Wireless broadband startup Starry files to raise up to $125 million

The never-ending quest to kill Comcast is poised to receive some renewed investment as an ambitious startup readies to secure some new cash. Starry, a Boston-based wireless broadband internet startup, has filed to raise up to $125 million in Series D funding according to a Delaware stock authorization filing uncovered …

Lending platform Funding Circle raises £300M in London IPO, valuing it at £1.5B, as investor interest cools

Another fintech startup has made the leap into publicly-traded company: Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lending platform for small and medium businesses that was originally founded in the UK, opened for trading today on the London Stock Exchange. It was a positive, if not stratospheric, debut. Trading under FNIG.L, its stock …

VW’s partnership with self-driving car startup Aurora has ended

A partnership between Volkswagen and self-driving vehicle startup Aurora has ended, according to a report by the Financial Times, citing three people familiar with the matter.  A spokesperson from VW confirmed the news, telling TechCrunch that “activities under our partnership have been concluded.” VW did not provide any further details.  …

FAO Schwarz Has Been Resurrected Just in Time for the Holidays. See What the Iconic Toy Store Looks Like Now

That Big piano is back. FAO Schwarz has returned to New York City with the opening of a new flagship location just ahead of the holiday season. The high-end toy brand opened its doors Friday, November 16, in Manhattan — three years after it shuttered its iconic Fifth Avenue location. …

Amazon's second-gen Echo Show is a huge step up from the original

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) $229.99 View Product The Good Sleeker design • Larger • vibrant display • Clear room-filling audio • Skills that take advantage of screen work great • Really nice entertainment options • Easy setup The Bad Video quality isn’t the best • Many skills underutilize the …

The best UK deals for Monday: MOXKINO fitness trackers, Anker speakers, Amazon devices, and more

Monday morning can often feel like a bit of a drag, especially if you are coming in hot from a big weekend of fun. You have a few options to tackle the Monday morning blues, and some are more appealing than others. You could exercise? No thanks. You could fight …

Square reports Q1 sales of $489M, up 59%, but net loss widens to $38M

After Square issued weak guidance in Q4, all eyes were on the payments company to see what kind of growth it really had in Q1. Results reported today underscored some of the challenges the company is facing. Square’s adjusted revenues were $489 million, up 59 percent year-on-year, with adjusted earnings per share of …

Esports org OverActive Media gets investment from The Weeknd

OverActive Media, the company that owns Splyce esports org and the Overwatch League’s Toronto Defiant team, have announced that The Weeknd (real name: Abel Tesfaye) has invested in the company. In the world of esports, OAM is a big organization — the Toronto-based company, which launched in 2017, has teams …

Modern Fertility raises $15 million to sell its hormone tests — and gather more fertility data from its users

Modern Fertility is a San Francisco-based company that sells fertility tests directly to consumers, but increasingly, those customers will be educating the company, too. Indeed, the two-year-old startup now plans to develop a database of anonymized data about its largely younger demographic. A fresh $15 million in funding led by …

China’s Tencent is raising $6 billion through a bond sale

Tencent, Asia’s largest tech firm, is raising $6 billion after the Hong Kong-listed firm announced a new note sale today. Tencent last tapped the markets when it raised $5 billion in January 2018. This time around, it is offering a five-tranche bond that is almost in line with reports earlier …

Facebook will not remove deepfakes of Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian and others from Instagram

Facebook will not remove the faked videos featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian and President Donald Trump from Instagram, the company said in a statement. Earlier today, Vice News reported on the existence of videos created by the artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe and video and audio manipulation companies including …

Two former Qualcomm engineers are using AI to fix China’s healthcare problem

Artificial intelligence is widely heralded as something that could disrupt the jobs market across the board — potentially eating into careers as varied as accountants, advertising agents, reporters and more — but there are some industries in dire need of assistance where AI could make a wholly positive impact, a …

Upselling and cross-selling techniques for online stores

Upselling and cross-selling techniques are two popular methods to increase the amount a customer spends in a single transaction. Upselling encourages customers to purchase a more expensive and higher-cost item than what they were planning to buy. In contrast, cross-selling entices customers to buy related items providing complementary functionality, and gives …

Use the Free uListing WordPress Plugin to Build a Powerful Business Listings Site Sponsored

Running a listing-based website can be both fun and lucrative. But traditionally, leveraging this type of platform to list real estate, jobs, automobiles or classified ads has been cumbersome and expensive. Building this type of site with WordPress meant investing a good bit of money in multiple plugins, while attempting …

NASA moves to final planning stages for mission to explore 16 Psyche’s full metal asteroid

The value of all the nickel and iron that scientists believe make up 16-Psyche’s potato-shaped asteroid in the outer reaches of the asteroid belt totals some $10,000 quadrillion. It’s an astronomical sum, but NASA’s Psyche mission, which has now received approval to enter the final design and development stages before …