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Start Ups

Trigger tells you when Trump tweets about your stocks

 Very few people can move financial markets with their tweets, but like it or not, President-elect Donald Trump is one of them. And while you can’t do anything to prevent the madness, you can keep up with it using a new tool from Trigger Finance.  Originally a class project at Cornell Tech, Trigger makes it easy for users…

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Facebook says people sent 63 billion WhatsApp messages on New Year’s Eve

Facebook-owned WhatsApp today announced that people sent 63 billion messages on New Year’s Eve, setting a new record for the app that lets people have chats and make voice and video calls. Within those 63 billion messages, there were 7.9 billion images and 2.4 billion videos, a WhatsApp spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. For…

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Hap2U wants you to get back in touch with your touchscreen

Gamers are familiar with the sense of touch you get from rumble controllers, but it’s a pretty blunt form of force feedback. But Hap2U  thinks we’ve all been out of touch. So the five-person French startup has created a prototype of touch-feedback technology for touchscreens. I felt the demo at the CES Unveiled party this…

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Theranos lays off 41% of remaining staff

Blood-testing company Theranos today announced that it has cut 41 percent of its workforce, less than three months after laying off 43 percent of its employees . Today’s move affects more than 150 people. Theranos is now working toward “commercialization of the miniLab testing platform and its related technologies,” the startup said in a statement…

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Education startup EQtainment raises $5 million to nurture your child’s emotional and social intelligence

EXCLUSIVE: How are humans going to compete with bots and AI down the road? According to child development startup EQtainment , it is emotional and social intelligence that will set us apart. The Manhattan Beach, California-based startup announced today that it raised $5 million from angel investors to further develop and launch its products, which include…

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French startup Gaspard’s connected mat makes wheelchairs smarter

French startup Gaspard unveiled a connected wheelchair with the ability to track a person’s position on the chair. It is one more smart device in the Internet of Things, and it could make life better for millions of people. Wheelchairs do a lot for people with disabilities. But modern technology can make them do a…

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As Trump inauguration nears, U.S. chip industry lays out concerns about Chinese rivals

As Donald Trump’s inauguration nears, the U.S. semiconductor industry and the White House filed reports  on its concerns about maintaining the rapid pace of innovation amid China’s ambitious industrial policy to boost its own industry. Semiconductor Industry Association President and CEO John Neuffer said in a statement that it welcomes the Obama administration report about…