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Blackboard cofounder Michael Chasen takes CEO reins at PrecisionHawk

Commercial drone tech venture PrecisionHawk has a new CEOagain. Red Hat Inc. cofounder Bob Young, who has served as PrecisionHawks CEO since July 2015, is handing over the reins to another veteran of enterprise software, Michael Chasen, a cofounder and former CEO of education tech giant Blackboard Inc. Verizon Ventures, an investment arm of TechCrunchs parent company Verizon Communications Inc., is a stakeholder in PrecisionHawk.
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires and will free up science search engine Meta

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chans $45 billion philanthropy organization is making its first acquisition in order to make it easier for scientists to search, read and tie together more than 26 million science research papers. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is acquiring Meta, an AI-powered research search engine startup, and will make its tool free to all in a few months after enhancing the product.
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Stadium Goods raises $4.6 million to sell sought-after sneakers and streetwear

When Stadium Goods opened shop in New Yorks Soho district in 2015, it looked like an Apple-inspired spin on the consignment shop, appealing to men in search of authentic, collectible sneakers and streetwear. In the short time since it started, Stadium Goods has evolved into an online brand with distribution of its authenticated kicks, and a branded presence everywhere from eBay in the U.S. to T-mall in China to its own marketplace online.
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Eric Schmidt-backed HouseCanary raises $33 million

The total U.S. housing market is worth $30 trillion, but the data to value individual properties is still imprecise, according to HouseCanary. The real estate startup thinks it has better analysis and counts believers like Eric Schmidt and Kobe Bryant, who are participating in its $33 million funding round.
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