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Apps for planning your vacation

It’s 4th of July weekend, and if you’re not off traveling somewhere, hopefully you’re taking a summer trip soon. From Kayak to TripAdvisor, there are plenty of apps that want to help you maximize your vacation planning. We’ve found some others that are worth a mention, too. TechCrunch tested out …

Apps

How This Startup Is Revolutionizing Employee Learning

Axonify is bringing brain science, adaptive learning, gamification, and microlearning to corporate learning.<p>Carol Leaman is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Axonify. Having turned down a role at Google, she proudly declared that the secret to her success is walking away from the easy route. …

Blockchain Goes Beyond Crypto-Currency

Starting next September, some logistics companies in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and Latvia will begin outfitting shipping containers with a …

How Start-Ups Can 'Get It Right' in 2016: Social Good CEO Shares Top 7 Tips

If Forbes ran a ’40 under 40′ list, Greg Behrman, 39, would definitely have made the cut.<p>In a media landscape where noble journalistic ventures are often forced to shut down as quickly as they’ve started up, his altruistic news site has managed to survive—and then some. Just two years ago, …

MIT’s Amazing New App Lets You Program Any Object

The Reality Editor is a Minority Report style AR app that makes programming your smart home as easy as connecting the dots.<p>The end goal of the Internet of Things is to make every object in your life programmable. But our smart objects are still pretty dumb. They don’t talk to each other, and most …

How Our Tech Addiction–And Constant Distraction–Is A Solvable Design Problem

By Adele Peters6 minute Read<p>We tend to blame ourselves for tech addiction–if we can’t help watching the next kitten video, or checking email 15 …

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EU has pumped $1.1B into startup funds so far this year

The European Commission announced today that it has invested $1.1 billion into venture capital funds across the continent, since January.<p>The massive figure is part of an ambitious program to accelerate the continent’s high-tech economy, something the EC believes is critical to dealing with the …

Venture Capital

Uber is raising another $1 billion and could soon be worth $70 billion

This round would come just three months after Uber raised $1 billion for its China branch. It would also be Uber's eighth round in five years.<p>Earlier this week, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that the company was "nowhere near" going public.<p>Those remarks came after Bill Gurley, superstar venture …

Venture Capital

American tech is freaking out about the rise of 'digital protectionism' in Europe

Washington (AFP) - As American tech giants extend their global reach, fears are growing on their side of the Atlantic over trade barriers some see as "digital protectionism."<p>While China has long been a difficult market for US firms to navigate, tensions have been rising with the European Union on …

Shyp automates shipping addresses, adds tracking tags for recipients

Shyp has released two new product updates aimed at streamlining the delivery process. Starting today, customers can send items to Shyp customers by entering only the recipient’s username, and package recipients can now take advantage of a tracking capability.<p>“Shyp brings a fresh perspective to a …

Customers

Things I learned after I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area

Not everyone is lucky enough to be born and raised in San Francisco, and for those of us who had the opportunity to move to the Bay Area, there may have been a steep learning curve.<p>There are the obvious lessons many of us expect to face, such as figuring out how to pay an exorbitant amount of money …

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