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Another major fintech exit as SoFi acquires banking and payments platform Galileo for $1.2B

The fintech wars continue to heat up with another major exit in the space. Consumer financial services platform SoFi announced today that it is acquiring payments and bank account infrastructure company Galileo for $1.2 billion in total cash and stock. The acquisition is dependent on customary closing conditions. Salt Lake City-based Galileo was founded in 2000 by Clay Wilkes and was bootstrapped to profitability over the intervening two decades. My colleague Jon Shieber wrote a profile of Galil...
Tags: Startups, Finance, Tech, Qatar, United Kingdom, Gm, Venture Capital, Anthony Noto, Salt Lake City, Payments, Plaid, Fintech, SoFi, Accel Partners, Accel, Visa


Georgia Hospital Worker Found Dead of Coronavirus in Home With Her Young Child by Her Body

A mammogram technician and mother of a young child was found dead from coronavirus in her Georgia home, state officials said. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk says police discovered the 42-year-old woman’s body Thursday (Mar. 19) in the living room of her home in Newnan, about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta, after a family member called the Sheriff’s Office requesting a welfare check. Hawk said Diedre Wilkes had been dead for at least 12-16 hours before police found her body. Wilkes’ young chil...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, Hawk, Piedmont, Sheriff s Office, GBI, Wilkes, AJC, Coweta County, Richard Hawk, Newnan, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Piedmont Healthcare, Human Interest


California Woman Takes Diligent Care Of Plant For Two Years Before Realizing It’s Fake

UKIAH, Calif. (CBS Local) — A California woman who nurtured a “beautiful succulent” for two years says she had no idea the plant was fake. Caelie Wilkes had been caring for the plant for two years by watering it and leaving it in her kitchen window to get sunlight. “I had a watering plan for it, if someone else tried to water my succulent I would get so defensive because I just wanted to keep good care of it,” she wrote on Facebook. “I absolutely loved my succulent.” Wilkes decided on Friday to ...
Tags: Facebook, Home Depot, California, California News, Offbeat, Ukiah, Wilkes, Local TV, Talkers, UKIAH Calif CBS Local, Caelie Wilkes


'Category Hell:' 6 months after Dorian, where do things stand?

Six months ago, Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive storms in recorded history and the worst storm in the history of the Bahamas, turned lives upside down.The Category 5 behemoth wasn't just devastating because of its size, but also its slow-moving nature. The storm sat for nearly two full days over the northern part of the archipelago, moving at a glacial speed of 1.3 mph. All the while, it thrashed the islands with its extraordinary force. Dorian funneled a devastating storm surg...
Tags: Science, Canada, United Nations, Red Cross, Bahamas, Accuweather, Haiti, Tampa, Puerto Rico, Nassau, U S, Malone, Ministry of Health, Wilkes, Rochester New York, Constellation Brands


Pearle Vision and OneSight Brings Vision Clinic To Atlanta

The national program ABSee, powered by Pearle Vision and OneSight, will bring high-quality eye care to children in need through an upcoming vision clinic at a school in Atlanta. Pearle Vision, one of the largest optical retailers in North America, and OneSight, a global vision care nonprofit, partnered earlier this month to form ABSee. The two organizations understand that access to quality eye care is critical to help children unlock their true potential and achieve their dreams.   Volunteers...
Tags: Kids, Events, Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, North America, Luxottica, Savannah, Wilkes, United States Canada, Pearle Vision, Pearle, Stanley Pearle, Pearle Vision Center, Pearle Vision Pearle Vision, Alex Wilkes


Whicker: The enormity of UCLA’s basketball task gets more obvious in a loss to North Carolina

LAS VEGAS — It was a battle of tattered scrapbooks, with hallowed uniforms worn by hollow teams. North Carolina had lost four successive games for the first time in 10 seasons and was outside the Top 25 for the first time in 106 weeks. UCLA was trying yet another start-over with new coach Mike Cronin and a bunch of misaligned parts. The unranked teams were predictably rank, with 39 turnovers and 21 missed free throws. In the end North Carolina figured out how to fit a basketball into the cylinde...
Tags: Sports, America, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Michael Jordan, Portland, Nba, Cbs, College sports, Las Vegas, North Carolina, Roy Williams, Ucla, Cincinnati, Knicks


Wilkes scores career-high 14 points in Florida St. rout

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Wyatt Wilkes scored a career high 14 points while Trent Forrest added 13 points and five rebounds as Florida State defeated Saint Francis (Pa.) 80-65 on Saturday. Wilkes scored just 26 points in his first two college seasons but has become a rotational player for the Seminoles (4-1) in November. Still, […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, Florida State, Wilkes, Seminoles, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Wyatt Wilkes, Trent Forrest, Francis Pa


