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XL Hybrids Taps $10.5 Million to Convert Gas-Guzzling Fleets

Its system--an electric motor, lithium ion battery and control software--is installed in new vehicles or it can be retrofitted into vehicles that have already been on the road.

Hardware Startup Augury Nails $7 Million Series A Round

The startup says it has figured out a way to troubleshoot machine problems early by listening to the sounds they emit.

PreNav Raises $1.2 Million for Robot-Guided Drones

San Carlos, Calif., startup PreNav has raised $1.2 million for a system that can automatically fly a drone within centimeters of a structure, allowing for close inspection of it by people who aren't expert pilots. Investors in PreNav’s seed deal included Pejman Mar Ventures, Drone.vc, Oculus VR co-founder Michael Antonov and Toivo Annus.

Spare5 Collects $10 Million for Mobile Crowdsourcing

The Seattle company’s platform can learn, over time, who among its task-performing users are best at what kinds of jobs.

Owl Ventures Is Betting $100 Million Fund on Education Startups

Owl Ventures plans to lead Series A investments in startups that want to drive better learning outcomes in K-12 schools.

The Daily Startup: Machine Learning, AI Moving Into Health Care

Art by Mike Lucas While machine learning and artificial intelligence have become common components of Silicon Valley software startups, lesser known is their place in health care companies.  Now, some medical scientists, health systems and drug makers are using machine learning to capitalize on an explosion of data generated by advances in biological research and […]

Virtual-Reality Headset Maker Glyph Grabs $24 Million in Funding

Glyph makes headphones that include an immersive video screen that functions as a portable movie theater.

Carbon3D Raises $100 Million to Make 3-D Printing Speedy

The company makes a printer, design software and materials that allow 3-D printing of complex objects within minutes instead of hours or days

ZocDoc Valued at $1.8 Billion in New Funding Round

Founded in New York in 2007, ZocDoc 's site helps people find and book medical professionals online for free.

Andy Rubin’s Playground Global Backs Augmented Reality Gaming Co. CastAR

CastAR executives are focused exclusively on creating an interactive tabletop gaming system that will be ready for the masses by 2016.

Kahuna Catches $45M to Make Marketing Smarter and More Automated

Kahuna’s software uses machine learning to help companies engage and communicate with people--whether they are on email, social networks or mobile apps.

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