JW Player raises $100M to build subscriptions and other monetization tools around its video software

JW Player, a very early mover in the market for online video technology — it powered YouTube’s first video player, before Google acquired it and it built its own — has long been profitable through a business model of providing one-to-many video streaming tools to publishers and ot…

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WeWork India exposed visitors’ personal information and selfies

Visitor names, email addresses, phone numbers, and selfies were exposed to the internet.

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TikTok says ‘Project Texas’ will bolster security for U.S. users in wake of China data access concerns

Over the weekend, TikTok wrote to Republican Senators to assure them that it’s working on a program called “Project Texas” to bolster data security for U.S.-based users. This was in response to the Senators’ letter to the company dated June 27 that questioned its data access…

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Musculoskeletal medical startups race to enter personalized health tech market

Several personalized health tech startups hope to reinvent care for patients suffering from musculoskeletal (MSK) medical conditions and chronic pain.

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Google and India’s Jio Platforms announce budget Android smartphone JioPhone Next

Indian telecom giant Jio Platforms and Google on Thursday unveiled the JioPhone Next, an affordable Android smartphone that will eventually launch across world.

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5 policies Washington should enact to end the climate crisis and joblessness

The problems we seek to address may be unique to our time, but the source of our solutions remains the same: expanding entrepreneurial activity.

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Microsoft announces Windows 11, generally available by the holidays

After weeks of leaks and hype, Microsoft today officially announced Windows 11, the next version of its desktop operating system. While the company may have once said that Windows 10 was the last version of Windows, forgoing major point launches for a regular cadence of bi-annual upgrades, but it c…

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Accept.inc secures $90M in debt and equity to scale its digital mortgage lending platform

A lot of startups were built to help people make all-cash offers on homes with the purpose of gaining an edge against other buyers, especially in ultra-competitive markets.  Accepti.inc is a Denver-based company that is attempting to create a new category in real estate technology. To help scale it…

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You can share tweets directly to Instagram Stories now

It’s a little thing, but one worth savoring. If you’re tired of your Instagram feed mostly being a chaotic mashup of screencapped tweets and reshared TikToks, well, those things probably aren’t going away but one is about to look a lot better. Twitter just added the capability to …

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Deliveroo defeats another workers’ rights challenge in UK courts

Deliveroo has had another win in the U.K. courts, beating back an appeal by the IWGB union which has sought for years to challenge the gig platform over couriers’ rights but has continued to fail to overturn the company’s classification of riders as self-employed. The latest appeals cou…

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BMW i Ventures invests in autonomous truck technology company Kodiak Robotics

BMW’s Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm is investing in Kodiak Robotics, a company that develops autonomous trucking technology.  Kodiak will use the funds to build out a safety case for its self-driving tech stack so it can more quickly commercialize. It will also work on hiring fresh talen…

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