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Square launches an in-house bank as fintech competition heats up

Square, the financial payments firm run by Jack Dorsey, launched an in-house bank that it says will allow it to "operate more nimbly" in an increasingly crowded fintech market......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnMar 2nd, 2021

CHPT cuts into supply chain for TV SoCs with new probe cards

Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) with its latest in-house developed probe cards has obtained new orders demanding circuit probing for TV SoC chips, according to the Taiwan-based company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News44 min. ago

Highlights of the day: TSMC expects flat growth in 2Q21 sales

TSMC expects flat sequential growth in its second-quarter 2021 sales, but has upward revised its outlook for full-year 2021 revenue to around 20% growth. The foundry house has also raised its capex budget for 2021 to US$30 billion. In the display sec.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News44 min. ago

Challenger bank N26 to offer insurance products

Fintech startup N26 is launching N26 Insurance as it plans to offer insurance products that you can access from the company’s mobile app and website. The first insurance product is a smartphone insurance plan for German customers. But the startup d.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 15 min. ago

Respiratory Study Launches To Discover How Apple Watch Can Predict COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Washington have partnered with Apple to study how Apple Watch may be used to predict illnesses such as coronavirus, or flu. Apple Insider reports: "The goal of the study is to see if the information collected by the A.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 44 min. ago

Kroger launches its first Ocado-powered ‘shed’, a massive, robot-filled fulfillment center in Ohio

After inking a deal to work together almost three years ago, U.S. supermarket chain Kroger and U.K. online grocer Ocado today took the wraps off the first major product of that deal. Kroger has launched a new Ocado-powered customer fulfillment center.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 16 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 News14 hr. 43 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 News14 hr. 43 min. ago

Indian fintech Zeta turns unicorn with SoftBank-led funding

Bangalore-based fintech startup Zeta has clinched the much sought-after unicorn status after finalizing a new financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 has led a ~$250 mill.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 43 min. ago

Biden Rushes To Protect the Power Grid as Hacking Threats Grow

A White House plan to rapidly shore up the security of the U.S. power grid will begin with a 100-day sprint, but take years more to transform utilities' ability to fight off hackers, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing a draft version of the plan co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 16 min. ago

Ag policy in India needs to account for domestic workload

Women's increased agricultural labor during harvest season, in addition to domestic house care, often comes at the cost of their health, according to new research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI)......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 43 min. ago

Amazon’s Alexa earbuds return with a smaller design and wireless charging

It’s been about a year and a half since Amazon released the first Echo Buds. I reviewed them when they arrived, and they were, I don’t know, fine, I guess. They were a bit on the cheap side, facing some stiff competition in the category and, hone.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 16 min. ago

TSMC reiterates commitment to US fab project

TSMC chairman Mark Liu, who participated in a virtual summit hosted by the Biden administration to discuss global chip shortages and the US plan to rebuild its semiconductor manufacturing edge, has reiterated the Taiwan-based foundry house's commitme.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

FBI launches operation to remove backdoors from hacked Microsoft Exchange servers

A court in Houston has authorized an FBI operation to “copy and remove” backdoors from hundreds of Microsoft Exchange email servers in the United States, months after hackers used four previously undiscovered vulnerabilities to attack tho.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

FBI launches operation to remotely remove Microsoft Exchange server backdoors

A court in Houston has authorized an FBI operation to “copy and remove” backdoors from hundreds of Microsoft Exchange email servers in the United States, months after hackers used four previously undiscovered vulnerabilities to attack tho.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Hatch, a neobank for SMBs, launches with $20M in funding from investors like Kleiner Perkins, Foundation and Plaid’s founders

After his last startup, Framed Data, was acquired by Square, Thomson Nguyen began exploring new ideas. While an entrepreneur-in-residence at Kleiner Perkins, Nguyen interviewed hundreds of small business owners and realized that many pay hundreds of.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

1Password acquires SecretHub and launches new enterprise secrets management tool

1Password, the password management service that competes with the likes of LastPass and BitWarden, today announced a major push beyond the basics of password management and into the infrastructure secrets management space. To do so, the company has a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Integrade’s stand-alone story content will cost $20

Square Enix revealed more details on Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade's new story content, as well as its price......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Microsoft launches work-from-home audio gear, including Surface Headphones 2+

Microsoft has announced new work from home devices, including the Surface Headphones 2+, Modern USB Headset, Modern Wireless Headset, and Modern USB-C Speaker......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Roku launches a rechargeable, hands-free voice remote and other devices, rolls out Roku OS 10

Roku today is unveiling new hardware and software, including the latest version of its Roku OS media software, Roku OS 10, which expands support for AirPlay 2 and Apple’s HomeKit, and adds a variety of new features and optimizations focused on.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Willo launches its tooth-brushing robot for kids

Are you 100% sure that your children are brushing their teeth properly? A New York-based startup called Willo has been working for several years on a device that should transform the tooth-brushing experience for children. Willo isn’t a new toothbr.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021