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INSURTECH AI STARTUP AKUR8 CLOSES $30M SERIES B

Automating insurance claims is a big business, and the world of AI is coming at it ‘full pelt'. The latest is Akur8 , an insurtech...

Kenyan foodtech startup Kune raises $1M pre-seed for its ready-to-eat meals service

KENYAN FOODTECH STARTUP KUNE RAISES $1M PRE-SEED FOR ITS READY-TO-EAT MEALS SERVICE

While there has been a wave of innovation in food tech worldwide, it's still in early days for Africa. There are only a handful of...

 
 
 

CO-LIVING STARTUP HABYT CLOSES $24M SERIES B, MERGES WITH HOMEFULLY

When WeWork appeared, other entrepreneurs looked at the model and thought that if you could apple co-working to property, then why...

A look inside Google's first store, opening in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood tomorrow

A LOOK INSIDE GOOGLE'S FIRST STORE, OPENING IN NYC'S CHELSEA NEIGHBORHOOD TOMORROW

There have been plenty of pop-ups over the years, but tomorrow Google's first store opens in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood. The brick...

 
 
 

TRACTABLE RAISES $60M AT A $1B VALUATION TO MAKE DAMAGE APPRAISALS USING AI

As the insurance industry adjusts to life in the 21st century , an AI startup that has built computer vision tools to enable remote...

DAILY CRUNCH: IOS 15 IS LATEST MILESTONE ON APPLE HEALTH'S EVOLUTIONARY PATH

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AMAZON DEFLECTS RESPONSIBILITY ON FAKE REVIEWS BUT ADMITS 200M WERE BLOCKED LAST YEAR

Amazon admits it has a fake review problem, but does its best to spread the blame around in a new post detailing the issue. After numerous...

LINCOLN'S FIRST EV WILL ARRIVE IN 2022 WITH THREE MORE TO FOLLOW

Lincoln Motor will launch its first all-electric vehicle in 2022 followed by three other EVs as part of the luxury brand's goal to...

 
 
 

E3 2021 WRAP-UP

E3 2021 kicked off with news about E3 2022. Kind of a funny way to start a show, as Mayor Eric Garcetti told the crowd, “we look forward...

HARRY STEBBINGS TURNS UP THE VOLUME ON 20VC WITH NEW $140M FUND

Harry Stebbings, the well-known podcaster behind ‘20 minute VC', announced today that he raised a duo of funds for 20VC , the venture...

 
 
 

EXPERTS FROM FORD, TOYOTA AND HYUNDAI OUTLINE WHY AUTOMAKERS ARE POURING MONEY INTO ROBOTICS

Automakers' interest in robotics is not a new phenomenon, of course: Robots and automation have long played a role in manufacturing...

SOFTBANK VISION FUND 2 LEADS $140M FUNDING IN VISHAL SIKKA'S VIANAI

Vianai Systems, an AI startup founded by former chief executive of Indian IT services giant Infosys, said on Wednesday it has raised...

 
 
 

FACEBOOK WILL BEGIN BEAMING ADVERTISEMENTS INTO VIRTUAL REALITY

Well, it was only a matter of time. Advertising giant Facebook announced Wednesday that they're going to begin testing advertising...

TO WIN POST-PANDEMIC, STARTUPS NEED REMOTE-FIRST GROWTH TEAMS

Growth leaders used to build key relationships across a company while working together in a real-life office. Those relationships could...

 
 
 
Facebook rolls out new tools for Group admins, including automated moderation aids

FACEBOOK ROLLS OUT NEW TOOLS FOR GROUP ADMINS, INCLUDING AUTOMATED MODERATION AIDS

Facebook today introduced a new set of tools aimed at helping Facebook Group administrators get a better handle on their online communities...

Google updates its kids online safety curriculum with lessons on gaming, video and more

GOOGLE UPDATES ITS KIDS ONLINE SAFETY CURRICULUM WITH LESSONS ON GAMING, VIDEO AND MORE

Google announced today it's updating and expanding its digital safety and citizenship curriculum called Be Internet Awesome , which...

