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Warby Parker is offering Snapchat-exclusive sunglasses

WP_Haskell_500_Sunglasses_Angle_A4_sRGB Warby Parker is offering its very first Snapchat-exclusive product — limited sunglasses that are only available for purchase to its Snapchat followers.
The eyeglass retailer said it just shared a Snapchat story with its followers with a unique URL where, for a limited time, they can buy “head-turning Haskell in Crystal, now with new silver mirrored lenses” for $95. (I… Read More

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Google unleashes DeepMind on energy-hungry datacenter, cutting cooling bill by 40 percent

hal9000 DeepMind may be a master at one of the most complex games on Earth, but can it handle the day-to-day energy concerns of a Google datacenter? Yes, as it turns out, and with a vengeance. Read More

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Lighter Capital takes a different approach to startup financing

Rolls of twenty dollar bills growing in flowerpots The new world of startup finance is very strange. Private equity is increasingly dipping down to finance startups. Meanwhile, venture capital funds are being forced to use every financial tool imaginable to stay involved in the growing pool of late-stage startups. PWC’s most recent MoneyTree report for Q2 2016 underscores this point. One fund, Lighter Capital, is trying to get ahead… Read More

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CrunchBase sees some slowing for early-stage venture in the second quarter

shutterstock_212710381 As in past quarters, a high portion of the largest early stage fundings went to life science companies developing breakthrough therapeutics platforms. Internet and technology companies also closed some big rounds, particularly in fintech, healthcare services, and cloud computing. Read More

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eBay shares up 5% after beating earnings expectations

eBay Campus eBay reported second quarter results after the bell on Wednesday and saw its stock rise over 5% in initial after-hours trading. The company beat expectations, posting earnings at an adjusted 43 cents per share, when analysts were forecasting 42 cents. The company also brought in $2.23 billion in revenue, compared to the $2.17 billion expected by Wall Street. Investors were also pleased to see… Read More

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Intel Q2 misses on sales of $13.5B, beats on EPS of $0.59 as it hunkers on with restructuring

intel-earnings Chipmaker Intel, which in April announced that it would need to take a $1.2 billion charge on a massive restructuring of its business, has posted its Q2 earnings, and they are unsurprisingly mixed. The company reported revenues of $13.5 billion with a non-GAAP earnings per share of 59 cents. Analysts were expecting EPS of $0.53 on revenues of $13.54 billion. The company also noted it had… Read More

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Nintendo NX could bring “lots more casual players back” according to Ubisoft CEO

Nintendo block question The Nintendo NX is one of the most long-teased console releases I can ever remember, especially as an officially acknowledged thing. Speaking on his company’s quarterly earnings conference call yesterday (via IGN), Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot shared some tantalizing impressions about the NX: It’s “really great,” and it should “help the industry continue to… Read More

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Powering the golden age of audio

victrola Audio, the spoken word, is humanity’s primary means of sentient communication: the sounds a fetus hears in utero; a lover’s whisper; a marriage proposal… all leave deep imprints on our hearts and minds. We use sound to accentuate and transmit our emotions; our aural ability is a primary sense that is deeply connected to emotion. Read More

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China pumping brakes on highway testing of autonomous cars

Baidu Pump those brakes. China has issued a temporary ban on the highway testing of autonomous cars. According to Bloomberg, the country’s auto regulators have warned automakers to keep their autonomous vehicle testing off highways until official rules are in place. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is working with law enforcement to create uniform regulations… Read More

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Apple just dropped another iOS 10 public beta for you crazy testers

iOS 10 This didn’t take long. Just a day after releasing the third iOS 10 developer beta, the second public beta of iOS 10 is now available to download. The second public beta of macOS Sierra was also released today. And of course, you won't have to pay $99 a year for a developer account. But things are still rough at this stage so I wouldn’t recommend installing it on your main… Read More

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