UCLA basketball ready to begin new era against Long Beach State

A new era begins for the UCLA men’s basketball program on Wednesday night. The Bruins’ 2018-19 season included the firing of Steve Alford in December and the half-season stint of interim coach Murray Bartow, but Bartow did not return, with UCLA handing the keys to the program to first-year coach Mick Cronin and his staff. Cronin and the Bruins had their first taste of success inside Pauley Pavilion with an 87-57 exhibition victory over Cal State Stanislaus, a Division II program, last week, but ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Palmer, San Diego, College sports, Ncaa, Ali, Ucla, Southern California, Cincinnati, Bruins, Brown, Campbell, Prince Ali


Galileo, the profitable 'best kept secret in fintech,' is raising $77 million in its first-ever venture capital deal after 19 years of bootstrapping

Galileo, a Utah-based payments infrastructure software startup, announced its first outside funding round, a $77 million Series A, on Thursday.  Accel led the round for the profitable, 19-year-old startup, and partner John Locke told Business Insider that Galileo was the "best kept secret in fintech." Galileo works with some of Silicon Valley's hottest fintech companies, including investing app Robinhood, online banking startups Chime and VARO, and UK banking startups Monzo, Revolut, and Trans...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, UK, US, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Salt Lake City, Robinhood, Latin America, Accel, Business Insider, Transferwise, Galileo, Locke, Wilkes


Galileo Financial raises $77 million for its fintech services that were 19 years in the making

Clay Wilkes had already been retired for six years when he launched Galileo Financial Services in 2000. The serial entrepreneur who had been an early pioneer in telecommunications technologies (like voice over internet protocols) saw the need for better connectivity between secondary services and financial institutions 19 years ago, just as new digital services around payroll processing, transit vouchers, store cards, and other services were launching. Now the company runs the backend integratio...
Tags: TC, UK, Tech, Colombia, United Kingdom, Mexico City, Brazil, Argentina, North America, Accel, Braintree, Clay, Galileo, FDIC, Locke, Wilkes


Hearing set for guardsman in slaying of Alabama officer

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A man suspected of killing one Alabama police officer and wounding two others is due in court for an initial hearing. Security is expected to be tight as 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes appears in court in Lee County on Tuesday afternoon. Wilkes was arrested Monday on charges of shooting three Auburn […]
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Freshman Moses Brown leaves UCLA basketball for NBA draft

Freshman Moses Brown and sophomores Jaylen Hands and Kris Wilkes are on the NBA’s list of early draft entrants, released by the league Tuesday. Brown officially joins Hands and Wilkes, who both announced their intentions publicly weeks before the April 22 deadline. Brown, a 7-foot-1 freshman, averaged 9.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in his one season at UCLA, was voted to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team and named an All-Defensive team honorable mention. Players can withdraw from the draft unti...
Tags: Utah, New York City, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ucla, Bruins, Brown, Wilkes, Mick Cronin, Moses Brown, Jaylen Hands, Kris Wilkes, NBA UCLA


John Hoogenakker Joins Castle Rock Season 2

John Hoogenakker joins Castle Rock season 2 Deadline reports that John Hoogenakker, of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan fame, has joined the cast of Hulu’s Castle Rock Season 2 from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King.The upcoming season will explore a feud between warring clans that comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (played by Lizzy Caplan), King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Hoogenakker will play a man with a complicated connection to Wilkes. The Castle Rock Season 2 ca...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Maine, TV News, Hulu, King, Supergirl, Tom Clancy, J J Abrams, Wilkes, Rita Hayworth, Castle Rock, Annie Wilkes, Tim Robbins


New UCLA coach Mick Cronin preaches winning and protecting the basketball brand

LOS ANGELES — Cameras clicked as Mick Cronin tried to turn his ceremonial UCLA jersey around. The new men’s basketball head coach didn’t want to display his last name printed on the back. “The four letters are more important than my name,” Cronin said. Applause followed from donors, former UCLA men’s basketball players and fellow UCLA coaches who watched as Cronin was introduced as the 14th head coach in UCLA men’s basketball history Wednesday. The former Cincinnati coach, who agreed to a six-ye...
Tags: Kentucky, Virginia, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, North Carolina, Roy Williams, TCU, Golden State Warriors, Ucla, Cincinnati


