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Secret secures $25m Series B – Investment Round Up

Series B Anonymous sharing app Secret has raised $25 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Gary Tan and Alexis Ohanian, SV Angel, Fuel Capital and Ceyuan Ventures all

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Startups face age-old battle to enforce change in established industries

In 19th century England, during the Industrial Revolution, a group of textile artisans labelled Luddites protested against new technology in their industry by smashing the new machines to pieces. This

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5 Takeaways from the Google I/O Developer Conference

Google’s I/O Developer Conference, held this week in San Francisco, featured a number of new product launches, including Android TV, Android Wear, Android Auto and a new smartphone and tablet

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Handybook secures $30m – Investment Round Up

Series A Light has raised $9.7 million in Series A to help it realize a “mission to reimagine the art and science of photography.” The Palo Alto-based startup was co-founded by Dave Grannan, whose

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Facebook’s messaging mission leads to Snapchat competitor Slingshot

Facebook’s pursuit, rejection, and subsequent mission to bury Snapchat is starting to resemble a teenage courtship gone bad. After Snapchat declined Facebook’s offer to buy the company last year for

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Apple, Microsoft and Google set for battle to control consumers’ homes

The news that Apple is set to unveil a software platform to control the objects inside our homes reflects a push by technology companies to completely integrate their products into our everyday

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Doximity secures $54m funding – Investment Round Up

Series A New York 3D printing venture SOLS has gained $6.4 million in Series A investment, according to reports. Lux Capital led the round, which included contributions from Founders Fund, RRE,

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Airbnb raises $450m mega round – Investment Round Up

Series A China’s Baoku, which delivers travel and expense management services, has raised $10 million in Series A funding, say reports. China Broadband Capital and Asiainfo-Linkage provided the

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Paraplegic to kick off World Cup with groundbreaking robotics

The first kick of this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be performed by a paraplegic teenager, thanks to a robotic exoskeleton that translates brainwaves to actions. The revolutionary device was

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Somalia’s vulnerable youth find work online

A new nonprofit venture is helping young Somalis get online and into work. Shaqodoon (which means 'jobseeker' in Somali) is a product of the USAID-funded Somali Youth Livelihood Program, headquartered

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