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Data flows from NASA's TESS Mission, leads to discovery of Saturn-sized planet

LakeArrowhead (#1) 27 days ago Science data flows nasas tess mission leads discovery saturn-sized planet All https://www.sciencedaily.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Astronomers who study stars have contributed to the analysis of a planet discovered by NASA's new TESS Mission. It's the first planet identified by TESS for which the oscillations -- 'starquakes' -- of the planet's host star could be measured.
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McDonald’s is acquiring Dynamic Yield to create a more customized drive-thru

LakeArrowhead (#1) 29 days ago Business mcdonalds acquiring dynamic yield create customized drive-thru All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
McDonald’s is announcing an agreement to acquire personalization company Dynamic Yield. The announcement does not include a price, but a source with knowledge of the deal said that it’s more than $300 million. This is the fast food chain’s largest acquisition in 20 years. Dynamic Yield works with brands across e-commerce, travel, finance and media […]
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Guesty, a tech platform for property managers on Airbnb and other rental sites, raises $35M

LakeArrowhead (#1) 33 days ago Business guesty tech platform property managers airbnb rental sites raises 35m All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
The growth of Airbnb — and likewise other platforms like Booking.com, VRBO and HomeAway for listing and renting short-term accommodation in private homes — has spawned an ecosystem of other businesses and services, from those who make money renting their homes, to cleaning companies that make properties “Airbnb-ready,” to those who help design listings that […]
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Veteran tech journalist Dan Frommer launches his own subscription publication, The New Consumer

LakeArrowhead (#1) 33 days ago Business veteran tech journalist dan frommer launches subscription publication consumer All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Dan Frommer has worked at some of the best-known publications in tech and business journalism — he was editor in chief of Recode, an editor at Business Insider and he’s even done some writing and chart-making for TechCrunch. But he’s also started his own things, including the tech news site SplatF and the mobile travel […]
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Tech investors see bugs as a big business as Ÿnsect raises $125 million

LakeArrowhead (#1) 60 days ago Business tech investors bugs big business ÿnsect raises 125 million All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
A company using advanced technologies to grow and harvest mealworms (larval beetles) at scale is on track to become one of the venture capital industry’s oddest billion-dollar investments. Ÿnsect, (pronounced ‘insect”) is a Paris-based producer of insect protein that has just closed on $125 million as the company looks to expand into North America selling […]
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Aging Americans are a big market for tech investors, who also want to track their parents

LakeArrowhead (#1) 64 days ago US News aging americans big market tech investors track parents All https://www.cnbc.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Techies are finding new uses for consumer devices to help monitor their aging parents, who are increasingly opting to live independently.
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Facebook Can't Gather Users' Data From Other Websites, German Antitrust Office Says

LakeArrowhead (#1) 75 days ago World News facebook gather users data websites german antitrust office All https://www.npr.org   Discuss  | Add To 
Facebook "was able to build a unique database for each individual user and thus to gain market power," says Andreas Mundt, of Germany's Federal Cartel Office.
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Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018

LakeArrowhead (#1) 113 days ago Business venture capital global expansion blockchain drones characterize african tech 2018 All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
2018 saw Africa’s tech sector become more dynamic and international. Here’s a snapshot of the news that shaped African tech over the last year.
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Captiv8 report highlights data for spotting fake followers

LakeArrowhead (#1) 119 days ago Business captiv8 report highlights data spotting fake followers All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Captiv8, a company offering tools for brands to manage influencer marketing campaigns, has released its 2018 Fraud Influencer Marketing Benchmark Report. The goal is to give marketers the data they need to spot fake followers — and thus, to separate the influencers with a real following from those who only offer the illusion of engagement. […]
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The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech

LakeArrowhead (#1) 142 days ago Business economics tradeoffs ad-funded smart city tech All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy, and politicized process. Third-parties are helping build infrastructure at no cost to cities by paying for projects entirely through advertising placements on the new equipment. I try to dig into the economics […]

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