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Uber officially launches Uber Express POOL, a new twist on shared rides

UBER OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES UBER EXPRESS POOL, A NEW TWIST ON SHARED RIDES

Uber has launched Uber Express POOL officially after a lengthy trial period that kicked off in San Francisco last November, and has...

Theresa May calls for the Brexit transition to be extended indefinitely beyond December 2020

THERESA MAY CALLS FOR THE BREXIT TRANSITION TO BE EXTENDED INDEFINITELY BEYOND DECEMBER 2020

Theresa May's negotiating paper on the Brexit transition has been leaked to Business Insider. Britain calls for the EU to discuss extending...

 
 
 
Robo advisor Wealthsimple raises £37 million to fuel growth

ROBO ADVISOR WEALTHSIMPLE RAISES £37 MILLION TO FUEL GROWTH

Canadian investment platform Wealthsimple raises £37 million. The startup launched in the US and UK last year and will use the funds...

Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 carrying its first internet demo satellites live here

WATCH SPACEX LAUNCH A FALCON 9 CARRYING ITS FIRST INTERNET DEMO SATELLITES LIVE HERE

SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 with client Hisdesat's PAZ satellite on board today, provided weather remains favorable and everything...

 
 
 
Angry Brits keep reporting KFC to the police because its stores ran out of chicken

ANGRY BRITS KEEP REPORTING KFC TO THE POLICE BECAUSE ITS STORES RAN OUT OF CHICKEN

Darren Staples/Reuters Hundreds of KFC stores in the UK remain shut days after the company experienced a nationwide chicken shortage. New...

Amazon, SunTrust Bank invest in $50 million Atlanta fintech startup

AMAZON, SUNTRUST BANK INVEST IN $50 MILLION ATLANTA FINTECH STARTUP

Greenlight Financial Technology, which has developed an intelligent debit card for children, has scored $16 million from Amazon Alexa...

 
 
 
Anyfin bags €4.8M Series A to let you refinance your existing loans by taking a photo

ANYFIN BAGS €4.8M SERIES A TO LET YOU REFINANCE YOUR EXISTING LOANS BY TAKING A PHOTO

Anyfin, a startup based in Sweden that easily enables you to refinance your existing loans, including by taking a photo, has picked...

Walmart, Loblaw, Metro recall popcorn in Canada; insects found

WALMART, LOBLAW, METRO RECALL POPCORN IN CANADA; INSECTS FOUND

Canadian officials posted a nationwide recall of Great Value brand popcorn from Walmart stores after a consumer complained of finding...

 
 
 
How Will Artificial Intelligence-Powered Customer Service Help Customer Support Agents?

HOW WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE-POWERED CUSTOMER SERVICE HELP CUSTOMER SUPPORT AGENTS?

Automation of services has picked up its fastest pace by now, giving users the much needed facility to fulfill their regular tasks....

Ex-JPMorgan trader turned bitcoin fund manager says ICOs are 'better' than IPOs - but only 5% are worth investing in

EX-JPMORGAN TRADER TURNED BITCOIN FUND MANAGER SAYS ICOS ARE 'BETTER' THAN IPOS - BUT ONLY 5% ARE WORTH INVESTING IN

Danny Masters ran JPMorgan's commodities trading desk in New York in the 1990s. He left to set up his own commodities fund in 2000...

 
 
 
StatusToday scores nearly $4M to grow its AI-powered 'employee insights' service

STATUSTODAY SCORES NEARLY $4M TO GROW ITS AI-POWERED 'EMPLOYEE INSIGHTS' SERVICE

StatusToday, a London startup that is building out AI tech that it claims can help companies better understand their employees and...

The First-Ever Drug to Treat Peanut Allergies Is Coming

THE FIRST-EVER DRUG TO TREAT PEANUT ALLERGIES IS COMING

The world's first peanut-allergy drug is officially on its way. Aimmune Therapeutics, a major US biotech company, just wrapped up a...

 
 
 
Fire Emblem Heroes brings Nintendo nearly one third of a billion dollars in just one year

FIRE EMBLEM HEROES BRINGS NINTENDO NEARLY ONE THIRD OF A BILLION DOLLARS IN JUST ONE YEAR

It was truly a great year for Nintendo and not just due to the success of the Switch, but its mobile gaming business seems to have...

Apple Named World's Most Innovative Company Due to Focus on Hardware and Software Integration

APPLE NAMED WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY DUE TO FOCUS ON HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE INTEGRATION

Fast Company today published its annual rankings of the 50 most innovative companies in the world, and this year, Apple is the number...

 
 
 
The Trump administration just made another big move to reshape the healthcare system

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION JUST MADE ANOTHER BIG MOVE TO RESHAPE THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

The Department of Health and Human Services debuted a new rule expanding the use of short-term health insurance plans. The rule would...

ASUS Releases $429 Windows Mixed Reality Headset

ASUS RELEASES $429 WINDOWS MIXED REALITY HEADSET

Interested consumers may now pre-order the ASUS Mixed Reality Headset from the online retailer B&H. This product offering from the...

 
 
 
7 Black Beauty Companies That Are Making an Impact in Hollywood

7 BLACK BEAUTY COMPANIES THAT ARE MAKING AN IMPACT IN HOLLYWOOD

Between Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's decision to only wear black designers during All Star Weekend to the release of Black Panther,...

Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared - Three Years of Corporate Early-Stage Acceleration

LESSONS LEARNED, LESSONS SHARED - THREE YEARS OF CORPORATE EARLY-STAGE ACCELERATION

A quick New Year's shoutout to everyone with love and care for early-stage acceleration. 2018 marks year four of our METRO Accelerator...

 
 
 
Poor cloud security let hackers mine cryptocurrency on Tesla's dime

POOR CLOUD SECURITY LET HACKERS MINE CRYPTOCURRENCY ON TESLA'S DIME

The strange new breed of malicious cryptocurrency miners spares no one, it seems: Tesla is the latest to be struck by this trendy form...

6D.ai is building AR tech that crowdsources a 3D mesh of the world

6D.AI IS BUILDING AR TECH THAT CROWDSOURCES A 3D MESH OF THE WORLD

Just as the HBO show Silicon Valley skewered the industry's obsession with placing digital mustaches precisely on people's faces, the...