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Sight Diagnostics starts selling an AI-based diagnostics device for faster blood tests – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

Sight Diagnostics, an Israeli medical devices startup that’s using computer vision and machine learning technology to speed up blood testing, is launching a point-of-care blood diagnostics system today. It claims the compact, desktop machine — called OLO — which analyzes single-use cartridges manually loaded with drops of the patient’s blood, can deliver “lab-grade” complete blood count […]

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Alan introduces Alan Blue, a high-end health insurance product – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

French startup Alan has been mostly focused on its main health insurance product — a standard package for companies of all sizes and shapes. The company is launching a second offering on this market with Alan Blue. Companies can now choose between two levels of insurance — Alan Green and Alan Blue. Alan Green is the […]

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Next Insurance, an insurtech targeting small businesses, scores $83M Series B led by Redpoint – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

Next Insurance, the Israeli digital insurance startup that helps small businesses get cover, has raised a significant new funding round, adding another $83 million to its balance sheet. The Series B round is led by Silicon Valley’s Redpoint Ventures, and will be used by the company to continue expanding across the U.S., where it now […]

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Xara Cloud is an easy to use design tool to help businesses create better looking content – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

Xara is on a mission to help businesses create better looking content, and in turn save us all from having to consume visually unappealing marketing and comms material. The German startup has developed Xara Cloud, a design tool that resides in the cloud and attempts to bridge the gap between professional design and business content […]

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Ledger finally has a good app for its crypto wallet – TechCrunch

July 10, 2018

French startup Ledger has been working for a while on a brand new app to manage your crypto assets on your computer. The company is designing and manufacturing one of the most secure hardware wallets out there. While it’s clear that security has always been the first focus of the company, the user experience has […]

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The Great British Hack-Off summer festival hackathon will aim at Brexit – TechCrunch

July 9, 2018

It’s very hard to know what the effects of Brexit are “on the ground”. Local news no longer has much of a business model to concentrate on specific subjects or campaigns. Social media is a mess of local facebook groups which only locals can see. MPs often ignore email / online campaigns from constituents. The […]

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China’s Xiaomi makes underwhelming public debut in Hong Kong IPO – TechCrunch

July 9, 2018

China’s Xiaomi, the world’s fifth biggest seller of smartphones, made an underwhelming public debut after it hit the Hong Kong Stock Exchange amid concerns around an ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Media reports in the lead up to today’s bell ringing suggested that eight-year-old Xiaomi was shooting for a valuation of as […]

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Timehop discloses July 4 data breach affecting 21 million – TechCrunch

July 9, 2018

Timehop has disclosed a security breach that has compromised the personal data (names and emails) of 21 million users (essentially its entire user base). Around a fifth of the affected users — or 4.7M — have also had a phone number that was attached to their account breached in the attack. The startup, whose service plugs […]

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TaxScouts wants to make filing your tax return a lot less tedious – TechCrunch

July 9, 2018

TaxScouts, a U.K. startup founded by TransferWise and Marketinvoice alumni, is the latest online service designed to make filing your tax return a lot less tedious. However, rather than focusing on the bookkeeping part of the problem primarily tackled by cloud accounting software — which is often overkill if you are self-employed or simply earn […]

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Watch all the interviews from TechCrunch Sessions: Blockchain – TechCrunch

July 7, 2018

What a day. Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered in Zug, Switzerland for TechCrunch Sessions: Blockchain. In addition to some of the key people of the Ethereum Foundation, the team interviewed the entrepreneurs behind Binance, Coinbase, ConsenSys, CryptoKitties and many other organizations. The event was packed with interesting content. But if you couldn’t be there in […]

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