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A personalized video channel for Apple TV, Rheo, has now closed on $2.3 million in seed funding, the company announced this week. It has also updated its application and expanded its content lineup, thanks to a new deal with Vimeo which brings the networks catalog of short videos, including its Staff Picks, short films, animations, music and more, to Rheos service.
In a blog post,Coursera co-founderDaphne Koller announced she is leaving the company to join Alphabet subsidiary Calico. Koller founded Coursera withAndrew Ng back in 2012 after working together on artificial intelligence research at Stanford.
Part of YCs Winter 2015 class, Instavest is a startup trying to turn investing an activity most of us are used to doing privately into a social activity. The sitelaunched about a year and a half ago with the goal of helping average retail investors learn from otherswho have more experience in investing and the stock market.
While it seems like a new food delivery business launches or gets funded every season in the U.S., several have scaled back, like Sprig, or shut down entirely like Spoonrocket. Among those that have survived, however, are smart sites and apps serving the office-catering corner of the industry, a $20 billion market in the U.S. alone according to research from Technomic.
Blockai is supposed to help photographers and artists defend their intellectual property. Now its launching a new feature to make that process easier or at least better-integrated with Twitter.
Blockchain could be “revolutionary” to international trade and commerce, HSBC says, after the bank unveiled a partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to trial the technology. Blockchain was developed alongside the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin.
Mathias Biilmann a former CTO of a firm that built websites for small businesses says developers have gotten so used to using Github as a central workflow, they expect the entire rest of the developer experience to work the same way. The way that a front-enddeveloper would work would be to go into a server and change how things were structured, but then Git came in and became the basic way of operating, Biilmann, co-founder of Netlify, said.
Joe Medved is partner of SoftBank Capital at Lerer Hippeau Ventures. One of the things I really love about working with startup founders is that they are by nature an optimistic crowd: They set out to build amazing things, change the world and fundamentally shift the way people view things.
One of the few remaining universal truths is that healthcare costs are too high. Insurance companies are bucking under the pressure from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and they are willing to try almost anything if it means reducing costs.
Funds aplenty: Singapore’s two big government investors bought US$1bil (RM4bil) worth of Alibaba Group shares. Reuters FRANKFURT/SINGAPORE: A succession of funding deals by deep-pocketed sovereign wealth funds have thrown a life preserver to some of the worlds biggest private tech firms whose high valuations have come under scrutiny in the past year.