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  • LimeBike, the cycle-sharing startup, expands to Europe as it hits 1M rides in the US

    LimeBike, the cycle-sharing startup, expands to Europe as it hits 1M rides in the US

    LimeBike, one of the many startups hoping to steal a march in the crowded bike-sharing market, is today taking its first step to scale internationally. The Bay Area-based company — which lets people use an app to find and ride “dockless” bikes for $1 for 30 minutes (or $0.50 for students) and then leave them parked on sidewalks for future customers to use — is expanding… Read More

  • Lyft partners with Guild Education to offer drivers tuition discounts

    Lyft partners with Guild Education to offer drivers tuition discounts

    Lyft is going to start offering its drivers access to college advising and tuition discounts for classes, certificates and degrees through Guild Education. The discounts for Lyft drivers will range between five to 20 percent off, with the average Lyft driver working to earn a degree saving $4,220 per year. The majority of Lyft drivers are part-time, with 93 percent driving less than 20 hours… Read More

  • Menlo Security secures $40 million Series C to keep malware at bay

    Menlo Security secures $40 million Series C to keep malware at bay

    Menlo Security, a startup with a unique approach to protecting your company from malware and phishing attacks, announced a $40 million Series C round today. Menlo protects customers by never letting employees access an actual website or email containing malware. Instead, they isolate the original in a container, then display a clean mirror image in the browser, which has been stripped of any… Read More

  • Apple let a knockoff version of one of the world’s biggest crypto wallets into the App Store

    Apple let a knockoff version of one of the world’s biggest crypto wallets into the App Store

    An app masquerading as MyEtherWallet.com, one of the internet’s most popular services for storing ETH and other crypto coins, has made its way to the top of the iOS App Store charts. The app rose to the number three spot in Finance category of the App Store this weekend as part of a bitcoin frenzy that saw exchange Coinbase top Apple’s free download list in the U.S. In this… Read More

  • The Boring Co. tops 30,000 hats sold

    The Boring Co. tops 30,000 hats sold

    That didn’t toque too long! The Boring Company has now sold 30,000 hats to fund its hole-some mission, founder Elon Musk tweeted today. That’s double the sales Musk announced just three weeks ago. Production will be capped at 50,000 hats, so if the current momentum doesn’t fez out, trilby all gone soon. Read More

  • Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activity

    Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activity

    As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared. In the most recent development, it looks like Facebook has quietly removed the Ticker, the box that used to appear to the right of your News Feed to summarize what all your friends have been liking, commenting on… Read More

  • Bitcoin futures are now tradable on the CBOE

    Bitcoin futures are now tradable on the CBOE

    Bitcoin futures trading on CBOE, the world’s largest futures exchange, just launched at 5pm CT. Within a minute of the launch bitcoin spiked about 10% from ~$14,700 all the way up to $16,200 before settling a few minutes later to around $15,500, up about 5%. Now an hour after launching the actual price of bitcoin is still up, trading around $15,350. Currently the settlement price of… Read More

  • Why gear rental marketplace Lumoid shut down

    Why gear rental marketplace Lumoid shut down

    Lumoid, a tech gear rental startup is no longer in business and its founder Aarthi Ramamurthy is moving on to Facebook. The startup launched as just a “crazy idea,” when it came out of Y Combinator four and half years ago, Ramamurthy wrote on a Facebook post this weekend announcing the shut down. Lumoid went on to raise nearly $6 million over the last four years. This spring… Read More

  • New Altered Carbon trailer thickens the plot for Netflix’s new sci-fi series

    New Altered Carbon trailer thickens the plot for Netflix’s new sci-fi series

    The new trailer for Netflix’s latest science fiction series, Altered Carbon, finally gives viewers a window into the plot for its first season. Like the Richard K. Morgan cyberpunk novel on which it’s based, the first run of shows will focus on solving a murder most foul. In a world where the rich and elite can have their consciousness transferred to other bodies, essentially… Read More

  • The Flying Eye and you and I

    The Flying Eye and you and I

    It’s refreshing, in this difficult time, when technology and the tech industry seem trapped in a quicksand of endless ethical compromises and disconcerting emergent properties, to come across something tech-related of which one can say, awed, without complications or caveats: holy shit this is amazing. Which happened to me today! Let me share it with you. The Flying Eye Hospital… Read More

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