Category: Maker

Spindrift, maker of fizzy drinks, has raised $29.8 million
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Spindrift, maker of fizzy drinks, has raised $29.8 million

Spindrift, maker of fizzy soda and sparkling water, has raised $29.8 million in a funding round, per an SEC filing. The Charlestown, Mass. company was founded by Bill Creelman and has raised $70 million in known venture capital funding to date, per Crunchbase data. The company did not immediately respond to request for comment.  Previous…

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AI chatbot maker Babylon Health attacks clinician in PR stunt after he goes public with safety concerns
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AI chatbot maker Babylon Health attacks clinician in PR stunt after he goes public with safety concerns

UK startup Babylon Health pulled app data on a critical user in order to create a press release in which it publicly attacks the UK doctor who has spent years raising patient safety concerns about the symptom triage chatbot service. In the press release released late Monday Babylon refers to Dr David Watkins — via…

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Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million as it gears up to launch
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Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million as it gears up to launch

Superpedestrian, the startup working with a handful of scooter operators to deploy vehicles that can perform self-diagnostics, just raised a $20 million round from Spark Capital, General Catalyst, Hanaco Ventures and Empire Angels. This brings Superpedestrian’s total funding to $64 million. Superpedestrian has yet to announce its operating partners, but is on track to launch…

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Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm
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Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm

As Xiaomi widens its smartphone lead over Samsung in India, a new competitor is increasingly posing a challenge. Realme, a one-and-half-year-old smartphone vendor that spun out of Oppo, commanded 14.3% of the world’s second largest smartphone market in the quarter that ended in September, research firm IDC said on Monday. While Xiaomi, with 27.1% of…

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Exclusive – GOP Ad Maker Responds to Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I’m Getting Death Threats’ from Your Socialist Supporters
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Exclusive – GOP Ad Maker Responds to Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I’m Getting Death Threats’ from Your Socialist Supporters

“I’m currently getting death threats since the ad aired,” said Elizabeth Heng, founder of the political action committee (PAC) New Faces of the GOP, referring to a political advertisement produced by her PAC depicting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and referencing the Cambodian genocide that aired during Thursday’s ABC-hosted Democrat debate. Ocasio-Cortez described the advertisement as “violent,”…

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The maker of popular selfie app Facetune just landed $135 million at a unicorn valuation
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The maker of popular selfie app Facetune just landed $135 million at a unicorn valuation

Facetune, a photo editing app that empowers users to cover their gray hairs, refine their jaw lines, and reshape their noses, was first introduced around six years ago, and it quickly climbed to the top of the download charts, becoming Apple’s most popular paid app of 2017. Despite stiff competition, it has remaining highly popular,…

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Cyberpunk 2077 Maker Is Gaming’s Good Guy & Deserves All Your Cash
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Cyberpunk 2077 Maker Is Gaming’s Good Guy & Deserves All Your Cash

As we march towards the release of CD Projekt Red’s next open-world RPG opus Cyberpunk 2077, the developer behind The Witcher series has regaled prospective players with a steady trickle of tantalizing new snippets about the game. Among details about Cyberpunk 2077’s take on religion and the slowly fading glare of Keanu Reeves’ E3 spectacle,…

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