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Is your startup protected against insider threats?

We’ve talked about securing your startup, the need to understand phishing risks and how not to handle a data breach. But we haven’t yet discussed one of the more damaging threats that all

‘Plundervolt’ attack breaches chip security with a shock to the system

Today's devices have been secured against innumerable software attacks, but a new exploit called Plundervolt uses distinctly physical means to compromise a chip's security. By fiddling with the actual

Y Combinator will now run its online Startup School multiple times per year

Back in 2017, Y Combinator began offering a 10 week, once-a-year online course called Startup School. Part forum community and part video classroom, the program offers up a variety of lectures on topi

Google Assistant gets a customized alarm, based on weather and time

Alarm clocks were one of the most obvious implementations since the introduction of the smart screen. Devices like Lenovo’s Smart Clock and the Amazon Echo Show 5 have demonstrated some interesting

xs:code launches subscription platform to monetize open source projects

Open source is a great source of free tools for developers, but as these projects proliferate, and some gain in popularity, the creators sometimes look for ways to monetize successful ones. The proble

Pear, whose seed-stage bets are followed closely, just raised $160 million for its third fund

Pear, a six-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based seed-stage firm whose bets on nascent startups are closely watched by early stage investors, has closed on $160 million in capital commitments from a wide ar

Why D2C holding companies are here to stay

Digitally-native, vertically-integrated brands pool resources, operational costs and institutional knowledge to accelerate growth and achieve profitability at a faster rate.

Walmart partners with self-driving startup Nuro to test autonomous grocery delivery in Houston

Walmart this morning announced a new pilot program that will test autonomous grocery delivery in the Houston market starting next year. The retailer is partnering with autonomous vehicle company Nuro,

Iterable, founded by an ex-Twitter engineer, nabs $60M for cross-channel growth marketing tools

A startup that’s built cross-channel growth marketing platform — used by businesses to capture customers across whatever digital media they happen to be using — is today announcing f

Unsplash is building an ad business around branded stock photos

Unsplash has built up a library of 1 million stock photographs, all available to use for free. Now it’s ready to start making money — and to help its photographers earn additional income in th

On the heels of its next fundraise, cross-border payments upstart Payoneer acquires optile

As the world of digital payments continues to wait and see what kind of impact cryptocurrencies will have on the wider market (if any), consolidation continues apace among those that have built tools

Wheels deploys helmet-equipped e-bikes

On the heels of a $50 million funding round in October, Wheels is launching its “smart” helmet system for its pedal-less e-bikes. The helmet, which locks into the rear fender of the bike,

VSCO acquires video editing startup Rylo

Rylo had raised roughly $38 million in VC funding at a $120.25 million valuation.

Apple Card’s interest-free iPhone installment plan goes live, now with 6% back on Apple holiday purchases

Apple is today launching a new feature for Apple Card which allows cardholders to purchase a new iPhone then pay it back over 24 months with no interest. The company had already announced its plans fo

Waze adds unplowed road reporting feature for better awareness of winter driving hazards

Crowdsourced navigation app and Google subsidiary Waze is adding new features that allow you to report unplowed roads made more dangerous or inaccessible during snowstorms within the app, and also to

ProducePay nabs $190 million debt financing to lend to farmers

Los Angeles-based ProducePay has inked a $190 million debt facility from Coventure and TCM Capital, to expand its lending business and marketplace for farmers. ProducePay offers farmers cash advances

Watch live as Blue Origin aims for a booster re-use record with New Shepard launch

[Update 2: Due to weather conditions not improving, Blue Origin scrubbed today’s launch and will attempt again tomorrow morning at a time to be determined later.] [Update: Due to weather condi

$125 million for Inscripta may usher in the next wave of genetic engineering

In these waning days of the second decade of the twenty-first century, technologists and investors are beginning to lay the foundations for new, truly transformational technologies that have the poten

North ending production of current Focals smart glasses to focus on Focals 2.0

Smart glasses maker North announced today that it will be ending production of its first-generation Focals glasses, which it brought to market for consumers last year. The company says it will instead

Baby food delivery startup Yumi spoon fed another $8M in strategic funding

Babies have options these days when it comes to what goes in their mouths. No more is it just the standard mush in a jar. Now they’ve got everything from pouches to organic purees delivered righ
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