Sony will reportedly host a PlayStation 5 showcase on June 3. New information suggests Sony executives are adamant about hosting a polished and ‘professional’ event. This approach has reportedly led to frustration among developers penciled in to showcase their games at multiple cancelled events. New information suggests Sony might have held a PS5 event earlier,…
Connexity, a lead-gen platform for online retailers, has acquired Skimlinks, a UK platform for publishers to make money through affiliate links. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. According to Crunchbase, Skimlinks had raised a total of $25.5M and reached a late a Series C stage of funding, the final round coming from Frog Capital which…
London-based Greyparrot, which uses computer vision AI to scale efficient processing of recycling, has bagged £1.825 million (~$2.2M) in seed funding, topping up the $1.2M in pre-seed funding it had raised previously. The latest round is led by early stage European industrial tech investor Speedinvest, with participation from UK-based early stage b2b investor, Force Over…
Economic growth, jobs, and spending are slowing down, posing a threat to the U.S. stock market. Economists warn a -4% economic growth rate in 2020, down from -0.2% in March. Fear of missing out (FOMO) is leading the ongoing rally, but gloomy data shows it may be short-lived. Three key data points in growth, jobs,…
Meniga, the London-headquartered fintech that provides digital banking technology to some of the world’s largest banks, has closed a €8.5 million in additional funding. Described primarily as a “strategic investment,” the round is led by Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France, alongside Portugal’s Grupo Crédito Agrícola and long-standing strategic partner UniCredit. All three…
One journalist is teasing some big Sega news for June 4th. June 3rd is the group’s 60th anniversary. Could Sega be prepping to re-enter the console war? 2020 is the year of the next-generation console. The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are slated to launch this holiday season. But there may be new hardware…
TikTok isn’t the only new media app with Chinese background that’s making waves in the U.S. News Break, a news app founded by China’s media veteran Jeff Zheng with teams in Beijing, Shanghai, Seattle and Mountain View, has been sitting among the top three news apps in the U.S. App Store since March, according to…
DHL has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of MallforAfrica.com — a Nigerian digital-retail startup. Link Commerce offers a white-label solution for doing digital-sales in emerging markets. Retailers can plug into the company’s e-commerce platform to create a web-based storefront that manages payments and logistics. With the…
Dishcraft Robotics has a simple pitch to corporate kitchens and restaurants that could potentially save tons of single use plastic, non-compostable takeout containers, dishware and cutlery from ending up landfills. Use its cleaning service that will drop off all the clean, reusable dishware and cutlery a restaurant or corporate kitchen could possibly need in the…
Ximena Aleman Contributor Ximena Aleman is co-founder and chief business development officer at Prometeo, an open banking platform that serves Latin America. It may have entered the game later than other leading regions such as Europe and North America, but Latin America’s fintech industry is dynamic and growing fast. The sector was recently given a…
Twitch signs new exclusivity deals with high-profile streamers Summit1G, Dakotaz, and JoshOG. The move comes after streamers like Shroud and Ninja left the platform to sign exclusive deals with rival platform Mixer. These deals suggest that Twitch is more scared of other streaming platforms than previously thought. Popular streamers Summit1G, Dakotaz, and JoshOG have signed…
The same day Donald Trump took to Twitter to threaten to regulate or shut down social media sites, the U.S. appeals court in Washington D.C. dismissed a lawsuit accusing top tech companies of silencing conservative voices. Filed in 2018 by nonprofit Freedom Watch and rightwing gadfly Laura Loomer, the suit accused Apple, Facebook, Twitter and…
WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max launched today with a couple of conspicuous absences from the list of supported devices — Max is not yet available on Roku or Amazon’s Fire TV. It sounds like this isn’t just a technical issue that will be fixed imminently. WarnerMedia’s vice president of communications Chris Willard told USA Today…
Emmanuel Bamfo is used to fighting uphill battles. Still, his latest fight, with the city of San Francisco, may well destroy his business if he doesn’t win it, and quickly. Bamfo is the co-founder and CEO of Globe, a year-old, six-person startup that connects customers with rooms in people’s mostly urban homes. Think Airbnb, except…
Augmented reality filters on Instagram are picking up some new tricks with the latest update to Facebook’s Spark AR platform. Spark AR has been making pretty consistent updates to the feature sets developers can play with in creating AR filters since it exited closed beta on Instagram last year. Today, Facebook added some new functionality…
Jeffrey Epstein documentary “Filthy Rich” is out on Netflix. His “outrageous deal” is highlighted, at a time when Americans have witnessed some outrageously tragic deals. This contrast of justice could be too much for the public to accept. The documentary “Filthy Rich” just hit Netflix. It documents the secret and seedy underworld of billionaire Jeffrey…