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Robinhood"s Guinea Pig for Upending Public Offerings: Itself

When Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt created the stock trading app Robinhood in 2013, the entrepreneurs declared that their mission was to democratize Wall Street and make finance accessible to all. Now as they prepare to make their company public, they a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJul 22nd, 2021

In Hawaii, Robot Dogs Join the Police Force

"If you're homeless and looking for temporary shelter in Hawaii's capital, expect a visit from a robotic police dog that will scan your eye to make sure you don't have a fever," reports the Associated Press: That's just one of the ways public safety.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

5 lessons from Duolingo’s bellwether edtech IPO of the year

Duolingo landed onto the public markets this week, rallying excitement and attention for the edtech sector and its founder cohort. The language learning business’ stock price soared when it began to trade, even after the unicorn raised its IPO pric.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Watch the unique Volocopter take first public flight in the U.S.

Volocopter's 18-rotor electric aircraft recently took its first public-crewed test flight in the U.S. as the firm seeks to launch a commercial air taxi service......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Argo AI can now offer the public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the state’s public roads. The California Public Ut.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

TuSimple’s self-driving truck network takes shape with Ryder partnership

TuSimple, the self-driving truck company that went public earlier this year, has partnered with Ryder as part of its plan to build out a freight network that will support its autonomous trucking operations. Under the deal announced this week, Ryder&#.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Duolingo Reaches $6.5 Billion Valuation On Day of IPO

On Wednesday, language learning app Duolingo reached a valuation of $6.5 billion after its shares surged nearly 40% in the company's Nasdaq debut. Reuters reports: Duolingo's stock opened at $141.4 per share, blowing past the initial public offering.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Robinhood’s CFO says it was ready to go public

Robinhood says it went public because it was ready. And our read of the markets is that it's an appealing time for high-growth tech companies with a history of losses to do so. Yet it's underwater. Robinhood priced at $38 per share this wee.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Mexico Says Officials Spent $61 Million On Pegasus Spyware

Mexico's top security official said Wednesday that two previous administrations spent $61 million to buy Pegasus spyware that has been implicated in government surveillance of opponents and journalists around the world. PBS reports: Public Safety Sec.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Robinhood’s stock drops 8% in its first day’s trading

Once the U.S. consumer investing and trading app began to allow investors to trade its shares, they went down sharply, off more than 10% in the first hours of its life as a floating stock. Robinhood priced its public offering at $38 per sha.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Feds list the top 30 most exploited vulnerabilities. Many are years old

Hackers continue to exploit publicly known—and often dated—software vulnerabilities. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Government officials in the US, UK, and Australia are urging public- and private-sector organizations to secure their netwo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Southeast Europe heat wave seen as among worst in decades

A heat wave scorched southeast Europe on Thursday, sending residents flocking to the coast, public fountains and air-conditioned locations to find some relief......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Egyptian ride-sharing company Swvl plans to go public in a $1.5B SPAC merger

Queen's Gambit Growth Capital, the women-led SPAC in charge of the deal, called Swvl 'a disruptive platform that solves complex challenges and empowers underserved populations.' Cairo and Dubai-based ride-sharing company Swvl plans to go pu.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Study: Public private partnerships better at promoting equity than widely assumed

Public private partnerships have a better track record in promoting equity than many assume, researchers at the University of Maryland's (UMD) A. James Clark School of Engineering have found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

France Issues Moratorium on Prion Research After Fatal Brain Disease Strikes Two Lab Workers

Five public research institutions in France have imposed a 3-month moratorium on the study of prions -- a class of misfolding, infectious proteins that cause fatal brain diseases -- after a retired lab worker who handled prions in the past was diagno.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Public cloud service business booming in Southeast Asia

Public cloud service providers, including Amazon Wireless Services (AWS), Azure, Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun) and Google Cloud, have enhanced their deployments in Southeast Asia, expecting the region to be the growth driver of their next wave of robust gro.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Cisco Positions for Infrastructure Spending with Rural Broadband Center

Public-private partnerships for broadband infrastructure build outs require unique collaboration and skills. Here's how Cisco's trying to help......»»

Category: itSource:  BaselineRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Public Clouds vs. Private Clouds vs. Hybrid Clouds

With cloud computing, it can be tough to know whether public, private, or hybrid environments are right for you. Compare them now......»»

Category: itSource:  BaselineRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Advantages of SASE over Traditional VPNs

SASE is a big improvement for enterprises over traditional VPN offerings. Find out how to leverage it for your business......»»

Category: itSource:  BaselineRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Cuba Jamming Ham Radio? Listen For Yourself

A public SDR network triangulates the island as the source of mystery signals As anti-government protests spilled onto the streets in Cuba on July 11, something strange was happening on the airwaves. Amateur radio operators in the United States.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Cloud Computing’s Coming Energy Crisis

The cloud’s electricity needs are growing unsustainably Harry Campbell How much of our computing now happens in the cloud? A lot. Providers of public cloud services alone take in more than a quarter of a trillion U.S......»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021