Acquisitions, more than IPOs, will create Africa’s early startup successes  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Africa has made its global IPO debut. Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia—a $1 billion-valued company—began trading live on the NYSE last week. The stock offering made Jumia the first... more
British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information more
Startups Weekly: Zoom CEO says its stock price is ‘too high’  TechCrunch · 23 hours
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Cryptocurrency needs government's help, says presidential hopeful Andrew Yang - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Clearer rules for bitcoin and other virtual currencies will help the US innovate, argues Yang, a Democratic presidential candidate. more
Ransomware 'hero' pleads guilty to US hacking charges  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said Friday he pleaded guilty... more
Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. more
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
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Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO  TechCrunch · 2 days
Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company is... more
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty, ending his legal case  TechCrunch · 2 days
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins has pleaded guilty to two counts of creating and selling a powerful banking malware, ending a long and protracted battle with U.S. prosecutors. Hutchins,... more
WannaCry hero pleads guilty to developing banking malware  THE VERGE · 2 days
Marcus Hutchins, best known for his role in stopping the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack, has pleaded guilty to two charges... more
Prosper is the latest Silicon Valley company to get dinged by, and settle charges with, the SEC  TechCrunch · 2 days
Another Silicon Valley company is settling with the SEC: the online lending company Prosper,... more
Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023, but their use in heavy-duty applications such as electric vehicles is... more
A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets  Science Magazine · 2 days
The Global Deal for Nature (GDN) is a time-bound, science-driven plan to save the diversity and abundance of life on Earth. Pairing the GDN and the Paris Climate... more
HTC Vive foam cushion grimy or uncomfortable? Replace it!  Windows Central · 2 days
The foam cushion on your HTC Vive is pretty comfortable as is, but that doesn't mean you can't go with a better option. Whether you sweat a lot, share your... more
Best power banks and battery packs for iPhone - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Looking for a pocket-size power bank for charging your iPhone on the go? Here are some top picks. more
ProcessOut improves payment data visualization  TechCrunch · 2 days
ProcessOut has grown quite a lot since I first covered the startup. The company now has a ton of small and big clients, from Glovo to Vente-Privée and Dashlane. The company has become an expert on payment providers... more
Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023. They are used in numerous applications, because they offer relatively high... more
When coastal hazards threaten your Outer Banks trip  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A trip to the Outer Banks is a tradition for some North Carolina families and a bucket-list destination for other tourists. A new study from North Carolina State University asked visitors for... more
Fortnite World Cup Creative Announced With $3 Million Prize Money  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced that it will host Fortnite World Cup Creative Trials through five events between April 29 and June 7. more
Coming soon to China: the car of the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Global automakers are positioning for a brave new world of on-demand transport that will require a car of the future—hyper-connected, autonomous, and shared—and China may become the concept's laboratory. more
Pinterest shares close up 28% on trading debut  Sky News · 3 days
Social media website Pinterest ended its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange with shares up by almost a third , as it returned some much-needed faith in technology... more
Deirdre O’Brien joins Instagram to share photos from global Apple Store tour  9to5Mac · 3 days
Twitter has long been the social network of choice for Apple executives to post updates on, but newly appointed SVP of Retail + People... more
Lyft sued by investors over sinking stock - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The ride-hailing company's share price has dropped from $78 to $58 since its IPO kicked off. more
Amazon launches ad-supported music service to Echo owners  TechCrunch · 3 days
Amazon today announced the launch of a free, ad-supported music service in the U.S. that will be available to anyone who wants to play free music on their Echo speaker. Until today,... more
Tech startups Pinterest, Zoom soar in Wall Street debut  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Pinterest got off to a flying start on Wall Street Thursday in the market debut for the San Francisco-based visual discovery service, a positive sign for the wave of Silicon... more
IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies—Zoom and Pinterest—are seeing their stocks soar on their first... more
IPOs help communities prosper, new research shows  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Companies that go public on the stock market provide an economic boost to the local communities where they're based, according to new research from Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business. more
Amygdala ensembles encode behavioral states  Science Magazine · 3 days