Jury Rejects Harry Reid Suit That Claims Exercise Band Blinded Him In One Eye

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Las Vegas flatly rejected former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s lawsuit against an exercise band maker he blamed for injuries — including blindness in one eye — he suffered when the stretchy device slipped from his grasp and he fell face-first a little more than four years ago. After eight days of testimony, the eight-member civil trial jury deliberated about an hour before declaring that Reid never proved the first of 10 questions they were asked to decide: that the device...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Ap, Ohio, Las Vegas, Nevada, Harry Reid, Democratic Party, Reid, U S House, Wilkes, Tampa Florida, Sen Harry Reid


UCLA’s Kris Wilkes hires agent, declares for NBA draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Wilkes won’t be around to play under UCLA’s new basketball coach. The sophomore forward from Indianapolis has hired an agent and declared for the NBA draft. Wilkes led the Bruins in scoring this season, averaging 17.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. He was named to the All-Pac-12 second team. The Bruins […]
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Ap, Nba, Ucla, Bruins, Wilkes, Kris Wilkes


UCLA men’s basketball season in review: End of Steve Alford era opens uncertain future

As time wound down in UCLA’s season-ending loss to Arizona State in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas, Pac-12 Networks announcer Ted Robinson said he couldn’t imagine a more uncertain time for the prestigious program. Bill Walton, analyst, UCLA legend and ardent Bruins supporter, agreed as UCLA finished 17-16 overall and 9-9 in Pac-12 play. A coaching search loomed over UCLA’s Pac-12 season after Athletic Director Dan Guerrero dismissed former head coach Steve Alford on New...
Tags: Oregon, Virginia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Notre Dame, Ucla, Belmont, Bruins, Campbell, McDonald, Bernard


UCLA falls to Arizona State in Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals

LAS VEGAS — UCLA’s turbulent basketball season, which included the program’s first midseason coaching change, likely came to an end Thursday evening, an anticlimactic finish in a half-empty arena. The seventh-seeded Bruins lost to second-seeded Arizona State 83-72 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament after trailing by double-digits for much of the second half. It was an early exit for the Bruins after they had reached at least the semifinals of the conference tournament in the previous ...
Tags: Utah, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Las Vegas, Ali, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, Asu, Bruins, Lawrence, Athletic, Arizona State


Clayne Crawford Returning to TV in Hulu’s Into the Dark Horror Series

Clayne Crawford returning to TV in Hulu’s Into the Dark horror series Clayne Crawford, who was written out of Fox’s Lethal Weapon last year in the wake of behind-the-scenes on-set controversies that Crawford claimed was “lies” about his alleged behavior, has joined Hulu’s horror anthology series Into the Dark, TVLine has confirmed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandA...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Dermot Mulroney, Fox, TV News, Streaming, Jack, Hulu, Maggie, Dorothy, Allan, Paul Davis, Henry, Crawford


A Day in the Life at a Bell Labs Datacenter in the Late 60s

Larry Luckham was a manager at a Bell Labs data center in Oakland in the late 60s and early 70s. One day, he captured daily life at the company with his camera. Note how many of his coworkers were women, including women of color. From The Secret History of Women in Coding: A good programmer was concise and elegant and never wasted a word. They were poets of bits. “It was like working logic puzzles — big, complicated logic puzzles,” Wilkes says. “I still have a very picky, precise mind, t...
Tags: Britain, United States, Bletchley Park, Oakland, Bell Labs, Jason Kottke, Wilkes, Lincoln Labs, Bell Labs Datacenter, Larry Luckham


UCLA’s Jaylen Hands, Kris Wilkes named All-Pac-12 second team

Sophomore guards Jaylen Hands and Kris Wilkes were named second-team All-Pac-12 on Monday as the conference announced the yearly awards. The league’s 12 coaches voted on a 10-man first team and a five-man second team. Center Moses Brown was also voted to the All-Freshman team and honorable mention All-Defensive team. Hands leads the league with 6.3 assists per game. He and Wilkes were the only two UCLA players to start all 31 games this season. Wilkes led the team in scoring with 17.3 points per...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Ucla, Bruins, McDonald, Wilkes, Moses Brown, Jaylen Hands, Kris Wilkes, Jaylen Hands Kris Wilkes


UCLA suffers another lopsided loss in Colorado

UCLA guard Chris Smith, right, pulls down a rebound in front of Colorado forward Evan Battey and UCLA center Moses Brown, left, during the first half of Thursday’s game in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) UCLA guard Jaylen Hands, let, is fouled as he drives to the rim by Colorado forward Evan Battey in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Colorad...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, PAC, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Utah Colorado, Bey, Wilkes, David Zalubowski


