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Joe White MBE appointed new UK Consul-General in SF, with new Technology Envoy role

Joe White MBE — a general partner of Entrepreneur First, a Greylock-backed early-stage deep tech fund — is leaving after being appointed as Her Majesty’s Consul-General, San Francisco, and Technology Envoy to the United States in a new, combined and powerful, role for the U.K. government. One of the key figures from the last two decades of the tech industry in the U.K., most recently White has been co-chair of GBx, a curated network of British entrepreneurs; a non-executive director for the U.K....
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, UK, US, San Francisco, Tech, David Cameron, United States, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Biden, White, Brexit, Greylock, Entrepreneur First


Henry picks up cash to be a Lambda School for Latin America

Latin America’s startup scene has attracted troves of venture investment, lifting highly-valued companies such as Rappi and NuBank into behemoth businesses. Now that the spotlight has arrived, those same startups need more talent than ever before to meet demand. That’s where one seed-stage Buenos Aires startup wants to help. Henry has created an online computer science school that trains software developers from low-income backgrounds to understand technical skills and get employed. The company ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Education, Mexico, China, Tech, United States, Argentina, Isa, Edtech, Latin America, Buenos Aires, Nubank, Henry, Luz


Hands-On With Apple's New MagSafe Duo Charger for iPhone 12 and Apple Watch

Apple on Tuesday finally released the MagSafe Duo Charger, which is a $129 charger that combines an iPhone 12 MagSafe charger with an Apple Watch charging puck. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We picked up one of the new ‌MagSafe‌ Duo chargers to see if it's worth Apple's super high asking price. Apple first introduced the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo alongside the new ‌iPhone 12‌ models in October, but until its surprise release on Tuesday, there was no word on when it wou...
Tags: Apple, Featured, United States, Magsafe, MacRumors YouTube, MagSafe Accessories


Drones Being Used To Replant Forests Damaged By Wildfires

(CBS13/CNN) — The United States has had its most devastating wildfire season on record, with more than 8 million acres of land burned across the country this year. In California, 1.4 million acres of vegetation have burned. That’s almost 1 million more acres than the five-year-average. The August Complex wildfire, which started in August, was the biggest California wildfire on record and burned 1,032,649 acres. Regenerating the forests that sat on much of that land would ordinarily take years an...
Tags: Technology, News, California, Washington, Oregon, California News, Cnn, United States, Drones, New Zealand, West Coast, Seattle, Federal Aviation Administration, SCHMIDT, California wildfires, DroneSeed


Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Reveals 20 New Cast Members

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series reveals 20 new cast members Amazon Studios today announces twenty additional cast members joining the ensemble cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The newly revealed cast members, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker, will join the previously announced global cast and crew, currently filming in New Zealand. PB = PB || {}; P...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Usa, UK, TV, London, Movies, Nbc, Australia, China, Amc, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Syfy, Bbc


Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, which led the Series C round. The startup has now raised ov...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, TC, Science, Funding, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Walgreens, United States, Healthcare, Fda, Biotech, Driver, Target


Neuroglee gets $2.3 million to develop digital therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases

There are now about 50 million people with dementia globally, a number the World Health Organization expects to triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia and caregivers are often overwhelmed, without enough support. Neuroglee, a Singapore-based health tech startup, wants to help with a digital therapeutic platform created to treat patients in the early stages of the disease. Founded this year to focus on neurodegenerative diseases, Neuroglee announced today it has raised $2.3 ...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Japan, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, United States, World Health Organization, Alzheimer's, U S Food and Drug Administration, Eisai Co, Digital Therapeutics, Kuldeep Singh Rajput


Govtech intelligence platform, The Atlas for Cities, bought by Government Executive Media Group

The Atlas for Cities, the 500 Startups-backed market intelligence platform connecting tech companies with state and local governments, has been acquired by the Growth Catalyst Partners-backed publishing and market intelligence company Government Executive Media Group. The San Diego-based company will become the latest addition to a stable of publications and services that include the Route Fifty, publication for local government and the defense-oriented intelligence service, DefenseOne. The Atla...
Tags: TC, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Ceo, Atlas, United States, San Diego, Private Equity, Peer To Peer, Startup Company, Ellory, Growth Catalyst Partners, Co-founder, GEMG, Route Fifty, The Atlas


