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Discord’s new game store rolls out to the rest of the world today
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Discord’s new game store rolls out to the rest of the world today

When Discord first launched its new built-in game store just a few weeks back, there was one big caveat: it was available to only a tiny, tiny...

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Instacart raises another $600M at a $7.6B valuation
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Instacart raises another $600M at a $7.6B valuation

Instacart chief executive officer Apoorva Mehta wants every household in the U. S. to use Instacart, a grocery delivery service that allows...

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Amazon puts $10M in Closed Loop Fund to make recycling easier in more American cities
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Amazon puts $10M in Closed Loop Fund to make recycling easier in more American cities

Amazon announced today that it has invested $10 million in Closed Loop Fund, which finances the creation of recycling infrastructure and services...

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Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llama’s ass harder than ever
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Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llama’s ass harder than ever

The charmingly outdated media player Winamp is being reinvented as a platform-agnostic mobile audio app that brings together all your music,...

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Amazon debuts a retail site for ‘Shark Tank’ products
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Amazon debuts a retail site for ‘Shark Tank’ products

Inventor Jamie Siminoff was rejected by the sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2013 when trying to make a deal for his video doorbell startup. This...

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Readdle’s Denys Zhadanov to talk about bootstrapping at Disrupt Berlin
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Readdle’s Denys Zhadanov to talk about bootstrapping at Disrupt Berlin

Readdle might not be a familiar name, but chances are you’ve been using some of their mobile apps. The Ukrainian company is a bootstrapped success...

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App Store generated 93% more revenue than Google Play in Q3
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App Store generated 93% more revenue than Google Play in Q3

There’s always been a gap between how much money Apple’s App Store makes when compared with Google Play. But in the third quarter of 2018, that gap...

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CommonSense Robotics’ first automated fulfillment center is now live
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CommonSense Robotics’ first automated fulfillment center is now live

Israeli startup CommonSense Robotics is launching its first automated micro-fulfillment center in Tel Aviv. It’s a tiny 6,000 square feet warehouse...

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Walmart will now allow shoppers to access PayPal cash in stores
News 5 days ago
Walmart will now allow shoppers to access PayPal cash in stores

Walmart and PayPal this morning announced a partnership that will see the two collaborating on financial services and products, including new...

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Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles
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Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles

Shopify, the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los...

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Google’s smart home sell looks cluttered and incoherent
News 6 days ago
Google’s smart home sell looks cluttered and incoherent

If any aliens or technology ingenues were trying to understand what on earth a ‘smart home’ is yesterday, via Google’s latest own-brand hardware...

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Divvy, an interesting new fractional home ownership startup, just raised a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz
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Divvy, an interesting new fractional home ownership startup, just raised a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Tech startups have found all kinds of ways to lend money to those hampered by either too little or not very good credit. The approach of a nearly...

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Jennifer Garner’s baby food company Once Upon a Farm raises $20M Series B
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Jennifer Garner’s baby food company Once Upon a Farm raises $20M Series B

CAVU Venture Partners has led the $20 million Series B for Once Upon a Farm, which sells organic, cold-pressed baby food in 8,500 grocery stores in...

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Turn your Google Home Mini into Google Home Mickey
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Turn your Google Home Mini into Google Home Mickey

Behold, the Google Home Mickey. It’s an official collaboration with Google and Disney that OtterBox is selling for $20. The base props up Google’s...

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Google’s latest hardware innovation: Price
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Google’s latest hardware innovation: Price

With its latest consumer hardware products, Google’s prices are undercutting Apple, Samsung, and Amazon. The search giant just unveiled its latest...

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Google Home Hub up close and hands on
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Google Home Hub up close and hands on

While the rumors and leaks didn’t leave much to the imagination ahead of today’s event, I will admit to being a bit surprised by the shape Google’s...

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Comparing Google Home Hub vs Amazon Echo Show 2 vs Facebook Portal
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Comparing Google Home Hub vs Amazon Echo Show 2 vs Facebook Portal

The war for the countertop has begun. Google, Amazon and Facebook all revealed their new smart displays this month. Each hopes to become the center...

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Emmanuel Macron meets with the French tech community
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Emmanuel Macron meets with the French tech community

French President Emmanuel Macron came to France’s ginormous startup campus Station F to talk to the French tech community. The event is organized...

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Google partners with tech retailer b8ta to let people demo smart home products
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Google partners with tech retailer b8ta to let people demo smart home products

Try before you buy is the new name of the game. With items costing upwards of $100, people want to know what they’re getting themselves into before...

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Spinnaker is the next big open source project to watch
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Spinnaker is the next big open source project to watch

Spinnaker is an open source continuous delivery (CD) platform from Netflix and Google, though it now also has the backing of other major software...

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China’s fast-rising Bullet Messenger hit with copyright complaint
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China’s fast-rising Bullet Messenger hit with copyright complaint

Bullet Messenger, a fast-rising Chinese messaging upstart that’s gunning to take on local behemoth, WeChat, has been pulled from the iOS App Store...

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Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost
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Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost

Shipwell, a startup pitching a marketplace for domestic ground shipping and fleet and cargo management services for freight trucking companies, has...

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With a new CEO and CTO in place, proptech startup Goodlord raises further £7M
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With a new CEO and CTO in place, proptech startup Goodlord raises further £7M

London ‘proptech’ startup Goodlord, which offers cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords and tenants manage the rental process, has...

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Forerunner Ventures just closed a $360 million fund, tripling the size of its last effort
News 1 week ago
Forerunner Ventures just closed a $360 million fund, tripling the size of its last effort

Last year, retail e-commerce sales worldwide reached $2.3 trillion, a 24.8 percent increase over the previous year, according to eMarketer. A...

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Klarna raises $20M from H&M, will build financing and payment services for the fashion retailer
News 1 week ago
Klarna raises $20M from H&M, will build financing and payment services for the fashion retailer

As more traditional brick-and-mortar retailers look to capitalise on the growth of e-commerce and mobile to compete against the likes of Amazon,...

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Someone recreated Apple’s new campus with 85,000 LEGO bricks and it’s excellent
News 1 week ago
Someone recreated Apple’s new campus with 85,000 LEGO bricks and it’s excellent

2018 has been a good year for ridiculous, gargantuan LEGO builds. Just weeks ago, there was that life-size, driveable LEGO Bugatti. Now someone has...

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Vahdam Teas raises $2.5M to grow its tea-commerce business in the US
News 2 weeks ago
Vahdam Teas raises $2.5M to grow its tea-commerce business in the US

Vahdam Teas, an India-based e-commerce startup that cuts the supply chain down to sell fresh teas online, has pulled in a $2.5 million Series B...

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Our 3 favorite startups from Urban-X’s 4th demo day
News 2 weeks ago
Our 3 favorite startups from Urban-X’s 4th demo day

Urban-X, the urban-tech startup accelerator backed by BMW MINI and early-stage urban-tech fund Urban.Us, hosted a demo day today for its fourth...

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Wimdu, Rocket Internet’s Airbnb clone, to shut down this year ‘ facing significant business challenges’
News 2 weeks ago
Wimdu, Rocket Internet’s Airbnb clone, to shut down this year ‘ facing significant business challenges’

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But it doesn’t guarantee success, and today, an Airbnb clone learned that the hard way. Wimdu...

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Compass nabs $400M, valuing the real estate technology startup at $4.4B
News 2 weeks ago
Compass nabs $400M, valuing the real estate technology startup at $4.4B

Compass, the New York startup that has built a tech-first platform to take on the antiquated market of real estate, is building up its own house...

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