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GUN raises more than $1.5M for its decentralized database system – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

GUN is an open-source decentralized database service that allows developers to build fast peer-to-peer applications that will work, even when their users are offline. The company behind the project (which should probably change its name and logo…) today announced that it has raised just over $1.5 million in a seed round led by Draper Associates. […]

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Ring’s Jamie Siminoff and Clinc’s Jason Mars to join us at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Disrupt SF is set to be the biggest tech conference that TechCrunch has ever hosted. So it only makes sense that we plan an agenda fit for the occasion. That’s why we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Ring’s Jamie Siminoff will join us on stage for a fireside chat and Jason Mars from Clinc will […]

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Hugging Face raises $4 million for its artificial BFF – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Chatbot startup Hugging Face has raised a $4 million seed round led by Ronny Conway from a_capital. Existing investors Betaworks, SV Angel and Kevin Durant are also participating. I already reviewed Hugging Face so I won’t write the same thing again. But the startup has been building a chatbot app with a strong personality for […]

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Drink-a-day startup Hooch raises $5M as it plans blockchain initiative – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

Right on the heels of launching its concierge service Hooch Black, Hooch announced today that it has raised $5 million in seed funding. The company’s basic subscription of $9.99 gets you one free drink per day from a variety of partner bars and restaurants. Hooch Black (which you have to apply for, and which costs […]

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Slack introduces Actions to make it easier to create and finish tasks without leaving – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

As Slack tries to graduate beyond a Silicon Valley darling to the go-to communications platform within a company, it’s had to find ways to increasingly pitch itself as an intelligent Swiss Army knife for companies — and not just a simple chat app — and it is trying to continue that today once again with a […]

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Real Vision, a media platform for finance and business, raises $10 million – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

Real Vision is entering the crowded business and financial new space with a bang. The company, which recently raised a $10 million Series B after a $5 million A round, is working on a number of new initiatives including distribution on Apple TV, a content distribution partnership with Thomson Reuters and an upcoming documentary on […]

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Po.et launches lab for developers to build apps on publishing blockchain – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

Po.et is an open source, not-for-profit publishing network built on the blockchain with the broad ambition of changing how we distribute, license and monetize content on the internet. Today, it announced it was opening the Po.et Development Labs, a place for developers to experiment with new ideas on the po.et platform. It also announced the […]

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Instagram now lets you mute accounts – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

Instagram today introduced a way to mute accounts, giving users a way to continue following accounts without seeing their posts all the time. Muted accounts will not be made aware that they’ve been muted, and users can unmute accounts at any time. Users can still see posts on the muted account’s profile page and get […]

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Researchers recreate a brain, piece by piece – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a method for growing and connecting single neurons using geometric patterns to route the neurons more precisely, cell by cell. The article, “Assembly and Connection of Micropatterned Single Neurons for Neuronal Network Formation,” appeared in Micromachines, a journal of molecular machinery. Thus far researchers have created simple […]

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Quit Genius, helping smokers quit, picks up an extra $1.1 million in seed – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

Quit Genius, the YC-backed app that helps users quit smoking, has today announced the close of an additional $1.1 million, bringing their seed round to a cool $2 million. Village Global VC, Pioneer Fund, Arab Angel VC, Max Mullen of Instacart, Olivia Teich of Dropbox, Paul Rosania of Slack, Ariel Polar of Strava, Eric Reis, […]

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