Apps

Gotrade gets $7M led by LocalGlobe to let investors around the world buy fractional shares of U.S. stocks

Stock in many American companies, like Amazon, Alphabet or Tesla, can host hundreds or thousands of dollars per share. Fractional trading, or buying part of...

Vercel secures $102M to accelerate Next.js adoption

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Vercel (formerly ZEIT), a platform that enables companies to develop, preview, and ship web apps,...

Facebook adds Shops to WhatsApp, among other e-commerce updates

Facebook is making it even easier to buy stuff while you scroll past photos of your high school lab partner’s dog. Yes, Instagram Shops and...

Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces are coming to Twitter

In Twitter’s latest appeal to one-up competitors from Clubhouse to Patreon, the company announced today that it will begin rolling out applications for Super Follows...

If you love voice messaging, you’ll love Squad

Squad used to be an app that connected people with similar interests for in-person meetups. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. While most social apps thrived...

Nvidia launches AI edge and hybrid cloud services to support enterprise workloads

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Nvidia today launched two new products, AI LaunchPad and Fleet Command, designed to connect companies...

Gadgets News

Nixie’s drone-based water sampling could save cities time and money

Regularly testing waterways and reservoirs is a never-ending responsibility for utility companies and municipal safety authorities, and generally — as you might expect — involves...

Nintendo teases 2022 release for Breath of the Wild sequel and releases Zelda Game & Watch to tide us over

Nintendo defied expectations today with an E3-timed Direct showing off not the hoped-for new Switch hardware but a dozen or so new games — as...

Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation bets on Linux tablet maker Jingling in $10M round

Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation Ventures has its eyes on a niche market targeting software developers. In April, the venture capital fund led a $10 million angel...

Apple’s latest accessibility features are for those with limb and vocal differences

Apple announced a batch of accessibility features at WWDC 2021 that cover a wide variety of needs, among them a few for people who can’t...

Microsoft plans to launch dedicated Xbox cloud gaming hardware

Microsoft will soon launch a dedicated device for game streaming, the company announced today. It’s also working with a number of TV manufacturers to build...

Voice AIs are raising competition concerns, EU finds

The European Union has been digging into the competition implications of AI-powered voice assistants and other Internet of Things (IoT) connected technologies for almost a...

Mobile News

Microsoft CEO would ‘welcome’ iMessage on Windows

The iMessage chat platform is one of Apple’s best ways to make you think twice about buying another company’s devices. But if the iPhone maker...

A new iPhone SE with 5G is coming in 2022, but it may have the same old design

Apple isn’t abandoning the iPhone SE line and is set to revive its most affordable phone model in 2022, according to a new report from...

Best Buy is practically giving away the Surface Pro 7 right now

You don’t have to choose between tablet deals and laptop deals for your next purchase; you can enjoy the best of both worlds if you...

TCL’s 20 Pro 5G phone now works wirelessly with TVs, PCs, and tablets

TCL Communications has announced a multiscreen software platform, called Multi-Screen Collaboration, for the TCL 20 Pro 5G smartphone, which will arrive as an update for...

TCL’s wearable display puts a 140-inch screen right in front of your eyes

Modern phone screens can look amazing, but there’s no getting away from the fact they’re usually quite small, especially for comfortably watching a lengthy video....

What is Apple Podcasts Subscriptions? Here’s all you need to know

You might have already heard people talking about Apple Podcasts Subscriptions  — or perhaps you’ve seen the subscription options while browsing Apple Podcasts. If you’re...

Social

Instagram may soon let you post from desktop

After years of solely focusing on its mobile product, Instagram is at long last thinking about letting users post from their computers. A number of...

Happs raises $4.7 million for a multicast livestream platform creator community

Happs, an app that lets creators stream live video simultaneously across social platforms, has raised $4.7 million in a post-seed round. The product originally began...

