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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

Degreed, a learning platform for individuals and enterprises to manage continuing education and employee training, announced today that it has closed $25 million in Series B funding. Investors include GSV Acceleration, Jump Capital, Signal Peak, Rethink Education, Deborah Quazzo and other individual investors. Launched in January, 2013, Degreed allows users to

A new tech gadget called the Superbook potentially answers the prayers of those who have hoped to use their smartphones as laptops. Resembling a slim notebook computer and featuring a screen, keyboard, and battery but no processor or other core components, the Superbook, which costs $99, allows users to turn

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Gawker, once the bad boy of Internet news, until slammed with the $140 million Hulk Hogan judgment funded by Peter Thiel, is about to belong to Spanish broadcaster Univision.

In Philadelphia, after a rented trash bin was filled with fire hydrant water and transformed into a pool, the city started urging residents not to swim in dumpsters. The dumpster was transformed into a pool by being pressured-washed, getting its bottom lined with plywood and tarps, and cushioning the corners

In honor of Left-Handers Day on August 13th, it’s interesting to note: Left-handed people earn up to 12% less than right-handed people. Lefties are less able to roll their tongues than Righties. Of the seven most recent U.S presidents, four have been Lefties.

RECENT STORIES

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

Chatsuite, a London-based chatbot marketing platform, announced today that it has launched a conversational bot management solution specifically tailored for marketing and advertising agencies. The platform allows agencies to offer a comprehensive suite of chatbot services that spans multiple communications channels and the full communications lifecycle. It facilitates services from

DevMynd, a Chicago-based digital strategy consulting firm, announced this week that it has received Series A funding from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. The startup did not disclose the investment amount in its official announcement, but sources told The Chicago Tribune that it was $4 million. Motorola Solutions is the successor

AceBot, a productivity bot for Slack users, announced this week that it has raised $650,000 in seed financing from Accel Partners. According to cofounder and CEO Ravindra Krishnappa, the funding will be used to enhance the bot’s ability to interpret business data and make it useful to users. AceBot is one

B2B marketing automation software company Engagio announced this week that it has raised $22 million in Series B financing, led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from FirstMark Capital and Storm Ventures. Engagio was founded in 2015 by Jon Miller, who was formerly co-founder and VP of marketing at Marketo,

U.K.-based startup Emotech has raised more than $10 million in Series A funding, according to TechCrunch. The round was led by Shanghai-based Lightning Capital, a VC firm focused on artificial intelligence technology and health tech. Another Chinese VC firm, Alliance Capital, also participated in the round. VC firms seem to

Oslo-based content curation platform Socius has received $400,000 in seed funding from 500 Startup’s Nordic Fund and Raa Invest, according to a report in TechCrunch. The Nordic Fund is 500 Startup’s $15-million regional fund targeting the Nordic region, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Socius helps publishers, brands and

Aligned TeleHealth, Inc., a telemedicine solution provider, announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series A financing, led by SV Life Sciences (SVLS), a healthcare venture capital firm. Deepak Chopra, the widely known speaker and influencer on mind and body health, also participated in the investment and is

The ninth annual GamesBeat conference, which began with a special one-day pre-conference dedicated to exploring augmented reality and virtual reality applications in cross-platform games, centered around catching Pokémons and riding the AR/VR trend. Industry speakers from venture capitalists to platform providers and game developers shared insights about AR/VR gaming, as

RECENT STORIES

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

Chatsuite, a London-based chatbot marketing platform, announced today that it has launched a conversational bot management solution specifically tailored for marketing and advertising agencies. The platform allows agencies to offer a comprehensive suite of chatbot services that spans multiple communications channels and the full communications lifecycle. It facilitates services from

DevMynd, a Chicago-based digital strategy consulting firm, announced this week that it has received Series A funding from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. The startup did not disclose the investment amount in its official announcement, but sources told The Chicago Tribune that it was $4 million. Motorola Solutions is the successor

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