Technology

These cameras let you check up on your dog or cat—and feed them treats—over the internet. [...]
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Source: Wired
The archive includes hi-res images of Muhammad Ali's boxing gear, 15th-century manuscripts, and data that could help surface untold stories of women in science. [...]
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Source: Wired
A series of mods can transform the building-block game into a new way to explore what the world may look after climate change. [...]
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Source: Wired
Cioplenu, an Augsburg-based startup that is building what it dubs an “operating system” for the production floor, has raised €4.2M in seed financing. Leading the round is Berlin-based Cherry Ventures. Also participating is Munich's 42Cap, which led Cioplenu's pre-seed round in 2018, along with three fairly high-profile angels. They are Fabian Heinrich, [...]
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
SparkLabs Group announced today that it has launched SparkLabs Connex, the latest program in its network of startup accelerators and venture funds. Focused on real estate technology (proptech) and the Internet of Things, SparkLabs Connex will tap into startup ecosystems in Silicon Valley, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei and Singapore. The program will [...]
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Spin, the electric scooter company owned by Ford, is gearing up to launch its vehicles for the first time outside of the U.S. This spring, the plan is to launch in Cologne, Germany, followed by other German cities. Spin also plans to apply for the e-scooter permit in France next month, [...]
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
South African fintech startup Jumo closed a $55 million round from a diverse group of investors, the company confirmed. Founded in 2015 and based in Cape Town, the venture offers a full tech stack for partners to build savings, lending, and insurance products for customers in emerging markets. This week's funding follows [...]
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
The patient was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center on Feb. 19, but not diagnosed until the 23rd—raising concerns about testing capabilities and health care workers' exposure to the disease. [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: Wired
TikTok is one of the hottest social media platforms but the CEO of Reddit had some harsh words for the popular app, calling it “fundamentally parasitic” at an event Wednesday. The comments from Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman were some of the more controversial offered up during a [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Online gaming platform Roblox, now home to 115 million largely Gen Z players per month, announced today it has raised $150 million in Series G funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz's Late Stage Venture fund. The company will also open a tender offer for up to $350 million of common and [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Made Renovation, a new, San Francisco-based company, thinks it has found a profitable way to help homeowners get done something that busy general contractors in the Bay Area won't otherwise make time for, which is bathroom remodels. Why they typically pass on these: they have too many entire homes, or, at [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
On the heels of her conversation-driving Twitter thread on 2020's venture fundraising climate, Hustle Fund's Elizabeth Yin converted her thoughts into an op-ed for TechCrunch. In keeping with her expansive thread, we asked her to adapt her thread for a TechCrunch column and join us for an extended conversation. What follows [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Elizabeth Yin Contributor Share on Twitter Elizabeth Yin is a founder and general partner of Hustle Fund, a pre-seed venture capital fund that invests in hilariously early software startups across the U.S., Canada and Southeast Asia. When I was a founder many years ago, I felt like I heard constantly conflicting advice and [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Last week, the Business of Fashion broke the news that cofounder and CEO Tyler Haney was stepping down from her role as CEO of the activewear label, citing slowing growth for the company and reporting that mismanagement was one reason for executive turnover at the top of the organization. The [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
New reports track how often humans need to take control of autonomous vehicles being tested. That's a lousy way to assess the nascent industry. [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: Wired
We had so much fun at Toy Fair 2020 this past weekend, we had to show you some more photos of the zany scene. [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: Wired
Angela Belcher found a way to turn nature's zombies into a tiny assembly line. But creating a new power cell might be just the beginning. [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: Wired
The phone goes head-to-head with Samsung on new features, but it's still not very compelling. [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: Wired
The lamp maker Gantri partnered with the Silicon Valley design firm Ammunition to produce a new line of greener lighting products. [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: Wired
Nonsurgical cosmetic methods, like nose and face shapers, are all over social media as users chase the perfect selfie—but these rituals are nothing new. [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020
Source: Wired

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