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  • A walk around Station F with Emmanuel Macron

     “We called this building Station F, like Station France, Station Femmes , Station Founders or Station Freyssinet because Freyssinet was a great architect and a great entrepreneur,” French billionaire and Iliad founder Xavier Niel told Macron. While Station F was originally built in the 1920s...
  • These cities in California’s East Bay are raking in venture capital

     San Francisco Bay Area companies raise so much venture capital relative to other places that a lot of little-known cities in the region outrank major metropolises in total funding. In this two-part series, we’ll look at nine under-the-radar places in the Bay Area that punch above their weight class...
  • Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials

     Dr. Karim Galil was tired of losing patients to cancer. He was tired of messy medical records. And he was tired of trying to stay on top of all the clinical trials touting one solution or another. Losing patience and patients, Galil decided to create an organized and artificially...
  • Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO

     Gaming firm Razer has filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong as it looks to raise more than $600 million to go after growth opportunities. The U.S.-based company, which traces its origins back to Singapore, filed initial paperwork on Friday. Certain details — such as how...
  • Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

     There’s a widespread belief among founders that venture capital is a precursor to success. VC is a common denominator of the most successful tech startups, but it isn’t a prerequisite. To help illustrate this, here are 35 companies that started with a few thousand dollars, or even just sweat...
  • Someone just bought R2-D2 for over $2 million dollars

     Sorry, Luke — but it looks like both your lightsaber and R2-D2 have new owners. In an auction that I’d like to pretend took place in front of a Sandcrawler in the middle of a desert, someone reportedly just dropped over $2 million dollars on R2-D2. Read More...
  • 10 Gadgets That Will Protect Your Home While You’re Away

    Photo courtesy of iStock/Prykhodov The most stressful part of being on vacation can be worrying about what’s going on at home. Does the house look abandoned? Are the doors locked? What if the smoke alarm goes off? If you need some peace of mind, these high-tech options make it...
  • 10 Useful Travel Apps You Should Download Now

    We know … you already have too many apps on your phone. But these 10 extremely useful apps help users hack travel, taking the stress out of vacationing and making them well worth the space on your phone. Here they are, in no particular order: 1. TripIt – This app...
  • 10 travel necessities for women that you’ll want to buy immediately

    Planning a trip and trying to figure out what you need? Seeking a special gift for a woman who spends as much time on the road or in the air as she does at home? As someone who travels a lot, I love finding new products to take with...
  • MIT CSAIL research offers a fully automated way to peer inside neural nets

      MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has devised a way to look inside neural networks and shed some light on how they’re actually making decisions. The new process is a fully automated version of the system the research team behind it presented two years ago, which employed...
  • Snapchat bought the AR location intellectual property of startup Drop

      Snap Map is Snapchat’s plan to tie together its online content with ways to augment your offline reality, and it’s got the patent to back it up. Augmented reality location startup Drop tells TechCrunch that Snap Inc. acquired its intellectual property in 2015, including its “Location-based messaging” patent. Read More...
  • Real estate site Redfin files for IPO

      Redfin, the popular real estate listings site, has filed for IPO. The Seattle-based company unveiled its filing, suggesting that it will raise $100 million, a placeholder that is subject to change. The timing of the filing implies that Redfin is likely to debut in late July or early...
  • Game publisher GameMine inks a $20 million partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom

      On the heels of a $20 million funding round last month, the new game publishing company GameMine has inked its first big deal with a global carrier. The company has partnered with the South Africa mobile carrier Vodacom Group to bring GameMine’s subscription-based mobile games to the South African...
  • McClure steps back at 500 Startups after internal sexual misconduct investigation

      Dave McClure, the founder and public face of 500 Startups — one of the most prolific and best-known accelerator programs for early stage companies — has stepped away from managing the firm he set up (and largely built in his own image). McClure is the latest venture capitalist...
  • Crunch Report | Facebook Helps You Find Wi-Fi

    Today’s Stories Facebook is rolling out its ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature worldwide Delivery Hero’s valuation surpasses $5B following successful IPO Chat app Kakao raises $437M for its Korean ride-hailing service Cabin secures $3.3M for its ‘moving hotel’ Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed by: Matthew Mauro Edited by: Chris...
  • Facebook News Feed change demotes sketchy links overshared by spammers

      Technically, Facebook can’t suspend people’s accounts just for sharing 50-plus false, sensational, or clickbaity news articles per day. It doesn’t want to trample anyone’s right to share. But there’s nothing stopping it from burying those links low in the News Feed so few people ever see them. Today...
  • Blue Apron tumbles again in its second day as its IPO settles for a down round

      Blue Apron is now down from its IPO price during trading today, falling around 4 percent to around $9.60 — a bit south of its original price. Read More...
  • Roku sales blocked in Mexico following piracy ruling

      Streaming media player maker Roku has lost a legal battle in Mexico which has resulted in a ban on sales of its devices in the country. Cablevision, the cable TV operator owned by Mexican media giant Televisa, had taken Roku to court alleging that Roku’s gadgets are being...
  • Today is the last day to get extra early-bird Disrupt SF tickets

     Okay Disrupt fans, you’ve procrastinated long enough. Today is the last day to get extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2017 — so if you want to go to the best startup show in San Francisco for the cheapest possible price, now is the time to act. Seriously, you need to go...
  • I Created An Animated Fidget Spinner That Is More Fun Than The Original

    Fidget spinners are supposed to help you focus, cat videos were invented to distract you. I combined the two, so they probably cancel each other out. It’s a small handheld version of a device from the 19th century called a zoetrope. The one in the pictures has a cat...
  • First Photos From Super Nintendo World In Japan Emerge, And People Can’t Hold Their Excitement

    We’ve got some exciting news for Nintendo fans out there, so put on that Super Mario tune and let’s dive into the first pictures from the still-under-construction Super Nintendo World amusement park. A preview ceremony was held on Thursday to mark the beginning of the construction of the much-anticipated...