Daily Archives: December 10, 2020

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Snap launches a native Twitter integration

Twitter is partnering with Snap to bring tweets into Snapchat with a native integration that both companies hope will push users away from screenshots and towards more interactive embeds. Twitter users who are also logged into the Snapchat app on their phone will be able to access the functionality by […]

Robot lawyer startup DoNotPay now lets you file FOIA requests

DoNotPay, the consumer advice company that started out helping people easily challenge parking tickets, has come a long way since it launched. It’s expanded to help consumers cancel memberships, claim compensation for missed flights, and even sue companies for small claims. In the early days of the pandemic, the startup […]

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Despite limitations, 3D and AR are creating new realities in retail

Kate Wilson Contributor Share on Twitter Kate Wilson is a Vancouver-based journalist. Previously technology editor at the Georgia Straight, Western Canada’s largest news and entertainment weekly, she has also written for The Independent, BetaKit, BC Business, and others. More posts by this contributor Corporate, public investments spur interest in Pacific […]

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Uber wants drivers and delivery workers to get priority access to COVID-19 vaccine

Given how reliant many people have become on rideshare drivers and especially delivery workers during the pandemic, Uber is pushing for them to get priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Today, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent a letter to all 50 governors asking them to prioritize giving drivers and delivery […]

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Announcing the final agenda for TC Sessions: Space 2020

TC Sessions: Space is happening this December 16 and 17 — our first-ever dedicated space event. This is a live, virtual two-day conference featuring the most important people in the space industry, across public, private and defense. We’re thrilled to be hosting NASA’s head of the Human Spaceflight Office Kathryn […]

Google to add Covid-19 vaccine information panels to Search

Google announced today it’s introducing a new search feature that will surface a list of authorized vaccines in users’ location, as well as informational panels about each individual vaccine. The feature is first being launched in the U.K., which earlier this month gave emergency authorization to the BioNTech/Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.  […]

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Turing nabs $32M more for an AI-based platform to source and manage engineers remotely

As remote work continues to solidify its place as a critical aspect of how businesses exist these days, a startup that has built a platform to help companies source and bring on one specific category of remote employees, engineers, is taking on some more funding to meet demand. Turing — […]

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AT&T is selling Crunchyroll to Sony for $1.18B

AT&T announced yesterday that it’s selling anime streaming service Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation for an acquisition price of $1.18 billion. According to the announcement, Crunchyroll has 90 million registered users and 3 million paying subscribers. The service started out in 2006 as a site for fan-uploaded, fan-subtitled (and often pirated) […]

As Next Insurance makes its first acquisition, insurtech looks energetic

Next Insurance, a startup that competes in the small business (SMB) insurance market, announced this morning that it has acquired its first company. Purchasing Juniper Labs will help the unicorn boost its in-house data science team, and the smaller firm’s predictive analytics technology may be applied across the acquiring company’s portfolio […]

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NASA and Boeing set do-over Starliner orbital test flight for March 2021

NASA and Boeing are looking to March 29, 2021 as the earliest possible date for their Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2), a key qualifying demonstration mission in their ongoing Commercial Crew spaceflight program. Boeing is the second company selected by NASA to build and qualify a human space launch system […]