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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 6-13

The Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades reopened on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   EVENTS   California Trout’s Trout Camp Gala – 50th Anniversary Celebration:The event is shown online with live entertainment and celebrates taking action for California’s fish, people and water, 6:30 p.m. May 7. The group’s online auction runs through 8 p.m. May 7. Free to attend the online gala but registration is required here:
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, California, La, Iraq, New York City, Neil Gaiman, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Broadway, Mother, Michigan

NRA-ILA Responds to Bloomberg Columnist’s Piece, “A Civilized Society”

Bloomberg anti-gun columnist Sir Max Hastings missing the point entirely on his recent anti-gun article. IMG NRA-ILA. U.S.A. -( Bloomberg columnist Sir Max Hastings shares his thoughts on guns, crime, and the differences between his native Britain and the United States in “I Grew Up on Guns. Now I’ve Learned to Love Firearm Control.” Having a father who had brought home keepsake firearms from the Second World War, he claims he became “exceptionally proficient” at taking apart and...
Tags: Guns, Mexico, Russia, America, Bloomberg, Thailand, Britain, United States, Belgium, Brazil, Guatemala, Lithuania, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, Max, Tony Martin

London-based EV maker Arrival soars 10% after announcing a vehicle-development partnership with Uber

Arrival product chief Tom Elvidge. Arrival Shares of London-based electric automaker Arrival soared Tuesday after the company struck a deal with Uber to develop a vehicle for ride-hailing drivers. Arrival said the car will reduce emissions as Uber has pledged for its London-based service to go fully electric by 2025. The Arrival Car's design is expected to be shown by the end of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of London-based electric automaker Arrival s...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Uber, Europe, London, Cars, Trends, Markets, North America, Air Quality, Emissions, Eastern Europe, Ev, Carla Mozee, Climate Crisis, Arrival

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 29-May 6

  Zebra Longwing butterflies can be seen at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The museum begins its annual City Nature Challenge on April 30. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)     Here is a sampling of upcoming in-person and online things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices – Digital Spring Arts + Culture Fest: The online festival concludes, 6-8:30 p.m. April 29. Presen...
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Arc opens its remote career platform to all software developers

The COVID-19 pandemic threw remote work into the spotlight, but tech companies have hired in other locations for years to deal with talent shortages. Arc announced today it is opening its remote hiring platform to all software developers. Previously, Arc was open only to developers who passed its verification process. Developers can still get verified to stand out from other applicants, but Arc’s job database and search engine is now available to everyone. Arc was launched two years ago by the t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Asia, Tech, Remote Work, Developers, Taiwan, SEC, Latin America, Harper, Codementor, Eastern Europe, Liu, Arc, Weiting Liu

Instreamatic, which inserts interactive voice ads into audio streams, raises $6.1M Series A round

Interactive voice advertising startup Instreamatic, which can insert interactive voice ads into an audio stream, has raised $6.1 million in a Series A funding led by Progress Ventures led the round, joined by Accomplice, and Google Assistant Investments. SF-HQ’d Instreamatic lets brands that advertise through streaming music apps and podcasts (for instance) have interactive voice-based dialogues with consumers. So instead of an audio ad playing in a one-way experience (as all adverts currently d...
Tags: TC, Europe, Marketing, Siri, Tech, Social Media Marketing, Hp, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Pandora, United States, Ikea, Sirius Xm, Voice, Mobile Advertising, Voice Search

Mastercard, Waze Team Up to Introduce Cashless Payments for East European Farmers

As the pandemic pushes the global economy closer to a cashless society, Mastercard has teamed up with Waze to help Eastern European farmers sell their produce--and get paid for it--more efficiently. The "Roadside Market" campaign was produced in Romania by McCann Central and Eastern Europe to help small vendors the post-communist nation be recognized as...
Tags: Ecommerce, Technology, Advertising, Romania, Waze, Mastercard, Eastern Europe, Food & Beverage, Eastern, McCann, B-to-B, Fin Tech, Mastercard Waze Team, East European Farmers

Why an audacious British plan to hunt German U-boats from aircraft carriers made of ice fell apart

British artillery men man their gun, September 7, 1940. AP Photo In early 1942, England was in danger of being cut off by Nazi U-boats, which were attacking resupply convoys in the Atlantic. To protect convoys as they crossed, a British inventor came up with a plan to build an aircraft carrier out of ice. See more stories on Insider's business page. In early 1942, Britain was in a desperate situation.The Royal Air Force had fought off Germany's relentless onslaught in the Battle of...
Tags: England, Germany, US, International, Trends, Aircraft Carrier, Atlantic, Britain, Royal Air Force, Winston Churchill, Royal Navy, Arctic, World War Ii, Hitler, Iceberg, Iceland

