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Laura Shin / Forbes:
a16z and USV invest $10M in Polychain Capital, a hedge fund started by the first Coinbase employee; the fund invests in Bitcoin, Ether, and other digital assets   —  Polychain Capital, a new hedge fund investing in bitcoin, ether and other digital assets, has garnered $10 million in investment …
Dec 11, 2016, 12:15 AMIn context
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Tinder launches M&A branch Swipe Ventures; Sean Rad steps down as Tinder CEO, is named chairman of Tinder and Swipe, as Match CEO Greg Blatt named CEO of Tinder   —  Today, Tinder is launching a new M&A branch of the company called Swipe Ventures, which will be led by Sean Rad.
Dec 8, 2016, 5:50 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Facebook investor lawsuit alleges Marc Andreessen aided Zuckerberg's interests instead of shareholders'; documents show Zuck interested in government service   —  Earlier this year, Facebook Inc.'s Mark Zuckerberg came to his shareholders with a big question: would they approve …
Dec 8, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
Researchers bypass Apple's Activation Lock on iPhone and iPad running the latest version of iOS   —  Researchers have found a bug that can be used to bypass Apple's Activation Lock feature and gain access to the homescreen of locked iPhones and iPads running the latest version of iOS.
Dec 2, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Email delivery platform SendGrid raises $33 million ahead of IPO in 2017   —  SendGrid, an email delivery and performance platform that helps marketers track their email performance stats, has raised a fresh $33 million round led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from Bessemer Ventures and the Foundry Group.
Nov 30, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Black Friday online sales reach an estimated $3.34B, up 21.6% from last year; mobile sales rise 33% to $1.2B   —  Black Friday online shopping is continuing to grow, and this Friday was another record-breaking day.  According to a new report out this evening from Adobe …
Nov 26, 2016, 4:05 PMIn context
Saba Hamedy / Mashable:
Hands-on with Snap's Spectacles: light-weight, pairing with phone is easy, Snapping with glasses and transfers to phone work as promised, video quality is good   —  Getting my hands on a pair of Snapchat Spectacles felt like getting a golden ticket.  —  Only instead of Willy Wonka greeting me at the …
Nov 11, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Tech CEOs send company-wide memos encouraging decency and kindness after Donald Trump's win   —  An ‘emotionally-charged election’  —  Over the past 24 hours, top executives at Apple, eBay, Box, and Microsoft have sent company-wide memos urging employees to try to move forward and expressing the belief that people are inherently good.
Nov 10, 2016, 5:17 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Nasty Gal prepares to file for bankruptcy, and founder Sophia Amoruso is resigning as executive chairwoman   —  Founder Sophia Amoruso will also resign as executive chairwoman of the online clothing retailer.  —  According to sources close to the situation, Nasty Gal is preparing …
Nov 9, 2016, 9:20 PMIn context
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
How network intelligence firm ThousandEyes started with NSF grant, built first data center from used servers, raised $60M+, and now has Twitter, eBay as clients   —  ThousandEyes is one of those hot, successful startups you probably never heard of with an unusual and not-very Silicon-Valley-like history.
Nov 7, 2016, 9:35 AMIn context

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