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Google Ventures founder Bill Maris announces departure

Google Ventures founder Bill Maris announces departure

Google Ventures founder and CEO Bill Maris has announced his intention to leave the Alphabet subsidiary he helped bring to life seven years ago. Under his leadership, Google Ventures - known simply as GV since last year - grew to become a venture capital firm that has $2.4 billion in assets, investments in popular companies like Uber and Nest, and offices dotted around the US and UK.

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Lyft is rolling out physical gift cards with Starbucks perk

Lyft is rolling out physical gift cards with Starbucks perk

Lyft has partnered with Starbucks to offer physical gift cards for the ridesharing service. The gift cards would ordinarily only be worth grabbing if you’re giving someone a gift, but Starbucks is tossing its own perk into the mix: a $5 gift card as a bonus when buying a $20 gift card. That’s enough to get a coffee or two for your morning commute, and may be reason enough to get a physical card instead of using your bank card.

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Oracle hack could impact payments for hundreds of thousands of businesses

Oracle hack could impact payments for hundreds of thousands of businesses

There's some potentially bad news for a lot of Oracle customers surfacing today, as it seems the company has fallen victim to a data breach. According to KrebsOnSecurity, the breach affected Oracle's MICROS division, which provides point-of-sale systems and support for many businesses around the world. In fact, the number of locations using MICROS around the world comes in at more than 330,000, spread across 180 different countries.

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Lyft will soon allow users to add a stop mid-ride

Lyft will soon allow users to add a stop mid-ride

Lyft is plotting to roll out a feature that may give it something of an edge against Uber, announcing today that riders will soon be able to add another stop to their trip, even if they're already en route. This will be done through the Lyft app itself, updating the route once the stop has been added, with Lyft promising this will result in a "seamless" experience for both the driver and the rider.

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Snapchat pens multi-year deal with NBCUniversal for original shows

Snapchat pens multi-year deal with NBCUniversal for original shows

NBCUniversal has penned a multi-year deal with Snapchat that will have it creating new shows of one sort or another for the messaging app. These original shows will in some way hinge on NBCU’s more popular shows like SNL and The Tonight Show, but it isn’t clear at this point exactly what form these shows will take. We do know, however, that the show “The Voice on Snapchat” will be the first to premiere.

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Roland Corporation snatches up 70% stake in V-MODA

Roland Corporation snatches up 70% stake in V-MODA

Japanese music company Roland announced today that it has purchased a controlling stake in V-MODA, an international company that makes high-end headphones and accessories. The deal will see V-MODA become one of Roland's brands, as Roland takes a controlling 70% stake in the company while V-MODA founder and CEO Val Kolton retains the remaining 30%. This won't be the first time the two have joined forces, as Roland and V-MODA have partnered to develop products in the past.

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Apple acquires Turi, an AI and machine learning startup

Apple acquires Turi, an AI and machine learning startup

Apple has acquired Seattle-based AI and machine learning startup Turi, according to sources, for around $200 million. Apple has not confirmed details about the acquisition, instead proffering its blanket statement that, on occasion, it buys small tech companies and generally doesn’t talk about why. Sources say the Turi team will probably remain in Seattle, but it isn’t known what exactly Apple has planned for the company.

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Amazon One is the retail giant’s first branded air cargo plane

Amazon One is the retail giant’s first branded air cargo plane

Amazon has dreams to conquer the skies with its packages just as it does on land. But its ambitious drone plans still have a long way to go. And those drones won't cut it anyway when it comes to heavy duty, long distance deliveries. That is why Amazon is leasing 40 airplanes to carry the load for it. And to make sure there's no mistake that the plane is an Amazon bearer, it is pouring paint over them to give them Amazon oh so recognizable branding. Introducing Amazon One.

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Dish unveils new low-cost skinny bundle with channel add-ons

Dish unveils new low-cost skinny bundle with channel add-ons

Dish Network has announced the launch of Flex Pack, a skinny bundle of sorts that starts at $29.99/month and gives subscribers more freedom in regards to which channels they get. Anyone who has subscribed to Sling TV or PlayStation Vue should be familiar with the bundle — it includes a core package of channels and then has eight optional add-on channel packs grouped by category, such as a Kids Pack and a News Pack.

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Embattled Theranos Inc talks up new minilab test system

Embattled Theranos Inc talks up new minilab test system

Theranos is a heath technology firm that is having massive troubles right at this moment. It's CEO has been banned from running any lab facilities for two years and the company as a whole has been barred from receiving any Medicare or Medicaid payments, often a deathblow in the medical world. Despite all its troubles, Theranos is still trying to get new gear onto the market and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes has recently talked up the company’s new minilab.

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Instagram will soon let all users filter and block comments

Instagram will soon let all users filter and block comments

Instagram will give all of its users the ability to moderate the comments on their posts, according to a new report, with the feature being set to rollout gradually soon and more broadly in the next handful of months. This news follows Instagram’s launch of comment moderation for businesses, something that allows them to block comments that contain words and phrases flagged as offensive. In this case, the planned moderation feature will be going live for high profile accounts first, aiding in the elimination of abuse and more.

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Microsoft Phone future gets darker with 2,850 layoffs

Microsoft Phone future gets darker with 2,850 layoffs

What Microsoft says and what Microsoft does are two very different things. Granted, it hasn't actually committed to a solid smartphone hardware business, but it hasn't completely discounted that future either. But if there were any doubt that Microsoft doesn't really have smartphones in mind, as far as devices are concerned, this revelation of nearly 3,000 job cuts should probably banish all that. And with that employee exodus, Microsoft has practically rid itself of the Nokia smartphone business that it acquired two years ago to the tune of $7.2 billion.

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