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Lies, damn lies, and HQ2 – TechCrunch

Lies, damn lies, and HQ2 – TechCrunch There are few things certain in our world except for the uplifting tendencies of technology. I’ve spent the past few years trying to prove this to myself, at least, by interviewing hundreds of thinkers on the topic. I’ve come to a singular conclusion: …

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How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate – TechCrunch

How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate – TechCrunch Ben Moscovitch Contributor Robert S. Rudin Contributor Robert S. Rudin is an information scientist with the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. Suppose that the next time you go to a new doctor’s office, you wouldn’t have to balance a clipboard on your …

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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying …

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Safety and inspection bot startup Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers – TechCrunch

Safety and inspection bot startup Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers – TechCrunch Gecko Robotics aims to save human lives at our nation’s power plants with its wall-climbing robots. To continue doing so, the startup tells TechCrunch it has just secured $7 million from a cadre of high-profile …

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ANGLR raises $3.3 million to create Fitbit for fishing – TechCrunch

ANGLR raises $3.3 million to create Fitbit for fishing – TechCrunch ANGLR, a tracking system for fisherpersons, has raised a $3.3 million Series A to add AR and wearables to their already impressive package of fishing trip management and devices to help record fishing data. That’s right… they caught a …

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Shared housing startups are taking off – TechCrunch

Shared housing startups are taking off – TechCrunch Notice any commonalities? Yes, the startups listed are all based in either New York or the San Francisco Bay Area, two metropolises associated with scarce, pricey housing. But while these two metro areas offer the bulk of startups’ living spaces, they’re also …

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Cleveland offered $120 million in freebies lure Amazon to the city – TechCrunch

Cleveland offered $120 million in freebies lure Amazon to the city – TechCrunch A Cleveland.com article detailed the lengths the small midwestern city would go to lure Amazon’s in 50,000-person HQ2. In a document obtained by reporter Mark Naymik, we learn that Cleveland was ready to give over $120 million …

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Aurora hires SpaceX’s Jinnah Hosein, opens SF and Pittsburgh offices – TechCrunch

Self-driving technology company Aurora has made some key moves on its leadership team and overall company growth: It’s bringing on SpaceX’s now former head of software engineering, Jinnah Hosein, to lead its own software engineering team in a VP role. The autonomous software provider is also opening up two new …

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