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Clarifai raises $30M to give developers visual search capabilities

Matt Zeiler grew up in a Canadianfarming community but fast forward a few decades and hes now running a startup thats looking to bring the same kinds of visual search tools that Pinterest and Google have to other companies and developers. That company is Clarifai, a New York-based startup that offers developers the ability to tag metadata to photos in such a way that the company algorithmically learns what kinds of objects are in photos.

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PayPal mulled buying GoFundMe

PayPal, the giant digital payments company that was spun off from eBay last year, has had an up-and-down relationship with the business of crowdfunding over the years, but there are some indications that this couldchange. Weve been hearingthat PayPal was interested in buyingGoFundMe the crowdfunding site that lets people raise money for both serious causes and lighter life events potentially for a price above $1 billion.

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Pinterest hits 150M monthly users, missing earlier leaked projections in 2015

Today, Pinterest said it hit 150 million monthly active users, up from the 100 million it announced in September 2015. However, as TechCrunch previously reported, Pinterest in 2015 was targeting that it would hit 151 million monthly active users by the end of 2015.We reported the story in October last year, and the information was used by Andreessen Horowitz to solicit limited partners to invest in a special investment fund for Pinterest earlier in the year.

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Estonia’s Funderbeam is building a blockchain-based “stock exchange” for startups

Headed up by Kaidi Ruusalepp, who was previously CEO of the Nasdaq Tallinn stock exchange, Estonias Funderbeam is on a mission to build what she calls a funding and trading engine for growth companies. Providing tools to research, fund and trade in private companies, the bigger vision is to build something akin to a stock exchange for startups based on blockchain technology.

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