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Google is bringing data saver feature to Android TVs

Technology 9/16 10:52P Manish Singh
Google said on Tuesday it is bringing a set of new features to Android TVs to improve the experience of users who rely on mobile hotspots to connect their giant devices to the internet. The features,...

Startup Battlefield Berlin applications extended by one week

Technology 9/16 8:07P Neesha A. Tambe
Missed the deadline to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2019 ? We get it. Founder life is tough. Well guess what, we re extending applications by one week. The extension ends  September 27th at 11:59pm (PT).  It s time to buckle...

$100M Grant for the Web fund aims to jump-start a new way to pay online

Technology 9/16 7:11A Devin Coldewey
Getting paid for providing content online isn t simple, and as the ad-based economy continues to collapse, pretty much everyone is looking for alternatives. One problem: While the web is great at moving images and audio and files around, it has a...

How Rich Donors Like Epstein (and Others) Undermine Science (Top Stories) 9/15 1:00A Adam Rogers
MIT’s Media Lab, Harvard, Stanford, hospitals—they all take money from donors. Whether it's to truly help the world, or merely burnish a reputation, the money nevertheless bends the arc of the innovation universe.

How to work with top influencers and avoid ad blockers

Technology 9/13 10:01A Arman Tabatabai
Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of , a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at . More posts by this contributor The secret of...

Space is the next economic frontier… hear more about it at Disrupt SF

Technology 9/13 6:00A Devin Coldewey
For decades space has been the play place for world powers, but the advent of (relatively) cheap and frequent rocket launches has opened it up for new business opportunities. But it s still hard as hell, as early adopters of this orbital economy...

Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney

Technology 9/13 5:32A Brian Heater
In November 2020, America will go to the polls to vote in perhaps the most consequential election in a generation. The winner will lead the country amid great social, economic and ecological unrest....

Max Levchin’s Affirm seeks capital amid surge in fintech funding

Technology 9/12 8:30A Kate Clark
Another consumer finance business is lining up investors for its largest cash infusion yet. Affirm , founded by PayPal’s Max Levchin, is said to be raising as much as $1.5 billion in a combination of debt and equity, according to people with...

Shape Security hits $1B valuation with $51M Series F

Technology 9/12 8:00A Zack Whittaker
Anti-fraud startup Shape Security has tipped over the $1 billion valuation mark following its latest Series F round of $51 million. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company announced the fundraise Thursday, bringing the total amount of outside...


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