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fiit secures $3.2m seed investment to let you work out with your friends, live

 want to work out with your friends but you’re all busy and in different parts of the city or even country? surely you could do this in 2017? maybe with a hololens… turns out one of the few capable of creating this ideal user experience is peloton, which is now on its series e funding and has raised as much as $444 million. but that is focused on cycling and, well, let’s face… read more





the startup that facilitates deliveries for hellofresh in sf and la raises $4.3 million

 axlehire, a last-mile logistics startup that facilitates deliveries for companies like hellofresh, freshly, sunbasket, la boulangerie and others, has raised $4.3 million from acorn pacific, rga ventures and others. read more





plexamp, plex’s spin on the classic winamp player, is the first project from new incubator plex labs

 media software maker plex, which has been enjoying a bit of growth following its newer focus on diy cord-cutters, today announced a new incubator and community resource called plex labs. the idea here is to help the company’s internal passion projects gain exposure, along with those from plex community members. plex labs will also offer in-depth technical writing about plex, the… read more





world view’s high-altitude stratollite balloons capture some great images

 pioneering near-space company world view is showing off what its so-called ‘stratollite’ balloons can do with a simple, off-the-shelf imaging sensor and a view of earth from between 65,000 and 75,000 feet up. the company is hoping to use its ultra high-altitude balloons in a variety of commercial applications, including real-time image capture, and so it sent up one of its balloons… read more





twitter is soaring today as its stock hits a high for the year

 twitter is finally having a good day on wall street as it heads into the final weeks of the year, and this time around it may be a result of a little bit of optimism from investors. there were two big moves for the company today: first, twitter said it would begin enforcing new rules related to how it handles hateful and abusive content on the platform, which is a problem that has been… read more





adidas shifts away from making its own wearable tech

 wearables are hard. some of the biggest names in technology have tried and failed to find success in the space, and even those that have become synonymous with the category have struggled to keep up. adidas is only the latest company to learn this lesson the hard way. read more





more dead commenters appear to come out against net neutrality

 two more dead commenters have been spotted commenting on the fcc’s foregone net neutrality vote, a small but not insignificant discovery considering that, while public outcry for net neutrality was high, fcc representatives dismissed most of supportive net neutrality commentary as spam. while searching a database created by the new york state attorney general eric schneiderman, a… read more





springboard raises $9.5m to offer an online alternative to the master’s degree

 springboard is a platform that helps people advance their tech skills, and ultimately career. today it took a step further to realizing its own potential after it landed a $9.5 million series a round to develop specialisms. i wrote about the u.s.-based service nearly two years ago when it was just starting out and it had gobbled up a $1.7 million seed round. then, springboard had brought… read more





open garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your internet connection

 open garden launched its mesh networking platform at techcrunch disrupt ny 2012. since then, the company has gone through a few iterations and found unexpected success in its firechat offline messaging service. now, it’s ready for the next step in its evolution. the company now wants to make it easier for anybody with an android phone to share their wi-fi connections with anyone who… read more





a hard look at token sale mania by a true insider

 moshe hogeg is a fixture in the valley mythos. this israeli founder of yo (yes, that yo) and mobli, he recently became one of the most prolific ico investors in the world with a thesis that, in short, that states he will put small amounts of money into every sane token sale. hogeg (whose company advertises on a weekly ico newsletter that i started but do not write) recently posted some… read more





reddit launches new mobile apps with support for real-time comments, chat, mod tools and more

 reddit today is giving its mobile apps a major upgrade – the first since their launch last year, when the company decided to take back control over the official reddit experience on mobile – an experience that had long been available mainly through third-party clients. today’s updated apps introduce a number of new features focused on media consumption – including how… read more





the echo spot is my new favorite alexa device

 i got excited when the echo spot debuted. at the time, i tentatively declared it the best echo at the time, and after living with the device for the better part of a week, my sentiments haven’t really changed. read more





youtube red cancels release of morgan spurlock’s ‘super size me 2’ following filmmaker’s sexual abuse confessions

 youtube’s subscription service, youtube red, is losing another of its bigger names. documentary filmmaker morgan spurlock’s “super size me” sequel will be pulled from youtube red’s 2018 lineup, following spurlock’s recent confessions of sexual misconduct shared on twitter last week. spurlock on wednesday admitted to a sexual encounter in college that sounds… read more





as kubernetes surged in popularity in 2017, it created a vibrant ecosystem

 for a technology that the average person has probably never heard of, kubernetes surged in popularity in 2017 with a particular group of it pros who are working with container technology. kubernetes is the orchestration engine that underlies how operations staff deploy and manage containers at scale. (for the low-down on containers, check out this article.) in plain english, that means that as… read more





fiit secures $3.2m seed investment to let you work out with your friends, live

 want to work out with your friends but you’re all busy and in different parts of the city or even country? surely you could do this in 2017? maybe with a hololens… turns out one of the few capable of creating this ideal user experience is peloton, which is now on its series e funding and has raised as much as $444m. but that is focused on cycling and, well, let’s face it,… read more





wheelstreet is bringing dock-less motorbikes to india’s cities

 by now the world is familiar with the rise of on-demand bicycle services, which started out with mobike and ofo in china, but one startup is twisting the concept slightly to bring dock-less motorbikes to the streets of india. wheelstreet, a company that graduated the y combinator program in the u.s. earlier this year, is pioneering the scooter push in india through a pilot service that has… read more





carnegie mellon’s ‘superhuman ai’ bests leading texas hold’em poker pros

 a new paper published by science today details how libratus, an ai developed by researchers at carnegie mellon’s computer science department, managed to take on and defeat top industry professionals at one of the most challenging forms of poker: no-limit texas hold’em. yes, the same variant of poker that swept the nation during the heady days of the early to mid-aughts. this is… read more





twitter today starts enforcing new rules around violence and hate

 twitter today says it will begin to enforce new rules related to how it handles hateful conduct and abusive behavior taking place on its platform. the changes are a part of the company’s broader agenda to craft new policies focused on reducing the amount of abuse, hate speech, violence and harassment. specifically, twitter explains that in addition to threatening violence or physical… read more





battery ventures backs workforce management software company quinyx in new $12m round

 quinyx, a stockholm-headquartered company that offers cloud-based software to help businesses manage things like employee scheduling, communication, task-management and payroll integration, has raised a further $12 million in funding. backing the round is vc firm battery ventures, which sees boston-based battery general partner michael brown join the quinyx board. read more





more dead commenters appear to come out against net neutrality

 two more dead commenters have been spotted commenting on the fccs foregone net neutrality vote, a small but not insignificant discovery considering that, while public outcry for net neutrality was high, fcc representatives dismissed most of supportive net neutrality commentary as spam. while searching a database created by the new york state attorney general eric schneiderman, a designer… read more