Post-Quantum Encryption No Longer A Laughing Matter

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locks In these post-Snowden times a lot has changed. Big picture stuff, like politicians legislating to curtail intelligence agency capabilities (or not). And smaller stuff. Like a ‘post-quantum’ encryption startup no longer being laughed out of meetings when they pitch their busine Read More

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Swarm Brings Back Mayors

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crown_1800 Mayorships. Enthusiastic users of the old foursquare likely feel a little pull at the heartstrings when they hear the word, given that the title was totally removed from both the new Foursquare and Swarm when the company split the app into two. But fret no longer, former mayors. Today, Swarm is updating the app to reinstate mayorships, as was promised earlier this summer. That means that users… Read More

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Dollar Shave Club Raises $75M To Fend Off Gillette And Harry’s

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Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 12.35.10 PM Dollar Shave Club, the subscription service for razors (and more!) has closed a $75 million Series D round at a pre-money valuation north of $500 million. This funding comes less then a year after a $50 million Series C, and brings total fundraising to $148 million. Read More

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GoFundMe’s Valuation Rises To Around $600M-$650M In Latest Funding Round

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gofundme nepal Our sources have given us some additional information since crowdfunding site GoFundMe confirmed its funding round last week, saying that the company is now valued at around a range of $600 million to $650 million. Read More

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Sources: Grand Rounds Is Raising At Around A $750M Valuation

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grand rounds ipad Sources are telling TechCrunch that Grand Rounds, which sells companies a service that gives employees access to healthcare advice and treatment from experienced professionals around the United States regardless of where they live, is valued at around $750 million as part of a new financing round. Grand Rounds works with companies to add an extra layer to their health benefits that… Read More

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TechCrunch Invades Austin Tomorrow

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Austin Skyline Get ready, Austin. For the fourth year running (maybe more, it’s hard to keep count) we’re visiting one of our favorite cities in the world to check out the shining stars of Austin’s ‘stay-weird’ tech scene. Tomorrow evening at the Palm Door on Sixth, we’ll be holding our world-renowned TechCrunch Pitch-Off, where some amazing companies will get exactly… Read More

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As Internal Threats Rise Investors Back New Security Tech

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13334048894_6e8b421c4e_o Amid this steady drumbeat of technology breaches and security snafus, venture capitalists have spent roughly $6.5 billion on new technologies to combat this menace, according to CrunchBase data. The latest company to benefit from this deluge of dollars, and the one that addresses the issue of bad actors inside corporate networks most directly, is HyTrust, which closed on $25 million. Read More

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