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GM partners, invests in OneD Battery Sciences in quest for cheap, energy-dense EV batteries

General Motors and OneD Battery Sciences are teaming up on a joint research venture into building more efficient batteries for electric vehicles. The partnership will focus on using OneD’s silicon n

Argo AI’s robotaxis officially available via Lyft in Austin

Ride-hailing giant Lyft and autonomous vehicle technology company Argo AI are now officially offering public robotaxi service in Austin, Texas. This is the second city in which Lyft and Argo are opera

Amazon raises hourly wages by about $1 amid increasing union pressure

Last year, Amazon spent over $4.3 million on anti-union consultants alone, to which labor advocates asked, why not just pay that money to workers? Now, Amazon will do just that. Over the next year, Am

Twitter is rolling out podcasts to Blue subscribers on Android

Twitter is rolling out its redesigned Spaces tab, which includes podcasts, to Twitter Blue subscribers on Android. The Android launch comes a few weeks after Blue subscribers on iOS got access to pod

Amazon’s iRobot deal faces renewed scrutiny from Dems

A new letter penned by Senate and House Democrats accuses Amazon of “anticompetitive” practices in its bid to purchase Roomba-maker, iRobot, for $1.7 billion. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warre

Roku will now work with Nielsen to track cross-media viewership

Today, Nielsen announced that Roku plans to enable four-screen measurement across desktop, mobile, connected TV, and traditional TV. This is the first time Roku will use the digital methodology, Niels

As extreme weather events worsen, 7Analytics meshes AI and big data to predict flooding

Anyone who has followed global news events of late will have noticed the devastating floods that have engulfed pretty much every corner of the world, from the U.S. and Europe, to Africa, Australia, an

Sky.Garden, Kenya’s Amazon-style marketplace, faces closure after funding fell through

The future of Kenya-based Sky.Garden — an Amazon-style marketplace for third-party merchants to sell electronics, home goods and more — is in the balance after the startup failed to clos

Studio’s private group camcorder app lets friends create ‘episodes’ by combining 10-second videos

As younger consumers are shifting to social apps that focus on video and more personal forms of social networking, a new social app called Studio, launching today, is introducing a group camcorder exp

Arcade scores $7.5M seed to make it simple to build a product demo

Software product marketers typically are charged with creating demos for potential customers. These let people who are interested in the product see how a function inside an application works as a way

How to make coaching work for your sales team

To realize the power of personalized coaching, sales leaders should create a coaching culture that supports their team at every level of their career.

Stockholm-based Ripe helps product-led B2B companies find the ripest leads in their customer base

Swedish startup Ripe raised a $2 million pre-seed to aid companies with product-led growth.

TripActions reportedly files to go public at $12 billion valuation

TripActions is said to have filed confidentially to go public in the third quarter of next year at a $12 billion valuation. Citing an unnamed source, Business Insider broke the news on Wednesday that

YouTube will show personal stories of patients in search results for health-related queries

YouTube announced Wednesday that it will show a new section called “Personal Stories” in search results starting this week when users enter health-related queries. The company said when pe

Latin American NFT marketplace Minteo raises $4.3M seed round

The major hype around NFTs may have died down a bit since the crypto subsector took off last year, but that isn’t stopping startups from building and raising capital in the space. Minteo, a Latin Am

Ox Security lands $34M in seed funding to strengthen software supply chains

The rise in software supply chain attacks, like the SolarWinds hack, prompted last year’s executive order from the Biden Administration requiring vendors to provide a software bill of materials (SBO

Airplane lands $32M in new cash to make it easier for companies to build internal dev tools

Software-as-a-service dev platform Airplane today closed a $32 million Series B funding round led by Thrive Capital with participation from Benchmark, bringing the startup’s total raised to $40.

Detectify secures $10M more to expand its ethical hacking platform

Detectify, a security platform that employs ethical hackers to conduct attacks designed to highlight vulnerabilities in corporate systems, today announced that it raised $10 million in follow-on fundi

Klaus secures fresh capital to automatically categorize and score customer interactions

Martin Kõiva was at Pipedrive, leading the company’s customer support organization, when he says he came to the realization that the best way to prevent bad customer interactions is to analyze

Adobe rolls out Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2023 with AI-powered features

In a bid for the TikTok, YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels crowd, Adobe today announced updates to Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements — its lightweight photo and video editing software bundle
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