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Loom helps entrepreneurs lure freelance developers with equity

 According to Loom founder Chase White, there’s a familiar cycle that tech entrepreneurs go through: When they’re first getting started, they sell equity to angel investors, then they use the money to hire developers to actually build the product. At a certain point, White (formerly the co-founder and head of product at Localeur) wondered, “Why […]

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India-based used car marketplace Truebil refills its tank with $3M raise

 Truebil, a marketplace for selling used cars in India, has closed a $3 million post-Series A funding round from China’s Shunwei Capital. Its $5.5 million Series A was raised in January 2016. Unlike more traditional rivals like CarTrade, which just raised $55 million led by Singapore’s Temasek, its sister site CarWhale and Cardekho, Truebil dis-intermediates the professional… Read More […]

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Google teams up with Kaggle to host $100,000 video classification challenge

 Google and Kaggle today announced a new machine learning challenge that asks developers to find the best way to automatically tag videos. The challenge, which comes with a $30,000 prize for the first-place finisher (and $25,000, $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000 for the next four teams), asks developers to classify and tag videos from Google’s updated YouTube-8M V2 […]

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Private search browser Cliqz buys Ghostery ad-tracker tool

 Mozilla-backed Cliqz, a German startup building an anti-tracking browser with a built-in private search feature powered by aggregated usage of its products, is acquiring the consumer assets of ad-tracker privacy tool and browser extension Ghostery. Read More Go to Source Author: Natasha Lomas Powered by WPeMatico

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With $15M in funding, Caavo aims to unify all your streaming TV boxes and services

 A startup called Caavo thinks it has a solution to the too-much-TV problem, with a device that brings together all the different streaming boxes and TV services you subscribe to. The company, which has raised $15 million in funding, provides a universal remote with voice control and a unified TV interface so users can search […]

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Payoneer launches API so companies can add embedded payment options to their services

 Payoneer, a provider of payment technologies that let vendors sell to international customers in local currencies — allowing for easier cross-border payments, is launching an API. The move lets billing companies and service providers embed payment technologies in their existing services. Software services companies are now competing globally for customers, and Payoneer allows companies… Read More […]