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Techstars launches an impact accelerator for companies focused on social and environmental impact

Techstars has launched a new accelerator in Austin focused on the increasingly popular category of “impact” technologies. In a bog post, the international accelerator network’s newest managing director, Zoe Schlag said that the new accelerator will back “for-profit, mission-driven founders building technologies to solve our most pressing social and environmental …

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Android phone startup Essential is sued for allegedly stealing trade secrets

Essential, the Andy Rubin-backed startup behind the Essential Phone, has been sued by Keyssa for allegedly stealing trade secrets. The lawsuit is far from resolved, but here’s what has happened so far. The post Android phone startup Essential is sued for allegedly stealing trade secrets appeared first on Digital Trends. …

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Coca-Cola’s Alan Boehme is taking the CTO reins at Procter & Gamble

The former global chief technology officer of Coca-Cola, Alan Boehme, is trading the effervescent world of soda pop for the day-to-day necessities of detergents, deodorants, daily cleansers, diapers, and dental hygiene at Procter & Gamble, TechCrunch has learned. Boehme will take over as the global chief technology officer and vice …

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IBM is using the blockchain to speed up and simplify cross-border payments

The blockchain has long been seen as a method to quicken (and cheapen) cross-borders payments, and now that movement — which includes a number of startups making moves privately — just got its highest profile advocate after IBM announced its own solution focus on banks. The computing giant has teamed …

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