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Design’s exclusion problem

Ashleigh Axios Contributor Prior to joining Automattic as design exponent, Ashleigh was the Creative Director and a digital strategist for the Obama White House. You’ve probably seen one or a few public relations disasters pop up in the tech industry. Usually, a well-meaning, well-funded, and far-reaching tech company lands itself …

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Las Vegas taps AI for cybersecurity help

Hundreds of thousands of people live in the city of Las Vegas. But the city’s information security team is made up of just three employees and one intern, so the chief information officer of Las Vegas relies on artificial intelligence to keep the city’s data and tech secure. “The things …

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Startups, you must raise this much to join the 1%

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Today, we are finding out how much money a startup needs to raise to be counted among the best-capitalized new companies in its home state. Why bother with this? Because for states not …

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Grammarly raises $110 million for a better spell check

Some people really need help with grammar. By the way, “a lot” is two words. “Your” and “you’re” are not the same thing. Grammarly has been quietly building a freemium grammar checker to help students, writers and people who want to make a good impression on social media or email. Now …

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Why we stepped up to the patent troll problem

Michael Meehan Contributor Michael Meehan is director of IP at Uber. Entrepreneurs don’t pour all their energy into building startups just to have a patent assertion entity (PAE, or “patent troll”) attack them with patents of questionable quality. That is, unfortunately, a very common patent troll story. The PAE problem …

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