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August 24, 2017

How Essential is taking on giants with a small-batch smartphone

 Essential’s Toronto launch party was your standard tech industry launch gathering – with one key exception: Lining one wall was a series of three booths, demonstrating the Essential Phone’s camera tech, design process and hardware engineering respectively, and each was staffed by people who actually did the work. Read More Source: New feed

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August 24, 2017

Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 health care startups to watch

 There were quite a few trends this time around for Y Combinator’s popular Demo Day, including a mountain of B2B startups, AI, self-driving technology and of course an industry that continues to surge — health care. Come take a gander at some of the most promising health care startups to emerge from the Summer 2017 […]

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August 24, 2017

AccuWeather updates its iOS app to address privacy outcry

 Responding to privacy concerns, AccuWeather is out with a new version of its iOS app that removes a controversial data sharing behavior. Earlier this week, security researcher Will Strafach called attention to the practice in a Medium post and users took to Twitter to announce their intention to dump the app in droves. “AccuWeather’s app […]

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August 24, 2017

Second round of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

 If you’re looking to participate in the hackathon at Disrupt SF 2017, but missed the first round of tickets, you’re in luck! Today, we’re releasing a new batch of hackathon tickets, so everyone who has their heart set on spending a demanding, but fun-filled weekend building something great should head over to the ticketing page and […]

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August 24, 2017

Uber gives $1.2 million to Girls Who Code

 Uber is giving a $1.2 million grant to Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in tech, as part of a multi-year partnership. As part of the collaboration, Uber’s recently hired Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John is joining the Girls Who Code board of directors to push for gender diversity in tech. […]

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August 24, 2017

Enigma will refund ICO investors who lost $500,000 to scammers

 Enigma, the investment platform that is preparing for an ICO next month, confirmed today that it will refund members of its community who lost money after a scammer compromised its social accounts. Around $500,000 in crypto coins were stolen on Monday after a hacker fooled prospective investors in Enigma’s ICO into sending Ethereum to their wallet. […]

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August 24, 2017

Marketo picks Google Cloud to migrate from on-prem data centers

 Google got a much-needed win today when Marketo, the marketing automation platform, chose Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to migrate its entire on-prem operation. The partnership will extend beyond hosting with Google also providing deeper integration with GSuite. Google says that should enable Marketo customers to generate content and communicate with customers directly from the Marketo… […]

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August 24, 2017

Otto is betting people will pay $700 for a premium smart lock

 What’s the biggest thing holding back smart locks? Pricing? Consumer awareness? Security concerns? Bay Area-based startup Otto believes the issue is due, in part, to aesthetics. Today the company showed off its smart lock, created with a minimalist design in mind and a form factor the same size as the traditional lock it’s designed to […]

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