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Subscription email app Tempo hits the right minimalist notes
September 19, 2019
Email will likely never die, but if new apps can change how we think about using it, maybe it will feel like the worst parts have croaked. In the wake of popular apps like Inbox and Mailbox being sunsetted, like many, I’ve been left rudderless trying to find an email client that fills the void. […]
Readying an IPO, Postmates secures $225M led by private equity firm GPI Capital
September 19, 2019
Postmates is expected to unveil its IPO prospectus this month.
Lime is shutting down car rental service, LimePod
September 19, 2019
Transportation startup Lime is shutting down LimePod, its car-sharing service that it launched last November in Seattle. Lime plans to start removing its vehicles from the streets of Seattle next month and will completely shut down the service by the end of the year. The news was first reported by GeekWire. Lime has operated a […]
Payments giant Stripe is raising another $250M at a $35B pre-money valuation
September 19, 2019
After a week of launching new services to bring payments giant Stripe into the areas of lending and credit, the company is announcing another big step forward to fuel its growth: it’s raising another $250 million in funding at a pre-money valuation of $35 billion, money to fuel more international expansion, launching more products and […]
Wing will test drone delivery in the US with Walgreens and FedEx
September 19, 2019
Wing, the drone delivery company that started its life within the Google X lab before spinning out into its own thing under the Alphabet umbrella, is prepping for takeoff. The company announced this morning that it’s launching a test program in Virginia with Walgreens, FedEx and local retailer Sugar Magnolia. As part of the program, […]

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STARTUP • Business
Minecraft finally gets in-game character creator
September 20, 2019
The Minecraft Character Creator is coming to the game soon. It is in beta testing now, and it'll come to Switch, iOS, and more next.
Venture Deals
InsightRX Raises $10M in Series A
September 20, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Pioneer in precision medicine, announced today the closing of its $10 million Series A funding.
128 Technology Closes $30M Series D
September 19, 2019
BURLINGTON, MA, 128 Technology, the leader in Session Smart Routing, today announced that it closed $30 million in Series D financing.
Plutoshift Secures $8M Series A
September 19, 2019
PALO ALTO, CA, Plutoshift today announced it has secured an $8 million Series A round.
Ginkgo Bioworks Scoops Up $290M Series E
September 19, 2019
BOSTON, MA, Today, Ginkgo Bioworks, the organism company, announced a Series E financing round of $290 million.
NexHealth Receives $4.2M
September 19, 2019
NEW YORK, NY, NexHealth, the first Patient Experience Management Platform helping doctors modernize the patient experience, raised $4.2 million.
Checkr Raises $160M
September 19, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Checkr today announced a $160 million round of funding at a valuation of $2.2 billion.
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STARTUP • Trends
iOS 13.0 is out, but why?
September 20, 2019
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

iOS 13 is now available to download, and if you’re reading this there’s a good chance you’ve already installed it. But if you haven’t, I encourage you to wait. You’ll need to turn off auto-updates in order to keep the install from ...automatically updating, though. Barbara Krasnoff explains how to do that here.

You should wait because iOS 13.0 is buggy. Chaim Gartenberg has a review and it’s worth a read, but the headline has it right: iOS 13 review: dark mode, a new Photos app, and bugs.

In fact, Apple quietly pushed up the release date for iOS 13.1 and iPadOS to September 24th — it was originally slated for September 30th. That’s just four or five days from when you’re likely reading this, and well worth the wait. I’d actually...

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Technology Trends
Internet Trends
Chrome finally introduces a visual tab switcher that’s easy to use on mobile
September 20, 2019

We all have been in the situation where we’ve lost count the number of browser tabs we’ve opened on our phones. To help you solve that problem, Google just introduced a bunch of clever new features for tab management in Chrome on mobile and desktop, including a tiled tab switcher and tab grouping. New mobile tab layout Chrome’s old tab-switcher stacked tabs on top of each other like a pack of cards in Solitare. That made it difficult to close tabs when you’re falling down an internet sized rabbit hole and keep opening links without closing them. The new layout will help…

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STARTUP • Insights
U.S. fintech startup Stripe valued at $35 bln in latest funding round
September 19, 2019
Sept 19- Stripe Inc said on Thursday it is raising $250 million in its latest funding round, which values the payments startup at $35 billion, a dramatic 56% surge from a previous valuation at the start of the year. The San Francisco- based company was valued at $22.5 billion in a funding round in January, according to data provider PitchBook. Five out of six new...
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Want to Make Smart Investments? Use These Expert Tips.
September 20, 2019
Finance guru Phil Town shares some of the best information he's collected over his investment career.
50 Motivational Quotes From Inspiring Women Leaders
September 20, 2019
These trailblazers and disruptors are an inspiration to us all.

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STARTUP • Stories
Bang & Olufsen enters the soundbar market
September 20, 2019
Demand for luxury audio-visual kit is on the rise
Business accelerator aims to drive Florida-Israel links
September 20, 2019
Tampa business hub tries to attract Israeli start-ups in big local industries
Simulation centre prepares medics for war and disaster
September 20, 2019
Tampa unit replicates extreme environments and injuries to help hone skills
Revitalised Cities: Tampa and St Petersburg
September 20, 2019
The cities are driving growth and raising their profiles by attracting start-ups, regenerating rundown areas, building on medical expertise and facing up to climate change
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