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Paro raises $10 million series B to offer corporate finance expertise on demand

Paro raises $10 million series B to offer corporate finance expertise on demand

As any CFO can attest, corporate finance is extraordinarily complicated. From tax preparation, to financial controls, to cash flow estimation and more, the finance department of any major company often has to turnaround sophisticated analyses with extreme attention to detail — and quick. Most of the time, businesses outsource at least part of those financial…
With a new $20 million in funding, electronic stethoscope startup Eko wants to research your beating heart

With a new $20 million in funding, electronic stethoscope startup Eko wants to research...

It’s hard to compete against the Apple Watch or even an app on your phone when it comes to personal heart rate monitors these days. However, Eko, a startup best known for creating an electronic stethoscope to monitor your heart rhythm, hopes further research and development will help give its more clinically promoted device a…
Honestbee owes almost $1 million in unpaid salary to employees, according to affidavit filed by its CEO

Honestbee owes almost $1 million in unpaid salary to employees, according to affidavit filed...

Honestbee, the Singapore-based grocery delivery startup that has been struggling with financial issues, owes 217 employees a total of almost USD $1 million in unpaid salary. The Strait Times reported that the figure was revealed in an affidavit filed in court on Sept. 20 by Honestbee CEO Ong Lay Ann as part of the startup’s…
Epic seems to have paid $10.5 million for Control’s PC exclusivity

Epic seems to have paid $10.5 million for Control’s PC exclusivity

That's folding money — Money likely came as advance against earnings ahead of Epic Games Store sales. Kyle Orland - Sep 20, 2019 8:15 pm UTC Those floating bodies? Yeah, they're everywhere. And sometimes they fight back. Telekinesis may not be a real thing, but in Control, it's really fun. When possessed enemies are defeated…
TuSimple adds another $120 million to its self-driving trucks war chest

TuSimple adds another $120 million to its self-driving trucks war chest

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple has added another $120 million to a Series D funding round led by Sina, operator of China’s biggest microblogging site Weibo, bringing the total haul to $215 million as it seeks to expand. The company, which launched in 2015 and has operations in China, San Diego and Tucson, Arizona, hit unicorn…
A $100 Million Investment to Reshape the Economics of the Web

A $100 Million Investment to Reshape the Economics of the Web

Coil, Mozilla, and Creative Commons have launched Grant for the Web, an ambitious initiative to empower individual creators and galvanize an alternative business model for online contentIndependent creators on today’s web face a number of challenges, from omnipotent platforms, to opaque recommendation algorithms, to an underlying business model that rewards clicks, not quality.So today, Coil, Mozilla…

A Million Digits of Pi in 9 Lines of JavaScript

"Big integers" have landed in Javascript, at least in Firefox and Chrome. One of my favorite things to do with high precision arithmetic is to calculate digits of π. From scratch, that is, using only addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. You can find lots of formulas for calculating π, but my favorite is this one:…
AT&T to lose 1.1 million TV subscribers as DirecTV continues nosedive

AT&T to lose 1.1 million TV subscribers as DirecTV continues nosedive

Subscribers leave in droves — AT&T forecasts subscriber loss as big shareholder says DirecTV buy was a mistake. Jon Brodkin - Sep 12, 2019 7:39 pm UTC AT&T expects to lose about 1.1 million TV customers in the third quarter as it faces pressure from an investment group that says AT&T's increased focus on the…
Zyl raises $1.1 million to resurface old memories from your photos

Zyl raises $1.1 million to resurface old memories from your photos

French startup Zyl has raised $1 million (€1 million) in a round led by OneRagtime. The company has developed an app that uses artificial intelligence to find the most interesting photos and videos in your photo library. Now that smartphones have been around for a while, many people have thousands of unsorted photos on their…
Rivian gets $350 million from the company behind Kelley Blue Book

Rivian gets $350 million from the company behind Kelley Blue Book

Rivian won't even release its first electric truck until late 2020, but that isn't stopping the company from receiving its third big funding infusion this year. Cox Automotive, the company behind Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, has made a $350 million equity investment in Rivian. The publications won't play much of a role, to be…

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Microsoft is shutting down its internet board and card games –...

The first ones to lose access will be Windows XP and Windows ME users. For them, compatible games (everything except MSN Go) will vanish in mere days on July 31st, 2019. Windows 7 users will get a bit of a break. They'll have access to Backgammon, Checkers, Spades and MSN Go until January 22, 2020,…

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