• Confirmed: Magic Leap acquires 3D division of Dacuda in Zurich
    by Ingrid Lunden on 18th February 2017 at 11:44 pm

     Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup that has raised $1.4 billion in funding but has yet to release a product, has made an acquisition to expand its work in computer vision and deep learning, and to build out its operations into Europe. The company has acquired the 3D division of Dacuda, a computer vision startup based out of Zurich. One of Dacuda’s focuses had been… Read Mor […]

  • Co-founder conflict
    by Garry Tan on 18th February 2017 at 10:00 pm

     Here’s how it felt in the weeks before I resigned from my last startup: I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. Resting pulse at 120. I had reached a point where I couldn’t agree with my co-founder over the future of the company. I had to step away. Every co-founder situation is different, but one common problem revolves around how founders engage in conflict: either not… Read Mor […]

  • Ornithologists are using drones to eavesdrop on songbirds
    by Lora Kolodny on 18th February 2017 at 7:08 pm

     When conservationists put drones to work in field research, they typically function as flying eyes that gather imagery of the habitat and wildlife below. Now, ornithologists from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania are using drones as flying ears to monitor songbirds in the Appalachian Mountains. Results of their drone study were published in the peer-reviewed journal The Auk:… Read Mor […]

  • A big apartment management company is suing Airbnb
    by Megan Rose Dickey on 18th February 2017 at 7:02 pm

     Oh, how the tables can turn. After suing San Francisco, New York City and Anaheim, Airbnb has found itself on the other side of a lawsuit. Apartment Investment & Management Company (Aimco), which owns or manages about 50,000 properties, is suing Airbnb, saying that the company is deliberately incentivizing people to breach their leases, The Wall Street Journal reported. Aimco, which filed… Read Mor […]

  • Why a cybersecurity solution for driverless cars may be found under the hood
    by Clarence Hempfield on 18th February 2017 at 6:00 pm

     Autonomous vehicles were one of the most talked about technologies in 2016. Ever since Tesla, Google and Uber put these vehicles on the consumer trend map, I’ve been daydreaming of the day I might own one. Unfortunately for me, and the auto industry, that day might not be coming too soon — if they can’t keep the cars and their drivers safe, I’ll never have one sitting in… Read Mor […]

  • Ford invests $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to build self-driving cars by 2021
    by John Biggs on 18th February 2017 at 2:30 pm

     Ford has invested $1 billion in a joint venture with Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based company with ties to Carnegie Mellon. The goal is to completely outfit Ford vehicles with self-driving technology. Interestingly this isn’t a case of a large company simply hiring talent but the creation of an entirely separate company with an independent equity structure. Ford is the “majority… Read Mor […]

  • SpaceX’s CRS-10 ISS resupply mission rocket launch scrubbed, next window is Feb 19
    by Darrell Etherington on 18th February 2017 at 2:15 pm

     Update: SpaceX aborted the launch with 13 seconds to go, citing the issue with the positioning of an engine nozzle that’s responsible for steering the rocket in the second stage as the cause. The company said it was exercising “an abundance of caution” in postponing the launch, but wanted to be absolutely sure. The next launch window is at 9:38 AM ET on Sunday morning. At… Read Mor […]

  • Crunch Report | Samsung Vice Chairman Arrested
    by Khaled "Tito" Hamze on 18th February 2017 at 4:00 am

    Samsung’s vice chairman is arrested on bribery charges, Beepi closes down and sells off its operations and reports show that Theranos might be winding down. All this on Crunch Report. Read Mor […]

  • Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself
    by Sarah Buhr on 18th February 2017 at 12:11 am

     Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the president of the United States, Barbie has now become a 3D-animated hologram that can serve up the weather on command. As first reported in Wired, The Hello Barbie Hologram debuted at the New York Toy Fair this week. And like… Read Mor […]

  • Brad Feld: Don’t get too excited about all those “new” acquisitions by non-tech companies
    by Connie Loizos on 18th February 2017 at 12:00 am

     It might be of particular interest to TC readers to know that from Brad Feld’s perspective — and he’s been in the startup world for 30 years — non-tech companies acquiring tech startups is neither a new nor sustainable trend, despite the vast amounts of ink such acquisitions have received in the press. Here’s what he had to say on whether we’re seeing a… Read Mor […]

