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July 27, 2017

Patook wants to be Tinder for platonic friendships

 Technology isn’t necessarily the best solution for forging new real life connections, whatever the collective marketing spiel of the web’s social giants likes to claim. But Patook is having a crack at the tricky feat of remotely sparking friendships, without inviting in the creeps… Read More Source: New feed

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July 27, 2017

Net30 wants to fix the construction industry’s payments problem

 The invoicing and payments process in the commercial construction industry is broken. It takes a median of about 70 days to get paid, which means contractors are often stuck without enough working capital. Net30, a startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, wants to solve that problem. Read More Source: New feed

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July 27, 2017

Cycflix lets you watch Netflix, but only if you keep up the pace

 Netflix (and social media, and Seamless, and the convenience economy, and so on) has totally wrecked my fitness routine. But a new program from Dublin Institute of Technology student Ronan Byrne may save the day. Cycflix is a project that lets you hook a stationary bike up with your Netflix account so that your favorite […]

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July 27, 2017

Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler will step down this year

 Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter co-founder and CEO, is going to step down from his role at the company later this year, he wrote in a blog post last night. Kickstarter is now actively looking for a replacement. Kickstarter’s other two co-founders, Charles Adley and Perry Chen, are also no longer in operational roles at the company. […]

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July 27, 2017

UpCodes makes researching building regulations less exhausting for architects

 For architects, complying with building codes means navigating labyrinthine layers of regulations that vary between municipalities. Sorting through different codes and keeping track of updates is a daunting task and, in a worst-case scenario, a mistake can cost thousands or even millions of dollars to tear out and fix. Firms that can afford it hire […]

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July 27, 2017

Comcast’s ‘Instant TV’ service for cord cutters could launch by year-end

 Comcast’s newest entry into the market of streaming TV services aimed at cord cutters could be launched later this year, according to statements made by executives on the company’s earnings call this week. The service, known as “Xfinity Instant TV,” would be available to subscribers without the need for a set-top box, challenging rivals like […]

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July 27, 2017

Jeff Bezos beats out Bill Gates to become world’s richest person

 Ahead of its earnings later today, Amazon stock hit an all-time high during intraday trading and with it CEO Jeff Bezos’ estimated wealth hit $90.9 billion, Bloomberg reports. This number pushes the net worth of the Amazon founder past that of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, still sitting pretty with $90.7 billion, earning Bezos the title […]

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