Month: January 2019

CrowdAI (YC S16) Is Hiring a Machine Learning Software Engineer 20 hours ago | hide As a Machine Learning Software Engineer, you would be one of the first employees of CrowdAI. You’ll be working on large-scale computer vision problems, turning new ideas and the latest research into industry-leading enterprise solutions. You will be applying state
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Screenshot: Hitch (Columbia Pictures) Dating’s hard enough. Add a severe food allergy and the prospect of a swollen air passage in the middle of a date, and not only have you found the holy grail of romantic disasters, but you’ve landed square on it and without a parachute. How to Eat Around the World Safely
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Info-graphic taken from Peter Turchin, “The Double-Helix of Inequality and Well-Being,” Social Evolution Forum (8 February 2013) Recently in a discussion at a different venue I wrote the following: I am extremely pessimistic about the near term (2015-2035) future of both of the countries I care most about and follow most closely, but very optimistic
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A Polar Vortex is descending upon the midwest, making parts of it literally colder than Mars. This is a potentially life-threatening weather pattern that holds particular danger for people without housing. Here’s how you can help. The Polar Vortex Could Bring Life-Threatening Cold to the Midwest Next Week If you live in the Midwest, I’m
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👩‍💻🚀 Auto-Enriching Typeform CRM Using Webhooks Combined with Clearbit & Clay Nicolae RusanBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Jan 30 If you need any help getting setup, or you’re not as familiar with code but want to have this type of auto-enriching CRM, just send us a ping on Clay’s Intercom chat http://clay.run or join our Slack at http://slack.clay.run and we’ll
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Uncovering PHP bugs with @template Matt BrownBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Jan 30 This guide discusses functionality available in two PHP static analysis tools: Psalm (from Vimeo), and Phan. PHPStan has plans to support templated types in an upcoming version. At a former job I wrote a load of C# code, and I really enjoyed playing around with generic
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With the click of a mouse and a loud bang, I blasted jets of super-hot, ionized gas called plasma into one another at hundreds of miles per second. I was sitting in the control room of a fusion energy startup called TAE Technologies, and I’d just fired its $150 million plasma collider. That shot was
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I just didn’t want to take another look at you.Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures You haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody!? That’s fine. The Lifehacker staff gathered our collective 2018 movie-watching experience, and named the Oscar-nominated movies that you can safely skip—including ones we ourselves did not even watch. You can actually safely skip any movie, ever, that’s
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Photo: Courtesy of the Diaper Bank of North Carolina Although federal workers who’ve gone all month without a paycheck during the government shutdown are expected to be paid this week, diaper banks are still working tirelessly to distribute diapers to their families. Officials at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina expect to distribute an extra
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Photo: A.A. Newton I’ve heard tell of a big sporting event this weekend and, if you plan on gathering people to watch it at your home, you are going to need some snacks. Luckily, we have a lot of those around here. Build This Snack Stadium If You Are Insane and Also an Architect Do
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Why spend just three months in Italy when you can live there indefinitely (and get paid a few thousand dollars for it, too)? A small town in northern Italy is offering the ultimate incentive and giving curious participants up to €9,000, or roughly $10,000 USD, over the course of three years in exchange for moving
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The Muse is the most trusted and beloved career platform, connecting individuals and companies on a more authentic level. We support over 75 million people looking to craft meaningful careers through TheMuse.com and our employer partners. Smart companies work with us to attract today’s top talent, giving candidates the information they need to find the
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Record cold temperatures are hitting much of the US this week. In some places, it’s possible you’ll experience weather that’s colder than you’ve seen in your lifetime. Here’s what to know when the chill hits. Dress Warm Okay, you knew that. But in case you haven’t had to really bundle up in a while, don’t
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 As a Business Operations Associate you will take on a variety of strategic, operational, and analytical projects to drive quality growth for our business.  At Faire, you’ll have the chance to lead mission-critical projects end to end — from working on strategic planning and analysis, to presenting your recommendations to Faire’s leadership team and working
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Hi — we’re Retool, a fast way of building internal tools. We launched on HN not too long ago (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17725966). We’re profitable, growing quickly, and have raised money from great technical founders, including Paul Graham, John + Patrick Collison, Nat Friedman, Greg Brockman, etc. The market for custom enterprise apps is huge. And we think
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Scale a world-class engineering organization. About Lumi Lumi helps ecommerce brands produce memorable and sustainable packaging through our online platform and worldwide network of factories. Tens of millions of packages are being shipped every year with Lumi products. By joining Lumi you will have a front row seat to the rapidly changing way people buy things, and the
