TechCrunch launches ‘Equity,’ a venture capital-focused podcast

TechCrunch launches ‘Equity,’ a venture capital-focused podcast
 Today we’re excited to announce the launch of ‘Equity,’ TechCrunch’s new venture-capital focused podcast. Matthew Lynley, Alex Wilhelm and myself will be its regular hosts, but the show will also feature special guests from the community. As a group we’ll tackle massive funding rounds (both down and up), notable acquisitions, interesting IPOs and more. We know… Read More


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Elektron's Analog Heat upgrades your synth and drum machine

Elektron's Analog Heat upgrades your synth and drum machine
The proliferation of digital modeling of analog synths has lowered the barrier for cash-strapped would-be musicians hoping to become the next big synth group like S U R V I V E (the band responsible for the Stranger Things theme). Cheaper synths and…
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That Deleted McDonald’s Tweet? Too Surreal, Even For Fast-Food Twitter

That Deleted McDonald’s Tweet? Too Surreal, Even For Fast-Food Twitter

That Deleted McDonald’s Tweet? Too Surreal, Even For Fast-Food Twitter

From surreal Denny’s to nihilist Arby’s, a journey through the deliciously dark underbelly of social media. (Mmm, underbelly.) The post That Deleted McDonald’s Tweet? Too Surreal, Even For Fast-Food Twitter appeared first on WIRED.
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This guy built a physical Starbucks button that orders his favorite drink in one press

This guy built a physical Starbucks button that orders his favorite drink in one press
 I never really used to drink Starbucks. “It’s too expensive!” I’d say while angrily waggling my aeropress in the air.
Then they released their damned mobile ordering app and suddenly I’m throwing fistfuls of cash at them.
Hacker Ryan Pickren took the idea one step further: he built a physical button that orders his favorite drink with one press. Read More


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LG lures G6 shoppers with a free Google Home

LG lures G6 shoppers with a free Google Home
LG is giving away a $129 Google Home music-playing assistant to anyone who orders its flagship G6 device (arriving in stores on April 7th) from T-Mobile, AT&T and other carriers prior to the end of April. The handset will be one of the first non-…
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Swatch is working on its own smartwatch operating system

Swatch is working on its own smartwatch operating system
WatchOS or Android Wear? Neither, says the head of Swatch, who revealed that his company is working on its own smartwatch OS. CEO Nick Hayek told Bloomberg that his business has developed a new platform for wearables in partnership with the Swiss Cen…
Source: Engadget

Walmart subsidiary Jet.com to buy ModCloth for less than $75m

Walmart subsidiary Jet.com to buy ModCloth for less than m
 Online fashion retailer ModCloth, known for its vintage-inspired and indie apparel, is on the verge of being acquired by Walmart, by way of its subsidiary, Jet.com. The deal, which had already been rumored, is almost finalized and will fetch a price tag between $50 million and $75 million, sources tell TechCrunch. This is a disappointing outcome for ModCloth, which had raised $78… Read More


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Sign up now for 2-for-1 tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, released April 5

Sign up now for 2-for-1 tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, released April 5
 Disrupt Berlin 2017 doesn’t take place until December, but if you’re looking to attend the best startup show in Europe for the lowest possible price, an important deadline is fast approaching. We’ll be releasing a limited number of tickets to Disrupt Berlin on Wednesday, April 5 and the special price of two for the price of one. By signing up now, you can use this extra… Read More


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The US Navy wants gamers to stop the rise of the machines

The US Navy wants gamers to stop the rise of the machines
In a bid to help solve its real-world problems, the U.S Navy has called upon the aid of the most dedicated corner of mankind — gamers. Launching its own week-long online game on March 27th, the Navy plans to crowd-source ideas in a bid to help them…
Source: Engadget

Koho, a mobile-only suite of financial services for millennials, launches in Canada

Koho, a mobile-only suite of financial services for millennials, launches in Canada
 The world of consumer financial services has been turned upside down by the rise of newer technology like apps and the growing expectation from people that they should have a lot more flexibility and access when it comes to controlling how they spend and save their money. The latest development on this comes out of Canada, where a new startup called Koho is launching a service aimed at… Read More


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