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Serial entrepreneur Ben Metcalfe joins newly independent VC Ridge Ventures

 Ridge Ventures, which is the new incarnation of the old IDG Ventures USA, has made a significant new hire in its path towards its future as a newly independent VC firm. It’s brought on Ben Metcalfe, formerly of WP Engine and Uber, as its first-ever Principal. He brings a very broad experience as an entrepreneur, angel investor, software engineer, product developer and operator, said… Read More

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Because someone had to make the first Cortana smart speaker

 People often stop after Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant when rattling off the list of smart assistants. Cortana really gets no love at all. The oversight can be chalked up, in part, to the fact that AI has been mostly desktop-bound. No one’s really bothered to take Cortana to the next level — Microsoft certainly isn’t taking the initiative. Read More

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You can now PayPal friends in Messenger and get help via chat

 PayPal users in the U.S. will now be able to send and receive person-to-person payments over Facebook Messenger, the company announced this morning. The deeper integration with Messenger’s platform, which will also include PayPal’s first customer service bot for handling customer questions and requests for help, follows a series of tie-ups between the two companies. Last year,… Read More

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Southeast Asia’s Sea formerly Garena to raise upwards of 884M in US IPO

 Sea, the Singapore-based digital entertainment firm formerly known as Garena, is set to raise upwards of $884 million when it lists on the New York Stock Exchange Friday under ‘SE’. The company, which specializes in publishing games but also offers payment and e-commerce services, has priced its shares at $15 — above the $12-$14 range it previously set out. Sea originally… Read More

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When 100BN is not enough… Softbank is planning Vision Fund sequels

 Softbank looks to be preparing follow on raises to its first ~$100BN Vision Fund. Speaking to Nikkei today CEO Masayoshi Son said: “The Vision Fund was just the first step, 10 trillion yen is simply not enough… Read More

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