Startups – TechCrunch 18 December 2017

Open Garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your Internet connection

 Open Garden launched its mesh networking platform at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012. Since then, the company has gone through a few iterations and found unexpected success in its Firechat offline messaging service. Now, it’s ready for the next step in its evolution. The company now wants to make it easier for anybody with an Android phone to share their WiFi connections with anyone who is… Read More

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More dead commenters appear to come out against Net Neutrality

 Two more dead commenters have been spotted commenting on the FCCs foregone Net Neutrality vote, a small but not insignificant discovery considering that, while public outcry for net neutrality was high, FCC representatives dismissed most of supportive net neutrality commentary as spam. While searching a database created by the New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a designer… Read More

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Battery Ventures backs workforce management software company Quinyx in new $12M round

 Quinyx, a Stockholm-headquartered company that offers cloud-based software to help businesses manage things like employee scheduling, communication, task-management and payroll integration, has raised a further $12 million in funding. Backing the round is VC firm Battery Ventures, which sees Boston-based Battery General Partner Michael Brown join the Quinyx board. Read More

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