RIOS comes out of stealth to announce $5M in funding for ‘industry-agnostic’ robotics
Bay Area-based robotics startup RIOS is coming out of stealth today to announce $5 million in funding. The round is being led by Valley Capital Partners and Morpheus Ventures, with participation from a long list of investors, including Grit Ventures, Motus Ventures, MicroVentures, Alumni Ventures G.... ... See more
Tesla blows past Toyota to become most valuable automaker in the world
In 10 years, Tesla has gone from public market newbie to the most valuable automaker in the world by market value. The electric automaker had long since passed the valuations of Ford and GM, and in January became the most valuable U.S. automaker ever when its market cap hit $81.39 billion. Still, a.... ... See more
CAMPFIRE傘下のDANベンチャーキャピタルは7月9日、株式投資型クラウドファンディング運営サイト「CAMPFIRE Angels」（キャンプファイヤー エンジェルス）を発表した。従来運営サイトをリニューアルしたもので、2020年8月17日から... ... See more
MIT Designs Robot That Eliminates Coronavirus With UV Light
MIT has developed a robot that navigates around spaces to blast the virus with UV light. The team has even tested the system at a Boston-area food bank with encouraging results.
After its billion-euro implosion, Wirecard’s former CEO is arrested for fraud
German police have arrested Markus Braun, the former chief executive of the Munich-based fintech company Wirecard, for fraud, prosecutors in Munich said on Tuesday. Braun turned himself in to German authorities on the same day Wirecard admitted that $2.1 billion the company had reported on its bala.... ... See more
President Trump signs executive order temporarily suspending work visas for H-1B holders
President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting work visas like the H-1B visa program for highly-skilled workers, cutting off a critical source of foreign labor for tech companies already complaining about tech talent shortages. Visa-holders already in the U.S. and those applic.... ... See more
Why brands are failing to listen to customers—and how to fix that
Data is important, but it can’t replace real conversations with actual customers
Charge a Car Battery in 5 Minutes? That’s the Plan
Several companies have built lithium-ion batteries that can fully charge in a matter of minutes. Their next goal: getting these into electric vehicles.
Zynn, the Hot New Video App, Is Full of Stolen Content
Multiple influencers told WIRED that their videos had been copied from other platforms and reposted to Zynn without permission.
Goodyear's reCharge Concept Tire Regenerates Burned Off Rubber
The reCharge tire works like a stick of lip balm, pushing up new tread as the old stuff wears away.
Tencent Targets Japan Anime, Manga to Jump-Start Global Growth
Tencent Holdings Ltd., spurned in years past by Japan’s guarded entertainment industry, is rekindling its courtship of the country’s fabled anime and manga houses.
Dalio Plots China Rise as U.S. Power Begins Relative Decline
“The United States is now the most powerful empire by not much, it is in relative decline, Chinese power is rapidly rising, and no other powers come close,” billionaire investor Ray Dalio wrote Thursday in the latest installment of his series on the changing world order. ... See more
クロスヘルメットは5月20日、360度の視野を確保できるバイク用ヘルメット「クロスヘルメット X1」の日本国内でのクラウドファンディングを開始した。 ... See more
Facebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts
Starting today, you’ll be able to browse and buy products directly from a business’ Facebook Page or Instagram profile. Both Facebook and Instagram already supported a degree of e-commerce — for example, Facebook has its Marketplace and will likely make a bigger push through its Libra c… ... See more
MasterClass just raised $100 million for celebrity-fueled content
MasterClass, a startup that sells celebrity-taught classes to people, has raised $100 million in a Series E round. The round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company with participation from new investors including Owl Ventures, 01 Advisors and existing investors NEA, IVP, Atomico and N… ... See more
Spotify will let employees work from home through the end of year
Spotify this week joined a growing number of tech giants expanding their work from home policies as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on. While not as radical as Twitter’s recent decision to let staff work from home forever, the music streaming service’s move does represent increased openn... ... See more
These are the 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2020
Fast Company's ranking of the businesses that matter most this year. From Snap to Spotify, they’re changing the world.
100 Most Creative People in Business 2019
These are the 100 visionary leaders and thinkers you need to know this year.
SEC loosens crowdfunding regs so small businesses can raise alternative financing in pandemic
Just like American workers are turning to crowdfunding to pay for the medical procedures that can keep them alive, the Securities and Exchange Commission is telling small businesses that everyday citizens may provide them with the lifeline that the U.S. government won’t. After two multi-billi… ... See more
Democracy tech will be the next hot investment space
First came Silicon Valley, Alley and Roundabout. Now, democracy technology is getting a home too