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Qualcomm acquires chip startup Nuvia for $1.4 billion

Qualcomm has announced it will acquire chip startup Nuvia to expand its strong position in the silicon industry and use the latter's resources to develop better processors for smartphones, laptops, network infrastructure, and advanced driver assistan.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotJan 13th, 2021

GitLab oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion

GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation comes after its most recent 2019 Series E in which.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 5 min. ago

Xbox"s "Instant On" Feature Could Consume 4 Billion kWh By 2025

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The "instant on" feature that's activated by default on new Xbox Series S/X consoles could suck up a total of 4 billion kWh -- the equivalent of a year's operation for a large power plant -- from.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 37 min. ago

Towards applications: ultra-low-loss on-chip zero-index materials

A refractive index of zero induces a wave vector with zero amplitude and undefined direction. Therefore, light propagating inside a zero-index medium does not accumulate any spatial phase advance, resulting in perfect spatial coherence. Such coherenc.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News18 hr. 5 min. ago

GitLab raises $195M in secondary funding on $6B valuation

GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it raised a $195 million secondary round on a $6 billion valuation. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation comes after its most recent 2019 Series E in which it raised $2.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 37 min. ago

Report: Xbox’s “instant on” feature could consume 4 billion kWh by 2025

NRDC: Default Series S/X option responsible for 3 million tons of CO2 in five years. Enlarge / A lot of neon green power potentially (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) The "instant on" feature that's activated by default on new Xbox Series.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 5 min. ago

Marc Lore leaves Walmart a little over four years after selling Jet.com for $3B

Marc Lore, the executive vice president, president and CEO of U.S. e-commerce for Walmart, is stepping down a little over four years after selling his e-commerce company Jet.com to the country’s largest retailer for $3 billion. Lore’s ten.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 37 min. ago

Tracy Chou launches Block Party to combat online harassment and abuse

Block Party, an anti-harassment startup that aims to help folks feel safer on social media founded by Tracy Chou, launched today. Currently only available for Twitter, Block Party helps people filter out the content they don’t want to see and i.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 5 min. ago

Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson says wisdom lies with your developers

Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson knows a thing or two about unleashing developers. His company has garnered a market cap of almost $60 billion by creating a set of tools to make it easy for programmers to insert a whole host of communications functionality int.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 5 min. ago

Lessons from Top Hat’s acquisition spree

Top Hat, a startup that digitizes textbooks and turns them into an interactive experience for college students, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired yet another business: Fountainhead Press. The acquisition marks Top Hat’s third scoop of a p.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 5 min. ago

The moped-sharing startup with thousands of EVs and hundreds of collisions

Revel’s New York expansion was marred by the deaths of three riders this summer. Never mind that many more died during the same time in motor vehicles collisions in the city. Revel was still fairly new, so the mishaps of its customers got a lot of.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News20 hr. 5 min. ago

Apple Fails To Overturn VirnetX Patent Verdict, Could Owe Over $1.1 Billion

A federal judge denied Apple's bid to set aside or reduce a $502.8 million patent infringement verdict favoring VirnetX, and awarded interest and royalties that could boost Apple's total payout in two lawsuits above $1.1 billion. From a report: In a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 37 min. ago

Ford Halts Focus Car Plant for Full Month Due To Chip Shortage

Ford Motor is halting production of its most popular car model in Europe for a full month because of the shortage of semiconductors disrupting the worldâ(TM)s biggest automakers. From a report: The automaker's Focus factory in Saarlouis, Germany.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Corporate credit card platform Moss raises $25.5 million

German startup Moss has raised a $25.5 million (€21 million) funding round led by Valar Ventures. Existing investors Cherry Ventures and Global Founders Capital are also participating. Moss provides credit cards and a spending platform to small and.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Pega Acquires Qurious, Salesforce Introduces Loyalty Management & More CX News

In this week's CX newsbyte, acquisitions from Pega, Mailchimp and Verve, an update from Salesforce. All that and more from the world of customer experience. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Everlywell raises $75M from HealthQuest Capital following its recent $175M Series D round

At-home health testing kit startup Everlywell has raised $75 million, following the close of the $175 million Series D it announced in December. The new funding comes from HealthQuest Capital, and sees the fund’s founder and managing partners.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Uber planning to spin out Postmates’ delivery robot arm

Another Uber spinout is in the works. Postmates X, the robotics division of the on-demand delivery startup that Uber acquired last year for $2.65 billion, is seeking investors in its bid to become a separate company, according to several people famil.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Ford, Audi, Daimler reduce German output on chip shortages

Ford will idle Focus production at its plant in Saarlouis, Germany, for a month starting next week because of semiconductor shortages......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

The moped sharing startup with thousands of EVs and hundreds of collisions

Revel’s New York expansion was marred by the deaths of three riders this summer. Never mind that many more died during the same time in motor vehicles collisions in the city. Revel was still fairly new, so the mishaps of its customers got a lot of.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Gemini Is Launching a Credit Card With Bitcoin Rewards

Later this year, cryptocurrency exchange company Gemini is planning to launch a credit card that earns bitcoin rewards based on your purchases. It's based on the work done by Blockrize, a fintech startup which Gemini has acquired for an undisclosed s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Taiwan PCB output value hits record high in 2020

The output of Taiwan's PCB industry grew 5.6% on year to a record high of NT$667.2 billion (US$23.83 billion) in 2020, bolstered by pandemic-induced stay-at-home economy in most of the year as well as robust shipments for new iPhones and automotive e.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021