The 12 startups of Techstars NYC‘s newest class are taking up tonight’s NY Tech Meetup. This “neighborhood demo day” is a part of Managing Director Alex Iskold try and rethink the standard accelerator demo day. (Don’t fear, the startups will get to fulfill with traders too, by means of one-on-one classes throughout Techstars’ investor week.)
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Like many cities, Moscow has an infinite community of CCTV cameras, however not like many cities, hundreds of these cameras at the moment are hooked as much as a robust facial recognition system that may monitor criminals (and trash collectors) wherever they go. The privateness implications are severe, after all, however a big scale rollout
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Boston-based non-public fairness store Berkshire Companions introduced this afternoon that it’s buying Accela — an almost 20 12 months previous startup that sells regulatory administration options to authorities purchasers. Accela has gone by means of a troika of CEOs within the final 12 months. Beforehand appearing CEO Mark Jung changed Maury Blackman final October who had managed the
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When you consider lifeless firms strolling, BlackBerry was clearly one which got here to thoughts, however beneath the management of CEO John Chen, the corporate is definitely making a comeback as a software program firm targeted on safety, and it’s newest quarterly earnings report suggests the pivot is working splendidly. The corporate reported income of
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American Airways and Casper are asserting a brand new partnership that might assist passengers (like me) who’ve bother sleeping on flights. They’re not going so far as placing Casper mattresses on planes. As an alternative, they are saying they labored collectively to create eight new sleep merchandise designed to enhance in-flight slumber. These merchandise embrace
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Offended Birds-maker Rovio Leisure priced its IPO at 11.50 euros, on the high of its proposed vary. It raises 30 million euros in proceeds. This values the corporate somewhat above $1 billion, simply half of the $2 billion the corporate was beforehand mentioned to be hoping for. The corporate beforehand raised at the very least $42
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Household Hyperlink, Google’s parental management software program for Android units, is now exiting its beta testing interval and is now typically obtainable to anybody within the U.S. with out the necessity for an invite. The software program, which lets dad and mom handle apps, set display screen cut-off dates and system bedtimes, can be utilized
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Here’s a cloud computing characteristic that will appear a bit odd at first however that does even have its makes use of. Google’s Compute Engine at present launched the beta of a brand new characteristic referred to as “nested virtualization.” Because the identify implies, this primarily permits you to run VMs within VMs. However why
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Congressional investigations into Russia’s function within the 2016 U.S. presidential election are trying on the unfold of misinformation on plenty of on-line providers — not simply Fb. In reality, Twitter is assembly with Congressional staffers as we speak. Recode’s Tony Romm says Twitter’s Vice President of Coverage Colin Corwell is at the moment in a
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Social media giants have once more been placed on discover that they should do extra to hurry up removals of hate speech and different unlawful content material from their platforms within the European Union. The bloc’s government physique, the European Fee in the present day introduced a set of “pointers and rules” geared toward pushing tech platforms
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A quarter of People take heed to podcasts every month, however far fewer make them. Anchor is a startup that’s trying to change that with its app that makes it straightforward to report and distribute content material. Anchor additionally has a discovery platform, which permits customers to search out audio throughout classes like information, sports
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Snapchat is taking its World Lenses augmented actuality characteristic and opening them as much as manufacturers. Snap’s Imran Khan simply introduced the provision of the brand new promoting product on stage at Promoting Week New York, together with launch companions Warner Bros and Bud Mild, each of which will probably be debuting branded 3D World
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Varsity Tutors, the training platform that connects college students with tutors, has at the moment introduced the acquisition of First Tutors within the UK. This marks the primary main worldwide enlargement for Varsity Tutors, which has raised $57 million since launch in 2011. The phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed. Varsity Tutors initially launched as
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Nvidia Defend TV, the Android TV-powered sensible TV streaming field that provides 4K and extra, now additionally contains built-in help for Google Assistant. Nvidia’s integration of Google Assistant was first revealed approach again in January, however the function was introduced as one thing that might be coming later. Now it’s arriving to Defend units courtesy
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Aeronautics trade big Airbus is teaming up with early-stage funding agency HAX to create a four-month accelerator program primarily based in Shenzhen targeted on a high-flying objective – “city air mobility.” This system will search to information startups engaged on numerous elements of flying vehicles and aerial metropolis transportation, together with air site visitors administration,
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Aston Martin has a brand new idea submarine designed in partnership with submarine maker Triton Submarines. The undertaking is codenamed “Neptune,” and the idea designs envision a smooth underwater craft with aggressive pointy-ended pontoons and a central passenger bubble cockpit with an unobstructed, all-around view. The Neptune submersible combines Aston Martin’s design expertise with Triton’s
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Daimler — the German automotive big that owns Mercedes-Benz amongst different manufacturers — has made another acquisition to additional its attain in ridesharing and what it sees as the subsequent technology of how automobiles are owned and used. It has acquired Flinc, a startup additionally out of Germany that has constructed a platform and app
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When Field landed GE as a buyer in 2014, it marked a turning level for the cloud content material administration firm, giving them momentum forward of their IPO. Three years later, Vera, a knowledge rights administration startup is getting an identical feeling, asserting GE’s 300,000 staff can be utilizing Vera to guard the corporate’s mental property because
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Google has rolled out modifications to the way it shows search outcomes for merchandise in Europe to attempt to adjust to an EU antitrust ruling in opposition to its Google Procuring search comparability service. A multi-year EU antitrust investigation into Google’s practices round search comparability ended this June with the European Fee handing the corporate a €2.42 billion (~$2.73BN)
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The father or mother firm of video games large Nexon has confirmed that it acquired Korea’s second largest cryptocurrency trade, Korbit, in a deal that values it at simply over $120 million. A spokesperson from NXC, the company which owns $11.5 billion-valued Nexon, confirmed to TechCrunch that it paid 91.three billion KRW (roughly $79.5 million) for
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Sadly, most funding networks are sometimes previous boys’ golf equipment. However extra women-led investor companies like BB Ventures, Kapor Capital and Backstage Capital within the U.S. and Allbright within the U.Ok. are demonstrating to the VC world that you may convey actual enterprise AND be intentional about funding various ventures, on the identical time. Who
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The French tech scene — ‘La French tech’ as they wish to name it — has been making waves just lately, whereas France typically has been benefiting from the ‘Macron bounce’. So it’s solely proper that we spotlight whats happening there at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, our premier European occasion. Meaning bringing over key gamers from
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Japanese information app Gunosy, which listed on the Tokyo Inventory Change two years in the past, has put its weight and cash behind formidable advert tech startup AdAsia. Singapore-based AdAsia, based in April 2016 by Japanese advert execs Kosuke Sogo and Otohiko Kozutsumi, introduced that it has raised an extra $2.5 million along with the $12 million Collection
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