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Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft has launched an IFTTT-like automation tool called Flow   —  LEAKED: Microsoft is working on a new tool to help automate your life  —  Meet Microsoft Flow: A free way to connect all of your cloud services — including Slack, GitHub, Twitter, and Google Drive — together in new and novel ways.
Apr 29, 2016, 11:35 AMIn context
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone relaunches Jelly as an anonymous Q&A platform   —  Twitter cofounder Biz Stone launched a startup, then pivoted it, and now he's launching the original idea all over again  —  In 2013, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and former Twitter executive Ben Finkel set out to launch a startup called Jelly.
Apr 28, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft buys 10M strands of synthetic DNA from Twist Bioscience to experiment with long-term data storage   —  Microsoft is buying 10 million molecules of custom DNA from a San Francisco startup  —  Microsoft is buying 10 million strands of long oligonucleotides — laboratory-made molecules of DNA …
Apr 27, 2016, 7:55 PMIn context
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Smart home company Vivint raises $100M co-led by Peter Thiel and Solamere Capital   —  Peter Thiel and Mitt Romney invested $100 million in a company that wants to be the Apple of smart homes  —  Vivint, a smarthome company based out of Provo, Utah, has raised $100 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.
Apr 27, 2016, 8:35 AMIn context
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Sources: Google plans an in-house startup incubator “Area 120” overseen by Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz and located in San Francisco   —  Google has a new division called ‘Area 120’ where employees can build their own startups  —  Google is creating an in-house startup incubator …
Apr 24, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Yik Yak settles a lawsuit by a former classmate of co-founders, who claimed he was cheated out of one-third of the company   —  Yik Yak just settled a lawsuit with a man who claimed he was cheated out of one-third of the startup by his frat brothers  —  After nearly two years, Yik Yak's cofounders …
Apr 22, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Sam Shead / Business Insider:
Accenture: investments in fintech startups in Q1 2016 grew 67% YoY to $5.3B, with 62% going to companies in Europe and Asia   —  Investors have backed fintech startups with a whopping $5.3 billion since January  —  Fintech startups received $5.3 billion (£3.7 billion) …
Apr 18, 2016, 8:15 AMIn context
Brandt Ranj / Business Insider:
Facebook says it won't try to influence how people vote, despite verbal jabs between Zuckerberg and Trump campaign plus staffers' internal questions   —  Facebook promises not to use its product to influence the US presidential election  —  Despite some not-so-subtle political jabs …
Apr 15, 2016, 5:50 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Car startup Cruise wants to stop an alleged cofounder from blowing its $1 billion sale to GM   —  General Motors announced in March that it was buying Cruise, a self-driving car startup, at a reported price tag of $1 billion — that's one of the largest tech acquisitions of 2016 and the largest ever in Y Combinator's history.
Apr 13, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Oracle announces it will give $200M in donations and tech to advance Obama's Computer Science For All program over the next 18 months   —  Oracle is donating $200 million to Obama's program to teach kids computer science  —  Oracle on Wednesday announced that it was joining President Obama's Computer Science …
Apr 13, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context

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