BlaBlaCar raises $115 million to build all-in-one travel app

French startup BlaBlaCar has raised a new $115 million funding round (€97 million). While the company is better known for its long distance carpooling marketplace, BlaBlaCar has also added a bus marketplace with the acquisition of Ouibus and an online bus ticketing platform with the acquisition of Busfor. Existing investor VNV Global is leading the round. Two new investors are also participating — Otiva J/F AB and FMZ Ventures. Otiva J/F AB is a fund created by Avito founders Jonas Nordlander an...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Transportation, Lyft, Europe, France, Tech, Bus, Alibaba, France Newsletter, Tripadvisor, Carpooling, Naspers, Blablacar, Avito, Eastern Europe

Hollywood producers ready for their premiere in the brewery business

For this Hollywood couple, there’s no business like the brewery business. Emmy-winning producers Ben and Whitney Wallace plan to open Lawless Brewing Co., a new multi-level brewery in North Hollywood, on April 27. “We’re inspired by the tradition of brewing but not bound by it. So we’re brewing some off the wall things that you might now have tried,” said Ben Wallace, who along with his wife work as producers on the long-running show “Entertainment Tonight.” Among the unique brews is a hibiscus ...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Beer, Things To Do, Soccer, Party, Eastern Europe, Ben, Ben Wallace, Wallace, North Hollywood, Tyler White, Top Stories LADN, North Hollywood Photo, Restaurants Food and Drink

On LawNext: The State of Legal Tech in Europe and Russia, with ELTA President Holger Zscheyge

 Throughout Europe and Eastern Europe, Holger Zscheyge is widely regarded as a leading authority on legal technology and innovation. President of the European Legal Technology Association, he is also founder and managing director of Infotropic Media, a Moscow-based legal publisher and producer of legal technology conferences, and a cofounder of Moscow Legal Hackers. Zscheyge was a guest on LawNext in 2018, when I interviewed him live in Moscow at the Skolkovo LegalTech conference about the ...
Tags: Europe, Law, Russia, Uncategorized, Moscow, Eastern Europe, Elta, LawNext, Holger Zscheyge, Infotropic Media, Zscheyge, European Legal Technology Association

The Station: The biggest SPAC ever and reading the micromobility permit tea leaves

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Before jump into micromobbin’ and the rest, I wanted to point you to another Extra Crunch piece, this time a deep dive into second-life batteries. As Aria Alamalh...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Verizon, London, Washington, Mexico, China, Germany, Berlin, India, New York City, Tech, Bloomberg, Vienna

The surprising ways 3 women secretly fought the Nazis in Poland

Nazi SS troops guarding members of the Jewish resistance captured during the Warsaw ghetto uprising in 1943. Universal History Archive/Getty Images During World War II, the Nazis set up 1,000 ghettos around Europe, herding Jewish residents into them. The largest was in Warsaw, where some 400,000 Jews in lived in squalor in a 1.3-square-mile area. Resistance fighters in Warsaw, more than one-third of them women, launched the largest ghetto revolt of the war on April 19, 1943, inspiring simi...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Nazis, Israel, International, Toronto, Trends, Canada, Holocaust, Judaism, Palestine, Switzerland, World War Ii, Poland, Nazi, Getty

Kaya VC launches its new $80M fund, focusing on Prague, Warsaw and the CEE region

Kaya VC’s new €72 million ($80m) fund will focus on startups in Prague, Warsaw and the wider CEE region. Previously called Enern, the Central and Eastern European VC — which, historically, started out investing in wind-farms and ended up invested in software — has changed its name to better reflect its modern focus. The firm will also back startups “at any stage” of funding. LPs in the fund include the EIF and a number of successful entrepreneurs from the region. This is the team’s fourth fund,...
Tags: TC, Europe, Entrepreneurship, Berlin, Tech, Prague, Private Equity, Advisors, Warsaw, Central Europe, Startup Company, Eastern Europe, Mucha, Kaya, EIF, Dealroom

