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The Midwest Fund launches, brings The Fund’s innovative investment strategy to a fifth market

A new investment fund is coming to Midwest cities, and it’s lead by names familiar to the local scenes. The aptly-named Midwest Fund targets early-stage startups from Pittsburgh to Chicago, from Detroit to Cincinnati, and everywhere in between......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchFeb 23rd, 2021

Atomic, which only funds the startups it launches, just closed its newest fund with $260 million

Jack Abraham has a lot of confidence in what he’s building. Then again, you can’t be immodest or unsure of yourself if you’re going to bet exclusively on your own startups as an investor, which is precisely the model that Abraham.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 26 min. ago

Microsoft Launches Power Fx, a New Open Source Low-Code Language

Microsoft today announced Power Fx, a new low-code language that "will become the standard for writing logic customization across Microsoft's own low-code Power Platform," reports TechCrunch. "[S]ince the company is open-sourcing the language, Micros.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 26 min. ago

Watch out, PayPal. Square just launched its own bank

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:  cnnRelated News10 hr. 26 min. ago

Eufy Security Smart Lock Touch review: Wi-Fi makes it even better

Eufy makes aggressive push in the smart home market, but lock has a high cost......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 58 min. ago

Weiss/Manfredi wraps Yale University study centre in curved glass walls

The Yale University Center for Innovative Thinking by architecture studio Weiss/Manfredi is an elliptical glass pavilion for student engineers on the New Haven campus. Read more The Yale University Center for Innovative Thinking by architec.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News12 hr. 26 min. ago

Proptech startup States Title, now Doma, going public via SPAC in $3B deal

Real estate tech startup Doma, formerly known as States Title, announced Tuesday it will go public through a merger with SPAC Capitol Investment Corp. V in a deal valued at $3 billion, including debt. SPACs, often called blank-check companies, are in.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 26 min. ago

Lithia adds another 5 dealerships in Florida

The nation's third-largest new-vehicle retailer said the store purchases from Fink Automotive Group, all in the Tampa market, are expected to add $430 million in annualized revenue......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News12 hr. 26 min. ago

How Microsoft Plans To Give Virtual Reality Apps a Big Boost

The market for virtual and augmented reality products has developed slower than expected, but Microsoft is seeking to accelerate the sector by making it much easier for people to connect from different locations and with different kinds of devices. F.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 58 min. ago

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:  cnnRelated News13 hr. 58 min. ago

Amazon’s GameOn app, a platform for sharing mobile gaming clips, launches on iOS

Mobile gaming hasn’t seen the same demand for streaming content in the past as desktop has, but Amazon sees a market there to extend Twitch’s dominance. After launching on Android back in November, the company’s mobile streaming cen.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 58 min. ago

The expanding possibilities of bio-based polymers

Finding innovative and sustainable solutions to our material needs is one of the core objectives of green chemistry. The myriad plastics that envelop our daily life—from mattresses to food and cars—are mostly made from oil-based monomers which ar.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 26 min. ago

Researchers develop new strategy for efficient OLED active matrix displays

In a new publication in the scientific journal Nature Materials, researchers of the Institute for Applied Physics at TU Dresden introduce a novel device concept towards high-efficient and low-voltage vertical organic lighting-emitting transistors. Wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 58 min. ago

Oaks adapt drought resistance to local conditions

As climate change brings an increase in the frequency and severity of droughts, forest dieback is a key cause for concern: forests act as reservoirs of biodiversity and also allow vast amounts of carbon to be stored, reducing the so-called greenhouse.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 58 min. ago

Bravely Default 2 review: Innovative combat can’t fully heal a generic RPG story

In trying to recapture what popularized the genre, Bravely Default 2 misunderstands why it fell out of favor......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 58 min. ago

Parabol raises $8M after reaching 100,000 users of its agile meeting software

This morning Parabol, a startup that provides retrospective meeting software to agile development teams, announced that it has closed an $8 million Series A. Microsoft’s venture capital arm, M12, led the deal. The investment also saw participat.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 26 min. ago

Key to doing your best at work? Be yourself, say experts

Today, the most innovative leaders aren't the conformers. They're the bold individualists who carve their own paths. So learning to embrace one's inner "badass" is the new key to success, say Harvard Business School faculty Francesca Gino, Tandon Fam.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 26 min. ago

Beam raises $80M as the dental insurer looks to keep up rapid historical growth

This morning Beam, an insurtech startup that provides dental coverage to corporate employees, announced that it has closed an $80 million Series E. Mercato-affiliated Traverse led the investment, with Nationwide insurance joining the deal. Both are.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 58 min. ago

Microsoft launches Power Fx, a new open source low-code language

Microsoft today announced Power Fx, a new low-code language that takes its cues from Excel formulas. Power Fx will become the standard for writing logic customization across Microsoft’s own low-code Power Platform, but since the company is open.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 58 min. ago

Microsoft launches Azure Percept, its new hardware and software platform to bring AI to the edge

Microsoft today announced Azure Percept, its new hardware and software platform for bringing more of its Azure AI services to the edge. Percept combines Microsoft’s Azure cloud tools for managing devices and creating AI models with hardware fro.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 58 min. ago

DJI launches an all-in-one FPV drone system

DJI has flirted with FPV goggles before, of course. The company got on the burgeoning FPV movement with the launch of its DJI Goggles back in 2016. It was a logical extension for the company that controls around 70% of the drone market, at last count.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 58 min. ago