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Crosley, makers of the “good enough” record players you see in Urban Outfitters and Target, have turned their retro novelty eye on the next obvious format: cassettes. These two new decks from the company have all the latest features from 1985, but also a handful of modern conveniences. Let’s get one thing clear at the […]

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Rishi Garg Contributor Rishi Garg is a partner at Mayfield who invests in driven, product-centric entrepreneurs looking to impact millions of lives. He led corporate development and strategy at Twitter, Square and MTV Networks. More posts by this contributor Turning great companies into true franchises Why now, more than ever, we need a Twitter that […]

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The FCC’s space-focused meeting today had actions taken on SpaceX satellites and orbital debris reduction, but the decision most likely to affect users has to do with Galileo . No, not the astronomer — the global positioning satellite constellation put in place by the E.U. over the last few years. It’s now legal for U.S. […]

More View FCC approval of Europe’s Galileo satellite signals may give your phone’s GPS a boost workspace

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that the electric automaker had “acquired trucking capacity,” a move aimed to boost deliveries of its Model 3 vehicles before the federal tax credit begins to wind down December 31. Musk at first didn’t explain what “acquired trucking capacity” meant. The company hasn’t posted any regulatory filings of an […]

More View Tesla acquires trucking companies to squeeze in more deliveries before Dec. 31 workspace

Uber announced today at the 2018 Uber Open Summit that it was joining the Linux Foundation as a Gold Member, making a firm commitment to using and contributing to open-source tools. Uber CTO Thuan Pham sees the Linux Foundation as a place for companies like his to nurture and develop open-source projects. “Open source technology […]

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Apple has signed a multi-year agreement with A24, which will see the film studio producing multiple movies for Apple. Not much else is known about the deal yet — not the number of films, their genres or the talent involved. Still, the deal suggests that Apple is going to be investing seriously in original films, […]

More View Apple partners with A24, the studio behind ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Hereditary’ workspace

Facebook will changed its News Feed algorithm to demote content that comes close to violating its policies prohibiting misinformation, hate speech, violence, bullying, clickbait so it’s seen by fewer people even it’s highly engaging. The change could massively reduce the reach of incendiary political groups, fake news peddlers, and more of the worst stuff on […]

More View Facebook will change algorithm to demote “borderline content” that almost violates policies workspace

Today in a call with reporters preceded by a frantic if fairly uneventful distraction-pushing media blitz, Facebook responded to a damning New York Times story published yesterday that cited interviews with more than 50 sources privy to Facebook’s decision making. The call kicked off with the operator’s suggestion that Facebook is “happy to take a […]

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As large organizations grapple with adopting modern work practices without throwing out all of their legacy software, a company that works with them is making an acquisition that it hopes will help with that process. Citrix today is announcing that it has acquired Sapho, a startup that develops “micro apps” for legacy software so that workers […]

More View Citrix pays $200M to acquire Sapho, which connects legacy software with ‘micro apps’ workspace

Dustin Rosen thinks L.A. has a problem, aside from its famously car-choked highways. There aren’t enough investors willing to write small checks. Why not? The way he sees it, most of the so-called micro venture funds have grown their funds to the size of traditional venture firms, and are making bigger bets as a result. […]

More View Wonder Ventures aims to dazzle L.A. startups with its new seed-stage fund workspace

It’s been 14 years since Mark Shuttleworth first founded and funded Canonical and the Ubuntu project. At the time, it was mostly a Linux distribution. Today, it’s a major enterprise player that offers a variety of products and services. Throughout the years, Shuttleworth self-funded the project and never showed much interest in taking outside money. […]

More View Canonical plans to raise its first outside funding as it looks to a future IPO workspace

SpaceX’s application to add thousands of satellites to its proposed Starlink communications constellation has been approved by the FCC, though it will be some time before the company actually puts those birds in the air. SpaceX is just one of many companies that the FCC gave the green light to today at its monthly meeting. […]

More View SpaceX gets FCC approval to add 7,518 more satellites to its Starlink constellation workspace

Facebook doesn’t want to be the arbiter of decency when it comes to content policy decisions, similar to how it looked to third-party fact checkers rather than becoming an arbiter of truth. Today on a press call with journalists, Mark Zuckerberg announced that a new external oversight committee would be created in 2019 to handle […]

More View Facebook will pass off content policy appeals to a new independent oversight body workspace

Only a few years ago, OpenStack was the hottest open-source project around, with a bustling startup ecosystem to boot. The project, which gives enterprises the tools to run the equivalent of AWS in their own private data centers, ran into trouble as it tried to tackle too many individual projects at the same time and […]

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Facebook has published the details of 13 historical national security letters it’s received for user data. The embattled social media giant said that the letters dated between 2014 and 2017 for several Facebook and Instagram accounts. These demands for data are effectively subpoenas, issued by the FBI without any judicial oversight, compelling companies to turn over […]

More View Facebook reports a massive spike in government demands for data, including secret orders workspace

