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With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost blood tests to point-of-care medical […]

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Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains $120M from Chinese investors

Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains 0M from Chinese investors Africa focused fintech startup OPay has raised a $120 million Series B round backed by Chinese investors. Located in Lagos and founded by consumer internet company Opera, OPay will use the funds to scale in Nigeria and expand its payments product to […]

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Ford unveils the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric crossover with muscle car roots

Ford unveils the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric crossover with muscle car roots Ford unveiled Sunday ahead of the LA Auto Show the Mustang Mach-E, the highly anticipated all-electric crossover and the first vehicle to come out of Team Edison, the automaker’s dedicated electric vehicle organization. In short: the Mustang Mach-E is different […]

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Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’

Eigen nabs M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’ One of the bigger trends in enterprise software has been the emergence of startups building tools to make the benefits of artificial intelligence technology more accessible to non-tech companies. Today, one that has built a […]

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OpenText buys data backup firm Carbonite for $1.42B

OpenText buys data backup firm Carbonite for .42B Carbonite has agreed to a $1.42 billion purchase by OpenText, an enterprise information management giant, ending weeks of speculation about the anticipated buyout. The deal marks a 78% premium on Carbonite’s share price on September 5, when it was first rumored the company was […]

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By tweeting from a SCIF, House lawmakers put national security at risk

By tweeting from a SCIF, House lawmakers put national security at risk If you thought storming into a highly secured government facility with your electronics but without permission was a smart idea, you’d be wrong. But that didn’t stop Rep. Matt Gaetz and close to three-dozen of his Republican colleagues on Wednesday […]

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Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion to list in Chinese IPO

Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion to list in Chinese IPO Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion will list in an IPO on Shanghai’s STAR Market,  Transsion confirmed to TechCrunch.  The company—which has a robust Africa sales network—could raise up to 3 billion yuan (or $426 million). “The company’s listing-related work is […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee releases first volume of its investigation into Russian election hacking

Senate Intelligence Committee releases first volume of its investigation into Russian election hacking The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released the first volume of its bipartisan investigation into Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. elections. Helmed by Select Committee Chairman Richard Burr, the Republican from North Carolina, and Virginia […]

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Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data security

Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data security A Swiss regulatory agency that Facebook executive David Marcus said in Congressional testimony would be responsible for overseeing data and privacy protections for the company’s newly launched cryptocurrency, Libra, has not been contacted by Facebook, according to […]

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OneTrust raises $200M at a $1.3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules

OneTrust raises 0M at a .3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules GDPR, and the newer California Consumer Privacy Act, have given a legal bite to ongoing developments in online privacy and data protection: it’s always good practice for companies with an online presence to take measures to safeguard people’s […]

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