Pussy Riot shows the cypherpunk power of feminist NFTs

It might seem like everyone and their mom is selling a non-fungible token (NFT) these days, but Pussy Riot co-founder Nadya Tolokonnikova is one of the few strategizing beyond the hype cycle. The NFT market is just getting started, but where is it headed? “I’ve been using cryptocurrency before this,” Tolokonnikova told TechCrunch, noting Pussy Riot members have been interested in blockchain technology since around 2015. “Masha [Alyokhina, Pussy Riot co-founder] had problems with her bank a...
Tags: Tech, Crypto, Pussy Riot, Viktoria Modesta, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Eastern Europe, NFT, Birmingham Alabama, Masha, Trevor Jones, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Beeple, Tolokonnikova, David A Smith Getty, Meta Gamma Delta

Pandemic Rages in Eastern Europe Leaving Hospitals Struggling to Cope

By Krisztina Than and Jan LopatkaBUDAPEST/PRAGUE (Reuters) - Hungary's hospitals are under "extraordinary" pressure from rising coronavirus...
Tags: Prague, Eastern Europe, Reuters Hungary, Krisztina Than, Jan LopatkaBUDAPEST

Will China's Government-Subsidized Technology Ultimately Export Authoritarianism?

For 30 years David E. Sanger has been covering foreign policy and nuclear proliferation for The New York Times — twice working on Pulitzer Prize-winning teams. But now as American and Chinese officials meet in Alaska, Sanger argues that China's power doesn't come from weapons — nuclear or otherwise: Instead, it arises from their expanding economic might and how they use their government-subsidized technology to wire nations be it Latin America or the Middle East, Africa or Eastern Europe, with ...
Tags: Australia, China, America, Tech, Beijing, United States, Alaska, New York Times, Biden, Pacific, Latin America, Eastern Europe, East Asia, State, Anchorage, Middle East Africa

Eastern European Family Secrets in 'The Inheritance' Horror Trailer

"I hardly know where to begin…" Uncork'd Ent. has released an official trailer for the indie horror film The Inheritance, which first premiered at the Catalina Film Festival last fall. Not to be confused with the indie docudrama also called The Inheritance about a Black socialist collective, this The Inheritance is a horror film about a woman who inherits a creepy old mansion in Eastern Europe. "In the tradition of The Haunting of Hill House," a woman's inheritance takes her to Europe where ...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Trailer, Horror, Inheritance, Eastern Europe, To Watch, Catalina Film Festival, Uncork d Ent, Natalia Ryumina Nick Wittmanstar, Valeria Dymova

8 Czech VCs on green shoots, pandemic impacts and 2021 opportunities

While London, Paris, Berlin and Stockholm feature regularly in tech coverage, the rest of Europe has been busy. The Czech Republic may be better known for beer, hockey and the sights of Prague, but its entrepreneurial community is as ambitious as any. Pipedrive is an EU-based CRM company with offices in eight countries, but it has a Czech co-founder in VP of Product Martin Henk, one of several founders to emerge from the ecosystem. Then there was Integromat, which did not raise any external capi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Usa, Cisco, Eu, Czech Republic, Prague, Hungary, Venture Capital, Belgium, Slovakia, Copenhagen, Fintech, Taxify, Stockholm

IFC backs Bolt with $24M to expand its transportation network in emerging markets

Bolt, an Uber competitor that is building an international on-demand network of services to transport people, food and other items in cars, scooters and bikes across Europe and Africa, has picked up some strategic funding today to continue expanding its business in emerging markets. The International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank, is investing €20 million ($24 million) in the Tallinn, Estonia-based startup to open up more services across Eastern Europe and Africa, with a spec...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Funding, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Ukraine, South Africa, Ifc, World Bank, Andreessen Horowitz, Bolt, Kreditech, Eastern Europe, International Finance Corporation

Rododendron: The Last Spark of Communism

"Iron Curtain" was the name of the metaphoric barrier separating communist Eastern Europe from the West during the Cold War. The symbolic fence-cutting at the Austro-Hungarian border led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of communist regimes in Europe. However, in Hungary the road to democracy was a long and tough way, paved with emotional turmoils and individual tragedies. The short film Rododendron focuses on "the last spark" of communist regime before it burns a...
Tags: Europe, Berlin Wall, Advertising, Hungary, West, Eastern Europe, Rododendron

Russia's coronavirus vaccine is alluring for Eastern Europe, creating a headache for the EU

As the EU continues to struggle with the lethargic rollout of coronavirus vaccines across the 27 member bloc, Russia's Covid shot is...
Tags: Russia, Eu, Eastern Europe

Lobbying agency claims its former head concealed arms trade and terror funding from Qatar to Hezbollah