You can share tweets directly to Instagram Stories now

It’s a little thing, but one worth savoring. If you’re tired of your Instagram feed mostly being a chaotic mashup of screencapped tweets and reshared...

Snackpass gobbles up $70M at a $400M+ valuation as its social food ordering platform crosses 500K users

While every food delivery company is trying to get an edge on its rivals with discount codes, faster service, and a turn into the realm...

PairTree speeds adoption process with an online self-matching platform and $2.25M seed

Making the choice to adopt, or to find an adopting family, is a legally complex, emotionally taxing, expensive and time-consuming process. PairTree aims to make...

Instagram’s newest test mixes ‘Suggested Posts’ into the feed to keep you scrolling

The days of a scrolling to the end of your Instagram feed look to be coming to an end. After adding algorithmic suggestions to the...

Software News

Instagram may soon let you post from desktop

After years of solely focusing on its mobile product, Instagram is at long last thinking about letting users post from their computers. A number of...

Graylog nabs $18M to manage and analyze log data

Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve? Take our AI survey to find out. Graylog, a platform for collecting, indexing, and analyzing...

Amazon launches AWS BugBust to spur adoption of AI-powered coding tools

Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve? Take our AI survey to find out. Software failures are expensive — and on the...

You can share tweets directly to Instagram Stories now

It’s a little thing, but one worth savoring. If you’re tired of your Instagram feed mostly being a chaotic mashup of screencapped tweets and reshared...

G2 expands software research categories to address data boom

Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve? Take our AI survey to find out. Earlier this week, software marketplace G2 released results...

Instagram’s newest test mixes ‘Suggested Posts’ into the feed to keep you scrolling

The days of a scrolling to the end of your Instagram feed look to be coming to an end. After adding algorithmic suggestions to the...

Startups

Gotrade gets $7M led by LocalGlobe to let investors around the world buy fractional shares of U.S. stocks

Stock in many American companies, like Amazon, Alphabet or Tesla, can host hundreds or thousands of dollars per share. Fractional trading, or buying part of...

Nixie’s drone-based water sampling could save cities time and money

Regularly testing waterways and reservoirs is a never-ending responsibility for utility companies and municipal safety authorities, and generally — as you might expect — involves...

Reform your startup’s meeting culture

Chuck Phillips Contributor Chuck Phillips is the co-founder of MeetWell, an application that enables teams to achieve a better work-life balance while saving companies money...

Env0 lands $17M Series A as infrastrucure as code control plane gains traction

As companies deliver code ever faster, they need tooling to provide some semblance of control and governance over the cloud resources being used to deliver...

Orbion, manufacturer of in-space plasma propulsion systems, raises $20M Series B

Electric propulsion developer Orbion Space Technology has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round, which it says it will use to scale production...

Accept.inc secures $90M in debt and equity to scale its digital mortgage lending platform

A lot of startups were built to help people make all-cash offers on homes with the purpose of gaining an edge against other buyers, especially...

Technology

The tech giant’s making Windows 11…

Windows 11 will be a free download for Windows 10 users this holiday Windows 11 may be a big update to Microsoft-powered computers, but the...

Liftoffs won’t begin until 2024,…

The Spaceship Neptune features a balloon the size of a football field and room for eight passengers beneath it, plus a pilot. The six-hour flight...

Along with all the big changes to…

The next version of Windows will be a free upgrade coming this fall. Microsoft Microsoft has a lot of compelling features planned for its Windows...

The speaker of the House says she…

Nancy Pelosi had a conversation with Tim Cook about upcoming antitrust legislation. Alex Wong/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed on Thursday that she had...

She apparently told the Apple CEO…

Tim Cook seemingly expressed concern that antitrust legislation could disrupt iPhone services. Andrew Hoyle/CNET House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday confirmed a New York Times report...

The tech giant is making Windows…

Windows 11 will be a free download for Windows 10 users this holiday Windows 11 may be a big update to Microsoft-powered computers, but the...

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