• The top unicorns are overvalued Crunch Network

    The top unicorns are overvalued

    The hot air around young and savvy tech startups is not going anywhere, despite dark prophecies that saw 2016 as the “winter is coming” year. Snapchat and Airbnb are warming up on the sidelines of an IPO, BuzzFeed, Palantir and Uber are snatching hundreds of millions of dollars every couple of months and young startups with no revenues and almost no users raise tens of millions… Read More

  • Nintendo Switch’s online service will cost under $30 per year

    Nintendo Switch’s online service will cost under $30 per year

    Nintendo worried many a gamer two weeks ago with its announcement that online play on its new console, the Switch, would be a paid service. But at least the damage is reasonable: Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima told the Nikkei that it would have an annual fee of ¥2,000-3,000 — around $17-26 at today’s exchange rates. Read More

  • Yomoni raises $5.4 million for its automated portfolio management service

    Yomoni raises $5.4 million for its automated portfolio management service

    French startup Yomoni is a promising fintech startup operating robo-advisors. It means that you can give the company some of your savings, and the startup automatically manages a portfolio for you, buying and selling stocks, bonds and more. Yomoni just raised $5.4 million from existing investors Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and Iéna Venture (€5 million). The management team is also buying back some… Read More

  • The enterprise is the next logical step for Slack

    The enterprise is the next logical step for Slack

    Slack took a big step in its evolution as a startup yesterday when it launched Slack Enterprise Grid, the enterprise version of its popular messaging platform. For Slack to continue its growth trajectory, it had to move on from being a tool for discrete teams to one that could deal with substantially more users, and provide some security and governance as it connected to other departments… Read More

  • Boston Dynamics adds wheels to its already chilling robots

    Boston Dynamics adds wheels to its already chilling robots

    Alphabet subsidiary Boston Dynamics doesn’t have much to prove when it comes to producing the robots of your nightmares. Previous iterations of the company’s prototypes have been kicked over by humans only to stand right back up, for example. But at an event this week, founder Marc Raibert managed to unveil something simultaneously more unsettling and technologically… Read More

  • Hutch wants to virtually redesign your living space — then sell you the furniture

    Hutch wants to virtually redesign your living space — then sell you the furniture

    Everyone can recognize great interior design. But it’s much harder to actually design a space and pick out all the items you need to make it look great. Hutch, a Los Angeles-based startup, is aiming to fix this. Read More

  • Sheryl Sandberg addresses her silence around the Women’s March, politics and Trump

    Sheryl Sandberg addresses her silence around the Women’s March, politics and Trump

    Sheryl Sandberg has been in the news lately for her opposition to the global gag rule and her more recent comments on Trump’s highly controversial and discriminatory immigration ban. Today at the Watermark Conference for Women in Silicon Valley in San Jose, Sandberg spoke about politics, President Donald Trump and leaning in (obvi), in an interview with Recode’s Kara… Read More

  • Why East Coast VCs are better protected if the market slips

    Why East Coast VCs are better protected if the market slips

    A new trends report published by the law firm Cooley report suggests that the venture market remains largely healthy for now. In the fourth quarter, for example, Cooley handled 187 “disclosable” (versus stealth) deals that represented more than $2.7 billion of invested capital. That’s 18 percent more deals than it closed in the fourth quarter of 2015 — though the… Read More

  • Meet the finalists vying for the Social Impact Award at the 10th Annual Crunchies

    Meet the finalists vying for the Social Impact Award at the 10th Annual Crunchies

    In tech, we often think a few steps further down the road. But sometimes, the present needs some serious addressing. This is one of those times. As we draw closer to the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards Show, we figured now was a great time to highlight the nominees for the Social Impact Award, which goes to the person or organization that uses technology to create social change. Here are the… Read More

  • CapGenius’ caption keyboard for iPhone ups your social media game

    CapGenius’ caption keyboard for iPhone ups your social media game

    Trying and failing to be clever on social media? Want your friends to think you’re naturally funny? A new app called CapGenius aims to help. This fun little addition to your iPhone keyboard offers a search engine for quips, puns, quotes, lyrics and other phrases that you can quickly pop into your Instagram posts, status updates, snaps, tweets, texts, and more. The app was created by… Read More

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