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CrowdStrike, the firm investigating Russian hacks, raised $100M, now valued around $1B

The business of hacking has coped a huge punch to ourdemocracy , not to mention a plethora of organizations and individuals, and our collective impression of normality. One silver lining, nonetheless, has been that it has led to the arrival of a number of security startupsthat are building and deploying a range of tools to try to road and halting the nefarious act. One of the larger of these, That…

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Google Photos update uses machine learning to automate selfie sharing

Image: Google via youtube  Google took to the stage at its big developer conference, Google I/O, on Wednesday and announced several new features in Google Photos. And we have to say: the updates are pretty robust. The updates came with a feature called Suggested Sharing, an addition powered by machine learning that suggests who you should share certain photos with. Part of the process involves mining your previous shares to…

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‘Google for Jobs’ is here to make it a lot easier for companies and workers to find each other

Image: Shutterstock / Julia Tim Google wants to play matchmaker, but for job seekers and talent hunters. Google announced on Wednesday a new job-oriented search tool that will use the company’s advanced “machine learning” technology to provide personalized results. It’s not just for people. Google teased the new tool as a good way for candidates to find jobs, but also for companies to find the right people. Google worked w/…

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The very simple argument for the rise of co-living: people need people

People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world. So exit the $200 trillion real estate industry. Featuring Brad Hargreaves, the CEO of theco-living startup called HubHausthat more recently launched in Mountain View, Ca .; and Stonly Baptiste, overseas investors with aNew York-based seed-stage gues house General Assembly, told you he started Common because he knew that from both students and coaches that the housing give in…

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

Image: Shutterstock / whiteMocca The headlines are everywhere. Social media makes us narcissists. Screen time atrophies the brain. Work is inescapable. We sleep less, weigh more, and report higher levels of depression all thanks to the onslaught of tech. On the other hand, many of technologys benefits are undeniable: longer life spans, reduced poverty, and the democratization of both knowledge and opportunity. The question is: Can we bring humanity and…

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Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

Image: ap/rex/shutterstock Lyft is teaming up with Delta Air Lines to offer you more reason to hail a ride. SEE ALSO: Check the numbers, it’s true: People really like Lyft over Uber, even before #DeleteUber Starting Wednesday, Lyft users can earn SkyMiles (Delta’s airline miles program) for every ride they take. For a limited time, users can earn extra miles when they travel to and from an airport no matter…

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Heres how likely your startup is to get acquired at any stage

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Startups, you must raise this much to join the 1% Quantifying startup funding inequality for fun and profit Lets say you randomly selected 1,000 seed-stage survival rate of companies is from round to round. The bigger question is what happens to those that dont make it through the fundraising gauntlet? Sure, mortality is a fact…

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Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging – BBC News

A$ 2m trophy for founders to design products the hell is practical and easily recycled will be launched by Prince Charles in London later. Simon Ellin, CEO of the UK Recycling Association, welcomed the tournament, supplementing: “Improvements are desperately needed in product design.” Simon Ellin’s worst recycling crimes: Pringles( and products with same parcel ): “Number One recycling scoundrel. These things are a … ordeal. Impossible to divide the parts.”…

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Teens sign up to confirm the obvious: You don’t want to get pepper-sprayed in the face

A group of teens willingly stood against a wall and got a dose of pepper spray to the face as a part of a criminal technology course at Barberton High School in Ohio. “Stop resisting, please comply,” the instructor can be heard saying before spraying each teen directly in the face. Barberton City Schools Superintendent Patricia Cleary said in a phone call that the career tech class is sanctioned through…

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Tesla teams up with a utility company to firm up its power grid

Some lucky Vermonters will have a shot at super cheap Powerwalls.Image: tesla Tesla is pairing up with a Vermont utility provider to offer subsidized Powerwall battery packs to bolster its power grid and give customers a chance to harness its energy when other lights go out. Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP), a utility company with a decidedly environmental focus, will be the first power provider in the world to integrate…

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