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Slack introduces Actions to make it easier to create and finish tasks without leaving

SLACK INTRODUCES ACTIONS TO MAKE IT EASIER TO CREATE AND FINISH TASKS WITHOUT LEAVING

As Slack tries to graduate beyond a Silicon Valley darling to the go-to communications platform within a company, it's had to find...

Bloxvox's Voice-Dampening Device Gives Users Privacy During Calls

BLOXVOX'S VOICE-DAMPENING DEVICE GIVES USERS PRIVACY DURING CALLS

Many people who spend a significant amount of time on the phone at work use headphones or a headset so they can go hands-free during...

 
 
 
HMD Global raises $100m to fund major Nokia expansion

HMD GLOBAL RAISES $100M TO FUND MAJOR NOKIA EXPANSION

HMD Global has raised $100 million in new funding as it seeks to re-establish the Nokia brand as a major force in the mobile market...

 IU Spinout Vascugen Turns to Stem Cells for Blood Vessel Repair

 IU SPINOUT VASCUGEN TURNS TO STEM CELLS FOR BLOOD VESSEL REPAIR

Vascular-degenerative diseases such as critical limb ischemia are on the rise in the United States, but the millions of people affected...

 
 
 
The electric plane startup backed by Boeing and JetBlue just sold 100 planes and the deal could spark a new era of air travel in the US

THE ELECTRIC PLANE STARTUP BACKED BY BOEING AND JETBLUE JUST SOLD 100 PLANES AND THE DEAL COULD SPARK A NEW ERA OF AIR TRAVEL IN THE US

Zunum Zunum Aero announced that JetSuite will be the electric plane maker's launch customer. JetSuite will take up to 100 planes from...

NewStore Bags $20M After Ex-Victoria's Secret, TJX CEOs Join Board

NEWSTORE BAGS $20M AFTER EX-VICTORIA'S SECRET, TJX CEOS JOIN BOARD

Mobile commerce startup NewStore has hauled in $20 million in fresh venture capital, according to a document filed with the SEC. That...

 
 
 
One of the first investors in Uber and Salesforce reveals how he picks startup investments that will blow up

ONE OF THE FIRST INVESTORS IN UBER AND SALESFORCE REVEALS HOW HE PICKS STARTUP INVESTMENTS THAT WILL BLOW UP

Mike Walsh was one of the first investors in Uber and Salesforce. Now he's using his earnings, and his eye for hits, to fund a new...

 
 
 
This kitchen startup only sells one product - a $95 Dutch oven that can hold its own against those pricier name brands

THIS KITCHEN STARTUP ONLY SELLS ONE PRODUCT - A $95 DUTCH OVEN THAT CAN HOLD ITS OWN AGAINST THOSE PRICIER NAME BRANDS

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Crowdfunded 3D headphone startup Ossic closes its doors

CROWDFUNDED 3D HEADPHONE STARTUP OSSIC CLOSES ITS DOORS

It's a sad time if you're a fan of 3D audio. Ossic, a startup that crowdfunded a pair of headphones that personalized 3D sound for...

 
 
 
Microsoft just bought an AI startup to improve Cortana's conversational skills

MICROSOFT JUST BOUGHT AN AI STARTUP TO IMPROVE CORTANA'S CONVERSATIONAL SKILLS

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Semantic Machines, a Berkeley, California-based startup that develops conversational AI - systems that...

The former CEO of Visa UK is joining a startup that wants to help people spend cryptocurrency

THE FORMER CEO OF VISA UK IS JOINING A STARTUP THAT WANTS TO HELP PEOPLE SPEND CRYPTOCURRENCY

Marc O'Brien has been named the CEO of startup Crypterium. O'Brien was the CEO of Visa UK & Ireland from 2008 to 2014. Crypterium raised...

 
 
 
This startup makes the Father's Day gifts your dad has always wanted - and they come packed inside of a wooden crate

THIS STARTUP MAKES THE FATHER'S DAY GIFTS YOUR DAD HAS ALWAYS WANTED - AND THEY COME PACKED INSIDE OF A WOODEN CRATE

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With Aid of Facebook Ads, Wantable Carves Out Niche in Online Fashion

WITH AID OF FACEBOOK ADS, WANTABLE CARVES OUT NICHE IN ONLINE FASHION

When it comes to advertising on the Web, Google remains king. But second-place Facebook has rapidly been narrowing the gap. From 2012...

EntryPoint Aims to Increase Inclusion, Diversity in Startup Ecosystem

ENTRYPOINT AIMS TO INCREASE INCLUSION, DIVERSITY IN STARTUP ECOSYSTEM

The tech industry and the investment community that funds it are notorious for being, shall we say, safe spaces for white men. The...

 
 
 
After going public, Pluralsight's CEO wants to see more Utah tech companies IPO

AFTER GOING PUBLIC, PLURALSIGHT'S CEO WANTS TO SEE MORE UTAH TECH COMPANIES IPO

The so-called ‘Silicon Slopes' of Utah now has another homegrown public tech company. Pluralsight, a Farmington, Utah-based subscription...

This startup created a unisex bag that can transform from a work tote to a backpack to a wristlet-sized pouch - making it particularly great for commuters and travelers

THIS STARTUP CREATED A UNISEX BAG THAT CAN TRANSFORM FROM A WORK TOTE TO A BACKPACK TO A WRISTLET-SIZED POUCH - MAKING IT PARTICULARLY GREAT FOR COMMUTERS AND TRAVELERS

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the...

 
 
 
Underscore VC Quickly Raises $117M for Second Early-Stage Fund

UNDERSCORE VC QUICKLY RAISES $117M FOR SECOND EARLY-STAGE FUND

Underscore VC's partners planned to begin seeking capital for the firm's second early-stage venture fund in the fall. Instead, their...