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The last two regions of the UK now have an official coronavirus contacts tracing app, after the UK government pushed the button to launch the NHS COVID-19 app across England and Wales today. Northern Ireland and Scotland launched their own official apps to automate coronavirus exposure notifications earlier this year. But [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
B2B financial service start-up Finom — which provides online financial services for SMEs, freelancers, and the self-employed in Europe — has raised an additional $12 million (€10.3 million) to add to its previous Seed round of €6.5 million last April. The total funding raised in 2020 is now €16.8 million, [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Four years after its foray into the Chinese market followed by rapid and cash-hemorrhaging expansion, WeWork decided to wind down its involvement in the country. WeWork’s Chinese unit has secured a $200 million investment led by Shanghai-based equity firm Trustbridge Partners, which first backed WeWork China in its Series B [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Mobileye’s computer vision technology will be used in a new premium electric vehicle called Zero Concept from Geely Auto Group, one of China’s largest privately-held automobile manufacturers. Mobileye’s owner Intel made the announcement today at the Beijing Auto Show. Zero Concept is produced by Lynk & Co., the brand formed [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Guests like Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar, hacker Matt Mitchell, and journalist Maria Ressa talk about shifting power dynamics—and changing who's in control. [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: Wired
Governor Gavin Newsom outlines an ambitious plan for the nation's largest state to rely exclusively on electric-powered passenger cars and trucks. [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: Wired
VC and corporate investment into climate tech grew at a faster rate than overall VC investment as a whole between 2013 – 2019, according to a major new report — to the tune of $60 billion of early-stage capital. The new research by PwC (“The State of Climate Tech 2020“) found [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Shopify blames “rogue” employees for a data breach, Google Maps adds COVID-19 data and China pushes back against the TikTok deal. This is your Daily Crunch for September 23, 2020. The big story: Shopify confirms data breach The e-commerce platform blamed two “rogue members” of its support team, alleging that they [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
It happens to the best of us. Some newer, flashier model comes along and we’re no longer the latest and greatest new thing. The iPad’s had a plenty good run, of course. Ten years ago, the device redefined what a tablet is and has maintained a dominant spot atop the [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Live TV streaming service Sling TV is joining in on the co-watching trend. The company today announced the launch of its own version of a co-viewing feature, which allows friends and family in different locations to watch live TV together at the same time. What makes Sling TV’s implementation unique, [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Shopify has confirmed a data breach, in which two “rogue members” of its support team stole customer data from at least 100 merchants. In a blog post, the online shopping site said that its investigation so far showed that the two employees, who have since been fired, were “engaged in [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
At the WIRED25 event, the two investors say traditional venture capital misses opportunities because it is a monoculture. [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: Wired
At our virtual conference, the journalist and CEO of Rappler explained how the goal isn't just to spread lies, but to blur our sense of true and false. [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: Wired
The neighborhood-focused social network leans on local human moderators as well as AI, she explained at WIRED's virtual W25 conference. [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: Wired
California Governor Gavin Newsom href="https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/09/23/governor-newsom-announces-california-will-phase-out-gasoline-powered-cars-drastically-reduce-demand-for-fossil-fuel-in-californias-fight-against-climate-change/"> issued an executive order on Wednesday requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles be zero-emission by 2035. The new order would be a huge boost for electric vehicles, and vehicles using alternative fuels like hydrogen, and could boost a sector that’s already surging in California. As an [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Curling is one of the world's most precise sports. An ice-going, stone-throwing robot just mastered it. [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: Wired
The state of Fall TV is … iffy. Here are a few new shows—and some timeless classics—to help you fill the season. [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: Wired
For one thing, let's build a model of air drag and how it affects the ball differently when it's traveling faster and slower than the speed of sound. [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Source: Wired
Reducing the cost of electric vehicles is all about a cheaper battery. Tesla outlined a plan that includes making more of the components itself. [...]
Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Source: Wired
Musk made some big promises at Tesla’s highly anticipated Battery Day. But a prototype never made an appearance, and it was unclear what Tesla had actually achieved. [...]
Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Source: Wired

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