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Instacart doubles its valuation for the second time since pandemic began

For the second time since the the pandemic began, Instacart has doubled its valuation as a privately-held startup......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnMar 2nd, 2021

Korean Workers Need To Make Space For Robots, Minister Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: South Koreans must learn how to work alongside machines if they want to thrive in a post-pandemic world where many jobs will be handled by artificial intelligence and robots, according to the countr.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 54 min. ago

Dogecoin Price Surpasses 10 Cents To Reach An All-Time High

Dogecoin, the virtual currency that originally started as an internet meme more than seven years ago, has surged more than 85% in the last 24 hours and is trading at $0.13. Its market cap is now over $17 billion. CNN reports: The currency has soared.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 54 min. ago

Business Travellers Planning To Cut Future Flights, Poll Finds

Most business travellers in the UK will take fewer flights than they used to, according to a poll, thanks to increased use of video conferencing. Only a third expected to return to the same level of flying as before the coronavirus pandemic, once tra.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 54 min. ago

Crypto"s near-term success could hinge on Coinbase"s public listing

Nasdaq set a reference price of $250 per share on Tuesday, resulting in a projected valuation of $49.8 billion for Coinbase. Because this is a direct listing and not a traditional initial public offering, however, the $250 figure isn’t an offering.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News10 hr. 54 min. ago

Dell is spinning out VMware in a deal expected to generate over $9B for the company

Dell announced this afternoon that it’s spinning out VMware, a move that has been suspected for some time. Dell, acquired VMware as part of the massive $58 billion EMC acquisition (announced as $67 billion) in 2015. The way that the deal works.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 54 min. ago

Social wasps lose face recognition abilities in isolation

Just as humans are challenged from the social isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds that a solitary lifestyle has profound effects on the brains of a social insect: paper wasps......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 54 min. ago

Plasma device designed for consumers can quickly disinfect surfaces

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on the urgent need for quick and easy techniques to sanitize and disinfect everyday high-touch objects such as doorknobs, pens, pencils, and personal protective gear worn to keep infections from spreading......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 54 min. ago

Impacts of coronavirus lockdowns: New study collects data on pollutants in the atmosphere

One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has been global restrictions on mobility. This, in turn, has had an effect on pollution levels in the atmosphere. Researchers from across the world are using this unique opportunity to take measurements, co.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 54 min. ago

The best sitcoms on Hulu right now

Hulu shines brightest with its sitcom selection, ranging from full seasons of the greatest sitcoms of all-time to episodes of current shows......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 54 min. ago

Zeta in talks with SoftBank to raise at over $1 billion valuation

Banking tech startup Zeta is inching closer to the much sought-after unicorn status as it talks to investors to finalize a new round, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is in talks to lead a ~$250 million Series.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 54 min. ago

Coinbase Opens at $102 Billion Valuation on First Day of Public Trading

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase opened trading on Wednesday at $381 per share, giving it a fully diluted market value of around $102 billion. From a report: This is a slight premium to the most recent private trades for Coinbase stock, and more than.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 22 min. ago

How Pilot charted a course of not raising too much money

A few weeks ago, we wrote about fintech Pilot raising a $100 million Series C that doubled the company’s valuation to $1.2 billion. Bezos Expeditions — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ personal investment fund — and Whale Rock Capital joined the ro.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 22 min. ago

Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket in key prep flight for human passengers

Blue Origin has launched its New Shepard rocket for the second time this year, and the 15th time overall. The mission profile saw the reusable spacecraft fly to suborbital space, and then return for a parachute-assisted landing at Blue Origin’s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 22 min. ago

Fast and Furious 9 drops a new trailer ahead of June 25 release

First flying cars. Then an endless runway. Then a submarine. Now magnets. F9 was meant to hit theaters in May 2020, but then we had this whole pandemic thing. [credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 54 min. ago

Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 22 min. ago

Ludwig Ahgren"s non-stop 31-day livestream breaks Twitch subscription record

Ahgren’s subathon had a simple premise: every time his channel received a new sub, 10 seconds would be added to the length of his livestream. He had expected the stream to last between 24 to 48 hours but ultimately had to limit it to 31 days or ris.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News16 hr. 22 min. ago

Coinbase"s public listing is a watershed moment for the cryptocurrency industry

Nasdaq set a reference price of $250 per share on Tuesday, resulting in a projected valuation of $49.8 billion for Coinbase. Because this is a direct listing and not a traditional initial public offering, however, the $250 figure isn’t an offering.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News16 hr. 22 min. ago

Sunday raises $24 million seed round to build a fast restaurant checkout flow

Meet Sunday, a new startup that is going to attract some headlines as it has raised a $24 million seed round at a $140 million post-money valuation. That’s a lot of money for a company that started just a few months ago but that’s because Sunday.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 22 min. ago

Instagram’s new test lets you choose if you want to hide ‘Likes,’ Facebook test to follow

Instagram today will begin a new test around hiding Like counts on users’ posts, following its experiments in this area which first began in 2019. This time, however, Instagram is not enabling or disabling the feature for more users. Instead, i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 22 min. ago

Astranis raises $250M at a $1.4B valuation for smaller, cheaper geostationary communications satellites

Space startup Astranis has raised a $250 million Series C round to provide it with a capital injection to help scale manufacturing of its unique MicroGEO satellites — geostationary communications satellites that are much smaller than the typical ma.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 22 min. ago