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Self-driving Pods Are Slow, Boring, And Weird-looking — And That’s A Good Thing #SelfDrivingCars

Source: The Verge, Andrew J. Hawkins @andyjayhawk It’s 2018, and you may be asking yourself, “Where are all the driverless cars?” Well, they’re already here, driving at extremely low speeds in tightly geofenced areas in over a dozen cities, in what is…
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Indigo Raises $250M To Connect Farmers With Buyers #Indigo #Fundraise

Source: Crunchbase, Savannah Dowling Photo: Indigo Indigo, a company focused on sustainable agriculture, has raised $250 million in Series E funding. Baillie Gifford, the Investment Corporation of Dubai, the Alaska Permanent Fund, and Flagship Pioneering…
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Smarter Cities: How Private Markets Are Reshaping The Urban Landscape #SmarterCities

Source: PitchBook, Anthony Mirhaydari In Plato’s “Republic,” Socrates and his interlocutors have a conversation that was apparently typical in ancient Greece. Is the soul immortal? Should we live a life focused on justice? What is the path to true…
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Congressional Bill Would Improve Startup Valuations #Startups

Source: TechCrunch, Arman Tabatabai Photo: Bryce Durbin, TechCrunch Late last week, Congress moved one step closer to passing the American Innovation Act of 2018, a bill that would make accounting and tax changes that would likely increase the valuation…
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Coca-Cola Is Eyeing The Cannabis Market #CocaCola #Cannabis

Source: Bloomberg, Jen Skerritt and Craig Giammona Photo: Coca-Cola is looking closely at the cannabis drinks sector Bloomberg’s Emma Chandra reports. Drinks maker in talks with Aurora Cannabis, BNN Bloomberg says Pot stocks Aurora, Tilray jump on the…
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Salesforce’s Answer For Jobs: An Online Training Site With 1 Million Users #Trailhead #Salesforce

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Sophia Kunthara Photo: The Trailhead zone has a National Park theme for the Dreamforce conference hosted by Salesforce at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (Paul Chinn, The…
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Amazon's Alexa Is Getting Smarter About Sports — It Can Tell You The Odds Of The Next NFL Game And Give You An Update On Your Favorite Teams #Alexa #NFL

Source: Business Insider, Troy Wolverton Photo: If you want to get the latest updates on Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, you can now ask Amazon’s Alexa. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) Amazon lately has been bulking up the sports-related knowledge of its…
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Automakers Pump Record Sums Into Startups #Automakers #Startups

Source: Crunchbase, Joanna Glasner Photo: Li-Anne Dias The car of the future will probably drive itself, but it shows no signs of funding itself. Instead, automotive startups are guzzling growing volumes of capital in the race to build the next generation…
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This App Guides Preemie Parents Through Scary Times #NICUBabyApp

Source: OZY, Daniel Malloy Photo: NICU Baby App It’s the happiest and scariest moment of your life. Moments after you welcome a tiny human into the world — in my case, two — you’re following as they are whizzed down the hallway into a flurry of nurses and…
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Why I Turned Down $10 Million Even Though Our Company Was Nearly Broke #VentureCapital

Source: Entrepreneur, Randy Paynter Photo: Andrey Popov, Getty Images For years, I’d been running into brick walls trying to get an investment for my mission-driven startup. Suddenly, a leading venture capital firm was knocking at the door. They wanted to…
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