PPRO nabs $180M at a $1B+ valuation to bring together the fragmented world of payments

The pandemic has hastened a shift of most commerce becoming e-commerce in the last year, and that has brought a new focus on startups that are helping to enable that process. In the latest development, PPRO, a London-based startup that has built a pl.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJan 19th, 2021

"A bridge to music"s future?": Abbey Road sets stage for festival avatar 5,000 miles away

In March 2020, the world-famous Abbey Road recording studio shut its doors for the first time in almost 90 years......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Torvalds warns the world: Don’t use the Linux 5.12-rc1 kernel

Please, please don't use cowboy kernels in production—especially not this one! Enlarge / Penguins aren't all equally trustworthy. (credit: Bernard Spragg) In a message to the Linux Kernel Mailing List yesterday, founding developer Linus Torv.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 27 min. ago

How and when to hire your first product manager

In the world of early-stage startups, job titles are often a formality. In reality, each employee may handle a dozen responsibilities outside their job description. The choose-your-own-adventure type of work style is part of the magic of startups and.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 59 min. ago

Engineering marvel: Sixth mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope announces fabrication of the sixth of seven of the world's largest monolithic mirrors. These mirrors will allow astronomers to see farther into the universe with more detail than any other optical telescope before. The si.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 27 min. ago

X-ray microscopy reveals the outstanding craftsmanship of Siberian Iron Age textile dyers

The Pazyryk carpet is the world's oldest example of a knotted-pile carpet and is kept at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The carpet, which was made out of new wool at around 400 BC, is one of the most exciting examples of centra.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 59 min. ago

Will Nintendo’s Switch Pro bring Breath of the Wild 2? Look at history

A new Switch model might be coming this holiday season and fans are hoping that means Breath of the Wild 2 is coming......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 59 min. ago

How Pariti is connecting founders with capital, resources and talent in emerging markets

According to Startup Genome, Beijing, London, Silicon Valley, Stockholm, Tel Aviv are some of the world’s best startup ecosystems. The data and research organisation uses factors like performance, capital, market reach, connectedness, talent, a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 27 min. ago

Honda Launches World"s First Level 3 Self-Driving Car

Honda Motor will on Friday launch a new car equipped with the world's first certified level 3 autonomous driving technology. Nikkei Asia reports: Industry experts are cautiously watching to see if the Legend, a luxury sedan that operates without driv.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

T-Mobile is a consumer favorite. Now it"s trying to break into the business world

T-Mobile has been popular with consumers, but an underdog when it comes to serving businesses. The "Uncarrier" wants to change that with the rollout of 5G......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Data is the world’s most valuable (and vulnerable) resource

I believe generational startups will be created from 2020's reckoning with cybersecurity, just as they’ve been created coming out of market disruptions in the past. Kara Nortman Contributor Share o.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

SpaceX"s SN10 Starship rocket manages to land for the first time, explodes minutes later

Boca Chica, Texas, and the world (via live stream) saw the launch of SpaceX's SN10 (Serial No 10) prototype on Wednesday as it went up 10km into the sky with the powerful thrust of its three Raptor engines......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

The Realme GT 5G is the world’s cheapest Snapdragon 888 phone

$430 for a Snapdragon 888, a 120 Hz OLED display, and speedy 65 W charging. The Realme GT 5G. [credit: Realme ].....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Researchers discover how to control zinc in plants: Could help the world"s malnourished

Over 2 billion people worldwide are malnourished due to zinc deficiency. Led by the University of Copenhagen, an international team of researchers has discovered how plants sense zinc and use this knowledge to enhance plant zinc uptake, leading to an.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Research shows dating stereotypes still exist in the virtual world

More people than ever are using online dating sites, with virtual dates becoming the new normal for single people during lockdown. Now a new study shows that while the way we date may have changed, some traditional gender stereotypes still remain......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Ten sustainable architecture proposals by SUTD students

Sustainable Design for a Better World is the theme on which students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design based the projects in this school show, tackling issues like wildfire resilience, land scarcity and electronic waste. Read mor.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Bitfinex launches cryptocurrency payment gateway for merchants

Cryptocurrency exchange company Bitfinex is launching Bitfinex Pay, a cryptocurrency payment gateway. With this new product, online merchants can accept payments in various cryptocurrencies. It should make cross-border transactions easier in particul.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

This pan-African freelance platform is the first Zimbabwean startup backed by Techstars

On the 25th of January, Techstars Seattle announced its 12th class featuring 10 startups from different parts of the world. The accelerator, which has accepted only a handful of African startups, included one from Zimbabwe in this class. AfriBlocks .....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Using AI to Find Essential Battery Materials

As battery demand soars, researchers are turning to artificial intelligence for more effective and sustainable methods Demand for battery-making metals is projected to soar as more of the world’s cars, buses, and ships run on electricity. The.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Papaya Global raises $100M more at a $1B+ valuation for tools to hire, pay and manage distributed workforces

Remote working — hiring people further afield and letting people work outside of a central physical office — is looking like it will be here to stay, and today one of the startups building tools for that environment is announcing a big fu.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

SpaceX edges closer to Starship spaceflight after SN10 prototype makes a soft touchdown... and then explodes

Boca Chica, Texas, and the world (via live stream) saw the launch of SpaceX's SN10 (Serial No 10) prototype on Wednesday as it went up 10km into the sky with the powerful thrust of its three Raptor engines......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021