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has revealed his plans to combat underage use of e-cigs and nicotine, which has grown 78 percent among high school students from 2017 to 2018. The commissioner today announced a plan that would remove all flavored electronic nicotine delivery system products — with the exception of tobacco, mint, menthol or non-flavored […]

More View What the FDA’s restriction of e-cig flavors means for Juul workspace

When it rains, it pours. And when you’re a successful space startup, it pours money. Rocket Lab, the New Zealand-based launch provider, is still on cloud nine from having completed its first fully commercial launch this weekend — and now they get to announce a $140 million funding round that puts their valuation well above […]

More View After first commercial launch, Rocket Lab announces $140 million in funding workspace

Manik Gupta got his first taste of solving logistics nightmares when, fresh out of college, he was delivering Palm Pilots around Singapore. He’d started a precursor to Groupon called BuyItTogether. “We were a full-stack marketplace where we were also delivering the goods. That’s what caused us to not have good profit margins. Actually, zero profit […]

More View Meet Uber’s newly promoted chief product officer, Manik Gupta workspace

Apple’s pro-grade video editing tool Final Cut Pro X is getting a big update today. While much of FCPX is getting polished up in this release, the biggest change is what it allows for moving forward: workflow extensions. These extensions allow third-party apps and services to hook right into FCPX and build on top of […]

More View Apple’s Final Cut Pro X just got a big update — here’s what’s new workspace

Diversity and inclusion is a topic that all too often starts and ends with white women. MotherCoders, while targeting women, aims to support moms of all backgrounds — whether they be LGBTQ, single and/or people of color. “If you look at our cohorts, they tend to be really represented,” MotherCoders founder Tina Lee told TechCrunch. […]

More View Google partners with MotherCoders to bring tech training to moms in New York City workspace

InsurTech startup Anorak Technologies has raised £5m in Series A funding from Kamet Ventures, taking the total amount of investment raised by the company to £9m. Anorak will use the money to invest in its proprietary technology and data teams. Founded in 2017, Anorak seeks to give everyone access to regulated and personalised protection advice. […]

More View InsurTech startup Anorak nabs £5m Series A workspace

Dipika Sawhney, programme manager for Amazon Advertising Services, on how you can build a tech business from the ground up.  My story of digital innovation started during a three-month trip to London a few years ago, when I found myself unable to rent an apartment for a medium-term stay. This was long before the days […]

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Admix, a virtual and augmented reality startup, has received a $2.1m cash injection. The startup’s Seed round was led by Speendinvest and drew support from Suir Valley, Force over Mass and Founders Factory. Admix was founded last year by Samuel Huber (CEO), a gaming entrepreneur; Joe Bachle-Morris (COO), an advertising veteran; and Mark Rich (CTO). […]

More View VR and AR startup Admix closes $2.1m Seed workspace

Tyler Barriss aka SWAuTistic caused almost 100 SWATing attacks by calling the police on perceived online enemies and claiming that they were holding hostages and were heavily armed. One of these, in SWATs, launched in Wichita, Kansas last year, led to the death of a father of two named Andrew Finch. Now Barriss is facing […]

More View Online SWATer could face 20 years in prison workspace

The retail industry has and continues to fail the growing number of American women size 14 or larger, says Nadia Boujarwah, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Dia&Co, a personal styling service for plus-sized women. According to Plunkett Research, nearly 70 percent of women in the U.S. are plus-sized; Dia&Co wants to expand the […]

More View Plus-sized clothing startup Dia&Co gets another $70M from Sequoia, USV workspace

Event tech company HeadBox has raised £4m in a round led by Guinness Asset Management, bringing its total raised to date to £8.2m. The money will go towards the startup’s tech development and its European expansion plans, with Dublin, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin next on the road-map. Andrew Needham, CEO and founder of HeadBox, spoke […]

More View HeadBox gets £4m for its event technology workspace

Mozilla is adding a new security feature to its Firefox Quantum web browser that will alert users when they visit a website that has recently reported a data breach. When a Firefox user lands on a website with a breach in its recent past they’ll see a pop up notification informing them of the barebones […]

More View Mozilla adds website breach notifications to Firefox workspace

If data is the new oil, you might think of apps are the cars that need it to move. Now, a startup that has built a platform to let everyone — not just those with technical expertise — make and drive their own “cars” has raised a significant round of funding to grow its business. […]

More View Airtable, maker of a coding platform for non-techies, raises $100M at a $1.1B valuation workspace

Google has released its annual Thanksgiving traffic and search trends report, created by analyzing data from last year’s holiday season. It breaks down the best and worst times to travel by state and also throws in information about when popular places, like grocery and liquor stores, are the most crowded. Even if you can’t avoid […]

More View Google’s annual Thanksgiving report tells you the best times to avoid traffic jams workspace

1 in 41 men will die of prostate cancer. But sticking a needle through your rectum into your prostate to screen for cancer brings along a ton of bacteria and terrible side effects like pain, infection, urinary trouble, and even erectile dysfunction. It turns out you can detect cancer with Magnetic Resonance Imaging…it’s just prohibitively […]

More View Ezra raises $4M to diagnose cancer with MRIs, not painful biopsies workspace

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