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    1. Ripple, a Tinder spinoff backed by Match, launches app for professional networking

      Ripple, a Tinder spinoff backed by Match, launches app for professional networking

      A team of former Tinder employees, led by Tinder’s original CTO Ryan Ogle, are today launching a new app aimed at professional networking. The app, called Ripple, aims to be a sort of mobile-first alternative to LinkedIn that addresses some of the problems common to the aging, now Microsoft-owned business networking platform. LinkedIn today has a heavy focus on job searching and head…

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    2. Menlo, Benchmark, First Round sold Uber stakes worth hundreds of millions

      Menlo, Benchmark, First Round sold Uber stakes worth hundreds of millions

      Uber finally got its secondary transaction done with SoftBank buying billions of shares last month. Now we’re learning more about who sold what. It was already known that major shareholder Menlo Ventures was looking to sell shares, but we’re  hearing confirmation that it wagered the majority of its holdings and successfully sold close to half of its stake, which the…

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    3. Distributed applications, teams, genes and geographies will shape the future of VC in 2018

      Distributed applications, teams, genes and geographies will shape the future of VC in 2018

      As the New Year dawns, new opportunities are emerging for savvy venture capitalists in a number of different fields. From new companies building businesses based on the genome, to businesses built on the blockchain; distributed applications, teams, genes and geographies will shape the future of the venture capital industry. 1 – A,T,G,C We are moving from a world based upon the 0s and 1s…

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    4. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal challenge is all about fixing Facebook before it implodes

      Mark Zuckerberg’s personal challenge is all about fixing Facebook before it implodes

      Mark Zuckerberg is arguably the public face of the internet we never chose, but also the one we deserve based on the time we all spend using Facebook products. At some point, Facebook became so big that Zuckerberg’s personal challenges became news. And this year’s personal challenge is not personal at all — it’s all about work. In 2017, Zuckerberg wanted to meet and…

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    5. With your help, Code First: Girls wants to teach 20,000 young women to code by 2020

      Over the last few years, and arguably punching way above its weight, Code First: Girls has been doing important work. The U.K. social enterprise, which originally spun out of company builder Entrepreneur First, has already taught more than 5,000 women to code, with the broader aim of helping to close the gender gap in the country’s tech industry and tackle the tech skills shortage in…

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    6. Sheryl Sandberg says we need access to computer science education

      Sheryl Sandberg says we need access to computer science education

      At today’s Computer Science Education Week kickoff, the theme was women in coding. In the U.S., just 18 percent of computer science college graduates are women. Hence why tech leaders like Microsoft’s Peggy Johnson, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki took to the stage at the College of San Mateo to discuss the importance of getting young girls…

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    7. AWS kept the announcements coming at a frenetic pace this week

      AWS kept the announcements coming at a frenetic pace this week

      Deep breath. That was quite a deluge of announcements this week at the AWS:reinvent customer conference in Las Vegas. The pace left journalists covering the event dripping in sweat as they put us through our paces like a trainer at a brutal workout with one announcement after another. To give you a sense of the breadth of coverage, we had 25 stories on TechCrunch this week just related to…

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    8. H20.AI’s snares $40M Series C investment led by Wells Fargo and Nvidia

      H20.AI started almost 6 years ago with a mission to simplify and democratize artificial intelligence. Today the company announced a $40M Series C round. Nvidia and Wells Fargo led the round with participation from New York Life, Crane Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners and Transamerica Ventures. Today’s investment brings the total raised so far to $75 million. The last round was…

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    9. Atomico just released its third ‘state of European tech’ report and it holds some surprises

      Atomico just released its third ‘state of European tech’ report and it holds some surprises

      Atomico, the 11-year-old European venture firm, has released the third edition of its State of European Tech report in an effort to shine a light on what’s happening in Europe, and it’s full of interesting data, beginning with the fact that 2017 has been a record year for Europe, with more than $19 billion invested in regional startups, a huge jump from last year, when $14. 5…

