JW Player raises $100M to build subscriptions and other monetization tools around its video software

June 24, 2021 at 13:16

It comes on the heels of the company charting some massive growth, despite being a relatively quiet player in the industry. There are now over 600,000 applications and sites running video powered by JW Player, with about 10,000 of those premium users; the r...

Orbion, manufacturer of in-space plasma propulsion systems, raises $20M Series B – TechCrunch

June 24, 2021 at 13:14

Electric propulsion developer Orbion Space Technology has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round, which it says it will use to scale production capacity of its Aurora propulsion system. The Michigan-based startup manufactures Hall effect plasma thr...

Orbion, manufacturer of in-space plasma propulsion systems, raises $20M Series B

June 24, 2021 at 13:14

Electric propulsion developer Orbion Space Technology has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round, which it says it will use to scale production capacity of its Aurora propulsion system. The Michigan-based startup manufactures Hall effect plasma thru...

Volvo's flagship electric SUV will come with Luminar's lidar and software as standard – TechCrunch

June 24, 2021 at 13:07

Volvo Cars and Luminar Technologies are beefing up their partnership. The two companies said Thursday that Luminar’s autonomous driving stack – a combination of hardware and software that includes lidar sensors and a proprietary perception system – will be...

Volvo’s flagship electric SUV will come with Luminar’s lidar and software as standard

June 24, 2021 at 13:07

The two companies said Thursday that Luminar’s autonomous driving stack – a combination of hardware and software that includes lidar sensors and a proprietary perception system – will be standard on Volvo’s forthcoming flagship electric SUV. Luminar had pre...

Walmart's AI is getting smarter about grocery delivery – TechCrunch

June 24, 2021 at 13:00

It’s no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we shop, especially when it comes to groceries. Grocery delivery apps experienced a record number of downloads in March 2020, and by the following month, Walmart Grocery (which is now integr...

Accept.inc secures $90M in debt and equity to scale its digital mortgage lending platform

June 24, 2021 at 13:00

A lot of startups were built to help people make all-cash offers on homes with the purpose of gaining an edge against other buyers, especially in ultra-competitive markets. Accepti.inc is a Denver-based company that is attempting to create a new category in...

Walmart’s AI is getting smarter about grocery delivery

June 24, 2021 at 13:00

Grocery delivery apps experienced a record number of downloads in March 2020, and by the following month, Walmart Grocery (which is now integrated into the Walmart app) surpassed Amazon as the No. But even as pandemic restrictions have eased, consumers are...

House advances five bills targeting big tech after overnight slugfest

June 24, 2021 at 12:59

The House Judiciary Committee advanced five antitrust bills targeting the biggest tech companies in the country during a markup that stretched into the early hours Thursday morning. Although the bills had bipartisan support, they also drew criticism from D...

BMW i Ventures invests in autonomous truck technology company Kodiak Robotics

June 24, 2021 at 12:58

BMW’s Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm is investing in Kodiak Robotics, a company that develops autonomous trucking technology. Kodiak will use the funds to build out a safety case for its self-driving tech stack so it can more quickly commercialize...

Report: Amazon Bought Hundreds of Ibram X. Kendi Books for Virginia High School

June 24, 2021 at 12:55

Amazon reportedly bought hundreds of copies of Ibram X. Kendi’s so-called “antiracist” books, which will be distributed to high school students in Arlington, Virginia. The Masters of the Universe also paid Kendi’s coauthor $10,000 to speak to students. Ama...

Reliance and Google showcase the JioPhone Next for India

June 24, 2021 at 12:45

Reliance just concluded its Annual General Meeting for 2021 with a barrage of announcements and success stories. While there were no major developments around 5G or the affordable JioBook laptop, we did get our first glimpse at the smartphone being develope...

Reliance Digital back to old ways cancels – PS5 orders again

June 24, 2021 at 12:44

Reliance Digital was in focus earlier this year when the Sony PS5 first went for pre-orders because it was found that the retailer was cancelling the PS5 orders on its own without the involvement of the customers. And while it stopped the practice with the...

Deliveroo defeats another workers' rights challenge in UK courts – TechCrunch

June 24, 2021 at 12:42

Deliveroo has had another win in the UK courts, beating back an appeal by the IWGB union which has sought for years to challenge the gig platform over couriers’ rights but has continued to fail to overturn the company’s classification of riders as self-empl...

Deliveroo defeats another workers’ rights challenge in UK courts

June 24, 2021 at 12:42

Deliveroo has had another win in the UK courts, beating back an appeal by the IWGB union which has sought for years to challenge the gig platform over couriers’ rights but has continued to fail to overturn the company’s classification of riders as self-empl...

We finally have some good news about Nvidia graphics card restocks

June 24, 2021 at 12:34

Nvidia has announced its plans to increase production and supply for the GeForce RTX 3060 series graphics card in July 2021, following the news that older RTX 2000 series GPUs would have their supply cut to meet the demands of the newer Ampere hardware....

Some official Python repos were infected with malware

June 24, 2021 at 12:31

Cybersecurity researchers recently discovered half a dozen typosquatting packages in the official PyPI repository of the Python programming languages that contained cryptomining malware. The discovery was made by software supply chain automation and securi...

Visa to acquire open banking platform Tink for more than $2 billion – TechCrunch

June 24, 2021 at 12:25

Visa has announced plans to acquire Tink for €1.8 billion, or $2.15 billion at today’s exchange rate. Tink has been a leading fintech startup in Europe focused on open banking application programming interface (API). Today’s move comes a few months after V...

Visa to acquire open banking platform Tink for more than $2 billion

June 24, 2021 at 12:25

Visa has announced plans to acquire Tink for €1.8 billion, or $2.15 billion at today’s exchange rate. Tink has been a leading fintech startup in Europe focused on open banking application programming interface (API). Today’s move comes a few months after Vi...

Taptap Send gets $13.4M for a no-fee money transfer service aimed at price-conscious emerging market users

June 24, 2021 at 12:24

Remittances — specifically when people in developed countries send money to family or friends in emerging markets — continues to be a huge lever to help those in more challenging economies survive and improve their lot. Taptap Send, which provides a “free”...

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