Wednesday , 18 September 2019


This young litigation finance startup just secured $100 million to chase cases it thinks will win

If you haven’t heard much about litigation finance, that may change soon. The practice dates back decades, though it’s been picking up momentum since 2006, when Credit Suisse Securities founded a litigation risk strategies unit that it later spun off. What is litigation finance? In a nutshell, the idea is to fund plaintiffs and law firms in cases where it ... Read More »

The portrait of an avatar as a young artist

Alice Lloyd George Contributor Share on Twitter Alice Lloyd George is an early stage investor based in New York and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology. More posts by this contributor Matt Cauble on changing consumption with Soylent and Kin Elysium and the quest to bottle the fountain of youth In this ... Read More »

Coral color Pixel 4 officially outed on huge Times Square billboard

We’ve seen numerous Google Pixel 4 leaks over the last few weeks, including some incredibly convincing photos showing off the upcoming handset in a new (and rather eye-catching) orange color option allegedly dubbed ‘coral’.Now, the teasing is finally over, with Google confirming the new orange shade (with black accents) in a massive billboard in New York’s Times Square, as photographed ... Read More »

Google Home speakers get mobile calling feature, rolling out to Australia first

As it stands, Google Home speakers can be used to make calls via your internet connection, with or without your phone hooked up to them. However, the latest tweak to the smart home range will allow regular mobile phone calls to join this VoIP service.Currently only available to customers of Australian mobile provider Telstra, this service allows you to register ... Read More »

Canon EOS 1D X Mark III could arrive in 2020 with in-body image stabilization

The first we heard about Canon potentially giving the sports-oriented EOS 1D X Mark II a fresh lick of paint was way back in December 2018. At the time, the rumor mill had Canon announcing the EOS 1D X Mark III some time this year (2019), although no other secrets spilled about the possible specs for the pro-level shooter.Plans seem ... Read More »

Need of the hour is breakthrough disruption rather than incremental change

Disruption is becoming a persistent way of life and a vast majority of businesses have been impacted by the disruption.“We are all living in an unprecedented time of business disruption and in that business disruption; we need clarity about what we want on our technology and business investments,” Annette Rippert, senior managing director for technology at Accenture North America, said at the Oracle ... Read More »

GoCardless launches US debit payments solution and opens San Francisco office

GoCardless, the London fintech that aims to become the one-stop shop globally for businesses that want to let customers pay via recurring bank payments, has launched a U.S. debit solution. The company has also opened an office across the pond in San Francisco’s financial district, headed up by Andrew Gilboy, general manager, North America, who was previously the company’s chief ... Read More »

FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding

Automating agriculture is a complex proposition given the number and variety of tasks involved, but a number of robotics and autonomy companies are giving it their best shot. FarmWise seems to have impressed someone — it just raised $14.5 million to continue development of its autonomous weeding vehicle. Currently in the prototype stage, these vehicles look like giant lumbering personnel ... Read More »

Medical data of millions of Americans available online

The medical images and health data of millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, have been discovered on unsecured servers.The records cover over 5m patients in the US as well as millions more around the world and in some cases, these images and private data can be viewed by anyone with access to a web browser.An investigation carried ... Read More »

Biology as technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries

Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7 billion under management. More posts by this contributor The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants A people-first view of investing in innovation or entrepreneurs who take people for granted will fail We face two major threats today: one ... Read More »