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Meet top startups from Alchemist Class 17

Yesterday Alchemist Accelerator, best known for working with enterprise startups, held its 17th demo day at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Menlo Park, California. Twenty-four startups pitched ideas ranging from personalized genomics to hard tech spinouts from Stanford’s Linear Accelerator. Rather than expound upon all twenty-four I worked with …

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Where is crypto heading in 2018? We talk to some folks who might know

Cryptomania! This week was rough for HODLers. We took to the halls of CES and then spoke to some folks in the know about the future of crypto, the ever-changing price, and where crypto is headed in 2018. Join me, Jameson Lopp , and Michelle Tsng as we dig into …

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France’s Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi on French startups

More than 270 French startups flew all the way to Las Vegas for CES 2018. And France’s Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi came there to support them. I had the opportunity to sit down and interview him about the current state of the tech ecosystem in France …

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Amazon Great Indian Sale: Offers on Mobile Phones, TVs, Laptops, and More Previewed

Amazon Great Indian Sale will start for Prime members at 12pm on January 20, and at 12am on January 21 for non-Prime users of the platform. The Amazon sale continues till January 24, and will clash with the Flipkart Republic Day sale. Flat discounts, cashbacks, exchange discounts, no-cost EMIs, and …

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Download this TechRadar Pro guide and you could win a rugged smartphone worth £399

Techradar Pro has launched its inaugural “Presented by Techradar Pro” guide with the first of the series focusing on the ruggedised market. Produced in partnership with Getac, Bullitt group and GooseVPN, the first of our “presented by” series, shed more light on the tough tech industry with a particular focus …

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Clever looks to give teachers and students an easy-to-track progress report

 The classic problem of how teachers should devote resources to their students, such as helping students that are struggling in specific areas, is one that’s still ever-present — but it needs a deceptively-simple approach to making that more manageable, even if it’s just a colored progress bar if Clever CEO …

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

 Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including Australia, …

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Foursquare is finally proving its (dollar) value

In 2009, Facebook was just getting popular with moms and grandmas. People were playing Farmville. Twitter was just becoming mainstream. And Foursquare launched on to the scene. Back then, Foursquare was just another social network, letting users check in to locations they visit and potentially receive badges for those check-ins. …

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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ to Feature AI Chips: Report

While the tech world is all set to see some of the major rumours getting transformed into reality at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Samsung is reportedly preparing a surprise, too. This is the building of the company’s native neural processing units aka artificial intelligence (AI) chips that are expected …

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South Korean Group Files Complaint Against Apple CEO Over iPhone Slowdown

A South Korean consumer group has filed a criminal complaint against Apple CEO Tim Cook over slower iPhone devices, after probes in Europe into allegations the firm had deliberately shortened the life of its handsets. Apple is already facing lawsuits in the United States and elsewhere over accusations of having …

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