MateLabs mixes machine learning with IFTTT

 If you’ve ever wanted to train a machine learning model and integrate it with IFTTT, you now can with a new offering from MateLabs. MateVerse, a platform where novices can spin out machine learning models, now works with IFTTT so that you can automatically set up models to run based on conditional statements. If you’re not familiar with IFTTT, it’s an automation tool for… Read More


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SoundCloud sinks as leaks say layoffs buy little time

 A tense scene unfolded yesterday as user-generated music streaming service SoundCloud held an all-hands meeting to explain to employees why it suddenly had to lay off 40 percent of its staff last week. Exiting team members wanted to know why they weren’t warned, while those that survived the cuts wanted assurance that the cost reductions would keep the company afloat for the long-run. Read More


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Bumble’s SuperSwipe lets you show interest before someone swipes left or right

 Bumble just launched a new feature designed to let you tell a match you’re really into them. Available now, SuperSwipe is a button that signals to a potential match that you want to match before they even swipe on you. Traditionally someone has to wait until they swipe left or right on you to find out you’re also into them. Here’s how it works: On each potential… Read More


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LeEco delays payroll until August due to ‘financial constraints’

 Some LeEco employees in China will not get paid until August. According to an official statement provided to TechCrunch, Leshi Holdings, LeEco’s holding company has decided to postpone July’s payroll until August 10th. This is at least the third time this year LeEco has delayed paying some of its workers.
Right now, it seems only employees in China will not get a paycheck into August. Read More


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A.C. Slater hosts ex-reality stars playing competitive Candy Crush. What?

 A CBS creative team must’ve done a lot of acid while bingeing 90s TV on their smartphones – that’s the only conceivable reason this Candy Crush TV series, hosted by Mario Lopez and featuring contestants pulled from past seasons of Survivor and Big Brother exists. That or CBS looking to learn a few tricks from MTV’s The Challenge, while also picking up some brand… Read More


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Astronomer raises $3.5M to make data analytics more accessible

 Astronomer aims to ease the pain around data analytics. Collecting data is just part of the operation. After the data has been collected, it needs to be assembled and organized and sometimes that’s the most time-consuming part of the process. Astronomer says its solution helps with this process, freeing up engineering resources to actually analyze the data. The Cincinnati-based company… Read More


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Lithium Cycles’ Super 73 Scout proves the simplest e-bike can be the most fun in city streets

 This past weekend I ditched my electric skateboards and decided to risk my life testing a whole new and evolving category of personal electric vehicles: e-bikes. Lithium Cycles is one such maker of e-bikes, is based out of Tustin, California and scored $300K of equity crowdfunding earlier this year. The market for e-bikes in the United States is expanding and the reasons are straightforward.… Read More


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