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Could giant SPACs be next?

While many deemed 2020 the year of SPAC, short for special purpose acquisition company, 2021 may well make last year look quaint in comparison. It’s probably not premature to be asking: is there any company too big to be SPAC’d? Just toda.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 23rd, 2021

SITA says its airline passenger system was hit by a data breach

Global air transport data giant SITA has confirmed a data breach involving passenger data. The company said in a brief statement on Thursday that it had been the “victim of a cyberattack,” and that certain passenger data stored on its U.S.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 47 min. ago

Stellantis battery JV seeks contracts with other automakers

The automaker's European joint venture with energy giant Total says it will be able to supply batteries for 1 million EVs by 2030......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News8 hr. 47 min. ago

Cashify raises $15 million for its second-hand smartphone business in India

Tens of millions of people each year purchase a second-hand smartphone in India, the world’s second-largest market. Phone makers and giant online sellers such as Amazon and Flipkart are aware of it, but it’s too much of a hassle for them to i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 46 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 NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Google promises to drop personalised ad tracking

The tech giant says it will not develop workarounds once it abandons third-party tracking cookies......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

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 NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Will this solve the mystery of the expansion of the universe?

The universe was created by a giant bang; the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, and then it started to expand. The expansion is ongoing: it is still being stretched out in all directions like a balloon being inflated......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Google says it won’t adopt new tracking tech after phasing out cookies

While we’ve written about attempts to build alternatives to cookies that track users across websites, Google says it won’t be going down that route. The search giant had already announced that it will be phasing out support for third-part.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

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 NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Netflix to release 41 original Indian shows and movies this year

Netflix said on Wednesday it will roll out 41 Indian films and shows this year, its biggest annual roster of Indian content to date, as the American giant makes further push to win subscribers in the world’s second largest internet market. The stre.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Microsoft accuses China over email cyber-attacks

The US tech giant blamed the attacks on Hafnium, a state-sponsored group operating out of China......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Proptech startup States Title, now Doma, going public via SPAC in $3B deal

Real estate tech startup Doma, formerly known as States Title, announced Tuesday it will go public through a merger with SPAC Capitol Investment Corp. V in a deal valued at $3 billion, including debt. SPACs, often called blank-check companies, are in.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Microsoft says China-backed hackers are exploiting Exchange zero-days

Microsoft is warning customers that a new China state-sponsored threat actor is exploiting four previously undisclosed security flaws in Exchange Server, an enterprise email product built by the software giant. The technology company said Tuesday tha.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

How to watch DJI unveil its new FPV drone live online today

Drone giant DJI will unveil its latest quadcopter during a livestreamed event on Tuesday, March 2. Here's how you can watch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Top European media outlet refuses to join Facebook News

Facebook is launching its news product in Germany without media giant Axel Springer, which publishes the country's most popular daily newspaper and says it won't participate due to the "inappropriately low remuneration" offered for journalistic conte.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

How to watch DJI unveil its new FPV drone live online on Tuesday

Drone giant DJI will unveil its latest quadcopter during a livestreamed event on Tuesday, March 2. Here's how you can watch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Geothermal startups get another boost from Chevron as the oil giant backs a geothermal project developer

Geothermal startups get another boost from Chevron as the oil giant backs a geothermal project developer.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Satellite constellation operator Spire Global to go public via $1.6 billion SPAC

Monday brings with it not one, but two space SPACS – there’s Rocket Lab, and there’s Spire Global, a satellite operator that bills itself primarily as a SaaS company focused on delivering data and analytics made possible by its 100-plus.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Biden Expresses Support for Amazon Union Vote in Alabama: "Make Your Voice Heard"

Without naming Amazon specifically, President Joe Biden on Sunday expressed support for a closely watched union vote at one of the retail giant's Alabama warehouses, calling it "vitally important." From a report: "Today and over the next few days and.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

"Like a giant firework": Meteor "fireball" lights up skies over UK

A meteor lit up the sky over the UK on Sunday night, wowing amateur stargazers who were lucky enough to see the phenomenon......»»

Category: topSource:  skynewsRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021