YouTube Music Recap isn’t Spotify Wrapped, but it’s still fun

While Apple Music Replay failed to follow Spotify Wrapped, YouTube Music’s 2023 Recap offers a personal and interactive experience. YouTube Music introduced three new features this year – custom album art, music moods and the ability to personalize and shuffle Google Photos with favorite songs. And, for the first time, you can see your statistics … Read more

Drug discovery startup Pepper Bio hopes to challenge Eroom’s law with new funding

Whether you’re a tech optimist or not, you have to recognize that progress rarely follows a straight line. While the world continues to recover from the shock of semiconductors, we are still struggling to find new drugs to treat immune diseases, and the process is not particularly cheap. Some hope AI will help, and it … Read more

Security flaws in court records systems used in five US states exposed sensitive legal documents

Lists of witnesses and testimony, mental health assessments, detailed allegations of abuse, and corporate trade secrets. These are some of the sensitive legal court filings that security researcher Jason Parker says they found exposed on the open internet for anyone to access, and none other than the judiciary. itself. At the heart of any judiciary … Read more

Android users get nearly a dozen new features with the latest update

Android users are ready to receive almost a dozen new features in the latest release of the mobile operating system, including updates designed for smartphones, tablets, Wear OS smartwatches and even Google TV device. Along with the launch, Google celebrated a new RCS milestone of over 1 billion monthly active users of the SMS replacement … Read more

WhatsApp’s new ‘secret codes’ add an extra layer of privacy for your locked chats

WhatsApp has launched a new “secret codes” feature that adds a layer of privacy to your locked conversations on the messaging platform. The app launched locked chats earlier this year to help people hide sensitive conversations, and now it’s adding a way to further protect chats and make them harder to find if there’s one … Read more

Good news, startups: Q3 software results are changing the tech narrative

Earlier this week, quarterly results of public cybersecurity companies have us scratching our heads as to why there isn’t more venture capital investment flocking to security startups. In an environment where profits are hard to drive, stand-out technology sectors should surely sail on the wind if there is a lot of proven demand? The Exchange … Read more

Nucleos puts secure, tablet-powered education in the hands of inmates

Inmates in correctional facilities across the country have varying degrees of opportunity to prepare for life after release. Nucleus is a startup that hopes to make the kind of e-learning tools we often take for granted available to inmates with a service that’s all free for them to use. There are many barriers between inmates … Read more

Seoul, Dubai, Santa Monica named among metaverse leaders in WEF report

The metaverse sector, although slowly, is showing signs of growth and adoption in different parts of the world. Citing a report by technology intelligence firm ABI Research, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said that about 700 cities will have some form of metaverse infrastructure by the year 2030. However, so far, South Korea’s Seoul, UAE’s … Read more

Practical advice for B2B startups raising a Series A

Greg Waisman is the co-founder and COO of the global payments infrastructure platform Mercury. Mr. Waisman is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader with deep roots in the technology market. He has extensive experience in managing full-cycle businesses, establishing fintech-related startups and developing them from the ground up. As in fintech The market is gradually … Read more

Salesforce Ventures and Female Founders Fund back Kenyan climate-tech Amini in $4M seed round

Admit it, a Kenya-based climate-tech startup bridging the environmental data gap in Africa, has raised $4 million in seed funding in a round led by Salesforce Ventures and the Female Founders Fund. Climate-tech VC Satgana is also participating alongside other investors, including Pale Blue Dot and Superorganism, which previously backed the startup in its $2 … Read more