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Serialized fiction startup Radish raises $63.2M from SoftBank and Kakao

Radish is announcing that it has raised $63.2 million in new funding. Breaking up book-length stories into smaller chapters that are released over days or weeks is an idea that was popularized in the 19th century, and startups have been trying to revive it for at least the past decade. Still, this round represents a major step up in funding, not just for Radish (which only raised around $5 million previously), but also compared to other startups in a relatively nascent market. (Digital fiction s...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Japan, Media, Softbank, Funding, Digital, Netflix, United States, Kim, Kakao, Wattpad, Radish


Oil slips as rise in coronavirus cases overshadows fuel demand recovery - Reuters

Oil slips as rise in coronavirus cases overshadows fuel demand recovery - Reuters:Oil prices eased on Tuesday amid concerns that a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections around the world will see a pickup in fuel demand stalling amid tighter lockdowns - just as major producers ramp up output.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures eased 4 cents, or 0.1% to $40.97 a barrel at 0655 GMT, while Brent crude futures fell 11 cents, or 0.3% to $44.04 a barrel.The slide comes after WTI rose 1.8% and ...
Tags: Travel, United States, Brent, Wti, Reuters, National Australia Bank NAB, Asia Europe, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Lachlan Shaw


Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe

Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine 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 users for a security purpose to target them with ads. In an SEC filing, reported on earlier by the New York Times, Twitter revealed it received the draft complaint from the FTC late last month. The activity the regulator is complaining about is alleged to have taken...
Tags: Travel, Security, Social, Twitter, Europe, Elon Musk, Florida, Privacy, Advertising Tech, US, Social Media, Joe Biden, Data Breach, United States, Ireland, Bill Gates


Microsoft-TikTok: On Global ambitions, Geopolitics, IPO plans, Big Tech and the splinternet

It’s official: Microsoft is in talks to buy the TikTok business from ByteDance in four countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This comes a day after US President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air Force One that “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States”. President Trump was not in favor of a US company buying Tiktok, but and was considering an executive order to ban it. However, as per Microsoft’s statement (reproduced in full belo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Eu, Bloomberg, United States, United Kingdom


The Station: ADA turns 30, Panasonic’s new battery tech and delivery (data) woes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before we get into all the mobility news and analysis of the week I wanted to flag an upcoming event that might be of interest to the budding entrepreneurs out there. TC Disrupt, that BIG annual...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, New York, Indonesia, Washington, China, Germany, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, San Francisco, Tesla, Walmart


Southern Lodging Summit Conference Postpones Physical Event to Host Southern Lodging Summit Virtual Update

Officials of the Southern Lodging Summit (SLS), an annual hotel conference focusing on development and operations throughout the southern United States, today announced it will postpone this year's physical gathering due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the organization will host a "virtual update," providing pre-recorded sessions to interested parties.
Tags: Travel, United States, Host Southern Lodging


Marriott, Hilton, and IHG Continue to Dominate the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline at Q2’20 Close*

In the recently released quarterly United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies with the largest construction pipelines at the end of the second quarter of 2020 are Marriott International with 1,487 projects/195,952 rooms, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 1,395 projects/160,078 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 920 projects/94,499 rooms. Combined these three companies account for 68% of the projects in the tota...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hilton, Ihg, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group IHG, Marriott Hilton, IHG Continue, U S Hotel Construction Pipeline


Telegram hits out at Apple’s app store ‘tax’ in latest EU antitrust complaint

Apple has another antitrust charge on its plate. Messaging app Telegram has joined Spotify in filing a formal complaint against the iOS App Store in Europe — adding its voice to a growing number of developers willing to publicly rail against what they decry as Apple’s app “tax”. A spokesperson for Telegram confirmed the complaint to TechCrunch, pointing us to this public Telegram post where founder, Pavel Durov, sets out seven reasons why he thinks iPhone users should be concerned about the...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, Ipad, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Europe, Lawsuit, Cook, US


Oil prices edge higher as U.S. inventory drop counters demand concerns tied to COVID-19 - Reuters

