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Life360 takes family peace of mind overseas with Yahoo! Japan partnership

The desire to remain close to and protect one’s family is as universal as anything, transcending language and culture. Which is why it’s little surprise that adoption of Life360, the family social network, has grown organically around the world despite limited localization efforts by the company to date. Today, the company is taking a more [...]

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Hong Kong authorities give a giant “meh” to regulating bitcoin

What the appropriate governmental response when citizens of your country have been scammed out of millions of dollars in wealth in a crypto-currency get rich quick scheme. Well, if you’re Hong Kong, apparently the answer is not much of anything. As Pando an others have reported, supposed bitcoin exchange MyCoin emerged as a multi-million dollar [...]

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Honk raises a stout $12M Series A to free stranded motorists from their auto-club shackles

Honk, which might be the greatest thing to happen to stranded motorist since run-flat tires, has raise a massive Series A round of funding. The Santa Monica-based on-demand, mobile towing and roadside service startup now has an additional $12 million in its war chest with which to disrupt the legacy towing industry. The round was [...]

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Andreessen: VC-entrepreneur misalignment is a myth

There has been a chorus of high profile investors beating the fear drum in recent weeks on Twitter, on their personal blogs, and on stage by criticizing overheated valuations and predicting a near-term market correction. It’s a necessary discussion, and the frequency with which we’re having it publicly today suggests that there may be more [...]

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Institutional grade: Nobel bitcoin exchange to woo Wall St. with Nasdaq trading technology

The Nasdaq brand travels the world over. I remember spending time in Asia in the mid-aughts as a banker trying to convince local technology companies to pursue small-cap IPOs in America. For these founders, it was Nasdaq or nothing – the NYSE didn’t even register as an option. The glimmer of Nasdaq’s technology-powered platform took [...]

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Awesome Deal: SKEYE Nano Drone

Save 41% on this teensy flying drone that can fit in the palm of your hand. It offers three flying modes for beginners, advanced, and seasoned pilots, and has 6-axis gyroscopic tech to help keep it stable. Flies for 7 to 8 minutes on a charge. Link Link 2 Price: $35 Continue Reading from the [...]

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Enter the “Samaccalacanis”: Three early stage VCs dissect the overheated seed market

Have you had your semi-annual dose of valuation hysteria lately? If not, three of the most highly visible, most active early stage investors in the game have got you covered in the form of a three-way tweetstorm battle royale yesterday.  Loopt founder and Y Combinator President Sam Altman, early Twitter and Uber backer Chris Sacca (Lowercase [...]

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Five Best Price Tracking Tools

Figuring out the best time to buy something requires constant watch over ever-fluctuating online prices, and some knowledge of how prices have changed in the past. Luckily, you don’t have to figure it all out yourself—there are great tools to help you do it. This week we’re looking at five of the best that will [...]

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