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WearableX’s ‘smart’ new Yoga pant is aimed at the guys

By | June 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

A lot has been said about the coming future of wearables, but, it turned out, not a heck of a lot took off. It seemed most of us were happy with ‘wearing’ a smartwatch and leaving it at that. In fact, Apple’s recent announcements around the iWatch show that ‘wearables’ are not really about just wearing something with electronics embedded, but really about health. Now, we know that the home [...]

Pulumi wants to let you manage your infrastructure with code

By | June 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pulumi, a Seattle-based startup that’s coming out of stealth mode today, wants to make it easier for developers and ops team to define their infrastructure by writing code. Instead of using a cloud-specific configuration language, the service’s tools allow developers to define the infrastructure for their applications in the same programming languages they already use for the applications. The service has the backing of Madrone Venture Group and Tola Capital, [...]

Blockchain startups woo Enterprises with a private chain audit trail

By | June 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

By placing all the information about services or complex manufacturing and assembly processes on a private, permissioned blockchain, the idea is that a company can create an “immutable” audit trail of data. When you think about it, currently this involves a labor-intensive combination of paper and networks. But initial trials with private blockchains in the last couple of years have shown there is potential to reduce the identification process of [...]

Kaspersky pulls plug on Europol joint venture after EU parliament vote to ban its software

By | June 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fresh political woes for Russian security firm Kaspersky, which has reacted angrily to a vote in the European Union Parliament last week to ban its software — on the grounds that it has been “confirmed as malicious“. Kaspersky denies this characterization of its software, saying it’s “untrue”. It has also retaliated by pulling the plug on an existing collaboration with Europol, at least temporarily. In a statement, a company spokesperson [...]

Plum, the fintech chatbot that helps you save, adds theme-based investing

By | June 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Plum, the fintech startup co-founded by early TransferWise employee Victor Trokoudes, is continuing its mission to help you manage your finances and save money. The AI-powered Messenger chatbot already offers savings functionality, including round-ups and regular savings, and today is launching an investment tool that lets you choose fund investments based on themes, such as ethical companies or technology. Similar to competitors Cleo and Chip, Plum connects to your bank [...]

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos

By | June 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, TechCrunch took a major page from its playbook, the Startup Battlefield competition, and staged the event in Nairobi, Kenya to find the best early stage startup in Sub-Saharan Africa, and also to Sydney, Australia, to find the same for Australia and [...]