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HTC launches $100 million VR startup accelerator

Vive X will launch in Beijing, Taipei, and San Francisco.

http://recode.net/2016/04/26/htc-vr-startup-accelerator/

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The insurance tech equation

Insurance policies can be complex, and some policyholders may not understand all the fees and coverages included in a policy. Indeed, people typically buy policies on unfavorable terms. In 2014, two major insurers, Blue Shield and Cigna of California, were sued for misrepresentation of the coverage network, which caused delays for their consumers in accessing…

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/03/the-insurance-tech-equation/?ncid=rss

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Controversial people-rating app Peeple goes live, has a plan to profit from users’ negative reviews

Peeple, the controversial people-rating application that lets its users rate and review anyone, is not a hoax or vaporware, as many suspected following the media backlash surrounding the unveiling of the company’s intentions last fall. The Washington Post even called the app “terrifying,” given that the app didn’t plan to allow users to opt out of being reviewed……

http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/08/controversial-people-rating-app-peeple-goes-live-has-a-plan-to-profit-from-users-negative-reviews/?ncid=rss

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How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient

Advances in information technology have generated enormous efficiencies in many industries, including manufacturing, transportation, communications, entertainment, retail and financial services. Yet in real estate, the largest industry of them all, innovation has lagged as agents and brokers have been slow to adopt new technologies.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/11/how-startups-are-making-real-estate-businesses-more-efficient/

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How I Got Wooed By Startups As An Intern

My life changed when I got a job at a startup. I was 19 years old and had just finished my first year at the University of Michigan. By some stroke of luck I managed to land a software engineering internship at a venture capital-backed startup called UpTo. Located in downtown Detroit, I actually stayed on with them on and off throughout most of college.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/19/how-i-got-wooed-by-startups-as-an-intern/