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Squarespace now sells you domain names directly so you can sidestep GoDaddy

Website builder Squarespace is adding an extra string to its bow today with the launch of Squarespace Domains, a service that helps users procure more than 200 top-level domain (TLD) names from $20 to $70 a year. Founded in 2004, Squarespace has built a solid reputation in the creative realm, with a DIY platform for […]

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Huawei enters the virtual reality fray with a new wearable headset that connects to your phone

One week after unveiling its P9 flagship smartphone, Chinese electronics giant Huawei has now joined the throng of tech companies embracing virtual reality (VR), with a new wearable headset of its own. Unlike Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or PlayStation VR, Huawei is adopting a Samsung Gear VR-style approach, which means that this only works in […]

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Google’s free public Wi-Fi hits 10 Indian train stations as Internet companies take control

ANALYSIS: Back in September, Google promised to bring Wi-Fi to hundreds of train stations across India, an initiative that kicked off in Central Mumbai in January. Today, the program is available in 10 stations, after the Internet giant opened high-speed public Wi-Fi in Bhopal, Ernakulam Jn, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Kacheguda, Pune, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, and Raipur. “We hope […]

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Mobile-first tutoring service MathCrunch becomes Yup, expands into science

MathCrunch, the mobile-first education startup that helps students find personal tutors, has announced a pivot as it changes its name to Yup and expands beyond math into chemistry and physics. Alongside today’s topic expansion and name change, the company has also revealed that it has added $4 million more to its coffers, taking its total seed […]

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Identity verification startup Onfido raises $25 million to inject more trust into the sharing economy

Identity verification startup Onfido has raised $25 million from Idinvest Partners, Wellington Partners, and CrunchFund. The cash influx will be used to “meet rising demand from the U.S. and international markets,” the company said in an announcement. Onfido had previously raised a little more than $5 million, including a $4.5 million series A round last […]

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WordPress.com bloggers can now include share buttons for WhatsApp, Telegram, and Skype

Omnipresent publishing platform WordPress.com has gained a triumvirate of new share buttons today, with bloggers now able to offer readers easy options to share articles across WhatsApp, Telegram, and Skype. Adding to the existing share-button options — which include sharing with the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit — this latest move makes a great […]

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Meet Meucci, the startup that raised $6M for a group calling app that works on cellular networks

A new startup has launched this month with one raison d’être: to make group calling easier and more accessible on mobile phones. Available for Android and iOS, Meucci works like other messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, insofar as you register for the service with your mobile phone number, and then you can message or call […]

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Meet Meucci, the startup that raised $6M for a group calling app that works on cellular networks

A new startup has launched this month with one raison d’être: to make group calling easier and more accessible on mobile phones. Available for Android and iOS, Meucci works like other messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, insofar as you register for the service with your mobile phone number, and then you can message or call […]

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Accel targets ‘unprecedented opportunity’ in Europe and Israel with fresh $500 million fund

Venture capital firm Accel has announced a fresh $500 million as it looks target what it calls an “unprecedented opportunity” to back “the next generation of entrepreneurs” in Europe and Israel. Founded out of Palo Alto, California, in 1983, Accel has since launched offices in New York, Bangalore, and London — the company’s U.K. hub […]

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Jaguar Land Rover vies to improve travel with new venture that builds apps and on-demand services

British automotive brand Jaguar Land Rover has announced a new spinoff business that will build apps and on-demand services to “overcome modern travel and transport challenges,” the company announced today. A subsidiary of India’s Tata Motors since it was acquired from Ford in 2008, Jaguar Land Rover has today lifted the lid on InMotion, an […]

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Twitter board shake-up: Martha Lane Fox and Hugh Johnston replace Peter Currie and Peter Chernin

Twitter is adding two new members for its board of directors, an SEC filing reveals today. The social network revealed that Martha Lane Fox, the British cofounder of travel website LastMinute.com; and PepsiCo vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) Hugh Johnston have been elected. Given that the board has two new members joining, this […]

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