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Amazon Air cargo plane operated by Atlas crashes in Texas, killing 3 on board (dim., 24 févr. 2019)
An Atlas cargo plane flying on behalf of Amazon Air — Amazon’s own freight delivery service that competes with FedEx and UPS, among others — has crashed outside Houston, Texas, killing three people on board. Amazon and Atlas both confirmed the accident with short statements. Neither provided any details on the nature of the accident. […]
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Group of employees calls for end to Microsoft’s $480M HoloLens military contract (Sat, 23 Feb 2019)
More than 100 Microsoft employees have signed a letter sent to CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith criticizing the company’s plans to build HoloLens AR tech for the military, the organizing group said Friday. The development is part of a $480 million military contract that Microsoft won this past November. The group’s letter demands […]
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ICANN warns of “ongoing and significant” attacks against internet’s DNS infrastructure (Sat, 23 Feb 2019)
The internet’s address book keeper has warned of an “ongoing and significant risk” to key parts of the domain name system infrastructure, following months of increased attacks. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, issued the notice late Friday, saying DNS, which converts numerical internet addresses to domain names, has been the victim […]
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Patreon’s future and potential exits (Sat, 23 Feb 2019)
Through the Extra Crunch EC-1 on Patreon, I dove into Patreon’s founding story, product roadmap, business model and metrics, underlying thesis, and competitive threats. The six-year-old company last valued around $450 million and likely to soon hit $1 billion is the leading platform for artists to run membership businesses for their superfans. As a conclusion […]
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Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns (Sat, 23 Feb 2019)
It takes a lot more than a good idea and the right timing to build a billion-dollar company. Talent, focus, operational effectiveness and a healthy dose of luck all play a part.
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Oppo announces 5G and 10x lossless zoom handsets (Sat, 23 Feb 2019)
Saturday afternoon is a rough time for a press conference — particularly with the official kickoff of Mobile World Congress still a few days away. That said, there are certain advantages to being an early bird. Chief among them is the ability to claim firsts — namely having the first 5G handset of the show. […]
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Startups Weekly: Flexport, Clutter and SoftBank’s blood money (Sat, 23 Feb 2019)
Plus, Pinterest is going public too, Lyft's IPO is imminent and London is home to the largest pre-seed fund ever.
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YouTube demonetizes anti-vaccination videos (Sat, 23 Feb 2019)
YouTube will demonetize channels that promote anti-vaccination views, after a report by BuzzFeed News found ads, including from health companies, running before anti-vax videos. The platform will also place a new information panel that links to the Wikipedia entry on “vaccine hesitancy” before anti-vax videos. Information panels (part of YouTube’s efforts to combat misinformation) about […]
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Briq, the next building block in tech’s reconstruction of the construction business, raises $3 million (Sat, 23 Feb 2019)
Bassem Hamdy has been in the construction business for a long time. He spent the last few years at the construction software business Procore, now a $3 billion company developing technology for the construction industry, and now Hamdy is ready to unveil his next act as chief executive and co-founder of Briq, a new software […]
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Twitter co-founder Ev Williams to step down from the company’s board (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
Ev Wiliams is stepping down from Twitter's board of directors effective at the end of the month, according to documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
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Latchel wants to make maintenance easier for landlords and property managers (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
Relationships between landlords and their tenants don’t need to be fraught ones. With Y Combinator -backed Latchel, landlords and property managers can access a 24/7 maintenance service that takes requests from tenants and deploys the right professional to fix the things that need fixing. “At first we thought of doing a high-tech property management system,” Latchel founder […]
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Elon Musk finally hosted meme review with the co-creator of Rick and Morty (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been teasing — and his fan base has been making pleas — to host a meme review. And after tweeted hints, meme review has arrived via YouTube star PewDiePie. Musk tweeted last month a photo and a question “Host meme review?” Host meme review? pic.twitter.com/k2SFtIUh1k — Elon Musk […]
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Apple confirms its plans to close retail stores in the patent troll-favored Eastern District of Texas (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
Apple has confirmed its plans to close retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas — a move that will allow the company to better protect itself from patent infringement lawsuits, according to Apple news sites 9to5Mac and MacRumors, which broke the news of the stores’ closures. Apple says that the impacted retail employees will […]
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Report: Zoom, the video conferencing company, may be a public company as early as April (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
The video conferencing company Zoom is aiming to file a public S-1 by the end of March, according to a new report in Business Insider that adds the company could go public as soon as April. Business Insider reported last month that Zoom had filed confidentially with the SEC to go public, just months after […]
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Fortnite goes big on esports for 2019 with $100 million prize pool (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
Epic Games, maker of the ultra popular Battle Royale game Fortnite, is putting up another $100 million in prize cash for competitive tournaments in 2019. The company made waves in the esports world last year, announcing a $100 million prize pool for the 2018 competitive year, dwarfing every other competitive title in one fell swoop. […]
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Pinstagram? Instagram code reveals Public Collections feature (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has prototyped an option to create public “Collections” to which multiple users can contribute. Instagram launched private Collections two years ago to let you […]
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Sebastian Thrun initiates aggressive plan to transform Udacity (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
“I’m a fighter. I believe in our people, I believe in our mission, and I believe that it should exist and must exist.” Sebastian Thrun is talking animatedly about Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup that he co-founded nearly eight years ago. His tone is buoyant and hopeful. He’s encouraged, he says over an occasionally […]
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Verified Expert Lawyer: José Ancer (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
José Ancer is first of all a startup lawyer, with a client portfolio of startups of various stages based around Texas and other similar ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley. He’s also the CTO of Egan Nelson LLP, a boutique firm, where he actively is also building automation software to help the firm compete against larger […]
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Opera Touch brings website cookie blocking to iOS (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
Last fall, Opera introduced Opera Touch for iOS — a solid alternative to Safari on iPhone, optimized for one-handed use. Today, the company is rolling out a notable new feature to this app: cookie blocking. Yes, it can now block those annoying dialogs that ask you to accept the website’s cookies. These are particularly problematic […]
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Update regulations on medical AI, experts plead (Fri, 22 Feb 2019)
The field of medicine is, like other industries and disciplines, in the process of incorporating AI as a standard tool, and it stands to be immensely useful — if it’s properly regulated, argue researchers. Without meaningful and standardized rules, it will be difficult to quantify benefits or prevent disasters issuing from systematic bias or poor […]
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