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6 Miami-based investors share their views on the region’s startup scene

Miami is quickly becoming a symbol for the tech exodus from Silicon Valley. The area is home to a number of investors, successful tech founders and an eager local government. For this survey, TechCrunch spoke to a number of investors about the area&#.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchFeb 23rd, 2021

QIAGEN Launches QIAsphere Cloud-Based Connectivity Solution to Enhance QIAstat-Dx Capabilities in Digital Diagnostics

Major step towards bringing customer service to critical and syndromic testing QIAsphere mobile App enables real-time and remote test monitoring from anywhere, and will be available for additional QIAGEN instruments in coming months QIAstat-Dx custom.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Independent music squashed out of streaming playlists and revenue

Bands and artists on independent record labels get less than their fair share of access to the most popular playlists on streaming platforms such as Spotify—argues a new paper from the University of East Anglia......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 12 min. ago

Okta acquires cloud identity startup Auth0 for $6.5B

As Okta announced earnings today after the bell, it revealed that it’s buying cloud identity startup Auth0 for a hefty $6.5 billion. The company had a valuation of $1.92 billion when it raised $120 million led by Salesforce Ventures last July......»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

Toro acquires robotic tractor/snow blower maker, Left Hand Robotics

Toro this week announced its intentions to acquire Left Hand Robotics. The Colorado-based startup (not to be confused with Righthand Robotics) is a natural fit for the lawn mowing giant, as the producer of the RT-1000, an autonomous system capable of.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 12 min. ago

This startup has an intriguing concept for EV battery swaps

The first five stations in the Bay Area will be used by a fleet of electric Ubers. A startup called Ample has developed a new modular battery and quick swap station, and it's just deployed the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 44 min. ago

Bottomless closes $4.5M Series A to scale its subscription coffee business

As a devoted coffee drinker I was enthused by the idea of Bottomless. The Y Combinator-backed startup sends its users coffee as they run low so that they never run out of the Magic Juice of Life. What could be better? Because life is somewhat funny,.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 12 min. ago

Dear Sophie: Can you demystify the H-1B process and E-3 premium processing?

Can you help demystify the H-1B process and provide any tips? We also want to hire an Australian and transfer their E-3. How quickly can this be done? Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 12 min. ago

Assessing a compound"s activity, not just its structure, could accelerate drug discovery

Assessing a drug compound by its activity, not simply its structure, is a new approach that could speed the search for COVID-19 therapies and reveal more potential therapies for other diseases. This action-based focus -- called biological activity-ba.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News5 hr. 43 min. ago

11 words and phrases to cut from your VC pitch deck

Weeks or even months of working on your pitch deck could come down to the 170 seconds (on average) that investors spend looking at it.  May Habib Contributor Share on Twitter M.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 44 min. ago

Google promises to stop selling your browsing history to advertisers

Google announced on Wednesday that it would stop selling targeted ads based on your browsing history. The search giant has relied on data mainly gathered through third-party cookies to provide users with ads relevant to their tastes and interests. Ho.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News6 hr. 12 min. ago

GSV Ventures doubles assets managed with new fund focused on global edtech

GSV Ventures, co-founded by Deborah Quazzo and Michael Cohn, has raised $180 million in its second fund, exclusively focused on backing edtech startups across the globe. The startup now manages $277 million in cumulative assets, inclusive of its debu.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 12 min. ago

Meet this year’s winners of the Dance Your PhD contest

This year's contest also featured a special award for best COVID-19-related dance. Finnish researcher Jakub Kubecka won this year's Dance Your PhD contest with a rap-based dance inspired by his work on the physics of atmospheric molecular.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 44 min. ago

First impressions of AppLovin’s IPO filing

Could a bet on AppLovin then, could be viewed as a wager not on its business income growth, but on the strength of consumer app demand? AppLovin released its S-1 filing yesterday, bringing the Palo Alto-based mobile app-focused software co.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 12 min. ago

KAR Global names Kelly new CEO; Hallett to become executive chairman

Peter Kelly has a long history with KAR. The company credits him for ramping up startup technology to boost KAR's status as a private-label online auction platform......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News7 hr. 12 min. ago

The 15 Second Commute

At 7:52, I was upstairs having coffee with Amy. It’s a new routine that we started at the beginning of Covid. Every morning we have coffee together. Long-time readers of this blog or our book Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationsh.....»»

Category: financeSource:  feldRelated News8 hr. 12 min. ago

Have a startup in Miami? Apply to pitch at TechCrunch’s Miami virtual meetup

TechCrunch is coming to Miami — virtually, at least. On March 11, TechCrunch is hosting a small online event with local venture capitalists, founders, and those curious about the growing ecosystem. There will also be a small pitch-off event whe.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 12 min. ago

MUSE sheds more light on central kinematics of Messier 15

Using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), astronomers have performed observations of an old globular cluster known as Messier 15. The observational campaign delivered essential information about stellar kinematics of the central region of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 12 min. ago

Aging stars provide a new cosmological yardstick

Despite a century of measurements, astronomers can't agree on the rate at which the universe is expanding. A technique that relies on measuring distances to a specific type of aging star in other galaxies—called the J-region Asymptotic Giant Branch.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 12 min. ago

Reconstructing historical typhoons from a 142-year record

In recent years, strong TCs have been making landfalls in Japan, such as Typhoon Jebi in 2018, which severely hit the Kinki region, and Typhoon Hagibis in 2019, which severely hit eastern Japan. While Japan has suffered from a number of TC impacts th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 12 min. ago

Oscar Health prices IPO at $39 and secures a $9.5B valuation

Late last night Oscar Health, a tech-enabled medical insurance provider, priced its IPO at $39 per share. The final price came in $1 per share above its raised IPO guidance; Oscar Health had originally targeted a $32-$34 per-share IPO price. Some 37,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 44 min. ago