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Sources: Shyp Is Raising ~$50 Million At A $250 Million Valuation

TechCrunch hearing from several sources that on-demand shipping startup Shyp has raised $50 million at a valuation of $250 million. The Shyp app allows its users to take a photo of an item they want to ship, and then sends someone to pick up the item and deliver it. Show More Summary

Sony Is Buying OnLive’s 140 Cloud Gaming Patents And Other Tech, OnLive To Close April 30

A final coda to the opera that has been OnLive — the cloud gaming company that was once estimated to be worth $1.8 billion but, saddled with debt, went through a dramatic round of layoffs before a surprise sale for $4.8 million. Sony Computer Entertainment is now buying various assets of the company, including 140 U.S. Show More Summary

Y Combinator-Backed PicnicHealth Nabs $2 Million In Seed To Build Out A Virtual Healthcare Records Platform

PicnicHealth launched out of Y Combinator last summer with a service that promised to help chronically ill patients gather all their records from all their doctors and put it in one easy-to-access online profile. The startup has nowShow More Summary

Freestyle Capital Locks Down $60M For Its Third Fund, Adds Jenny Lefcourt As Its Third Partner

Freestyle Capital, a venture shop based in California, has locked down a $60 million third fund. The new infusion brings the firm’s total capital raised to $126 million. In addition to its new traunch, Freestyle has brought Jenny Lefcourt into...Show More Summary

Microsoft Brings Collaboration To New Office Tool Sway

Remember Sway? It’s a recent addition to Microsoft’s Office suite, blending together note taking, presenting, and now, collaboration. The software is notable in that it was launched first in-browser, a step away from the traditional, desktop-focused Office apps like Word and Excel. Show More Summary

What The Kapors Have Learned From Years Of Working On Diversity in Tech

Almost one year ago, Google released its diversity data, kicking off a wide-ranging industry conversation about why tech companies and venture capital firms are so unrepresentative of the racial and gender make-up of the rest of the U.S. Show More Summary

Apply For TechCrunch’s Paid Summer Internship

We’re looking for college students who love startups and reading TechCrunch to join our team as paid summer interns. This isn’t your typical internship. As soon as you set up your company email address, TechCrunch will let you write and publish your own stories. Show More Summary

Using Gaming To Flip The Script On Autism

What happens if we flip the conversation and say that kids with autism are more likely to be “motivated by” or “proficient with” video games and technology? We need to reframe the conversation and consider how to use an interest in technology as a springboard to skill development and, for some, employment. Read More

Brace Yourselves, The Net Neutrality Legal Challenges Are Coming

On Wednesday afternoon the Federal Communications Commission filed its net neutrality order to the Federal Register, an FCC official confirmed to TechCrunch. Once published by the Register, the filing opens the gates to an inevitable outpouring...Show More Summary

Government And The Fast Pace Of Innovation

We live in a society of instant gratification: Just about anything can be delivered; any job “task-rabbited”; and many things can even be instantly live-streamed. How does this square with the typically slower pace of government? Government cannot be as nimble as the commercial sectors by design, and this can often be for good reason. Read More

Microsoft Debuts Office Lens, A Document Scanning App For iOS And Android

Microsoft today launched Office Lens, a mobile document scanner app that works with OneNote, for iOS and Android smartphones. The app, which allows users to snap photos of paper documents, receipts, business cards, menus, whiteboards, sticky notes and more, was first launched a year ago as an application designed only for Windows Phone devices. Show More Summary

UK’s myDogBuddy Merges With Spain’s Bibulu To Become Europe’s Largest Dog Sitting Marketplace

Some consolidation in the dog sitting/walking/boarding space. The UK’s myDogBuddy, which offers a marketplace that connects dog owners with local dog sitters, has merged with its Spanish rival Bibulu, to become what it claims is the largest offering of its kind, citing a combined 10,000 local dog sitters registered with the platform. Show More Summary

Pinterest Debuts A New “Pin It” Button Designed To Speed Up Bookmarking

Last summer, Pinterest acquired a visual discovery site called Icebergs, and today that team is showing off what they’ve been up to, having since relocated from Spain to San Francisco. While over the past several months, Pinterest’sShow More Summary

HarperCollins Is Taking Aim At Amazon As Contract Lapses

Publisher HarperCollins is trying to go its own way as its contract with Amazon lapses this year. The company, which received the same renewal contract as the as other big publishers, namely Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Macmillan,...Show More Summary

Little Girl Gets An Amazing Purple And Pink 3D-Printed Arm

Another day, another life changed thanks to ubiquitous 3D printing. This time makers made a little girl named Faith a Flamingo-like pink and purple arm that lets her grasp objects when she flexes. The arm, which is almost entirely 3D...Show More Summary

ZappRx Raises $5.6 Million In Series A Funding To Expand The Company

Pharmacy coordination platform ZappRx announced it has raised $5.6 million in Series A funding today. The new financing will go to further build upon ZappRx’s prescription data automation technology and help to scale operations for the startup. Show More Summary

Tapingo Orders Up $22 Million In Series C Funding To Grow Beyond The College Market

There are at least 12 on-demand food startups within the Bay Area – two of them focus solely on delivering cookies. And there are plenty more beyond the borders of San Francisco. With Postmates, Caviar and Grubhub doing this, let’s just say getting food delivered whenever you want is a crowded space. Show More Summary

CodeFights Scores $2.4 Million To Turn Coding Practice Into A Game

A startup that turns practicing your programming skills into a game, CodeFights, has just raised $2.4 million in seed funding to further develop its real-time, social game where developers can participate in “code battles” versus either a timed clock or other opponents directly. Show More Summary

OpenStack Market Consolidation Continues As Nebula Shuts Its Doors

Nebula, makers of an OpenStack appliance, designed to simplify the complexities of installing an OpenStack instance, shut its doors yesterday. The company announced it was shutting down with a statement that appears on its website with a date of April 1, 2015. Show More Summary

LinkedIn Buys To Add Predictive Insights To Its Products

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with nearly 350 million users, has been making a push into the area of anticipatory computing, where its platform effectively predict what information you need to know, when you need it....Show More Summary

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