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August 2, 2017

WanderJaunt wants to make a brand for itself on Airbnb with $2M in seed funding

 I’ll admit, when WanderJaunt co-founder Michael Chen told me he wanted to build a hotel chain, like the Westin, from the ground up on Airbnb, I wasn’t sure what to think. There are already dozens of property management startups for short-term rentals (Vacayo, Guesty etc. And besides, isn’t the commercial dominance and economic power of hotel […]

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August 2, 2017

Karma’s next device is a Wi-Fi hotspot with built in Tor and a VPN

 Wi-Fi hotspot maker Karma Mobility will this fall unveil a specialized version of its KarmaGo hotspot device that includes built-in security features, including support for private anonymous browsing through Tor, an integrated VPN, black listing, and ad blocking. For customers, the promise is a device that encrypts your web activity, hides your physical location and […]

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August 2, 2017

Lyft adds 3 causes to charity program, will match Apple Pay donations

 Lyft has added three new partners to its Round Up and Donate Program, which lets riders round their trip payment up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to one of a few select participant programs. The new partners are Girls Who Code, Habitat for Humanity and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Lyft is […]

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August 2, 2017

This outfit wants startups to trade equity for patents from big tech players

 Aqua Licensing is a four-year-old patent advisory and transaction firm that typically works behind the scenes, helping companies sell their patents. But it has a new proposal for venture-backed startups that are in fundraising mode: it wants them to give big tech companies some of their equity in exchange for patents that the companies no longer […]

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August 2, 2017

TrackR secures a $50M Series B funding round led by Revolution Growth

 TrackR, one of the better known of the little bluetooth devices which track your lost keys and EDCs (Everyday Carry, don’t you know?) has now gone big with the securing of a $50M Series B round led by Steve Murray at Revolution Growth. Also participating was the Foundry Group, Amazon Alexa Fund, DoCoMo Capital, The […]

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August 1, 2017

The All Controller controls all your consoles

 Remember the third party controller your sibling/cousin/friend made you use when you visited his or her house in the NES days? Remember the pain you felt when the joystick wasn’t quite right and they were hosing you on Mortal Kombat while you were busy trying to figure out why your character kept kicking? Well the […]

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August 1, 2017

Facebook said to be working on dedicated video chat device

 Facebook is reportedly working on dedicated video chat hardware, per a new report by Bloomberg. The device is said to be the inaugural major product from Facebook’s hardware-focused Building 8 product development lab, and will include a notebook-sized display. It’s intended to make video chat participants separated geographically feel like they’re together in the same […]

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August 1, 2017

Theranos has settled its lawsuit with Walgreens

 Blood testing startup Theranos has reached a settlement with former customer Walgreens. According to the terms of the agreement, Walgreens will dismiss its lawsuit against Theranos “with no finding or implication of liability.” The terms of the settlement are confidential. Read More Source: New feed

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