CryptoKitties raises $12M from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures

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CryptoKitties raises $12M from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square VenturesCryptoKitties, the virtual collectible kitten game that turned into a viral sensation has raised $12M in funding and will be spun out from Axiom Zen, the Vancouver and San Francisco-based design studio that originally built the game. The round is being led by Andreessen Horowitz and Union […]

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Sources: Google is buying Lytro for about $40M

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Sources: Google is buying Lytro for about $40MLast week, Google showed off a new app to display immersive photography in virtual reality, and a multi-camera technique for capturing it, and now it looks like there may be plans to enhance that with some bolted-on technology created by a third party. Multiple sources tell us that Google is […]

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Researchers find the best way to press a button

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Researchers find the best way to press a buttonWhen all you have is a finger everything looks like a button . But what happens if you’re unable to press buttons or, more likely, we begin using robots and other tools to interact with the real world? That’s what researchers at Aalto University, Finland, and KAIST, […]

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Twitter violates womens’ human rights, according to Amnesty International

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Twitter violates womens’ human rights, according to Amnesty InternationalTwitter has found itself under fire again. This time, it’s coming from Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization that focuses on human rights. Amnesty International’s new report, “#ToxicTwitter: Violence and abuse against women online,” details Twitter’s failures to ensure safety online and prevent violence and abuse toward women. […]

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These are the 64 startups unveiled at Y Combinator W18 Demo Day 2

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These are the 64 startups unveiled at Y Combinator W18 Demo Day 2Microbiome therapeutics, Photoshop for augmented reality, and cancer treatments were some of the ideas presented at Day 2 of startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 Demo Day. YC is increasingly using its massive class size (141 startups this time around) to fund especially […]

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After selling his company to Facebook for $19 billion, Brian Acton joins #deleteFacebook

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After selling his company to Facebook for $19 billion, Brian Acton joins #deleteFacebookBrian Acton, the co-founder of messaging service WhatsApp (which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion) is now joining the chorus of the #deletefacebook movement. It is time. #deletefacebook — Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018 A tipster alerted us to the fact […]

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