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About Us:  Caper builds smart shopping carts – powered by deep learning and computer vision – to enable a seamless grab-and-go retail experience. Caper differentiates from technologies like Amazon Go by creating a plug-and-play solution that does not require store renovation, operational overhaul, heavy compute and endless image labeling & training; retailers can just buy the
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Hiring Mechanical/Materials engineer with biochemical background 1 day ago | hide Athelas (https://athelas.com) is a fast-growing biotech company leveraging computer vision and microfluidics to radically improve patient monitoring. Our investors include Sequoia Capital, NVIDIA, and Stanford University. The team is looking for a smart generalist with background in mechanical engineering, materials science and/or a biochemical
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Media playback is unsupported on your device New Facebook vice-president Sir Nick Clegg has told the BBC the firm will do “whatever it takes” to make its social media platforms safer for young people. Sir Nick was responding to the case of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life after viewing distressing self-harm images
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Once, when my son was about 4 or 5 years old, I was telling him how proud I was of him for something, and how lucky I was to be his mom. “That’s because I chose you,” he said. “I thinked about all the mommies in the world, and then I thinked about you, and
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January 25, 2019 nullprogram.com/blog/2019/01/25/ In 2007 I wrote a pair of modding tools, binitools, for a space trading and combat simulation game named Freelancer. The game stores its non-art assets in the format of “binary INI” files, or “BINI” files. The motivation for the binary format over traditional INI files was probably performance: it’s faster
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The following is an updated version of a post that appeared originally on the philosophy website Daily Nous as part of their “Philosophers On” series. Thanks to Justin Weinberg for permission to repost it with updates here. This edition of Artworld Roundtable appears in collaboration with Chris Richards, the pop music critic for the Washington Post. Over the
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A Dji Phantom 4 Drone Drone Business Ideas and Startup Opportunities Drones are increasingly becoming must-have gadgets in a wide array of industries today. According to Goldman Drone Market Research, There will be a $100 billion market opportunity for drones between now and 2020. That’s right, if you are a tech enthusiast and have some
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Sanity Checking Product Recommendations Before Production In a previous blog post, Jon spoke about our ventures into the world of personalisation within Depop . He described one of our new features, product recommendations, an example of one of our machine learning projects. As part of the delivery, we had to answer the following… How do we
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I have some big news!! Today, we are officially announcing the launch of Options Cafe. You can now use our platform to make options trades via Tradier. No other trading platform allows you to discover, trade, and review your trades like Options Cafe. We have built Options Cafe from the ground up with one thing
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FILE: Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., listens during an Economic Club of Washington discussion in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg© 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP Just before Christmas, furniture maker Williams-Sonoma filed a lawsuit against Amazon in the Northern District of California, alleging that the e-commerce
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8 Comments By Benjamin Mullin and Benjamin Mullin The Wall Street Journal Biography @benmullin benjamin.mullin@wsj.com Joe Flint Joe Flint The Wall Street Journal Biography @JBFlint Joe.Flint@WSJ.com Jan. 28, 2019 6:00 a.m. ET Bill Simmons has bet big on digital audio at The Ringer, with a network of 28 podcasts. Photo: Angela Owens/The Wall Street Journal
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Fire-1099 helps you stop wasting ~$10 per page on 1099 filings. Specifically, it generates 1099 tax filings formatted for the IRS electronic filing system. A lot of small companies don’t realize they have to file 1099s for most payments to lawyers, as well as independent contractors. The IRS has a system called “FIRE” for electronically
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Image: Pixabay One of the biggest questions this tax season is whether to take the standard deduction, a flat reduction in your adjusted gross income, or to itemize, or use applicable tax deductions to lower your AGI. Obviously, you’ll likely want to choose whichever lowers your AGI the most, so you pay less in taxes. This
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At first blush, Juan Ayala probably looks like your regular-degular Dominican dude from Brooklyn. But the security guard and radio personality went viral last December after filming, confronting, and then performing a citizen’s arrest on “Subway Susan,” real name Anna Lushchinskaya, a white woman caught assaulting and launching racist slurs at fellow straphangers during their
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True story: The title of the 8,011,991th U.S. Patent is “Apparatus for Facilitating the Construction of a Snow Man/Woman,” which certainly seems to imply that there’s a right way to build a snowman, snowwoman, or snowperson. But sometimes, no matter how much snow has fallen, you just can’t get your Frosty, Olaf or Leon (you
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When you’re laid up with sniffles and a sore throat, few things offer real relief. (Rest, fluids, and behind-the-counter Sudafed are most of those things.) But there are plenty of “natural” items on drugstore shelves that claim to help. Today we’re looking at one with a teensy bit of scientific evidence behind it: elderberry syrup.
