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 The app that helps women track their fertility cycles, Glow gained another $17 million from investors today in a Series B round of funding. That makes $23 million in Glow’s total funding. This latest round was led by Formation 8, with additional participation from Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz. Formation 8 founding member Joe Lonsdale and HVF’S Nellie Levchin, co-founder… Read More

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 Today, Remerge, another Berlin-based adtech startup, sees its official launch, off the back of a $1 million seed round led by Point Nine Capital. The startup, whose five founders include CEO Pan Katsukis (previously a co-founder of Madvertise), offers what it calls an “audience segmentation and retargeting platform” for mobile app advertisers to let them drill down into discrete… Read More

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 Many hours have been spent on JibJab creating wacky e-cards for my friends and family throughout the years. I’ve “elfed myself,” sent my dad a pic of his face on every member of a five member mariachi band for his birthday and made many other laughable moments with this site. The company is stepping into the mobile realm today with a new messaging app for creating selfie… Read More

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 StackEngine, a startup out of Austin, TX, emerged from stealth today with $1M in seed funding and a product that gives operations and IT staff a way to manage Docker containers, providing the operations side of the house some control over Docker instances. Docker’s rapidly growing popularity didn’t escape the attention of company founders Bob Quillin and Eric Anderson, both of… Read More

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 Google has been warned it needs to rein in its user profiling activities in Germany because its current practice of joining the dots across multiple services is in violation of local privacy laws. Read More

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 As consumers become more tech savvy and privacy conscious, it’s not surprising to see VCs begin to pay more attention to startups who are focusing on privacy in all its various permutations. Enter ZenMate, a Virtual Private Network (VPN)-style service that encrypts your browsing and hides your IP address/location from the sites you visit and anyone else trying to snoop on your… Read More

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 Unified communications has long been touted as the future, but being able to provide access to all of one’s calls and messages on multiple devices is an idea that has just barely come to fruition. Now, the folks at Firespotter Labs think they’ve built a solution — a cloud-based platform for enterprise communications called Switch Read More

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 Apple will be accepting donations for the City of Hope charity during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company revealed today. The organization is a research and treatment center created to combat not only breast cancer, but also diabetes and other life-threatening diseases including lymphoma and brain cancer. The organization aims to make it easier to… Read More

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 The thought of using crypto-currencies to back shares of a company first crossed Y Combinator head Sam Altman’s mind about two years ago. “It was an idle thought that popped into my head,” he said. “It was not until Reddit reached out to me about fundraising that I thought about it again.” So when he decided to lead Reddit’s $50 million Series B… Read More

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Earlier today during its event in San Francisco, Microsoft played a video detailing how its coming Windows 10 operating system will handle a fusion of touch, and more traditional mouse-based input. I filmed a bootleg copy, but Microsoft just published a more polished version, so you are in luck. Handling both touch and mouse input is a rough line to walk, given that computing form… Read More

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 As the mobile messaging company Kakao Corp. gets ready to celebrate the culmination of its long-awaited initial public offering on the Korean stock exchange, a world away, on Sand Hill Road, the partners at venture capital firm DCM are probably getting ready to do some celebrating of their own. Three years after its initial investment in Kakao, the venture firm will be able to harvest the… Read More

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 The Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator unveiled their latest cohort today in New York, with companies launching services for everyone from chief executives on the go to college kids looking for the meaning behind their messages to a subscription based perfume service to give women and men new scents to make great memories. Behind the glass and steel walls of the Frank Gehry-designed… Read More

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 TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to London this October, and to celebrate we’re giving away a free pair of tickets to the main event. All you have to do is fill out the entry form and come up with the best caption for this photo of Kyle wearing Google Glass. We’ll select the winning entry, and the winner will be notified by email. About TechCrunch Disrupt: Disrupt is one of the… Read More

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 Tony Hsieh, the CEO and founder of Zappos has stepped down from his leadership role at the Las Vegas Downtown Project, according to Re/code. Hsieh created the massive $350 million project to revitalize several city acres east of Las Vegas Boulevard and convert the area into a tech hub. Hsieh’s announcement comes right on the heels of a massive 30 person layoff at the project. Hsieh… Read More

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 In this episode of Cribs, we headed over to Ticketfly, the startup that runs a ticketing platform for all kinds of live events. As you can see in the video embedded above, going to visit Ticketfly HQ is kind of an event in itself. The place is decorated with nods to all sorts of famous venues, from the Louvre to the erstwhile NYC club CBGB, and musical instruments are never more than an… Read More

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 After trying to breed empathy with his Q&A app Jelly, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is back with a more light-hearted product called Super. I just stumbled into the unannounced beta of Super, which lets you share statements starting with “The Best”, “The Worst”, “I Wish”, “Check Out”, “Don’t Ever”, or a few other prompts. You… Read More

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 There is by no means a shortage of teams working on low-cost 3D printers. Kickstarter is absolutely overflowing with them. But, as many of those teams quickly realize, shipping hardware is hard. A challenger approaches! Arduino, the company best known for building the programmable microcontrollers that power many a DIY project, is about to enter the 3D printing market. Arduino made the… Read More

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 Yes, my friends, there is an app more annoying than Yo. If having your phone randomly shout “Yo!” at you (or “Hodor!,” if you preferred the spin-offs) drove you batty, wait until you get ahold of this: Noice, an app that lets you communicate using only emoji and sounds. Really! OK, OK, I kid. Noice is actually kind of fun, in a very juvenile, very silly way. In fact… Read More

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 I suck at taking photos, but, here we are. Here’s a bunch more pictures of Windows 10 in action at the Microsoft event that took place earlier in San Francisco today. Also: Featuring me making accidental duck face, and Peter Bright of Ars Technica singing the song of his people. Read More

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 One of the defining ironies of the social networking IPOs over the last decade is that the financial returns have been concentrated among so few when the value has been created by so many. But current Reddit CEO Yishan Wong wants to change that. When Wong served as an early director at Facebook for five years, crypto-currencies were around, but they weren’t as widely accepted or… Read More

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 Your photos are boring. Doublie can fix that. The app lets you add any of 10,000 stickers and celebrity cut-outs to your pics so you can fake a selfie with Beyonce, get a kiss from Obama, or have Miley twerking in the background. You can even make your own stickers of your face or anything else, paste them to a photo, and share them to SMS, Facebook, or anywhere. Doublie isn’t trying… Read More

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 It’s Tuesday again, which means that TechCrunch is jumping off of the internet (kind of) and into your ears tonight at 6pm ET/3pm PT. TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM 102 Indie is this whole new thing we’re doing, and today’s show is set to be our best yet. We’ll be joined by musician, film maker and entrepreneur Jack Conte, and then we’ll head into our rapid-fire… Read More

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 Reddit, the so-called front page of the internet, has raised $50 million in Series B on a $500 million valuation with intentions to give back 10 percent of the round’s equity to the community. The monster round is led by Sam Altman, CEO of Y Combintaor, with participation from Andreesen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, as well as individual investors like Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Jared… Read More

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 While automatic may be better than on-demand, there’s something truly special about being able to type in exactly what you want, press a button, and have it delivered to your door for the exact same price as going to the store yourself. That’s what WunWun has been doing for New Yorkers for the past year, and the on-demand service is now making its way to San Francisco. Read More

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 Path has released a new version of its messaging app that enables users to reach out to businesses via text. Path Talk version 1.1 has added a ‘Places’ tab alongside ‘Messages’ and ‘People’ so that users can ask questions and communicate with nearby businesses directly from within the app. Read More

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