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watch this racing drone set the guinness world record for fastest drone

 a 1.76 pound drone can now move faster than a tesla at top speed in ludicrous mode. yesterday, the drone racing league set the guinness world record for fastest drone, or the category of “fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.”  called the drl racer x, the drone can fly at a top speed of 179.6 mph. the test was done in a field outside of new… read more





crunch report | fastest drone ever world record set

the world record for the fastest drone is set, an artificial heart is 3d printed and luxury phone maker vertu shuts down. all this on crunch report. read more





uber acqui-hires social app studio swipe labs

 why would uber buy a team that builds snapchat competitors? to make its driver app feel more human. uber has acqui-hired swipe labs, the social product studio run by marwan roushdy. he and a selection of engineers from the dozen-person startup will join uber to work on the driver experience within the driver earnings team. a source from the venture capital industry described the deal to… read more





scout it out is a new york marketplace for arts spaces

 anyone who’s tried to do anything artistic in new york city knows that one of the toughest things to do is find a space to make the things they want to make or do the things they want to do. (hello 2001-era-would-be-found-sculptor-me). well, a new service called scout it out has launched in the city that never sleeps to provide would-be artists, directors, actors, interpretive dancers… read more





this 32-year-old state senator is trying to get patent trolls out of massachusetts

 when the internet security company cloudflare decided to engage in all-out war with what it calls a “dangerous new breed of patent troll,” it found a receptive audience with eric lesser, who became the youngest state senator in massachusetts when elected to office in 2014. senator lesser, now a 32-year-old in his second two-year-term, was in the same harvard fraternity as facebook… read more





is amazon working on a new messaging app called anytime?

 messaging apps today are one of the most popular ways consumers communicate today, not just with each other but, increasingly, with businesses and services. now there are signs that we could see another big player enter the messaging fray, alongside more established services from facebook, snapchat, wechat and more. amazon appears to be sounding out the market on a new service called anytime,… read more





betterworks and ceo sued by ex-employee for alleged sexually suggestive assault

 beatrice kim is suing her former employer, betterworks, and its ceo kris duggan for allegedly assaulting her in a sexual manner during a company retreat. the lawsuit also implicates the startup’s regional vp matt hart and vp of people operations tamara cooksey for allowing sexual harassment in the workplace and not taking action after the alleged assault was reported. read more





adquick raises $1.1m to bring online tools to outdoor advertising

billboard adquick is looking to make billboard advertising easier and more transparent. adquick founder matthew o’connor said he ran into the billboard ad world repeatedly while working at startups, including instacart. each time, he found himself “perplexed at why it’s so hard to find and buy outdoor advertising.” read more





google’s life sciences unit is releasing 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes in fresno

 verily, the life science’s arm of google’s parent company alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitoes upon fresno, california — and that’s a good thing! read more





microsoft’s path guide is an unconventional approach to indoor navigation

 indoor mapping is one of those problems that seems to only have solutions that involve a great deal of money and infrastructure: beacons, lasers, emitters, scanners… who wants to install those in malls across the world? microsoft research has produced an indoor navigation app that keeps things simple, using existing sensors and the fact that people already go most of the places you want… read more





betterworks and ceo sued by ex-employee for alleged sexually suggestive assault

 beatrice kim is suing her former employer betterworks and its ceo kris duggan for allegedly assaulting her in a sexual manner during a company retreat. the lawsuit also implicates the performance management software startup, regional vp matt hart, and vp of people operations tamara cooksey for allowing sexual harassment in the workplace and not taking action against duggan after… read more





adquick raises $1.1m to bring online tools to outdoor advertising

billboard adquick is looking to make billboard advertising easier and more transparent. the startup is announcing that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from initialized capital (founded by former y combinator partners garry tan and alexis ohanian),  vtf capital (founded by tony hsieh of zappos) and haystack ventures. adquick founder matthew o’connor said he ran into the billboard ad… read more





light starts shipping the l16, its 16-camera pocket dslr challenger

 light’s l16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in october, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. read more





scoutitout is a new york marketplace for arts spaces

 anyone who’s tried to do anything  artistic in new york city knows that one of the toughest things to do is find a space to make the things they want to make or do the things they want to do. (hello 2001-era-would-be-found-sculptor-me). well, a new service called scoutitout has launched in the city that never sleeps to provide would-be artists, directors, actors, interpretive dancers… read more





uber acqhires social app studio swipe labs

 why would uber buy a team that builds snapchat competitors? to make its driver app feel more human. uber has acqhired swipe labs, the social product studio run by marwan roushdy. he and a selection of engineers from the dozen-person startup will join uber to work on the driver experience within the driver earnings team. a source from the venture capital industry described the deal to techcrunch… read more





betterworks and ceo sued by ex-employee for alleged sexually suggestive assault

 beatrice kim is suing her former employer betterworks and its ceo kris duggan for allegedly assaulting her in a sexual manner during a company retreat. the lawsuit also implicates thehe performance management software startup, regional vp matt hart, and vp of people operations tamara cooksey for allowing sexual harassment in the workplace and not taking action against duggan after the… read more





adquick raises $1.1m to bring online tools to outdoor advertising

billboard adquick is looking to billboard advertising easier and more transparent. the startup is announcing that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from initialized capital (founded by former y combinator partners gerry tan and alexis ohanian),  vtf capital (founded by tony hsieh of zappos) and haystack ventures. adquick founder matthew o’connor said he ran into the billboard ad… read more





google’s life sciences unit is releasing 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes in fresno

 verily, the life science’s arm of google’s parent company alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitos upon fresno, california — and that’s a good thing! you see, the zika-carrying aedes aegypti mosquito is prevalent in the area. earlier this year, a woman contracted the first confirmed case of zika in fresno through… read more





‘quora for cancer’ startup themednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding

 themednet launched out of y combinator earlier this year to bring physicians a sophisticated platform for finding the best in treatment research, starting with cancer. it has now raised $1.5 million in seed funding to help it reach even more of those physicians. read more





warner music group buys concert discovery service songkick

 warner music group announced today it’s acquiring the selected assets of the music platform songkick, including its app for finding concerts and the company’s trademark. the deal will not include songkick’s ticketing business, however, nor the pending litigation songkick has against live nation and ticketmaster. songkick has been involved in a lawsuit against the major… read more