 
 
 

INVESTORS CLARA BRENNER, QUIN GARCIA AND RACHEL HOLT ON SPACS, MICROMOBILITY AND HOW COVID-19 SHAPED VC

Few people are more closely tapped into the innovations in the transportation space than investors. They're paying close attention...

UKRAINIAN POLICE ARREST MULTIPLE CLOP RANSOMWARE GANG SUSPECTS

Multiple suspects believed to be linked to the Clop ransomware gang have been detained in Ukraine after a joint operation from law...

 
 
 

COMPANIES SHOULD UTILIZE REAL-TIME COMPENSATION DATA TO ENSURE EQUAL PAY

Chris Jackson Contributor Share on Twitter Chris Jackson is the vice president of client development at CompTrak , a compensation management...

HBCUvc's new million-dollar fund wants to give overlooked investors a track record

HBCUVC'S NEW MILLION-DOLLAR FUND WANTS TO GIVE OVERLOOKED INVESTORS A TRACK RECORD

HBCUvc , a non-profit organization that wants to diversify the world of venture by rooting itself in historically Black colleges and...

 
 
 



Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on Fed hints at rate hikes

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on Fed hints at rate hikes

BEIJING - Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it might ease off economic stimulus earlier than previously thought. Read more ...

Bipartisan infrastructure group swells to 21 senators

Bipartisan infrastructure group swells to 21 senators

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan senators' group working on a $1 trillion infrastructure compromise more than doubled in size to 21 members Wednesday, a key threshold that gives... Read more ...

Bipartisan infrastructure group swells to 20 senators

Bipartisan infrastructure group swells to 20 senators

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan senators' group working on a $1 trillion infrastructure compromise doubled in size to 20 members Wednesday, a key threshold that gives momentum to... Read more ...

China is set to launch 3 taikonauts to its new space station on Wednesday...

China is set to launch 3 taikonauts to its new space station on Wednesday night - the country's first human spaceflight in 5 years

Summary List Placement China started launching parts of its new space station into orbit just two months ago, and it's already sending people there. The nation plans to launch... Read more ...

A Republican congressman refused to shake hands with a DC police officer...

A Republican congressman refused to shake hands with a DC police officer beaten by Trump loyalists on Jan. 6, according to 2 House members

Summary List Placement Rep. Andrew Clyde, a Georgia Republican who has downplayed the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, refused to shake hands with Michael Fanone, a Washington, DC... Read more ...

Stocks down, yields up as Fed discusses dialing back support

Stocks down, yields up as Fed discusses dialing back support

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks fell and bond yields climbed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may start easing off the accelerator on its massive support for the economy... Read more ...

10 Democrats and 10 Republicans sign onto bipartisan infrastructure deal...

10 Democrats and 10 Republicans sign onto bipartisan infrastructure deal, but nobody knows what's in it

Summary List Placement A group of ten Republican and ten Democratic Senators announced on Wednesday that they supported a bipartisan proposal for the infrastructure spending... Read more ...

CureVac's COVID-19 shot just failed in a large trial, a major setback for...

CureVac's COVID-19 shot just failed in a large trial, a major setback for the Gates-backed biotech

Summary List Placement A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the German biotech CureVac failed in a critical late-stage study, the company said Wednesday. It's the first... Read more ...

The Manhattan DA reportedly hasn't flipped the would-be star witness in its...

The Manhattan DA reportedly hasn't flipped the would-be star witness in its Trump investigation. Allen Weisselberg may be holding out for the best deal possible

Summary List Placement The Manhattan District Attorney's office is still trying to secure the cooperation of the would-be star witness in its criminal investigation into the... Read more ...

Improvising Effective Selling Conversations for Luxury Listings

Improvising Effective Selling Conversations for Luxury Listings

When it comes to winning new luxury listings to sell, conversations are the key. Think about it. With so many tools and so much technology available to today's prospects... Read more ...