Prepare for medical visits with help from Google and AHRQ

When patients prepare for a medical visit, they're more likely to have a high quality, efficient encounter and better physical and mental health outcomes. Starting today, we’re piloting a new tool that helps people prepare for visits by surfacing common questions they may have about their care--available when people find a local doctor’s office or hospital on Search. Built in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
Tags: Health, Google, Maps, Search, United States, Healthcare, Brady, U S Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ, Dave Greenwood, Jeffrey Brady, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety


Sketchy wants to replace boring textbooks with ‘Pixar-like’ videos

Studying for med school is tough. What if it was more Pixar-like? Sketchy, a visual learning platform, takes complex material that a med student might need to memorize for an exam, and puts the information in an illustrated scene. For example, it uses a countryside kingdom to explain the coronavirus, or a salmon dinner to explain Salmonella. The goal is for a student to be able to mentally go back to the scene while taking an exam, walk through it and retrieve all of the information. While Sketc...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, United States, Pixar, Edtech, Aaron, Bryan, LeMieux, Sid, Berg, Siddiqui, Newsela, The Chernin Group, Reach Capital


Trump’s odd new attack on Section 230 is probably doomed

Trump’s crusade against a key internet law known as Section 230 tends to pop up in unlikely places. His Twitter feed on Thanksgiving, for one. Or at times you’d think the nation would be hearing from its leader on the matter at hand: a worsening pandemic that’s killed nearly 270,000 people in the United States. His latest threat to the law, which is widely regarded as the foundation for the modern internet, is unlikelier still. Now, Trump wants to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDA...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Fcc, Congress, Government, Elizabeth Warren, America, Tech, United States, Bill, Biden, Wyden, Trump, Donald J Trump, Twitter Trump, Hawley


Discovery will launch its own streaming service on January 4

Discovery is the latest media company to launch a standalone streaming service — and the latest to adopt the simple naming strategy of just adding a plus sign — with discovery+, set to launch in the United States on January 4, 2021. While Discovery doesn’t have the name recognition of (say) Disney/Disney+, it’s pitching the service as “the definitive streaming service for the best real life entertainment in the world,” with 55,000 episodes at launch drawn from Discovery networks like HGTV,...
Tags: Verizon, Television, Media, Entertainment, Martha Stewart, Disney, Tech, Bbc, Discovery, United States, Ireland, Digital Media, United Kingdom, Tokyo, Kevin Hart, Discovery Networks


Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 1)

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. This is Part 1 of the Best Books gift guide. Part 2 with even more selections will be posted shortly. 2020 was a tough year for all of us, but a strong one for books (how often do you get to say that?). Sales are up, driven by lockdowns, boredom, and the need for escape. Yet, 2020 also felt...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Japan, England, London, Snowden, France, Stanford, Nsa, China, America, Book Review, Tech, Nike


Older people are spending more on video games and playing more during the pandemic than ever before

Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock As the impacts of the coronavirus continue in the US, more people than ever are playing video games. That's especially true with people aged 35 and up, according to a new study from the NPD Group. Most notably, the demographic that reported the greatest overall increase were people between 45 and 54 years old. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In March 2020, as the coronavirus began to rapidly spread across the United States, the video game busi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Trends, Smartphone, Pc, Steam, Playstation, United States, Sony, Nintendo, World Health Organization


Walmart+ takes on Prime by dropping $35 minimum on Walmart.com purchases

Walmart+, the retailer’s lower cost alternative to Amazon Prime offering same-day delivery of groceries and other items, is making its service more appealing with today’s launch of a new perk. The company says that starting on Friday, December 4, it will remove the $35 shipping minimum on orders from Walmart.com for its members. However, this doesn’t apply to the same-day orders of groceries or other items fulfilled by Walmart stores, but rather online shopping where orders are placed thro...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Uber, Tech, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Online Shopping, United States, Retailers, Streaming Video, Instacart, E-books, Postmates, Doordash, Online Food Ordering


