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What does ‘regulating Facebook’ mean? Here’s an example
May 21, 2019
Many officials claim that governments should regulate Facebook and other social platforms, but few describe what it actually means. A few days ago, France released a report that outlines what France — and maybe the European Union — plans to do when it comes to content moderation. It’s an insightful 34-page document with a nuanced […]
Raisin rides into the U.S. with its savings and investment marketplace
May 21, 2019
Raisin, the pan-European fintech marketplace for savings and investment products, is headed to the U.S., announcing plans to roll out a similar offering across the pond. The German company, which is backed by the likes of PayPal, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Thrive Capital, wants to bring greater competition and easier savings and deposit account […]
Who helped your startup grow? Nominate a growth marketing agency.
May 21, 2019
Growth marketing is critical to a startup’s survival, but it’s not always clear how to successfully pull it off. How do you jump the chasm from one to ten million customers? Should you recruit an in-house growth team or hire an agency? How do you actually get content marketing to work? How much money should […]
FlareAgent, a platform that automates real estate transactions, launches out of YC
May 21, 2019
The real estate industry is experiencing a bit of a rejuvenation. After years resisting the influence of tech, the industry is now feeling the entrance of e-buyers, as well as a variety of software to streamline the process. One such tech company looking to infiltrate real estate is FlareAgent, which launches today out of Y […]
Kard is a challenger bank for teens
May 21, 2019
Meet French startup Kard, a challenger bank that works a lot like N26 or Revolut. But Kard is all about convincing teens that their first bank account is going to be a Kard account — a bit like Step in the U.S. When I talked with Kard co-founder and CEO Scott Gordon, he kept saying that […]

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Activision reveals Call of Duty: Mobile — Battle Royale mode
May 21, 2019
Activision revealed a first glimpse into the battle royale mode for the upcoming Call of Duty: Mobile game. It features a big map and familiar locations.
Venture Deals
MistNet Announces $7M Series A
May 21, 2019
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, MistNet, a cybersecurity firm, has raised $7 million in Series A funding.
Marqeta Scores $260M Series E Funding
May 21, 2019
OAKLAND, CA, Marqeta, the leading global modern card issuing platform, announced today it has completed a $260 million Series E fundraise.
Arris Composites Bags $10M in Series A
May 20, 2019
BERKELEY, CA, Pioneer of next-gen composites for mass market applications, today announced it closed $10 million in Series A funding, led by NEA.
Snapsheet Announces $29M Series E Funding
May 20, 2019
CHICAGO, IL, Pioneer in virtual claims solutions, today announced that it has closed $29 million in Series E funding.
Reneo Pharmaceuticals Raises $50M in Series A
May 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA, Clinical stage pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has completed a $50 million Series A financing.
Tiled Raises $1.5M in Seed Financing
May 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA, Tiled announced that it has raised an additional $1.5 million in seed financing.
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Lyft is adding a panic button so riders can dial 911 from the app
May 21, 2019

Lyft announced several new initiatives on Tuesday that are designed to enhance the safety of its passengers. The company is adding an in-app panic button for riders who need to call 911. (It did the same for the driver’s app late last year.)

Other changes include an enlarged version of the driver’s license plate number in the app, which is an effort to prevent passengers from getting in the wrong vehicle. The changes come a month after a University of South Carolina student was killed allegedly by a man posing as her Uber driver.

Not all of the changes are directed at customers, however. Lyft is also offering sexual harassment prevention training to all of its drivers in light of the...

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Research reveals surprising relationship between climate change and fertility rate
May 21, 2019

Climate change will shape every aspect of human life – often in complex ways. Take the question of deciding how many children to have, for example. A new analysis suggests that climate change could increase fertility rates in tropical countries, in turn magnifying the impacts of climate change on those countries and widening the gap between wealthy and poorer nations. In the study, researchers built a model that combined standard economic theory with data on how climate change is likely to affect different sectors of the economy. Climate change is widely held to affect agriculture more than other sectors of…

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Founders Fund partner on next big idea in tech, IPOs he's watching and bitcoin
May 21, 2019
CNBC's Dierdre Bosa sits down with Brian Singerman, The Founders Fund partner, in Toronto to discuss recent and new IPOs he's watching, the Fund's views on bitcoin and his fund's "long term stock exchange".
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Study Finds Marijuana Users Have Better Chance of Surviving Heart Attack
May 21, 2019
How cannabis could impact heart health is a major area of study for researchers.
How to Become More Mindful and Make Better Choices in Your Daily Life
May 21, 2019
Practice these tips to feel more at peace.

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Huawei can draw little comfort from White House reprieve
May 21, 2019
Decision to grant licences for three months extends uncertainty for customers
Tesla’s shifting capital raise narrative
May 21, 2019
How $2.4bn went from ‘contingency fund’ to being potentially burnt through in 10 months
The cloud kitchen brews a storm for local restaurants
May 21, 2019
Technology companies around the world are seizing on food delivery as an essential business
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