Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

 Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer.
Everyday engineers and designers have the luxury of operating without design systems, but large… Read More

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Udgivet i Airbnb, computing, design, Developer, Enterprise, react, Software, Startups, TC, vacation rental, world wide web

A chat with Imzy co-founder Jessica Moreno on building a kinder online community

 Jessica Moreno and her co-founder Dan McComas couldn’t find the kind of inclusive online community they were looking for when they left Reddit in the summer of 2015 so they left the Bay Area and headed east to Salt Lake City to start Imzy, a community platform encouraging kinder interactions with like-minded individuals. Moreno and McComas spent six years prior to… Read More

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Udgivet i digital media, Diversity, Imzy, Reddit, Silicon Slopes, Social, social media, Startups, TC

Sense360 raises $7 million to track customers in fast food restaurants

 Physical tracking in shops has been a global trend since at least 2013. Using a cell phone’s location data and video monitoring, retailers have been tracking customers’ movements through stores in an effort to regain some of the ground lost to the online retail experience. At least, that’s the argument from stores. And now fast food restaurants are picking up the rallying cry. Read More

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Udgivet i BirdEye, e-commerce, FirstMark Capital, Marketing, merchandising, mobile commerce, mobile phone, Nomi, online shopping, Qualcomm Ventures, retail, Retail Next, sense360, Shoppertrak, Startups, TC, technology, wireless

Lyrebird is a voice mimic for the fake news era

 A Montreal-based AI startup called Lyrebird has taken the wraps off a voice imitation algorithm that the team says can not only mimic the speech of a real person but shift its emotional cadence — and do all this with just a tiny snippet of real world audio. Read More

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Udgivet i Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, fake news, Lyrebird, Startups, TC, voice imitation

Oscar Health rolls out its small business product Oscar for Business

 Oscar Health, a startup rethinking health insurance for the digital age, is rolling out a new product for small businesses called Oscar for Business. The rollout comes as Oscar struggles with its original bet on individual insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a move which vaulted the company, now valued at $2.7 billion, to initial success. Oscar was the only startup that had the approval… Read More

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Udgivet i business, economy, entrepreneurship, Finance, Health, health insurance, insurance, Oscar, Oscar health, Startup company, Startups, TC

Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well-engineered

 The Juicero story is a funny one in some ways and a sad one in others, so let’s just assume they cancel each other out and admire the machine itself in a nice judgment-free moral vacuum. Read More

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Dairy might have snuck into Soylent 1.8 powder, prompting recall

 Soylent, the meal replacement drink/powder that frees people from the pesky task of eating so they can “use less, do more,” has recalled its Soylent 1.8 powder over the potential presence of dairy. Soylent 1.8 is specifically listed on the company’s website as “lactose-free.” Whoops. Read More

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Scrumpt now offers fresh, healthy lunches for kids

 Scrumpt, the healthy lunch for kids startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2015, recently launched lunch meal kits with fresh food. Before, Scrumpt was only focused on non-perishable foods and required parents to supplement the lunches with items from home. Read More

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Flush with funding, Instacart accelerates US expansion

 Grocery delivery startup Instacart recently closed a $400 million Series D round of funding at a valuation of $3.4 billion. Now, the company is putting that capital to work by accelerating its expansion across the U.S., and offering free Instacart Express memberships to entice new users wherever it goes. Read More

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Udgivet i Apps, eCommerce, Elliot Shmukler, Food, Fundings & Exits, grocery delivery, Instacart, Postmates, ravi gupta, Series D funding, Startups, TC, Venture Capital, Webvan

Facebook launches telco infrastructure accelerator with Orange

 Back in February, the Facebook-led Telecom Infrastructure Project led a call to put $170 million into startups focusing on solutions to improve infrastructure: the switching technologies, engineering, cabling and other components that go into building networking for internet and other communications services. Today comes one more advance on that front: Facebook and the TIP are working… Read More

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Udgivet i Enterprise, Facebook, infrastructure, Orange, Startups, TC, telcos