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San Francisco-based electric scooter sharing network Scoot tells TechCrunch it plans to share its back-end software with third-party scooter operators in congested cities around the world. The idea, as Scoots founder Michael Keating explained it, is to allow those in other cities who have vehicles tohook into Scoots back-end operation system, allowing them to also run a scooter sharing network in their area.
After years of accepting tipsfrom alumni, Y Combinator has decided to open up its recommendation network to everyone. The goal is to help increase the number of startups connected to YC by allowing professors, mentors, early customers and anyone else familiar with a team to submit recommendations to YC on their behalf.
Emojis not just a fun way to avoid writing actual words, but also an opportunity for? Well, Inmoji, a startupthat createsemoji-focused marketing campaigns, is announcing that it has raised an additional $1.5 million, bringing its total funding to $9 million.
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.
Can a chatbot help you manage your money? Three London-based fintech startups are betting on the answer being yes and have jumped aboard the messaging gravy train as they seek to entice millennials to their respective platforms.
Its good news and bad news for the publishing industry. The good news is that print revenue was up 3.4 percent in April, primarily in trade paperbacks, with some solid grown in young adult print and religious titles.
Fabricating a circuit board isnt tough but it takes a while. The back and forth, the bugs, and all of the shipping costs can turn a small project into a big problem.
Y Combinator, which has been expanding rapidly in recent years, is making broad, organizational changes for the second time this year. Most dramatically, Y Combinator will be winding down its YC Fellowships and launching a MOOC, or massively online open course, in 2017.