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Image: Helloquence on Unsplash Your federal income taxes are going to look a little different this year, thanks to the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Credits and deductions have changed, as has your 1040. It’s not really postcard-sized, but it is different. Here’s the breakdown. What Is a 1040? First up, if you’re not
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Hack Your CityEach Monday we ask you for your best tips on a city: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Then on Thursday, we present the best comments. We’re working our way around the U.S. and around the globe.   Hack Your City is off to Copenhagen,
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ClearTax (YC S14) Is Hiring Product Managers in Bangalore 11 hours ago | hide ClearTax is simplifying the financial lives of millions of Indian consumers & businesses. Read about our products and roles: https://goo.gl/QcvweW Our products for consumer taxes, investments and GST are #1 in India and used by millions of consumers, businesses & accountants.
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Britain could ban social media companies that fail to remove harmful material, health secretary Matt Hancock has said.  The politician wrote to Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, Apple, Google and Facebook after the death of Molly Russell, a 14-year-old-girl who had been viewing material online linked to depression, self-harm and suicide. “We can legislate if we need to,” he said,
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There’s an increasing concern among scholars that, in many areas of science, famous published results tend to be impossible to reproduce. This crisis can be severe. For example, in 2011, Bayer HealthCare reviewed 67 in-house projects and found that they could replicate less than 25 percent. Furthermore, over two-thirds of the projects had major inconsistencies.
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Aron Pilhofer @pilhofer James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at @tukleincollege. Proud @Guardian and @nytimes alum. Co-founder of @documentcloud & @HacksHackers. Yachtsman. Jan. 27, 2019 1 min read Sorry to be pointed here, but anyone who’s been part of or run teams of journalists who code (as I have) would know why you don’t
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How We Moved From WordPress to React and Raised $80 Million Yoav GanbarBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Jan 24 TLDR; Culture Trip’s website used to be a WordPress site. Now it’s a flexibile, universal (isomorphic) JavaScript App powered by Next.js, React, MobX and Styled-Components on the front-end that uses WordPress as a semi-headless CMS. $80 Million got you to click
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Added on 27/Jan/2019 The problem I wanted to implement a design similar to the one below, where the button is always be positioned above the portal. Fig.1 – The design to implement. Fig.2 – Background. My solution I wanted to experiment with a bruteforce solution to position the button dynamically based on the screen size.
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Image: Pexels If you have over 1,000 photos uploaded to Flickr, then you should download them now or risk losing them forever. Back in April of last year, Yahoo sold Flickr to the company SmugMug. In November SmugMug announced it planned to end the free unlimited image storage that Flickr offered users in January, and
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Image: Pexels The cure for a bad mood might be as easy as going outside. Researchers from the University of Regina recently found that spending just five minutes in nature is long enough to help turn someone’s mood around. It recently published its findings in the Journal of Positive Psychology. Advertisement Across the board, the
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Facebook is planning to merge its three messaging services—WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram’s private messages—into a single messaging platform. This back-end merger makes sense on paper and breaks down communication walls between the various Facebook-owned apps. Whatever the final product looks like, it will reportedly be end-to-end encrypted, and each of the apps will remain
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The middle-class have financial challenges, but if you’ve never been truly poor, there are some things about how it affects your life that can be hard to grasp. So, let people who have experienced it tell you. We’re living in a weird time where everyone wants to be rich, but no one wants to admit
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Apply Now Job Description HireArt is a tech-enabled staffing agency known for its online, work sample-based assessments, and we’re looking for an Account Executive to join our team. We are tasked with finding the best contract workers to fill an ever-growing number of open positions for our clients who include some of the world’s most
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Photo: Claire Lower Wake Up WeekThis week, we’re looking at what it really means to have the “perfect” morning, whether you start your day like a Soylent-chugging Silicon Valley CEO, or by rolling out of bed and straight out the door. Rise and shine.   Jam is a constant on most breakfast tables, but one usually
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About Jerry.ai: Think insurance shopping is painful and time-consuming? We thought so too. That is why we built jerry.ai to create the easiest experience for our users. Enabled by disruptive technologies, jerry.ai aims for the one-click user experience in financial product offerings which traditionally requires users to fill out long forms. Based in Silicon Valley,
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U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Nurx are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us
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Fond (formerly AnyPerk) is a perks and rewards platform used by over 500 companies across the U.S. from startups competing for top talent to Fortune 500 companies strengthening their employer brands. Fond helps customers build cultures of appreciation and recognition, knowing that happier employees make for better business. Some of our current customers include Salesforce,
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In the last article we covered the concepts of NPV (Net Present Value) and IRR (Internal Return Rate), with math insights and almost no code. Now we are going to get more serious and develop an online tool that will enable us to calculate the IRR for a given investment. Curious already? Check it out.
