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App-only bank Monzo valued at £50 million in 'interim' £4.8 million funding round

Startup, app-only bank Monzo has announced an "interim" funding round of £4.8 million, shortly after securing its banking licence. The funding round, led by long-term backer Passion Capital, values the company at £50 million, up from...Show More Summary

Why Netflix shouldn't be scared of the 'Netflix of China' and its splashy US debut — yet

On Wednesday, the sprawling Chinese tech company LeEco, known as the “Netflix of China” for getting its start in streaming video, made a splashy debut in the US with products that ranged from phones to TVs to streaming services. TwoShow More Summary

A $99-per-month startup wants to help straighten your teeth without you having to step foot in an orthodontist's office

For a company aimed at straightening teeth, SmileDirectClub's West Village pop-up store in Manhattan is surprisingly non-traditional. Instead of being filled with your typical super-sized plastic models of teeth, the startup's space features images of smiling faces assembled from flowers, doodles, or cereal pieces. Show More Summary

The app market could be the next target for US antitrust regulators (AAPL, GOOG)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. US Antitrust authorities have written to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with the intent to start...Show More Summary

One of Silicon Valley's oldest and most successful venture capital firms just hired its first female investing partner

After 44 years in the business, celebrated venture capital firm Sequoia Capital has hired its first female venture capitalist. Jess Lee — cofounder and CEO of ecommerce site Polyvore — has joined Sequoia as an investing partner and will start work on Nov. Show More Summary

Apple's new keyboard could be named the 'Magic Toolbar' (AAPL)

Apple will release new MacBooks next week, and all signs point to them having a new kind of keyboard with an integrated touchscreen replacing the function keys. Now we have a good clue what it could be called: "Magic Toolbar." Trademark...Show More Summary

How smartphones are messing up your sleep — and what you can do to make it better

There has been a ton of research on why your smartphone is ruining your sleep, but asapSCIENCE vloggers Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown have some excellent solutions to keep your phone from ruining your rest. Follow Tech Insider:  On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

You can inhale pure oxygen at this bar in Amsterdam designed for people with hangovers

We've all been there, lying in bed struggling with a hangover wondering what we can do to make the pain go away. A mattress startup in Amsterdam may have found the solution with its pop-up "Hangover Bar." If you pass the inspectors on...Show More Summary

Kodak launched a smartphone that looks like a camera

Kodak has announced a £449 Android smartphone to go on sale later this year — the Kodak Ektra — named after and re-using the design of a camera it launched in 1941. Kodak describes the phone on its website as a "photography-first, professional quality" smartphone. Show More Summary

Elon Musk shared a video of Tesla's new autonomous driving system (TSLA)

Tesla founder Elon Musk has shared a new video showing off the latest capabilities of Tesla's autonomous driving system, which is set to be used in the upcoming Model 3 and all other Tesla vehicles that are currently in production. The...Show More Summary

'What does inflation mean?': UBS teams up with Amazon's Alexa for finance chat

UBS is piloting a new service with Amazon's voice-enabled speaker Echo that lets people ask financial questions to the device's artificial intelligence helper Alexa. "Ask UBS" will let customers pose questions such as: "How is the economy...Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking hailed a new AI research centre as 'crucial to the future of our civilisation and our species'

Professor Stephen Hawking has hailed a new artificial intelligence (AI) research institute at Cambridge University as "crucial to the future of our civilisation and our species," The Guardian reports. The £10 million Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI), which opened this week, will aim to examine the morality and governance of AI. Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Nintendo will unveil its next video game console today. The Nintendo NX is expected to launch by March 2017. 2. Google has signed up CBS for a web TV service and is in talks with others, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

Trump used an unusual word in the third debate and now everyone is googling it

Republican nominee Donald Trump is known for some unusual speech patterns.  During the third and final presidential debate, Trump used one of his favorite words, "bigly." The comment came during a contentious discussion of PresidentShow More Summary

Travis Kalanick: 'I've never sold a single Uber share'

Uber CEO and cofounder Travis Kalanick has amassed a huge net worth thanks to the success of the ride-hailing company, now valued at $69 billion. But Kalanick says he's not living the high life just yet. In fact, he says he has yet to...Show More Summary

Tesla announces its new Autopilot system that is fully self-driving

Tesla vehicles currently in production, including the upcoming Model 3, will include Autopilot hardware that will give the car the ability to drive better than a human, the company announced Wednesday. This next generation of Tesla's...Show More Summary

AOL founder Steve Case says Silicon Valley's dominance is coming to an end

AOL founder and current venture capitalist Steve Case has words for Silicon Valley: you won't be the only game in town for much longer. "Last year 75% of VC went into 3 states, California, New York, and Massachusetts, and that's notShow More Summary

Google can't be too happy about Snapchat's latest hire (GOOG, AMZN)

Snap, the company that makes the popular app Snapchat, just hired away Jerry Hunter from Amazon Web Services, Snap has confirmed to Business Insider. At Amazon he was responsible for Amazon's data centers globally. At Snap he will be...Show More Summary

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has suffered 2 big problems in 2 days

NASA's tennis court-size Juno probe is in a bit of a sticky situation 600 million miles from Earth. Just days before Juno swooped by Jupiter on Wednesday morning — its second 130,000 mph flyby since August 27 — the spacecraft experienced...Show More Summary

You can now debate directly with Trump and Clinton thanks to these two chat bots

The folks at Canadian chatbot company Heyday are just as mesmerized with the wild US presidential race as Americans are. Heyday makes technology for building chatbots used for things like marketing and sales apps. After watching theShow More Summary

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