Despite a fickle market for fancy home appliances, new investors get behind Brava Home

Despite a fickle market for fancy home appliances, new investors get behind Brava Home
 Customers are notoriously fickle when it comes to sophisticated kitchen devices. On the one hand, there’s undoubtedly a market for items that are deemed useful and priced appropriately. Consider, for example, the Anova Precision Cooker, a $145 WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled device that managed to get its parent company sold to the appliance giant Electrolux in February for $250 million.… Read More


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Amazon upgrades its Fire tablet line, a rare bright spot in the struggling category

Amazon upgrades its Fire tablet line, a rare bright spot in the struggling category
 Amazon’s continuing its month-long spree of hardware announcements by refreshing its line of low cost slates. The Fire 7 is retaining its $50 price point, while getting an improved screen resolution and increased battery life. The 8 HD, meanwhile is more or less the same as its predecessor (it just got refreshed late last year), but is getting a $10 price drop, down to $80. Amazon is… Read More


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Todoist launches a deep integration with Google Calendar

Todoist launches a deep integration with Google Calendar
 Todoist is quite a powerful task manager, but it didn’t communicate with your calendar until now. If you’re a Google Calendar user and want to check your tasks and events for tomorrow, you currently have to check both Google Calendar and Todoist. This is about to change as Todoist is launching a deep two-way integration between Todoist and Google Calendar. After hooking up your… Read More


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Appear Here, a marketplace for short-term retail space, raises $12M Series B

Appear Here, a marketplace for short-term retail space, raises M Series B
 Appear Here, the marketplace for short-term retail space that originally launched to ride the ‘pop-up’ shop craze, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Read More


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The war over artificial intelligence will be won with visual data

The war over artificial intelligence will be won with visual data
 Major technology companies and new startups are at war over having the most valuable artificial intelligence and at the core of this war is having unique high quality visual data. This battle will be won by owning the connected camera. The majority of the data our brains analyze is visual, and therefore the majority of the data needed for artificial intelligence to have human (or better… Read More


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Forest is the administration interface to rule them all

Forest is the administration interface to rule them all
 If you work for a startup, chances are that you use four different software-as-a-service platforms to mange your orders, clients and products. French startup Forest started as part of eFounders’ startup studio and wants to unify all these administration interfaces into a single platform so that you don’t have to switch back and forth between all those products. Think about Forest as… Read More


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Google I/O 2017 Keynote live blog

Google I/O 2017 Keynote live blog
 We’re going to be bringing you updates live from the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA, just a stone’s throw away from Google’s main campus, where the company is hosting its 2017 I/O developer conference. At 10 AM PT (1 PM ET) on May 17, the conference opening keynote kicks off the event, and it tends to be packed to the gills with product and software news.
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Crunch Report | Symphony Messaging App Joins the Unicorn Club

Crunch Report | Symphony Messaging App Joins the Unicorn Club
It’s Day 2 from Disrupt New York, Symphony joins the Unicorn Club, you can now sort Instagram stories by location and scientists 3D-printed ovaries and made mouse babies. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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There’s no shame in a $100M startup

There’s no shame in a 0M startup
 The era of unicorn startups has created a distorted view of entrepreneurial success. All the talk about billion-dollar exits has inflated the numbers that define a win. Starting and selling a company for $100 million dollars is an outlier event in terms of pure entrepreneurial probability, but such outcomes are viewed as well short of success in many corners of today’s startup world. Read More


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These are the five finalists in the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield

These are the five finalists in the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield
 Over the past two days, 20 companies have taken the stage at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield, where they presented their products and took questions from our expert judges.
Now, with the help of those judges, we’ve selected five startups to compete tomorrow in the Battlefield finals. They are:
Collider
Collider‘s flagship printer Orchid, which is still in a… Read More


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