Catalyst brothers find capital success with $2.4m from True

By Danny Crichton Over the past few years, the old language of “customer support” has been supplanted by the new language of “customer success.” In the old model, companies would essentially disappear following the conclusion of a sale, merely handling customer problems when they arose. Now, companies are actively reaching out to customers, engaging them…

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Meet the quantum blockchain that works like a time machine

By John Biggs A new – and theoretical – system for blockchain -based data storage could ensure that hackers will not be able to crack cryptocurrencies once we all enter the quantum era. The idea, proposed by researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, would secure our crypto futures for decades to…

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Meet the quantum blockchain that works like a time machine

By John Biggs A new – and theoretical – system for blockchain -based data storage could ensure that hackers will not be able to crack cryptocurrencies once we all enter the quantum era. The idea, proposed by researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, would secure our crypto futures for decades to…

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Spotify beefs up its free tier as Apple Music gains traction

By Jordan Crook Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify’s Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app. By leveraging their investment in machine learning, Spotify’s new free tier recommends music to users on the fly. That said, the free tier has always limited users to…

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Flipboard launches a new tech section

By Anthony Ha With recent changes, Flipboard has been placing a big emphasis on allowing readers to go deep on their interests. Now it’s adding even more features around one particular interest, in the Technology section of the Flipboard website and app. “We want to make Flipboard definitive for tech insiders and enthusiasts,” said CEO…

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Amazon to Start Offering In-Car Deliveries

The company said it has teamed with General Motors Co. and Volvo Cars to start offering in-car deliveries, giving its couriers access to potentially millions of vehicles in 37 U.S. markets. Source:: https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-can-now-deliver-packages-to-your-car-1524568172?mod=rss_Technology Related posts: Snapchat now lets advertisers sell products directly through Lenses ZTE said to be meeting with Google over US export ban…

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Belgium’s Cowboy raises $3M led by Index to launch a smarter e-bike

By Steve O’Hear Cowboy, the startup that’s building a new, smarter electronic bicycle, quietly launched in its home country of Belgium this past week, whilst simultaneously disclosing it has raised $3 million in seed funding. Notably, the round is led by Index Ventures. The London and San Francisco-based VC appears to be particularly bullish on…

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