Technology

Lunar, the Nordic challenger bank that started out life as a personal finance manager app (PFM) but acquired a full banking license in 2019, has raised €40 million in Series C funding from existing investors. The injection of capital follows a €20 million Series B disclosed in April this year and [...]
Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Don’t call it StopCovid anymore. France’s contact-tracing app has been updated and is now called TousAntiCovid, which means ‘everyone against Covid’. The French government is trying to pivot so that it’s no longer a contact-tracing app — or at least not just a contact-tracing app. Right now, TousAntiCovid appears to be [...]
Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Flipkart is acquiring a 7.8% stake in Aditya Birla Fashion as the Walmart-owned Indian e-commerce firm makes further push into the fashion category in one of the world’s largest retail markets. The e-commerce group will pay $203.8 million for its stake in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, a conglomerate that [...]
Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
We’re excited to announce an update to the Extra Crunch Partner Perk from Zendesk. Starting today, annual and two-year Extra Crunch members that are new to Zendesk, and meet their startup qualifications, can now receive six months of free access to Zendesk’s Sales CRM, in addition to Zendesk Support Suite, [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
The third-quarter earnings cycle is just getting underway, but we’ve already seen a few companies post numbers that investors did not like. Netflix missed on several metrics yesterday and was punished, and today Intel is joining the video streaming giant in stock-market purgatory. Intel shares are off around 10% [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Myself, along with Danny and Natasha had a lot to get through, and more to say than expected. A big thanks to Chris for cutting the show down to size. Now, what [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
In an interview with WIRED, Facebook's chief privacy officers argue that the company has turned a corner. Again. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wired
Uber is facing a class-action lawsuit over Proposition 22 that alleges the company is illegally coercing its drivers to support the ballot measure that seeks to keep workers classified as independent contractors. The suit was brought forth by two Uber drivers, Benjamin Valdez and Hector Castellanos, as well as two [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Jason Morgese Contributor Jason Morgese is the founder and CEO of Leavemark, the first ad-free, data storage and social media hybrid. “The Social Dilemma” is opening eyes and changing digital lives for Netflix bingers across the globe. The filmmakers explore social media and its effects on society, raising some crucial points about impacts [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
TC Sessions: Space is happening this December 16 and 17 – our first ever dedicated space event. This is a live, virtual two-day conference featuring the most important people in the space industry, across public, private and defense. We’re thrilled to be hosting NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Rocket Lab CEO and [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
California’s Proposition 22 is the most funded and perhaps one of the most contentious ballot measures in the state’s history. To date, the Yes on 22 side has put north of $185 million into the initiative. The proposition, funded by Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart and Postmates, would ensure workers remain independent [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
HBO Max’s new movie evokes a very un-Dahlian mood. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wired
Tesla has the Cybertruck, GM a $113,000 Hummer, and Ford an electric F-150. And then there are the startups. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wired
People tend to focus on whether an experience ends on an up note or a sour one, even if it leads us to make bad decisions. A new study examines why. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wired
From targeted misinformation to manipulated data, these are the cybersecurity concerns election officials worry about most. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wired
Groups like Tok the Vote believe viral clips are the best way to get young people to cast their ballots. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wired
A study analyzed patterns in online comments and found liberals and conservatives use different words to express similar ideas. [...]
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
Source: Wired
This unlocked mid-range smartphone is a reliable buy, even if it's not all that exciting. [...]
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
Source: Wired
You might think of it as the force that slows things down, but you literally couldn't get anywhere without it. [...]
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
Source: Wired
You'd think that have a reading delivered via machine algorithm would make it feel less useful or relevant. You'd think wrong. [...]
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
Source: Wired

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