Trust and the Remote Workforce [Infographic]

The COVID pandemic has caused many companies to embrace remote work with a sense of uneasiness, but working from home has successfully become the norm in less than 24 months.  54% of employees have even said that they want to continue working from home post-COVID.  What is making remote work so appealing to the workforce?  … Read more

Market Wrap: Analysts See Bitcoin as Still in ‘Bullish Phase,’ Despite Pullbacks

Bitcoin was roughly flat over the past 24 hours, suggesting that investor enthusiasm over the Bitcoin blockchain’s Taproot upgrade is starting to fade. In October some analysts warned the upgrade might already be priced in given BTC’s near-40% rally over the past few months. Still, it remains to be seen whether investors will continue to … Read more

Biden signs $1 trillion infrastructure package into law

On Monday, President Biden signed a historic $1 trillion infrastructure bill aimed at repairing the nation’s roads and bridges along with investing billions into expanding access to broadband internet and bolstering the electrical grid. “For too long, we’ve talked about having the best economy in the world. We’ve talked about asserting American leadership in the … Read more

Mark Cuban’s Fireside app attracts NFL stars and others as backers

Mark Cuban’s Fireside, an interactive platform that is helping creators share their stories with audiences through live and virtual shows, is in advanced stages to close a “seed+” round, two sources familiar with the matter told me. The financing round has already received commitment from investors such as The Chainsmokers, HBSE, Goodwater, Animal Capital and … Read more

Antitrust advocate Zephyr Teachout launches bid for New York attorney general

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images On Monday, progressive tech critic Zephyr Teachout announced that she will run for New York attorney general in 2022. A law professor at Fordham University and a scholar on corruption and antitrust laws, Teachout could push for more strenuous penalties in several major tech antitrust cases. Teachout said earlier this … Read more

Lifen raises $58 million to digitize the healthcare industry

French startup Lifen has raised a $58 million (€50 million) funding round. The startup has been working on digital infrastructure for the healthcare industry, starting with medical reports. Indeed, 600 healthcare facilities are using the product to send and receive medical documents. And each customer is using Lifen intensively as it represents 2 million medical … Read more

E-scooter startup Tier buys Nextbike to double down on commitment to e-bikes

Berlin-based Tier Mobility, one of the largest e-scooter operators in Europe, has just acquired German bike-sharing platform Nextbike. The move signals Tier’s commitment to the same multi-modal approach that competitors like Lime and Voi have followed to take advantage of existing market share. It’s also the latest big acquisition in the micromobility industry that might … Read more

Barbados será el primer país en tener una embajada en el metaverso

En lo que podría ser considerado un paso histórico hacia la legitimación del metaverso, la nación insular de Barbados se prepara para declarar al real estate digital como territorio soberano con el establecimiento de una embajada en el metaverso. El Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Comercio Exterior de Barbados firmó el domingo un acuerdo con … Read more

Peloton sues rivals over alleged patent infringement related to on-demand classes

Kris Holt Contributor Share on Twitter Kris Holt is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Halo Infinite’s free multiplayer mode is available now Honda shows off the latest version of its ‘Autonomous Work Vehicle’ Peloton has filed fresh lawsuits against two of its rivals, iFit and Echelon. It alleges that the … Read more

Mitra Chem takes aim at Chinese dominance of battery materials supply chain

Mitra Future Technologies, also known as Mitra Chem, has raised a $20 million Series A led by billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social Capital Holdings. The startup aims to boost the North American battery supply chain industry that’s currently dominated by China, by producing an iron-based cathode for non-Chinese applications. Taiwanese billionaire Richard Tsai, Fontinalis Partners, … Read more

Steady Interest in Bitcoin Keeps Money Flowing Into Crypto Funds

Digital asset investment products attracted $151 million last week, cooling from prior weeks but still at an elevated level, according to CoinShares’ report Monday. Of this amount, bitcoin-focused funds continue to dominate. The total flows into cryptocurrency funds declined from the fourth straight week, slipping from $174 million last week, according to the report. The … Read more

The world is waking up to driver monitoring systems

Mike Lenné Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Lenné is the chief science and Innovation officer at Seeing Machines. Driver monitoring systems (DMS) are fast becoming the leading automotive safety system in the world. In the United States, rapid growth of Level 2 driving assistance systems such as General Motors’ Super Cruise and Ford’s BlueCruise are … Read more

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