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Ars Technica
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(credit: Know Your Meme ) Now that Yahoo is on the verge of being eaten by Verizon, it's hard to remember that the troubled company was once an innovative startup. But Yahoo rocketed to popularity after building the first directory for "homepages" on the 1990s information superhighway. Later, it became a giant of the Web 2.0 generation, partly by gobbling up the era's best inventions, like Flickr. For a brief, improbable moment at the turn of the millennium, Yahoo was everyone's one-stop shop on the Web for news, mail, photos, events, chat, and more. But let's not kid ourselves into framing Yahoo as some kind of proto-Facebook that came too soon or got unlucky. Yahoo's defining moment had nothing to do with its accomplishments. When we look back on Yahoo knowing what we do today, it's clear that Yahoo's true self was revealed in a single, stark meme.
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Fintech startups like Lemonade are betting big that behavioral economics will give them an edge over incumbents. Fintech startups like Lemonade are betting big that behavioral economics will give them an edge over incumbents. Insurance startup Lemonade won itself headlines in January with the boast that it had successfully approved a claim in just 3 seconds . In that time, Lemonade's software had run 18 anti-fraud algorithms and sent a payment to the lucky customer's bank account—a process that would have taken a traditional property and casualty insurer days, if not weeks. Read Full Story
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It used to be public utilities, energy companies, carmakers or banks that would generate all the news when they went public on stock exchanges, but not anymore. Nowadays it is tech startups that getting the attention and generate excitement among investors. Take Snap Inc., the maker of smartphone messenger Snapchat, which launched an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on March 2. The company’s value rocketed to $32 billion. It has since dropped back to a more modest $25 billion. But that's not bad for a company with a net worth of $1.5 billion and which has never turned a profit. Ukrainian facial recognition startup Lookserybought by Snap Inc. for $150 million and integrated into its signature feature called lenses – is part of that success story. But lots of other Ukrainian startups apart from Odesa-born Looksery have hit the headlines.
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Over the past year, several companies and thousands of freelancers have signed on to a project aimed at helping both groups broaden their horizons, with marketers getting access to global talent while creatives get to travel the world. Wanderbrief is a creative network startup that lets writers, designers, videographers and photographers submit their portfolios to...
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The bike-sharing startup has come out of stealth and announced it has closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
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When Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck was growing up he always loved the work he saw going on around his familys farm. But without the aptitude for it, Schwarzbeck chose to go the business school route. Now, with his Los Angeles-based startup ProducePay, Schwarzbeck says hes giving back to the communities that nurtured him. His company has just raised $77 million in equity and debt Read More
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Holographic capture startup 8i and Time Life are set to show off 8is new virtual reality experience Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars at SXSW in Austin, Texas Tuesday. The experience features a life-size hologram of Aldrin himself, laying out plans for humans to take a trip to mars within the next 2o years. Aldrin has long... Read more »
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It's no simple feat, to snatch headlines during the height of March Madness despite not being a player, coach or even an analyst, but a parent. It's even more impressive or perhaps obnoxious, or maybe ignominious when among those whose exploits you're overshadowing is your own son, a generational talent who is just a freshmen but already among the best players in college basketball. But LaVar Ball is no ordinary sports dad. And even if you believe his eldest star son, it's getting hard not to cringe. SEE ALSO: How Derek Jeter's once-mocked startup became a sports media powerhouse Between his own outsized bombast, his sons' outsized talent and the viral spread of spectacle on social media, we've never seen a dad quite like Ball in sports. But before we really get to LaVar, let's introduce the Ball boys. Read more... More about Lonzo Ball , Ucla , March Madness , Sports , and Entertainment
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Pundits like talking about how Snapchat is the future of media (plus video, plus augmented reality, plus the industry of your choice), and its attracted some big names to Discover, its section for news stories. Now a startup called Flyr aims to enable users to create similar-looking stories and post them wherever they want. The company was founded by Hassan Uriostegui and Brett... Read More
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