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American Startup News for 21 Jan 2017

Fintech firm creates app toJust in time for his inauguration, London-based fintech firm Trading.co.uk is launching an app that will generate trading alerts for shares based on comments made on social media by Donald Trump.... Keeping one eye on the U.S. President-elect’s personal Twitter feed has become a regular pastime for the fund managers and traders who invest billions […]
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Francisco Partners CompletesPRESS RELEASE: Source Photonics, a leading provider of optical components and modules, today announced that Francisco Partners has completed the sale of the company to a private equity consortium led... by Redview Capital and Asia-IO, with participation...
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Trump's favored pick for FCCTwo year old federal net neutrality rules, which prevent Internet service providers from blocking or slowing websites and online services, could be an early casualty of the new Trump administration.... On Friday, Politico reported that the incoming president had decided to elevate current Republican commissioner Ajit Pai to be the new chairman of the Federal […]
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Apple files $1 billion lawsuitApple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, days after the U.S. government filed a lawsuit that accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain... a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung for “modem” chips that connect […]
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Tribalism In Business: Why WeTribalism -- extreme loyalty to your group and hostility to other groups -- dominates the news and politics today. It's bad for business. Entrepreneurs can push it back using proven principles of good... leadership, communication, and personal example.
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Game developer Brianna Wu isBrianna Wu, a game developer who stood up for women facing harassment in the game industry, has official declared that she will run for the U.S. House of Representatives. In a blog post, Wu said she... would run for the House of Representatives seat in Massachusetts’ District 8 to help create a “bolder Democratic Party.” Previously, Wu […]
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High Pressure, High Rewards:Founding a startup is a tough job. Rejection happens all the time, a constant travel schedule and the future of the company is never quite as concrete as planned. Here's how this entrepreneur and his... team stay motivated when the pressure mounts.
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How to build a better chatbot

Venture Beat - 21 Jan 2017 00:10
How to build a better chatbotGUEST: The rise of chatbot technologies has not been the stunning success many people anticipated. The technology is now ubiquitous, but chatbots are more famous for their failures than successes. For... instance, Microsoft’s Tay faced a wave of media scorn after the internet trained it to become a misogynistic racist in the span of a day. Less snarky […]
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First WhiteHouse.gov petitionWith the United States transitioning from one president to another, a lot of changes happened today immediately after Donald Trump was sworn into office. Whitehouse.gov completely changed, and now... features some of the new president’s plans for energy and jobs. The White House Facebook page is eerily empty, and @POTUS on Twitter — first used by the Obama […]
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