UCLA men’s basketball thrives on strong connection during late-season run

LOS ANGELES >> Murry Bartow’s blue and yellow tie flapped wildly as the coach pumped his fist and flailed his arms on the sideline. Kris Wilkes flexed his muscles to the crowd after fighting through the lane for contested layups. Jules Bernard beat his chest after scoring through contact and Jaylen Hands skipped across the court like a child on a playground when his long 3-pointers splashed through the net. Everyone in blue and gold filled a different role in UCLA’s overtime victory against USC ...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Bernard, Bartow, Wilkes


Jaylen Hands propels UCLA past USC in overtime

UCLA Bruins guard Jalen Hill (24) dunks the ball at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) USC Trojans forward Bennie Boatwright (25) blocks a shot on UCLA Bruins center Moses Brown (1) at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds UCLA Bruins guard Chris Smith (5) is fouled on a shot by USC Trojans forward Victor Uyae...
Tags: Utah, Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Usc, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Bernard, Boatwright, Wilkes, Trojans, UCLA Bruins


Jaylen Hands’ 3-point barrage leads UCLA men’s basketball comeback vs. Oregon

UCLA guard Kris Wilkes, right, celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul, next to Jaylen Hands, left, and Jules Bernard during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. UCLA won 90-83. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) UCLA guard Jaylen Hands, left, celebrates with guard David Singleton after UCLA defeated Oregon 90-83 in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) S...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Oregon State, Ducks, Usc, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Bernard, Prince Ali


David Singleton starts in place of injured Prince Ali for UCLA against Oregon State

LOS ANGELES — UCLA’s most experienced player made way for one of his youngest teammates Thursday as redshirt junior guard Prince Ali was held out against Oregon State and freshman David Singleton got his first career start. Ali, who is day-to-day with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, had started 30 straight games, including all 26 this season. He watched the game from the bench wearing a walking boot. Prior to Thursday’s game, Ali’s position in the rotation was in jeopardy as the guard was in...
Tags: California, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Bronx, Oregon State, Ali, Montgomery, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Cal, Prince Ali


The Secret History of Women in Coding

In an excerpt of his forthcoming book Coders, Clive Thompson writes about The Secret History of Women in Coding for the NY Times. A good programmer was concise and elegant and never wasted a word. They were poets of bits. “It was like working logic puzzles — big, complicated logic puzzles,” Wilkes says. “I still have a very picky, precise mind, to a fault. I notice pictures that are crooked on the wall.” What sort of person possesses that kind of mentality? Back then, it was assumed to be wome...
Tags: Hollywood, Britain, United States, Bletchley Park, Carnegie Mellon, Jason Kottke, Clive Thompson, Ny Times, National Science Foundation, Wilkes, Lincoln Labs, Claire Evans, Sara Kiesler, Nerds Weird Science Tron WarGames, Kiesler


UCLA rallies to beat Cal in OT, ends 3-game losing streak

California’s Juhwan Harris-Dyson, right, strips the ball from UCLA’s Cody Riley, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. At left is California’s Andre Kelly. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) UCLA’s Cody Riley, center, drives the ball between California’s Connor Vanover (23) and Darius McNeill (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Sound...
Tags: California, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, PAC, College sports, Ncaa, Berkeley, Usc, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Hill, Cal, Prince Ali


UCLA men’s basketball, trying to stay in Pac-12 race, focused on fundamentals

LOS ANGELES — Murry Bartow slapped the back of his right hand into the palm of his left. “Fun-da-men-tals,” UCLA’s interim head coach emphasized with each beat. UCLA is 20 games into the season, but Bartow knows he still needs to stress the fundamentals with his young team that is in danger of falling behind in the conference race. The Bruins are barely hanging on in a four-team, three-loss log jam going into Wednesday’s 7 p.m. game at Washington State. “Our guys have been phenomenal in practice...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, PAC, College sports, Washington State, Smith, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Wildcats, Bartow, Wilkes, Steve Alford


Video: Kris Wilkes, Jaylen Hands, Moses Brown on UCLA’s win over Arizona

Guards Kris Wilkes and Jaylen Hands and center Moses Brown talk about Wilkes’ career-high 34 points, Brown meeting Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Saturday and Hands’ 11 assists in UCLA’s 90-69 win over Arizona.
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ucla, Brown, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Wilkes, Moses Brown, Jaylen Hands, Kris Wilkes, Kris Wilkes Jaylen Hands Moses Brown