Oil prices edge higher as U.S. inventory drop counters demand concerns tied to COVID-19 - Reuters:Oil prices climbed on Wednesday after a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories was enough to offset concerns about U.S. fuel demand amid record increases in COVID-19 infections in some states.Brent crude futures LCOc1 were up by 18 cents, or 0.4%, at $43.40 a barrel by 0644 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 gained 12 cents, or 0.3%, to $41.16 a barrel.Inventories of crude oil in ...
Tags: Travel, United States, Reuters, American Petroleum Institute, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, U S West Texas Intermediate, COVID


Oil falls 2% on U.S.-China tensions, rising virus cases - Reuters

Oil falls 2% on U.S.-China tensions, rising virus cases - Reuters:Oil prices dropped nearly 2% on Monday despite a weaker U.S. dollar, as rising coronavirus cases and tensions between the United States and China clouded the outlook for oil demand’s recovery.Brent crude LCOc1 lost 81 cents, or 1.9%, to $42.53 a barrel by 11:13 a.m. EDT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 fell 65 cents, or 1.6%, to $40.64 a barrel.Following the closures of consulates in Houston and Chendu, investo...
Tags: Travel, China, United States, Houston, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rystad Energy, Bjornar Tonhaugen, Chendu


11 (more) things on my mind about the protests in the u.s.

In April, I wrote a post called "11 things on my mind about the anti-police-violence and anti-racism protests". For reasons unknown to me, it's one of the most widely-read posts I've written in a long time. So here's an updated list.1. When governments respond to protests with violence and intimidation, and the protests only grow, a movement has reached another landmark of growth and development. This is  happening right now, and it's exciting!2. Protest by middle-class and middle-aged citizens ...
Tags: Travel, Activism, White House, US, Canada, Brooklyn, United States, Portland, Philadelphia, Oakland, Biden, St Louis, BLM, Civil Liberties, Trump, UK Canada


Oil slips on U.S.-China tensions, rising virus cases - Reuters

Oil slips on U.S.-China tensions, rising virus cases - Reuters:Oil prices edged lower on Monday as rising coronavirus cases and tensions between the United States and China pushed investors towards safe-haven assets.Brent crude LCOc1 dipped 20 cents, or 0.5%, to $43.14 a barrel by 1000 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 dropped to $41.15 a barrel, down 14 cents, or 0.4%.The fall in oil mirrored moves in broader financial markets in Asia amid concerns about escalating tensio...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, United States, Houston, Reuters, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Chengdu Global


Oil slips as U.S.-China friction, rising virus cases weigh on markets - Reuters

Oil slips as U.S.-China friction, rising virus cases weigh on markets - Reuters:Oil prices edged lower on Monday as rising coronavirus cases and tensions between the United States and China pushed investors toward safe-haven assets.Brent crude LCOc1 dipped 8 cents, or 0.2%, to $43.26 a barrel by 0403 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 dropped to $41.22 a barrel, down 7 cents, or 0.2%.The fall in oil mirrored moves in broader financial markets in Asia amid concerns about esc...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Russia, United States, Houston, Reuters, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Organization of the Petroleum Countries, Chengdu Global


Oil up on strong economic data; U.S.-China tensions cap gains - Reuters

Oil up on strong economic data; U.S.-China tensions cap gains - Reuters:Oil prices rose on Friday, lifted by some supportive economic data, but tensions between the United States and China limited gains.Brent crude futures LCOc1 rose 3 cents to settle at $43.34 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures rose 22 cents to settle at $41.29 a barrel.For the week, Brent rose 0.5%, while U.S. crude rose 1.7%.Ahead of the weekend, market participants had their eye on Tropical Storm...
Tags: Travel, China, United States, Brent, Reuters, Hanna, Corpus Christi Texas, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Baffin Bay 46


Oil prices edge lower on U.S.-China tensions - Reuters

Oil prices edge lower on U.S.-China tensions - Reuters:Oil prices edged lower on Friday, pressured by tensions between the United States and China, but some supportive economic data in Europe tempered losses.Brent crude futures fell 13 cents to $43.18 a barrel by 11:19 a.m. EDT (1519 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 5 cents to $41.02 a barrel.Both benchmarks were on track for a modest weekly rise.China ordered the United States to close its consulate in the city of Che...
Tags: Travel, Europe, China, United States, Houston, Chengdu, Reuters, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, U S China, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


