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Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kyle:

Fresh from controversy, call center analytics firm Loris raises $12M

Loris, whose data practices landed it in hot water earlier this year, has raised $12 million to expand its conversational AI platform for call centers. → Read More

The Loot project flips the script on NFTs –

Editor’s note: Kyle Russell is the founder of Playbyte, a startup building an app that lets people make games on their phones. Last Friday, Dom Hofmann tweeted the launch of Loot, one of his new projects looking at games and game creation through the lens of NFTs: LOOT – randomized adventurer gear– no images or stats. […] → Read More

Why Virtual Reality Will Be the Most Social Computing Platform Yet – Andreessen Horowitz

The future of immersive virtual reality is often depicted as a dystopian view of millions of people spending hours alone each day, with huge gadgets stuck to their face, enraptured by fantastical worlds. But it’s going to be millions of people spending time together — with friends, family, colleagues, and new acquaintances — experiencing moments together no matter the physical distance between… → Read More

Here’s What We Need to Do to Get VR to Take Off

Just as the dawn of film opened the door to a universe of new artistic possibilities, VR requires a nearly complete re-imagining of the creative process. → Read More

How Yahoo Is Fighting To Stay Relevant In The Mobile-First World

In a recent visit to Yahoo’s Sunnyvale headquarters, we got a better look at how the company is adapting the the mobile-first world. → Read More

We Went To A Preview Event For McLaren’s New $3M Hypercar

When we randomly got an invite to a Bay Area preview event for McLaren's new $3 million hypercar a few weeks ago, we had to attend. Who could be there? Would.. → Read More

We Went To A Preview Event For McLaren’s New $3M Hypercar

When we randomly got an invite to a Bay Area preview event for McLaren's new $3 million hypercar a few weeks ago, we had to attend. Who could be there? Would.. → Read More

YouTube Announces YouTube Gaming, A Standalone App To Compete With Twitch

Today's announcement of YouTube Gaming, a standalone app and site focused on video game related content, shows the company isn't sitting idly by while outside.. → Read More

HomeSuite Raises $2.3M To Provide Corporate Housing A Quarter At A Time

HomeSuite CEO David Adams wants to give people forced to move an easy way to stay somewhere nice for the duration of their visit or acclimation to a new city. His startup focuses on finding furnished and corporate housing for users, who typically sign up for leases of four to five months. → Read More

Counsyl Automates Genetic Testing To Give Potential Parents Peace Of Mind

Iin the last few years, companies like Counsyl and 23andme have made DNA testing a reality for thousands, pulling useful information from small samples of.. → Read More

Apple’s WWDC Keynote In 90 Seconds

Apple had a lot to announce at its Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, and it was easy to miss big news as it happened during the two-hour-plus.. → Read More

Apple Unveils The Apple Watch Native App SDK

The Apple Watch just became a much more interesting development platform with the announcement of a true native app SDK at WWDC this morning. Apple vice.. → Read More

Apple Is Open-Sourcing Swift, Its New Programming Language

Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi just announced that the company is open-sourcing Swift, the programming language it debuted at its Worldwide.. → Read More

Apple Announces Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

At its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple just announced the latest iteration of its desktop operating system. Apple senior vice.. → Read More

TC AppleCast 17: WWDC 2015 Preview Extravaganza!

The Apple WWDC 2015 keynote is just days away, so we discuss what you can expect to see at that special presentation. Basically it's going to be a whole lotto.. → Read More

Electroloom’s ‘3D Printer For Fabric’ Creates Seamless Garments In Any Size

HAX-alumnus Electroloom is builidng a “3D printer for fabric,” spraying a solution containing a polyester/cotton blend on a template to create clothing without seams. → Read More

PicsArt Raises $15M To Build A Community Around Photo Editing

PicsArt, a photo-sharing service that's building a community around creatively editing pictures, has raised $15 million in a venture round led by Insight.. → Read More

Fantastical Arrives On The Apple Watch

Fantastical fans will be happy to hear that the indie calendar app for Mac and iOS is making the jump to the Apple Watch. For those wondering why the app.. → Read More Diversifies With A Push Into VR

Startup accelerator is diversifying its next cohort of startups, shifting its line-up of accepted startups from focusing solely on Bitcoin to include.. → Read More

Hands-On With Thync’s Mood-Altering Headset

Thync is launching its mood-altering headset today, letting you find a state of calm or boost your energy with controls on your smartphone. Thync's gadget is.. → Read More