Third of working parents worry about their children’s mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day and new research from Bupa has found that concerns over mental health is not confined to adults, as a third of employees say they worry about their children’s mental health while at work. The research, conducted among working parents of 4-18 year olds reveals …

A changing world with inbuilt human obsolescence defines first day of CoreNet Global

The  forces that are changing the world, from AI and the current digital and technological transformation, to the short and long-term implications of Brexit, provided many of the key lessons during the first day of the CoreNet Global Summit in Madrid. Opening speaker Anders Indset (session pictured), a business philosopher …

Chelsea Manning released from jail as grand jury expires

Chelsea Manning walked free today for the first time after spending two months in Virginia’s Alexandria Detention Center for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury probing her relationship with WikiLeaks. Gizmodo first reported news that Manning left the facility today. Manning was found to be in contempt of court, …

Researchers are putting fish into augmented reality tanks

Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, while testing the “station keeping” functions of the glass knifefish, have created an augmented reality system that tricks the animal’s electric sensing organs in real time. The fish keeps itself hidden by moving inside of its various holes/homes and the researchers wanted …

Tile partners with BLE chip makers to bring its location-tracking technology to more products

Tile, a company best known for its keychain-style lost item trackers aimed at consumers, is expanding its location-tracking technology to new devices besides its own. The company today announced it has partnered with a number of BLE chip companies to integrate its tracking technology directly onto their chips. Tile’s new partners …

Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product

Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (€40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only ten months ago. Alan is a software-as-a-service startup tackling …

Selling on Facebook: What is Facebook Marketplace and how to use it

In 2016, Facebook launched Marketplace — the social media giant’s version of a virtual classifieds feature. Facebook is known for its innovation and for using user data to make improvements to their platform, and the way they have approached selling on Facebook Marketplace is no different. In its infancy, Facebook …

Lime just pulled its scooters out of Lubbock ahead of tonight’s NCAA game

Fans attending tonight’s NCAA Men’s National Championship basketball game between the University of Virginia and Texas Tech will have numerous ways to get back to their homes and hotels when one team or the other has won, but Lime -branded electric scooters not be among them. Six months after Lime …

ipapi Adds Real-Time Geolocation and IP Data to Your Projects Sponsored

Companies are using IP Geolocation technology at ever-increasing rates. This data is crucial to providing users with a more personalized experience. And, it also serves as an important tool in the quest for security. Thanks to ipapi, developers can add geolocation capabilities to their projects in mere minutes. This REST …

Veratrak wants to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain

Veratrak, a London-based startup that aims to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain, has picked up £1 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Force Over Mass, with participation from Seedcamp, Ascension Ventures, Blockchain Valley Ventures, and Truesight Ventures. A number of individual investors have also backed the young company. …

Hong Kong insurance tech startup OneDegree extends its Series A to a total of $30 million

OneDegree, an insurance technology startup based in Hong Kong, announced today it has extended its Series A round to $30 million, up from the $25.5 million it announced in September. Its extension, which the company is calling its “A2” round, was led by BitRock Capital, an investment firm that focuses …

VW’s new electric hatchback receives 10,000 pre-orders in first 24 hours

Volkswagen opened up pre-orders in Europe at a launch event Wednesday for a special edition of the first model in its new all-electric ID brand. Within 24 hours, the company received more than 10,000 registrations, a result that suggests growing demand for electric vehicles. VW revealed Wednesday the name, some …