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Twitter Backs ShareChat, Looks to Compete with Facebook in India

Twitter led the latest $100 million round in an Indian social media app ShareChat, according to a TechCrunch report over the weekend,...

Blockchain-Based CleanTech Marketplace Shows Major Benefits and Opportunities, LO3 Report Shows

A test case by Brooklyn-based energy technology firm LO3 Energy has found that buying and selling locally produced renewable energy within towns...

Instagram, Snopes Roll Out New Fact-Checking Features to Address Memes, Satire

Two popular platforms are increasing their efforts to combat online misinformation. Social media giant Instagram and Snopes, a 25-year-old...

UBS ETF Focused on ESG Investing Sets Record in Europe

A UBS exchange-traded fund focused on ESG investing became the first in Europe to exceed €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in assets, showing...

ESG Investing Is Not Just for Millennials: New Study Shows Boomers,...

While millennials may be the generation most associated with social impact investing, other groups are showing strong interest, according to a new...

Einstein’s Banker Ladenburg Backs Millennial ESG Tool

The bank that once took deposits from Albert Einstein is keeping its offerings fresh by investing in a two-year old firm pitching...

Fingerprints, Passwords Left Exposed Online By Flaw In Company Database

A trove of fingerprints, passwords and facial recognition data, supposedly protected, were found exposed and accessible online because the database of a...

Texas Power Shortages, Pricing Spikes Boost Appetite for Renewables & Storage

Electricity prices in Texas spiked to $9,000 per megawatt hour (Mwh) this week as temperatures hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit, fueling demand for...

Augmented Reality Dreams: Snap Tries Again With Spectacles 3

Snap isn’t backing down from its effort to sell video-recording sunglasses, unveiling its third iteration that doubles the cameras and the price. 

U.K. Casts Eye on Future As it Eyes Blockchain for Welfare...

With an eye toward boosting security and efficiency, as well as toward managing an aging population, U.K. officials are considering Blockchain technology...

Verizon Unloads Once-Hot Tumblr For A Song as Media Transition Falters

Verizon dumped the blogging site Tumblr this week for a massive loss, an admission by the wireless company that its ambitious media...

Top-Performing Black Fund Managers Likely to Face Bias, Study Says

Institutional investors are likely to rate white-led investment teams higher than those led by black fund managers that were equal in performance,...

Rite Aid Reaches to Tech Industry for CEO, New Direction

Rite Aid, its stock price dropping and future uncertain, named a female executive with a background in technology to lead the company...

Safety First: Self-Driving Optimus Ride Does Not Overwhelm

Optimus Ride marks its debut week of running New York City’s first test of a driverless shuttle, and it’s had no shortage...

Fish Oil From Canola Seeds Seen Easing Ocean Harvest Pressures

It’s not quite farm-raised fish sticks, but the big agricultural firm Cargill may have moved our food supply a step closer.

Crypto Trading App Robinhood Wins U.K. Approval, Wants to “Democratize Finance...

Robinhood, a U.S.-based owner of a stock-trading app, is heading across the Atlantic as it’s been granted a license to operate by...

Podcasting Stays Hot: Entercom Lands Cadence13, Pineapple Street Media

Dealmaking in the podcasting field is continuing, as companies eyeing rising advertising revenues race for content. Entercom Communications Corp.,...

KKR’s Impact Fund Said to Top $1 Billion on Robust ESG...

KKR & Co.’s fundraising for its first Global Impact Fund surpassed its goal, as bets on investments intended to provide a social...

Climate Change Efforts May Suffer as U.S.-China Trade War Escalates

The fight against climate change may be collateral damage in the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.

Now Is The Time for Private Equity to Combat Climate Change:...

With the increasing pace of natural disasters worldwide, the time is ripe for investors to act on climate change, according to Georgie...

SpaceX, Taking Cue from Uber, Starts Ride-sharing For Satellites

SpaceX is moving ride-sharing to outer space. Taking a hint from fellow unicorn Uber, Elon Musk’s rocket launching company...

Japan’s Flying Car Effort Pays off With NEC’s One-Minute Flight

As one of the world’s most densely populated countries, Japan takes flying cars seriously. And having missed taking the lead on electric...

Google DeepMind Crunching Data, Deploying A.I. to Predict Killer Organ Failure

Lives may be saved if hospitals better predicted sudden downturns in a patient’s health, and were able to see looming organ damage....

Immersive Learning Technology Gains Traction with IBM’s AI Mandarin Projects

If you want to learn Mandarin, living in Beijing would be ideal.  The next best thing? A virtual reality...

Big 4 Networks Sue AT&T-Backed Nonprofit Locast Over Free Web TV

A nonprofit backed by AT&T and Dish that claims to “Free Your TV” by offering free streams of broadcast networks’ local programs,...

Blockchain Company Will Test Word-of-Mouth Marketing Channel For Gen Z

WOM Protocol, maker of a Blockchain-based marketing technology, is employing Gen Z shopping platform Yeay to test young consumers’ preference for viral,...

Facebook’s Video Platform “Watch” Draws Advertisers Wary of YouTube Pitfalls

Advertisers are warming up to Facebook’s nearly two-year-old Watch video platform as they seek an alternative to YouTube, whose problems with sexual...

Italy’s Banfi Among Winemakers Pursuing Sustainability Goals as Consumers Shop Green

Vintage and variety aren’t the only things consumers are searching a wine label for these days.  More than a...

15-Year-Old’s Startup Making Waves by Using Sound to Fight Fires

While 15-year-old Joshua Gao sees a future in his sound waves-based fire extinguishing company, many steps lie ahead before its ready for...

Netflix, YouTube Headed to Tesla’s Self-Driving Vehicles Despite Safety Concerns

Tesla is rolling out entertainment features for its vehicles -- while Wall Street questions the automaker’s profitability and critics continue to voice...
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