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  • GeoVisual Search from Descartes Labs makes the Earth searchable

    GeoVisual Search from Descartes Labs makes the Earth searchable

    Scavenger hunts just got significantly more tactical with Descartes Labs’ new GeoVisual Search. Finding shipping containers, runways and even parking lots on a global scale is no problem with the free tool made available today. Descartes Labs is a geospatial analytics startup based in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The company specializes in analyzing satellite imagery and other global data… Read More

  • The Sonos Playbase sits comfortably under your TV

    The Sonos Playbase sits comfortably under your TV

    While all-in-one soundbars are popular with folks who have their TVs mounted to the wall, what about the few and the brave who have their TVs standing on a table? These people have been thus far out of luck when it came to Sonos but, I’m pleased to report, their luck just changed. The Playbase (or PLAYBASE) is an all-in-one wireless speaker system designed to sit under a TV. This $699… Read More

  • Jay Z launches Arrive to fund startups, offer branding support and more

    Jay Z launches Arrive to fund startups, offer branding support and more

    Jay Z’s new venture capital firm Arrive, has arrived — the rap and business mogul has been planning the launch for a while, according to reports that surfaced in February, but a press release from parent company Roc Nation made it official on Monday. The investment platform will work with early-stage startups, and offer investment of capital as well as assistance with business… Read More

  • Startup School will soon be in session at Y Combinator

    Startup School will soon be in session at Y Combinator

    Y Combinator is improving upon its Fall 2014 Stanford course, How to Start a Startup, with a larger-scale online course called Startup School. Whether you swear by startup bibles like Both Sides of the Table or Zero to One, there’s no denying that Y Combinator, now having backed more than 1,400 startups, has a tip or two to share about starting companies. The 10-week class is… Read More

  • Let’s meet at the March Micro-Meetup in New York!

    Let’s meet at the March Micro-Meetup in New York!

    In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique ten pitches on March 13th at 7pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 4th Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration of millions of people (actually… Read More

  • Thiel’s chief of staff tapped as White House deputy CTO

    Thiel’s chief of staff tapped as White House deputy CTO

    Peter Thiel has been at Donald Trump’s side since the Republican National Convention, guiding the then-candidate on technology policy and brokering a meeting between him and top tech executives. Now Thiel has secured a place for one of his top aides in Trump’s White House — Michael Kratsios, formerly chief of staff at Thiel Capital, will step into the role of deputy chief… Read More

  • Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon

    Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon

    Not one to be left out, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is also making plans to go to the Moon, just like fellow space magnate Elon Musk. Bezos’ plan, uncovered by The Washington Post via a draft proposal presented to NASA and Trump’s administration, outlines Blue Origin’s plan to create a cargo spacecraft destined for the Moon that would help it ferry supplies… Read More

  • Ozlo releases a suite of APIs to power your next conversational AI

    Ozlo releases a suite of APIs to power your next conversational AI

    Building on its promise to give the entrenched a run for their money, conversational AI startup Ozlo is making its meticulously crafted knowledge layer available for purchase today. Ozlo’s new suite of APIs that includes tools for both expressing knowledge and understanding language will help to democratize the creation of conversational AI assistants. In the spirit of the expert systems… Read More

  • Bio
    Early cancer detection startup GRAIL closes on $900 million in Series B funding

    Early cancer detection startup GRAIL closes on $900 million in Series B funding

    Life sciences startups need a whole lot more cash than most and that’s certainly true for GRAIL, a cancer detection startup trying to figure out a way to find the “emperor of all maladies” much earlier through blood testing technology. The startup, which spun out of genomics company Illumina announced it has closed a whopping $900 million in Series B funding this… Read More

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