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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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Less than two years after the shutdown of Secret, the anonymous social media app, the defunct startup’s co-founder, David Byttow, has returned to the spotlight with the launch of a new app called IO. Much like Secret, IO rides on the anonymity trend driven by popular apps, including Whisper and

On December 5 and 6, TechCrunch will descend upon London to host TechCrunch Disrupt, its leading technology conference series. Following its successful Disrupt SF 2016 event in September, TechCrunch will again be showcasing innovative startups, exploring new technologies, and highlighting the tech industry’s most noteworthy trends. In 2016, the two

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

Zwift, a digital platform that allows cycling enthusiasts to take virtual rides with fellow cyclists from the comfort of their home, announced this week that it has raised $27 million in Series A financing. The round was led by London-based private equity firm Novato Partners, with participation from Shasta Ventures,

Vancouver-based Procurify, a procurement technology startup that aims to streamline B2B purchases, announced this week that it has raised $7 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Runa Capital, with participation from Point Nine Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Procurify was

This week, Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Teams, a “chat-based workspace” that will now be embedded in the Office 365 suite of products along with industry leaders Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The addition of Teams allows team members seamlessly to collaborate with each other via real-time messaging, file sharing,

Third Door Media, the leading publisher and event organizer for marketing and advertising trade media publications, recently announced the launch of MarTech Today, a new industry publication dedicated to marketing technology news. Intended for marketing and technology professionals, MarTech Today covers a variety of trending topics in the martech landscape, such

Soylent, a three-year-old startup that makes meal replacement solutions, has suspended sales of its “Soylent Bars,” which have reportedly caused customers gastrointestinal sickness including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Soylent was founded by Robert Rhinehart with the goal of creating meal replacement products that meet all the nutritional requirements of an

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

RECENT STORIES

Less than two years after the shutdown of Secret, the anonymous social media app, the defunct startup’s co-founder, David Byttow, has returned to the spotlight with the launch of a new app called IO. Much like Secret, IO rides on the anonymity trend driven by popular apps, including Whisper and

On December 5 and 6, TechCrunch will descend upon London to host TechCrunch Disrupt, its leading technology conference series. Following its successful Disrupt SF 2016 event in September, TechCrunch will again be showcasing innovative startups, exploring new technologies, and highlighting the tech industry’s most noteworthy trends. In 2016, the two

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

Zwift, a digital platform that allows cycling enthusiasts to take virtual rides with fellow cyclists from the comfort of their home, announced this week that it has raised $27 million in Series A financing. The round was led by London-based private equity firm Novato Partners, with participation from Shasta Ventures,

Vancouver-based Procurify, a procurement technology startup that aims to streamline B2B purchases, announced this week that it has raised $7 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Runa Capital, with participation from Point Nine Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Procurify was

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