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Tell us: Do you use Twitter to rant or rave?

3 hours 19 min ago
A recent research study found the most stressed-out cities by analyzing wording in 5 million tweets. Tweets using "stress" words were linked to anxiety, anger and negativity. Tell us: Do you use Twitter to vent your frustrations or celebrate life's moments?

Goodyear real estate tech company plans hiring after raising $1.5 million

3 hours 27 min ago
The company, which provides an identity verification service for apartment managers, plans to expand its workforce in the wake of its latest funding.

Here's what Littleton, Colo. submitted for Amazon's HQ2

3 hours 37 min ago
The city submitted 12 parcels of land for the project.

Tendril's M&A strategy hints at life after 'nine-figure' buyout deal

3 hours 38 min ago
Management turned down an acquisition and found a big investment to stay independent and grow.

Stanford to end fund that backs StartX accelerator companies

3 hours 53 min ago
Stanford University has announced it will shut down the fund it has used to back companies that emerge from StartX. Randy Livingston, the university's chief financial officer, told the Stanford Daily that the decision was partly due to Stanford's “desire to prioritize investment” in its long-range planning effort, an initiative begun in 2017 chart a course for the school’s future. “We invested in StartX’s program development because we saw the potential for it to provide great value…

Sheryl Sandberg admits Facebook needs to ‘do better’ to protect people in 2019

3 hours 54 min ago
Facebook Inc. hasn’t done enough to protect its users, and needs to improve itself to regain public trust, COO Sheryl Sandberg said Sunday at a technology conference in Germany. “Trust is so fundamental to the work we do,” Sandberg said at the DLD Conference. “We need to earn back people’s trust, and we’re not going to do that with words alone, but with the actions we take. “...I and everyone at Facebook understands and accepts the deep responsibility we have. We have acknowledged…

U.S. companies are rolling in cash, and they're growing increasingly fearful to spend it

4 hours 4 min ago
Political uncertainty and trade tensions with China have prompted many businesses to take a conservative cash position in recent months, bucking predictions that last year's tax-reform law would spur U.S. companies to reinvest cash from abroad in jobs and expansion at home. A Business Journals analysis of roughly 3,000 public companies found total cash holdings declined on a year-over-year basis through the third quarter, with many companies using repatriated cash for stock buybacks, acquisitions…

Dosh raises another $40M for cash-back app

4 hours 27 min ago
The financial-technology startup led by co-founder and CEO Ryan Wuerch announced Tuesday a $40 million series B funding, nine months after closing a $44 million series A round. Here's what the company is doing with all that capital.

Tesla faces $920M cash crunch if it can’t improve its stock price by March 1

4 hours 41 min ago
Tesla could be weeks away from paying out $920 million in cash to bondholders, potentially wiping out much of the company’s war chest, CNBC reports. With time running out, Tesla hopes to increase its stock price to $359.87 per share by March 1, a threshold that would allow the company to instead pay its bondholders in equity, rather than cash. The company’s stock hasn’t traded above $359 per share since mid-December, and crashed to as low as $300 per share on Friday, after CEO Elon Musk warned…

Denver-area cable company laying off more than 200 employees

4 hours 42 min ago
The affected employees are based in Colorado Springs.

Women Who Lead: Shiftboard finance chief Traci Chick knows risk comes with growth

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 8:29pm
The Shiftboard senior finance director started her career in a steady government job auditing contracts. Now, she's working for a startup.

Talking story about drones in Hawaii at the Hawaii State Capitol

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 7:49pm
If drones are becoming a bigger part of your business, you might be interested in a public workshop being held at the Hawaii State Capitol this Thursday, in Room 309, from 9 to 10 a.m. The Consumer Technology Association is organizing the event and will have representatives on hand from government and private industry, including Blue Hawaiian Helicopters; DJI; Drone Professionals User Group; Kamehameha Schools; Kauai Coffee Company; the Federal Aviation Administration's Honolulu Flight Standards…

This Chicago startup has created a Starbucks-like app for marijuana

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 5:15pm
A new Chicago startup is working to make the process of buying marijuana from dispensaries easier and more transparent with a new smartphone app. CannaTrac just launched its app this month, which operates as a marketplace where dispensaries can sell marijuana products and consumers can purchase them using a secure payments platform. The app operates similarly to the Starbucks app in that it allows users to load money onto physical or virtual cards, and pay with them in person or electronically. CannaTrac’s…

Legal Aid says 2 grants will fuel tech upgrade for attorneys, staff

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 4:00pm
Attorneys at Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo Inc. say it has long been laborious to use multiple computer systems and platforms to manage cases. Now, with a shot in the arm from a pair of grants, the nonprofit is making improvements in technology. Attorneys and staff also will have remote access to files in the field when meeting with clients and remain informed on when to appear in court. “It’s going to make the practice more seamless ... That’s ultimately what the goal is,” said Glenn Baum,…

AI policy is tricky. From around the world, they came to hash it out.

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:37am
Artificial intelligence seems to be everywhere, much hyped, much feared yet little understood. “The era of moving fast and breaking everything is coming to a close,” said R. David Edelman, an adviser in the Obama administration.

FTC regulators are debating a 'record-setting' fine against Facebook over privacy violations, report says

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:00am
U.S. regulators at the Federal Trade Commission are mulling a “record-setting fine” against Facebook for violating an agreement with the government over user data privacy, the Washington Post reported Friday, citing three unnamed sources familiar with the deliberations.  The fine being discussed would likely be larger than the $22.5 million fine the FTC imposed on Google, now a division of Alphabet Inc., in 2012. The Google fine set a record at the time for being the largest ever for violating…

UnitedHealthcare, Techstars to launch startup accelerator later this year

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 9:30am
UnitedHealthcare is teaming with Techstars to launch a health care startup accelerator that will select 10 startups to participate in a three-month program later this year. Operated by Boulder, Colo.-based Techstars, the UnitedHealth accelerator seeks to drive new health care innovations "that support payer and care provider efforts to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone." It will also focus on digital health and wellness solutions to improve the…

FinTech, staffing firms moving to City Center in downtown Milwaukee

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 9:00am
Startup firm Summa Financial Technology this spring will open a downtown Milwaukee office for its design and programming team.

Report: SpaceX's Falcon Heavy booster spotted arriving at Space Coast

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 8:30am
SpaceX is taking another step toward preparing for its next Falcon Heavy Launch — there's just no telling when it might actually launch. Blog site Teslarati that follows all things Tesla and SpaceX-related posted a photo of one of the Falcon Heavy's three boosters being transported to Florida's Space Coast. Once the center booster — the main vehicle that holds cargo nose at the top — is delivered, all three booster will head into the integration stage and testing. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based…

Protecting consumer data is a constant battle for legal pros

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 6:00am
We’ve all seen the news stories about hackers that gain access to sensitive information held by companies, exposing the private data of millions of people to the dark web. Most recently, Marriott International revealed that hackers breached its Starwood guest reservation database, which had information about 500 million guests. The breach enabled access to names, email addresses and credit card, phone and passport numbers. “It looks like Marriott’s issue arose from hackers gaining access…

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