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Slack opens at $38.50, a pop of 48% on its first day of trading on NYSE as WORK

Slack, the workplace messaging platform that has helped define a key category of enterprise IT, made its debut as a public company today with a pop. Trading as “WORK” on the New York Stock

The boring genius of how Atrium kills legal busy work

Law firms have little incentive to build or buy software that will save their lawyers time because they often bill clients by the hour. Tasks like tracking down legal documents, extracting key informa

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Stitzlein Studio

After spending years working for in-house design teams and well-known brand agencies such as Nike, Google, and Pentagram, Joe and Leslie Stitzlein, who are also husband and wife, decided to launch the

Plaid puts Quovo acquisition right to work with new investments product

When Plaid acquired Quovo earlier this year, it was clear the company wanted to move beyond checking and savings data to a broader view of investments. Today, the company announced Investments, an API

Facebook announces dates for Oculus Connect 6

After a busy year, Facebook’s VR arm is returning to San Jose, Calif. on September 25 and 26 for the sixth annual Oculus Connect. Oculus has had a transformative year, with the release of its Qu

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is now available in the US and UK, one day earlier than promised

Earlier this week, Niantic announced that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite — the company’s Potter-themed followup to Pokémon GO — would start rolling out to the world on June 21st. Looks like th

AI-based travel app Hopper expands price monitoring to hotels worldwide

Hopper, the handy travel app that uses AI to predict airfare pricing, is today expanding its service to include hotels. Like airfare, hotel pricing is also dynamic — it can fluctuate with travel

Armoire is angling to become the everyday Rent the Runway

When Armoire first emerged from MIT’s accelerator program back in 2016, the company’s vision was already fully formed — combine StitchFix and Rent the Runway to give women a low-cost

2 days left on super-early-bird discounts to Disrupt SF 2019

Frugal founders and savvy shoppers take heed. Disrupt San Francisco 2019, which takes place October 2-4, can be a serious boon to your business. But our super-early-bird pricing disappears in a cloud

Adobe Lightroom arrives in the Mac App Store

The pro-focused photo-editing tool Lightroom is now available on the Mac App Store, marking the first major Adobe app to be available through the revamped version of the platform. The title joins the

Nissan’s zero-emission ice cream van uses old EV batteries to keep things cool

File ice cream vans under “things I never thought posed a significant risk to the environment but might actually.” Nissan has developed a new concept vehicle that addresses the problem of

GirlGaze Network looks to connect brands with female creatives

It started with a hashtag. Amanda de Cadenet, photographer, author and TV host, was spending time with her sister, a director and photographer in her own right, when an ACLU study on the lack of diver

UK age checks for online porn delayed after bureaucratic cock-up

The UK government has delayed the introduction of mandatory age verification for accessing online pornography — blaming an administrative cock-up. The controversial scheme had been due to launch

SaaS data protection provider Druva nabs $130M, now at a $1B+ valuation, acquiring CloudLanes

As businesses continue to move more of their computing and data to the cloud, one of the startups that has made a name for itself as a provider of cloud-based solutions to protect and manage those IT

iRobot acquires education startup Root Robotics

In a bid to expand its educational offerings, iRobot has acquired local Massachusetts-based startup, Root Robotics. The company is the creator of the eponymous coding robot, a two-wheeled device desig

Dawn Capital closes $125M Opportunities Fund to double down on its biggest bets

Dawn Capital has made a name for itself over the last several years for having a sharp eye when it comes to spotting interesting B2B startups in Europe before they become big, with companies like iZet

MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria

Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation from Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Based in Lagos, the company’s app

Waymo takes its self-driving car ambitions global in partnership with Renault-Nissan

Waymo has locked in an exclusive partnership with Renault and Nissan to research how commercial autonomous vehicles might work for passengers and packages in France and Japan. The public announcement

California has let two Chinese startups offer robotaxis to the public

China’s driverless cars are coming for passengers in the United States. AutoX and Pony.ai just became the first Chinese companies allowed to offer self-driving robotaxis in the state of Californ

Founders Factory is going live in Paris

After London and Johannesburg, startup accelerator and incubator Founders Factory is launching a third city — Paris. Once again, the company is partnering with a corporate backer — insurance c
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