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Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Profile of Vergence Labs, a small LA startup Snap Inc. acquired in 2014 for Spectacles-related tech   —  Hundreds of people lined up off Venice Beach boardwalk on a sunny November morning to buy Snapchat's Spectacles from a bright yellow vending machine.  —  It was the first day the $130 camera glasses …
Nov 24, 2016, 12:05 AMIn context
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Publishers' trade body DCN sends letter to Facebook and Google CEOs calling on the two companies to do more to tackle fake news   —  Digital Content Next, a US trade body that represents premium online publishers, has sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai …
Nov 23, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
RapidAPI, which helps developers find and integrate APIs raises $3.5M in seed funding led by Andreessen Horowitz   —  Something funny is happening in Silicon Valley.  —  Lots of hot tech companies, like $5 billion startup Stripe or the $3 billion publicly traded Twilio, don't really have a …
Nov 22, 2016, 2:25 AMIn context
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Programmers share stories about being asked to write code for illegal or unethical purposes and ponder the need for self-regulation   —  Earlier this week, a post written by programmer and teacher Bill Sourour went viral.  It's called “Code I'm Still Ashamed Of.”
Nov 20, 2016, 4:10 PMIn context
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Delaware filing: BuzzFeed authorizes sale of $200M worth of shares at $1.5B valuation, unchanged from last year   —  BuzzFeed raised another $200 million from NBCUniversal, making the company's investment in BuzzFeed total $400 million, the companies announced on Monday.
Nov 18, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Avery Hartmans / Business Insider:
Snap Spectacles review: stylish, fun to use, and captioning circular video is great, but cameras struggle in low light, and importing/accessing videos is clunky   —  Regardless of how you feel about Snapchat's new camera-equipped glasses, one thing is certain: Snapchat's marketing team is genius.
Nov 17, 2016, 12:25 AMIn context
Oscar Williams-Grut / Business Insider:
UK-based digital wealth management startup Nutmeg raises £30M led by Hong Kong's largest independent financial advisory firm, Convoy   —  Digital wealth manager Nutmeg has raised £30 million ($37.3 million) after changing CEOs in the spring.  —  British Chancellor Philip Hammond …
Nov 15, 2016, 4:10 AMIn context
Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:
As the debate about Facebook's role in spreading fake news throughout the election continues, Google's top result for “final election count” is a fake news site   —  If you Googled “final election count” on Monday morning to find out which presidential candidate was ahead in the popular vote …
Nov 14, 2016, 11:32 AMIn context
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Turbonomic CEO Ben Nye and new executive chairman Bill Veghte on the firm's growth and tech, which automates cloud computing resource allocation for developers   —  Tech veteran Bill Veghte, who's held executive positions at Microsoft and HP and been the CEO of SurveyMonkey …
Nov 14, 2016, 10:45 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Snapchat will sell its Spectacles camera glasses through pop-up vending machines   —  Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. has revealed how it will sell its camera-equipped, $130 Spectacles glasses: through pop-up vending machines called Snapbots that appear in “surprising” locations for one day only.
Nov 10, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context

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