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The next tech bubble will last weeks, not years, and it will be gloriously insane

I’ve been there for the early ICO (initial coin offering) days for cryptocurrencies. I’ve seen companies raise hundreds of millions of dollars within hours, and I’ve seen valuations for startups that don’t even have a working product climb to billions.  And now that these clay giants have begun to crumble, I look back at the…

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‘The Real McCoy’ is the creator of ‘Rum Row,’ a place of organized crime in the '20s

Bill McCoy was a rum runner who never watered down his hooch. So when you’re talking about the 100% real deal, you’re probably talking about him—‘The Real McCoy.’  Presented by Startup on Crackle Read more… More about Startup , Boats Boat South , Alcohol , Illegal , and Drinks Read full post on mashable.com

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Amazon and Techstars host first-ever Alexa Accelerator Demo Day — here are the top pitches

The first-ever Alexa Accelerator cohort after their 2017 Demo Night in Seattle on Tuesday. (GeekWire photos/Taylor Soper) Part of Amazon’s strategy to get Alexa everywhere in the world is to encourage entrepreneurs to test the boundaries of what’s possible with its voice technology platform. That’s exactly what happened over the past 13 weeks in Seattle,…

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Stitch Fix has filed for an IPO, and the numbers look good

 Stitch Fix has filed to go public, finally revealing the financial guts of the startup which will be a test of modern e-commerce businesses that are looking to hit the market — and the numbers look pretty great! Let’s start off really quick with profits: aside from the last two quarters, Stitch Fix posted a…

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Mighty AI co-founder Matt Bencke dies at 45 after battle with pancreatic cancer

Matt Bencke worked for such companies as Microsoft, Getty Images and Boeing before starting Mighty AI in 2014. Matt Bencke , a fixture in Seattle’s technology community and co-founder of the startup Mighty AI, passed away on Wednesday after a battle with stage-4 pancreatic cancer. Bencke, 45, was diagnosed with the disease in August  and had…

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The first episode of ‘Bubbleproof’ sets the stage for chaos on Sand Hill Road

 Bubbleproof is a new mockumentary series following the misadventures of Reputation.com founder Michael Fertik and venture capitalist David Cowan as they launch a new fund. Watch the first episode of Bubbleproof… and if you like it, good news: We’ve already published the next three episodes. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

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Chegg Acquires German Math App Developer, Cogeon

Santa Clara-based Chegg, which develops online study tools for students, said on Wednesday that it has acquired Cogeon GmbH, a German developer of adaptive math technology and math apps. Cogeon’s flagship software is Math 42. Chegg said it will pay approximately $15.0M in cash for Cogeon…. (more) READ MORE>> Read full post on silicontap.com

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PayKey raises $10M for its millennial-targeted “social banking” smartphone keyboard

 Banks face an increasingly crowded battlefield in the fight for millennial customers. Not only do they have to compete with services like Venmo, but many messaging apps are adding their own peer-to-peer payment services. Tel Aviv-based startup PayKey thinks it has the solution with a smartphone keyboard that lets bank customers access financial services without…