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16 billion bitcoin exchange coinbase continues its acquisition spree snapping up another small crypto company
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See you on this Thursday in Chicago

Some folks I met in Chicago are holding an amazing event at a great place on South Canalport Avenue. This former macaroni factory now builds startups and I’ll be helping judge their pitch-off alongside some Chicago luminaries. You can RSVP here and sign up for a spot to pitch here. They’ll ch…

By John Biggs
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Apr 16, 2018

Bumble drops Facebook login requirement

The week after Mark Zuckerberg testified in front Congress, Bumble is announcing that it will no longer require that users have a Facebook account to log in. The popular women-first dating app is set to institute the change to its registration process tomorrow. Facebook has long been a prerequisite…

By Brian Heater
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Apr 16, 2018

Target debuts same-day delivery for in-store purchases in some urban markets

Target wants to make it easier for customers in urban markets to shop its store and get their hauls home, without having to lug their bags onto the subway or other public transit. These customers may skip buying heavier items like 12-packs of soda, big bags of dog food, gallons of water, new beddin…

By Sarah Perez
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Apr 16, 2018

Coinbase buys Earn.com and makes CEO Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO

Coinbase, the prominent cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its most significant piece of M&A to date after it agreed to buy Earn.com, the U.S. startup that uses the blockchain for its paid-email service, in a deal worth over $120 million. In additional, Coinbase has appointed Earn.com co-fo…

By Jon Russell
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Apr 16, 2018

Lyft riders tipped 8% more on average in 2017

Lyft drivers have earned more than $500 million in tips to date, Lyft announced today. Since fleshing out tip functionality last June to encourage higher tip amounts, tip averages increased by nearly 8 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. While it took four years for Lyft to reach $100 million in tips…

By Megan Rose Dickey
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Apr 16, 2018

Watch SpaceX launch NASA's latest exoplanet-hunting satellite

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today during a 30 second window at 6:32pm EDT. Onboard is NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) designed to find exoplanets. SpaceX said this morning there’s an 80 percent chance of launching today. Following the launch, SpaceX will atte…

By Matt Burns
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Apr 16, 2018

Here’s the ultra-low-light phone camera Sony promised

Sony promised an ‘ultra low-light camera’ during its Mobile World Congress press conference back in February. The off-hand announcement was intended to throw a bit of shade at Samsung’s recent flagship, but ultimately had the unintended consequence of undermining the company’s own newly announced X…

By Brian Heater
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Apr 16, 2018

Porsche plans 500 fast charging stations across US

Porsche is planning a Supercharger-like network of fast charging stations at dealerships and highway locations across the US. There will be at least 500 by the end of 2019 according to Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche Cars North America, speaking to Automotive News. The timing coincides with the launc…

By Matt Burns
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