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Construction tech company Aproplan closes 5 million Series A Not so long ago the administration needed to run a major construction project relied almost entirely on pen, paper, excel spreadsheets and faxes. That has provided a huge opportunity for startups to take a stab at digitising the construction industr
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JD.com invests $397M into luxury marketplace Farfetch as part of a new strategic partnership JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba, is pumping $397 million into Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, as part of a new strategic partnership. JD.com founder and CEO Richard Liu will take a seat on Farfetch
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Tantan, Chinas top dating app, raises $70M for monetization push and overseas expansion Chinese startup Tantan, which is probably most comparable to Tinder, has raised $70 million in new capital as it looks to monetize its business for the first time and explore overseas expansion options. Three-year-old Tantan claims 60 million ‘
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Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users Facebook is introducing a new feature to give users peace of mind around how their profile photo can be used and accessed by others.The social network today announced a pilot program in India that is designed to protect users who are concerned about
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Etsy will cut 15 percent of its workforce in a new round of layoffs Etsy has announced its second round of layoffs in as many months. In a statement today, it said it will cut 140 positions, or about 15 percent of its current workforce. When combined with an earlier downsizing announced in early May, this round brin
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The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products Since launching two years ago, wireless networking startup Eero has sought to make it easier for consumers to blanket their homes in strong WiFi. With the itsnewest hardware products, Eero took a step forward in that goal, in part by introducing a s
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Kalanick is out, but Ubers VCs royally screwed up, too, say industry watchers Travis Kalanick, who last night resigned from his post as CEO of ride-share giant Uber, has taken the blame for the company’s very long list of problems, from allowing a culture of sexual harassment to thrive, to skirting the law with its Grey
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Bill Gurley to leave Ubers board of directors Benchmark’s Bill Gurley is set to leave Uber’s board of directors, one day after the company announced the resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick following months of controversy over its corporate culture. A Benchmark spokesman told Bloomber
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Crunch Report | Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns The CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, resigns from the company, Tesla gets a new lead, Andrej Karpathy, for their autopilot program, University of Michigan students get driverless shuttles and Snapchat introduces Snap Maps. All this on Crunch Report. Read Mor
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Mercari hires John Lagerling from Facebooks management team to guide its U.S. strategy When Mercari became Japan’s first startup unicorn with a $75 million round last year, the funding was earmarked to fuel its goal of becoming the top secondhand marketplace app in the U.S. Now Mercari is doubling down on its efforts to succeed
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