How the coronavirus outbreak will stress-test startups
How the coronavirus outbreak will stress-test startups

- 3 days agoEli Cahan Contributor Share on Twitter Eli Cahan is a medical student at NYU on leave to complete a master’s in health policy at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessey Scholar. His research addresses the effectiveness, economics, and ethics of (digital) health innova…...

Latin America roundup: Softbank adds $1B, Stori raises $10M and Grow Mobility puts on the brakes
Latin America roundup: Softbank adds $1B, Stori raises $10M and Grow Mobility puts on the brakes

- 2 weeks agoAfter investing nearly $2 billion of its Innovation Fund in Latin America in 2019, Softbank announced this month that it would add an additional $1 billion into the fund to continue supporting tech startups across the region. While the Japanese investor faces…...

Pinterest adds DoorDash exec and Caviar Lead Gokul Rajaram to its board
Pinterest adds DoorDash exec and Caviar Lead Gokul Rajaram to its board

- 2 weeks agoPinterest is bringing on a new board member. The company announced today it’s appointed Gokul Rajaram, Caviar Lead at soon-to-go-public DoorDash to its Board of Directors and as a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The addition signa…...

Tim Draper puts $1M into the Aragon blockchain project to create digital courts
Tim Draper puts $1M into the Aragon blockchain project to create digital courts

- 3 weeks agoIn the murky world of crypto and blockchain, taking disputes to a traditional court would either land both the plaintiff and the defendant in jail or confuse the court to the point of total befuddlement. You can just imagine the scenario: “What is a DAO?” “It…...

Facebook pushes EU for dilute and fuzzy Internet content rules
Facebook pushes EU for dilute and fuzzy Internet content rules

- 4 weeks agoFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is in Europe this week — attending a security conference in Germany over the weekend where he spoke about the kind of regulation he’d like applied to his platform ahead of a slate of planned meetings with digital heavyweights …...

Simple digital strategies to take your business to the next level
Simple digital strategies to take your business to the next level

- 1 week agoWith the increasing pace of innovation in technology and communication, taking your awesome biz ideas from go to “whoa” can feel overwhelming at times. Thankfully, there are still a few tried and tested strategies that will help ensure your transformation int…...

Men’s at-home health startup Vault takes in $30 million from Tiger Global
Men’s at-home health startup Vault takes in $30 million from Tiger Global

- 2 days agoVault, an at-home healthcare practice specializing men’s medicine has announced the raise of $30 million in funding from Tiger Capital Group, Declaration Capital and Redesign Health to reach more potential patients and expand to more areas beyond New York, Fl…...

An Innovation Challenge to Sustain Diverse Media
An Innovation Challenge to Sustain Diverse Media

- 2 weeks agoMost communities in North America are diverse. They are comprised of people of various ethnicities, income levels, and countries of origin. In a lot of cases these diverse audiences are not effectively represented in the pages of their local news publication …...

Are Apple and Google Illegally Crushing Competitors? Experts Opinions Clash Before Congress
Are Apple and Google Illegally Crushing Competitors? Experts Opinions Clash Before Congress

- 3 days agoA Senate subcommittee on Tuesday took aim at what one witness described as a “dire threat” to the digital marketplace—the processes by which “platform monopolists” such as Google allegedly maintain a stranglehold over the range of apps and services most commo…...

Google cancels Cloud Next because of coronavirus
Google cancels Cloud Next because of coronavirus

- 2 weeks agoGoogle today announced that it is canceling the physical part of Cloud Next, its cloud-focused event and its largest annual conference by far with around 30,000 attendees, over concerns around the current spread of COVID-19. Given all of the recent conference…...

Hitachi Vantara acquires what’s left of Containership
Hitachi Vantara acquires what’s left of Containership

- 3 days agoHitachi Vantara, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi that focuses on building hardware and software to help companies manage their data, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Containership, one of the earlier players in the container ecosystem…...

Funding 21 news projects in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey
Funding 21 news projects in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey

- 4 weeks agoFinding new and meaningful ways to engage readers is a hot topic for news organizations of any size, and the first Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa prompted a myriad of different approaches. The GNI Inno…...

Gaming-focused investment firm Bitkraft closes in on at least $140 million for its second fund
Gaming-focused investment firm Bitkraft closes in on at least $140 million for its second fund

- 3 weeks agoEsports, video games and the innovations that enable them now occupy a central space in the cultural and commercial fabric of the tech world. For the investment firm Bitkraft Esports Ventures, the surge in interest means a vast opportunity to invest in the bu…...

Google Cloud goes after the telco business with Anthos for Telecom and its Global Mobile Edge Cloud
Google Cloud goes after the telco business with Anthos for Telecom and its Global Mobile Edge Cloud

- 1 week agoGoogle Cloud today announced a new solution for its telecom customers: Anthos for Telecom. You can think of this as a specialized edition of Google’s container-based Anthos multi-cloud platform for both modernizing existing applications and building new ones …...

Getting tech right in Iowa and elsewhere requires insight into data, human behavior
Getting tech right in Iowa and elsewhere requires insight into data, human behavior

- 4 weeks agoBuilding a technical solution without doing the user-research to see what people really need runs the risk of reducing credibility and further eroding trust....

We spoke to Verizon's SVP of Technology and Planning about the digital transformation of telecoms
We spoke to Verizon's SVP of Technology and Planning about the digital transformation of telecoms

- 3 weeks agoThis story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech subscribers earlier today. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Disruptive forces are reshaping the …...

Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B
Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B

- 3 weeks agoDell Technologies announced today that it was selling legacy security firm RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group. Other investors include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners. RSA came to D…...

Alipay owner Ant Financial takes minority stake in Klarna
Alipay owner Ant Financial takes minority stake in Klarna

- 1 week agoSome big moves in the payments platform space: Ant Financial Group, the owner of China’s Alipay payment platform has announced it’s taking a minority stake in Swedish payments platform Klarna — which has a strong European presence and a flagship product that …...

Andreessen makes Ribbon Health the first investment from its $750 million new healthcare fund
Andreessen makes Ribbon Health the first investment from its $750 million new healthcare fund

- 2 weeks agoOne of the biggest roadblocks to reducing costs in the American healthcare system is the system’s inherent lack of transparency. Most healthcare networks and hospital systems can’t even accurately account for the doctors that they manage and which insurance p…...

Metro Bank partnered with ezbob to enhance its digital lending offering for businesses
Metro Bank partnered with ezbob to enhance its digital lending offering for businesses

- 3 days agoThis story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. By leveraging the UK-based fintech's …...

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