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Cannabis delivery startup Eaze confirms theft of some user data from service provider
June 28, 2017
 An anonymous source tipped off Crunchbase News that Eaze, the Series B-stage cannabis delivery startup with over $24 million in venture funding, has experienced a security incident. Some of its user data may have been stolen by a former employee of Don Davidson, MD, a medical service provider that provides patient consultations and medical cannabis recommendations (the equivalent of a… Read More
Boundless, Navigator CRE and Off the Record take prizes at TechCrunch’s Seattle pitch-off
June 27, 2017
 It was a lovely day for a meetup in Seattle, and the Showbox SoDo was packed as TechCrunch’s annual pitch-off in my home town took place last week. But as impressive as our 10 contestants were, only three would leave with tickets to Disrupt SF. And here they are. Read More
Dating apps are embracing video
June 27, 2017
 Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as the industry’s larger embrace of “Stories” as a… Read More

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Blueye Robotics lets you remotely pilot an underwater drone to 150 meters
June 28, 2017
Now you can search for sunken treasure remotely. Blueye Robotics is announcing that it is creating an underwater drone that consumers can navigate to as deep as 150 meters under the ocean surface — about eight times deeper than divers can normally go. The Blueye Pioneer will be made to appeal to professional underwater drone […]
Venture Deals
Catalant Technologies Raises $41M
June 27, 2017
BOSTON, MA, Catalant Technologies announced today that it has secured an additional $41M of financing with its Series D funding round.
Shapr Announces $9.5M Funding Round
June 27, 2017
NEW YORK, NY, Shapr, the professional networking app that helps people make meaningful connections with relevant professionals announced today that it has raised $9.5 million from private investors. Grabs $50M Series B Round
June 27, 2017
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, today announces a $50 million series B funding round, led by New Enterprise Associates.
NuEyes Announces New Funding
June 27, 2017
NEWPORT BEACH, CA, NuEyes Technologies, a maker of electronic smartglasses for the visually impaired, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding.
MachineVantage Receives New Financing
June 27, 2017
BERKELEY, CA, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning company MachineVantage has been funded by IRI and Unilever Ventures.
Venture Capital
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STARTUP • Trends
What the EU antitrust ruling could mean for Google search
June 28, 2017

The EU’s antitrust watchdog this week fined Google €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) for manipulating search results to favor its own shopping services over those offered by competitors. The fine is the largest antitrust penalty issued by the European Commission (EC), which gave Google 90 days to give “equal treatment” to competing services in its search results. How the company does that could have far-reaching implications for its operations across Europe, experts say, though it may be years before the issue is fully resolved.

The EC investigation stems from a 2010 complaint filed by rival online shopping services, which claimed that Google’s search engine unfairly promoted its shopping comparison product, Google Shopping, over their own....

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Petya ransomware victims can’t get their files back even if they pay up
June 28, 2017

Following the spread of the dreaded Petya ransomware that did the rounds yesterday and locked people out of their files on some 300,000 computers across the globe, victims are finding themselves in another pickle as they can’t contact the hacker who holds the key to their data. The problem: an angry email service provider. As is the case with such attacks, the hacker’s ransomware included a message that urged victims to pay $300 in Bitcoin in order to have their files decrypted and restored. But unlike similar attacks where people have transferred funds to unique Bitcoin wallets for each case,…

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STARTUP • Insights
Tradeshift may be willing to sell at the right price, says CEO
June 28, 2017
Tradeshift does not necessarily see itself selling up anytime soon, its chief executive told CNBC on Wednesday.
Startup Insights
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5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius
June 28, 2017
Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.
Netflix's Company Culture Scares Off Some Potential Hires -- and That's a Good Thing
June 28, 2017
In the eighth episode of 'Masters of Scale,' the Netflix CEO talks to Reid Hoffman about the principles of an effective, deliberate company culture.

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STARTUP • Stories
Entrepreneur Stories
Teens Cash in on iPhone Repair
June 20, 2017

Grayson Shaw's summer job fixing iPhones earned him nearly $24,000 last year — allowing him to invest in the stock market and grow his business. He's 16. Video/Photo: Madeline Marshall/The Wall Street Journal

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