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Tech for good: Filling in the government’s gaps

Tech for good: Filling in the government’s gaps  While traditional industries can get away with ignoring broader social ills or hot-button political issues, tech companies big and small are increasingly expected to solve the former and speak out on the latter — a position that’s either totally fair or a too-high standard […]

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ClassPass begins testing variable pricing as it expands beyond studio fitness

ClassPass begins testing variable pricing as it expands beyond studio fitness  On the heels of its $70 million Series C, an expansion to new markets, and a partnership with Blink Fitness, the popular workout subscription service ClassPass is now beginning to experiment with variable pricing. The test was revealed by new ClassPass […]

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And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2017 is… Pi

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2017 is… Pi  Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to win $50,000 […]

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Meet the six finalists at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield

Meet the six finalists at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield  We’ve just watched 22 startups take the stage as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF, where they showed off their technology and answered tough questions from expert judges. We’ve winnowed them down to the following six finalists, who will be […]

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Onēva expands platform for child and elder care, housecleaning

Onēva expands platform for child and elder care, housecleaning  Trust is one of the most important aspects of selecting a caregiver and Onēva believes that it has a vetting process that’s better than the rest. The San Francisco-based booking platform for elder, child and special needs care, screens its applicants with fingerprinting […]

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Citizen’s controversial crime tracker expands to SF, picks up $12 million from Sequoia

Citizen’s controversial crime tracker expands to SF, picks up million from Sequoia  The app formerly known as Vigilante isn’t going away. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the crime tracker now known as Citizen announced that its parent company Sp0n has raised a $12 million Series A round led by Sequoia Capital. Paired […]

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EggXYt is bringing gene-editing to poultry farms to save chicks and resources

EggXYt is bringing gene-editing to poultry farms to save chicks and resources  When it comes to poultry farming, the dudes aren’t really that useful. The market is split up into broilers and layers, i.e. chickens for people to eat and chickens that lay eggs. Hens are obviously the only egg-layers but they’re […]

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Watch Day 2 of Disrupt San Francisco live right here!

Watch Day 2 of Disrupt San Francisco live right here!  The best is yet to come, and babe, won’t it be fine? Disrupt Day 2 kicks off right now, and thanks to the live stream, no one will be left behind. Today, we’ll be joined by Sebastian Thrun, Apple’s Lisa Jackson, 23andMe’s […]

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Shasta Ventures launches a fund to accelerate AR and VR app development

Shasta Ventures launches a fund to accelerate AR and VR app development  Apple and Google are ready for an augmented reality tidal wave, but what of developers? Over the past several months, the availability of ARKit and ARCore have proven there’s plenty of interest in the technology on the developer side, and some […]

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The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers

The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers  In the future, said Andy Warhol, everyone will be bionic for fifteen minutes. I’m paraphrasing, but it looks like a Portuguese company called Nuada is about to give us that opportunity. Created by Filipe Quinaz and Vitor Crespo, the seed-funded company pitched on […]

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