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Waking up to an alarm clock, even your smartphone, almost feels like an ancient practice at this point. If you’ve bought into the smart speaker craze—mainly, one of the Google or Amazon speakers, or Apple’s wood-staining HomePod—then you have so many more options for getting yourself ready for the day than the annoying braaap-braaaap-braaaaap of
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Microsoft’s Bing is down in China, according to users who took to social media beginning Wednesday afternoon to complain and express concerns. The Seattle-based behemoth has confirmed that its search engine is currently inaccessible in China and is “engaged to determine next steps,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch Thursday morning. Citing
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Schematic of the experiment. Credit: RIKEN In a discovery that could provide new insights into the origin of mass in the universe following the Big Bang, scientists from the international J-PARC E15 Collaboration, led by researchers from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR) have used experiments with kaons and helium-3 to experimentally demonstrate, for
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Last night, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts’ representative Ayanna Pressley made headlines after winning highly coveted seats on the House Oversight committee. “Coming to a committee hearing near you,” Pressley tweeted, followed by a gif with a caption reading, “I have the receipts.” But for those of you who aren’t in the know,
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You’re halfway through a date and you suddenly realize—you’ve made a terrible mistake. This person is not only not The One, they’re becoming your enemy. How do you get out of there? There are a number of factors when it comes to deciding how long a date should continue for: your comfort level is a
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Wake Up WeekThis week, we’re looking at what it really means to have the “perfect” morning, whether you start your day like a Soylent-chugging Silicon Valley CEO, or by rolling out of bed and straight out the door. Rise and shine.   Everyone wakes up differently, but most people agree that the snooze button is bad.
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The first time I saw a wild bird indoors, at my grandma’s house, I was so excited because I wanted to keep it. The grownups, meanwhile, were in a slight panic. Everybody in the house was in the room with the bird, gawking at it, hotly debating the best way to evict it. And the
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Photo: AP Climate change is in the process of turning our world into a dystopian nightmare. But at least we’ll have the brands, brands that’ll continue to try and sell us crap to deal with our future hellscape. On Tuesday, corporate social responsibility group CDP released its annual A-List of the companies most engaged in
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Photo: Indigenous Peoples March (Facebook) This week, social media has been set ablaze with a series of videos and images capturing a group of high school teenagers mocking a Native American man marching for indigenous rights in Washington D.C. If you’re wondering what the indigenous movement is all about, here’s what you need to know. What
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Who We Are: We’re a team of founders pioneering solutions to design and build human-centered communities around the world. New Story is headquartered in San Francisco and we also have a team in Atlanta. Since starting about 4 years ago, we’ve raised over $20M, and have funded 2,000+ homes in 16 communities around the world.
