TechCrunch  The sharing economy continues to bear fruit. CarHopper, a platform for luxury car rental, has raised a $1.5 million seed round to expand to new markets. CarHopper started out as a peer-to-peer platform for luxury car owners — think Lexus, Mercedes and BMW all the way up to Ferrari and Rolls Royce — to rent out their rides to others. But in its infancy, the company realized that… Read More 2 months
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contentful a stripe for content management raises 28m led by general catalyst Contentful, a Stripe for content management, raises $28M led by General Catalyst
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squarespace reportedly raises about 200 million at a 1 7 billion valuation Squarespace reportedly raises about $200 million at a $1.7 billion valuation
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insikt raises 50 million to lend to low income communities INSIKT raises $50 million to lend to low-income communities
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TechCrunch  iZettle — the payments startup based out of Stockholm that... 5 days
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mindspace raises 20 million to launch co working spaces in the u s Mindspace raises $20 million to launch co-working spaces in the U.S.
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commerce platform izettle raises 47m at a 950m valuation Commerce platform iZettle raises $47M at a $950M valuation
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ABC NEWS Bitcoin topped $17,000, while a hacking at a bitcoin mining company raises new concerns about the security of digital currencies. 1 week
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Google now lets you control if Assistant gives you directions for cars, public transit, or walking
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ARCore hits Developer Preview 2 with version 1.0 launching in coming months
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Everything we know about T-Mobile’s TV service coming in 2018
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Chase Freedom card now offers 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases
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Watch SpaceX fly its first used rocket for NASA
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More exclusive Apple Music films coming from Noel Gallagher and Sam Smith
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Netpicks: Everything coming and going on Netflix for January 2018 - CNET
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Apple’s promised Podcast Analytics feature now available in beta
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Cisco announces new Security Connector app for managing enterprise iOS devices
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You can now build your own AR filters with Snapchat’s Lens Studio app for Mac
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Samsung Bixby smart speaker w/ audio focus & touchscreen Google Home rumored for 2018
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