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Square to acquire Afterpay, Australian buy now, pay later platform for $29 billion

Jack Dorsey's Square is spending $29 billion on an Australian buy now, pay later firm — a massive purchase that will help his company build out its global payments empire......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnAug 2nd, 2021

AI startup Sorcero secures $10M for language intelligence platform

Its natural language processing platform aids subject-matter experts in finding answers to their questions. Sorcero announced Thursday a $10 million Series A round of funding to continue scaling its medical and technical language intelligen.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 51 min. ago

Elodie Games obtains $32.5M round to make social co-op gaming better

During the darkest hours of the pandemic, millions upon millions of people turned to online gaming as a way to pass time in lockdown and connect with friends they couldn’t see in person. But a social, cooperative, fun and cross-platform gaming.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 51 min. ago

CodeSignal secures $50M for its tech hiring platform

The company’s technical assessment technology is a “flight simulator for developers,” that gives candidates a score based on a simulated evaluation of their skills. In less than a year after raising $25 million in Series B funding, te.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 51 min. ago

Open Mineral raises $33M Series C funding for its ‘eBay for commodities trading’ platform

Back in 2018 we covered how Open Mineral (OM), a startup aiming to leverage greater transparency in commodities trading, had raised $2.25 million. Well, they’ve come a long way and now the Zug, Switzerland-based, company has raised a $33 million Se.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 51 min. ago

Byju’s acquires coding platform Tynker for $200 million in US expansion push

Byju’s said on Thursday it has acquired California-headquartered Tynker, a leading coding platform for K-12 students, the latest in a series of major purchases as the Indian edtech giant attempts to aggressively expand to international markets. The.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 19 min. ago

SoftBank deepens commitment to LatAm with two new partners focused on early-stage investing

In March 2019, SoftBank Group International made headlines when it announced the SoftBank Innovation Fund, which started out with a $2 billion commitment to invest in tech startups in Latin America. A lot has changed since then. SoftBank changed the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 19 min. ago

New Zealand startup HeartLab raises $2.45M to bring heart scanning software to the US

New Zealand-based medtech startup HeartLab has raised $2.45 million in seed funding that it says will help the company expand its AI-powered heart scanning and reporting platform to cardiologists in the United States by early next year. HeartLab prov.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 19 min. ago

Burning space mystery solved as researchers confirm origins of "empty sky" gamma-rays

Star-forming galaxies are responsible for creating gamma-rays that until now had not been associated with a known origin, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have confirmed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 19 min. ago

The Org nabs $20M led by Tiger Global to expand its platform based on public organizational charts

LinkedIn normalized the idea of making people’s resume’s visible to anyone who wanted to look at them, and today a startup that’s hoping to do the same for companies and how they are organized and run is announcing some funding. The.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

Asian merchant commerce platform Pine Labs raises $100 million

Pine Labs said on Thursday it has raised an additional $100 million, just weeks after securing $600 million in a financing round, as the Asian merchant commerce platform begins to explore the public markets. The U.S.-based investment management compa.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

Online events platform Delegate Connect gets $10M AUD led by AirTree

Delegate Connect is the latest virtual/hybrid events platform to land funding. The Melbourne-based startup announced today it has raised $10 million AUD (about $7.3 million USD) in seed funding led by AirTree Ventures, which wrote Delegate Connect th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 51 min. ago

Taiwan PCB output value to top NT$800 billion in 2021

Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers are expected to see their combined output value reach between NT$756.8 billion (US$27.3 billion) and NT$827.2 billion in 2021, according to the Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA)......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News17 hr. 19 min. ago

Vietnam-based CoderSchool gets $2.6M pre-Series A to scale online course platform

CoderSchool, a Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based online coding school startup, announced today $2.6 million in pre-Series A funding to scale up its online coding school platform. This round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from ret.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News17 hr. 51 min. ago

Goldman says $2.2B purchase of BNPL provider GreenSky will help expand Marcus

The acquisition is positioned to bolster the firm's consumer business and offer new products and new ways to attract consumers to its Marcus by Goldman Sachs brand of finance products. This morning, Goldman Sachs announced plans to acquire.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 51 min. ago

Announcing Vertica Integration with Workato

We are very excited for our latest integration with Workato! Workato is an Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) that intelligently integrates applications and automates workflows. Workato uses a recipe which is its user-friendly interface to con.....»»

Category: blogSource:  verticaRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Vertica and Apache Airflow Integration

Apache Airflow is an open-source workflow management platform that enables you to program, schedule, and manage complex workflows as Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs). A DAG is a collection of tasks and also shows the relationship between the different.....»»

Category: blogSource:  verticaRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

OpenSea admits incident as top exec is accused of trading NFTs on insider information

The “eBay of NFTs” is running into a scandal as it admits one of its employees traded the crypto digital assets using insider information from the platform. Yesterday, a top executive at NFT platform OpenSea was accused of front-running s.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Australian fires boosted CO2—but also carbon-capturing algae: studies

Devastating Australian wildfires released twice as much climate-warming C02 than previously thought—but also triggered vast algae blooms thousands of miles away that may have soaked up significant extra carbon, according to studies published Wednes.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Physicists make square droplets and liquid lattices

When two substances are brought together, they will eventually settle into a steady state called thermodynamic equilibrium; examples include oil floating on top of water and milk mixing uniformly into coffee. Researchers at Aalto University in Finlan.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

News aggregator SmartNews raises $230 million, valuing its business at $2 billion

SmartNews, a Tokyo-headquartered news aggregation website and app that’s grown in popularity despite hefty competition from built-in aggregators like Apple News, today announced it has closed on $230 million in Series F funding. The round bring.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021