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Are You Getting Your Fair Share Of Startup Equity?

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. You need to find the skills or experience you don’t have in business, technology, or money. So the first...Show More Summary

How rival challenger bank Starling pranked Mondo on day new name Monzo was unveiled

When I wrote “it’s game on” after Mondo became the last of the four British challenger banks to secure a banking license earlier this month, I didn’t think competitor Starling Bank would take my words quite so literally. Read More

?Uber suffers $1.2b half year loss: Report

Uber has blamed the subsidies it is forking out for its drivers globally for dragging the company's 2016 half year results into the red.

Dropbox is resetting passwords for accounts that haven’t changed them since mid-2012

Dropbox is requiring users that have not changed their passwords since mid-2012 to reset their passwords this afternoon. The action appears to be related to continue fallout over the massive hack on LinkedIn in 2012 where credentials for 117 million accounts were posted online. Show More Summary

SpaceNet satellite imagery repository launched by DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works and NVIDIA on AWS

A consortium of companies, including DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works and NVIDIA, today launched SpaceNet, an open-data initiative aimed at improving image analysis tools. The data are being hosted by Amazon Web Services as part of a partnership. Show More Summary

WeVideo revamps its online video editor for HTML5

WeVideo has rebuilt its browser-based video editor using HTML5 instead of Flash. For many of you, the whole debate about HTML5 versus Flash may seem like a weird flashback to 2010. But Flash is taking a while to die completely — Google Chrome, for example, continues phase Flash out gradually. Show More Summary

The new collaboration economy

Technology is creating a new generation of companies that increasingly choose to collaborate as a coordinated ecosystem, even if they have overlapping or competitive offerings. This transparent way of doing business is transforming the way services are delivered and products are developed. Read More

Grabr, the international shopping and delivery platform, picks up $3.5 million

Grabr, the peer-to-peer marketplace that lets anyone become an international shopper, has today announced the close of a $3.5 million seed round led by Alexey Repik from RBV Capital. Kanstantin Nikolaev of N-Trans Group also participated in the round, along with various angel investors. Show More Summary

BuzzFeed names Todd Levy as its new CTO

BuzzFeed has a new chief technology officer — Todd Levy, who was already serving as the vice president of engineering. Levy joined the company through the acquisition of startup Torando Labs in 2014. As part of the deal, he was tasked with creating a new data engineering team at BuzzFeed. Show More Summary

Apple may be building a Snapchat-like video app

After a failed attempt to go social with Ping in 2010, Apple may have a renewed sense of excitement over the social space, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources told Bloomberg that Apple is working on a video recording/editing...Show More Summary

ThingThing iOS keyboard app adds meeting invites to woo Sunrise users

Productivity focused third party iOS keyboard app ThingThing is hoping to woo fans of the Sunrise calendar by adding a meeting invite feature — following the latter’s kiss-of-death acquisition by Microsoft last year. Read More

Optimization startup SigOpt raises $6.6M

SigOpt, a company aiming to “optimize everything,” announced today that it has raised $6.6 million in Series A funding. When startups talk about optimization, they often mean trying out a few different variations and then choosing the ones that get the best results. Show More Summary

Genius launches Q+A for song pages

Genius, the service that lets users add annotations and context to other docs, has today announced the launch of Questions and Answers, or Q+A. Genius originally launched as a rap lyrics data trove, where users could add interesting context and insights about various rap lyrics. Show More Summary

Lessons about Community and Kickstarter Learned at Gen Con

Not all of us got to travel to Gen Con with the Kickstarter Games team, but reading superbacker Rod Meek’s notes from our panel, you could practically hear our Head of Games, Luke Crane, on stage. Rod’s takeaways emphasized the importance...Show More Summary

John Gruber and pals shut down Vesper, their syncing notes app for iOS

In what amounts to a very detailed and very heartfelt white paper on building and shutting down a business, John Gruber has written about shutting down Vesper, his iOS notes app and syncing service. Vesper was one of the most elegant and usable pieces of software I’ve used. Show More Summary

?Queensland government appoints first chief entrepreneur

Investment firm founder Mark Sowerby has been appointed as the Queensland government's first chief entrepreneur.

Prisma adds offline mode to its crazy popular art filter app

Art filter app sensation Prisma, which has revved up from nothing to an incredible 55 million+ downloads for its iOS and Android apps in just two months this summer, has now added an offline mode. Read More

Spark Inspiration with Ignite Talks at Lean Startup Week

Guest post by Jennifer Maerz, Contributing Editor of Lean Startup Co. Lean Startup Week has it all: keynote talks, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities and lively flashes of inspiration from our extended community in the form...Show More Summary

The 48 startups that launched at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2

The world’s most prestigious startup school launched 48 companies today at part 2 of its Summer 2016 Demo Day. Nanoparticle analytics and delivery robots were amongst the products revealed in the B2B, biotech, enterprise, edtech, fintech, and hardware verticals. Show More Summary

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