Tech news 16 Feb, 2021
Notion’s hours-long outage was caused by phishing complaintsTechCrunch
Last week’s hours-long outage at online workspace startup Notion was caused by phishing complaints, according to the startup’s domain registrar. Notion was offline for most of the morning on Friday, plunging its more than four million users into organization …
Delivery company goPuff is in talks to acquire the UK’s FancyTechCrunch
GoPuff, the U.S.-based startup that operates its own “microfulfillment” network and promises to deliver items such as over-the-counter medicine, baby food and alcohol in 30 minutes or less, is in talks to acquire the U.K.’s Fancy Delivery, TechCrunch has lear…
Calling Danish VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VCTechCrunch
TechCrunch is embarking on a major project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our survey of VCs in Copenhagen and Denmark will capture how the country is faring, and what changes are being wrought amongst investors by the cor…
Trafi takes its mobility-as-a-service platform to LatAm, starting with BogotaTechCrunch
Trafi, the Lithuanian startup that created a platform that lets users plan, book and pay for various modes of transportation within a city, is expanding beyond the European market where it got its start to tackle one of the most congested urban areas in the w…
01 Advisors, the venture firm of Dick Costolo and Adam Bain, has closed fund two with $325 millionTechCrunch
Dick Costolo and Adam Bain, renowned early Twitter execs who served as company’s CEO and its chief operating officer, respectively, have quietly closed a second venture fund just one-and-a-half years after disclosing they’d secured $135 million for a debut fu…
Microsoft reportedly testing xCloud game service for the web - CNETCNET
The feature will allow Xbox owners to access games through a web browser, The Verge reports.
From dorm rooms to board rooms: How universities are promoting entrepreneurshipTechCrunch
An increasing number of higher education institutions are investing in entrepreneurial pipelines that help students launch startups after graduation.
4 strategies for deep tech startups recruiting top growth marketersTechCrunch
Growth talent wants to know that they have room to experiment, fail and iterate with the support and trust of their company.
Microsoft Begins Testing xCloud Game Streaming Service in Browser for iOS and iPadOSMacRumors
Microsoft has begun testing its game streaming service, xCloud, on the web via a browser for iOS, iPadOS, and on PC via Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, The Verge reports. Microsoft's xCloud service allows subscribers to play games by streaming them f…
Zego, an insurance startup for the gig economy age, is in talks to raise $150 million led by Facebook backer DST GlobalBusiness Insider
Summary List PlacementGig economy insurance startup Zego is in talks to raise $150 million in funding led by Twitter and Revolut-backers DST Global, Insider understands. The round is likely to close in the next two weeks, Insider understands, and both deal ti…
The secret startup weapon no one talks about: Befriending competitorsThe Next Web
As an entrepreneur, you probably already know that it’s important to keep an eye on the competition. You want to continually analyze what they’re doing in order to learn from their approach and understand where you can stand out. But over my 15 years of build…
Microsoft testing browser-based xCloud game streamingAppleInsider
Microsoft is working to bring its xCloud game-streaming service to iOS, and is testing a version that works entirely within a web browser.Microsoft xCloud, a cloud-gaming service for playing Xbox titles on other devices, has so far appeared on Android tablets…
VLC 4.0 sneak peek—a look at its work-in-progress new interfaceArs Technica
VLC 4.0's brand-new interface abstracts media files away from their content.