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    10. AWS releases SageMaker to make it easier to build and deploy machine learning models

      Cloud services are designed to take away a lot of the complexity associated with managing a particular process, whether that’s software or infrastructure. Today, machine learning is quickly gaining traction with developers, and AWS wants to help remove some of the obstacles associated with building and deploying machine learning models. To that end, the company announced Amazon SageMaker,…

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    11. Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature

      Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature

      Facebook has always been about friends, but now it’s seeking a broader purpose. So today, Facebook is lending a hand with what it does best: social connections, APIs, and money. At its first Facebook Social Good Forum conference in New York City, the social network just unveiled a slew of new philanthropy-minded features and initiatives. Mark Zuckerberg started the event with a…

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    12. Algorithmia now helps businesses manage and deploy their machine learning models

      Algorithmia started out as an online marketplace for — can you guess it? — algorithms. Many of these algorithms that developers offered on the service focused on machine learning (think face detection, sentiment analysis, etc.). Today, with the boom in ML/AI, that’s obviously a big draw and Algorithmia is now taking its next step in this direction with the launch of a new…

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    13. Duolingo can now help you learn Chinese

      Duolingo can now help you learn Chinese

      Earlier this year, Duolingo launched its Japanese course, which marked the first time the popular language learning service offered support for an Asian language. Since then, it’s also launched support for Korean and starting today, you can use the services mobile and web apps to learn Chinese (or, to be more precise, Modern Standard Mandarin), too. The company notes that a Chinese…

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    14. LinkedIn rolls out its Career Advice mentoring program to Us, Uk and India

      LinkedIn rolls out its Career Advice mentoring program to Us, Uk and India

      LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social platform for the working world with some 530 million members, has made a big push in the last couple of years to position itself not just as a place to look for new jobs and network, but as a place for professional development — including services for online learning; steady streams of news and other content to expand your knowledge; and most…

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    15. AT&T and Tech Mahindra launch open source AI project

      While its name still implies a focus on the Linux kernel, the Linux Foundation has long become a service organization that helps other open source groups run their own foundations and projects (think Cloud Foundry, the Cloud Native Compute Foundation, the Node.js Foundation, etc.). Today, the group is adding a new project to its stable: the Acumos project, which was started by AT&T and…

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    16. Why Snapchat Spectacles failed

      Why Snapchat Spectacles failed

      How come only 0.08% of Snapchat’s users bought its camera sunglasses? Hundreds of thousands of pairs of Spectacles sit rotting in warehouses after the company bungled the launch. Initial hype and lines for its roving, limited time only Snapbot vending machines led Snap to overestimate demand but underdeliver on quality and content. Massive piles of assembled and unassembled…

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    17. SEC fines Zenefits nearly $1 million for misleading investors

      SEC fines Zenefits nearly $1 million for misleading investors

      The SEC is showing its muscle in Silicon Valley with a crackdown on bad behavior, starting with unicorn startup Zenefits and its former CEO Parker Conrad. First noted on BuzzFeed, the human resources startup has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in fines to settle accusations made by the SEC that the company made, “materially false and misleading statements and omissions” to…

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    18. Blue Canoe takes on language learning with a focus on pronunciation

      Blue Canoe takes on language learning with a focus on pronunciation

      If you want to pick up a new language, there’s no shortage of options. But one aspect of the process that has been neglected is pronunciation, which is especially important for professionals. Online, learning pronunciation is generally “hear a recording, then repeat it.” A new platform, Blue Canoe uses an established curriculum and machine learning to make things easier and…

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    19. Think F.A.S.T. is a VR app designed to help diagnose stroke symptoms

      It’s not often that the phrase “but cadavers are expensive” comes up in a product briefing. But in all of the possible contexts that one might utter that particular string of words, a demo of a surgical VR training tool is probably the least unsettling. Ahead of debuting Think F.A.S.T. at a medical conference this week, Qualcomm stopped by our offices to show off the…

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