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    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Google Acquires DB60
    Mountain View-based Google has acquired DB60, the developer of a podcasting application. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. DB60 said it will be "joining the team at Google" and shutting down its service, as of November 10th.

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    eShares Gets $41M For Cap Table Management Software
    Palo Alto-based eShares, a developer of software used to manage the capitalization tables of startups and other companies, raised $41M in a Series C funding, the company disclosed today. The funding was led by Social Capital and Menlo Ventures, and also included Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, K9 Ventures and Industry Ventures. eShares handles equity management, 409A valuations, and says it already has 5,000 companies using its platform.

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    Cyanogen Pivots To Self Driving Technology
    Palo Alto-based Cyanogen, which had been developing Android technology, is now known as Cyngn, and appears to have pivoted to self driving automobile software. Cyngn now lists a large number of positions related to self-driving cars on its website, and also has applied to test self-driving cars in California. Cyngn had previously raised more than $115M in funding from such investors as Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark, Index Ventures, Redpoint, Qua (More info...)

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    Brilliant Brings In $21M For Smart Home Automation
    San Mateo-based Brilliant, a developer of smart home products aimed at helping consumers control their lighting, music, and climate using voice and touch controls, has raised $21M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by August Capital, and also included Miramar Ventures, The Box Group, and others. Brilliant's CEO and co-founder is Aaron Emigh. August Capital's David Hornik has joined the company's board as part of the funding.

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