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Here‘s How Entrepreneurs Go From $0 To $5M in Funding

During the writing of my book, <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, I tried to distill all of my learnings during my years connecting startups with …

Alcohol measuring wristband wins government competition

BACtrack is a San Francisco company known for making breathalyzers for both law enforcement and ordinary people. But it won the $200,000 grand prize at a National Institutes of Health-sponsored competition for a different kind of blood alcohol monitor altogether: a wristband much like Fitbit and …

Startup bank Tandem took just 15 minutes to raise £1 million in its first crowdfunding round

Tandem smashed its £1 million fundraising target in just 15 minutes on Friday, raising £850,337 in just 10 seconds.<p>Hundreds more investors entered what's known as "overfund", pledging money in case Tandem decided to take on more money.<p>Tandem's pitch page reveals that just five investors contributed …

Investing

Exercise Can Lower Risk of Some Cancers By 20%

You know the virtues of regular physical activity: it can lower your risk of becoming overweight and can keep diseases like heart problems and …

Cancer
Cannabis

How to sync all your passwords using Google

Passwords – none of us like them, but we must live with them if we want to keep our private information secure. It’s also a good idea to make safe passwords, which involves creating unique, hard-to-guess keys that no one will ever decipher.<p>Because passwords should be one-of-a-kind, it is paramount …

Android News

Brain scan could detect Alzheimer’s in earliest stages

Scientists have developed an imaging process that for the first time, they say, can identify and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in people’s brains, even when there are no symptoms — a development that could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment for a disease that has become more …

Dementia

These researchers have figured out a new way to kill cancer cells

How do you get a cancer cell to gobble up a ball of anticancer drugs and for a direct kill? Cancer researcher Mauro Ferrari says he and his team have finally figured out how to elude a tumor cell’s defenses.<p>And he says the method works well on hard-to-target metastatic tumors, too.<p>“The vast …

Cancer

B2B payment service Payoneer acquires escrow-as-a-service platform Armor Payments

Payoneer helps businesses and B2B marketplaces move money across borders. It’s one of the biggest companies in this space; its customers include the likes of Amazon, Fiverr, Airbnb, Upwork and Taboola.<p>Today, the company announced it has acquired Armor Payments, a digital escrow-as-a-service …

FinTech

Smart savings app Clinc is a new fintech startup from ex-CEO and founder of Numbrs

Last April, Julien Arnold quietly left his role as CEO of Numbrs, the mobile-first banking app he co-founded with Swiss company builder Centralway. Now, almost a year on, he’s on the verge of launching his next project: Clinc, a mobile app to make it easier to save money for a future purchase or …

iPhone

Futuristic eyeglasses adjust your prescription on the fly (Tomorrow Daily 331)

VR developers use photogrammetry to create ultra-realistic location renders; also, an Israeli startup shows off a concept for high-tech "omnifocal" eyewear.

Augmented Reality

New Windows 10 update adds Cortana languages and simpler reminders

Fast ring testers can try it out now<p>Microsoft is today rolling out a new Windows 10 update to its "fast ring" testers that's largely focused on Cortana, the operating system's built-in personal assistant. First, Cortana is expanding its list of supported languages to include Spanish (Mexico), …

Cortana

New Japanese glasses are designed for bedtime smartphone browsing

The Screen Night Use glasses from J!ns are made for comfortable bedtime use and ensure a better night's rest by shielding your eyes from harmful blue light.<p>Who uses their smartphone or tablet in bed? All of us, that's who. Most of us know this habit is the cause for many a disrupted night's rest, …

Sleep

Luxe Could Be Getting $50M From Hertz At $110M Pre-Money Valuation

Luxe is in talks with a strategic investor that will infuse the company with “tens of millions” in new financing from Hertz, our sources tell us.<p>One source tells us that the round could be around $50 million at a pre-money valuation above $110 million. This source also suggested that existing …

