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STARTUP • News
Committed to privacy, Snips founder wants to take on Alexa and Google, with blockchain
September 18, 2018
The story could be a harbinger of things to come when voice becomes more and more ubiquitous. After all, Amazon announced the launch of Alexa for Hospitality, its Alexa system for hotels, in June. News stories like this simply reinforce the idea that voice control is seeping into our daily lives. The French startup Snips […]
Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry
September 18, 2018
In a world where nothing can be trusted and fake news abounds, ICO and crypto teams are further muddying the waters by trying – and often failing – to pay for posts. While bribes for blogs is nothing new, sadly the current crop of ICO creators and crypto projects are particularly interested in scaling fast […]
Rent the Runway opens physical store in San Francisco
September 18, 2018
Rent the Runway, the fashion startup that began as a rental service for special occasions and has since evolved into a service for people also looking to spice up their everyday wear, just opened up its fifth physical, standalone location. The new location, in downtown San Francisco, enables Rent the Runway members to try on clothes, […]
Spire Health Tags are now on Apple’s shelves
September 18, 2018
Spire’s Health Tags, the dark and tiny devices you stick on your clothes to gather all sorts of health data from your steps, heartbeat and stress levels is now available at your local Apple Store. The company started out with a breath tracking device to detect when you are feeling tense and help calm you down. […]
The Gap Table: Women own just 9% of startup equity
September 18, 2018
Even bigger than the salary gap that sees women earn $.82 on the dollar is the equity gap. A new study from Carta and the ex-Twitter female investor group #Angels reveals that women make up 35 percent of startup equity-holding employees, yet own just 20 percent of the equity. That means they own just $0.47 […]

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STARTUP • Business
The Studio raises $11 million to grow its on-demand product manufacturing platform
September 19, 2018
The Studio, a startup that’s setting out to to help merchants and product developers manufacture their own customized goods, has raised $11 million in a series A round of funding led by Ignition Partners, with participation from FJ Labs, VTF, WTI, Firebolt Ventures, and Interplay Ventures. Founded in 2013, The Studio — which stylizes its name as […]
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Saykara Receives $5M
September 18, 2018
SEATTLE, WA, Saykara, the leading voice and AI-powered virtual assistant for physicians, announced today an investment of $5 million.
WHILL Nabs $45M Series C Financing
September 18, 2018
SAN CARLOS, CA, WHILL announced today that it has completed procurement of $45 million dollars in funding.
Sigstr Scoops Up $4M
September 18, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Edison Partners today announced leading a $4 million growth round in Sigstr.
Tamr Scores $10M
September 18, 2018
CAMBRIDGE, MA, Tamr, the innovator in data unification, today announced that it has closed $10 million in new equity capital.
Indigo Pulls In $250M Series E Round
September 18, 2018
BOSTON, MA, Indigo Ag, which is focused on "harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet," has secured $250 million in Series E funding.
Postmates Grabs $300M
September 18, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Today Postmates, the on-demand delivery pioneer, announced that it raised $300 million in funding.
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STARTUP • Trends
AMD’s new Ryzen 45W laptop chips will take on Intel’s Coffee Lake H series processors
September 18, 2018

AMD has made two new processors to counter Intel’s Coffee Lake H series chips, which are often found in gaming notebooks and mobile workstations. While these are largely just laptop versions of the desktop-class four-core processors that AMD already launched this year, the new chips could mark AMD’s expansion into more notebooks and mobile workstations.

The new AMD Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H are 45-watt processors with four CPU cores, eight processor threads, and Radeon Vega graphics. The new chips support DDR4 RAM up to 3200 MHz, which is decent compared to others on the market. Both 14nm chips can be configured to 35 watts of thermal design power or up to 54 watts, so laptop makers can choose a higher setting for better...

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45-year-old arrested after threatening to kill a child over Fortnite beatdown
September 18, 2018

Gamer rage is one thing, but a 45-year-old New York man took things way beyond the legal limits when he allegedly threatened to murder an 11-year-old child who beat him in an online game yesterday. According to local law enforcement, suspect Michael Aliperti has been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child. He was arrested at approximately 1 AM local time this morning after police received reports he’d sent threatening voice and text messages to a boy who won a battle royale match of Fortnite. A local NBC affilliate reports that, according to…

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STARTUP • Insights
This healthcare technology startup is partnered with Tencent
September 18, 2018
Dan Vahdat of Medopad discusses the importance of the Chinese market for the company's road map.
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STARTUP • Hints
4 Ways You Can Maximize Your Time
September 19, 2018
You maximize productivity by minimizing the nonsense that distracts you.
15 Steps to Take in Your 20s to Become Rich in Your 30s
September 19, 2018
Once you give up on getting rich quick you have a real shot at getting rich eventually.

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STARTUP • Stories
Oxbotica looks to expand globally in fundraising
September 19, 2018
Start-up and brains behind self-driving cars to double workforce as it considers IPO
Entrepreneur Stories
WSJ's Financial Inclusion Challenge Winner: Hope Credit Union
May 11, 2018

The Wall Street Journal's first Financial Inclusion Challenge in the U.S. concluded with three finalists facing a panel of judges to answer questions about the impact and sustainability of their work. Hope Credit Union, based in Jackson, Miss., received the evening's top honors for its efforts to provide banking services in underserved regions of the American South. Video/Photo: Clara Ritger for The Wall Street Journal

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