Friday, February 26, 2021

Newness raises $3.5 million for its ‘Twitch for beauty streamers’ – TechCrunch

Newness, a startup co-founded by former Twitch employees, has raised $3.5 million in a Sequoia-led seed round for its live-streaming platform aimed at...

Formula 1 posts record loss for 2020 season

Liberty Media's full-year financial results, which were released on Friday, reveal that F1's income tumbled by 44% for a total loss of...

Free PS Plus March 2021 Games Revealed

February is officially coming to a close and just like with every new month, Sony is offering active PlayStation Plus members a chance...

Brandwatch is acquired by Cision for $450M, creating a PR, marketing and social listening giant – TechCrunch

Online consumer intelligence and social media listening platform Brandwatch has been acquired by Cision, best known for its media monitoring and media contact...

GAMES

Free PS Plus March 2021 Games Revealed

February is officially coming to a close and just like with every new month, Sony is offering active PlayStation Plus members a chance...

Aliens’ Ripley And Xenomorph Join Fortnite

Fortnite's newest season, Zero Point, is uniting some of the greatest hunters in movies, games, and comic books for an epic battle royale...

New Details Emerge On The World Of Halo Infinite

343 Industries has taken to offering up regular monthly check-ups on the status of Halo Infinite as it steers toward its much anticipated...

Bungie Confirms Destiny 2 Transmog Will Arrive In Season 14, Plus “Rewards That Matter” Changes

Bungie confirmed earlier today that Destiny 2: The Witch Queen has been pushed back until 2022. You can read the heartfelt post about...

Final Fantasy VII Has Two Mobile Games On The Way And One Of Them Is A Battle Royale

If you thought the one-two punch announcement of Final Fantasy VII coming to PS5 and its Yuffie-focused content was all the new stuff you were...

Technology

You’ll never believe what this email thread says about the ad-funded ‘open’ web – TechCrunch

Among a number of claims on UK adtech lobby group MOW’s website is the canonical biggie that ‘Advertising...

Latest News

MyHeritage now lets you animate old family photos using deepfakery – TechCrunch

AI-enabled synthetic media is being used as a tool for manipulating real emotions and capturing user data by genealogy service, MyHeritage, which has...

Uber’s Autocab acquisition gets eyed by UK competition watchdog – TechCrunch

Uber’s plan to acquire Autocab, a maker of SaaS for booking and dispatch software for the taxi and...

As launch market matures, space opportunities on the ground take off – TechCrunch

The space economy in the last few years has been in large part driven by the increasing cadence...

MyHeritage now lets you animate old family photos using deepfakery – TechCrunch

AI-enabled synthetic media is being used as a tool for manipulating real emotions and capturing user data by...

Hood: Outlaws & Legends Arrives May 10 On PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, And PC

Hood: Outlaws & Legends has a release date at last. Announced today during The Game Awards 2020, the...

Alibaba ‘dismayed’ by its cloud unit’s ethnicity detection algorithm – TechCrunch

Chinese tech giants have drawn international criticism after research showed they have technologies that enable the authorities to...

TECHNOLOGY

Emerging as an Eastern powerhouse, Earlybird Digital East Fund launches new $242M fund – TechCrunch

Earlybird Digital East Fund — a fund associated with Germany’s Earlybird VC, but operating separately — has launched a €200m ($242m) successor fund....

Gillmor Gang: Strange Days Indeed – TechCrunch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue2LJZFHQMU The place we’re in, the valley of the dolls between the vote and the Inauguration, is overshadowed by the battle to save our...

SpaceX reportedly raises $850M in new funding – TechCrunch

SpaceX has raised a fresh round of funding, totalling $850 million, per a new report by CNBC, citing sources “familiar” with the matter....

Astroscale ships its space junk removal demonstration satellite for March 2021 mission – TechCrunch

Japanese startup Astroscale has shipped its ELSA-d spacecraft to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan, where it will be integrated with a Soyuz...

Indonesian investment platform Ajaib gets $25 million Series A led by Horizons Venture and Alpha JWC – TechCrunch

Ajaib Group, an online investment platform that says it now runs the fifth-largest stock brokerage in Indonesia by number of trades, announced it...

With a reported deal in the wings for Joby Aviation, electric aircraft soars to $10B business – TechCrunch

One year after nabbing $590 million from investors led by Toyota, and a few months after picking up Uber’s flying taxi business, Joby Aviation is reportedly in...

