Software snafus abound, Nuro makes more cuts and VinFast takes the SPAC road

Welcome back to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Automakers have been struggling with software development fo

Microsoft makes strategic investment into, integrates its services into Teams tapped into a new wave of businesses wanting their own native apps with a turnkey approach, accelerated by the rapid digitization of life during the pandemic. That led to led to a $100 mill

Inside Hyundai’s plan to turn software into a profit machine

The car industry is in the midst of its biggest transformation since the first Model T rolled off the assembly line. And no, it’s not just about shifting to electric vehicles. It’s about s

Otterize raises $11.5M to help developers securely connect software services

Tomer Greenwald, Uri Sarid and Ori Shoshan, software developers by trade, found themselves building and configuring software authentication and authorization mechanisms repeatedly — each time wi

VCs still think work software is a wise investment

VCs haven't given up faith in work software, according to a new Deloitte report — even in a period of economic uncertainty.

MentorcliQ raises over $80 million to grow its employee mentoring software and services

For years, Phil George was the executive sponsor of a mentoring program at McMaster-Carr, an industrial hardware supplier, where he spent weeks trying to match program participants with only scant inf

VW’s software unit Cariad launches app store to bring Spotify, TikTok and hundreds more to vehicles

Dozens of apps — including Spotify, Amazon Music, TikTok and gaming hubs Vector Unit and FRVR — are headed to VW Group brands, beginning with Audi, thanks to a new app store launched by it

Bitwise Industries lands $80M to expand its sprawling software dev business

In 2013, Irma Olguin Jr. — a third-generation Mexican American and the first in her family to go to college — was working on making coding instruction available to disadvantaged members of

Mercedes partners with Google to bring Maps and YouTube into its vehicles

Mercedes-Benz and Google have struck a long-term partnership designed to give the German automaker control over its IP and marketplace while offering drivers navigation, maps and YouTube provided by t

Hyundai, Kia rolling out free software to combat viral car theft videos on YouTube, TikTok

Hyundai and Kia may finally have a solution to a theft problem that has dragged on for more than two years, led to class action lawsuits and plagued law enforcement and car owners throughout the Unite

Code-generating platform Magic challenges GitHub’s Copilot with $23M in VC backing

Magic, a startup developing a code-generating platform similar to GitHub’s Copilot, today announced that it raised $23 million in a Series A funding round led by Alphabet’s CapitalG with parti

Needles to say, Ghostline drags tattoo stencil making ‘inkto’ the current millennium

Some of us are fans of dip-n-rip tattoos with very little planning. Who cares? It’s not like tattoos are permanent, right? Others prefer a slightly more measured approach. If you’ve ever g

Crowdbotics raises $40M to help devs build apps from modular code

Crowdbotics, a software development platform with a library of prebuilt app architectures, today announced that it raised $40 million in a Series B round led by NEA with participation from Homebrew, J

Copilot lands $10M to help service businesses build digital customer experiences

Copilot, a platform aimed at helping companies, including marketing agencies, accounting firms and law firms, run and grow their businesses, today announced that it raised $10 million in a Series A fu

Environmental health and safety software is now a hot commodity

Environmental health and safety (EHS) software is having a moment. One report predicts that it'll be worth $2.7 billion by 2027.

Retool launches Workflows to go beyond the front end

Since its launch in 2017, Retool has made a name for itself by offering developers an easier way to build line-of-business apps for their internal users. Unlike the many low-code/no-code tools on the

Colorado-based SpringTime Ventures pivots its focus for new $25 million fund

Denver-based SpringTime announced a $25 million second fund to cut checks ranging from $400,000 to $600,000 into U.S.-based seed-stage software companies.

How Volvo is leaning on software to drive its next great safety revolution

Volvo is one of those brands with a core identity so firmly cemented that no amount of marketing can counter it. Volvo is safety first. Even if you don’t know the details of their involvement wi

What the CHIPS and Science Act means for the future of the semiconductor industry

A look at how the CHIPS Act and Executive Order 14028 relate, what they mean for semiconductor firms and why the highs and lows of American semiconductor manufacturing boil down to one thing: Security

‘Top Widgets’ soars to No. 1 on the App Store, displacing BeReal, as iOS 16 customization takes off

As iOS 16 Lock Screen customization takes off, an iPhone personalization app called Top Widgets has soared to the No. 1 spot on the U.S. App Store’s top free apps list, displacing BeReal. The Si
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