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La Belle Assiette Grabs Another $1.5 Million For Its On-Demand Chef Service

La Belle Assiette French startup La Belle Assiette just raised another $1.5 million (€1.3 million) to expand its services. The company has become a leading on-demand chef service in Europe, and is now looking at other opportunities in the events catering industry. Read More

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Paradigm CEO Joelle Emerson On Why Talk Of “Lowering The Bar” Is Inherently Racist

Implementing unconscious bias trainings at tech companies has become a thing over the last year or so. Part of that is thanks to Paradigm, a consulting startup that work with tech companies like Slack, Airbnb and Pinterest to help formulate strategies around diversity and inclusion. Paradigm CEO Joelle Emerson recently stopped by TC’s studio to chat with me about those unconcscious… Read More

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CoreOS’s rkt Container Engine Hits 1.0

rkt-1.0-banner CoreOS‘s container runtime competitor rkt hit version 1.0 today and according to the company, it’s now ready for production use. Version 1.0 introduces a number of new security features and, going forward, any changes to the command line interface and on-disk format will be backwards compatible. Rkt currently supports both applications packaged as CoreOS App Container images and… Read More

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“Think Of Foursquare More Like comScore Than Instagram” -Fred Wilson

foursquare-angled Foursquare is not a consumer social app business, it’s a data company. And only when it admitted that to itself and revalued as such was it able to pull in more capital and keep chugging. Today at LA’s Upfront Summit, Foursquare’s lead investor from Union Square Ventures Fred Wilson stuck up for the startup while trying to make people understand how it’s… Read More

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Bringing Silicon Valley To Congress

uncle-sam-we-want-you1-kopie_1 It’s imperative to find and develop systems that enable higher levels of participation. Read More

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Justin Kan Is Hiring Someone To Revive Justin.tv On Snapchat

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20:  Justin Kan, from Y Combinator, on stage during the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt Europe/London at The Old Billingsgate on October 20, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for TechCrunch) *** Local Caption *** Justin Kan Justin Kan, the founder of Justin.tv — the online video portal that eventually became video game streaming giant Twitch — is restarting the service on Snapchat 18 months after it was shut down. Read More

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Android Wear Gets Speaker Support And New Gestures, Voice Input Options

CaYrvIGUcAAbLok Google launched an update to Android Wear today that brings a couple of new features to the smartwatch platform. Maybe the most interesting of these is Android Wear’s ability to use the speakers that are now inside some of the newest watches. If you own a Huawei Watch or an ASUS ZenWatch 2, for example, you’ll now be able to go full Dick Tracy and make and take calls right from… Read More

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AltspaceVR Social Platform Launches On Samsung Gear VR

5_DiscoverAndAttendEvents GG Virtual reality can sometimes appear like it’s a pretty isolating platform. Visually, people experiencing VR certainly aren’t in the most approachable position and right now the tech is new enough that it rarely seems accessible to those who are vaguely curious. That being said, there are plenty of companies succeeding in strengthening the social potential of VR. One of the… Read More

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iRobot Has Sold Its Defense And Security Business

The iRobot Roomba 650, which Dyson could be looking to one-up. In an effort to divest itself of the defense and security market, iRobot has sold its D&S assets to form another company dedicated to all things military. The new company is led by CEO Sean Bielat, a former Marine officer. From the release: The iRobot Defense & Security (D&S) organization is excited to announce that it will become a standalone, privately held Robotics… Read More

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Meet The Presenters For The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards

crunchies We’re gearing up for the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards, which will take place at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, February 8th. Think of the show as an “Oscars for startups and technology.” Chelsea Peretti will host the event, and we have some fabulous tech figures on stage to present the winning startups and individuals with their Crunchies.… Read More

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