FEATURED

New Cyberpunk 2077 Update Addresses Major Epilepsy Issue

Earlier this week, I opened up about how one of the more dangerous aspects in the game - the braindance sequences - was incidentally designed in a way that medical professionals use to trigger seizures for diagnostic purposes. That...

Gasly: I’m ready to be AlphaTauri F1 team leader in 2021

Gasly scored his breakthrough maiden F1 victory at the Italian Grand Prix last year, helping AlphaTauri to the biggest points total in...

Future Valheim Updates Will Bring More Building And Ship Customization, Possibly Mini-Bosses

Viking survival game Valheim has been a huge hit on Steam since it launched in early access on February 2. Players have already...

Human Capital: The biggest labor stories of 2020 – TechCrunch

Hellllooooo, 2021! Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly newsletter that details the latest in the realms of labor, and diversity and inclusion. Not...

Investors are missing out on Black founders – TechCrunch

Craig J. Lewis Contributor Craig J. Lewis is the founder and CEO of Gig Wage, a simplified fintech payroll platform built for contract workers. I’m a...

Video News

Top 100 subscription apps grew 34% to $13B in 2020, share of total spend remained the same – TechCrunch

Apps saw record downloads and consumer spending in 2020, globally reaching somewhere around $111 billion to $112 billion, according to various estimates. But...

How Roblox’s creator accelerator helps the gaming giant build new platform opportunities – TechCrunch

As Roblox eyes what could be a historic debut on public markets in the coming months, investors who have valued the company at...

Seidl: Outdated F1 infrastructure still a huge McLaren weakness

The Woking-based outfit is coming off the back of an impressive third place in the constructors’ championship this year, having finished best...

Magnussen expected to challenge for F1 title after debut podium

Magnussen finished second in his very first F1 race at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix after being handed a McLaren drive following...

InEvent raises $2M for its virtual conference platform – TechCrunch

InEvent, a startup powering virtual and hybrid events, is announcing that it has raised $2 million in seed funding from Storm Ventures. That’s just...

Podcast: What 2021 tech rules mean for F1

The FIA and F1 have aimed to cut downforce by 10% by bringing in a collection of changes to the floor and...

Sports

FORMULA 1

Verstappen US GP penalty was “toughest decision” – F1 steward

Verstappen passed Kimi Raikkonen for third place on the last lap of the Austin race. However, the Red Bull driver was quickly...

Verstappen: Red Bull RB16’s F1 woes exaggerated in the media

The Dutchman and teammate Alex Albon endured some tricky times throughout the 2020 campaign, with the RB16 suffering from aero anomalies early...

Grosjean ‘surprised’ by Alpine’s F1 management shake-up

The French driver, who is heading to IndyCar this season, was a Renault junior driver for many years and raced for the...

Formula 1 season opener in Australia set for postponement

After seeing its 2020 calendar undergo significant changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, F1 aimed to return to a more regular season...

MOTO GP

Lorenzo ‘never imagined’ Rossi’s SRT MotoGP move

After 15 seasons together from 2004-2010 and 2013-2020, Rossi departed the factory Yamaha outfit at the end of last season after losing...

Rossi: Yamaha engineers listen to riders but do what they want

Yamaha scored the most wins of any manufacturer on the grid in 2020, with Fabio Quartararo and Petronas SRT teammate Franco Morbidelli...

Jonathan Rea wants World Superbike to adopt dropped scores

The latest wave of COVID-19 in Europe has led to renewed fears that the 2021 WSBK season, due to begin in April,...

ADVENTURE

You Need Malou Peterson’s Powdery Goodness In Your Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8MXToWUSJAFor many of us right now, the thought of going waist-deep in powder is both an exhilarating and heartbreaking thought. Exhilarating in that...

Kilian Bron’s ‘Follow The Light’ Is Next Level Good

‘Follow The Light’ sees Kilian Bron doing what he does best in the spectacularly beautiful, and heart-melting, scenery of Cappadocia in Turkey. If...

Watch Cyclists In Australia Getting Grief From Kangaroos

Screenshot: YouTubeKangaroos are loveable in their own way – they are cute, and they may even appear cuddly, but when it comes to...

These Are The World’s Greatest Ever Mountain Biking Memes

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