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Hacked KYC documents from top cryptocurrency exchanges are available on the Darknet. Image from Shutterstock. On a darknet market called “Dread,” a vendor going by “ExploitDOT” is attempting to sell user data from the know-your-customer (KYC) data top cryptocurrency exchanges ask for, required by most jurisdictions. According to data shared with CCN, the hacker has
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Congratulations to these five members of the SIAM community who were recently awarded the James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize, and SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering. Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, and Viral B. Shah – James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, and Viral
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Consumer campaigner Martin Lewis has dropped his legal action against Facebook over a series of ads that ran on its platform, falsely claiming he backed several investment schemes. The MoneySavingExpert website founder had claimed the fake endorsements had caused him reputational damage. He said he had agreed to drop the case after Facebook agreed to
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The Muse is the most trusted and beloved career platform, connecting individuals and companies on a more authentic level. We support over 75 million people looking to craft meaningful careers through TheMuse.com and our employer partners. Smart companies work with us to attract today’s top talent, giving candidates the information they need to find the
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US CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED (Note: this is due to US export regulations. Sorry, we are unable to make exceptions.) Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online.  Work with
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Alchemist, which began as an experiment to better promote enterprise entrepreneurs, has morphed into a well-established Silicon Valley accelerator. To prove it, San Francisco-based Alchemist is announcing a fresh $2.5 million investment ahead of its 20th demo day on Wednesday. Jupiter Networks, a networking and cybersecurity solutions business, has led the round, with participation from
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A company in Israel is using virtual reality to help patients deal with chronic pain, or to assist rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury. VR Health was founded by an air force pilot with neck injuries, who was sure VR techniques could aid his recovery. This is part of the BBC’s Disruptors series. You
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Okta, the Nasdaq-listed cloud identity management company, has recruited former Charles Schwab chief marketing officer Becky Saeger to its board of directors. The latest appointment comes one month after the company named Shellye Archambeau, former chief executive officer of MetricStream, to its board. Saeger becomes Okta’s third female board member. Michelle Wilson, a former senior
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Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) If you’ve been hoarding those Gymboree gift cards, waiting for the perfect moment to splurge on some new styles for your kids, now is the time to use them up. Gymboree Group, Inc. filed for bankruptcy last week for the second time in fewer than two years, and it will
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Communications satellites are multiplying year by year as more companies vie to create an orbital network that brings high-speed internet to the globe. Ubiquitilink, a new company headed by Nanoracks co-founder Charles Miller, is taking a different tack: reinventing the Earthbound side of the technology stack. Miller’s intuition, backed by approval and funding from a
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Dyson has announced that it is moving its headquarters to Singapore, from Malmesbury in Wiltshire. The move by the appliance maker means two executives will relocate – chief financial officer Jorn Jensen and chief legal officer Martin Bowen. Other work at Malmesbury will not be affected and no jobs will be lost. Chief executive Jim
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The chairman of Chinese tech giant Huawei has warned that his company could shift away from Western countries if it continues to face restrictions. Huawei has been under scrutiny by Western governments, which fear its products could be used for spying. Speaking at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Mr Liang Hua said his firm
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Molly Russell, 14, took her own life in 2017. When her family looked into her Instagram account they found distressing material about depression and suicide. Molly’s father Ian says he believes Instagram is partly responsible for his daughter’s death. In a statement, Instagram said it “does not allow content that promotes or glorifies self-harm or
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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project has a singular focus on the blockchain, but this morning it announced a framework for building supply chain projects where it didn’t want blockchain stealing the show. In fact, the foundation is careful to point out out that this project is not specifically about the blockchain, so much as providing the
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French startup Mooncard raised a $5.7 million funding round (€5 million) from Raise Ventures, Aglaé Ventures and business angels. The company provides a service to track and manage your company’s expenses with the help of good old plastic cards. Corporate credit cards aren’t as widespread in France as in the U.S. and other countries. That’s
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The Ministry of Justice is rushing to fix IT issues affecting courts across England. Lawyers say trials have been delayed, jurors are unable to enrol and witness statements are inaccessible. Twitter user @BarristerSecret said the “entire digital infrastructure” of courts had been “broken for days”. The Common Platform, a system shared between the police, the
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French startup Wynd raised another $82 million (€72 million) from Natixis, Sofina and BNF capital. The company started with a point-of-sale solution for restaurants and other brick-and-mortar stores. It now provides a one-stop-shop for all your digital needs when it comes to managing your offline and online sales. The startup has raised $127 million in
