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September 16, 2017
FutureFuel.io adds new features to make paying off student loans easier

FutureFuel.io, the company offering student loan payment management services as an employee benefit, is adding new features to make it easier for companies to manage the loan repayment process. The company is offering real time account linking and updates on loan repayments through the fintech company Quovo. And through a partnership with Credible, will provide […]

Vía: TechCrunch Startups

September 16, 2017
Corporate venture in Brazil gains steam as giants amp up startup investments

What a difference one year makes. Since showing noteworthy signs of a maturing tech ecosystem last summer, corporate venture in Latin America has begun to crescendo in just 12 months, led by Brazil. Read More

Vía: TechCrunch Startups

September 16, 2017
A look back in IPO: Apple, the early PC purveyor

To wrap up our series of looks into the IPOs of tech’s Big 5, we turn to Apple. Being the first of five to go public, what can we learn from Cupertino’s debut? Heading back in time as we are, we lack readily accessible S-1 documents that the younger entrants to the group have posted. […]

Vía: TechCrunch Fundings Exits

September 15, 2017
Angry Birds IPO expected to value parent Rovio at $1 billion

Remember Angry Birds? Apparently enough people are still playing it to justify an IPO. Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish parent of the popular smartphone game, is getting ready to go public on the Helsinki Nasdaq in two weeks. Read More

Vía: TechCrunch Fundings Exits

September 15, 2017
A typical day for researchers on Google’s Brain Team

What do you and researchers on Google’s Brain Team have most in common? You both probably spend a lot of time triaging email. In a Reddit AMA, 11 Google AI researchers took time to share the activities that consume the greatest chunks of their days. Email was a frequent topic of conversation, in addition to […]

Vía: TechCrunch IT

September 15, 2017
Tencent tried to buy Spotify earlier this year

Spotify has long been linked with going public in the U.S. — it is speculated to be preparing for an IPO-less listing next year — but it has emerged that the company rebuffed the opportunity to sell to a major tech name earlier this year: Tencent, the Chinese internet giant valued at $380 billion. Tencent […]

Vía: TechCrunch Fundings Exits

September 15, 2017
How startups can avoid Bodega’s PR disaster

Oh, Bodega. The newly launched startup’s insensitivity hit some pretty tender nerves during a time when cultural and societal tensions are high. The first article published about Bodega read almost like a Silicon Valley parody. Read More

Vía: TechCrunch Startups

September 15, 2017
The AI ecosystem to be on display at Disrupt SF

As AI creeps deeper into each and every industry vertical, demand for experienced technical talent continues to increase. Now online education tools like Udacity and Coursera are being thrust into the spotlight as potential solutions to the problem. But Fortune 2000 companies are still paying an unsustainable premium for data scientists. We’re excited to showcase […]

Vía: TechCrunch Startups

September 15, 2017
Meet the startups that just pitched at EF’s 8th Demo Day in London

Entrepreneur First (EF), the company builder and “talent first” investor, has just held Demo Day for its eighth London cohort, seeing 14 newly-formed startups pitch their wares onstage to investors, press and other actors in the European tech scene. What’s particularly interesting about EF is that it backs individuals “pre-team, pre-idea” — meaning that, as… […]

Vía: TechCrunch Startups

September 14, 2017
BlaBlaCar expands its BlaBlaLines service to Paris area

BlaBlaCar is currently trying to reinvent itself. And it starts with BlaBlaLines, a new ride-sharing service for daily commutes. The company first tested out the new service around Reims and Toulouse. It is now live in the Paris area. BlaBlaCar was first all about long-distance ride sharing. If you’re driving from Paris to London, you […]

Vía: TechCrunch Startups