Dealogic: tech startups are selling just 17% of themselves on average in IPOs this year, with ~44% raising secondary offerings within 180 days of their IPOs (Wall Street Journal)

November 5, 2018

Wall Street Journal: Dealogic: tech startups are selling just 17% of themselves on average in IPOs this year, with ~44% raising secondary offerings within 180 days of their IPOs  —  As their shares outperform, companies are returning to sell more stock at a nearly unprecedented clip Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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US truck employment breaks records, but shortage remains

The data from the BLS employment report indicate for-hire trucking companies added approximately 31,900 workers to their payrolls from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. In the same period last year, they added only 4,700 employees. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. For a measure of how hot the US trucking market actually is this… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 5, 2018
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San Francisco-based stealth startup Esperanto Technologies says it’s raised a $58M Series B to develop 7-nanometer AI chips (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

November 5, 2018

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: San Francisco-based stealth startup Esperanto Technologies says it’s raised a $58M Series B to develop 7-nanometer AI chips  —  The artificial intelligence (AI) chips business is hot — red hot, by most accounts.  Intel, Google, AMD, ARM, and others are vying for a market some analysts forecast … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust, Two of the World’s Largest Biomedical Research Funders, Back Europe’s Ambitious Open-Access Plan

Two of the world’s largest biomedical research funders have backed a plan to make all papers resulting from work they fund open access on publication by 2020. From a report: On 5 November, the London-based Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington, announced they were both endorsing ‘Plan S,’ adding their weight to an initiative already backed by 13 research funders across Europe since its…

November 5, 2018
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Amazon Plans To Split HQ2 Evenly Between Two Cities, Report Says

Amazon plans to split its second headquarters evenly between two locations rather than picking one city for HQ2, WSJ reported Monday, citing a person familiar with the matter, a surprise decision that will spread the impact of a massive new office across two communities. From the report: The driving force behind the decision to build two equal offices in addition to the company’s headquarters in Seattle is recruiting enough tech…

November 5, 2018
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Tim Berners-Lee Launches Campaign To Save the Web From Abuse

Tim Berners-Lee has launched a global campaign to save the web from the destructive effects of abuse and discrimination, political manipulation, and other threats that plague the online world. A report adds: In a talk at the opening of the Web Summit in Lisbon on Monday, the inventor of the web called on governments, companies and individuals to back a new “Contract for the Web” that aims to protect people’s…

November 5, 2018
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