  • The value of venture capital investors and the importance of physical infrastructure
    by Shai Bernstein on 17th February 2017 at 11:00 pm

     Why is it important to invest via VCs, and do they add value further to the money they invest into a growth business? Furthermore, what role do physical transport links play in terms of business success and innovation in this, the digital age? Read Mor […]

  • App platform company MuleSoft files for IPO
    by Katie Roof on 17th February 2017 at 10:17 pm

     MuleSoft is the latest “unicorn” to file for an IPO. The company, which helps businesses like Netflix and Spotify with their APIs, has unveiled its financials to the public in an S-1 filing, suggesting that they are targeting a debut as soon as March. The size of the proposed IPO is $100 million, but that is subject to change. In the filing we see that MuleSoft had $187.7… Read Mor […]

  • Hear Bradley Tusk speak on startups and politics at our DC meetup
    by Jonathan Shieber on 17th February 2017 at 9:57 pm

     We’re excited to announce that Bradley Tusk, head of Tusk Ventures and former Deputy Governor of the state of Illinois, will be joining us at our Meetup and pitch competition in DC next week. Read Mor […]

  • Postmates now allows drivers to opt out of mandatory arbitration
    by Sarah Perez on 17th February 2017 at 9:05 pm

     In fall 2015, the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Postmates that challenged the legality of the company’s mandatory arbitration agreement between it and its contractors. Yesterday, Postmates updated its legal document to offer contractors a way to opt out of mandatory arbitration. Read Mor […]

  • Weekly Roundup: CRISPR-Cas9 patent case concludes, Mark Zuckerberg’s 5,000 word letter to global community
    by Anna Escher on 17th February 2017 at 8:51 pm

     This week, the CRISPR-Cas9 patent case came to a close, an encrypted messaging app went open source and Facebook announced some big changes to its video product. These are some of the notable stories in tech from this week. You can also receive this post as a weekly newsletter, delivered to your inbox on Saturday mornings. 1. A judge has determined that CRISPR-Cas9 patents belong to the… Read Mor […]

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub
    by Anthony Ha on 17th February 2017 at 8:48 pm

     New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000-square foot Union Square Tech Hub. The hub, which was first announced in December, will include 58,000 square feet of “fluid space” for startups and a 36,500-square foot tech training center. Read Mor […]

  • GM said to be fielding thousands of self-driving test Bolts with Lyft in 2018
    by Darrell Etherington on 17th February 2017 at 8:41 pm

     Self-driving fleets of cars might be sharing the streets with human drivers sooner than many thought; Reuters reports that GM will field “thousands” of self-driving electric test vehicles, primarily based on the Chevrolet Bolt platform, starting in 2018. The fleets will primarily be used with partner Lyft for on-demand ride-hailing service, according to the report. Read Mor […]

  • California congressman proposes an investigation into Trump’s unsecured Android phone
    by Brian Heater on 17th February 2017 at 8:26 pm

     Remember the unsecured Android handset that newly minted President Trump gave up, but then apparently didn’t actually give up? Things had seemingly gone silent on that front as the world took some time out to focus on the rest of the deluge of insanity that is politics in 2017. Today, however, the story is rearing its head yet again, as California Congressman Ted Lieu has proposed an… Read Mor […]

  • Theranos might be on life support
    by Sarah Buhr on 17th February 2017 at 7:44 pm

     It probably comes as no surprise: Theranos, the blood testing technology company once worth billions, is struggling to survive. With no revenue, no money set aside to deal with legal expenses and a fraction of the funding it once had to work with, Theranos may not have long before it bleeds out entirely. Read Mor […]

  • The importance of streaming to e-sports
    by Andrew Paradise on 17th February 2017 at 7:00 pm

     There are three key ingredients for a game or pastime to become a sport: playing, competing and viewing. The ability to play and compete are necessary steps in the transformation from game to sport. However, broadcasting and viewing are the crucial components to enable widespread adoption and popularity. Just as with offline sports, e-sports require these elements. Read Mor […]

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