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  • Sprinklr acquires Little Bird, a tool for finding experts on anything via Twitter

    Sprinklr acquires Little Bird, a tool for finding experts on anything via Twitter

    New York marketing tech firm Sprinklr has acquired Portland-based Little Bird, according to Sprinklr founder and CEO Ragy Thomas. Little Bird was founded in 2011 to help researchers quickly find the top experts and influencers on any given subject via Twitter. It raised from Mark Cuban, Jason Calacanis, Oregon Angel Fund and other individual investors $4.8 million in venture capital to build… Read More

  • Cuban: AT&T-Time Warner will create more competition

    Cuban: AT&T-Time Warner will create more competition

    While many people are arguing that the proposed $85 billion AT&T and Time Warner deal would be bad for consumer choice, billionaire Mark Cuban has a contrarian viewpoint. The merger would lead to “more competition” he tells TechCrunch. Cuban, who made his money through a different media acquisition, thinks the combination would help challenge the tech giants like Facebook… Read More

  • As e-sports’ popularity explodes, betting needs to be regulated Crunch Network

    As e-sports’ popularity explodes, betting needs to be regulated

    E-sports betting has boomed in the last five years, attracting investments from celebrities, investors and entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher — even the former NBA Commissioner, David Stern, has talked about it on many forums. Gambling in e-sports has charmed stakeholders, but it may have created a monster in the gaming industry. As with every growing industry… Read More

  • Augmented Reality Computer Vision Startup Wrnch Gets $1.8M Series A Led By Mark Cuban

    Augmented Reality Computer Vision Startup Wrnch Gets $1.8M Series A Led By Mark Cuban

    Talk to anyone in the AR space right now and the phrase “democratizing x” is bound to arise two or three dozen times. Wrnch CEO Paul Kruszewski says that concept is especially true for the computer vision space, with war chest-toting companies like Magic Leap powering their own technologies while dramatically smaller teams are left to piecemeal their own solutions. Today… Read More

  • Mark Cuban Commends Apple, Proposes New Law For Tech Security

    Mark Cuban Commends Apple, Proposes New Law For Tech Security

    Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban is usually opposed to new regulation, but he thinks there should be a law to eliminate confusion in the next Apple security controversy. While he applauds Apple for standing up to the FBI and refusing to break into the iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino terrorists, he suggests that going forward, there should be a ruling that would clarify when a… Read More

  • Michael Jordan, Mark Cuban, Ted Leonsis Betting $44 Million on Sportradar’s Data

    Michael Jordan, Mark Cuban, Ted Leonsis Betting $44 Million on Sportradar’s Data

    Michael Jordan and Mark Cuban are betting that Sportradar will triumph as a sports “big data” leader, as the Swiss company continues its U.S. expansion. The two have invested in a $44 million (€40) funding round led by Revolution Growth and are joining the newly formed advisory board at Sportradar. The fast-growing sports technology company is developing various applications for… Read More

  • Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble” Crunch Network

    Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”

    There has been a lot of discussion about startup valuation over the past few months. Luminaries across the industry have chimed in, suggesting we’re returning to a time of irrational investment valuations hearkening back to the bubble of the late 90s. My colleagues and I at Sapphire Ventures are seeing the rise in private market valuations firsthand. The stage at which we invest, the… Read More

  • What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley Crunch Network

    What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley

    It’s a place, a mindset, a nickname, a metonym, an innovation hub, a TV show and a standard against which all cradles of technology are measured. Silicon Valley prides itself on having a meta-status that defies easy categorization, but this cannot save it from the impending bubble. According to investors like Mark Cuban, Chris Sacca, Bill Gurley, Manish Goyal and Bharat Ramnani… Read More

  • uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

    uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

    What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound. What if you could slap a wireless charging case on your phone and charge it while you move around or use it? uBeam invented that too. While early uBeam prototype were massive, non-portable boxes that merely shot power around, it now has a working… Read More