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Uber spells out what could cause riders to lose access in new policy

 Uber updated its Community Guidelines Thursday, and now the term “community” is more accurately applied, because for the first time, the ride-hailing company is publishing a policy outlining why riders can lose their access to the service – previously, this was only spelled out for the driver side of the equation.
To be clear, Uber always had rules in place for riders; you… Read More
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Author: Darrell Etherington

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Heavy-hitting KKR just raised a $711 million tech growth fund

 KKR, the global investment firm, is announcing a $711 million close this morning on on its KKR Next Generation Technology Growth Fund, which it plans to use to back growth-stage companies in the technology, media and telco industries in North America, Europe and Israel. It’s a new product for the firm, though you might have seen its name crop up in a good many deals this past… Read More
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Author: Connie Loizos

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Daily App Deals for December 7, 2016 featuring Monument Valley, Draw Pad Pro and more

We have some great apps for you today that are discounted for a short duration in the App Store, including Monument Valley, Draw Pad and others. Some deals may expire quickly — even on the same day of this post. If there is a discounted app that you like, grab it while it is still on sale.
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Author: Kelly Hodgkins

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SnapLogic snaps up another $40 million

 SnapLogic solves a big problem for companies. It helps them connect legacy data sources to the cloud or to an in-house data lake. Today, it announced a $40 million round, almost exactly a year after announcing a $37.5 million round. The round was led by European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners with participation from previous investors Andreessen Horowitz, Capital One, Ignition… Read More
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Author: Ron Miller

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You should probably still avoid toys that talk with your kids

 If you were thinking of getting your kid a little doll or robot that they can talk to — and, critically, that responds — you should probably hold off for a few years. A complaint to the FTC filed by consumer watchdog groups highlights ongoing privacy and security concerns with this creepy class of toy. Read More
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Author: Devin Coldewey

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