Technology

 Joanna Glasner

Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items

Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items

If our civilization collapses and archaeologists return centuries later to excavate our ruins, what will they make of our storage facilities? Will they see these compact cubicles stuffed with old furniture and memorabilia as a testament to our prosperity? Or will they see in our compulsion to store a penchant for procrastination and hoarding? Perhaps […]

 John Mannes

Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. In an interesting twist, the Deeplearning.ai domain name appears to be registered to Baidu’s Sunnyvale AI research campus — the same office Ng would have worked […]

 Natasha Lomas

Female founders accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of making unwanted advances

Female founders accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of making unwanted advances

Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Justin Caldbeck, co-founder and managing partner of Binary Capital. (Pictured above speaking about deal sourcing in this YouTube video.) The women include Niniane Wang, […]

 Anthony Ha

Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature 4 hours ago by Anthony Ha The Kaggle data science community is competing to improve airport security with AI 4 hours ago by John Mannes Honda Clarity grows from one-shot to series 4 hours ago by Kristen Hall-Geisler YouTube has 1.5 billion logged-in monthly users […]

 Brian Heater

HEBI is trying to make building custom robots as easy as playing with LEGO

HEBI is trying to make building custom robots as easy as playing with LEGO

The X-Series Actuator doesn’t look like much. Actually, if I’m being honest, it kind of looks like a red metal scotch tape dispenser with ribbed sides and a couple of ethernet ports. The product is scattered all over HEBI’s one-room Pittsburgh office in various states of disarray. The palm-sized metal component is the startup’s primary […]

 Romain Dillet

The company called Blockchain raises $40 million

The company called Blockchain raises $40 million

Blockchain (the company) just raised a $40 million Series B funding round led by Lakestar. Blockchain has been working on the most popular bitcoin wallet in the world. You can open a wallet on the company’s website or through its mobile apps. GV, Nokota Management, Digital Currency Group and existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mosaic […]

 Sarah Buhr

Future Family wants to give women a more affordable option in fertility treatments

Future Family wants to give women a more affordable option in fertility treatments

In 2016, the scales tipped toward more moms having kids in their 30s than in their 20s for the first time. However, those closer to 40 than 30 face higher risks than their younger counterparts. Add to that one in every eight couples in the U.S., regardless of age, have some type of fertility issue. More […]

 Steve O039Hear

Construction tech company Aproplan closes €5 million Series A

Construction tech company Aproplan closes €5 million Series A

Not so long ago the administration needed to run a major construction project relied almost entirely on pen, paper, excel spreadsheets and faxes. That has provided a huge opportunity for startups to take a stab at digitising the construction industry. Brussels-based Aproplan, which bills itself as akin to “Salesforce for construction,” is one such company, […]

 Catherine Shu

JD.com invests $397M into luxury marketplace Farfetch as part of a new strategic partnership

JD.com invests $397M into luxury marketplace Farfetch as part of a new strategic partnership

JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba, is pumping $397 million into Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, as part of a new strategic partnership. JD.com founder and CEO Richard Liu will take a seat on Farfetch’s board as part of the deal, which makes JD.com one of its largest shareholders. Last year, Farfetch raised […]

 Ryan Lawler

The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products

The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products

Since launching two years ago, wireless networking startup Eero has sought to make it easier for consumers to blanket their homes in strong WiFi. With the its newest hardware products, Eero took a step forward in that goal, in part by introducing Beacons that can be placed nearly anywhere in a person’s house or apartment. Same […]

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