Internal states, including affective or homeostatic states, are important behavioral motivators. The amygdala regulates motivated behaviors, yet how distinct states are represented in amygdala circuits is unknown. By longitudinally imaging neural calcium dynamics in freely moving mice across... more
Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States. Today, the US and many other countries are experiencing outbreaks... more
Newly proposed system of measurement could help determine community sustainability  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A newly proposed system of measurement known as the community sustainability assessment system, or CSAS, could be used to define what it means to be a sustainable community... more
IPO mania: Zoom, Pinterest surge in market debuts  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Investors are giving unicorn technology companies Zoom and Pinterest a rousing reception in their debuts on the stock market. more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Pinterest shares up 25% on first day of trading  Sky News · 3 days
Shares in social media website Pinterest soared by more than 25% when the company's stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. more
Apple expands global recycling programs, announces new Material Recovery Lab in Austin  TechCrunch · 3 days
Apple announced today a further investment in its recycling programs and related e-waste efforts, which includes an expansion of its recycling program for consumers... more
Climate change is hitting hard across New Zealand, official report finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The major focus on climate change in Environment Aotearoa 2019, a stocktake on New Zealand's environment released today, is a welcome change. more
Study finds global action needed to ensure acceptable climate futures  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ensuring a tolerable climate future, one that reduces warming while considering the costs, requires immediate global action, according to an international team of scientists. more
Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Drones, super-computers and sonar that scans deep underwater are helping to maintain flood control projects _ and predict where rivers will roar out of their banks more
Apple Expands Mobile Phone Billing to Thailand and Chile  MacRumors · 3 days
Apple has expanded mobile phone billing to additional countries and carriers, according to an updated support document on... more
Bankin’ raises $22.6 million for its financial coach  TechCrunch · 3 days
French startup Bankin’ is raising a new $22.6 million funding round (€20 million). The company has managed to attract 2.9 million users in France and wants to become the only app you... more
Spotinst, the startup enabling companies to purchase and manage excess cloud capacity, acquires StratCloud  TechCrunch · 3 days
Spotinst, the cloud automation and optimization startup founded in Tel Aviv but now with offices in San Francisco, New York,... more
Phantom Auto raises $13.5M to expand remote driving business to delivery bots and forklifts  TechCrunch · 3 days
Remote driving startup Phantom Auto has raised $13.5 million of financing in a Series A round led by Bessemer Venture... more
How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research from the University of East Anglia reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for the destruction of the potent global warming and ozone-depleting gas... more
Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and... more
Ubisoft offers Assassin's Creed Unity for free following Notre-Dame tragedy  Windows Central · 3 days
Ubisoft is also donating €500,000 toward Notre-Dame's restoration efforts. Earlier this week, the world watched as one of Paris' most iconic landmarks was consumed by flames. A global... more
Xiaomi Brings Google's Digital Wellbeing-Like 'Screen Time' Feature to MIUI Global Beta: Report  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Latest MIUI Global Beta build is reported to include the 'Screen Time' feature to limit device addiction. more
Pinterest valued at £9.7bn as it makes stock market debut  Sky News · 3 days
Pinterest's initial public offering (IPO) has set the company's valuation at $12.7bn (£9.7bn). more
Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Drones, super-computers and sonar that scans deep underwater are helping to maintain flood control projects _ and predict where rivers will roar out of their banks more
Starbucks challenger Luckin’s fundraising spree continues with $150M investment  TechCrunch · 3 days
Coffee startup Luckin is continuing its fundraising spree as it sets its sight on becoming an alternative to Starbucks in China. The a-year-and-a-half old company announced on Thursday that it... more
Amazon Said to Close Its Chinese Online Store by Mid-July  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Amazon shoppers in China will no longer be able to buy goods from third-party merchants in the country, but they still will be able to order from the... more
Study shows female managers don't mean higher pay for women  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women's and men's earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by... more
PathAI raises $60 million for its computer vision-based pathogen detection technology  TechCrunch · 4 days
With a clinical version of PathAI‘s computer vision-based pathogen detection service still at least one year from coming to market, the diagnostic technology developer has snagged... more
Pinterest prices public offering at $19 per share  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Pinterest set the price for its stock at $19 per share Wednesday evening, putting it on track to raise more than $1.4 billion more
