Top Stories of the Day // August 20, 2015

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The Top 9 Startups From Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

Smart mattress covers, RNA diagnostics and photosynthetic grow lights were among the big ideas that shone brightest on stage at Demo Day 1 for Y Combinator's… Read More…

Of Course BlackBerry’s Upcoming Android Phone Is Awkward

Meet the FrankenBlackBerry. Is it an Android phone? Is it a BlackBerry? No, it's the new BlackBerry Android phone! If you ever wondered what would happen if you… Read More…

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iRobot and CyPhy Co-founder Helen Greiner To Talk Robotics, Drones And Founding Companies At Disrupt SF 2015

She was one of the co-founders of iRobot, the robotics company responsible for the wonderful vacuuming Roomba robot, and she founded and currently helms CyPhy Works, which develops UAVs for search and rescue missions and bridge inspections. Come see what she has planned next. Learn More…

WhatsApp’s Web Client Adds iOS Support

WhatsApp has finally added iOS to the platforms supported by its web app. This means that iPhone users can now sync their accounts and chats to WhatsApp Web…. Read More…

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Samsung’s Gear S2 Goes Up Against the Apple Watch

Ashley Madison hackers release user data to Tor, Blackberry’s Android phone “Venice” appears to be set for a November release, YouTube Spaces adds a new film studio in Mumbai, Dropbox adds a drag and drop URL sharing feature. Watch Now

Sony Releases The SmartBand 2 To Take On Fitbit

Will it be enough? Sony just announced a new Sony SmartBand 2. It is everything you've come to expect from fitness tracker. It has a silicon band, it can track… Read More…

Only two days left until prices increase for Disrupt SF. Get your tickets before it’s too late! 

Here Are The 52 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 2

Hardware was the clear cut theme of Day 1, Demo Day 2 of Y Combinator's Summer 2015 was a bit more… eclectic. Moving services! Streaming services! Hotel… Read More…

Darwinism At Your Doorstep: Why You Only Care About Amazon Now

Why do we care suddenly about working conditions when it turns out that white-collar employees are the ones getting shafted? The workers at Amazon fulfillment… Read More…

Amazon Softens Blow Of Times Article, But It’s Too Soon To Celebrate, Say Attorneys

In recent days, Amazon has worked to soften the blow of a blistering piece about its culture in Sunday’s New York Times. In the article’s immediate… Read More…

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