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  1. Lenovo Launches Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group to invest in Startups

    Marminova.com - Media 07.20 / 23:05 marminova.com
    Lenovo announced the launch of Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group (LCIG) at an event in Beijing, which is to support innovations outside of Lenovo. An investment of $500 USD million would be made initially into projects and companies that are on lines of cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, and internet services. Lenovo CTO He... The post Lenovo Launches Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group to invest in Startups appeared first on …
  2. Brand Names Are Important for Startups

    Domaininvesting.com - Internet 07.20 / 23:02 domaininvesting.com
    This may seem like it should be obvious to people who operate startup businesses, but brand names are important. This is especially true for startups that are seeking outside funding to grow their business. Not only does this seem intuitive, but there is a study that shows the importance of choosing a brand name. Check out this tweet from Evergreen, a domain brokerage and consulting firm: The name of a startup can have a huge influence on how much funding it gets (via @BIAUS)…
  3. Why Investment In EU Startups Continues to Decline (Hint, It's Not for the Reason You Think)

    Inc.com - Business 07.20 / 22:20 inc.com
    New data suggests that political uncertainty in the region has had little impact on venture…
  4. Amazon Quietly Buys a Startup To Make Alexa Smarter

    Mobile-tech-today.com - Technology 07.20 / 22:18 mobile-tech-today.com
    In a previously unreported move, data analysis and search engine start-up Graphiq has been acquired by Amazon to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant and other services, sources…
  5. Nashville music data startup Jammber strikes deal with Nielsen Music

    Tennessean.com - Technology 07.20 / 22:04 tennessean.com
    Nashville music technology startup Jammber has struck a critical agreement with Nielsen Music that will enhance data tracking for the music…
  6. How to Create the Right Culture for Your Startup

    Tech.co - Technology 07.20 / 22:01 tech.co
    While in the shaping phase of a startup, founders often forget about building an organizational culture. But the sooner you start, the better. What founders do not realize is that a culture will form one way or another – the one they want, o…
  7. Dandelion: an audacious and radical geothermal energy startup?

    Treehugger.com - Energy 07.20 / 21:07 treehugger.com
    Alphabet's X moonshot factory spins out a ground source heat pump…
  8. After Raising $62 Million, Overpriced Shipping Startup Can't Find Enough Lazy Customers

    Toyland.gizmodo.com - Technology 07.20 / 20:18 toyland.gizmodo.com
    After raising millions from some of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley, Shyp—a startup that picks up your stuff and ships it for you—told users today that it’s significantly downsizing its service, cancelling operations in three cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. It’s also laying off some of the…Read more…
  9. Amazon Quietly Buys a Startup To Make Alexa Smarter

    Toptechnews.com - Technology 07.20 / 19:03 toptechnews.com
    In a previously unreported move, data analysis and search engine start-up Graphiq has been acquired by Amazon to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant and other services, sources…
  10. Google Cloud: Announcing the winners of our Machine Learning Startup Competition

    Dabcc.com - Technology 07.20 / 18:43 dabcc.com
    On Wednesday, July 12, Google Cloud hosted the finals of its Machine Learning Startup Competition in San Francisco. Launched at Google Cloud Next ’17 with our sponsors Data Collective and Emergence Capital, the competition aimed to bring together the best early-stage startups implementing machine learning. According to Fei-Fei Li, Google Cloud Chief Scientist of AI […
  11. Amazon Quietly Buys a Startup To Make Alexa Smarter

    Toptechnews.com - Technology 07.20 / 18:01 toptechnews.com
    In a previously unreported move, data analysis and search engine start-up Graphiq has been acquired by Amazon to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant and other services, sources…
  12. Amazon Quietly Buys a Startup To Make Alexa Smarter

    Newsfactor.com - Technology 07.20 / 17:49 newsfactor.com
    In a previously unreported move, data analysis and search engine start-up Graphiq has been acquired by Amazon to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant and other services, sources…
  13. New AI startup launches in Boulder

    Thedenverchannel.com - Colorado 07.20 / 17:32 thedenverchannel.com
    Boulder AI just launched this week, billing itself as one of Colorado’s only AI consulting…
  14. Rakuten Viber Acquires Chatter Commerce, The Startup Behind ShopChat

    IBTimes - Mobile 07.20 / 17:31 ibtimes.com
    The Viber app’s parent company Rakuten Viber has acquired the e-commerce startup Chatter Commerce. Financial details were not disclosed, but the acquisition signals Viber’s hopes of further integrating shopping within the chat app. Shopping right inside the Viber app was first made possible earlier this year with a feature called Instant Shopping. It was integrated through the app’s keyboard. The feature provides users quick access to local retailers’ catalogs and will let user shop/browse …
  15. This tech startup is launching a hipster bus route in London

    CNNMoney - Money 07.20 / 17:21 money.cnn.com
    Travel startup Citymapper is starting a bus route in London that will link hipster party neighborhoods to popular subway…
  16. Farming startup raises $200M from major investors

    Wimsradio.com - Indiana (IN) 07.20 / 17:11 wimsradio.com
    iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — A California startup that turns farming on its head has raised $200 million dollars from big-name investors such as Amazon chief Jeff Bezos. Plenty, a vertical farming startup based in San Francisco, has also garnered funding from Japanese media giant Soft Bank and Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt, according to the BBC. Founded in 2013, the company has an indoor growing system that utilizes less water and space than Read…
  17. Fintech Startup Receipt Bank Raises $50 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Insight Venture Partners

    Crowdfundinsider.com - Business 07.20 / 15:40 crowdfundinsider.com
    Fintech startup Receipt Bank announced on Thursday it secured $50 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Insight Venture Partners. Launched in 2011, Receipt Bank describes itself as an award-winning bookkeeping automation platform that automates the collection and data extractions of... Read More The post Fintech Startup Receipt Bank Raises $50 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Insight Venture Partners appeared first on Crowdfund…
  18. French Startup Navya to Build Autonomous Shuttle Buses in Michigan

    Bodyshopbusiness.com - Business 07.20 / 14:43 bodyshopbusiness.com
    The 20,000-square-foot plant will produce the Arma, a driverless electric shuttle vehicle designed for “first- and last-mile transportation.” The post French Startup Navya to Build Autonomous Shuttle Buses in Michigan appeared first on Body Shop Bus…
  19. Why BMW Invested in Used Car Startup Shift

    247wallst.com - Markets 07.20 / 14:30 247wallst.com
    The venture capital arm of Germany's BMW has led an investment round to raise $37 million for used-car sales startup…
  20. This Danish startup evolved into a “newsletter company” because that was what its readers wanted

    Niemanlab.org - Media 07.20 / 13:48 niemanlab.org
    COPENHAGEN — Every weekday at noon, subscribers to the Danish news site Føljeton receive an emoji-filled email notification or push alert. That’s when the site publishes its daily briefing, which has evolved into its core editorial product over its nearly two years of existence. It’s published as an email newsletter, in Føljeton’s app, and on its…