To commemorate the success of her breakthrough memoir, “Becoming,” Michelle Obama is planning a special event. The former First Lady is teaming up with Black Girl Festival and publisher Penguin. The BGF x Becoming Festival will take place April 9 to 1…View More Michelle Obama to be featured at Black Girl Festival
Singapore’s Instarem, a fintech startup that helps banks and consumers send money overseas at lower cost, has closed a $41 million Series C financing round to go after global expansion opportunities. The four-year-old company announced a first close of $20 million last November, and it has now doubled that tally (and a little extra) thanks […]View More Singapore fintech startup Instarem closes $41M Series C for global growth
A man narrowly avoided getting hit by a pile of falling bricks while he walked down a street in east London, UK.
The CCTV footage of the incident — which occurred on Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney — was posted to Twitter by local football team, Hackney Wick FC.
The video shows a man walking along a stretch of pavement shortly before a rather large pile of bricks and rubble fall from above.View More CCTV captures man narrowly escaping building collapse
Beatrice Fihn Contributor Share on Twitter Beatrice Fihn is the executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. “Atomic bombs are primarily a means for the ruthless annihilation of cities.” Those are the words of Leo Szilard, one of the scientists who pushed for […]View More It’s time to disrupt nuclear weapons
Whether it’s by flood, fire, or the fury of a storm, climate-related catastrophes are now impacting most cities and towns across the country. As these natural disasters increase in frequency and severity, cities and the businesses that reside in them are mobilizing to understand how best to prepare for the climatological challenges they’re going to […]View More Jupiter raises $23 million to tell businesses and governments how climate change will destroy them
From April 8, private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers will no longer be exempt from the £12.50 ($16.55) daily congestion charge to drive in central London under mayor Sadiq Khan’s new rules.
PHV drivers, including drivers working for Uber and o…
You’d be forgiven for not knowing Amazon has operated in China for more than a decade, but perhaps not for much longer. The company is reportedly in talks to merge its China-based import business with local peer Kaola, the cross-border shopping platform run by Chinese internet behemoth NetEase, Caijing reported (link in Chinese) on Tuesday. The deal, […]View More Amazon is reportedly merging its China import unit with NetEase
UK startup Fabula AI reckons it’s devised a way for artificial intelligence to help user generated content platforms get on top of the disinformation crisis that keeps rocking the world of social media with antisocial scandals. Even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has sounded a cautious note about AI technology’s capability to meet the complex, contextual, messy […]View More Fabula AI is using social spread to spot ‘fake news’
Blue Origin, Rocket Lab, Relativity Space, Slingshot Aeropsace, SpaceX and Virgin Orbit have raised billions of dollars to create new vehicles to launch payloads into space, but as the private space industry develops in the U.S. investors are beginning to back enabling technologies boost the next wave of innovation. Whether it’s satellite manufacturers, new propulsion […]View More As rocket companies proliferate, new enabling tech emerges as the next wave in the space race
British startup venture builder Entrepreneur First is eying additional expansion in Asia, where its operation is now as large as it is in Europe, as it expands its reach in 2019. But, despite serving a varied mixture of markets, the company said its founders are a fairly unified breed. The Entrepreneur First program is billed […]View More Entrepreneur First eyes further Asia growth to build its global network of founders
London-based edtech startup, pi-top, has unboxed a new flagship learn-to-code product, demoing the “go anywhere” Pi-powered computer at the Bett Show education fare in London today. Discussing the product with TechCrunch ahead of launch, co-founder and CEO Jesse Lozano talked up the skills the company hopes students in the target 12-to-17 age range will develop and […]View More pi-top’s latest edtech tool doubles down on maker culture
Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating with its target Millennial(ish) ‘Generation Rent’ demographic, as they hunt for their next flatmate. […]View More Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals