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Consumers get another digital home health offering as Tyto Care and Best Buy launch TytoHome – TechCrunch

Best Buy is partnering with the Israeli technology Tyto Care to become the official retailer for the company’s all-in-one digital diagnostics kit through its physical stores in California, the Dakotas, Ohio and Minnesota and through its online store. Tyto previously sold its technology through healthcare plans, making its handheld examination device with attachments that act
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Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce – TechCrunch

Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its operations as the company’s co-founder Sebastian Thrun seeks to bring costs in line with revenue without curbing growth, TechCrunch has learned. The objective is to do more than simply keep the company afloat, Thrun told
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On the heels of a $40 million round, TriNetX brings its services for drug trials to Europe – TechCrunch

The market for technology and services for clinical drug trials is expected to reach $68.9 billion over the next seven years. The trials, which are necessary to bring new healthcare treatments to market, are by necessity prolonged, complicated affairs. Several companies are vying for a piece of this multi-billion dollar pie with the offer of
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Rela, a Chinese lesbian dating app, exposed 5 million user profiles – TechCrunch

Rela (热拉), a popular dating app for gay and queer women, has exposed millions of user profiles and private data because a server wasn’t protected with a password. Rela disappeared from app stores in May 2017 after it was reportedly shut down by Chinese regulators, though the government never confirmed it took action. But the
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U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents – TechCrunch

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has chalked up another small legal victory against Apple in another patent litigation suit. A jury in a U.S. federal court in San Diego found Friday that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31M for infringing three patents, per Reuters. Qualcomm has filed a number of patent suits against the iPhone maker in the
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Space Force will be a Marines-like branch under Air Force authority – TechCrunch

President Trump is expected to sign into creation the Space Force today, as a special branch of the military overseen by the Air Force Department, according to a report in The Washington Post. The President’s decision is considered a win for the Air Force and Defense Department broadly, which had argued against setting up an independent
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SeaBubbles shows off its ‘flying’ all-electric boat in Miami – TechCrunch

We were promised flying cars but, as it turns out, flying boats were easier to build. SeaBubbles, a “flying” boat startup that uses electric power instead of gas, hit Miami this weekend to show off one of its five prototype boats — or six, if you count an early, windowless white boat they’ve lovingly dubbed
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Taali takes its popped water lily snacks from Y Combinator to the world – TechCrunch

Aditya and Aarti Kochhar Kaji didn’t set out to start the snack food business Taali Foods when they were studying for their business degrees at Harvard. The couple both hail from Mumbai and met at the University of Pennsylvania . They were married before starting at Harvard’s Business School and initially were interested in other areas
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The Green New Deal is long on vision, short on details, and a potential windfall for startups – TechCrunch

The Green New Deal has landed. Proposed by the rising star of the Democratic Party, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Senator Edward Markey, a longtime advocate for decarbonization in both the House and the Senate, the sweeping proposal is a grand vision for what a progressive push to rebuild American institutions for the 21st century looks
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Why Silicon Valley needs more visas – TechCrunch

Henrique Dubugras Contributor Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. More posts by this contributor Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup When I hear protesters shout, “Immigrants are welcome here!” at the San Francisco immigration office near my startup’s headquarters, I think about how simple a phrase
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