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Calling all international startups: sign up for a country pavilion at Disrupt Berlin

Before you know it, thousands of startup fans will travel to Disrupt Berlin. The event attracts the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors and influencers. We’re looking for international early-stage startups to apply for a country pavilion in Startup Alley — the heartbeat of every Disrupt event. Read More

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This Facebook group about eating chips is the last pure thing on the internet

If there is a single innovation worth saving from the wreck of modern history, it is the humble potato chip. This salty, savory delicacy, first popularized during the Industrial Revolution, is now a staple of the national diet: Americans individually eat an average of 4 pounds of chips per year, for an annual nationwide total of 1.5 billion pounds. To be honest, these figures sound a bit low to me. By a conservative estimate, I’d guess I’m eating at least 4 pounds of chips weekly. That’s not great news for my blood pressure — even if chips are the “healthiest unhealthy snack” —…This story continues at The Next Web
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The only safe email is text-only email

It’s troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a phishing scam. Any one of the endless stream of innocent-looking emails you receive throughout the day could be trying to con you into handing over your login credentials and give criminals control of your confidential data or your identity. Most people tend to think that it’s users’ fault when they fall for phishing scams: Someone just clicked on the wrong thing. To fix it, then, users should just stop…This story continues at The Next Web

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Viacom Left Sensitive Data And Secret Access Key On Unsecured Amazon Server

Viacom—the popular entertainment and media company that owns Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV, and hundreds of other properties—has exposed the keys to its kingdom on an unsecured Amazon S3 server. A security researcher working for California-based cyber resiliency firm UpGuard has recently discovered a wide-open, public-facing misconfigured Amazon Web Server S3 cloud storage bucket

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YotaPhone is trying to make dual screens a thing for the third time

Remember YotaPhone, the brand that attempted to solve smartphone battery woes by adding a second e-ink screen on its phones’ rear panel? It’s back again with its third handset, which brings refreshed hardware and a new design, hoping third time’s the charm. The all-aluminum Yota3 packs a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display on the front, and a 5.2-inch 720p e-ink display on the back. It’s powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB RAM, and comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera, as well as a 3,300mAh battery that quick charges via a USB-C port. There’s also a dual SIM…This story continues at The Next Web

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Report: Amazon is working on Alexa-powered smart glasses

The Financial Times reports that Amazon is embarking on a difficult journey: it’s developing smart glasses that tether to your phone and allow you to invoke and interact with the company’s Alexa voice assistant. It isn’t clear exactly why they have to be glasses, since Alexa primarily listens for voice commands and responds vocally as well. The glasses are said to have a bone-conduction audio system built-in, so you don’t have to wear earphones to hear Alexa – but what’s the eyewear for? It’s possible that the spectacles will function like Google Glass, displaying information related to your queries in…This story continues at The Next Web
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Announcing the TechCrunch Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda

TechCrunch and Facebook are collaborating to bring TechCrunch’s very first Startup Battlefield to Nairobi, on October 11. The pitch-off competition will feature startups from all over Africa in three categories: Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. Top notch investors and founders, as well as TechCrunch editors, will serve as judges to pick the winners in… Read More

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Twitter lurkers will love its new Popular Articles feature

In an effort to make its platform better for new and logged-out users – and presumably, folks who don’t tweet much – Twitter is rolling out a new feature that surfaces articles that people in your feed are talking about. BuzzFeed News first spotted links to stories under a ‘Popular Articles’ header in the Explore tab on Twitter’s mobile app today. In addition to articles that your network is engaging with, you’ll also see stories that are gaining steam among users in your area. Twitter has confirmed that the feature is rolling out to Android and iOS, but it might…This story continues at The Next Web
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Meet the six finalists at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield

We’ve just watched 22 startups take the stage as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF, where they showed off their technology and answered tough questions from expert judges. We’ve winnowed them down to the following six finalists, who will be presenting for a whole new panel of judges. At the end of the day, one of them will take home the Battlefield Cup… Read More

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Electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million for growth

Electric scooter maker Gogoro has closed a massive $300 million Series C round to expand its service. The company has sold scooters in its native Taiwan since 2015, and it Europe it offers them on a short-term rental basis. That’s in Berlin, Germany, and Paris, France, where Gogoro provides a combined 1,600 scooters for an on-demand sharing service that’s operated by… Read More

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How companies are innovating the world of ecommerce at a rapid pace

The tech world loves finding ‘the next big thing.’ It’s just the nature of the business. With all of the excitement surrounding innovative solutions and emerging platforms and hardware, tech developers and consumers, alike, are constantly looking ahead. However, constantly living in the future tense somewhat blinds us to the growth that occurs in certain avenues like ecommerce. According to a study by the International Trade Administration, ecommerce is expected to grow by 30.7 percent in 2017, which is an incredible figure when you think about the scope of the industry. Forget about our love for AI, machine learning or,…This story continues at The Next Web

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Boundless helps you navigate the US immigration labyrinth for your partner

Boundless is a Seattle based startup addressing the enormous issue of applying for immigrant status in the US. Founder Xiao Wang came to the US over when he was young from China. “My family spent five months of rent money on immigration lawyers because we just didn’t know how to do it and didn’t know any better. And this is an experience that’s repeated by millions… Read More

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Onēva expands platform for child and elder care, housecleaning

Trust is one of the most important aspects of selecting a caregiver and Onēva believes that it has a vetting process that’s better than the rest. The San Francisco-based booking platform for elder, child and special needs care, screens its applicants with fingerprinting technology and FBI background checks as well as reference checks and interviews. Onēva touts a 6% acceptance rate. It… Read More

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Tomorrow looks to make it easier to draw up plans for a will and life insurance

Talking about filling out a will and setting up life insurance is probably one of the more sensitive subjects you’ll tackle as you get older — but Dave Hanley says it’s something that a lot of people end up dodging altogether. That’s why he started Tomorrow, a company that makes it easier to set up life insurance and how assets and guardianship are divvied up. Rather… Read More

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