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Tom Brady and Salesforce Ventures pour millions into Class, a Zoom-friendly edtech startup

Class, an edtech startup that integrates exclusively with Zoom to make remote teaching more elegant, has raised $12.25 million in new financing. The round brings Salesforce Ventures, Sound Ventures and Super Bowl champion Tom Brady onto its capital t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchApr 20th, 2021

Sony faces lawsuit over alleged “monopoly pricing” of PlayStation downloads

Proposed class action says Sony's moves have increased prices for PlayStation games. Enlarge / A gift card like this goes less far because of Sony's monopolistic control of the PlayStation downloads market, according to a new lawsuit. In Appl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 25 min. ago

Betting on upcoming startup markets

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment. Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

Without commuter traffic, pandemic-era drivers are speeding up, increasing noise pollution

When millions of Americans began working from home, city traffic halted. Although the air became cleaner, researchers discovered that sound levels increased in nature conservation areas due to cars driving faster......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Robbins LLP Announces That BlueCity Holdings Limited (BLCT) is Being Sued for Misleading Shareholders

SAN DIEGO & BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$BLCT #Shareholders–Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces that a purchaser of BlueCity Holdings Limited American depository shares (NASDAQ: BLCT) filed a class action complaint against.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

Extra Crunch roundup: How Duolingo became an edtech leader

The pandemic has just pushed edtech mainstream, but language-learning startup Duolingo had already spent the past decade figuring out how to build a successful edtech app. In our latest installment of the EC-1 series, Natasha Mascarenhas goes deep wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 25 min. ago

Longevity startup Gero AI has a mobile API for quantifying health changes

Sensor data from smartphones and wearables can meaningfully predict an individual’s ‘biological age’ and resilience to stress, according to Gero AI. The ‘longevity’ startup — which condenses its mission to the pith.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 57 min. ago

EXCLUSIVE: Google Snaps Up Network-on-Chip Startup Provino

New technology promises faster, more efficient processors for AI Google has quietly acquired Provino Technologies, a start-up developing network-on-chip (NoC) systems for machine learning, an IEEE Spectrum investigation has discovered. The lat.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News15 hr. 57 min. ago

To buy time for a failing startup, recreate the engineering process

The drastic approach I took to recovering our company is often referred to as a “full reset" -- the old company is essentially annihilated and a new company is formed from the remaining pieces. Jason Meller Contributo.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News17 hr. 57 min. ago

Bitmain places orders for 5nm mining chips with TSMC

According to a report from DigiTimes (via Tom’s Hardware), Bitmain’s 5nm chip orders with TSMC will begin at the start of the third quarter before ramping up substantially in Q1 2022. The improved power-efficiency of the foundry’s N5 process wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News20 hr. 57 min. ago

Ubisoft is expanding the Tom Clancy"s The Division franchise with new games, content, and a movie

Since 2016, Ubisoft's Massive studios has been working on "The Division," launching two games and an expansion in four years. With a community amounting to 40M members, the franchise's success can't be denied and now there's a clear path for future p.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News20 hr. 57 min. ago

GajiGesa, a fintech focused on Indonesian workers, adds strategic investors and launches new app for micro-SMEs

GajiGesa, a fintech startup that provides earned wage access (EWA) and other services for workers in Indonesia, has added strategic investors to help it launch new services and expand its user base. Its new backers include OCBC NISP Ventura, the vent.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 57 min. ago

Startup employees should pay attention to Biden’s capital gains tax plans

The Biden Administration has reportedly proposed significant changes to the capital gains tax, aiming to target the wealthiest Americans to help fund his historic aid programs. Vieje Piauwasdy Contributor.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 57 min. ago

SoftBank leads $15M round for China’s industrial robot maker Youibot

SoftBank has picked its bet in China’s flourishing industrial robotics space. Youibot, a four-year-old startup that makes autonomous mobile robots for a range of scenarios, said it has notched close to 100 million yuan ($15.47 million) in its l.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Why did Bill.com pay $2.5B for Divvy?

Let's unpack the deal to gain a better understanding of the huge exit and the value of Divvy's richly funded competitors. As expected, Bill.com is buying Divvy, the Utah-based corporate spend management startup that competes with Brex, Ramp.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Biggest ISPs paid for 8.5 million fake FCC comments opposing net neutrality

ISP-funded astroturfing used millions of real names and faked consent records. Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017, in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality rules. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

The Daily Crunch: Chime will stop calling itself a bank to settle complaint by CA regulators

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Qualcomm chips in hundreds of millions of Android phones have a critical security flaw

If the BLURtooth vulnerability didn't look particularly worrisome, now we have a new security problem that creates a potential backdoor into a third of all mobile phones in the world, including high-end Android phones made by Samsung, LG, Google, One.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Someone already turned Apple’s AirTag into a slim, wallet-friendly card

Apple’s new AirTag item trackers are pretty small, but not quite small enough to slip into most wallets without adding an obvious bit of bulk. Fortunately, as one talented AirTag owner has found, that’s nothing you can’t fix with a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Broadband Companies Paid For 8.5 Million Fake Net Neutrality Comments, New York AG Reports

The Office of the New York Attorney General said in a new report that a campaign funded by the broadband industry submitted millions of fake comments supporting the 2017 repeal of net neutrality. wiggles shares a report: The Federal Communications Co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Shauntel Garvey of Reach Capital will join us to judge this year’s Startup Battlefield

Shauntel Garvey of Reach Capital will join us to judge this year’s Startup Battlefield.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021