PlayVS founder Delane Parnell is coming to Disrupt 2020

Gaming has always been one of the world’s most massive niches, but as game-streaming and eSports have drifted to the forefront of mainstream culture, it’s clear that there’s plenty of room left for the industry to expand. One harbinger of this shift has been the widespread adoption of eSports leagues in high schools and colleges across the country, a movement that has pushed online gameplay as just another athletic program schools should be offering. One of the central catalysts of this change h...
Tags: Travel, TC, America, United States, Ncaa, Techcrunch Disrupt, Parnell, PlayVs, Delane Parnell, Disrupt 2020, Digital Startup Alley Exhibitor Package Prices, Digital Pro Pass


Oil prices edges up on weak dollar, U.S.-China tensions weigh - Reuters

Oil prices edges up on weak dollar, U.S.-China tensions weigh - Reuters:Oil prices edged higher on Friday, supported by a weaker dollar, though tensions between the United States and China weighed.Brent crude LCOc1 was up 26 cents at $43.57 a barrel at 0944 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 was up 29 cents at $41.36.“Both crude benchmarks are roughly back where they were before this week’s upside breakout. Looking ahead, the oil market will likely settle back into a wait-a...
Tags: Travel, China, United States, Houston, Chengdu, Reuters, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, U S China, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Former Rep. Esteban Torres receives UCLA Medal

Former Rep. Esteban Torres, a one-time welder in an auto plant who became U.S. ambassador to UNESCO and director of the White House Office of Hispanic Affairs before serving eight terms in the House, has received the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor. Torres was also a union organizer, artist and advocate for diversity in media as chair of the National Latino Media Council. “It was my privilege to present the UCLA Medal to former Congressman Esteban Torres today,” UCLA Chancellor Gene B...
Tags: News, Washington, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Unesco, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, United Nations, Community, Bill, Ucla


SpaceX and NASA target September for first operational astronaut crew launch

SpaceX and NASA are aiming to launch the first official operational mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon human-rated spacecraft sometime in September, the agency revealed via a media update this week. The launch had been tracking towards an August date, but the updated timeframe indicates “late September,” allowing time for the completion of the current Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission which will see astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley return to Earth using the SpaceX spacecraft potentially as e...
Tags: Travel, TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Astronaut, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon


NMC seeks up to $250 million ahead of #UAE insolvency proceedings: sources - Reuters

NMC seeks up to $250 million ahead of UAE insolvency proceedings: sources - Reuters:Hospital operator NMC Health is looking to raise up to $250 million in debt while it prepares for insolvency proceedings in the United Arab Emirates and has picked Perella Weinberg Partners to advise it on the process, sources said.The company, run by administrators Alvarez & Marsal, has also tasked Perella to advise it on the sale of UK-based Aspen Healthcare, a company it acquired in 2018, the two sources famil...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, United States, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, NMC, Perella Weinberg Partners, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Alvarez Marsal, NMC Health, NMC Health Plc, Abu Dhabi Global Markets ADGM, Aspen Healthcare, Perella


New York State halts use of facial recognition systems in schools for two years

The New York State legislature on Wednesday passed a bill which places a moratorium on the use of biometric identification technologies, including facial recognition, in schools until July 2022, becoming the first state in the US to halt the use of facial recognition tech in schools. The bill — S5140B — sponsored by senator Brian Kavanagh, also directs the state’s commissioner of education to conduct a study on the use of biometric identifying technology. It will now be delivered to the state’s ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, New York, News, Microsoft, Privacy, Boston, US, Surveillance, United States, Ibm, Andrew Cuomo, Facial Recognition, New York State, Byrne, NYCLU


Oil prices slip as U.S. inventories and virus fears grow - Reuters

Oil prices slip as U.S. inventories and virus fears grow - Reuters:Oil prices fell on Wednesday as industry data showed a bigger than expected inventory build in the United States, where a surge in coronavirus cases could further dent fuel demand in the world’s biggest oil consumer.Brent crude fell 60 cents, or 1.4%, to $43.72 a barrel by 0912 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude dropped 70 cents, or 1.7%, to $41.22.The American Petroleum Institute (API) industry group reported U.S. cru...
Tags: Travel, United States, Reuters, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, U S Energy Information Administration EIA, American Petroleum Institute API


US charges two Chinese hackers, associated with Chinese govt, for their decade-long hacking spree

