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Your.MD Scores $5M For Its AI-Driven Health Assistant

Your.MD is on a mission to improve the way we seek health-related, namely self-diagnosis, information online. If you’ve ever tried to google your symptoms, you know it’s not for the feint hearted. The U.K. health startup wants to change that via its ‘smart health assistant’ app for smartphones. Powered by ...

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Uber Ruling Is A Harbinger Of The Need For Employment Law Change

The recent ruling by a hearing officer with the California Labor Commission in a case involving an Uber driver is bad public policy. The issue this ruling addresses — whether the driver should be classified as an “employee” or “contractor” — is of crucial importance to Uber and all the on-demand companies that use a similar business model. Having a fleet of ...

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PayNearMe Lays Off Employees as It Forges Into New Territory

PayNearMe is a financial services startup that has managed to fly under the radar of the tech savvy. That’s largely because the six-year-old, Sunnyvale, Ca.-based company is focused on the roughly 25 percent of people in the U.S. who don’t have bank accounts to pay for things like rent and utilities and ...

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Manus Machina Is Building Gaming Gloves For VR

Immersive headsets continue to lift off company drawing boards, in the hopes of powering a new wave of virtual reality in the consumer space — whether it’s the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, Microsoft’s Hololens or HTC-Valve’s Vive, to name a few VR devices in the works (some others: FOVE, Razer… the list goes on). Big bets are undoubtedly being made that ...

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Ignoring Junior VCs Is A Mistake

Many first-time founders underestimate the value of junior VCs, which can be a costly mistake. Investors look for hungry founders because they have the grit to fight through sleepless nights, setbacks and roadblocks. Similarly, founders should be looking for hungry venture capitalists; they will find none hungrier than the junior ...

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