The Samsung Galaxy X, one of the world’s first fully-foldable phones, has reportedly been shown off to prospective customers at CES 2018. According to a report in The Investor, Samsung had prototypes of the foldable screen in a variety of forms and is intending on bringing the device to market in the next 12 months.
Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” and appearing in the recent issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics the paper describes to what degree the Bitcoin ecosystem is controlled by bad actors. To many it’s
Toyota has been a holdout from CarPlay, Apple’s in-dash infotainment system that works with your iPhone. The automaker and its luxury brand Lexus have yet to offer it in any models, despite most other car companies giving in on at least a few vehicles (which tends to later to broader rollout thereafter). The new 2019
Leaning on its in-house life sciences expertise GV has backed another biotech startup in the UK, co-leading a £20 million ($27.1M) Series A in Oxford University spinout Vaccitech, which is developing a universal flu vaccine. Sequoia China, another new investor, is also co-leading the round, along with existing backer Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) — which operates a
NA-KD, the Swedish fashion e-commerce company that sells women’s clothes direct to consumers, has raised $45 million in Series B funding. Noteworthy, $5 million of that is secondary investment as some early shareholders, not including the founders or management team, partially cash in. Leading the round is Partech, with the participation from U.S.-based FJ Labs.
Chinese companies could be banned from US government contracts under the terms of a bill currently before Congress. If successful, it would mean that the likes of Huawei and ZTE would be shut out of any future government deals. There’s been disquiet in the US for some time about Huawei. Just last week, AT&T pulled
If the funding fits, keep it. True Fit, the Boston-based “personalisation platform for apparel and footwear” that helps online shoppers find clothes that fit and are to their liking, has raised $55 million in Series C funding. Leading the round is Georgian Partners, with participation from Cross Creek Captial. Existing backers Jump Capital, Signal Peak
Google’s Arts & Culture app has been around for about a year and half. But it’s taken an art selfie feature to generate a bit of viral interest in the app — with a steady stream of delighted/outraged tweets bubbling up over the weekend as users assessed the results of their fine art doppelgänger. Oh
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