Aerospace’s Steve Isakowitz to speak at TC Sessions: Space 2020

A mere two weeks remain until we kick off TC Sessions: Space (December 16 & 17), our first conference focused on the technology designed to push galactic boundaries and the people making it happen. Building successful space programs, whether private, public or hybrid combination, requires a well-trained workforce — today and for generations to come. That’s why we can’t wait for Building the Workforce of the Future, a breakout panel discussion featuring Steve Isakowitz. Isakowitz is the president...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Nasa, United States, Virgin Galactic, Dava Newman, The Aerospace Corporation, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Peter Beck, Kathryn Lueders, TC Sessions Space 2020, Steve Isakowitz, Space Lockheed Martin VP Lisa Callahan Rocket Lab, John F Thompson Will Roper, Steve Isakowitz Isakowitz, Isakowitz


Every article Insider Reviews has written or updated about coronavirus cleaning supplies and work-from-home essentials

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself against a virus. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Ever since the World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic, we've all had to adjust nearly every aspect of our day-to-day. With the virus yet again spiking across the United States, those adjustments persist and people's lives will continue to ...
Tags: Google, Trends, United States, World Health Organization, Everlane, Feeding America, Remi Rosmarin, Rick Stella, COVID, Crystal Cox Business Insider Ever, Crystal Cox Business Insider Best, Instacart Instagram FreshDirect, Brands x Better coalitionEdX


Dear Sophie: Hacks for the March 2021 H-1B lottery?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp? Dear Sophi...
Tags: Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, H-1b Visa, Sophie, USCIS, Cato Institute, Jeffrey White, Foster City


Virta Health’s behavioral diabetes treatment service is now worth over $1 billion

A new $65 million investment led by the growth capital and public investment arm of Sequoia Capital will give Virta Health, a developer of a behavioral-focused diabetes treatment, a valuation of over $1 billion. Virta’s approach, which uses a combination of approaches to change diet and exercise to reverse the presence of type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic conditions, has shown clinical success and attracted 100 health care payers to endorse the company’s treatments. “We partnered wi...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Obesity, Alabama, Tech, Ceo, Diabetes, United States, Disease, Sequoia Capital, Caffeinated Capital, American Diabetes Association, Chronic Disease, Virta, Virta Health


Self-driving trucks startup TuSimple raises $350M from U.S. rail, retail and freight giants

Self-driving trucks startup TuSimple has closed a $350 million funding round from a diverse consortium of strategic investors that include major U.S. corporations in rail, retail and freight,  according to sources familiar with the deal.  The round, which was oversubscribed, was led by VectoIQ LLC, confirming a report by TechCrunch in September. VectoIQ is the consulting and investment company founded by Steve Girsky, the former GM vice chairman, consultant and investor whose special purpo...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, China, Tech, Beijing, Automotive, United States, Arizona, Shanghai, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Kroger, Phoenix, Tucson, Ike, Volkswagen AG


Florida-based logistics provider ShipMonk raises $290 million on the back of rising eCommerce demand

Jan Bednar started ShipMonk with $70,000 in winnings from a string of student business plan competitions and launched the business that just closed on $290 million in new funding from a small warehouse with no air conditioning in the middle of Florida. While Bednar’s new offices are still inside the warehouse his company operates, they now have air conditioning… and a $290 million financing round from Summit Partners to grow its business. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based ShipMonk provides a sle...
Tags: TC, Business, Florida, California, Articles, Supply Chain Management, Tech, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Czech Republic, Pennsylvania, United States, Online Sales, Logistics, Shopify, National Retail Federation


iPhone Upgrade Program Resumes in England

As England's second national lockdown comes to an end today, after four weeks of waiting, many customers enrolled in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program are finally able to go in-store to complete their upgrade. England entered a second national lockdown on Thursday, November 5, meaning that Apple stores in England were forced to close, with some converting to a click-and-collect service only. Unlike the United States, ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program customers in the United Kingdom have to attend an in-...
Tags: Apple, UK, England, United States, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Retail, Apple Retail, Max, Scotland Wales, Apple Stores, England United Kingdom, iPhone Upgrade Program, Upgrade Program, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Max Customers


Consumer Group Sues Apple in Belgium and Spain Over iPhone Throttling

An EU consumer advocacy group has filed class-action lawsuits against Apple in both Belgium and Spain for "unfair and misleading commercial practices" related to the iPhone performance management system it introduced in iOS 10.2.1 without informing customers. Brought by Euroconsumers, which describes itself as the "world's leading consumer cluster organization," the suits allege that the system introduced via iOS update in order to preserve battery life amount to "planned obsolescence." In a...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Lawsuit, Eu, Spain, United States, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Iphone Slowdown, Apple Apple, Consumer Group Sues Apple, Financial Times Consumers, Els Bruggeman


