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Ybrain Raises $3.5M To Fund Trials Of Its Wearable For Alzheimer's Patients

Ybrain, a Korean startup that makes wearables for Alzheimer’s patients, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Stonebridge Capital, bringing its total raised so far to $4.2 million. 284 more words

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Samsung's New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

Samsung officially takes the cake when it comes to launching smartwatches: It just announced the Samsung Gear S, its billionth smartwatch device launching this year. 308 more words

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Taiwan-Based Streaming Music Service KKBOX Raises $104M To Expand Overseas

KKBOX, a Taiwan-based company that has provided streaming music services in Asia since before Spotify was founded, announced (link in Chinese) that it has raised $104 million from Singapore GIC (formerly known as the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation). 231 more words

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Kobe Bryant Reads TechCrunch

This month’s issue of Sports Illustrated is notable because it includes a long form feature by Chris Ballard on Kobe Bryant’s return to the game this fall. 556 more words

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SWAT Team Detains Popular Gamer Who Was Live-Streaming 'Counter-Strike'

An incredible video showing the apparent swatting of a video game player who operates under the moniker ‘Kootra‘ was published today.

Swatting is a prank that involves falsely telling the police of a dangerous situation so that a SWAT — special weapons and tactics (SWAT) — team is deployed in response, erroneously. 232 more words

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Microsoft Promises To Remove Scammy Apps From The Windows Store, Kills Off 1,500 Apps To Start

The Windows app store has a problem: it’s full of garbage.

For every popular app, there’s a dozen-plus apps trying their damnedest to trick the user into buying it. 318 more words

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Hardware Crowdfunding: Where The Venture Dollars Flow

Editor’s note: Matt Witheiler is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. You can follow him on his blog.

$211,290. That was the magic number that… 815 more words

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