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  • Soylent co-founder Rob Rhinehart steps down as CEO
     After an eventful (and sometimes challenging) year for Soylent, co-founder Rob Rhinehart announced today that he will resign as the meal replacement shake company’s chief executive officer. That position will be taken over by Bryan Crowley, the p…
    - 1 hour ago, 11 Dec 17, 9:11pm -
  • Nextdoor raised about $75 million to connect neighbors
     Nextdoor, the neighborhood social networking site raised about $75 million in a funding round, The Information reported, estimating that the valuation is $1.5 billion. The round was confirmed by TechCrunch. This adds to the over $200 million that…
    - 2 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 8:01pm -
  • A venture firm focused on real estate, Navitas Capital, just raised $60 million
     Real estate heavyweights clearly don’t want to be left in the dust by tech startups that see opportunities to do things more efficiently, more transparently and more affordably than has previously been possible in the long clubby, expensive and o…
    - 4 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 6:30pm -
  • Apple GymKit is coming to a treadmill near you
     It’s been half a decade since Apple transitioned to the lighting connector, and still I regularly see the long-retired iPod 30-pin cable flopping off treadmill dashboards at gyms all around the country. It’s impossible to say how any of this wi…
    - 4 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 6:18pm -
  • Babierge might just be the answer to your baby gear travel nightmares
     Traveling with a baby for the holidays? First you’ve got your own gear to worry about, then a stroller, something for the baby to sleep in, a baby carrier, toys, snacks, a diaper bag, possibly a car seat and whatever else the plane might allow yo…
    - 5 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 5:15pm -
  • With markets going crypto-crazy, SEC chairman weighs in
     Given the crazy run cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ether and litecoin have been on in the last week, it was only a matter of time before the Securities and Exchange Commission weighed in. Well, now it has in the form of an open letter from SEC Chai…
    - 5 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 5:13pm -
  • Iron Mountain acquires IO Data Centers’ US operations for $1.3 billion
     Iron Mountain announced today that it’s acquiring the U.S. data center assets of IO Data Centers for a cool $1.3 billion — and the price tag could potentially go higher. With today’s purchase, Iron Mountain gets some serious assets, including…
    - 6 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 4:29pm -
  • Max Levchin’s Affirm raises $200 million at a nearly $2 billion valuation
     Affirm, the platform that helps consumers find financing, is getting some financing of its own. The San Francisco-based company confirmed that it’s raising $200 million, led by GIC, a Singaporean sovereign wealth fund. Existing investors Khosla V…
    - 6 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 4:27pm -
  • Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.com
     Gawker may soon return from the dead. While Univision acquired most of Gawker Media’s sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn’t include Gawker itself. Now a group of former Gawker employees calling themselve…
    - 6 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 4:13pm -
  • Netflix users collectively watched 1 billion hours of content per week in 2017
     Netflix users burned a lot of time watching content in 2017, though metrics seem to point that users have been watching less and less on average over time. In a year-end blog post, the streaming service announced that users watched more than 140 m…
    - 6 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 3:55pm -
  • N26 partners with Younited Credit to launch credit offering in France
     German startup N26 is now live in 17 European countries, but many features first launched in Germany and never made their way to other markets. The startup is slowly expanding core features to other key markets. That’s why the company is partneri…
    - 7 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 3:31pm -
  • Instagram hires Twitter’s former VP of revenue product
     Instagram made a big hire last week when it brought on board Ameet Ranadive, Twitter’s former VP of revenue product. At Instagram, Ranadive is working as director of product overseeing the Wellbeing team, “which helps promote positive behavior…
    - 7 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 3:03pm -
  • Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology
     Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.” (Get it? Ha ha.) The apps, some of which are available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play, give Google a way t…
    - 7 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:58pm -
  • Popular podcast ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ scores an FX development deal
     With narrative podcasting on the rise, it’s no surprise that TV execs have begun looking at the medium as a resource for new shows. If there is a surprise in all of this, it’s that Welcome to Night Vale didn’t get picked up sooner. The podcas…
    - 8 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:31pm -
  • Inciting a new future
     Swati Mylavarapu and Matt Rogers are the definitive Silicon Valley power couple. Rogers, a cheerful, be-fuzzed technologist, co-founded Nest Labs. Swati, a sharp visionary, was at Square for four years before joining legendary investment firm Klei…
    - 8 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:07pm -
  • Facebook is trying to make the Poke happen again
     Facebook’s “Poke” feature has never really gone away, but now the social network is giving it a more prominent placement – and is even considering expanding the set of casual greeting options to include others, like a wink, wave, high-five…
    - 8 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:02pm -
  • Is Trump a Twitter addict?
     The president of the United States cannot seem to stop tweeting. Despite stern advice from his advisors and opprobrium from the world, not a day goes by that POTUS doesn’t escalate some tension in 280 characters. Each of us can relate to making…
    - 9 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • Augmented reality treasure hunting app Seek pivots to become a hub for AR projects
     One year after launching at South by Southwest with an augmented reality treasure hunting app, the Utah-based startup Seek has returned with an update transforming its service into a “YouTube for AR”. Rather than being focused on disappearing,…
    - 9 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:48pm -
  • Zyper thinks ‘micro influencers’ are the future of online advertising
     Advocacy marketing — the idea of getting existing customers to talk about your company and its products — is nothing new, but as marketing spend has shifted online, a number of startups have tried to figure out ways of making it more scalable.…
    - 10 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:22pm -
  • Paris asks Airbnb to delist 1,000 apartments
     The city of Paris’ officials told the AFP that they have asked Airbnb and competing platforms to comply with new regulation. The Mayor’s Office has flagged around 1,000 apartments that are not registered with the city. Since December 1st, you h…
    - 10 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:21pm -

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