U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has chalked up another small legal victory against Apple in another patent litigation suit. A jury in a U.S. federal court in San Diego found Friday that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31M for infringing three patents, per Reuters. Qualcomm has filed a number of patent suits against …

Tencent CEO warns companies must keep innovating to survive amid US-China tensions

On Tuesday, Tencent’s usually low-profile founder and CEO Pony Ma made rare comments to weigh in on escalating tensions between the United States and China, calling domestic tech companies to build more self-reliance in a bid to stay competitive. “China has come to the forefront of development. There is less …

Acting as the data integrator between hospitals and digital health apps brings Redox $33 million

Investors have forked over $33 million in a new round of funding for Redox, hoping that the company can execute on its bid to serve as the link between healthcare providers and the technology companies bringing new digital services to market. The financing comes just two months after Redox sealed …

Georges raises $11.2 million for its accounting automation tool

Meet Georges, a French startup that wants to help freelancers, doctors and lawyers when it comes to accounting. With Georges, you can get rid of your accountant altogether and switch to a software-as-a-service product. Alven is leading today’s round with other investors also participating. Automated accounting is an interesting space. …

Justice Department charges Chinese hacker for 2015 Anthem breach

U.S prosecutors have brought charges against a Chinese national for his alleged involvement of the 2015 data breach at health insurance giant Anthem, which resulted in the theft of 78 million medical records. Fujie Wang, 32, and other unnamed members of a China-based hacking group, are charged with four counts …

Lance Armstrong’s Next Ventures targets $75M

Next Ventures, an investment firm led by Lance Armstrong, has filed to raise $75 million for its debut venture capital fund. According to paperwork submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this morning, Armstrong and Next Ventures general partner Lionel Conacher have so far attracted $24.5 million from limited …

Shedul, the booking platform for salons and spas, raises $20M Series B at a $105M valuation

Shedul, the online booking platform for salons and spas, has raised $20 million in Series B investment of, valuing the company at $105 million. The round was led by Paris headquartered VC Partech, with participation from Berlin-based Target Global, Dubai-based BECO Capital, and New York’s FJ Labs. In addition, personal …

‘Apollo: Missions to the Moon’ brings the history of space exploration to life

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, National Geographic has plans for an entire Space Week of programming, kicking off Sunday night with the premiere of a new documentary called “Apollo: Missions to the Moon.” It’s a story that’s been told many times, including in last year’s Neil …

Facebook says it filed a US lawsuit to shut down a follower-buying service in New Zealand

Facebook is cracking down on services that promise to help Instagram users buy themselves a large following on the photo app. The social network said today that it has filed a lawsuit against a New Zealand-based company that operates one such ‘follower-buying service.’ The suit is in a U.S. court …

In addition to urban air mobility, why not rural air mobility?

Jeff Miller Contributor Share on Twitter Jeff Miller is the retired executive vice president of marketing at Aerion Supersonic and an aerospace marketing consultant. Personal air vehicles — those nifty electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft — have become one of the hottest aviation concepts since the Wright Flyer …

This service could finally make you 'good with money'

Like exercising regularly or refraining from hitting the snooze button seven times each morning, managing (and inevitably saving) money is one of those things we know we should do but don’t. Numbers are confusing, right? And who would want to spend their free time looking over bank statements and invoices?  But if …

MultiVu raises $7M seed round for its next-gen 3D sensor

MultiVu, a Tel Aviv-based startup that is developing a new 3D imaging solution that only relies on a single sensor and some deep learning smarts, today announced that it has raised a $7 million seed round. The round was led by crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, Cardumen Captial and Hong Kong’s Junson …

The Key to an Effective Social Media Strategy for Writers

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WRITERS The Key to an Effective Social Media Strategy for Writers Brianna Barcena, Guest Blogger Whether you’re a writer of nonfiction—blogs, articles, technical and nonfiction writing—or an author of books and fiction, you know how important it is to be active and engaged on social media. It …

How to use Pinterest for interior designers

Pinterest is one of the world’s top resources for finding inspiration, making it more important than ever for your interior design company to have a presence on this incredible online database. Pinterest is an ideal resource for driving traffic to your website, building your brand, connecting with potential customers, and establishing …

These humanoid robots can autonomously navigate cinder block mazes thanks to IHMC

Programming robots to walk on flat, even ground is difficult enough, but Florida’s Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) is talking the grander challenge of making sure bipedal robots can successfully navigate rough terrain. The research organization has been demonstrating its work in this area since 2016, but its …