The Department of Justice announced charged against two Chinese hackers who, among other things, targeted companies developing COVID-19 vaccines, testing technology and treatments. “The campaign targeted intellectual property and confidential business information held by the private sector, including COVID-19-related treatment, testing, and vaccines,” Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers said. Their hacking campaign lasted more than ten years and targeted companies in countries with high te...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Hong Kong, News, Maryland, Australia, California, China, Virginia, Massachusetts, India, US, Atlanta, Cnn, Cyber Security, Cyber Crime


Oil prices slip as coronavirus cases surge - Reuters

Oil prices slip as coronavirus cases surge - ReutersOil prices edged lower on Friday as concerns about the surge in coronavirus cases sapping fuel demand while major crude-producing nations ready increases in output.The United States reported at least 75,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a daily record. Spain and Australia reported their steepest daily jumps in more than two months, while cases continued to soar in India and Brazil.Fuel demand has broadly recovered from a 30% drop in April aft...
Tags: Travel, Australia, India, Spain, United States, Brazil, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Indian govt stands by equalisation levy, even as lobby groups call it discriminatory in submissions to the US Trade Representative

India’s equalisation levy “does not discriminate against non-resident e-commerce operators” and its imposition “is entirely consistent with India’s commitments under the WTO and international taxation agreements”, the government of India to the US Trade Representative’s investigation into digital services taxes under Section 301 of the US Trade Act. Submitted by Manoj Kumar Mohapatra, the Minister of Commerce in the Indian Embassy in the US, the submission took note of the investigation “with ...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, California, India, US, Czech Republic, United States, South Dakota, Commerce, Washington Dc, Internet Association, Ibm, Silicon Valley, WTO, OECD


Hotel Industry Urges Governors, Mayors To Standardize Face Coverings In Public Spaces In All 50 States

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) sent letters today to the Trump Administration, the National Governor's Association, and the United States Conference of Mayors commending governors and mayors across the country who have standardized the use of face coverings in all indoor public spaces while urging a consistent standard practice across all 50 states.
Tags: Travel, United States, American Hotel Lodging Association AHLA


Oil prices slip amid uncertainty over fuel demand, easing supply curbs - Reuters

Oil prices slip amid uncertainty over fuel demand, easing supply curbs - Reuters:Oil prices slipped on Friday amid growing uncertainty about the global recovery in fuel demand as coronavirus cases surged in several countries, while major producers were set to ease output curbs.Brent crude futures LCOc1 fell 26 cents to $43.11 a barrel by 0822 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 dropped 23 cents to $40.52.The United States reported at least 75,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, India, Spain, United States, Brazil, Reuters, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#SaudiArabia's Almana General Hospitals in early talks for IPO-sources - Reuters

Saudi Arabia's Almana General Hospitals in early talks for IPO-sources - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s Almana General Hospitals (AGH) is in early talks with banks about an initial public offering on the kingdom’s Tadawul exchange, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.Almana, focused on the kingdom’s eastern province, is part-owned by Sanabil Investments, a commercial investment company owned by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund. Sanabil acquired a 20% stak...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, United States, Reuters, Tadawul, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Sanabil Investments, Almana General Hospitals, Reuters Almana, Public Investment Fund Sanabil, Almana


Oil falls as OPEC+ plans to raise output while virus cases increase - Reuters

Oil falls as OPEC+ plans to raise output while virus cases increase - Reuters:Oil prices fell 1% on Thursday after OPEC+ agreed to ease record supply curbs and as new infections of the novel coronavirus continue to surge in the United States.Both benchmark Brent and U.S. crude have remained above $40 a barrel for the last several weeks. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, known as OPEC+, lowered daily supply beginning in May and demand worldwide has rebounding, ...
Tags: Travel, Opec, United States, Reuters, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID


The Invention of Happiness - Jacques Henri Lartigue at Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice

La Baule, 1979Photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue © Ministère de laCulture (France), MAP-AAJHL (Venice, Italy) Jacques Henri Lartigue was seven-years-old when his father, an amateur photographer, gave him his first camera. But it wouldn't be until he was nearly seventy-years-old that an exhibition at MoMA in New York City and a portfolio in Life magazine marked the real beginning of his international fame for works he had produced more than fifty years before.Born into a wealthy f...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, France, New York City, United States, Paris, Venice, Kennedy, Moma, Monte Carlo, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Szarkowski, Bois de Boulogne, Jacques Henri Lartigue



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