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The top 7 startups from Y Combinator S’17 Demo Day 1

 A stem cell cryobank, self-flying personal planes, and an augmented reality data platform were amongst the highlights of the prestigious Y Combinator startup accelerator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day part 1. You can read about all 50 startups that launched today in verticals like AI and biotech, and check back later for the full list and favorites from day 2. For now, based on investor buzz… Read More

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Uber said to have considered automaker joint ventures for self-driving

 Uber was reportedly approached by an unnamed automaker about a potential acquisition of its self-driving business, according to The Information. The idea was shot down by Uber execs, but the approach did prompt debate at the ride hailing company around potentially partnering with an automaker on development of self-driving tech, possibly even through the formation of a joint venture.… Read More

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Netflix’s Stranger Things will be back for a third season

 Stranger Things, the Netflix show that become a surprise megahit thanks to its appeal to 80s babies and mix of horror, charm and general weirdness, will return for a third season. The show’s second season has yet to arrive (it’s coming October 27th), but co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer told Vulture that the third season has been approved already. Netflix likely has little to… Read More

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Ford outlines plan to build self-driving cars at scale to deploy with partners

Ford Fusion autonomous test vehicle Ford’s autonomous driving vision includes fleet manufacturing, and then deploying vehicles at scale with partners working in commercial service areas like taxi and delivery. The core of this plan starts with building cars tailor-made to “improve the movement of people and goods,” according to Ford VP of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification Sherif Markaby. Marakby,… Read More

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ClassPass plans launch in 10 new cities

 ClassPass, the subscription service that lets you work out where you want, when you want, has today announced that it’s launching in 10 new cities across North America. In September, interested folks from New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and San Antonio will be able to join the platform. Following the September launch, ClassPass will open up in Cincinatti, Calgary, Honolulu, Indianapolis,… Read More

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