Flywheel to stop online classes and offer trade-in for Peloton bikes after settling lawsuit

February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

After settling a patent infringement lawsuit filed against it by Peloton, fitness startup Flywheel will stop offering its At Home online classes on March 27. Current Flywheel At Home customers were emailed a trade-in offer --> READ MORE

Codeacademy has already outlived many rivals — is that enough?

February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Codeacademy, the New York-based online interactive platform that offers coding classes in a wide variety of programming languages, is a little like background noise; it’s been operating reliably since founder Zach Sims created the company --> READ MORE

Canadian online pharmacy, PocketPills has raised $7.35 million as it expands into Quebec

February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

PocketPills, which bills itself as the sole online pharmacy operating in Canada, has raised $7.35 million in new financing as it expands across the country. Through partnerships with insurers like Pacific Blue Cross the company --> READ MORE

Retail optimization startup Teikametrics raises $15M as it expands beyond Amazon and beyond ads

February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Teikametrics, a startup that helps retailers optimize their online ad spending, has raised $15 million in additional funding. The company launched with the goal of helping Amazon sellers advertise more effectively. More recently, it launched a --> READ MORE

How companies are working around Apple’s ban on vaping apps

February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Apple banned vaping apps in November 2019. Since then, the company has said very little about its decision, leaving many companies upset and confused about its blanket prohibition. Three months later, companies are working around --> READ MORE

UCLA backtracks on plan for campus facial recognition tech

February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

After expressing interest in processing campus security camera footage with facial recognition software, UCLA is backing down. In a letter to Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, a digital privacy advocacy group, UCLA Administrative --> READ MORE

Lack of big tech GDPR decisions looms large in EU watchdog’s annual report

February 19th, 2020|0 Comments

The lead European Union privacy regulator for most of big tech has put out its annual report which shows another major bump in complaints filed under the bloc’s updated data protection framework, underlining the ongoing --> READ MORE

Ex-YC partner Daniel Gross rethinks the accelerator

February 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Amid skyrocketing operating expenses, remote work has become an obsession for Bay Area founders looking to have it both ways, accessing Silicon Valley’s networks of capital and opportunity without paying steep premiums for talent. Daniel --> READ MORE

Snap accelerator names its latest cohort

February 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Yellow, the accelerator program launched by Snap in 2018, has selected ten companies to join its latest cohort. The new batch of startups coming from across the U.S. and international cities like London, Mexico City, --> READ MORE

Gmail’s new filters make it easier to search your email

February 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Gmail’s search is getting a significant update that will allow users to more easily narrow results to help them find a specific email. Before today, users could type in search filters by hand (e.g. label:work, --> READ MORE

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