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Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in Internet services company Opera has come under a short-sell assault based on allegations of predatory lending practices by its fintech products in Africa. Hindenburg Research issued a report claiming (among other things) that Opera’s finance products in Nigeria and […]

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Mobileye takes aim at Waymo

Mobileye takes aim at Waymo Mobileye has built a multi-billion-dollar business supplying automakers with computer vision technology that powers advanced driver assistance systems. It’s a business that last year generated nearly $1 billion in sales for the company. Today, 54 million vehicles on the road are using Mobileye’s computer vision technology. In […]

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NextNav raises $120M to deploy its indoor positioning tech to find people in skyscrapers

NextNav raises 0M to deploy its indoor positioning tech to find people in skyscrapers NextNav LLC has raised $120 million in equity and debt to commercially deploy an indoor-positioning system that can pinpoint a device’s location — including what floor it’s on — without GPS . The company has developed what it […]

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Delta Air Line’s startup partnerships are fueling innovation

Delta Air Line’s startup partnerships are fueling innovation For the first time, this year Delta Air Lines had a large presence at CES. The carrier used much of its space to highlight the “parallel reality” screens developed by Misapplied Sciences and Sarcos Robotics, which brought its latest Guardian exoskeleton. At the show, […]

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Comcast launches SportsTech startup accelerator with NASCAR and others

Comcast launches SportsTech startup accelerator with NASCAR and others Comcast NBCUniversal believes its can access startup innovation while supporting future Olympic gold-medalists. The American mass media company launched its new SportsTech accelerator today, based in part, on that impetus. TechCrunch attended a briefing with Comcast execs at 30 Rock NYC to learn […]

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R.I.P. Goofy Times

R.I.P. Goofy Times A strange new sensation has settled across the tech industry, one so foreign, so alien, it’s almost hard to recognize. A sense that some great expectations are being radically revised downwards; that someone has turned down a previously unquenchable money spigot; that unit economics can matter even when you’re […]

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Who will the winners be in the future of fintech?

Who will the winners be in the future of fintech? Nik Milanovic Contributor Share on Twitter Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. More posts by this contributor Fintech’s next decade will look radically different Libra’s critics […]

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Reinventing the relationship between workers and tech

Reinventing the relationship between workers and tech Rachel Kornberg Contributor Share on Twitter Rachel Korberg is a program officer with the Ford Foundation’s Future of Work(ers) initiative, which seeks to build a more just and inclusive future for workers in our rapidly changing economy. A young father and kitchen worker in Pittsburgh […]

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Lyft deploys 200 long-range EVs for its rideshare rental fleet in Colorado

Lyft deploys 200 long-range EVs for its rideshare rental fleet in Colorado Lyft is making 200 new long-range EVs available to rideshare drivers as part of its Express Drive program, the company revealed today. Express Drive is a program that Lyft offers to provide rental cars to drivers on its platform, as […]

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Lyft is adding Chrysler Pacificas to its AV fleet and opening a new dedicated self-driving test facility

Lyft is adding Chrysler Pacificas to its AV fleet and opening a new dedicated self-driving test facility Lyft has another year of building out its autonomous driving program under its belt, and the ride-hailing company has been expanding its testing steadily throughout 2019. The company says that it’s now driving four times […]

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