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FTC Fines Three Ticket Scalping Companies For Illegally Using Bots

The Federal Trade Commission issued multimillion-dollar fines against three bot-powered ticket scalping operations. The Verge reports: The FTC says these organizations bought over 150,000 event tickets over the past four years, nabbing them with auto.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 22nd, 2021

Study aims to help governments maximize profits from oil and gas auctions

Federal and state governments auction leases to oil and gas companies to extract natural resources from public land. A revamp of the auction system—utilizing a new model developed by a Rice University economist—could lead to more competitive bids.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News36 min. ago

How governments and companies should listen to the people on climate change

People are more engaged in reducing carbon emissions than previously thought—and governments, scientists and companies should listen to them—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the UK Energy Research Centre......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 7 min. ago

Snapcommerce raises $85M to make over your mobile shopping experience

People are not only shopping digitally more than ever. They’re also shopping using their mobile phones more than ever. And for mobile-first companies like Snapcommerce, this is good news. Snapcommerce, formerly known as SnapTravel, has raised $85 m.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 35 min. ago

Square buys majority of Tidal, adds Jay Z to its board in bid to shake up the artist economy

This morning Square, a fintech company that serves both individuals and companies, announced that it has purchased a majority stake in Tidal, a music streaming service. The deal, worth some $297 million, will Tidal allow artist-partners to keep their.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 7 min. ago

Jungle Scout raises $110M, acquires Downstream Impact to help 3rd parties sell on marketplaces like Amazon

There has been a rapid proliferation of roll-up companies armed with wallets full of money to consolidate promising smaller merchants that sell on Amazon and other marketplaces, the idea being to create economies of scale to help them sell more effec.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Set of Challenges in Modernizing Legacy Applications and their Tailored Solutions

In the rat race to keep up with the advanced technology, scores of companies are resorting to legacy application modernization services. However, tracing the inevitable cloud journey, companies usually find themselves locked in situations of long de.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated News10 hr. 35 min. ago

Association calls for support for Taiwan content creators

Taiwan's New Media Entertainment Association (NMEA) has launched a project to unite small content creators vertically and horizontally, calling for the establishment of a holding company to help domestic media companies support and cooperate with eac.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News17 hr. 7 min. ago

Revolut lets customers switch to Revolut Bank in 10 additional countries

Fintech startup Revolut has its own banking license in the European Union since late 2018. It lets the company offer some additional financial services without partnering with third-party companies. And the company is going to let customers switch to.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 35 min. ago

From the ashes of nearly a billion dollars, Ample resurrects Better Place’s battery swapping business model

A little over thirteen years ago, Shai Agassi, a promising software executive who was in line to succeed the chief executive at SAP, then one of the world’s mightiest software companies, left the company he’d devoted the bulk of his profe.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Clari revenue forecasting platform snags $150M investment and triples valuation to $1.6B

Clari, the revenue operations platform that helps companies predict revenue outcomes, announced $150 million Series E today on a $1.6 billion valuation, a number that more than triples its 2019 Series D valuation of $500 million. Silver Lake led the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Google discontinues Cardboard VR viewer after nearly seven years

Oculus is widely credited with jumpstarting the modern virtual reality movement but several other companies have played an integral role in getting to where we are today......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Embracing a new mindset to shape a better future

After the huge disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, companies are looking to get back on course and, importantly, build for the future. The past year has poked holes in long-standing norms about how companies operate and how people live.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

The use for drones and robotics in a pandemic world

While drones and robots were already in use in some specific cases like surveillance and videography, the pandemic has accelerated their usage in other aspects of human lives. Many delivery companies and restaurants in the US and China launched conta.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Indonesian supply chain startup Advotics raises $2.75M led by East Ventures

The rapid growth of e-commerce in Indonesia, especially during the pandemic, is placing increasing demands on its supply chain infrastructure. But the country’s logistics industry is highly fragmented, with companies usually relying on multiple.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Atomic just raised $260 million more to build and fund its own companies

Jack Abraham has a lot of confidence in what he’s building. Then again, you can’t be immodest or unsure of yourself if you’re going to bet exclusively on your own startups as an investor, which is precisely the model that Abraham.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Apple"s closed software ecosystem can be the perfect hiding spot for elite hackers

For years, Apple has touted the privacy and the security of its devices and explained through its marketing that it values those two features more than other tech companies. Lately, that has attracted legal fights with companies like Epic, which are.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Sequoia Capital India’s Surge invests $2M in sales engagement platform Outplay

Sales engagement platforms (SEP) help sales teams automate and track the large number of tasks they need to do each day as they contact leads and home in on potential deals. Focused on small-to-medium-sized companies, SEP startup Outplay announced to.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated 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

Dish tries to disrupt SpaceX’s Starlink plans as companies fight at FCC

Dish is trying to "expropriate the 12 GHz band" for itself, SpaceX tells FCC. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | skegbydave) SpaceX and Dish Network are fighting at the Federal Communications Commission over Dish's attempt to block a key designat.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Microsoft"s Dream of Decentralized IDs Enters the Real World

For years, tech companies have touted blockchain technology as a means to develop identity systems that are secure and decentralized. The goal is to build a platform that could store information about official data without holding the actual document.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021