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“Daredevil” will not be renewed for a fourth season, the latest Marvel series cancelled by Netflix

By |November 30th, 2018|

Despite strong reviews and a fan petition, Netflix said today that it is cancelling “Daredevil” after three seasons. This is the latest Marvel series, after “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist,” that Netflix has cancelled recently, and is a sign that Marvel TV and Netflix’s multi-series agreement, signed in 2013, may be hitting some bumps. Centered --> READ MORE

Insurance startup Bright Health raises $200M at ~$950M valuation

By |November 30th, 2018|

A flurry of digital-first insurers are betting they can surpass industry incumbents with a little help from technology and a lot of help from venture capitalists. The latest to land a massive check is Bright Health, a Minneapolis-headquartered provider of affordable individual, family and Medicare Advantage healthcare plans in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, New York City, Ohio and Tennessee. The company, founded by --> READ MORE

Nine companies will compete to help NASA astronauts return to the moon

By |November 29th, 2018|

NASA is ready to send astronauts back to the moon for the first time in more than 40 years. It won’t be doing it alone, however. The agency is enlisting nine companies, large and small, to compete for a combined maximum contract value of $2.6 billion over the next 10 years. NASA released the list --> READ MORE

New AWS tool helps customers understand best cloud practices

By |November 29th, 2018|

Since 2015, AWS has had a team of solution architects working with customers to make sure they are using AWS services in a way that meets best practices around a set of defined criteria. Today, the company announced a new Well Architected tool that helps customers do this themselves in an automated way without the --> READ MORE

The attributes that define the increasingly critical Data-as-a-Service industry

By |November 29th, 2018|

Alex Rosen Contributor Alex Rosen is managing director at Ridge Ventures. More posts by this contributor An inside look into a venture negotiation Building a Series A SaaS valuation estimator (2017 edition) It’s now common in tech to describe data as “the new oil or electricity” — a fuel that will power innovation and company --> READ MORE

The White House will meet with tech execs to talk ‘transformational ideas’

By |November 29th, 2018|

Top tech executives from Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Oracle will head to the White House next Thursday to discuss “bold, transformational ideas” focused on U.S. innovation. The meeting, framed as a “roundtable discussion” by The Wall Street Journal, is expected to cover a broad range of emerging tech topics, from 5G to AI to quantum --> READ MORE

AWS announces a slew of new Lambda features

By |November 29th, 2018|

AWS launched Lambda in 2015 and with it helped popularize serverless computing. You simply write code (event triggers) and AWS deals with whatever compute, memory and storage you need to make that work. Today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, the company announced several new features to make it more developer friendly, while acknowledging that --> READ MORE

Meet the five Startup Battlefield finalists at Disrupt Berlin 2018

By |November 29th, 2018|

Thirteen companies took the stage today at Disrupt Berlin, delivering six-minute pitches and demos, then answering free-for-all questions from expert judges. Now that the judges have given us their feedback, we’ve chosen five finalists. These finalists will all take the stage again tomorrow afternoon to present in front of a new set of judges, who --> READ MORE

Nintendo Switch forecasted to outsell the PS4 in 2019

By |November 29th, 2018|

The Switch has been a monster hit for Nintendo by nearly every measure. The convertible console is precisely the success the company needed after a few years in the wilderness following the Wii U flop and smartphone foot-dragging. Strategy Analytics predicts more good things for the platform, predicting that Nintendo will surpass Sony in console --> READ MORE

South Korea indicts group for allegedly leaking Samsung flexible display tech to Chinese company

By |November 29th, 2018|

Prosecutors in South Korea have indicted the chief executive and eight other employees of Toptec Co for allegedly selling information about Samsung’s flexible OLED displays to a Chinese company. The charges detail that the company received more than $13.8 million for the information, Bloomberg reports. Toptec, a Samsung supplier that manufactures display-related equipment, has denied --> READ MORE