AdQuick raises $1.1M to bring online tools to outdoor advertising

AdQuick raises .1M to bring online tools to outdoor advertising
billboard AdQuick is looking to billboard advertising easier and more transparent. The startup is announcing that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Initialized Capital (founded by former Y Combinator partners Gerry Tan and Alexis Ohanian),  VTF Capital (founded by Tony Hsieh of Zappos) and Haystack Ventures. AdQuick founder Matthew O’Connor said he ran into the billboard ad… Read More


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BetterWorks and CEO sued by ex-employee for alleged sexually suggestive assault

BetterWorks and CEO sued by ex-employee for alleged sexually suggestive assault
 Beatrice Kim is suing her former employer, the performance management software startup BetterWorks, and its CEO Kris Duggan for allegedly assaulting her in a sexual manner during a company retreat. The lawsuit also implicates BetterWorks, regional VP Matt Hart, and VP of People Operations Tamara Cooksey for allowing sexual harassment in the workplace and not taking action against Duggan after… Read More


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Researchers find coral reefs in a place they shouldn’t exist

Researchers find coral reefs in a place they shouldn’t exist
While the waters of the North Atlantic and South Pacific tend to have what hard corals need to survive, the North Pacific doesn't, and it has been thought that deep-sea coral reefs were a near impossibility in that part of the ocean. But researchers…
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Warner Music Group buys concert discovery service Songkick

Warner Music Group buys concert discovery service Songkick
 Warner Music Group announced today it’s acquiring the selected assets of the music platform Songkick, including its app for finding concerts and the company’s trademark. The deal will not include Songkick’s ticketing business, however, nor the pending litigation Songkick has against Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Songkick has been involved in a lawsuit against the major… Read More


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Twitter will livestream the Electronic Music Awards September 21st

Twitter will livestream the Electronic Music Awards September 21st
If festival season has left you tapped out financially and physically, Twitter has a way for you to watch this year's Electronic Music Awards. Come September 21st, the microblogging service will broadcast electronic music's Grammy's from a "custom mu…
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Verily's answer to Fresno's mosquito woes is 20 million more

Verily's answer to Fresno's mosquito woes is 20 million more
Last year, executives of Alphabet's life science arm, Verily, discussed a project aimed at controlling invasive mosquito populations, the results of which are now going into effect. To combat the mosquito species that carries viruses like Zika and de…
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Satellites may predict when a volcanic eruption will end

Satellites may predict when a volcanic eruption will end
We've discussed how satellites are being used to research natural disasters, including monitoring the Earth's movement to predict landslides. Now, scientists have begun using satellite data to predict when volcanic eruptions' lava flow will end.
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‘Quora for cancer’ startup theMednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding

‘Quora for cancer’ startup theMednet raises .3 million in seed funding
 theMednet launched out of Y Combinator earlier this year to bring physicians a sophisticated platform for finding the best in treatment research, starting with cancer. It has now raised $1.5 million in seed to help it reach even more of those physicians. The funding comes from Endure Capital, Lumia Capital, The Hope Foundation, the Bonnie J. Adario Lung Cancer Foundation and a bunch of… Read More


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Facebook tests a GIF maker on iOS

Facebook tests a GIF maker on iOS
 Facebook confirmed it has begun testing a new GIF maker in the camera feature of the main Facebook mobile application. The feature, which is available with the tap of a button at the top of the screen, lets you shoot footage that you can then save in GIF format to your device’s photo gallery, post to your Facebook profile, or add to your Facebook Story. The addition was first spotted… Read More


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White House releases voter-fraud comments, personal info included (updated)

White House releases voter-fraud comments, personal info included (updated)
The White House is bad at technology. The President has a Twitter problem, he faces a suit over blocking users on the service and he doesn't seem to mind talking "Cyber Security" with Putin, who runs the country that allegedly hacked our (and other)…
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