Venture Capital

Only-In-U.S. Lyft Continues Global Investor Expansion With Saudi $$ Infusion

Will this new investment by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal give car-sharing service a lift? (Get it?)<p>It’s now starting to get a tad ironic that the car-sharing service Lyft — which I often call Not-Uber (sorry, nice Lyft guys, but true!) — has added yet another international investor to its list, even …

Venture Capital

Alibaba To Invest $1.25B In Restaurant Delivery Service Ele.me, Says Report

Alibaba will reportedly invest $1.25 billion in Ele.me, a food delivery service based in Shanghai, says financial news site Caixin (link via Google Translate). The deal would Alibaba the startup’s biggest shareholder, with a 27.7 percent stake.<p>According to Crunchbase, Ele.me has raised about $1.09 …

eCommerce

Amazon Brings Restaurant Delivery To L.A., Will Expand To All Prime Now Markets In U.S.

Amazon’s debut of its restaurant delivery service through its one-hour delivery app Prime Now, is no longer looking like an experiment. Since its debut in Seattle this September, the company has been adding support for new cities at a rate of about one per month. Last month, restaurant delivery …

eCommerce

Unseen Art Is Crowdfunding An Open Source Platform To Make Fine Art Accessible Via 3D Printing

Making art more accessible to blind and visually impaired people is founder Marc Dillon’s new mission. After almost a quarter century working in the mobile industry — latterly at alternative mobile OS maker, Jolla, from where he finally departed this fall — he says it’s time to give back.<p>“I was …

Art

Fiverr CEO On Raising $60 Million in Fresh Funding: “It’s a Land Grab Right Now”

This week, Fiverr, an online market for small services, announced $60 million in new financing led by Square Peg Capital. Earlier backers Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel Partners and Qumra Capital also chipped into the round, which brings the company’s total funding to a pretty significant $110 …

Startups

Digg Raises $4M Series A From Betaworks Backer Digital Garage

More interesting developments for Digg, the Internet curation site founded way back in 2004 that was acquired and relaunched by Betaworks in 2012. The site has announced a “Series A” of $4 million, and it has named its COO Gary Liu as new CEO, effective immediately.<p>This is essentially Digg’s second …

Startups

White Star Capital Closes $70M For Its First Institutional Transatlantic Fund

White Star Capital, which bides it’s time between London, New York and Montreal, has been active in the market for a couple years but until now has not ‘opened the kimono’ much on its backing. Today that changes with the news of its the close of its first institutional fund with $70 million in LP …

Venture Capital

Snoop Dogg launches marijuana lifestyle site

Technically Incorrect: The rapper's site is called Merry Jane and it will be mellow. Or perhaps not.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>For the longest time, I've considered High Life merely the British Airways magazine that I always forget …

Snoop Dogg

Why Everyone Should Stay in Downtown L.A.

The city's historic downtown is going through an incredible rebirth right now, with boutique hotels riding the next wave of revitalization.<p>For the last several decades, Downtown Los Angeles was never a part of L.A. where visitors would linger. People would typically go there to go to work, or to …

Hospitality

Salesforce Analytics Cloud gets Wave Actions, Lightning reports, embedded dashboards

Salesforce today announced new capabilities for its Analytics Cloud, a cloud-based business intelligence tool that Salesforce launched almost a year ago. It’s becoming possible to embed dashboards from the Analytics Cloud into other parts of Salesforce, and new Wave Actions allow salespeople to …

Microsoft's Edge beats Internet Explorer, but it's not the perfect Windows 10 browser -- yet

Worlds better than Internet Explorer, Edge is the newest way to go online with your Windows 10 computer. But can it beat Firefox and Chrome?<p>With the launch of Windows 10 comes Edge , Microsoft's new built-in browser that's meant to replace Internet Explorer. Though IE will still come with Windows, …

Software

Batch forward emails with Multi Forward for Gmail

Need to forward a bunch of emails? This Chrome extension lets you perform such a maneuver with ease and alacrity.<p>We could all use a little help, I would imagine, with keeping up with our email inbox. If you use Gmail and frequently or even occasionally find yourself with the need to forward a bunch …

Apps
Apps