Lithium-silicon batteries get vote of confidence with Sila’s Mercedes deal

For years, scientists and engineers predicted that lithium-ion batteries would get a boost if they could just add more silicon. In the lab, the prediction held, but only for... Read more »

Heartex raises $25M for its AI-focused, open source data labeling platform

Heartex, a startup that bills itself as an “open source” platform for data labeling, today announced that it landed $25 million in a Series A funding round led by... Read more »

Glean aims to help employees surface info across sprawling enterprise systems

At enterprises of a certain size, keeping track of data including apps, employees, and projects becomes increasingly challenging. According to McKinsey, employees spend 1.8 hours every day — 9.3... Read more »

Amazon’s $60 Fire 7 tablet finally gets USB-C

It’s 2022. Frankly, the notion of a company adding USB-C to a mainstream consumer device shouldn’t still feel novel. And yet. Of course, Amazon’s big holdout on the nearly... Read more »

Gopuff, the instant delivery upstart, taps ex-Disney head Bob Iger as its newest investor and advisor

Gopuff, the instant delivery giant that is valued at $15 billion (but was filing financing papers in December 2021 at a value of up to $40 billion), made a... Read more »

Google Messages users in India are reportedly drowning in ads ((Jon Porter)/The Verge)

(Jon Porter) / The VergeGoogle Messages users in India are reportedly drowning in ads – Indian users of Google Messages are facing a deluge of ads within Androids default... Read more »

The Morning After: Running every test you could think of on Apples M1 Ultra chip (Mat Smith/Engadget)

Mat Smith / EngadgetThe Morning After: Running every test you could think of on Apples M1 Ultra chip – Weve tested a lot of Macs (and even iPads) running... Read more »

Samsungs Galaxy S20 Ultra Is Americas Favorite Smartphone (Sumit Adhikari/AndroidHeadlines.com)

Sumit Adhikari / AndroidHeadlines.comSamsungs Galaxy S20 Ultra Is Americas Favorite Smartphone – Apple may capture a lions share of the American smartphone market but time and again, its a... Read more »

Plaid officially expands into identity and income verification, fraud prevention and account funding

Fintech decacorn Plaid is expanding beyond its core product of account linking — its first major expansion since its 2013 inception. In conjunction with its “Plaid Forum” event, the... Read more »

Masterschool raises $100M seed round for its network of coding schools

Masterschool, which describes itself as a “network of tech career-training schools,” today announced that it has raised a $100 million seed funding round (yes, that’s correct — a $100... Read more »
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