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Defense Secretary Tries To Thaw Relations With Silicon Valley, Opens New ‘Defense Innovation Unit X’ — U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is trying to mend relations with Silicon Valley a year and a half tensions between the industry and the military exploded when Edward Snowden exposed NSA surveillance efforts using data from Internet giants like Google.

Assured Labor Raises $6.75M, Has Connected Workers With 100K Jobs In Latin America’s Informal Sector — Long before LinkedIn went public or before a plethora of on-demand startups began washing the Bay Area and other U.S. cities with services at the click of a button, there was this startup from a MIT grad called Assured Labor.

Mixmax Raises $1.5M From Harrison Metal, Floodgate To Bring Interactive Apps To E-mail — Mixmax, which is making e-mail interactive with apps that set-up calendar meetings and polls, raised $1.5 million from Harrison Metal, Floodgate's Mike Maples and Ann Miura-Ko, Ram Shriram of Sherpalo Ventures and angels Eric Ries, Soundcloud CEO Alex Ljung, Nuzzel CEO Jonathan Abrams, Inkling CEO Matt MacInnis and Soundcloud's Eric Wahlforss.

Early Twitter Vets Launch Color Genomics To Make Genetic Screenings For Breast Cancer Affordable — I'm always excited when an experienced team from the consumer mobile world crosses over into a complex and formidable area like healthcare or biotech. With Color Genomics, we're getting just that. Elad Gil and Othman Laraki, who sold Mixer Labs to Twitter six years ago and went on to oversee search, geo and growth for the company, have joined forces again to do affordable genetic screenings for women.

Got A Team Distributed All Over The World? Teleport’s Tool, Flock, Finds You A Meeting Hub — The thesis behind Teleport, a new Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup from a group of early Skype alums, is that workers should be free to migrate to whichever city and country suits them best.

Oscar Raises $145M At A $1.5B Valuation To Build A New Healthcare, Insurance Giant — Oscar, a company founded to rethink how a health insurer should look and act in the digital age and after the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, is scaling up with a big $145 million round of funding led by Peter Thiel and Brian Singerman at Founders Fund.

A Conversation With DemocracyOS, The YC Non-Profit That Built A Latin American Political Party — One of the stranger things that Y Combinator has supported - among the many more interesting things they've started to back like prosthetic legs, macrobiotic research and Uber-for-marijuana startups - is a non-profit that built an entire political party in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Glossier CEO On Building A Skincare, Cosmetics Empire Online At Disrupt NY — The world's major cosmetics companies like L'Oreal and Shisheido are at least a century old. But a New York-based startup from a former fashion assistant at Vogue and W is making waves. Emily Weiss is the founder and CEO of Glossier, a skincare and cosmetics line that raised $8.4 million from Thrive Capital and other investors.

San Francisco Supervisor, Mayor Proposes Tighter Regulations On Short-Term Rentals, Airbnb — San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell and Mayor Ed Lee are backing a new set of tighter regulations on short-term rentals and their biggest hosting platforms like Airbnb. After years of avoiding the subject, the city's legislative body finally legalized short-term stays last fall and put certain controls on them, including requiring the host to register with the city.

AfterCollege Acquires CollegeFeed To Support Recent Grads Hunting For Jobs — AfterCollege, a platform supporting entry-level jobs and internships for recent college grads, just acquired CollegeFeed, a social network for job-seeking college students started by a former Googler. CollegeFeed, started by Sanjeev Agrawal and Aman Khanna, helps students from universities like Stanford and Carnegie Mellon connect with entry-level jobs.
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