Revel co-founder’s new startup aims to build a web of authentic identities

iphone-horizontal-image_ar As people continue to think about how the rise of “fake news”, psychometric big data, and other developments in the tech world could have influenced big elections this year, a new startup called Authenticated Reality is launching today with a mission to help fix that with a focus on real-name identities and reputation management. The basic idea with Authenticated Reality (URL… Read More

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Google Maps lets you save and share favorite places with launch of Lists

google-maps-places-lists Google Maps is today rolling out a new feature to all users on iOS and Android devices that will allow you to make lists of places that you can star, save and share with friends. There are three different lists types built in at launch – “Favorites,” “Starred Places,” and “Want to Go” – the latter which is designed to serve as a… Read More

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Grab is buying Indonesian payment firm Kudo in its first major acquisition

grab grabtaxi Uber’s Southeast Asia rival Grab is in the process of buying up Indonesia-based online payment startup Kudo in its first major acquisition. A source close to discussions confirmed to TechCrunch that talks are ongoing and a deal could be announced as soon this week. Reuters first reported the deal, which it said would be over $100 million however our source suggested that the figure… Read More

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Nura gets $4.6 million in seed funding for its customizable headphones

Nura We tried out a prototype of Nura’s custom headphones over the summer and liked what we heard. Apparently we weren’t alone in that, as the Australian startup scored a massive $1.8 million on Kickstarter soon after – doubly impressive when you consider that, for those who didn’t get a chance to try the things on, backing the project was a bit of a crapshoot. Apparently… Read More

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