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Zoom settles "zoombombing" and data privacy lawsuit for $85 million

Zoom Video Communications agreed to pay $85 million in a preliminary lawsuit settlement filed Saturday afternoon. The deal is in response to a class action lawsuit over users' concerns over the company allegedly having shared personal data with Faceb.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnAug 2nd, 2021

Alphabet’s laser-Internet system has sent 700TB of data with 99.9% uptime

Alphabet is bridging the Congo River with a 20Gbps laser beam. A Project Taara transmitter. Google's parent company, Alphabet, is still experimenting.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 29 min. ago

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. 1 min. ago

Tile secures $40 million to take on Apple AirTag with new products

Tile, the maker of Bluetooth-powered lost item finder beacons and, more recently, a staunch Apple critic, announced today it has raised $40 million in non-dilutive debt financing from Capital IP. The funding will be put towards investment in TileR.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

Self Financial raises $50M to help the subprime consumer build credit and savings at the same time

Self Financial, a fintech company that aims to help consumers build credit and savings at the same time, announced today it has raised $50 million in Series E funding. Altos Ventures led the financing, which also included participation from Meritech.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

Mynd raises $57.3M at an $807M valuation to give people a way to invest in rental properties remotely

Mynd, a company that aims to make it easier for people to buy and manage single-family rental properties, announced today it has raised $57.3 million in funding from QED Investors. The financing values the Oakland, California-based company at $807 mi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

SOSV is building a New Jersey HAX facility for industrial, healthcare and climate startups

SOSV this morning announced work on a $50 million HAX facility in Newark, New Jersey focused on growing industrial, healthcare and climate startups. The five-year development plan utilizes $25 million from the New Jersey Economic Development Authorit.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

FTC says health apps must notify consumers about data breaches — or face fines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned apps and devices that collect personal health information must notify consumers if their data is breached or shared with third parties without their permission. In a 3-2 vote on Wednesday, the FTC ag.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 1 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. 1 min. ago

Avalanche raises $230 million from private sale of AVAX tokens

Avalanche, a relatively new blockchain with a focus on speed and low transactions costs, has completed a $230 million private sale of AVAX tokens to some well known crypto funds. Polychain and Three Arrows Capital are leading the investment. The Aval.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 1 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. 1 min. ago

Higher rates of food poverty during COVID are likely to remain, new research shows

New data from the University of Hertfordshire shows the extent to which food poverty increased during the pandemic, with the impact expected to last well beyond the removal of COVID-19 restrictions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

Is Venus volcanically active? New approach could provide an answer

Out of all planets in the solar system, Venus has the most volcanoes. Much of the planet is covered in volcanic deposits that are less than 300 million years old, and volcanic activity has played a pivotal role in its history. Although the precise ti.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

We Cannot Live Without Cryptography!

The word cryptography evokes images of spies, secret messages and covert agencies. But what is cryptography? Cryptography is the method of scrambling data so that it looks like gibberish to anyone except those who know the trick to decode it......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 29 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 News8 hr. 29 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 News8 hr. 29 min. ago

Concreit closes on $6M to allow more people to invest in the global private real estate market

Concreit, a company that wants to open real estate investing to a broader group of people, announced today that it has closed $6 million in a seed funding round led by Matrix Partners.  Hyphen Capital also participated in the round, in addition to i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 29 min. ago

A six-year search of the outer solar system turns up 461 new objects (but no Planet 9)

In the near future, astronomers will benefit from the presence of next-generation telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (RST). At the same time, improved data mining and machine learning techn.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 29 min. ago

Data from 29,798 clean-ups around the world uncovers some of the worst litter hotspots

Coastal litter is a big environmental problem. But how does this litter differ around the world, and why? In the first global analysis of its kind, we set out to answer those questions using data collected by thousands of citizen scientists......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 29 min. ago

Volta Trucks raises €37 million to bring electric delivery trucks to the streets of London and Paris

Trucking tends to be associated with highways, but it’s not uncommon to find large delivery vehicles trundling down the tightly packed streets of the world’s most populated cities. According to EV startup Volta Trucks, that’s far from ideal: in.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 29 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 News10 hr. 29 min. ago