Archive Category: Technology

Funding in an uncertain market: using venture debt to bridge the gap

Will Hutchins Contributor Share on Twitter Will Hutchins is a managing director at Espresso Capital, a guiding suppliers of innovative swelling financing and bet obligation mixtures. While a handful of tech business like Zoom and Shopify are enjoying massive additions as a result of COVID-1 9, that’s plainly not the case for most. Weaker demand, […]

A new technique can detect newer 4G ‘stingray’ cell phone snooping

Security researchers say they have developed a brand-new technique to detect modern cell-site simulators. Cell site simulators, known as “stingrays,” impersonate cadre towers and can capture informed about any phone in its assortment — including in some cases calls, contents and data. Police secretly deploy stingrays the thousands of seasons a year across the United […]

TaxScouts raises £5M Series A to expand to Europe, first stop Spain

TaxScouts, the U.K. tariff prep startup founded by TransferWise and MarketInvoice alumni, has raised PS5 million in Series A funding for European expansion. Leading the round is Octopus Ventures, with previous investors SpeedInvest, Seedcamp and Finch Capital, following on. Also participating is Clocktower Technology Ventures, the U.S. venture capital firm specialising in monetary technology. Aiming […]

What we learned from the Big Tech hearing—about handling tense virtual meetings

Our expert offers communications lessons from the performances of Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook, and Pichai. Yes, I wanted to hear the CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google respond to a torrent of tough questions from Congress about contender and fairness when they vouched last week before the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee. But I was […]

The essential revenue software stack

Tim Porter Contributor Share on Twitter Tim Porter is a managing director at Madrona Venture Group and invests in the areas of intelligent lotions and SaaS, shadowed native application, ML and data analytics and security. Elisa La Cava Contributor Share on Twitter Elisa La Cava is a major associate at Madrona Venture Group, focused on […]

Announcing Sight Tech Global, an event on the future of AI and accessibility for people who are blind or visually impaired

Few challenges have elicited technologists more than building tools to help people who are blind or visually impaired. It was Silicon Valley legend Ray Kurzweil, for example, who in 1976 propelled the first commercially available text-to-speech reading device. He launched the $50,000 Kurzweil Reading Machine, a boxy design that plowed a tabletop, at a press […]

To think beyond cool hardware, Samsung is ramping up its partnerships

As Samsung unveils brand-new gadgets at its Unpacked event, it’s also showing off the experiences it’s built with partners such as Google, Microsoft, and Spotify. Even more than most giant technology corporations, Samsung adores its over-the-top live produce launch extravaganzas. In 2018 and 2019, it hired out Brooklyn’s cavernous Barclays Center for the midyear copy […]

Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison, as new $4B lawsuit against Uber is filed

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google designer and serial inventor who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been sentenced to 18 months on one count of stealing trade secrets. Judge Alsup said that home confinement would “[ throw] a green light to every future clever designer to steal trade secrets. […]

Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe

Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential penalize of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission( FTC) which believes the company violated a 2011 consent order by using data provided by consumers for a certificate role to target them with ads. In an SEC filing, […]

Lordstown Motors becomes latest EV automaker to use a SPAC to go public

Lordstown Motors, the one-year-old Ohio electric automaker that revealed a pickup truck prototype in June, has reached a deal to merge with special-purpose acquisition company DiamondPeak Holdings Corp ., with a market value of $1.6 billion. The agreement tags the latest company — and electric automaker — to become a publicly traded company through a […]

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