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How tech companies are helping Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey

For Houston area residents still being pounded by record rains so intense that the National Weather Service added a new color to its precipitation map,

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Can the security community grow up?

As the times change, the security community needs to adapt.   We live in an imperfect world, as Alex Stamos, Chief Information Security Officer of Facebook

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FretLink raises $6.4 million to make trucks run like clockwork

Don’t you love it when there’s a fragmented market with many different actors and outdated tech products? French startup FretLink is using all the tips in the

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AI, autonomous cars and moral dilemmas

You’re a train conductor speeding along when you suddenly see five people tied up on the tracks in front of you. You don’t have enough

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How will Israeli innovation play into the global robotics industry?

In the last few months, a Singaporean University hired Nadine as a secretary, a Boston Dynamics employee pushed over his colleague Atlas who was moving

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Here’s why we only did three deals last year

There has been a huge disconnect between private and public company valuations over the last few years. This isn’t the first time I’ve said it. It

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The Golden Age Of Open Source Has Arrived

In the new economy, it’s not the code that matters — it’s how you use it to connect people to things they need. From 3D printers to Docker, open-source-based innovation is fueling some of the hottest digital capabilities of our time.

Finally — the golden age of open source has arrived.

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The True Impact Of The Snapchat Writedown For Entrepreneurs

Snapchat is worth a lot less this month than it was last month. Fidelity, one of tech’s most active late-stage cross-over investors, recently decided that

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How Early Exit Disease Stunts The Growth Of Midwest Startup Communities

There is an unnamed epidemic slowly traveling through the middle of the U.S. This epidemic goes by many names, but our venture fund refers to it as “early exit disease.” This disease spreads when founders realize sub-$20 million exits. Many of these exits could have grown much larger.

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Coding Academies Are Nonsense

Coding as a profession has recently catapulted from the dark rooms of nerdom into the shining light of mainstream appeal, and few people are better off for it. In 20+ years of professional coding, I’ve never seen someone go from novice to full-fledged programmer in a matter of weeks, yet that seems to be what coding academies are promising, alongside instant employment, a salary big enough to afford a Tesla and the ability to change lives.

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Egnyte Adds File Auditing, Intelligent Distribution To Hybrid Storage Solution

Egnyte is part of the popular enterprise file sync and share market, which includes Box, Syncplicity, Dropbox and a host of others. Egnyte has always tried to differentiate itself from the pack by forgoing an all-cloud solution, and offering a hybrid approach, which lets customers store files on-premises or in the cloud.

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The Patriot Act Is Cannibalizing America’s Economic Edge

You would think that when tech companies, the ACLU and the NRA unite for the same cause, the federal government would listen. That was not the case in this year’s USA FREEDOM Act vote where the Senate voted against reforms that would stop the NSA from collecting phone metadata.

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Tech Reacts To The Demise Of Partial NSA Reform In The Senate

The failure of the Senate to advance NSA reform in the current Congress isn’t too popular with the technology community. The demise of the USA FREEDOM Act — a half-measure at best — in the Senate is another loss for the technology industry, which saw many of its leading companies repeatedly call for the bill’s passage.

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HighQ Takes On The Enterprise Collaboration Space With An Eye Toward Data Sovereignty

London-based HighQ is opening a new data center in Australia, growing its bid to provide locally supported enterprise collaboration and file-sharing products. The company has quickly expanding revenues, and a key offering: If you use HighQ, the U.S. government will likely have a harder time than usual getting its hands on your data than if you use a U.S.-based provider.

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SourceClear Raises $1.5M Seed Round For Its Software Security Platform

Modern development frameworks and libraries can make writing software quite a bit easier, but at the same time, hackers are also aware of this and they specifically target popular frameworks to find potential exploits. Unless you constantly track alerts and update your frameworks religiously, there is a good chance you end up vulnerable sooner or later. SourceClear believes that the best approach to tackle this problem is to build security tools right into the development tools that developers are already using.

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TrendKite Raises $3.2M For PR Analytics, Recruits Dachis Group’s Erik Huddleston As CEO

TrendKite, a startup promising to help brands and agencies measure the effectiveness of their PR efforts, has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding. It’s

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Boxer Raises $3 Million To Tame Your Inbox

Email management company Boxer has raised $3 million in funding led by Sutter Hill Ventures. The company, which launched its iPhone app in June, will use the funding to expand

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