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Citymapper to launch a weekend night bus service in London

Citymapper to launch a weekend night bus service in London

July 21, 2017

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Citymapper’s brief bus experiment in London was more than a one-off. The company, which runs an independent transport and navigation app, is now planning a permanent bus route in the middle of East London. Like its two-day trial in May, …

‘Starlink: Battle for Atlas’ uses toys, but doesn’t require them

‘Starlink: Battle for Atlas’ uses toys, but doesn’t require them

July 19, 2017

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I can safely say I’m a Starlink: Battle for Atlas believer now.

It took a minute. The game’s E3 2017 announcement left me with one thought: What are you thinking, Ubisoft? Starlink, in case you hadn’t heard, falls …

Hackers steal $7 million worth of Ether in 3 minutes

Hackers steal $7 million worth of Ether in 3 minutes

July 18, 2017

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Oops.

All it took was three minutes.

Shortly after going live, CoinDash’s July 17 Initial Coin Offering (ICO) was in serious trouble. The company, which allows for the trading of the popular cryptocurrency Ether (the "money unit" of the Ethereum …

Warner Music Group buys concert discovery service Songkick

Warner Music Group buys concert discovery service Songkick

July 15, 2017

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Warner Music Group announced today it’s acquiring the selected assets of the music platform Songkick, including its app for finding concerts and the company’s trademark. The deal will not include Songkick’s ticketing business, however, nor the pending litigation Songkick has …

The value of venture capital investors and the importance of physical infrastructure

The value of venture capital investors and the importance of physical infrastructure

July 10, 2017

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Shai Bernstein is an associate professor of finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business, specializing in corporate finance and entrepreneurial finance.

How to join the network

On the back of the news that Wing Venture Capital has closed its second …

Don’t get too excited about the possibility of “President Oprah”

Don’t get too excited about the possibility of “President Oprah”

July 4, 2017

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President Oprah does have a nice ring to it, though

So, there have been a few headlines going around on Wednesday claiming Oprah Winfrey is "rethinking" entering the race for president at some point in the future. Sorry, Oprah fans, …

AdHawk aims to take the complexity out of Facebook and Google advertising

AdHawk aims to take the complexity out of Facebook and Google advertising

July 3, 2017

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After more than a year in beta testing, AdHawk has opened its doors to all advertisers.

The company helps businesses manage their Facebook and Google advertising campaigns. It’s a world that co-founders Todd Saunders (AdHawk’s CEO) and Dan Pratt (its …

Apple is opening new stores in Downtown Miami, Cologne and Nanjing

Apple is opening new stores in Downtown Miami, Cologne and Nanjing

June 27, 2017

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While Apple’s retail team is currently remodeling all its stores, the company is also opening brand new stores around the world. Apple is opening a flagship store in Downtown Miami, a new store in a historic building in Cologne and …

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky and Airbnb growth lead Gustaf Alstromer join Y Combinator

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky and Airbnb growth lead Gustaf Alstromer join Y Combinator

June 21, 2017

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Y Combinator is officially adding three new team members to its roster this morning. Gustaf Alstromer, formerly product leader of Airbnb’s growth team, is joining YC as a partner. Meanwhile Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky is taking a visiting partner role …

Be Prepared: EFF’s Summer Security Camp

Be Prepared: EFF’s Summer Security Camp

June 20, 2017

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Aaron from EFF writes, "EFF has just launched the Summer Security Camp, a two-week membership drive that challenges people everywhere to gather ‘round the online rights movement and prepare for the privacy and free speech challenges in their paths. Through …