Amazon launches computer science education program Future Engineer in India

Amazon is extending its computer science program, Future Engineer, to India, making the world’s second-largest internet market the fifth market where the firm offers the childhood-to-career community program. The company said at a virtual conference on Tuesday that it will offer several educational materials, scholarships, internships and mentors to teach computer science courses — and… Amazon launches computer science education program Future Engineer in India 계속 읽기

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Flip bags $28M to turn beauty, wellness social commerce on its head

Social commerce startup Flip is mixing live commerce mobile apps with real customer reviews to improve the buying experience and opportunity for the creator economy. Today, the Los Angeles-based company closed on a $28 million Series A led Streamlined Ventures. Nooruldeen “Noor” Agha, a serial e-commerce entrepreneur, founded Flip in 2019 after emigrating to the… Flip bags $28M to turn beauty, wellness social commerce on its head 계속 읽기

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Information Technology, 50 Years Ago

This guest post is written by Jack Arrington, who contributed 50% of the genetic material required to produce TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. Jack was around at the very beginning of what we today call the Information Technology business. In 1950 pure business necessity drove Bank of America, then the largest bank in the world, to… Information Technology, 50 Years Ago 계속 읽기

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Solid Power expands production capacity to deliver test batteries to BMW, Ford in 2022

Solid Power, a battery developer backed by Ford and BMW, is expanding its Colorado-based factory footprint as it prepares pilot production of its solid state batteries early next year. The new production facility will be dedicated to manufacturing one of the company’s flagship products, a sulfide-based solid electrolyte material, by up to 25 times its… Solid Power expands production capacity to deliver test batteries to BMW, Ford in 2022 계속 읽기

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Eat This – Restaurant.com Sells 1.5 Million Gift Certificates In 48 Hours [Daily Deals]

Restaurant.com, a popular search engine and gift certificate seller for thousands of restaurants across the United States, two weeks ago decided to dip its toes into the group-buying / daily deal waters. The company offered consumers 90 percent off the site’s already discounted restaurant gift certificates, pricing $25 certificates as low as $1. Restaurant.com later… Eat This – Restaurant.com Sells 1.5 Million Gift Certificates In 48 Hours [Daily Deals] 계속 읽기

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Borders’ Kobo e-reader now comes with $20 gift certificate; iPhone, iPad App now available

The wonderful thing about all these e-readers is that so long as you buy one that has honest-to-goodness E-Ink (Kindle, nook, Kobo, etc.) you’re basically using the same device. The most important part of an e-reader is the screen, so when all the big guys use the exact same technology, well, you should be just… Borders’ Kobo e-reader now comes with $20 gift certificate; iPhone, iPad App now available 계속 읽기

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D-Wave plans to build a gate-model quantum computer

For more than 20 years, D-Wave has been synonymous with quantum annealing. Its early bet on this technology allowed it to become the world’s first company to sell quantum computers, but that also somewhat limited the real-world problems its hardware could solve, given that quantum annealing works especially well for optimization problems like protein folding… D-Wave plans to build a gate-model quantum computer 계속 읽기

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Amazon-backed Indian D2C beauty brand MyGlamm raises $71 million

MyGlamm, a direct-to-consumer beauty brand in India that sells most of its products through its own website, app and retail touch points, said on Monday it has raised $71.3 million in a financing round as the Mumbai-headquartered firm looks to scale its business across the South Asian market. The startup had raised $23.5 million in… Amazon-backed Indian D2C beauty brand MyGlamm raises $71 million 계속 읽기

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$30M Later, Struggling JavaScript Platform Famo.us Pivots

Famo.us’ 15 minutes of open source fame have come to an end. JavaScript rendering engine Famo.us has pivoted away from its hardcore open sourced engineering platform which had raised over $31 million. It’s now refocused on commercializing the idea of powerful mobile web apps with a content management system for branded marketing apps. The startup… $30M Later, Struggling JavaScript Platform Famo.us Pivots 계속 읽기

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Dear Sophie: Any advice for getting media coverage for my startup?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Marriage-based green card versus… Dear Sophie: Any advice for getting media coverage for my startup? 계속 읽기

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