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These Robots Taser Weeds To Death So Farmers Don’t Need Chemical Herbicides

A new agricultural robotics startup has created a trio of smart farming robots able to hunt weeds down, kill them with mini blasts of lightning, and then plant crops in their place.

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Tesla Has Lost Its Top Lawyer For The Third Time In The Past Year (tsla)

Tesla's general counsel, Jonathan Chang, has left the company, Bloomberg's Dana Hull first reported. The artificial-intelligence startup SambaNova Systems announced in a press release on Thursday that Chang has become the company's general...
Related topics: Tesla, Bloomberg

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The 'soulcycle' Of Fertility Clinics Just Got A $10 Million Boost From Investors Led By Alphabet's...

Kindbody, a fertility clinic and benefits provider that's been dubbed the "Soulcycle of fertility," just raised an additional $10 million from investors including GV, formerly Google Ventures. The new funding comes as the startup is selling its...
Related topics: Google, Google (GOOG)

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This Startup's Unisex, Minimalist Grooming Products Are Field-tested By Active-duty Members Of The...

Bravo Sierra is a military-inspired grooming brand that makes simple, effective, utilitarian products for everyone. Here's how they stack up.

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And The Winner Of Startup Battlefield At Disrupt Berlin 2019 Is… Scaled Robotics

At the very beginning, there were 14 startups. After two days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup...
Related topics: Robots

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Robinhood Plans To Let Customers Invest With As Little As $1

Do you have $1 to spare? If so, you have no excuse for not investing. Robinhood, the six-year-old Bay Area startup that pioneered zero-fee stock trading, announced today (Dec. 12) that it will soon allow customers to buy and sell tiny increments of...

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Sec: Crypto ‘entrepreneur’ Illegally Raised $42m, Spent Funds On Dating And Rent

Cryptocurrency ‘entrepreneurs’ beware: US regulators haven’t forgotten about your dodgy initial coin offering (ICO). The SEC has just charged the head of a crypto startup for allegedly cheating investors out millions of dollars by lying about...

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Getyourguide Widens Its Horizons, Will Expand Its Originals Short Tours Into Day Trips And More

GetYourGuide has made a name for itself as the startup that helped the stale idea of guided tours for travellers on its head. Tapping into the generation of consumers who think of travel not just as going somewhere, but having an...

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Bill.com’s Ipo Pricing Is Good News For Unprofitable Startups

Business-to-business payments company Bill.com priced its IPO today at an above-range $22 per share. The firm, selling 9.82 million shares in its offering, will raise around $216 million at a roughly $1.6 billion valuation. The company’s IPO...
Related topics: Initial Public Offering

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Comcast Made A Vr Version Of Its Xfinity Stream App For Visually Impaired Users

Comcast has teamed up with wearable tech startup NuEyes to help people with low vision see more of the TV shows and movies they enjoy. Under the partnership, the company's Xfinity Stream app, which gives users access to live TV and On Demand...
Related topics: Comcast

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Aeva Snags Vw Investment With Smaller, Longer Range Lidar

Lidar startup Aeva has deepened its relationship with VW Group with a new investment from Porsche Automobili Holding SE, thanks to a next-generation sensor that is headed for the ID Buzz AV, an electric reboot of the automaker’s iconic bus...

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Be In The Techcrunch End Of Year Review For Europe

TechCrunch is running an end-of-year review for the European tech startup industry. We’d love your input on the feature! We’d like to know what particular topics really resonated with you in 2019 and what your predictions are for...

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Former Employee Says Apple Spied On His Private Messages

Apple is currently suing a former employee for breach of contract and for poaching several employees for his own startup. The former employee, meanwhile, claims the company’s main evidence was obtained by monitoring his texts. The lawsuit, which...
Related topics: Apple (AAPL), Lawsuits

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Iterable, A Marketing Automation Startup Taking On Salesforce And Oracle, Wanted To Be 'prepared...

Iterable announced Tuesday that it's raised $60 million in series D funding; the round is the second it's closed this year, and the company expects the financing to take it to profitability. The company is challenging the likes of Salesforce and...
Related topics: Marketing, Salesforce, Oracle

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Here Are The Five Startup Battlefield Finalists At Disrupt Berlin

Fourteen startups presented onstage today at Disrupt Berlin, giving live demos and rapid-fire presentations on their origin stories and business models, then answering questions from our expert judges. Now, with the help of those judges, we’ve...

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Spotify Is The Star Of Netflix's Latest Series

While we wait for Aaron Sorkin to pen a sequel to The Social Network, Netflix hopes to tide people over with a story about another tech startup gone global. On Wednesday, the company announced it's making a new original series based on Spotify...
Related topics: Spotify, Netflix

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Non-unicorn $700 E-scooter Shop Unicorn Folds With No Refunds – After Blowing All Its Cash On...

Early adopters left out of pocket as winter and Facebook costs kill biz In a savage blow to the notion of nominative determinism, e-scooter startup Unicorn is shutting down after blowing all its money on Facebook ads.…
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Apply To The Pitch-off At Tc Sessions: Robotics+ai 2020

Mark your calendars and dust off your public-speaking skills. This year, there’s an exciting new opportunity at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI, which returns to UC Berkeley on March 3, 2020. We’ve added a pitch-off specifically for early-stage...
Related topics: Robots

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Hyperproof Wants To Make It Easier To Comply With Gdpr And Other Regulations

As companies try to figure out how to comply with regulations like GDPR, ISO or Sarbanes Oxley, they face a huge challenge just getting started. Hyperproof, a Bellevue, Washington startup, is launching a new product to help companies build a...

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How To Build A Diverse Board

Ann Shepherd Contributor Ann Shepherd is co-founder of social impact venture Him For Her. She serves on the board of fintech startup HoneyBook. Over a recent dinner with twenty C-suite executives, one founder-CEO recounted...

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