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Crowd Cow, offering ranch to table meats, picks up $8 million from Madrona, Ashton Kutcher – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Most high-end restaurants don’t get their beef from the local grocery store. Well-regarded chefs and restauranteurs build relationships with small farms and family ranchers to procure what’s known in the industry as craft beef. Just like coffee or chocolate or wine, the smallest differences (type of grass, breed of cow, lifestyle, etc.) can make a […]

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Sentry raises $16M Series B from NEA and Accel to help developers squash bugs more quickly – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Created to help app developers find and fix bugs more efficiently, Sentry announced today that it has raised a $16 million Series B led by returning investors NEA and Accel. Both firms participated in Sentry’s Series A round two years ago. Co-founder and CEO David Cramer tells TechCrunch that the new round puts Sentry’s post-money […]

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Executives from Israel’s entrants into the flying car business are landing on our stage in Tel Aviv – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Of all of the visions of the future that have been rolled out over the years, perhaps none have had as persistent a hold on the imagination as flying cars (well… maybe jetpacks… But flying cars are right up there). As these technologies move from the realms of the plausible to the probable, they’re finding […]

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Facebook is updating how you can authenticate your account logins – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

You’ll soon have more options for staying secure on Facebook with two-factor authentication. Facebook is simplifying the process for two-factor verification on its platform so you won’t have to give the company your phone number just to bring additional security to your device. The company announced today that it is adding support for third-party authentication […]

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Square brings its Stand for iPad tablets to the UK – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Square, the company that provides payments and other business services to merchants, is today taking another step in its gradual expansion outside of the U.S. Stand — one of Square’s key pieces of hardware, turning an iPad into a point of sale system — is launching in the U.K. It will sell for £64 (+VAT) […]

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Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Apple has decided to work with Volkswagen for some of its self-driving car efforts, The New York Times reported today. The plan, according to the NYT, is to turn some of Volkswagen’s T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for employees. However, this project is reportedly behind schedule and taking up much of the time of […]

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How [and why] I invest in startups – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Ashton Kutcher Contributor A lot of people ask me how I choose to invest in startups. Stage? Revenue metrics? Sector? I’m not proactively funding at different stages. I’m proactively funding brilliant people trying to solve hard problems. Focusing on this simple goal of identifying and enabling amazing entrepreneurs to create a better tomorrow is the crux of my […]

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Tinder pilots Places, a feature that tracks your location for better matches – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Tinder will now help you find matches with those people you may cross paths with in your day-to-day life. As promised earlier, the company today is announcing the launch of a new location-based feature that will narrow your list of potential dating prospects to those who hit up your same bar for after-work drinks, or […]

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TechCrunch Include Office Hours with Betaworks in New York and SF – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Betaworks is hosting TechCrunch’s Include Office Hours for the month of May. For the first time ever, Include Office Hours will be bi-coastal — held in San Francisco and New York on the same day at 2pm local time at each location. On Tuesday, May 29th, partners Peter Rojas and Matt Hartman will be meeting with startup […]

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TruStory, a new startup, just raised $3 million to identify ICO scams before they happen – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Investing in initial coin offerings, or ICOs, is a minefield. This isn’t just true for people with absolutely no technical background but also for many investors who may be well-versed in tech but still struggle to understand many projects’ white papers. Enter TruStory, a platform for users to research and validate claims that people make […]

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