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Why Carbon just raised another $260 million

by Brian Heater / 約2時間

Two months ago, we reported that Carbon was set to raise up to $300 million, bringing the 3D printing company’s valuation up to a lofty $2.5 billion. The real numbers released this week by the company aren’t quite so lofty, but are impressive nonetheless. The Series E fetched $260 million, putting its valuation at closer […]

Bright Machines wants to put AI-driven automation in every factory

by Ron Miller / 約3時間

There’s a mythology around today’s factories that says everything is automated by robotics, and while there is some truth to that, it’s hard to bring that level of sophistication to every facility, especially those producing relatively small runs. Today, Bright Machines, a San Francisco startup announced its first product designed to put intelligence and automation […]

300M-user meme site Imgur raises $20M from Coil to pay creators

by Josh Constine / 約4時間

Meme creators have never gotten their fair share. Remixed and reshared across the web, their jokes prop up social networks like Instagram and Twitter that pay back none of their ad revenue to artists and comedians. But 300 million monthly user meme and storytelling app Imgur wants to pioneer a way to pay creators per […]

Lifestyle goods resale marketplace StockX raises $110M, pushing valuation past $1B

by Darrell Etherington / 約5時間

Detroit-based StockX, which provides a way for people to resell luxury and lifestyle goods including streetwear, bags, watches and shoes, is now valued at over $1 billion based on its most recent raise of $110 million, just revealed by the New York Times. Alongside the raise, StockX is bringing on a new CEO – ecommerce […]

Vulcan Cyber announces $10M Series A to automate security patching efforts

by Ron Miller / 約5時間

Many software vulnerabilities are already known, and vendors have even issued patches, but the problem is there are so many patches that it’s often difficult for companies to keep up. Vulcan Cyber wants to help by bringing a level of automation to the patching operation, and in the process reduce exposure to known risks. Today, […]

Scribd introduces bite-sized nonfiction previews called Snapshots

by Anthony Ha / 約5時間

Subscription e-book and audiobook service Scribd is unveiling a new content type that it calls a Snapshot — a distillation of a nonfiction book’s key points, which can be read or listened to in 15 minutes or less. In fact, although it’s only announcing Snapshots today, Scribd says it’s already created around 500 of them, […]

Web3 platform 3Box raises seed to bring back control of user data

by Danny Crichton / 約5時間

Few debates in technology have been as intense over the past few years as the debate over privacy. As companies like Facebook and Google have swelled with all the minutia of our daily lives — our likes, our searches, our calendar invites — there is increasing awareness of the risks to our privacy as these […]

India’s Unacademy raises $50 million to grow its online learning platform

by Manish Singh / 約9時間

Big money continues to flow in India’s growing education market. Bangalore-based Unacademy, which operates an online learning platform to help millions prepare for competitive exams in India, has raised $50 million to further scale its reach. The Series D financing round was led by Steadview Capital, Sequoia India, Nexus Venture Partners and Blume Ventures, with […]

WeWork acquires Waltz, an app that lets users access different spaces with a single credential

by Catherine Shu / 約12時間

WeWork announced today that it will acquire Waltz, a building access and security management startup, for an undisclosed amount. Waltz’s smartphone app and reader allows users to enter different properties with a single credential and will make it easier for WeWork’s enterprise clients, such as GE Healthcare and Microsoft, to manage their employees’ on-demand memberships […]

San Francisco takes the final steps toward becoming the first U.S. city to ban vaping product sales

by Catherine Shu / 約13時間

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance today that prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes within the city. If signed into law, the new legislation would amend the city’s health code, making it illegal for stores to sell vaping products or for online retailers to ship them to San Francisco addresses, which means it […]