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  • Dropbox employee’s password reuse led to theft of 60M+ user credentials

    Dropbox employee’s password reuse led to theft of 60M+ user credentials

    Dropbox disclosed earlier this week that a large chunk of its users’ credentials obtained in 2012 was floating around on the dark web. But that number may have been much higher than we originally thought. Credentials for more than 60 million accounts were taken, as first reported by Motherboard and confirmed by TechCrunch sources. The revelation of a password breach at Dropbox is… Read More

  • Cozy raises $8.5M Series B to simplify life for property managers and renters

    Cozy raises $8.5M Series B to simplify life for property managers and renters

    Cozy, a platform to streamline interactions between property managers and renters, closed an $8.5 million Series B today led by American Family Ventures, with participation from Social Capital, General Catalyst and all other investors that participated in the company’s $1.5 million Series A in 2012.  Despite the fact that our homes are becoming “smarter” by the day, the… Read More

  • Pusher pulls in $2.5M to push live web and app content everywhere

    Pusher pulls in $2.5M to push live web and app content everywhere

    London-based Pusher, the company powering The NY Times’ live election results and DraftKing’s fantasy scoring results, just raised $2.5 million to up its stakes further. The money came from SaaS Capital, which focuses on debt financing aimed at the Software as a Service (SaaS) space. Read More

  • Startup accused of scamming employees scrubs its online presence

    Startup accused of scamming employees scrubs its online presence

    A little-known startup is in meltdown mode after a former employee took to Medium to accuse the company of scamming her out of her wages and firing her in retaliation after she filed a wage claim to recoup the unpaid cash. The Medium post was widely shared online; in response, the company shuttered its website and threatened legal action against the writer, calling her “a disgruntled… Read More

  • Nine-year-old boy prints a mechanical hand for his teacher

    Nine-year-old boy prints a mechanical hand for his teacher

    Calramon Mabalot is a pretty wild kid. He likes 3D printing and, along with his brother, he builds lots of cool projects – including a mechanical hand for a local teacher he met while building 3D projects. In an interview with 3DPrintingIndustry, Mabalot described how he designed and built a prosthetic hand complete with full articulated fingers. Why did he want to build a 3D-printed arm? Read More

  • Somebody at Apple thought the reality show ‘Planet of the Apps’ really needed Jessica Alba

    Somebody at Apple thought the reality show ‘Planet of the Apps’ really needed Jessica Alba

    Apple’s reality TV show ‘Planet of the Apps’ keeps getting weirder. Every time Apple and Propagate release new information about the show, it gets harder to understand what they’re actually trying to build. This time, Variety got a statement saying that Jessica Alba is joining the cast of the show as a mentor and adviser. In case you missed the previous episodes, Planet… Read More

  • Wayfair snatches up Boston startup Trumpit to bring photo & video messaging to its mobile app

    Wayfair snatches up Boston startup Trumpit to bring photo & video messaging to its mobile app

    Online furniture shop Wayfair has acquired a Boston-based mobile messaging application called Trumpit, with the aim of utilizing its technology in order to expand its customer service offerings. So yes, that means messaging will be a part of the mobile Wayfair application in the future. Today, the app only offers users the ability to email or call the company when they click into the… Read More

  • Washio on-demand laundry service shuts down operations

    Washio on-demand laundry service shuts down operations

    Washio, the on-demand laundry startup that launched in 2013, has today announced that it will shutter its service. In a letter posted to the website, Washio founders announced that the company will shut down operations, effective immediately. No new orders will go through the service, and outstanding orders will be returned to customers promptly. You can read the full shut-down letter… Read More

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