The CEO of a top battery startup shares what he learned about business from joining Tesla as employee number 7Business Insider
Summary List PlacementToday, Gene Berdichevsky is the founder and CEO of Sila Nanotechnologies, one of the top battery startups challenging the likes of Panasonic and LG Chem for a booming market. But in 2004, he was a 20-year-old aspiring mechanical enginee…
A startup is turning shipping containers into sustainable food trucks by looking to tiny homes for inspirationBusiness Insider
Summary List PlacementShipping containers can sometimes find new life as a tiny home, but now, a Berlin-based startup is turning the metal containers into food trucks. Walkingboxes — which was founded amid the pandemic in 2020 — makes sustainable "mobile kit…
GLOBALink | Over 150 injured in 7.3-magnitude quake in northeastern Japan - Daily News EgyptDailynewsegypt.com
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What’s New in Ecommerce, February 2021Webdesignerdepot.com
There are some interesting shake-ups on the horizon for ecommerce: Experiential shopping, Virt-ical worlds, Au naturale models. We’re starting to see signs of them already — many of them spurred on thanks to the events of 2020. Below, we’re going to explore w…
Daily Crunch: Parler is back onlineTechCrunch
Parler returns from limbo, Uber lobbies Europe and we have more details about Notion’s outage. This is your Daily Crunch for February 15, 2021. The big story: Parler is back online The social network known for its far-right user base was dropped by infrastruc…
Why drone startup Flytrex believes the future of food delivery is backyard sky drops — and is quietly trying to prove it by delivering Starbucks lattesBusiness Insider
Summary List PlacementFood delivery by drones in the US is about to see a major breakthrough in 2021 after months of testing under the guidance of federal regulators. Ten public and privately held companies including Amazon and Flytrex recently cleared a majo…
What’s next for the MAGA merchants of Etsy? More Trump.Vox
While the former president has been banned from Shopify, independent sellers are still pushing Trump gear.
How to Win Over your eCommerce Customers’ Loyalty?Small Business Trends
Highly engaged customers are likely to buy 90% more often. Here is how you can win over your eCommerce customers’ loyalty.
Sources: Microsoft has begun testing a web-based version of its xCloud game streaming service, which would let users game via browser, including on iOS devices (Tom Warren/The Verge)Techmeme.com
Tom Warren / The Verge: Sources: Microsoft has begun testing a web-based version of its xCloud game streaming service, which would let users game via browser, including on iOS devices — This is what Xbox looks like in a browser — Microsoft has started tes…
Report: Nissan shot down Apple deal to avoid becoming Foxconn of carsArs Technica
Nissan says it wants to "adapt their services to our product, not vice versa."
xCloud is in testing on the web, paving the way for iOS and iPadOS supportWindows Central
By going through a browser rather than the App Store, Microsoft seems set to deliver xCloud game streaming to iOS and iPadOS. What you need to know xCloud Xbox game streaming is shown off on the web in a new report. By delivering the service through a we…
H-1B visa regulations are changing. An expert and top Silicon Valley immigration lawyer share 4 alternatives to get around the lottery system.Business Insider
Summary List PlacementAlthough the Biden Administration's suspensions and revocations of many Trump-era immigration policies are in a legal morass right now, with the H-1B lottery quickly approaching, there's still a lot that employers and international profe…
In 2021, the Sundance Film Festival found art in Zoom, Instagram, and VR theaterThe Verge
The Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier showcase was reimagined for an all-virtual festival in 2021. Its best projects showcased VR film, Zoom, Instagram, and more.
Microsoft ‘very close’ to public preview of xCloud games on iPhones and iPads9to5Mac
Microsoft had to abandon its original plans to let people play xCloud games on iPhones and iPads via an iOS app, the same way it does on Android (above photo), but is reportedly “very close” to a public preview of a web-based workaround. The project shouldn’t…
Optimizing Video For Size And QualitySmashingmagazine.com
Adding video to your application can increase customer engagement and satisfaction. But the exact opposite can occur when there are issues with the video playback: video stalls are frustrating and drive customers away. In this article, we’ll walk through the …
Here's What The UI For Xbox Game Streaming In Your Browser Might Look Like For xCloudGameSpot
The Verge has the first details, including images, of the UI for the web-based version of its game-streaming service, xCloud. Sources told the site that Microsoft employees are testing this right now before it rolls out to more people in a preview program. "T…
Let another search engine handle web searches on Windows 10Windows Central
If you don't want to use Bing for web searches in Windows Search, in this guide, we'll show you the steps to replace it with the search engine of your choice. On Windows 10, by default, when you type a query in the taskbar search box, alongside results for a…
How are fintech companies transforming the sending of remittances?Entrepreneur
Mexico is the third country that receives the most remittances in the world, displacing the Philippines, which held that position for many years, and only China and India surpass it.
