Shift Technology raises another $28 million to prevent fraudulent insurance claims

Shift Technology is raising a Series B round of $28 million from Accel and General Catalyst. Accel had already led the company’s previous round. Existing investors Elaia Partners and Iris Capital are also participating in today’s round. And it seems like the startup has grown quite a lot since my last article. Shift Technology has now processed more than 100 million claims and… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch – Startups

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Shift Technology raises another $28 million to prevent fraudulent insurance claims

Shift Technology is raising a Series B round of $28 million from Accel and General Catalyst. Accel had already led the company’s previous round. Existing investors Elaia Partners and Iris Capital are also participating in today’s round. And it seems like the startup has grown quite a lot since my last article. Shift Technology has now processed more than 100 million claims and… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch

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Simulations show how major 9.0 earthquake could impact Northwest — and what Seattle should fear

Simulation parameters for the scenario that generated the most shaking for the Seattle area involved an off-shore hypocenter. (Flickr Image via UW News) “None of the pictures is rosy,” says a line in a new report from the University of Washington detailing a research project that simulated 50 different ways that a magnitude-9.0 earthquake on the Cascadia subduction zone could unfold. It’s the understatement of the year if you live in fear of the “Really Big One” and what kind of destruction such a major earthquake could cause in the Pacific Northwest. But there are scenarios in which such an event — which last happened in 1700 — could be… Read More

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Android to add ‘DNS over TLS’ to keep ISPs from spying on you

Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system, will soon enable a security protocol that helps keep internet service providers (ISPs) from spying on users. “DNS over TLS” adds a level of encryption to your DNS requests that are (mostly) inaccessible by your ISP. A DNS — or domain name server — translates a website address from a URL you enter in the address bar to the IP address the computer recognizes when serving the actual website. Web addresses (like thenextweb.com) are nothing more than window dressing for ease-of-use. When a user types in a URL, it’s converted behind the… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Why Wolfenstein: The New Order Made So Many Gamers Cry

Something’s clearly wrong with me. Xbox One Controller in hand, having just defeated the final boss of Wolfenstein: The New Order…I found myself choked up by the ending monologue. Maybe I was tired. Maybe it was the current political climate. Maybe it was my mood. Maybe…maybe…it was just good. Like, really good. But seriously, Wolfenstein is the game to make me cry? Not Bioshock, not Bioshock: Infinite, not Final Fantasy VII, not Grand Theft Auto IV or V, but Wolfenstein: The New Order. Seriously?! (Warning: spoilers for Wolfenstein: The New Order, and Terminator 2: Judgement Day below) In 30 years of life, I can count the media that’s choked me… Read More

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