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Ten years ago, Google launched a revolutionary tool called Google Earth that allowed people to see the wonders of the planet Earth without leaving their houses. From looking across the New York skyline to diving beneath the Atlantic Ocean and even exploring the outer galaxy, users could use their desktop

Vault RMS, a technology platform that tracks firefighters’ exposure to toxic substances, announced last week that it was accepted into the Department of Homeland Security’s 2016 EMERGE accelerator program. The EMERGE program was founded by Dr. Reginald Brothers, under-secretary for science and technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS),

Today at TechCrunch’s Disrupt San Francisco, Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman of Greylock Partners shared their views about the most compelling emerging trends they are following in the startup world. Not surprisingly, self-driving technology is front and center. “It’s clear that the self-driving revolution is upon us,” said Hoffman, who

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Warner Bros. is closing a deal to acquire Machinima, an online content network for video game enthusiasts, at a price of $75 million, according to reports from The Information and other sources. Machinima was founded in 2000 by Allen Debevoise and is headquartered in West Hollywood, California. Several years before

Gaming veteran Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, and inventor Jason Crawford announced this week the launch of Modal VR™, a virtual reality technology solution company that the duo built specifically for enterprise users. [caption id="attachment_4642" align="alignleft" width="300"] Modal VR Hardware Set | Credit: modalvr.com[/caption] The Modal VR platform comes with an

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) yesterday announced it has partnered with research company PitchBook Data, Inc., to launch the PitchBook-NCVA Venture Monitor, an informative new quarterly report that offers a comprehensive portrait of the venture capital landscape. The first-edition report replaces an older quarterly publication that NVCA produced using

On Tuesday, more than 1,000 attendees and 50 speakers, among them Southern California’s most celebrated founders, executives and investors, gathered at the scenic Skirball Cultural Center in Bel Air for the first Startup Grind regional conference to be held in the SoCal’s booming startup scene. Startup Grind, the entrepreneurial membership

Since 2007, the Search Marketing Expo (SMX) conference series has been a leading industry event for digital marketing professionals around the globe, with regional events in New York, London, Munich, Paris and Jerusalem. Unlike marketing conferences that serve primarily as sales avenues for vendors and solution providers, SMX focuses on

According to multiple news sources, social media giant Facebook has acquired a two-year-old San Carlos-based startup called Nascent Objects, which helps hardware developers create market-ready products and gadgets in unusually short amounts of time. The startup invented what it claims is the “world’s first modular consumer electronics platform” that provides

The Battlefield has now been cleared, and the winner is… Mobalytics. At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, which took place Monday to Wednesday at Pier 48, the winner of the tech showcase of the year is a gaming analytics platform that brings personal improvement to the world of competitive electronic sports games.

A standard precursor to TechCrunch’s annual Disrupt conference series is its Hackathon, which usually takes place the day before the main event. The Disrupt Hackathon is an intense 24-hour competition in which technology hackers come together to “invent” the next round of Silicon Valley’s most coveted products. Past Disrupt Hackathon’s

Now in its sixth year, TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the best known conference series in the tech industry. Disrupt, which takes place annually in San Francisco, New York, London, and Beijing, is renowned for showcasing the most innovative and promising startups. In San Francisco, epicenter of technology and innovation,

On-demand food delivery startup Postmates has been drumming up its newest funding round of at least $100 million, according to TechCrunch. The round is said to be led by Founders Fund, which also led Postmates’ $5 million Series A financing. Postmates was founded in 2011 by Sean Plaice, Bastian Lehmann

C3 IoT, a full-stack IoT development platform founded by Silicon Valley luminary Thomas Siebel, announced today that it has raised $70 million in Series D financing. The round was led by TPG Growth, with participation from existing investors including Sutter Hill Ventures, Interwest Partners, and Siebel himself. Siebel founded C3 IoT

Velocity, a mobile app for discovering and booking high-end restaurants, announced today that it has secured $22.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by DIG Investments, with participation from several hospitality industry leaders, including Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Hotels Group. The financing will fuel the two-year-old

RECENT STORIES

Warner Bros. is closing a deal to acquire Machinima, an online content network for video game enthusiasts, at a price of $75 million, according to reports from The Information and other sources. Machinima was founded in 2000 by Allen Debevoise and is headquartered in West Hollywood, California. Several years before

Gaming veteran Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, and inventor Jason Crawford announced this week the launch of Modal VR™, a virtual reality technology solution company that the duo built specifically for enterprise users. [caption id="attachment_4642" align="alignleft" width="300"] Modal VR Hardware Set | Credit: modalvr.com[/caption] The Modal VR platform comes with an

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) yesterday announced it has partnered with research company PitchBook Data, Inc., to launch the PitchBook-NCVA Venture Monitor, an informative new quarterly report that offers a comprehensive portrait of the venture capital landscape. The first-edition report replaces an older quarterly publication that NVCA produced using

On Tuesday, more than 1,000 attendees and 50 speakers, among them Southern California’s most celebrated founders, executives and investors, gathered at the scenic Skirball Cultural Center in Bel Air for the first Startup Grind regional conference to be held in the SoCal’s booming startup scene. Startup Grind, the entrepreneurial membership

Since 2007, the Search Marketing Expo (SMX) conference series has been a leading industry event for digital marketing professionals around the globe, with regional events in New York, London, Munich, Paris and Jerusalem. Unlike marketing conferences that serve primarily as sales avenues for vendors and solution providers, SMX focuses on

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