Marketing startup Synup gets $6M Series A to help brands manage their online reputation  [LINK]
 Synup, a startup that helps marketers monitor where their brands are mentioned online, announced that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Vertex Ventures. Existing investor Prime Venture Partners also returned for the round. Rea... [Read More]
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Synthace raises a £7.3m Series A to bring open source to biotech  [LINK]
 Synthace, a UK startup using open source technology to make process in biotechnology move faster, has raises a £7.3m Series A round. New investors White Cloud Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners and Eleven Two Capital participated alongside... [Read More]
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Inkitt, a ‘reader powered’ book publisher, raises $3.9M to discover the next best-selling author  [LINK]
 Inkitt, which bills itself as “the world’s first reader-powered book publisher,” has raised $3.9 million in pre-series A funding, in a round led by Redalpine, with Frontline Ventures, Speedinvest and a number of private invest... [Read More]
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Photo marketplace Picfair raises £1.5M, aims to ‘weaponise’ photographers  [LINK]
 Picfair, the London-based photo marketplace founded by ex-journalist Benji Lanyado, has raised £1.5 million in new funding — capital it plans to use to market its “fair trade photography” proposition to the plethora of c... [Read More]
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Backed by Accel, GlowRoad helps Indian women build home businesses  [LINK]
 Indian e-commerce company GlowRoad is built on a simple premise. By connecting manufacturers with resellers and using drop shipping, it keeps everyone’s overhead costs low. The Bangalore-based startup, however, doesn’t just aspire t... [Read More]
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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia joined by leading Aussie names  [LINK]
 As you’ve probably gathered TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early-stage startups, in partnership with ELEVACAO. As we like to say these days, ‘all roads lead to Disrupt’ and our focus now is to re... [Read More]
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Report: Jared Kushner used a private email server for White House work  [LINK]
 President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law and official White House adviser, Jared Kushner, used a private email server — set up after the election — to conduct White House business, according to a new report in Politico. Kushner ... [Read More]
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SAP is buying identity management firm Gigya for $350M  [LINK]
 SAP, the German enterprise software giant, today announced an acquisition to strengthen its hybris e-commerce division. It has acquired Gigya, a firm that helps online properties manage customer identities and profiles. Terms of the deal have n... [Read More]
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First Trailer for HBO's Doc 'Spielberg' Explores the Filmmaker's Career  [LINK]
"When I got into the group of the 'movie brats', it was the first time I felt like an insider." A legend. You know him, you love him, you love his movies. If you're like me, you probably grew up watching his movies, and he still continues to make more today. Spielberg is a documentary about the lif... [Read More]
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The Startup Alley from this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco  [LINK]
 At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco we always have a huge and varied array of companies presenting. Here’s a taster of the Startup Alley from this year, featuring companies from many of the pavilions at the event. Enjoy! Health and BioTec... [Read More]
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Official Trailer for Pakistani Lesbian Romantic Comedy 'Signature Move'  [LINK]
"Life, Love, and Lady Wrestling." Check out the official trailer for an indie romantic drama/comedy titled Signature Move, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest Los Angeles this year. The film is about a Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian named Zaynab living in Chicago who falls for a Mexican woman. He... [Read More]
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The abyss of analytics  [LINK]
 I want to talk about a mistake I see client after client making. (I work at a tech consultancy. We have a lot of clients. Not all of them make this mistake! …But many do.) That mistake is to obsess over analytics data, without any strate... [Read More]
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Deliveroo raises $385M in new funding, now valued at ‘over $2 Billion’  [LINK]
 Deliveroo, the London headquartered restaurant food delivery startup, has raised $385 million in new funding, giving it a valuation of “over $2 billion,” according to the company. Read More... [Read More]
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‘Will & Grace’ Gang Takes On Donnie & Melania – Tribeca TV Festival  [LINK]
They’re definitely back. The Will & Grace gang wasted no time at the Tribeca TV Festival before jumping into the present and taking a swipe at Donald Trump — just as quickly and easily as they seem to have fallen back into old their roles. David Kohan, asked how he’d react if T... [Read More]
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Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future  [LINK]
 Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I drea... [Read More]
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Automakers accelerate their interest in startups  [LINK]
 It’s no secret that automakers have shown more interest in startups lately. Nor is it any secret what’s driving that surge, given the massive shifts the industry faces from the rise of electric cars, autonomous vehicles,&n... [Read More]
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Beats Studio 3 bring premium noise canceling and battery life at a premium price  [LINK]
 Beats had a handful of different sounds on hand to test the Studio 3 ahead of launch. The demo was designed to showcase the range of the headphones’ new adaptive noise-canceling technology — but there’s only so much you can ge... [Read More]
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This news-reading AI could scan for police shootings nationwide  [LINK]
 Ask how many people have been killed in the last couple decades by police officers, and results vary widely. Local and federal authorities may track them differently, likewise activist and research groups. One project hopes to keep better tabs ... [Read More]
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Don’t wait for the Apple Watch to dole out medical advice anytime soon  [LINK]
 Could the Food and Drug Administration classify the Apple Watch as a medical device? It’s a question many have asked over the past couple of years, but the stakes are now higher for the Watch with its newfound ability to detect atrial fib... [Read More]
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Dispatches on diversity: Uber, sexual harassment and venture capital  [LINK]
 Racism. Sexism. Discrimination. Harassment. Those words often come up in questions pertaining to the state of diversity in Silicon Valley. Read More... [Read More]
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Uber only has itself to blame for London license loss  [LINK]
 The tech industry’s over-processed supply of irony might not be enough to service all the ramifications of Uber being stripped of its London license by the city’s transport regulator. Read More... [Read More]
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Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some  [LINK]
 On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their election systems were targeted by Russia-affiliated hackers in an attempt to influence the 2016 election. In most of the states targeted, the hack... [Read More]
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iPhone 8 teardown reveals few surprises, but more camera details  [LINK]
 The always hotly anticipated iFixit teardown of the iPhone 8 has arrived, and while it doesn’t harbor much in the way of surprises, there are a few tidbits you may want to know about hiding in there. Especially if you like hearing about t... [Read More]
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Forget what you’ve been told about edtech  [LINK]
 Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. The investment de jour? Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” While most of us can appreci... [Read More]
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