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iPhone accessory maker Shure claims iOS 11.3 to be released next week, includes fix for their mics
Shure, a company that makes mics for iPhones with Lightning connectivity alongside their range of professional audio gear, claims on Twitter that iOS 11.3 is due out for everyone next week.
Feb 24 1:04PM 9to5Mac

Manhunt for celebrity billionaire jewelry maker suspected in $1.8 billion bank fraud case
Federal officials in India have launched a massive manhunt for a billionaire jeweler - who made pieces for A-list celebrities like Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts - for his alleged role in a $1.8 billion bank scam.
Feb 24 11:41AM Fox News

FinTech's startups evolving called finer
The quality of the startup companies applying to the Venture Center's Financial Technology Accelerator mentoring program is improving, an executive with the program said. The success of the program in its first two years, as well as the reputation of the participants, has contributed to the improvement, said Collins Andrews, an executive in residence with Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Feb 24 8:39AM Arkansas Online

Bitcoin Giant Bitmain Rivals GPU-Maker Nvidia in Profits, Analysts Say
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Feb 23 11:21PM CCN

IURTC Launches Philanthropic Venture Fund
(Image of Teri Willey courtesy of the IURTC.) INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp.
Feb 23 9:46PM

Here Are The Most Popular Web Frameworks With Seed And Early-Stage Startups
Data Startups If you want to get into web development for an early-stage startup, the logical question to ask is which framework to learn? The number of web frameworks out there today are only outnumbered by the number of opinions about which framework is the best. It's also a question that should weigh on the minds of technical founders, engineering managers, recruiters, and, yes, the all-too-few venture capitalists who take the time to do technical due diligence.
Feb 23 9:26PM Crunchbase News

With Their Patagonia Vests, Investors Turn To Funding Outdoor Startups
Startups Despite a fondness for Patagonia vests, VCs aren't typically making deals in the wild. But entrepreneurs who look to make the outdoors more comfortable and accessible are raising quite a bit from investors.
Feb 23 7:04PM Crunchbase News

With Jobs in Mind, Ohio Democrat Takes Venture Capitalists on Midwest Road Trip
DETROITStanding before a group of Michigan entrepreneurs, Rep. Tim Ryan introduced more than a dozen venture capitalists from Silicon Valley and New York who were on a three-day road trip the Ohio Democrat organized to try to boost businesses in cities that need a comeback.
Feb 23 3:22PM WSJ

Oxycontin Maker Quietly Worked to Weaken Legal Doctrine That Could Lead to Jail Time for Executives
Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, revolutionized the opioid industry through aggressive marketing tactics that encouraged the widespread use of prescription painkillers. That part, by now, is well known, as an out-of-control opioid epidemic ravages a generation of young people with such potency that it has dragged down the overall life expectancy of the American people.
Feb 23 3:17PM The Intercept

General Mills is buying pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion
General Mills has agreed to pay $8 billion for Blue Buffalo Pet Products. General Mills will pay $40 per Blue Buffalo share, representing a premium of 17.
Feb 23 2:58PM Business Insider

Survival Tactics for SaaS Startups
Year over year the number of enterprise SaaS companies joining the unicorn club continues to grow. And with that exciting notion in the minds of many of our entrepreneurs, Andrea's first piece of advice generates a buzz of excitement right off the bat.
Feb 23 2:33PM L-SPARK

Record-breaking funding for African tech startups in 2017, says report
$560 million funding for 2017 124 startups (CNN)African tech startups have had a bit of a moment in the past few years. The continent's major urban centers -- like Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg -- have been abuzz with incubation hubs, tech entrepreneurs and developers creating, what they hope will be, the next big app.
Feb 23 2:00PM CNN

General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8B
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Feb 23 1:55PM UPI

General Mills, Maker of Cheerios, Now Wants to Feed Your Dog, Too
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Feb 23 1:00PM WSJ

Hacker claims spyware maker Retina-X has been breached, again
Retina-X denies that the vigilante hacker got in Advertise on IT Security News. Read the complete article: Hacker claims spyware maker Retina-X has been breached, again.
Feb 23 12:36PM IT Security News

The ROI of Cash Burn for SaaS Startups
What should be the return on investment of a startup's cash burn? Fred Wilson posed this question last year in his post Some Thoughts on Burn Rates. In that post, he suggests, and I agree, that a 5x ROI on cash burn is a good target.
Feb 23 7:00AM The ROI of Cash Burn for SaaS Startups

Jeter's media venture drafts new editorial director
Derek Jeter's media venture, The Players' Tribune, has apparently landed former Details editor-in-chief Dan Peres as its new editorial director. At least that is what Peres' LinkedIn profile said on Thursday.
Feb 23 4:16AM New York Post

Angry Birds maker craters on bad guidance, losing half its market value
Angry Birds maker Rovio's stock price tanked cratered after their latest quarterly earnings report painted a dismal future for the game maker. The stock is down 50 percent after the company sent investors a warning in their latest earnings report that revenues were likely to suffer in 2018.
Feb 23 1:28AM TechCrunch

Gaming without a GPU has never been easier, here's how we did it
Like tropical birds, gaming laptops are bright, flashy, and not always an affordable or sensible purchase. I mean where do you even put a bird? Can it just chill in your living room or does it need a cage? Anyway, gaming laptops.
Feb 23 12:01AM Digital Trends

Mixed reality analytics are critical for VR/AR startups
As I wrote back in June, startups in the VR/AR space are wading through a shroud of mystery as to when the industry's winter will give way to widespread traction and mainstream adoption. I also offered an example of an exceptional case earlier this month about how a UK-based startup, VirtualSpeech, meandered through a series of different combinations of product-market fits and revenue models until they were able to spot an intersection with a traditional industry that delivered a revenue positive outcome.
Feb 22 11:41PM VentureBeat