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Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

Speaking as an unvaccinated urban dweller: I'd rather speak to a nurse or doctor via my laptop than try to remain physically distanced on a bus or hailed ride traveling to/from their office. I had my first telehealth consultation last year,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 22nd, 2021

UK challenger bank Starling raises $376M, now valued at $1.9B

Challenger banks continue to see huge infusions of cash from investors bullish on the opportunity for smaller and faster-moving tech-based banking startups to woo customers from their larger rivals. In the latest development, UK-based Starling announ.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 23 min. ago

Hong Kong fintech unicorn WeLab raises $75M led by insurance giant Allianz

One of the few industries that have benefited from the COVID-19 crisis is online finance. Around the world, the pandemic has forced consumers to adopt digital banking. Hong Kong’s WeLab, a fintech company founded in 2013, saw users soar by 20%.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 23 min. ago

Dealer optimism rides into Q1

Dealers responding to the latest Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index survey rated the upcoming spring selling season the second-best market in the history of the survey......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News9 hr. 51 min. ago

Volvo dealers on edge over digital retail plan for EVs

Volvo dealers say they are "concerned and fearful" about where they stand in a digital-only sales future......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News9 hr. 51 min. ago

Praava Health raises $10.6M to increase access to quality healthcare in Bangladesh

Before launching Praava Health, a company that combines telemedicine with physical clinics, Sylvana Sinha had a successful career in international law, including serving as a foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 50 min. ago

Apple analyst suggests launch date for its rumored mixed-reality headset

A respected analyst with contacts in Apple's supply chain has forecast launch dates for the tech firm's rumored mixed-reality headset and two other products......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 51 min. ago

You can buy the first-ever tweet. The current bid: $2.5 million

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is selling the first-ever published tweet as an NFT, a kind of digital collector's item......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News18 hr. 51 min. ago

Elon Musk lost $27 billion last week

Elon Musk's net worth plunged last week as tech stocks got hammered and Tesla shares' stunning rise quickly unraveled......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News21 hr. 23 min. ago

Investors still love software more than life

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday morning? Sign.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

Jack Dorsey: Bids reach $2.5m for Twitter co-founder"s first post

The Twitter co-founder has listed his first ever tweet for sale as a form of digital memorabilia......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Can Users Poison the Data Big Tech Uses to Surveil Them?

"Algorithms are meaningless without good data. The public can exploit that to demand change," argues a new article in MIT's Technology Review (shared by long-time Slashdot reader mspohr): Data is fed into machine-learning algorithms to target you wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

This Week in Apps: App Store bill passes AZ House, ‘deep nostalgia’ goes viral, Twitter Spaces arrives on Android

This Week in Apps: App Store bill passes AZ House, ‘deep nostalgia’ goes viral, Twitter Spaces arrives on Android.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Jack Dorsey: Bids reach $2m for Twitter co-founder"s first post

The Twitter co-founder has listed his first ever tweet for sale as a form of digital memorabilia......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Wind Replaces Coal As Main Source of Power In Germany

Qbertino writes: Heise.de, a German tech news publisher, reports that wind has replaced coal as the main source of power in Germany. From the report: "The share of renewable energies in the amount of electricity generated and fed into the grid domest.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Microsoft hack: White House warns of "active threat" of email attack

The tech giant says a state-sponsored group operating out of China is breaching email servers......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

VC Lindy Fishburne on the seemingly sudden democratization of science

Deep science investor Lindy Fishburne cofounded the seed- and early-stage venture firm Breakout Ventures several years ago, after cofounding Breakout Labs within the Thiel Foundation back in 2011, and she has amassed a wide array of stakes in the pro.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

VC Lindy Fishburne on the sudden democratization of science — and deep tech investing

Deep science investor Lindy Fishburne cofounded the seed- and early-stage venture firm Breakout Ventures several years ago, after cofounding Breakout Labs within the Thiel Foundation back in 2011, and she has made a wide array of interesting bets in.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Consumers fear self-driving future, but like the tech that blazes the path

Only 14 percent of drivers would trust automated vehicles to drive them around, according to an annual AAA survey. But people do like driver-assist features......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

China will use aging chips while its semiconductor industry catches up

As the trade war between China and the US rages on, the Chinese government is doing everything in its power to prop up the local tech industry. Flagship chinese companies like Huawei no longer get access to American silicon or the software required f.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Women With Byte

Technology can empower society, yet stories of the important women who have shaped that tech are often overshadowed — or even erased. Women With Byte is a continuing series of articles in which we look at the many contributions women have made.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021