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Genalyte raises $36 million from Khosla for its one-drop blood test
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 Theranos competitor Genalyte just announced it has raised an equity round of $36 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures and Redmile Group. The San Diego-based startup leverages lab-on-a-chip technology it says can run through up to 128 different tests on a single finger prick of blood in under 15 minutes using what it calls […]






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13 techie gifts for moms (as picked by moms)
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 Moms are some of the greatest, smartest and kindest people in the world. (Trust me: I’m a mom. ) And if you are thinking of showing your appreciation for the moms in your life this holiday season with a gift, have we got the gift guide for you, mother lovers! Read More






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Trump transition team appointments indicate a bid to dismantle net neutrality
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 President-elect Trump has made it clear that he is more than a little hostile towards the FCC’s implementation of net neutrality, both in his own words and, today, the appointment of two long-time adversaries of the policy to his transition team. Read More






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Munchery appoints new CEO amid reported struggles
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 On-demand food delivery startup Munchery has a new chief executive officer. James Beriker, the former CEO of Simply Hired, is taking the place of Munchery co-founder Tri Tran, who is now the company’s chief strategy officer, the company announced today. The appointment comes on the exact same day Bloomberg reported that Munchery has struggled to improve […]






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Overclocked smartwatch sensor uses vibrations to sense gestures, objects, and locations
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 Just from patterns of motion, your smart devices know when you’re walking, when you’re riding a bike, and when you lift your wrist to check the time. But it turns out they can also tell when you snap or make a fist, or whether you’re holding a smartphone or steering wheel. All they have to […]






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Why nature is our best guide for understanding artificial intelligence
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 In living organisms, evolution is a multi-generational process where mutations in genes are dropped and added. Well-adapted organisms survive and those less fortunate go extinct. This is Natural Selection. Resilience is great, but if you don’t grow gills in time for the flood, then tough luck. Read More






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Harry Weller, a “Midas List” VC and the head of NEA’s East Coast practice, has passed away
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 Harry Weller, who has long led the East Coast venture practice of New Enterprise Associates from Washington, D.C., passed away unexpectedly last night. Weller had joined the firm in 2002, not long after nabbing an undergraduate degree in physics from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard. Neither his family nor NEA has released details […]






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Facebook’s fake news problem and fantasy sports: Listen to TCBC 9 with Jordan Crook
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 Facebook’s issues with viral false news reports dominated headlines this week, so naturally it came up as a key topic of discussion when I spoke to TechCrunch’s special projects editor and internet culture reporter Jordan Crook on this week’s episode. The sheer scope of the issue is something that becomes very apparent as we found […]






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Samsung says its Galaxy S7 smartphones are safe and do not have battery issues
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 Samsung has denied that devices in its Galaxy S7 range are affected by the same battery safety issue that forced it to kill off the Galaxy Note 7. Read More






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