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Tokyo-based SODA, which runs Japan’s largest sneaker resell platform, lands $22 million led by SoftBank Ventures Asia

Tokyo-based SODA, which runs sneaker reselling platform SNKRDUNK, has raised a $22 million Series B led by SoftBank Ventures Asia. Investors also included basepartners, Colopl Next, THE GUILD and other strategic partners. Part of the funding will be.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 14th, 2021

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

NRDC: Series S/X option will result in 3 million tons of CO2 in five years. Enlarge / A lot of neon green power potentially (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) [Update (8:45 ET): A Microsoft spokesperson provided Ars with the following stat.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 43 min. ago

WhatsApp changes: Signal messaging platform stops working as downloads surge

Signal has been downloaded millions of times since WhatsApp unveiled new privacy terms last week......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News11 hr. 15 min. ago

CarMax sees longer return policy as its next trend

The nation's largest used-vehicle retailer sees its new return policy as an added layer of comfort for the increasing number of big-ticket shoppers online......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News12 hr. 43 min. ago

Twitter’s decentralized future

This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the company’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance” and that he did not “fe.....»»

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

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 News13 hr. 43 min. ago

GM agrees to invest $787 million in Canada plant, reaches tentative deal with Unifor

General Motors says it will end Chevrolet Equinox assembly in Canada and build the all-electric EV600 commercial van instead. It wasn't clear where GM would transfer the Equinox line......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News13 hr. 43 min. ago

Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times

In groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows—transparency and conductivity......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News17 hr. 42 min. ago

Twitter’s vision of decentralization could also be the far-right’s internet endgame

This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the company’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance” and that he did not “fe.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 15 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. 15 min. ago

FCC fines white-supremacist robocaller $10 million for faking caller ID

Robocaller's fake caller ID numbers were allegedly chosen as neo-Nazi symbols. Enlarge / Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum addresses an audience on March 20, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Gillum's campaign was targeted by ra.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News18 hr. 43 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 News18 hr. 43 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. 15 min. ago

15 steps to fundraising a new VC or private equity fund

Based on my experience, taking the 15 steps below will help build the core of a high-performing fundraising and investor relations function. David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 43 min. ago

WhatsApp extends "confusing" update deadline

The Facebook-owned platform still says its users must accept the update or stop using the service......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News19 hr. 43 min. ago

Toyota led auto industry in U.S. patents in 2020

Toyota moved into first place among automakers in U.S. patent generation last year with a 2 percent gain over 2019. Ford finished second......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News19 hr. 43 min. ago

Google Removing Inadvertent Ability for Chromium Browsers To Access Chrome Bookmarks, Sync

Besides the intended differences, web browsers based on Chromium offer an underlying experience that's mostly identical to Chrome. Google recently discovered that users of third-party Chromium browsers have inadvertently been able to access data and.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 15 min. ago

Thousands of Amazon warehouse workers to vote on whether to form company"s first US union

Thousands of Amazon warehouse workers at an Alabama facility will begin voting next month on whether to unionize their workplace, potentially paving the way for the first US-based union at the e-commerce giant......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News20 hr. 15 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. 15 min. ago

Apple Plans Podcasting Subscription Service in Threat To Spotify

Apple -- long considered the sleeping giant in the podcast space -- is waking up. The company, which runs the most widely used podcasting app in the industry, is discussing launching a new subscription service [Editor's note: the link may be paywalle.....»»

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