Evolv raises $18 million for body scanners that don’t cause long lines at security

Evolv raises million for body scanners that don’t cause long lines at security
 For a previous generation in the US, the only places where one might worry about the possibility of a mass casualty were “high-value targets,” like airports and government offices, places that have body scanners and bag inspections, security guards and long lines to get in today. But attackers increasingly strike at public places like nightclubs, stadiums, clinics, malls, places… Read More


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Jigsaw and The Washington Post try to explain tech jargon with their new Sideways Dictionary

Jigsaw and The Washington Post try to explain tech jargon with their new Sideways Dictionary
 When it comes to understanding and writing about technology, one of the biggest challenges is dealing with all the insider-y terminology — particularly since it can feel so removed from everyday experience. Now Alphabet’s tech incubator Jigsaw is working with The Washington Post on a new way to offer these explanations, called the Sideways Dictionary. The focus is on analogies… Read More


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Spotify and Waze partner to play music and navigate seamlessly

Spotify and Waze partner to play music and navigate seamlessly
 Driving in a car and listening to music go hand in hand, and now a new partnership between music streaming app Spotify and navigation app Waze hopes to make that experience more seamless in the connected age. The two have teamed up so that users of the Waze app can listen to Spotify playlists from within the app, and Spotify users can continue to get their Waze navigation instructions while in… Read More


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Revolut users can now apply for credit in just a few minutes

Revolut users can now apply for credit in just a few minutes
 Just a few weeks after N26 started offering credit in Germany, fintech startup Revolut is also launching a brand new credit feature for U.K. users. Behind the scene, Revolut is working with Lending Works to provide those credit lines.
Lending Works is a peer-to-peer lending company that matches individual lenders with borrowers. So Revolut chose not to work with a traditional bank for this… Read More


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Evrythng, the Internet of Things platform for ‘smart products’, scores $24.8M Series B

Evrythng, the Internet of Things platform for ‘smart products’, scores .8M Series B
 Evrythng, the Internet of Things (IoT) smart products platform that gives any physical object a so-called ‘digital identity,’ has closed $24.8 million Series B funding. Read More


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Roblox nabs $92 million to power its massive social gaming platform for kids

Roblox nabs million to power its massive social gaming platform for kids
 Capturing kids’ attention can be expensive. Roblox has spent the greater part of the millennium creating a cool place for kids to play a diverse collection of games inside a single cross-platform world for its huge audience of tens of millions of monthly active youngsters. The company announced Tuesday that it has closed a massive $92 million funding round led by Meritech Capital… Read More


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Mesosphere’s DC/OS adds more one-click integrations and better support for machine learning workloads

Mesosphere’s DC/OS adds more one-click integrations and better support for machine learning workloads
 Mesosphere is launching an updated version of its DC/OS platform for running microservices and big data applications in private and public clouds. Version 1.9 of DC/OS is a significantly bigger release than the version number indicates at first glance. With this update, DC/OS users can now deploy over 100 services with a single click. Some of the new services the company added in this… Read More


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Beek is the emoji-based book review site aiming to change e-commerce in Latin America

Beek is the emoji-based book review site aiming to change e-commerce in Latin America
 Leveraging post-literate tools like YouTube and emojis to create a website and mobile app that allows people to review the books they’re reading while they’re reading them, Beek is a startup that embraces the amazing contradictions of the internet age. The Mexico City-based company, graduating from the most recent batch of YCombinator, began as a hackathon project in Austin,… Read More


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New York City sues Verizon for not completing citywide fiber network

New York City sues Verizon for not completing citywide fiber network
 New York City has slapped Verizon with a lawsuit that claims the telecommunications conglomerate broke a 2008 contract to provide citywide fiber coverage, depriving residents of competitively-priced options for better television and Internet service. Read More


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Germany’s Optionspace wants to be an ‘Airbnb for office space’

Germany’s Optionspace wants to be an ‘Airbnb for office space’
 Optionspace, a new Berlin-based startup, sees its official launch today with a service that is something akin to an ‘Airbnb for office space’. Read More


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