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France overhauls its special visa for tech talent

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The French government has unveiled a complete overhaul of the French Tech Visa for employees working for a tech company. And France is taking a contrarian stance by making it easier to come and work in France. Let’s start with the big number. According to French Tech Mission director Kat Borlongan, there are over 10,000 […]

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August’s View wireless doorbell arrives this month for $230

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The August View didn’t launch at CES as anticipated (the smart home maker had some slightly underwhelming brand announcements instead), but earlier leaks did seem to get just about everything else spot on about the doorbell camera. The new wireless model features a bit of a sleek, minimalistic redesign, coupled with a 1440 sensor, for […]

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Eargo raises $52M for virtually invisible, rechargeable hearing aids

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Eargo wants to become the ultimate consumer hearing brand. The company’s small and virtually invisible direct-to-consumer hearing aids, which come in an AirPods-style chargeable case, are designed to help destigmatize hearing loss. One month after revealing its newest product — the Eargo Neo ($2,550), which can be customized remotely via the case’s Bluetooth connectivity — […]

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SurveyMonkey acquires web survey company Usabilla for $80M

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SurveyMonkey announced today that it has acquired Usabilla, an Amsterdam-based website and app survey company, for $80 million in cash and stock. Zander Lurie, CEO at SurveyMonkey, said Usabilla filled in a missing piece in its survey toolkit. “A key product that we identified that we really wanted to add to the portfolio, which is […]