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Greenlight is a debit card for kids that parents manage from their phones
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 Greenlight, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based startup, is trying to solve a problem that any parent of an elementary or junior high school student can well understand: how to give kids money without worrying that they’ll lose it or spend it on something they shouldn’t. It isn’t the first reloadable, prepaid card. MasterCard, Visa and American Express […]






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Jawbone looks to drop consumer wearables for clinical services
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 Make way for one more pivot from Jawbone. The fitness band maker that originally started out in headsets and later made speakers, has abandoned selling and supporting consumer hardware following a deluge poor reviews and media reports that it has run out of money. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Jawbone is preparing to shift its business yet again […]






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FCC performs midnight revocations of previous leadership’s ‘midnight regulations’
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 The FCC giveth, and the FCC taketh away… from itself. Chairman Ajit Pai has ordered the revocation of several papers and findings issued by the commission before the turnover to the new administration. Spiking investigations into zero-rating practices by telecoms is the most serious about-face, but it’s worth noting the other items going down the […]






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Thrive Capital hires Obama’s Director of Product Josh Miller to focus on tech for the underprivileged
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 Connections between the Obama administration and Silicon Valley abound, but particularly for Josh Kushner. The latest? Kushner’s venture firm Thrive Capital just hired Josh Miller, a member of the White House Office of Digital Strategy under President Barack Obama. Miller, just 24 when he left Facebook to serve as the White House director of product, starts […]






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Kill them with candor
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 After failing to secure another round of funding and shutting down my startup, Katch, I’ve been thinking about candor. While failure isn’t a unique story in our industry, talking about it is. Of course, I don’t advocate dwelling on one’s failures as a key to success, but paradoxically I found the quickest path to moving […]






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ChitChat is Silicon Valley’s spammiest new app
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 It began shortly after lunch. The texts appeared, first a trickle. It wasn’t long before the deluge began in earnest. “A friend* added you on ChitChat,” they said. “Tap here … to get it,” they said. WTF is chitchat? — Willis F Jackson III (@wfjackson3) February 4, 2017 What ChitChat is I’m not prepared to say, as I refuse to […]






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Federal judge puts nationwide block on President Trump’s travel ban
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 President Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven countries could be over just one chaotic week after its hasty introduction. That’s because a federal judge from Seattle has obtained a restraining order which looks set to overrule the order with nationwide effect. The ruling came after U.S. states Washington and Minnesota filed legal action against the […]






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Crunch Report | Tech’s Rough Day on Wall Street
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Travis Kalanick quits the Trump advisory board, Domino’s updates its Facebook Messenger bot in time for the Super Bowl, GoPro and Amazon have a rough day on Wall Street and Medium plans to monetize. All this on Crunch Report. Read More






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Trump’s Gifts to Wall Street Threaten Retirees—and Robots
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Retirees who lost big in the 2008 financial crisis have good reason to worry about Trump’s new rollbacks of Wall Street regulations. So do the robots. The post Trump’s Gifts to Wall Street Threaten Retirees—and Robots appeared first on WIRED.






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