Hezbollah is part of the government in Lebanon but is also internationally classified as a terrorist organization. Getty Images / Salah Malkawi Prominent German lobbying agency WMP has accused its former chairman of damaging its reputation. The complaint alleges that Michael Inacker hid evidence of terror funding and arms deliveries from Qatar to Hezbollah. Inacker strongly denied the claims, saying WMP was attempting to paralyze a new venture he founded. Visit the Business section of Insi...
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Israel, Trends, Qatar, Munich, Nato, Middle East, Macedonia, Brussels, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Jason, Doha, Eastern Europe, Mohammed bin Salman

A Matter of Impact: February updates from

Editor’s note: Welcome to A Matter of Impact,’s monthly digest, where we highlight what the team’s been up to and spotlight some of the incredible nonprofits and Fellows helping solve some of society’s biggest challenges through technology and innovation.  It didn’t take long for the effects of COVID-19 to reveal a devastating, but predictable, truth: the pandemic has had an outsized impact on marginalized groups, especially people of color. At, we aim to brin...
Tags: Google, America, Kenya, Nonprofits, Sundar Pichai, Black,, Colin Jackson, Eastern Europe, Jacquelline Fuller, Uhuru Kenyatta, Equitable, Republic of Kenya, Morehouse School of Medicine, Rodney Foxworth, Satcher Health Leadership Institute

From managing Google Poland to leading Google for Startups

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Agnieszka Hryniewicz-Bieniek, the Global Director of Google for Startups. She shares what it was like to first serve as Country Manager for Google Poland and eventually move to a new team focused on supporting startups in the region and around the world.Can you tell...
Tags: Google, Europe, United States, Poland, Brazil, Googlers, Eastern Europe, Turkey Germany, Central Eastern Europe, Google for Startups, Agnieszka Hryniewicz Bieniek, Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Bill Reeve, Google Poland

"DW": Germany counts on Polish economic miracle

German companies want to use the potential of the Polish economy. They also try to take advantage of the upcoming economic transformation in Poland - writes the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle on its website.The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) expects 3% growth in 2021, which would make Poland the only EU country to reach pre-crisis levels by the end of this year.EBRD chief economist Beata Javorcik said two aspects distinguish Poland's recovery from others in Europe: di...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Austria, Poland, Volkswagen, Daimler, Warsaw, Eastern Europe, Deutsche Welle, EBRD

Uber just lost a major legal battle over whether its UK drivers count as workers and are entitled to minimum wage

Former Uber drivers Yaseen Aslam and James Farrar, who took Uber to court in the UK over driver rights. ASSOCIATED PRESS Uber just lost a UK Supreme Court ruling over drivers' rights. The court ruled that drivers can be classified as workers and are entitled to rights such as holiday pay. The legal battle began in 2016 when two-ex Uber drivers argued they should receive holiday pay and minimum wage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Uber just lost a major ruling from ...
Tags: Uber, UK, Supreme Court, Court, Trends, UK supreme court, Eastern Europe, Farrar, Heywood, James Farrar, Aslam, Associated Press Uber, Yaseen Aslam, Jamie Heywood Uber, App Drivers Couriers Union, Daniel Barnet

Emerging as an Eastern powerhouse, Earlybird Digital East Fund launches new $242M fund

Earlybird Digital East Fund — a fund associated with Germany’s Earlybird VC, but operating separately — has launched a €200m ($242m) successor fund. The fund’s focus will remain the same as before: a Seed and Series-A fund focusing on what’s known as ‘Emerging Europe’, in other words, countries stretching from the Baltics to Central and Eastern Europe, and Turkey. The firm has also promoted Mehmet Atici, who’s been with the firm for eight years, to Partner. The new fund has made four investments...
Tags: TC, Europe, London, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Turkey, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Zynga, Computing, Romania, Silicon Valley, Estonia, Intel Capital

Xi: China Open to 'Vaccine Cooperation' With Eastern Europe

President Xi Jinping says China is ready to consider “vaccine cooperation” with Central and Eastern Europe countries.
Tags: Europe, China, Xi Jinping, Eastern Europe

Triple Trouble

Like I said before... lots of Beastie Boys lately. I've got a few things cooking in the kitchen (including more Americans Abroad stat counts and an efficiently expedited Olympic Clipboard), but first we need more goals. This weekend, we had a few guys hit in countries we don't follow near as much as others. Oftentimes, videos for such contests are hard to come by, but this time we're all three [Author: Greg Seltzer]
Tags: Videos, Sport, Soccer, Finland, Eastern Europe, Americans Abroad, by Greg Seltzer, Greg Seltzer