Houzz raises a huge $400M round at a $4B valuation

If you ask investors in Silicon Valley about Houzz — an app where you browse ridiculously nice homes and check out interesting interior design ideas — they’ll probably quietly mutter that they’re just growing their business. We really don’t hear about Houzz’s business that often. Except now the company says it has raised $400 million…

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Relevnt launches a publisher-centric news app

Florida startup Relevnt is experimenting with a new approach to online publishing. Founder and CEO Winder Hughes said that it’s become unrealistic to expect readers to download an app for every publication that they follow, or even to type a bunch of URLs into their mobile browser. At the same time, when publishers rely on…

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Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes

Today’s Stories Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet YouTube TV expands to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music…

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Securing iOS Data at Rest: Encryption

iOS SDK Securing iOS Data at Rest: The Keychain Collin Stuart If you are storing a large amount of custom data that you want to be available only after the user or device authenticates, then it’s better to encrypt the data using an encryption framework. For example, you may have an app that can archive…

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How to Work With Elixir Comprehensions

Elixir is a very young programming language (emerged in 2011), but it is gaining popularity. I was initially interested in this language because when using it you can look at some common tasks programmers usually solve from a different angle. For instance, you can find out how to iterate over collections without the for cycle,…

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