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With Sandbox VR Star Trek: Discovery – Away a hands-on mission

Nothing beats the fun and good times in an arcade. And that's exactly what virtual reality arcades like Sandbox VR are trying to bring back. I've tried the company's latest VR experience in San Francisco, the Star Trek: Discovery – Away mission. And we all had a really good time, as Federation officers on an away mission on a mysterious …

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Why even the most stubborn entrepreneur will diversify his startup

When it comes to increasing the diversity of the workforce, companies that oppose the proactive search for different candidates would call it a "lower latte." In my work as Vice President for Diversity and Integration for one of the most competitive accelerator programs in the world I have all too often heard this argument from entrepreneurs. First, no, entrepreneurs who …

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Uber and Lyft have a chance to save themselves and the rest of us

It's been 10 years since Uber revolutionized hail riding. 2019 should be the year that ushered in a decade of tremendous growth with record-breaking IPOs. Unfortunately, 2019 becomes Annus horribilis . Their expansion stories are no longer enough for investors whose interest is shifting towards margin stories. IPO prices were nowhere near as high as expected, steadily declining over the …

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SoFi founder Mike Cagney's well-funded new startup raises another $ 100 million – TechCrunch

Figure Technologies, a nearly two-year-old San Francisco-based fintech company co-founded by Mike Cagney, founder of more established fintech firm SoFi, is once again collecting a lot of money. Figure had already raised $ 120 million in equity from a group of investors in February of this year, including RPM Ventures, partners of DST Global, Ribbit Capital, DCM, DCG, Nimble Ventures …

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Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security expire – TechCrunch

An extensive database of tens of millions of text messages most of which were sent by businesses to potential customers, was found online. The database is operated by TrueDialog, an enterprise text messaging provider and university provider that enables businesses, colleges and universities to send mass text messages to their customers and students. The company, based in Austin, Texas, said …

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A super-fast machine learning model to find the user search intent

In April 2019, Benjamin Burkholder (who, by the way, is great) published a media article with a script that uses SERP result functions to infer a user's search intent. The script uses the SerpAPI.com API to search for data and labels in the following ways: Informational – The person is looking for more information about a topic. This is indicated …

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