New York’s Boldstart Ventures has raised $157 million across two funds to back nascent enterprise startups

Eight years after raising a $1.5 million proof-of-concept fund, Boldstart Ventures, a New York-based venture firm whose portfolio companies have been enjoying some serious momentum lately, just closed two new funds with $157 million in capital commitments. One fund is a $112 million seed- and early-stage vehicle– the fourth of its kind. Boldstart also raised…

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WordPress.com sites can now accept subscriptions with new ‘Recurring Payments’ feature

The subscription model is today sustaining a number of businesses, including artists, creators, news publishers, game developers, entertainment providers and more. Now, top publishing platform WordPress.com is making it easier for any creator or web publisher to add a subscription feature to their own website, so they can begin to generate repeat contributions from their…

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Mozilla partners with Intel, Red Hat and Fastly to take WebAssembly beyond the browser

Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat and Fast today announced the launch of the Bytecode Alliance, a new open-source group that focuses on “creating new software foundations, building on standards such as WebAssembly and WebAssembly System Interface (WASI).” Mozilla has long championed WebAssembly, the open standard that allows browsers to execute compiled programs in the browser. This…

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Disney+ says it’s working to ‘quickly resolve’ its launch day streaming issues

Disney+ has officially launched in the U.S.…and it’s struggling under the load. As is often the case with new streaming services, launch days bugs and crashes are today plaguing Disney+. This morning, users are reporting error messages when they try to stream content along with other errors, connection issues, crashes and more on the service’s…

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S’More is a new dating app that looks to suspend physical attraction for something more

According to former Chappy Managing Director Adam Cohen Aslatei, “something more” is one of the most common pieces of feedback that dating apps get from their users. That’s where S’More comes in. S’More was founded by Aslatei to provide a dating app to users that goes beyond superficial looks. Here’s how it works: Rather than…

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Whoop, the sports tech and analytics company that makes discreet wearables, raises $55M

On the heels of Google buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion, another player in wearables and health technology has picked up a big round of growth funding to continue expanding its business. Whoop, which makes a sensor-equipped (and screen-free) strap that continuously tracks your activities 24/7 and then provides a multitude of performance metrics and other…

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