The Arecibo telescope has collapsed: A look at its 57-year history

The Arecibo Observatory's main telescope collapsed on Tuesday morning.Although officials had been planning to demolish the telescope, the accident marked an unceremonious end to a beloved astronomical tool.The Arecibo radio telescope has facilitated many discoveries in astronomy, including the mapping of near-Earth asteroids and the detection of exoplanets. The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico suffered a fatal blow Tuesday when a 900-ton receiver platform fell into the observatory's iconic 1,...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Technology, China, Earth, Physics, United States, Innovation, Planets, Mercury, Puerto Rico, The Associated Press, National Science Foundation, Arecibo Observatory, National Air and Space Museum, Arecibo


Google launches Android Enterprise Essentials, a mobile device management service for small businesses

Google today introduced a new mobile management and security solution, Android Enterprise Essentials, which, despite its name, is actually aimed at small to medium-sized businesses. The company explains this solution leverages Google’s experience in building Android Enterprise device management and security tools for larger organizations in order to come up with a simpler solution for those businesses with smaller budgets. The new service includes the basics in mobile device management, with fea...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Mobile, Enterprise, Tech, Smartphones, Encryption, United States, Play Store, Mobile Devices, Security tools, Device Management, Mobile Device Management, Tech Data


Novakid’s ESL app for children raises $4.25M Series A led by PortfoLio and LearnStart investors

With the pandemic playing havoc with children’s education EdTech startups have been on a roll. A new fundraising seems to come almost every week at this point. Today it’s Novakid’s turn. This EdTech startup is yet another ‘learning English as a second language for children’ startup. But it at least has a chance among the plethora of solutions out there, having raised a $4.25 million Series A financing led by Hungary-based PortfoLion (part of OTP, a leading banking group in Eastern Europe), alon...
Tags: TC, South Korea, Europe, Business, US, Articles, Tech, Banking, Economy, Hungary, United States, TechCrunch, Startup Company, Eastern Europe, Brilliant, Chomsky


Thousands of U.S. lab results and medical records spilled online after a security lapse

NTreatment, a technology company that manages electronic health and patient records for doctors and psychiatrists, left thousands of sensitive health records exposed to the internet because one of its cloud servers wasn’t protected with a password. The cloud storage server server was hosted on Microsoft Azure and contained 109,000 files, a large portion of which contained lab test results from third-party providers like LabCorp, medical records, doctor’s notes, insurance claims, and other sensit...
Tags: Health, Security, Technology, Microsoft, Cloud Storage, Articles, Tech, Data Breach, United States, Electronic Health Records, HIPAA, Katz, LabCorp, GREGORY KATZ, Medical imaging, Co-founder


US shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8M installs

Many U.S. consumers spent this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from home on mobile devices. That led to first-time installs of mobile shopping apps in the U.S. to break a new record for single-day installs on Black Friday 2020, according . The firm estimates that U.S. consumers downloaded approximately 2.8 million shopping apps on November 27th — a figure that’s up by nearly 8% over last year. However, this number doesn’t necessarily represent faster growth than in 2019, which also saw...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Google Play, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Business, Shopping, Marketing, US, Tech, Nike, Walmart, E-commerce


U.S. shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8M installs

Many U.S. consumers spent this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from home on mobile devices. That led to first-time installs of mobile shopping apps in the U.S. to break a new record for single-day installs on Black Friday 2020, according . The firm estimates that U.S. consumers downloaded approximately 2.8 million shopping apps on November 27th — a figure that’s up by nearly 8% over last year. However, this number doesn’t necessarily represent faster growth than in 2019, which also saw...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Google Play, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Business, Shopping, Marketing, Nike, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping


Apple Lists Deadlines for Ordering Holiday Gifts, Offers Discounted Same-Day Delivery on In-Store Items

Apple today added a shipping fulfillment page to its website in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and many other countries. The page provides a list of "order by" deadlines for products like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod, and AirPods to arrive by December 24. "Order by" dates have already passed for some products, like the HomePod mini, but in-store pickup may be an option as inventory fluctuates. Apple has also announced it is offering same-day de...
Tags: Apple, Customers, United States, Apple Store, Apple Store Apple, United States Canada Australia United Kingdom, Mac Apple Watch Apple



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