19May/22

NASA, Partners Offer Global View of Environmental Changes

Continuing the collaboration that produced the COVID-19 Earth Observing Dashboard in 2020, NASA and its international partners in Europe and Japan have combined the collective scientific power of their Earth-observing satellite data in expanding the online resource to document a broad array of planet-wide changes in the environment and human society. Continue reading

17May/22

More mass shootings are happening at grocery stores – 13% of shooters are motivated by racial hatred, criminologists find

Jillian Peterson, Hamline University and James Densley, Metropolitan State University

An apparently racially motivated attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, resulted in 10 deaths on May 14, 2022, with the teenage suspect allegedly targeting Black shoppers in a prominently African American neighborhood.

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17May/22

MiQ’s YouTube and TV Analytics Capability Officially Lands in the UK

MiQ, the leading global programmatic media partner, has launched its ground-breaking analytics and measurement capability for cross-channel YouTube and TV campaigns in the UK. The innovative solution bridges the gap between the two channels. By connecting these often-disparate datasets, brands are empowered to reach nearly 100% of their target viewers on YouTube and measure reach deterministically across these channels – all in a cost-efficient and privacy compliant way. Continue reading

17May/22

Optibus becomes the first public transportation unicorn with Series D closing

Optibus, the end-to-end software platform for public transportation planning and operations, announced today that it has closed $100 million in Series D funding, with investments from new and existing investors Insight Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Verizon Ventures, Pitango First & Pitango Growth, Tencent, SOMV Momentum, and others. This latest round of financing brings Optibus’ total funding to $260 million and its valuation to $1.3 billion, making Optibus the first unicorn dedicated to the public transportation sector. Continue reading

17May/22

Jelenew becomes the only sports brand as the Signature Sponsor of amfAR Gala during the 75th Festival de Cannes

AmfAR announced on April 26 that Jelenew would be an amfAR Signature sponsor during the 75th Cannes Film Festival. It is reported that Jelenew is the only athletic brand among them. And Jelenew will jointly create a cycling-pants dress newlook with Stéphane Rolland, and one of the cycling-pants dresses will auction at the dinner. This helps amfAR raise funds for the American AIDS Research Foundation to contribute to the global fight against AIDS (AIDS) and COVID-19. Continue reading

16May/22

Technical partnership between Peugeot Sport and Marelli aimed at the 9X8 Hypercar hybrid powertrain system

Peugeot Sport has signed a multi-year partnership with Marelli, a leading global automotive supplier with a long-standing and extensive expertise in the field of motorsports and high-performance technologies. This crucial technological partnership is based on the development of the most efficient electric solution to match the extreme performance requirements of the hybrid powertrain system of the PEUGEOT 9X8 Hypercar, that will compete from 2022 in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Continue reading

16May/22

Peloton and iFIT Announce Settlement of All Pending Litigation

Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON) and iFIT announce today the settlement of all pending litigation between them. All pending actions between the companies will be dismissed. As a result of this comprehensive settlement, iFIT has agreed to remove certain on-demand leaderboard technology from its products, and Peloton has agreed to license certain iFIT patents relating to remote control technology. The parties are pleased to put the litigations behind them and will have no further comment. Continue reading

16May/22

The Linux Foundation Initiates “World of Open Source” Research Series

The Linux Foundation, a global nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today launches the World of Open Source research series with its initial focus on the European community. The initiative will be championed by LF Research in collaboration with several European distribution and research partners. Furthermore, key executives of the Linux Foundation and partners will be speaking at KubeCon in Valencia, Spain this week as they kickstart the research series and meet with the extended open source and cloud native communities. Continue reading

15May/22

Wirex Reaches 150,000 Registrations in US

Leading cryptocurrency platform, Wirex, has secured over 150,000 registrations to its crypto app that launched in the US 6 weeks ago. Linked to a crypto-backed Visa card, Wirex will work with Visa, a world leader in digital payments, to provide a unique set of payment and crypto services that aims to improve the everyday lives of fintech fans and crypto enthusiasts alike. Continue reading