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Adjust, a Berlin-headquartered company focused on mobile ad measurement and fraud prevention, is acquiring bot detection startup Unbotify. Founded in 2012, Adjust has become increasingly focused on ad fraud, and in fact created an industry group called the Coalition Against Ad Fraud a little over a year ago. Co-founder and CTO Paul Müller argued that
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Through telemedicine and direct-to-consumer sales platforms, startups are streamlining the historically arduous process of accessing contraception. The latest effort to secure a significant financing round is The Pill Club, an online birth control prescription and delivery service. Consumer-focused investor VMG Partners has led its $51 million Series B, with participation from new investors GV and
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Just Eat, the takeout marketplace and food delivery service, has acquired Flyt, a startup that offers software for restaurants and restaurant suppliers. The acquisition price is £22 million, which Just Eat says it has financed from cash reserves. “A further cash consideration may also be payable subject to certain operational and financial criteria being met
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TaxScouts, the U.K. “tax preparation” startup founded by TransferWise and Marketinvoice alumni, has created some new paperwork of its own. The London-based company has raised £1.2 million in seed funding. Leading the new round is SpeedInvest, with participation from Finch Capital and SeedCamp. It adds to £300,000 in pre-seed investment that TaxScouts announced six months
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The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. Blockstream, a blockchain startup founded by Bitcoin contributors, announced this week that it has launched a joint venture in Japan
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Kaia Health, a self-styled digital therapeutics” startup, has pulled in $10 million in Series A funding for an app-based approach to chronic pain management. The idea is to offer an alternative to painkillers, using mobile technology to deliver what the founder describes as multimodal, “mind body therapy” for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders — comprised of guided
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Taxi drivers in major cities in Spain are on strike again to apply pressure for more stringent regulations to control app rivals such as Uber and Cabify which they view as unfair competition. In Barcelona the taxi sector called an indefinite strike on Friday, using their vehicles to block Gran Vía in the Catalan capital,
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The digital revolution in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, continues to attract big money from investors. Hot on the heels of a $50 million round for Bukalapak, a billion-dollar company helping street stall traders to tap the internet, so Warung Pintar, another startup helping digitize the country’s vendors, has pulled in $27.5 million for growth. Bukalapak
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Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch of Community Actions, its News Feed petition feature. Community Actions could unite neighbors to request change from their local and national elected officials and government agencies. But it could also provide
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Reports emerged today that the FTC is considering a fine against Facebook that would be the largest ever from the agency. Even if it were ten times the size of the largest, a $22.5 million bill sent to Google in 2012, the company would basically laugh it off. Facebook is made of money. But the
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DJI, the world’s leading maker of consumer drones, said today that extensive corruption discovered within the company could lead to losses as great as $150 million in the 2018 financial year. The exact nature of the corruption is not stated, but it seems to involve dozens of people at the least. The China Securities Journal,
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How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. Multiple sources confirm that Facebook has spent months building LOL, a special feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips. It’s divided into categories like “For You”, “Animals”,
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Copyright (c) 2019 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.The original story can be found at http://www.bpnews.net/48743/study-americans-fond-of-bible-but-how-many-read-it by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (one year ago) NASHVILLE (BP) — Americans appear to have a positive view of the Bible. And many say Scripture is filled with
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Second Measure analyzes billions of U.S. credit card transactions to answer real-time questions on consumer behavior. We track purchasing patterns for over 3000 public and private companies, and have 100+ clients (including some of the world’s largest hedge funds, venture capital firms, and consumer brands). Since launching in 2015, we’ve enjoyed phenomenal growth in headcount and clients.
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Headbands that monitor concentration by reading brain signals have been trialled on thousands of Chinese schoolchildren. The devices could soon be used on millions of students across China, according to the US tech company which designed them. Massachusetts-based start-up BrainCo says its Focus 1 headbands can help teachers identify pupils who need extra assistance. Join
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Last week, Nvidia announced plans to roll out a software-only version of G-Sync, its Adaptive Sync tool for PC displays. And now, with GeForce driver 417.71 out in the open, the small group of people who mix Nvidia graphics cards with FreeSync monitors can try out this new implementation of G-Sync. Nvidia says it’s in
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Photo: Claire Lower I love the “in-a-hole” genre of egg cooking, be that hole in a simple piece of white bread, a grilled cheese sandwich, or even a bell pepper. (The only member of this family I hate is an egg cooked in an avocado; not all holes are meant to be filled.) My new
