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Color Genomics raises $45 million to provide cheaper genetic tests that detect cancer risk

techcrunch.com — Othman Laroki and Elad Gil were sitting on Twitter's roof deck after their previous company Mixer Labs had been acquired. Gil had brought a small hard drive with him - which happened to contain data on his genome being sequenced - and Laroki wanted to take a look at the data.

Blue Bottle Coffee is raising another a big round of funding

techcrunch.com — The coffee wars of San Francisco are back on! We're now hearing from sources that Blue Bottle is raising a big round of financing a little more than a year after it raised a whopping $75 million.

Instacart raises guaranteed delivery payout rates, removing tipping option

techcrunch.com — Instacart COO Ravi Gupta will say that a bad day working in the on-demand economy can be plenty demoralizing even if offset by good well-paid days, and Instacart is going to be making some changes in order to even things out.

Pinterest hires a head of engineering for its new Seattle office

techcrunch.com — While there's plenty of talent in the San Francisco Bay Area - where Pinterest's main office is over at 5th and Brannan in San Francisco - it can be very costly to find and recruit that talent. And there's a lot outside of San Francisco as well.

Transit’s public transportation tracking app gets a big overhaul and $2.4M in funding

techcrunch.com — A big annoying experience of living in a city is checking a site like Nextbus for your bus or rail's arrival time, and then getting there only to find that you've missed it by a split second or the doors close as soon as you get there.

DataScience launches a service to easily query info and build models from anywhere

techcrunch.com — Many of the largest companies - like Facebook with FBLearner - in the world have built an edge for themselves by making the process of studying their users and data science ongoing, tracking closely how things change over time. But for other businesses, those studies might just end with a single chart or predictive analysis report.

Unilever said to be the early frontrunner to acquire The Honest Comapny

techcrunch.com — We're hearing from our sources Unilever has been in serious talks with the Honest Company, and may very well win the bid for the e-commerce startup, though our sources stressed that the deal is in early stages.

MOTI wants to help build positive habits with a little glowing robot

techcrunch.com — It can take a lot to build a positive habit - whether that's stretching every morning, drinking enough water or remembering to go on a run. Kayla Matheus and Laura Day hope to make that a little easier with a small robot that sits on your table or desk called MOTI, which is currently running a Kickstarter campaign.

How Apoorva Mehta hopes to build an Instacart empire with a promoted ad business

techcrunch.com — Instacart is one of the most well-known companies in what can be an extremely difficult on-demand delivery economy. It's known for being one of the pioneers of a new age of online grocery delivery, especially in light of the previous failure of companies like Webvan, but it's going to have a long uphill battle to profitability and sustainability.

Twitter launches on Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One

techcrunch.com — Twitter needs to figure out a way to continue to grow - and it certainly seems open to looking into a lot of new places outside your phone to figure out how to do that.
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Sep 27, 2016

RT @dog_rates: Meet Hercules. He can have whatever he wants for the rest of eternity. 12/10 would snug passionately https://t.co/mH0IOyFdIG

Sep 27, 2016

RT @TechCrunch: Color Genomics raises $45 million to provide cheaper genetic tests that detect cancer risk  http://tcrn.ch/2doN9qX  by @mattlynley

Sep 26, 2016

RT @EverythingGoats: I challenge @dog_rates to a formal debate. Time to goat serious.

Sep 26, 2016

the tech intelligentsia is tweeting abt pepe and i'm not sure how to feel rn

Sep 26, 2016

disney has a stake in MLBAM, which powers Twitter's sports streaming


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