Microsoft's browser-based xCloud spotted in testingEurogamer.net
Microsoft is getting closer to launching the browser-based version of its xCloud game streaming service - and now images of it in action have popped up online. Screenshots from a working build of the service have been posted by The Verge. These show a version…
Caribbean startup converts toxic seaweed into paperSpringwise.com
A resident of St Barths founded the Sargasse Project, which aims to transform harmful vegetation into marketable paper pulp The post Caribbean startup converts toxic seaweed into paper appeared first on Springwise.
Science of Love app turns to hate for machine-learning startup in Korea after careless whispers of dataTheregister.com
Plus: Dodgy-looking AI coding bootcamp and a murderous conversation with OpenAI's GPT-3? In Brief A Korean AI startup has come under fire after it scraped private messages from its users that contained private and sensitive information to train a chatbot.…
3 common mistakes small businesses make when going after government contractsBusiness Insider
Summary List PlacementThe US government spent more than $600 billion on its regular contracting last year, and that amount is set to increase under the Biden administration. Once you add in state and local purchasing, the world of government contracting prese…
Trafi takes its mobility-as-a-service platform to LatAm, starting with BogotaTechCrunch
Trafi, the Lithuanian startup that created a platform that lets users plan, book and pay for various modes of transportation within a city, is expanding...
Microsoft Edge extensions with pirated games offer a cautionary taleSlashGear
One of the advantages of Microsoft basing its new Edge browser on Chromium is having access to the same browser platform that Chrome extensions use. The disadvantage is that it uses the same browser platform that Chrome extensions use. For better or worse, th…
Rental-friendly decor is on the rise as more people spend time at home. Business owners and interior designers describe the opportunities in temporary homeware.Business Insider
Summary List PlacementWhen Elizabeth Rees' friend was setting up a startup in New York back in 2012, she needed an office that would look and feel like the brand she was building. She was in the midst of raising a series A and was working in a transitional of…
Microsoft is testing Edge desktop widgetsMSPoweruser
Microsoft is testing new desktop widgets powered by the Edge browser. Some Edge users currently have access to a news and weather widget, which, much like the new taskbar news feed, delivers weather and news via Microsoft’s Bing service. The feature is activa…
Ecommerce Accounting services in nycVisual.ly
How to run a successful e-commerce business? Anybody can start it but only a few businesses can become successful. With the right e-commerce accountin
Nothing company now owns the Essential brand, for some reasonUpstract.com
Carl Pei’s new startup has bought the branding from Andy Rubin’s dead startup
Microsoft xCloud web browser game streaming near public betaSlashGear
The Public Beta of Microsoft’s xCloud for the web appears to be nearly ready for release. A report from The Verge today suggests that the web browser-based version of Microsoft xCloud is in testing in-house now, and should be ready for public beta play in the…
Nymbus, which helps roll out full-service digital banking in under 45 days for financial institutions, raises $53M Series C led by Insight Partners (PYMNTS.com)Techmeme.com
PYMNTS.com: Nymbus, which helps roll out full-service digital banking in under 45 days for financial institutions, raises $53M Series C led by Insight Partners — Banking-as-a-service (BaaS) startup Nymbus raised $53 million in a Series C funding round led b…
Libeo, a French startup that lets SMEs easily process invoices and B2B payments, raises €20M Series A and says it is processing €100M annually (Annie Musgrove/Tech.eu)Techmeme.com
Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu: Libeo, a French startup that lets SMEs easily process invoices and B2B payments, raises €20M Series A and says it is processing €100M annually — Libeo, a French fintech software that simplifies invoices and payments for SMEs, has c…
KreditBee, which offers personal loans and loans for consumer products, raises $75M Series C from Azim Premji's PremjiInvest and others (Ashwin Manikandan/The Economic Times)Techmeme.com
Ashwin Manikandan / The Economic Times: KreditBee, which offers personal loans and loans for consumer products, raises $75M Series C from Azim Premji's PremjiInvest and others — Digital lending startup KreditBee has secured an investment of $75 million (Rs …
Kenyan Woman’s Startup Recycles Plastic into Bricks that are Stronger than ConcreteAdafruit.com
Very cool! Get the full story from designboom.nzambi matee — a nairobi-based 29-year-old entrepreneur and inventor — is the founder of a startup that recycles plastic waste into bricks that are stronger than concrete. called gjenge makers ltd, her company ini…
4 Pro Tips for Optimal Online PresentationsEntrepreneur
With just a few tweaks, entrepreneurs can grow their network, pitch their businesses and deliver masterful online presentations.
