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In “Brotopia,” sex parties are the least of Silicon Valley’s problems

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Two years ago, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang set out to write a book about gender discrimination in Silicon Valley. It wasn’t specifically prompted by that now-famous post of former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, wherein Fowler calmly recounted the many ways that Uber’s internal controls were either very messed up or nonexistent. But the national movement that Fowler… Read More

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Former Intel president launches new chip company with backing from Carlyle Group

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Ampere, a new chip company run by former Intel president Renee James, came out of stealth today with a brand-new highly efficient Arm-based server chip targeted at hyperscale data centers. The company’s first chip is a custom core Armv8-A 64-bit server operating at up to 3.3 GHz with 1TB of memory at a power envelope of 125 watts. Although James was not ready to share pricing, she… Read More

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Zebra Fuel raises $2.5M to deliver fuel direct to your vehicle

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Zebra Fuel, a London-based startup that wants to eliminate the inner city gas station by delivering fuel directly to your vehicle, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding.
The round is led by Robin and Saul Klein’s LocalGlobe, with participation from Brent Hoberman’s Firstminute Capital, and Alex Chesterman, the Zoopla founder and one of the U.K.’s most active angel investors. Read More

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Fair.com closes another round of funding, acquires rental car delivery service Skurt

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Just a week after we reported that Fair.com was acquiring the leasing portfolio of Xchange Leasing from Uber, the flexible car-ownership startup is making two more moves. Today, the company confirmed that it has raised another round of funding led by next47, the VC firm backed by Siemens; and it has made another acquisition, of Los Angeles-based Skurt, a service that lets you rent a car, and… Read More

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Lino is launching to be a crypto YouTube with $20 million from China’s most famous seed investor

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

YouTube on the blockchain is one of the Holy Grails of the crypto community. The new generation of video artists and their audience seem tailor-made for a blockchain-based distribution and restitution system — one that depends on micro-payments and digitally secured provenance. It’d also be a system that could get creators out from under the yoke of YouTube, Snap, and Facebook… Read More

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Get your first look at ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ in the new trailer

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Alden Ehrenreich seems to basically channel Harrison Ford in a couple of scenes in this brand new short teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is coming out May 25 in the U.S. He nails the instant, ‘just a good dude’ grin that Ford brought to bear on Solo in the original trilogy. As for the rest of it, what we seem to have is a heist movie, although that point… Read More

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Continental taps Nvidia for its full-scale autonomous vehicle platform

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Continental is the latest top-tier automotive supplier to work with Nvidia, and the latest to announce its intent to build a full-scale, top-to-bottom autonomous driving system. Continental (which might be most familiar from its tire division, but which supplies a range of automotive parts and systems across the industry) will be using Nvidia’s DRIVE autonomous vehicle platform for… Read More

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The creator of Snoo, the $1200 high tech bassinet just came out with a baby swaddle

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

“Five second” baby swaddle Sleepea (pronounced “sleepy”) is a sleep sack for your little one promising to be more efficient and effective than the other swaddles on the market. This is the second product to debut from Happiest Baby founder Dr. Harvey Karp, the creator of the Snoo, a $1200 robot bassinet that rocks and vibrates your baby to sleep. The swaddle is more of… Read More

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Lyft expands tax-saving commuter benefits to all Lyft Line cities

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Lyft is hoping to make its Lyft Line commuter route service even more appealing by expanding commuter benefits, which allows riders to use pre-tax dollars via a benefits card from a number of providers to pay for their ride. This can result in savings of up to 35 percent vs. paying for the service the usual way. Lyft Line currently operates in 18 cities across the U.S., and Lyft says that in… Read More