Chipotle customers are saying their accounts have been hacked  TechCrunch · 4 days
A stream of Chipotle customers have said their accounts have been hacked and are reporting fraudulent orders charged to their credit cards — sometimes totaling hundreds of dollars. Customers have... more
MIT faculty launch collaborations around the world  MIT · 4 days
MISTI Global Seed Funds program awards another $2 million to researchers across the Institute. more
Plants and microbes shape global biomes through local underground alliances  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers report that the distribution of forest types worldwide is based on the relationships plant species forged with soil microbes to enhance their uptake of nutrients. These symbioses... more
Why researchers are mapping the world's manure  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Farmers rely on phosphorus fertilizers to enrich the soil and ensure bountiful harvests, but the world's recoverable reserves of phosphate rocks, from which such fertilizers are produced, are finite and unevenly distributed. Stevens Institute... more
Buy now, pay later and save on passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2019  TechCrunch · 4 days
It’s super early-bird season for startuppers of every stripe, meaning it’s time to grab the lowest prices on passes to Disrupt San... more
The Suv420h histone methyltransferases regulate PPAR-{gamma} and energy expenditure in response to environmental stimuli  Science Magazine · 4 days
Obesity and its associated metabolic abnormalities have become a global emergency with considerable morbidity and mortality. Epidemiologic and animal model... more
TP-Link announces trio of affordable USB WiFi adapters  Windows Central · 4 days
TP-Link's latest USB adapters can add WiFi to your PC without breaking the bank. TP-Link today took the wraps off of three new USB WiFi adapters that won't break the bank. ... more
Plants and microbes shape global biomes through local underground alliances  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Dense rainforests, maple-blanketed mountains and sweeping coniferous forests demonstrate the growth and proliferation of trees adapted to specific conditions. The regional dominance of tree species we see on... more
Walt Disney and Badoo join companies pledging money to rebuild Notre-Dame  TechCrunch · 4 days
Walt Disney and dating app Badoo are the latest companies to pledge funds for the rebuilding of Notre-Dame after the historic cathedral sustained severe damage in... more
Lyric raises $160 million in debt and equity to power the next generation of hospitality  TechCrunch · 4 days
Lyric, a platform for folks who struggle to decide between a hotel and an Airbnb, has today announced... more
Notre-Dame fire: Assassin's Creed's maker pledges aid  BBC · 4 days
Ubisoft is to donate money and offer use of its digital reconstruction of the cathedral. more
Uber Eats Gains Apple Pay Support  MacRumors · 4 days
Apple Pay is now available as a payment option in the Uber Eats food delivery app for the first time, allowing users who make... more
ARIEL Data Challenge Series launched to build global community for exoplanet data solutions  nanowerk · 4 days
ARIEL, a mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions... more
Apple Pay comes to Uber Eats in nearly 20 markets  TechCrunch · 4 days
Apple Pay has been a payment option in Uber’s app since fall 2014, but the payment option hadn’t made its way over to Uber’s food delivery app, Uber... more
EAT Club acquires Taro to expand its corporate lunch program  TechCrunch · 4 days
EAT Club, the lunch delivery service that counts companies like Facebook, Postmates and others as customers, has acquired meal delivery service Taro. Financial terms of the deal were... more
FCA CO2 strategy continues to mean pooling with other brands, report says - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
Fiat Chrysler maintains that is has the tech to beat emissions targets, it just doesn't want to waste money employing... more
Employee wellness programs provide little health benefits  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study suggests that employee wellness programs do not actually improve health outcomes for workers or reduce the amount of money that companies’ spend on healthcare. more
A new state-backed hacker group is hijacking government domains at a phenomenal pace  TechCrunch · 4 days
A few months ago, researchers at Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity unit sounded the alarm after discovering a previously undiscovered hacker group targeting a... more
Airbase launches with $7M Series A to simplify spending control systems  TechCrunch · 4 days
Airbase is a startup with a plan to change the way you think about accounting around spending. Instead of multiple workflows, it wants to create a... more
Assassin's Creed's maker pledges aid to help Notre-Dame  BBC · 4 days
Ubisoft is to donate money and offer use of its digital reconstruction of the cathedral. more
Army researchers identify new way to improve cybersecurity  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With cybersecurity one of the nation's top security concerns and billions of people affected by breaches last year, government and businesses are spending more time and money defending against it. Researchers at... more
Lyric raises $160 million Series B led by Airbnb  TechCrunch · 4 days
Lyric, a platform for folks who struggle to decide between a hotel and an Airbnb, has today announced the close of a $160 million Series B financing led by none... more
Stripe acquires Touchtech, updates APIs to prep for strong customer authentication in Europe  TechCrunch · 4 days
Stripe, the payments powerhouse that is now valued at $22.5 billion, has made an acquisition to help it gear up for new... more
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