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April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn could be rearrested

[TECH NEWS] Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn could be rearrested

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor chairman who was released on $9 million bail last month following three earlier indictments for financial wrongdoing, is being questioned by Tokyo prosecutors and could be rearrested, the Japanese public broadcaster NHK is reporting. NHK showed a video clip of a van leaving Ghosn’s residence Thursday and reported that prosecutors…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Toyota is giving automakers free access to nearly 24,000 hybrid car-related patents

[TECH NEWS] Toyota is giving automakers free access to nearly 24,000 hybrid car-related patents

Toyota said Wednesday it will give royalty-free access to its nearly 24,000 patents related to electrification technology and systems through 2030 in a move that aims to encourage rival automakers to adopt the low-emissions and fuel-saving technology. Collectively the patents represent core technologies that can be applied to the development of various types of electrified…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Ruhnn, a Chinese startup that makes influencers, raises $125M in U.S. IPO

[TECH NEWS] Ruhnn, a Chinese startup that makes influencers, raises $125M in U.S. IPO

Ruhnn, a company that enables influencers to sell through e-commerce and is plotting to change the face of China’s fashion industry, has raised $125 million after it listed on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. The company sold 10 million American Depositary Shares at $12.5 a pop, the midpoint of its expected range. In an earlier filing…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Talking the future of media with Northzone’s Pär-Jörgen Pärson

[TECH NEWS] Talking the future of media with Northzone’s Pär-Jörgen Pärson

We live in the subscription streaming era of media. Across film, TV, music, and audiobooks, subscription streaming platforms now shape the market. Gaming and podcasting could be next. Where are the startup opportunities in this shift, and in the next shift that will occur? I sat down with Pär-Jörgen “PJ” Pärson, a partner at European…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Femtech’s billion-dollar year

[TECH NEWS] Femtech’s billion-dollar year

There are a lot of people who never thought they’d see the day venture capitalists would funnel millions into femtech businesses, direct-to-consumer tampon retailers no less. But that’s our new reality and Cora is proof. San Francisco-based Cora, which develops and sells organic tampons, pads and other personal care products, has just closed a $7.5…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] MIT’s ‘cyber-agriculture’ optimizes basil flavors

[TECH NEWS] MIT’s ‘cyber-agriculture’ optimizes basil flavors

The days when you could simply grow a basil plant from a seed by placing it on your windowsill and watering it regularly are gone — there’s no point now that machine learning-optimized hydroponic “cyber-agriculture” has produced a superior plant with more robust flavors. The future of pesto is here. This research didn’t come out…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] The uncertain future of shared electric scooters

[TECH NEWS] The uncertain future of shared electric scooters

Cities all over the world have seen an influx of two-wheeled, electric kick scooters on the road over the last couple of years. Scooters from the likes of Bird, Lime, Spin, Uber’s JUMP, Lyft and others are all trying to own the first and the last mile. The first mile is often understood as the…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] HyperSciences raises an untraditional $9.6M for its hypersonic drilling vision

[TECH NEWS] HyperSciences raises an untraditional $9.6M for its hypersonic drilling vision

We profiled HyperSciences in February, when the team had just successfully completed a launch milestone for a small business grant with NASA. The last time we checked in, the hypersonic drilling company had raised about $5 million as part of an untraditional Reg A offering. By the end of March, HyperSciences rounded out its first…
April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Beats’ Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game

[TECH NEWS] Beats’ Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game

AirPods are far and away the leader in the world of fully wireless earbuds. New numbers out this week give Apple’s headphones a commanding 60 percent of the market, and a second-gen release is likely to help the company maintain its top position. But Apple’s got a lot of competition these days, like a solid…
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