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Microsoft awards M to two companies in Female Founders Competition

March 16, 2019

Microsoft’s venture fund announced the two winners of its Female Founders Competition on Tuesday, each of which will be awarded million in funding.  The fund, M12, launched the Female Founders Competition in July in partnership with EQT Ventures and SVB Financial Group. The competition seeks to bridge the funding gap in venture capital and dispel […]

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Stunning! Nasdaq to Add XRP Liquid Index, Crypto Bulls Rush In

November 9, 2018

Nasdaq exchange is adding Brave New Coin’s XRP Liquid Index tomorrow, sending crypto traders into a bull frenzy. Within an hour of the announcement, XRP had surged by about 4%. The announcement comes within months of Nasdaq adding Brave New Coin’s (BNC’s) Bitcoin and Ethereum Liquidity Indexes – BLX and ELX. They are all part of the Nasdaq […]

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US Centers for Disease Control to study e-scooter accidents

November 6, 2018

As more people fall victim to e-scooter accidents, specialists from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are heading to Austin, Texas, to study the incidents and see what can be done. According to a slide deck by Austin’s transportation department, the department is partnering with Austin Public Health to bring three CDC epidemiologists […]

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Delta will scan faces at new ‘biometric terminal’ at the airport

October 1, 2018

Delta Air Lines is rolling out facial recognition technology at the international terminal of Atlanta’s airport, the carrer said Thursday. Starting this year, passengers flying internationally from Terminal F at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will have the option of using the face-scanning technology. It’ll be installed in several areas throughout the terminal, including self-service kiosks […]

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Palantir IPO could be worth 1 billion

July 22, 2018

Palantir may become a public company with a huge valuation. The secretive Silicon Valley data mining company is talking to banks and plans to go public next year, according to The Wall Street Journal. Some bankers reportedly told Palantir it could launch with an initial public offering of as much as 1 billion. Though it’s […]

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Apple Pay now accepted at all Costcos in the US

July 12, 2018

Attention, Costco shoppers: You can now use Apple Pay at your local warehouse’s checkout counter. The mobile wallet is now accepted for in-store purchases at all 750 Costcos in the US. Costco is also adding the contactless payment terminals to its gas stations, but they haven’t been activated yet, Costco said Monday. While many shoppers […]

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Elon Musk Signal Boosts Ethereum, Elicits Quippy Response From Crypto Community

June 26, 2018

Talk about star power! On Monday afternoon, Elon Musk, an entrepreneur with the cult following of all cult followings, suddenly signal boosted the crypto space, dedicating an entire tweet to the word “Ethereum.” His intentions remain unclear. Funnily enough, this comes just days after Musk/his lawyers and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled […]

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