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SageDB: a learned database system January 16, 2019 tags: Datastores, Machine Learning SageDB: a learned database system Kraska et al., CIDR’19 About this time last year, a paper entitled ‘The case for learned index structures’ (part I, part II) generated a lot of excitement and debate. Today’s paper choice builds on that foundation, putting forward a
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It’s Saturday night and you and your friends want to go to the hottest restaurant in the neighborhood. Here’s a little trick that might actually make that possible. This tiny hack from Redditor u/ashen808 on r/LifeProTips is contingent on a few things: you have punctual friends and you’re going somewhere that isn’t flooded morning until
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It’s hard to be amazing every single day. Especially if you started out this year with lofty goals, you might be discouraged if you can’t seem to keep up. Instead of giving up, try the forgiving philosophy of “no zero days.” The concept became popular on Reddit, after u/ryans01 described it in a comment. The
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Jan. 17, 2019 · The Rust Release Team The Rust team is happy to announce a new version of Rust, 1.32.0. Rust is a programming language that is empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software. If you have a previous version of Rust installed via rustup, getting Rust 1.32.0 is as easy as: $
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Dolby is secretly building a mobile music production app it hopes will seduce SoundCloud rappers and other musicians. Codenamed “234” and formerly tested under the name Dolby Live, the free app measures background noise before you record and then nullifies it. Users can also buy “packs” of audio effects to augment their sounds with EQs settings
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More than 30,000 Los Angeles public school teachers are currently on strike, demanding changes that include significantly reduced class sizes and salary increases. “It is unacceptable to have teachers come in and then leave because the conditions are too hard and the pay isn’t enough,” Alex Caputo-Pearl, the Director of United Teachers Los Angeles, the
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Image: Stephan Henning on Unsplash Over the past few months, there have been a handful of announcements from credit companies about new “tricks” consumers will soon be able to use to improve their credit score. The changes sound good in theory, but as with all finance-related products, you can bet the companies aren’t introducing them
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Twitter accidentally revealed some users’ “protected” (aka, private) tweets, the company disclosed this afternoon. The “Protect your Tweets” setting typically allows people to use Twitter in a non-public fashion. These users get to approve who can follow them and who can view their content. For some Android users over a period of several years, that may
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THE FUZZY specks growing on discs of jelly in Floyd Romesberg’s lab at Scripps Research in La Jolla look much like any other culture of E. coli. But appearances deceive—for the DNA of these bacteria is written in an alphabet that has six chemical letters instead of the usual four. Every other organism on Earth
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Rumors about a Pixel Watch have abounded for years. Such a device would certainly make sense as Google attempts to prove the viability of its struggling wearable operating system, Wear OS. Seems the company is finally getting serious about the prospect. Today Fossil announced plans to sell its smartwatch IP to the software giant for
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After AMD released its seven-nanometer Radeon VII graphics card with impressive-looking performance, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang responded by essentially trashing it. “The performance is lousy and there’s nothing new,” he told PC World. “No ray tracing, no AI. It’s 7nm with HBM memory that barely keeps up with an [NVIDIA RTX] 2080.” NVIDIA’s CEO doth
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I’m so sorry but we’re still talking about Marie Kondo. The popularity of her Netflix show Tidying Up caused an uptick in donations to thrift stores and used bookstores, according to CNN, the New Yorker, and Seattle’s Stranger. Not every store has seen more incoming books, but plenty have, including New York’s Housing Works Bookstore
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Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) As I write this, we’re now in the fourth week of a federal government shutdown that appears to have no end in sight. President Donald Trump is losing it. The Democrats are (surprisingly) holding their ground over their refusal to provide nearly $6 billion in funding for a wall on the
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Breather’s new CEO Bryan Murphy / Breather Press Kit Breather, the platform that provides on-demand private workspace, announced today that it has appointed Bryan Murphy as its new CEO. Before joining Breather, Murphy was the founder and President of direct-to-consumer mattress startup, Tomorrow Sleep. Prior to Tomorrow Sleep, Murphy held posts as an advisor to investment
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Alation, a startup that helps crawl a company’s databases in order to build a data search catalogue, announced a $50 million Series C investment today. The round was led by Sapphire Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. Existing investors Costanoa Ventures, DCVC (Data Collective), Harmony Partners and Icon Ventures also participated. Today’s investment brings the total raised to
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Prospect | Customer Support, Software Developer | Full Time | Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada | Onsite, Remote | https://tryprospect.com We’re a startup based out of Waterloo, Canada building a smart, curious, and driven team that’s passionate about making software that helps sales reps sell better. Prospect is a lead generation platform that intelligently sources contact data right
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KEN WAMSLEY SOMETIMES DREAMS that he’s playing softball again. He’ll be at center field, just like when he played slow pitch back in his teens, or pounding the ball over the fence as the crowd goes wild. Other times, he’s somehow inexplicably back at work in the lab. Wamsley calls them nightmares, these stories that
