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The very first question to answer when taking on new investors

 Fundraising is a stressful process. You do all you can to impress prospective investors by honing the story, optimizing key metrics and making your company ...

This new hologram could make Star Wars chess a reality

The holographic chess match played between the droid R2-D2 and Chewbacca in Star Wars: A New Hope could become possible in the near future. SEE ...

Cargo wants to put a vending machine in every Uber

 How many times have you been in an Uber or Lyft and wanted a few Advil, or a 5-hour Energy? While some enterprising ridesharing drivers ...

Uber’s SVP of leadership and strategy says she hasn’t seen any toxicity

 Uber SVP of Leadership and Strategy Frances Frei is optimistic about the future of Uber, despite the allegations of sexual harassment, greyballing and an executive ...

Slidebean picks up $850K and launches a new version of its presentation-building tool

 Slidebean, the app that wants to take on Prezi and PowerPoint, is launching version 3.0 of the service on the heels of an $850K seed ...

Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen

 Drones are a threat to both military and public safety, whether flown by a terrorist or just a reckless pilot. SkySafe’s radio wave technology can ...

Graphcore raises $30M led by Atomico for its Intelligence Processing Units designed to improve machine-learning processing speeds; first IPUs ship late 2017 (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:Graphcore raises $30M led by Atomico for its Intelligence Processing Units designed to improve machine-learning processing speeds; first IPUs ship late 2017  —  Venture capital ...

Federal Judge issues preliminary injunction blocking Milwaukee from enforcing ordinance aimed at forcing AR game makers to seek permits, insurance, and more (Eriq Gardner/Hollywood Reporter)

Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:Federal Judge issues preliminary injunction blocking Milwaukee from enforcing ordinance aimed at forcing AR game makers to seek permits, insurance, and ...

Samsung sends out media invites for event at 11AM ET on August 23 in New York City, with the tagline "Do bigger things", expected to announce Galaxy Note8 (Tim/Droid Life)

Tim / Droid Life:Samsung sends out media invites for event at 11AM ET on August 23 in New York City, with the tagline “Do bigger ...

Microsoft beats with strong cloud performance; Azure sales almost double, and Office 365 app revenue rises 43% (Dina Bass/Bloomberg)

Dina Bass / Bloomberg:Microsoft beats with strong cloud performance; Azure sales almost double, and Office 365 app revenue rises 43%  —  Azure sales almost double; ...

Inside D-ID, an Israeli startup that's working to make faces unrecognizable to face recognition technology while remaining true to the original image (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:Inside D-ID, an Israeli startup that’s working to make faces unrecognizable to face recognition technology while remaining true to the original image  ...

These cool Lenovo AI concept products make us excited about the future

Google Home. Amazon Echo. Apple HomePod. Lenovo SmartCast+? The company that brought you the Yoga Book has big plans for an artificially intelligent smart-device future ...

Humanity confuses its loyalties and builds a shrine for that drowned security robot

Hey, fellow humans, I thought we were all on the same page here? When news broke that a security robot mall-copping its way through the ...

This new AP course could drastically improve diversity in tech

It’s no secret that tech has a diversity problem.  The big-name Silicon Valley companies that release their staffing figures every year often seem embarrassed to ...

Apple is secretly funding a legal battle against a rival

Suits, countersuits, and everything in between. When Apple and billions of dollars are involved, you know things are going to get messy.  Well, messy and ...

The final 75 tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

 The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. As in years past we’ll gather ...

Become your own barista with this portable espresso maker

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Paying $4 for your daily dose of espresso ...

NerdWallet has laid off 9 percent of its workforce this year

 NerdWallet, a personal finance company, laid off six people from its marketing team this week, TechCrunch learned and has since confirmed with NerdWallet. This latest round ...

Billionaires make it rain on Plenty, the indoor farming startup

 SoftBank Vision Fund, the huge tech-investment vehicle helmed by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, has led a $200 million investment into indoor farming startup Plenty. Joining Son ...

Run your startup the Toyota way

 Toyota is known for its manufacturing efficiency. We’ve probably all heard that if a worker on the Camry line sees a problem, they have the ...

Microsoft unveils Cortana-powered thermostat called GLAS, in partnership with Johnson Controls, that will run on Windows 10 IoT Core OS (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge:Microsoft unveils Cortana-powered thermostat called GLAS, in partnership with Johnson Controls, that will run on Windows 10 IoT Core OS  —  ...

Google’s brave new friendless feed

 It’s like Facebook without all those annoying “friends.” Instead of having to look at what weird things other people are interested in, like their babies, ...

Source: Intel has eliminated its wearables division, which made the Basis smartwatch, and the company's New Technologies Group now focuses on AR (Christina Farr/CNBC)

Christina Farr / CNBC:Source: Intel has eliminated its wearables division, which made the Basis smartwatch, and the company’s New Technologies Group now focuses on AR  ...

Google begins rollout of Google Play Protect, that scans apps for malware, to Android devices running Google Mobile Services 11 or later (Jon Fingas/Engadget)

Jon Fingas / Engadget:Google begins rollout of Google Play Protect, that scans apps for malware, to Android devices running Google Mobile Services 11 or later  ...

US court sentences Russian man who helped build Citadel malware, which infected ~11M computers and caused $500M+ in losses, to five years in prison (Kate Brumback/AP News)

Kate Brumback / AP News:US court sentences Russian man who helped build Citadel malware, which infected ~11M computers and caused $500M+ in losses, to five ...

Educational quiz platform Kahoot raises $20M Series A from Microsoft Ventures and others, bringing total raised to $26.5M (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:Educational quiz platform Kahoot raises $20M Series A from Microsoft Ventures and others, bringing total raised to $26.5M  —  Kahoot, an online ...

Whatsapp users in China report issues sending pictures and video, fearing censorship

Chinese Whatsapp users are fearing that the app is being blocked in the country. On Tuesday, users found they weren’t able to send pictures or ...

Remotely hacking ships shouldn't be this easy, and yet …

The Internet of Things has shown us time and time again that nothing connected to the internet is safe from hackers, and yet we’ve mostly ...

A lawsuit filed in NYC claims Uber is in violation of human rights laws

In a dramatic turn of events (just kidding, we’re getting used to this) Uber was hit with another lawsuit this week.  And just like the ...

Some OnePlus 5 phones might have a problem with emergency calls

OnePlus, the startup phone company behind the well-reviewed OnePlus 5, appears to have an issue with another sequence of numbers. Unfortunately, that sequence happens to ...

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