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What Square’s acquisition of Afterpay means for startups

The main takeaways? "Buy now, pay later" may be effective at driving retail conversion, but scale matters and long-term margins look slim for BNPL startups. On Sunday Square announced it was gobbling up Afterpay in a deal worth $29 billion.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchAug 3rd, 2021

Telescope in Chile captures a doomed galaxy falling into the heart of the Fornax Cluster

The Fornax Cluster—which, as the name suggests, lies primarily in the constellation Fornax (the Furnace)—is a relatively nearby galaxy cluster, only about 60 million light-years from Earth. This means that it looms large in the night sky, stretch.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Predicting bear intrusions on settlements: A 15 year beech tree flower study

In recent years, black bears (Ursus thibetanus japonicus) encounter humans in rural and suburban areas of Japan leading to the deaths and injuries of people living near mountainous areas. Unfortunately, this means the suspected bears are exterminated.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

New Life Is Strange True Colors Update Fixes PS5 Ray-Tracing Issues

The new Life is Strange True Colors update is out now for PS5, and fixes an issue related to ray-tracing. The post New Life Is Strange True Colors Update Fixes PS5 Ray-Tracing Issues appeared first on PlayStation Universe. Square Enix has releas.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Comcast expands low-cost Internet Essentials program to include Pell Grant recipients

Comcast as part of its acquisition of NBCUniversal back in 2011 agreed to make high-speed Internet access available to qualifying low-income families for just $9.95 per month plus tax. As of today, the 50 / 5 Mbps service doesn’t require a credit c.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Setting nets below the surface means fishermen catch almost 80 percent fewer dolphins and whales

Lowering gillnets into the water—instead of using them on the surface—can lower the chances of tuna fishermen accidentally hauling in dolphins and whales, according to new research led by Florida International University and World Wildlife Fund (.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Google is Buying a New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion

Google is buying a new office building on Manhattan's West Side for $2.1 billion, the most expensive sale of a U.S. office building since the pandemic started. From a report: The tech giant is already leasing a 1.3 million-square-foot building in Hud.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Google’s spending $2.1 billion for even more New York City real estate

Google's Hudson Square campus adds St. John’s Terminal at 550 Washington St. Google's new building, lovingly rendered in front of Conde Nast headquarters......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

How to download iOS 15 right now

iOS 15 is finally here, and that means it's time to download the final release onto your favorite iPhone. Here's how to download iOS 15 right now......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Post-pandemic shifts means Patch will take co-working to UK small towns and suburbs

It would be fair to say the pandemic has had enormous effects on the world of work, but it has come at a time when other factors were already ongoing. The decline of main-street shopping due to e-commerce has only been hastened. The shift to remote w.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Alan acquires Jour and launches mental health service Alan Mind

French startup Alan is better known for its health insurance products — they now insure 200,000 people. But it has been slowly building a superapp for your health and expanding with new services. Today, the company announced its first acquisition e.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Blue Bear Capital raises $150M to fund climate, energy and infrastructure tech

Blue Bear Capital has raised a new $150 million fund that will be used to find and invest in startups developing technology aimed at speeding up the adoption and industrialization of renewable energy. This is the venture firm’s second fund, whi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Fivetran hauls in $565M on $5.6B valuation, acquires competitor HVR for $700M

Fivetran, the data connectivity startup, had a big day today. For starters it announced a $565 million investment on a $5.6 billion valuation, but it didn’t stop there. It also announced its second acquisition this year, snagging HVR, a data in.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Near Space Labs closes $13M Series A to send more Earth-imaging robots to the stratosphere

The decreasing cost of launch and a slew of other tech innovations have brought about a renaissance in geospatial intelligence, with multiple startups aiming to capture higher-quality and more frequent images of Earth than have ever before been avail.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Australian growth marketing agency Ammo helps startups calibrate their efforts

Australian growth marketing agency Ammo encourages startups to develop a minimum viable brand and provides services to make sure that their marketing efforts are correctly calibrated. When you are the founder of a young startup, it is alway.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Cartona gets $4.5M pre-Series A to connect retailers with suppliers in Egypt

Year-old startup Capiter announced last week that it raised a $33 million Series A to digitize Egypt’s traditional offline retail market. It’s looking to take a large pie in the budding e-commerce and retail play, where multiple startups.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

PSA: You don’t have to upgrade to iOS 15

Apple will keep updating iOS 14, which means fewer downsides to waiting. Enlarge / It's OK to hit the pause button on iOS 15, if you want. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 15 to the public today, following the announc.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

The most successful startups mix friendships and business to build teams, research finds

Finding the right team is critical for a startup's success and most aren't taking the right approach, finds new Maryland Smith research. With the right strategy—a mix that has founders both liking each other due to shared values and experiences, an.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Big tech companies snap up smaller rivals at record pace

"Pac-Man" buying spree comes as US regulators look to clamp down on some acquisitions. Enlarge / An FTC study showed how big Silicon Valley companies bought startups to eliminate future competitors. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) The w.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Intel hires game developers ahead of Arc GPU launch

Twitter accounts associated with Intel made the announcements on Thursday. All of them will be working in "gaming and graphics," which means Intel's Arc Alchemist graphics cards. The GPUs are expected to launch late this year or sometime next year. T.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Missing wind variability means future impacts of climate change may be underestimated in Europe and North America

Extratropical winds have a strong influence on climate in extratropical regions, and are known to vary from decade to decade. However, their variability is currently not factored into climate models making predictions for future climates in these reg.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021