Here’s a first look at Microsoft’s xCloud for the webUpstract.com
A public preview of Xbox games in your browser is coming soon
Printful: On-Demand Print and Embroidery FulfillmentMartech.zone
Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the misnomers of dropshipping is that you wind up losing profit as you pay other providers to print and fulfill your products. That’s actually not the case at all. At issue is the enormous startup costs to build out your own sto…
Private equity firm Marlin snatches up e-commerce optimization platform LengowTechCrunch
French startup Lengow has a new landlord as Marlin Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in the company. For instance, a company could have its own ...
5 Cathie Wood Stocks That Were Big ARK Invest Buys Last WeekMotley Fool
Get the latest on the red-hot active ETF manager's moves.
Startup 302 contest focuses on underrepresented companies - Delaware Business TimesDelawarebusinesstimes.com
After some delay, the Delaware funding competition Startup 302 is forging on this year with a focus on minority and women startup companies.
Radio Garden offers a fun way to explore stations of the worldDigital Trends
Radio Garden features an interactive map that lets you easily explore thousands of radio stations from around the world.
Why TOCA Football Is Betting On 'World's First' Soccer Entertainment Locations To Fuel ExpansionForbes
The startup is planning to build venues where people can socialize and play immersive soccer-focused games.
Picture-in-Picture perks coming to Android 12, plus bubbles tweaksAndroid Police
Android 11 finally gave us the ability to resize picture-in-picture windows, but it's an inconsistent feature that's tough to trigger in its current form. According to our friends at XDA Developers, Android 12 will introduce new methods that should be a littl…
Carl Pei's Nothing has acquired the branding of defunct phone brand EssentialUpstract.com
Nothing, the new startup from OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, is now the sole owner of the Essential brand.
Latest NewPipe update brings YouTube Chapter support, UI improvements and moreXDA Developers
NewPipe, a popular, open-source YouTube client, has just been updated to v0.20.10, bringing several new features, UI improvements, and bug fixes. For those not in the loop, NewPipe serves itself as an alternative for users who either dislike the official app …
Lending startup KreditBee lands $75m in series C roundTech in Asia
Funds raised from the financing round was used to expand its borrower base.
This Rocket Internet-backed coffee startup plans to conquer AsiaTech in Asia
Despite launching amid a pandemic, Flash Coffee has ambitious goals for expansion.
Carl Pei’s Nothing now owns the Essential brandAndroid Authority
It's not clear if Nothing will start making phones, though.
Google Analytics, Clariti among free digital business tools every startup needs to know about - Orlando - Orlando Business JournalTriangle Business Journal
Google Analytics, Clariti among free digital business tools every startup needs to know about - Orlando Orlando Business Journal
Small Business Startup web chats today, Wednesday - Canton RepositoryCanton Repository
The Business Startup web chats are an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business.
Drones With Facial Recognition Are Primed To Fly—But The World Isn’t Ready YetForbes
The patents are there, the tech is ready, but is the world going to accept drones that can recognise someone’s face? An Israeli startup talks about its plans to launch what’s likely to be a controversial technology.
The Pandemic Has Shown Us, Customers Rule. Nine Insights To Build An Innovative Customer Culture In Your Startup Or Small BusinessForbes
If you are purposely going to build a customer-based culture in your startup or company, you and your team need to understand and respect your customer in order to develop a customer-based mission and strategy.
The best way to select a software vendorPractical Ecommerce
As a company grows, so does its reliance on software. The right software drives efficiency and profits. It can lower employment costs. But software cannot become an obstacle. It cannot prevent a business from growing or evolving. When it does restrict growth,…
Qgiv’s Auction Platform Expands to Include Web-Based BiddingYahoo Entertainment
Qgiv announces new web-based bidding functionality so auction guests can participate according to their preferences: via browser or app. Lakeland, FL., Feb. ...
