Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M

Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M

South Korea has got its third unicorn startup after Viva Republica, the company beyond popular payment app Toss, announced it has raised an $80 million round at a valuation of $1.2 billion. This new round is led by U.S. firms Kleiner Perkins and Ribbit Capital, both of which cut their first checks for Korea with this Read more about Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M[…]

Coinbase abandons its cautious approach with plan to list up to 30 new cryptocurrencies

Coinbase abandons its cautious approach with plan to list up to 30 new cryptocurrencies

Coinbase is the most conservative exchange in cryptoland, largely because it operates in the U.S. under the watchful eye of the SEC. The $8 billion-valued company trades fewer than ten cryptocurrencies to consumers but on Friday announced it announced a major expansion that could see it list up to 30 new tokens. The company said it is Read more about Coinbase abandons its cautious approach with plan to list up to 30 new cryptocurrencies[…]

Grab invests $100M into India’s OYO to expand its budget hotel service in Southeast Asia

Grab invests $100M into India’s OYO to expand its budget hotel service in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab has made its most ambitious investment to date after it backed India-headquartered budget hotel network OYO to the tune of $100 million. The investment was part of a $1 billion Series E round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund that closed back in September. The deal was first made public via a Read more about Grab invests $100M into India’s OYO to expand its budget hotel service in Southeast Asia[…]

Give the Gift of Thrills This Holiday with Deals from Xbox One

Give the Gift of Thrills This Holiday with Deals from Xbox One

It is the holiday season, and to celebrate, we are sharing Xbox One deals on consoles and accessories to get you ready for some winter gaming. Starting today, you can save $50 on any Xbox One bundle, including Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console, and Xbox One S, the best value in gaming Read more about Give the Gift of Thrills This Holiday with Deals from Xbox One[…]

Brazilian long term rentals service QuintoAndar raises $64M Series C

Brazilian long term rentals service QuintoAndar raises $64M Series C

There’s quite a bit wrong with real estate in Brazil, according to QuintoAndar founder and CEO Gabriel Braga. Those seeking long term rentals in big Brazilian cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are throttled by bureaucratic policies that enforce outrageously expensive deposits, the requirement of local cosigners and sky-high insurance fees. On the Read more about Brazilian long term rentals service QuintoAndar raises $64M Series C[…]

Phiar raises $3 million for an AR navigation app for drivers

Phiar raises $3 million for an AR navigation app for drivers

Augmented reality is a very buzzy space, but the fundamental technologies underpinning it are pushing boundaries across a lot of other verticals. Tech like machine learning, object recognition and visual mapping tech are the pillars of plenty of new ventures, enabling there to be companies that thrive in the overlap. Phiar (pronounced fire) is building Read more about Phiar raises $3 million for an AR navigation app for drivers[…]

Switch Port Of ABZÛ Created Many "Technical Challenges" For The Dev Team At Room 8

Switch Port Of ABZÛ Created Many "Technical Challenges" For The Dev Team At Room 8

Had to be drastically optimised. In celebration of the meditative oceanic adventure ABZÛ arriving on the Nintendo Switch eShop at the end of this month, the creative director Matt Nava at developer Giant Squid and the team at publisher 505 Games recently held a Reddit AMA. When asked about Switch development for ABZÛ, Nava said Read more about Switch Port Of ABZÛ Created Many "Technical Challenges" For The Dev Team At Room 8[…]

The US Postal Service exposed data of 60 million users

The US Postal Service exposed data of 60 million users

A broken US Postal Service API exposed from over 60 million users and allowed a researcher to pull millions of rows of data by sending wildcard requests to the server. The resulting security hole has been patched after repeated requests to the USPS. The USPS service, called InformedDelivery, allows you to view your mail before Read more about The US Postal Service exposed data of 60 million users[…]

New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead 19H1.04 Build – 11/25/18

New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead 19H1.04 Build – 11/25/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead will begin receiving the latest 19H1.04 Xbox One system update (rs_xbox_dev_flight.181120.1900). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 19H1.04 system update.  This build has the same features as 1811 plus more to be announced over Read more about New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead 19H1.04 Build – 11/25/18[…]

Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit

Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit

A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the follow-through, saying sorry isn’t an apology, it’s a hollow ploy for forgiveness. That’s the kind of Read more about Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit[…]