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Building a real-time user action counting system for ads Pinterest EngineeringBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Jul 13, 2018 Del Bao, Software engineer, Ads Infrastructure Guodong Han and Jian Fang, Software engineers, Serving System The Pinterest ads team’s mission is to provide the best experience for both Pinners and advertisers. Our ads system is a real-time bidding system that delivers targeted ads
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Snap CFO Tim Stone is leaving the company, according to documents Snap filed with the SEC today. “Tim has made a big impact in his short time on our team and we are very grateful for all of his hard work,” Snap CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in a memo, obtained by TechCrunch, to employees. “I
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The Ethereum Core Developers and the Ethereum Security Community were made aware of the potential Constantinople-related issues identified by ChainSecurity on January 15, 2019. We are investigating any potential vulnerabilities and will follow with updates in this blog post and across social media channels. Out of an abundance of caution, key stakeholders around the Ethereum
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Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Head over to our main post for more deals, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to never miss a chance
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SEEKING WORK – REMOTE – Site Reliability Engineer Location: Monroe, MI Technologies: Linux, AWS, Ansible, Python, Golang Email: nick at mnxsolutions com Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) – I manage a team of US based SRE’s. We are experienced, and available for hire as a dedicated member of your team. Some details at https://www.mnxsolutions.com/services/linux-server-managemen…
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[embedded content] In many an audio engineering course, I’ve come across the Fourier Transform, an idea so fundamental in sound production that it seems essential for everyone to know it. My limited understanding was, you might say, functional. It’s some kind of mathematical reverse engineering machine that turns waveforms into frequencies, right? Yes, but it’s
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Photo: Daria Shevtsova (Pexels) The actual cost of anything at a hospital is a mystery until you get the bill, but as of January 1, 2019, hospitals must post a list of all their prices online. It can be confusing, near-unreadable, and hard to find, but it’s there. Somewhere. Quartzy looked for these lists on
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Image: Annie Spratt on Unsplash It might be time to rethink which target-date fund you’re investing in with a different calculation in mind. To summarize, target-date funds are mutual funds designed by brokers to align with your retirement year. They rebalance periodically, becoming more conservative as you approach your target year. They’re easy, hands-off products
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When making a cocktail, the shaker serves several functions. It mixes, aerates, and rapidly chills ingredients, and—as writer Chelsea Fagan pointed out on Twitter—there’s no need to limit the tool to an alcoholic happy hour. Advertisement Shaking any simple beverage you want super chilled and a little frothy is a delicious idea, but you can
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Fasting is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks to proponents who claim it activates weight loss. Everyone these days, it seems, is skipping their breakfasts or drinking only water every third day. But is fasting actually good for you? And (more importantly to some) will it make you lose weight? The short answer is yes,
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In the 2017–18 theater season, 63 percent of the 13.8 million tickets sold to performances of Broadway shows were bought by tourists who live outside New York City and its suburbs. No other American city can make a comparable claim. Despite the high quality of theater elsewhere in the U.S., New York remains America’s only
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The afternoon of Friday, April 27, 2012 was a mild and sunny one in Detroit. With temperatures hovering in the low 50s, employees around the city were no doubt eager to escape their offices and enjoy a little of the spring weather. But by Monday morning, the atmosphere in one Corktown business had chilled considerably.
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LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday suffered a humiliating defeat over her plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union, thrusting the country further into political chaos with only 10 weeks to go until it is scheduled to leave the bloc. The 432-to-202 vote to reject her plan was the biggest defeat in
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Worldwide, REMOTE (or in Washington, DC), full time, $95-120k (negotiable for the right person). Frontend designer with Action Network (https://actionnetwork.org) We are Action Network. We build technology for the progressive movement in a unique not-for-profit model; we create SaaS solutions with a social mission. Fast Company called our platform “the backbone of the anti-Trump organizing
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Illustration: Reddit/Nick Douglas The cool thing about Reddit is that you can subscribe to just the subreddits you like, and ignore everything you don’t. The smaller, more specialized subreddits are the best, but they’re harder to find. The new tool sayit helps you find them. Sayit shows a network map of subreddits, judging their similarity
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Photo: Pexels I used to hate the gym—not because of actual exercise per se, but purely because I was so self-conscious. I was obsessed with the idea that I’d be criticized for my shoddy squat form or brief five minutes on the treadmill—and then exiled from my gym forever, cast off onto the island of
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“We’re a family that celebrates,” my son once said during one of our many celebratory dinners for who-knows-what occasion. “We sure are,” I said, as the three of us clinked our glasses together, the way we always do in a restaurant. Advertisement I have always been someone who loves to go all out for birthdays
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