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Indian startup ClearTax raises $2M from Founders Fund and Sequoia Capital

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techcrunch.com - ClearTax, a startup that wants to make filing taxes online in India easier, has added $2 million to its total funding just one month after announcing its angel round. Its new investors are FF Angel...

UberEATS launches in Singapore, its first Asian city

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techcrunch.com - UberEATS, the ride-hailing app’s food delivery service, launched today in its first Asian market. Singaporeans can now download the standalone app and order food from about 100 restaurants. Deliver...

Europe eyes new rules for online platforms

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techcrunch.com - The European Union’s executive body has today set out a series of proposals for new rules that would apply to a broad range of online platforms, from the likes of YouTube to Google to eBay, as part...

Climate votes at Exxon, Chevron signal growing demand to change business as usual

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mashable.com - For years, shareholders have been putting forward resolutions to try to encourage oil giants such as ExxonMobil Corp. and Chevron to consider the impacts of global warming in their business plans. ...

5 tenets for building a diverse and inclusive workplace

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mashable.com - This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. Over the last several years, we'v...

New MoPub report aims to help publishers navigate the ad network landscape

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techcrunch.com - Mobile publishers need to work with at least a few different ad networks — that’s kind of the whole point of ad exchanges like Twitter-owned MoPub. Today the company is releasing a report that shou...

Meet the latest cohort of Acceleprise startups, and the apps they built to make work easier

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techcrunch.com - Acceleprise, a San Francisco-based accelerator for enterprise tech and software-as-a-service startups, held a Demo Day for its third cohort of companies today. The accelerator invests $50,000 into ...

New fantasy sports app SportsHero raises $2.4M ahead of planned Australia IPO

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techcrunch.com - SportsHero is a new app that lets sports fans dabble in match predictions and show their skills off against friends and other game-watchers. The app is made by the team behind Singapore-based Trade...

Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked pitch deck reveals revenues, user numbers

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this week, we reported that the messaging app startup Snapchat was raising more money. Now we have more updates for you. An SEC filing is coming through today with information about Snapcha...

eero inks $50 million funding deal with Menlo’s Opportunity Fund, plans to sell products at Best Buy

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techcrunch.com - Just months after finally shipping its product to consumers, smart wireless routing system eero has pulled in a new $50 million in growth funding from Menlo Ventures, as the first investment from t...

Facebook will shut down FBX, its desktop ad exchange

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techcrunch.com - Facebook plans to shut down FBX, the ad exchange that allows advertisers to buy retargeted desktop ads using third-party tools like Criteo and AppNexus. The news was first reported in the Wall Stre...

A lending case involving top VCs moves toward a trial

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techcrunch.com - Elevate, a venture-backed company that uses big data to assess loan applications from people with low credit scores, has been called out as a predatory lender, including in Fortune last year. One r...

Alibaba faces U.S. investigation into its accounting practices

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techcrunch.com - Alibaba’s accounting methods are under investigation in the U.S.. The Chinese e-commerce giant, which went public in 2014 in the largest NYSE IPO in history, quietly disclosed that the SEC is looki...

EquipmentShare raises $5.5 million for peer-to-peer marketplace for heavy equipment

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techcrunch.com - To grow their peer-to-peer marketplace for construction equipment, Columbia, Missouri-based EquipmentShare has raised $5.5 million in a venture funding round led by Romulus Capital. Earlier, the “A...

ChargePoint raises $50 million to charge more cars

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techcrunch.com - ChargePoint announced this month that it had raised $50 million in its latest round of funding, thanks in large part to Linse Capital. That makes a total of $164 million raised from investors like ...

Uber and Toyota confirm strategic investment and auto leasing deal

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techcrunch.com - Rideshare wars just got even more interesting. Uber has confirmed a strategic investment and auto leasing deal from Toyota. “Toyota is a global leader in the automotive industry and Toyota vehicles...

Money transfer company TransferWise raises further $26M at a $1.1B valuation

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techcrunch.com - After months of rumours, TransferWise, the London-headquartered money transfer startup and fintech darling, has confirmed that it has raised a further round of funding. Described as ‘top-up funding...

TrendWatching Blog | Snapshots from the global trend community

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trendwatching.com - Room 485 is a young creative agency based in Moscow and Miami, specialising in communication & exposure projects, consumer engagement, brand identity and social media strategy for a range of influe...

Think positive and achieve | @ImpactfulCoach

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smartblogs.com - “If you think you are beaten, you are. … If you want to win, but think you can’t, it’s almost a cinch you won’t. … Success begins with a fellow’s will. … The man who wins is the man who thinks he c...

How to keep communication open between executives and the CEO | @YEC

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smartblogs.com - We kick off each of our weekly executive meetings with a “win of the week.” Allowing each member of the team to kick off the meeting with something that they are proud of helps to get things off to...

"Drive before you buy" for hiring success | @LeadChangeGroup

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smartblogs.com - Would you buy a car without giving it a test drive? Probably not. It’s a big expenditure, and you want something that satisfies your needs and feels good. You want to see how it runs and try it out...

How to build a self-governing company | @James_daSilva for @SmartBrief

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smartblogs.com - Sometimes I wonder whether all the leadership advice we put out here at SmartBrief is for naught. By that, I mean, is it true that empathy, and communication, and striving to serve others as a path...

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Editor's note

'For the first time in five hundred years, emergent behaviour is running ahead of the so-called hegemony of understanding communications. Essentially, people are back to being at the centre of the solar system and a brand that doesn't understand this, and can't surround the individual in the centre with different platforms of activity, will lose traction and meaning' Richard Seymour. His sentiment captures the theme underpinning evolutionRevolution.
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