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  • Codeacademy has already outlived many rivals — is that enough?
    by Connie Loizos on 20/02/2020 at 1:37 AM

    Codeacademy, the New York-based online interactive platform that offers coding classes in a wide variety of programming languages, is a little like background noise; it’s been operating reliably since founder Zach Sims created the company while still a Columbia University student in 2011. It’s a brand that people know and that millions have used, but

  • Canadian online pharmacy, PocketPills has raised $7.35 million as it expands into Quebec
    by Jonathan Shieber on 20/02/2020 at 1:16 AM

    PocketPills, which bills itself as the sole online pharmacy operating in Canada, has raised $7.35 million in new financing as it expands across the country. Through partnerships with insurers like Pacific Blue Cross the company provides co-insurance reductions for prescriptions. “We have an option for you to come and join our platform just like any

  • Retail optimization startup Teikametrics raises $15M as it expands beyond Amazon and beyond ads
    by Anthony Ha on 20/02/2020 at 1:00 AM

    Teikametrics, a startup that helps retailers optimize their online ad spending, has raised $15 million in additional funding. The company launched with the goal of helping Amazon sellers advertise more effectively. More recently, it launched a similar partnership with Walmart. CEO Alasdair McLean-Foreman said that on both platforms, the startup’s Flywheel platform can improve the ad-buying

  • How companies are working around Apple’s ban on vaping apps
    by Matt Burns on 20/02/2020 at 12:08 AM

    Apple banned vaping apps in November 2019. Since then, the company has said very little about its decision, leaving many companies upset and confused about its blanket prohibition. Three months later, companies are working around Apple’s ban. Here’s how they’re doing it. Apple’s wide-sweeping ban on vaping affected apps from Juul, Pax and many others,

  • UCLA backtracks on plan for campus facial recognition tech
    by Taylor Hatmaker on 20/02/2020 at 12:07 AM

    After expressing interest in processing campus security camera footage with facial recognition software, UCLA is backing down. In a letter to Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, a digital privacy advocacy group, UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck announced the institution would abandon its plans in the face of a backlash from its student