +0000

(image)  This spring, Amazon introduced Alexa to a wider audience by making the virtual assistant a feature that could be accessed within the retailer’s main shopping app. However, that integration – which allows you to ask Alexa about news, weather, basic facts, or use the assistant’s add-on “skills,” among other things –  was available only for iPhone users.… Read More(image)

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Uber’s SVP of leadership and strategy says she hasn’t seen any toxicityUber%26%238217%3Bs%20SVP%20of%20leadership%20and%20strategy%20says%20she%20hasn%26%238217%3Bt%20seen%20any%26nbsp%3Btoxicityuber frances freimdickey

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:37:28 +0000

(image)  Uber SVP of Leadership and Strategy Frances Frei is optimistic about the future of Uber, despite the allegations of sexual harassment, greyballing and an executive accessing a rider’s medical records. In fact, Frei wears an Uber t-shirt every day and plans to wear one every day until every single one of Uber’s 15,000 employees feels proud about wearing one. Read More(image)

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Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping appDote%20raises%20%247.2%20million%20for%20its%20mobile%20shopping%26nbsp%3Bappdote-iosroofkatie

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:25:10 +0000

(image)  While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes there’s an opportunity to compete with the e-commerce giant’s fashion business. Read More(image)

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Cargo wants to put a vending machine in every UberCargo%20wants%20to%20put%20a%20vending%20machine%20in%20every%26nbsp%3BUberHero_1fitztepper

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:24:42 +0000

(image)  How many times have you been in an Uber or Lyft and wanted a few Advil, or a 5-hour Energy? While some enterprising ridesharing drivers occasionally try to sell essentials (or non-essentials like tablets and digital cameras), there really isn’t a structured way to facilitate this… until now. Enter Cargo, a startup that wants to turn drivers’ vehicles into little mobile shops. Read More(image)

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