Microsoft tests Xbox game streaming through browsers to match Stadia, GeForce Now, Luna9to5google.com
In the opinion of a lot of gamers, Xbox Game Pass and its xCloud streaming is the pinnacle of game streaming today, but it can be hard to see it that way when Microsoft’s offering lags behind on resolution, stream quality, and device support. Now, Microsoft i…
How to Boost Ecommerce Sales with Influencer MarketingSocialbakers.com
Looking to create an influencer marketing campaign to promote your brand or latest product? Here are 6 ways to deliver great results and boost your ecommerce sales.
This is what Xbox xCloud looks like in a browserPocket-lint
Microsoft plans to launch web browser access to its xCloud gaming service soon, first as a public preview.Its own employees have been testing the web version
This AI-powered gadget could completely disrupt the ridiculous hearing aid marketThe Next Web
Hearing loss sucks. It’s exhausting. I’ve suffered from partial hearing loss in both ears since the mid 2000’s. In order to function in the real world, I’m forced to exist in a state of constant vigilance. I have to actively listen all the time in order to av…
Essential Goes to NothingPhonescoop.com
Nothing, Technologies, a new startup from former OnePlus executive Carl Pei, has purchased the Essential brand. Essential was a phone startup founded by Android creator Andy Rubin after he left Google.
The Station: Archer Aviation's two big scores, a boost for ebikes and how Uber defines adjusted EBITDATechCrunch
The spike in electric bike sales was one of the rosier outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, new legislation introduced this past week by U.S...
Robotics cafe startup Ratio nets $10m in series A round led by Frasers PropertyTech in Asia
Co-working unicorn JustCo and zVentures, the venture arm of gaming and lifestyle brand Razer, also participated in the fundraise.
Xbox Director Teases "Really Exciting" Platform Updates SoonGameSpot
Xbox is doing great right now and the platform is only going to get better with "really exciting" new firmware updates coming down the track soon. That's according to Jason Ronald, the director of program management at Xbox, who shared some teases recently in…
∞ The $48,000 pizzaLoopinsight.com
[VIDEO] This is simply amazing to me. Back in 2011, someone wanted to demonstrate how to pay for real goods using BitCoin. So they did. That incredibly expensive lesson is shown in the video embedded in the main Loop post. To see the current value of a Bitco…
2021 Fara Cycling F/ARCoolmaterial.com
We’re not sure if the new F/AR bike from Norwegian startup Fara Cycling qualifies as a gravel bike, but it’s meant to take on mixed surfaces like a boss. The brand calls it the ultimate… The post 2021 Fara Cycling F/AR first appeared on Cool Material.
Google Stadia to offer over 100 games this year, including FIFA 21, Far Cry 6 and moreXDA Developers
Google has promised that it is working on bringing a library of over 100 games this year to Stadia, the company’s cloud-based game streaming platform. The announcement comes only a couple of weeks after it was confirmed that the company is shutting down its i…
Why Apple's lidar foray may benefit Israeli startup Opsys Tech - Automotive NewsAutomotive News
The startup got an unexpected boost when one of the world's tech giants started using the same kind of lidar.
Turn any web article into a podcast with Sent as Podcast for ChromeGhacks Technology News
Sometimes, listening to something is more comfortable than having to read, or maybe the only option. Say, you want to go to the Gym, buy some groceries, or take the train back […] Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Turn any web article into a podca…
2021: The Year Of Retail’s Great ReckoningForbes
As with any reckoning this big, it means retailers must take a long hard look in the mirror and finally face what is needed to be ready for the omnichannel future that the pandemic has dropped on retail’s doorstep.
Twitter Revue: Email Newsletters? What You Need to KnowSocialmediaexaminer.com
Want to turn your Twitter followers into email newsletter subscribers? Have you heard of Revue? In this article, you’ll learn how to use Twitter Revue to create email newsletters your followers can subscribe to. Why Use Twitter Revue for Newsletters? Twitter …
Microsoft xCloud service for web browsers gets previewed in leaked imageGSMArena.com
Microsoft's upcoming xCloud gaming service for the web was leaked in a screenshot. According to The Verge, the service is currently in testing by Microsoft employees ahead of its public release. xCloud is Microsoft's cloud gaming service and is currently…
Govt may tweak 2% equalisation levy to provide relief to local tradersMoneycontrol
Experts believe the levy could lead to double taxation burden in cases where both the buyer and seller are resident Indians but carry out the transaction on a non-resident ecommerce portal such as Amazon.
