Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry

 Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But it’s inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you don’t even get the (possibly whopping) bill until months down the road. Founder Katelyn Gleason wants to make it easier… Read More

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Udgivet i Angellist, billing, Eligible, Enterprise, Health, Katelyn Gleason, Startups, TC

Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them

 If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build your own detector within the company’s intuitive, non-technical, web platform to detect people and most other objects. Reza Zadeh, founder… Read More

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Udgivet i api, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Enterprise, object detection, Startups, TC, Video, visualization

Tobias Stone talks about identity, cryptography, and the future of citizenship

 In this episode of Technotopia I walk to Tobias Stone, a writer, entrepreneur, and academic. Tobias has been writing on Trump and Brexit and worked with Identity.ee, a workgroup focused on cryptographically proven citizenship.
Stone believes that the Estonian model of e-idenity is the future and that the mission for every country should be to make their workers, citizen, and expats digital. Read More

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Udgivet i autoplay, Biggs, computing, digital audio, donald trump, Europe, HTML, html5, iTunes, podcasts, Software, Startups, TC, technotopia

Get your pitch applications in for the Boulder Micro-Meetup

 A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. You’ll have 2 minutes to pitch in front of two local judges and then 2 minutes of questions. No slides, no props, no costumes (Ok, maybe costumes.) Boomtown is at 2060 Broadway B1 in the basement. To get there, park around Spruce and Broadway and it’s… Read More

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What do you want to ask SoFi CEO Mike Cagney at Disrupt NY?

 Have you ever wanted to know what makes a fintech startup tick, but didn’t have the chance, or the right person, to ask? Well, we’ve got you covered: Mike Cagney, the co-founder and CEO of one of the hottest fintech businesses around, is coming to Disrupt in New York for a fireside chat, and we want to hear what you’d like to know. More on that below. But first, allow me to… Read More

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Udgivet i Finance, michael cagney, SoFi, Startups, TC

Equity Podcast: Apple and Amazon buy more companies, and Uber’s saga

 Welcome to the second episode of TechCrunch’s newest podcast, Equity, our venture capital-focused show focused on the numbers, people and companies driving the technology industry. This week, TechCrunch’s Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself were joined by special guest Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson from Sapphire Ventures. We discussed the potential for rising… Read More

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Udgivet i Apps, car sharing, Equity podcast, Fundings & Exits, Startups, technology, transport, Uber

Instacart agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $4.6 million

 On the heels of a $400 million round at a $3.4 billion valuation, Instacart has agreed on a $4.65 million fee to settle a class-action lawsuit around claims that the on-demand grocery delivery startup misclassified its personal shoppers as independent contractors, and also failed to reimburse them for their work expenses. Read More

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Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi on the future of two-wheeled EVs

 Electric cars and buses have already begun to take over the world, but the motorcycle industry has been much slower to put out all-electric and hybrid models. TechCrunch recently caught up with Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi, who has been in the motorcycle industry for about two decades, to get his take on what could make electric motorcycles the first choice for riders. Read More

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Udgivet i Abe Askenazi, battery, charging, e-motorcycles, EVs, GreenTech, range anxiety, Startups, TC, Transportation, zero motorcycles

Post Intelligence says it can make your tweets better

Post Intelligence robot Social media can be hard. I’m not speaking hypothetically here. There have definitely been days where I’ve thought, Shoot, it’s been way too long since I’ve posted on Instagram or Twitter — and then completely failed to post anyway because I had nothing to say. Maybe I would’ve done better if I’d used Post Intelligence. Read More

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Udgivet i Advertising Tech, MyLikes, Post Intelligence, Social, Startups, TC

How Everette Taylor went from a homeless college dropout to chief marketing officer at Skurt

 There are roughly 58,000 homeless students on college campuses in the United States (according to the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth [NAEHCY] and Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]). That number could actually be much higher, given students’ reluctance to disclose any issues with their housing. That same dynamic is also in play… Read More

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Udgivet i Breaking Into Startups, Column, Education, Everette Taylor, homelessness, skurt, Startups, TC