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ebay-earnings So much for rebuffing Carl Ichan and his calls to split the company: eBay today announced that it would split itself into two separate, publicly traded companies that would continue to maintain a relationship through “arm’s length operating agreements.” As part of this, John Donahoe, eBay CEO, and CFO Bob Swan will be stepping down from their roles. Post-separation,… Read More

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Matthew Prince TechCrunch Disrupt Europe will take place from 18-21st October 2014 in London. You can grab an early bird ticket right here. Over the weekend we’ll have a free Hackathon, which you can apply for here. But on Monday and Tuesday we’ll have both the Battlefield and many great speakers. Among them will be Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare (You can follow him on… Read More

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hand Pavlov and his dogs proved conditioning shapes behavior patterns. 100 years later, a startup called Pavlok hopes the same theory and its electroshock wristband will make us exercise, wake up on time, and stop procrastinating. Launching today on Indiegogo starting at $99, Pavlok’s app lets you set up goals like hitting the gym or avoiding social media sites, and then its wristband… Read More

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Today Basis is taking the lid off of the Peak, its followup to its Basis B1 fitness tracker. Like its predecessor, it’s a device focused on tracking your health, fitness, and sleep, but with this time the company has spent some time on their watch’s looks, packing its motion and heart rate sensors into a thinner body made of aluminum and glass. Read More

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chart Internet speeds, fuelled by the growth of cellular networks and low-cost smartphones and tablets, are on the rise, and this last quarter the world finally reached a tipping point. Globally we have finally passed average connection speeds of 4 megabits per second — the threshold for global “broadband” connectivity. The figures come from Akamai, which provides quarterly… Read More

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Barclays TechStars The Barclays Accelerator is holding its inaugural demo day today, with 11 startups presenting to potential investors after 15 weeks of mentoring and financial services hot-housing. Read More

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Magma Magma Venture Partners, an Israeli early stage high-tech startup VC fund, has announced the closure of its fourth fund — with $150 million in committed capital. The new raise was supported by existing limited partners and new investors. Read More

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