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Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost – TechCrunch

Shipwell, a startup pitching a marketplace for domestic ground shipping and fleet and cargo management services for freight trucking companies, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding. A booming American economy coupled with failing infrastructure and a low-margin business reluctant to adopt new technologies...

Shipwell, a startup pitc...

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The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens – TechCrunch

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics will also work their way through prepared food...

If investors at some of t...

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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch

In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying capital outside the Bay Area more than ever before. High-profile...

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Gaming community responds to Florida mass shooting – TechCrunch

The online gaming community is responding to the mass-shooting that occurred at a Madden 19 competition in Jacksonville, Florida, as reports identify the shooter involved in the attack and his victims. The shooter was identified by police as a 24-year-old white male, believed to be from...

The online gaming communi...

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At Disrupt, Hans Tung and Yi Wang will talk about the startup road winding from China to the U.S. – TechCrunch

Few investors have as deep a knowledge of the U.S. and Chinese markets as Hans Tung. For over a decade the prodigious investor (now with GGV Capital) has been racking up the miles on flights between San Francisco, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Beijing, and New York in...

Few investors have as dee...

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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions – TechCrunch

Sometimes smart contracts can be pretty dumb. All of the benefits of a cryptographically secured, publicly verified, anonymized transaction system can be erased by errant code, malicious actors, or poorly defined parameters of an executable agreement. Hoping to beat back the tide of bad contracts, bad...

Sometimes smart contracts...

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Google builds its own subsea cable from the US to France – TechCrunch

Google, like all major internet companies, often participates in building new subsea cables because it wants to own the connectivity between its data centers around the world. Those cables are typically built and owned by a consortium of companies (and sometimes shared by competitors)....

Google, like all major i...

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