Microsoft is almost ready with the public preview of xCloud cloud game streaming on iOS and iPadOSIdownloadblog.com
Microsoft is nearing its launch of a public preview of the company's xCloud cloud game streaming service for iPhones and iPads.
A Big Fund Bought Up Marijuana Stock Aurora Cannabis and Mastercard.Barron's
British Columbia Investment Management sold Visa and Shopify stock in the fourth quarter.
This cream cheese doesn’t have any milk—just lots of ‘Fusarium strain flavolapis’Fast Company
Fungi protein is starting to enter the plant-based meat market. The plant-based protein market has two new contenders with the launch of the first products from food-tech startup Nature’s Fynd: dairy-free cream cheese and meatless breakfast patties, both made…
Business Brief: Innovation needed in senior care - 9News.com KUSA9News.com KUSA
Business Brief host Ryan Frazier talks with Katherine Wells, founder and CEO of Serenity Engage, on innovation needed in Senior Care.
How To Morph Animation Using CSS clip-path?Designernews.co
Guided missiles homing in with Indian deep tech - MintLivemint
Bengaluru startup Tonbo Imaging is co-developing man-portable anti-tank guided missiles with Bharat Dynamics.Tonbo got traction at home only after the US special forces and Israel Aerospace Industries became its clients
India adds 1600 tech startups in 2020: Nasscom - MintLivemint
This is the highest addition in three years and takes the total number of tech startups to 12,500, including 12 new unicorns.The country is now the third-largest tech startup hub in the world
Alpha JAX Electric CUVTheawesomer.com
EV startup Alpha Motor Corporation is showing off a sweet pure-electric vehicle that looks ready for off-road rallying. With looks inspired by classic Japanese coupes, the JAX comes in FWD or 4WD, with a lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, fender flares, a …
Unovis Finalizes Investment in Green Butcher, Indonesia's First Plant-Based Meat ProducerYahoo Entertainment
Unovis Asset Management is pleased to announce the closing of its investment in Indonesia-based startup, Green Butcher, which is developing plant-based...
Byju’s Nears $150 Million Acquisition of Edtech RivalYahoo Entertainment
(Bloomberg) -- India’s biggest e-learning startup, Byju’s, is close to signing a deal to acquire rival Toppr Technologies Pvt. in a transaction valued at...
Urine test accurately flags prostate cancerFuturity: Research News
A new urine test is extremely accurate at detecting aggressive prostate cancer. It could help avoid unecessary biopsies.
Register a Company in India - Business Name RegistrationVisual.ly
If you intend to register a new company in India, you must submit an application to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). You make the application
Wisconsin Tech & Startup Groups Support Evers' Plan For $100 Million Venture Capital Fund - WUWMWUWM
Innovative ideas may be about to get a huge financial boost in Wisconsin. Gov. Tony Evers says he'll include in his state budget proposal a $100 million
Scooter-sharing startup rides out pandemic as Zoomers, with a successful pivot to consumer salesGeekWire
With a plan to move faster and with more innovation than traditional e-scooter rental companies, Shared hit the streets in 2019. When COVID-19 hit a year later, the Seattle-based company nearly crashed. Now Shared is Zoomers, riding a pivot in Portland that s…
What Advertisers Need to Know About Apple’s & Facebook’s ChangesPpchero.com
This post will walk through what Facebook & Apple are quarreling about, why you should care, and what can you do to keep your campaigns performing well.
Essential is now officially owned by Carl Pei’s Nothing Technologies9to5google.com
After a series of launch teasers and little information on upcoming product lines, Carl Pei’s flegling technology brand Nothing is now the sole owner of the one-time smartphone brand Essential. more… The post Essential is now officially owned by Carl Pei’s N…