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An analysis of the usage of COVID-19 contact tracing apps in 25 US states and DC finds that only 13 have enough usage to benefit from exposure notification (Betsy Ladyzhets/MIT Technology Review)

Published June 20, 2021, 12:15 p.m. by rssfeed

Betsy Ladyzhets / MIT Technology Review: An analysis of the usage of COVID-19 contact tracing apps in 25 US states and DC finds that only 13 have enough usage to …

A look at the evolution of AI chips and where they are headed, as companies like Google, Amazon, Graphcore, and Cerebras look to challenge Nvidia's dominance (Nicole Kobie/Wired UK)

Published June 20, 2021, 9:10 a.m. by rssfeed

Nicole Kobie / Wired UK: A look at the evolution of AI chips and where they are headed, as companies like Google, Amazon, Graphcore, and Cerebras look to challenge Nvidia's …

Leonid Radvinsky, billionaire owner of OnlyFans, ran sites in the '90s promoting "hacked" porn site passwords, including links promising access to child porn (Forbes)

Published June 20, 2021, 6:05 a.m. by rssfeed

Forbes: Leonid Radvinsky, billionaire owner of OnlyFans, ran sites in the '90s promoting “hacked” porn site passwords, including links promising access to child porn — Associate editor at Forbes, covering …

Eltropy, whose suite allows financial institutions to communicate with customers via text messages, announces $21M investment from K1 as part of its Series A (Emma Folts/Los Angeles Business ...)

Published June 20, 2021, 5:50 a.m. by rssfeed

Emma Folts / Los Angeles Business Journal stories: Eltropy, whose suite allows financial institutions to communicate with customers via text messages, announces $21M investment from K1 as part of its …

Brightline, which provides virtual behavioral health therapy for children and teenagers, raises $72M Series B led by GV, bringing its total raised to ~$100M (Heather Landi/FierceHealthcare)

Published June 20, 2021, 5:40 a.m. by rssfeed

Heather Landi / FierceHealthcare: Brightline, which provides virtual behavioral health therapy for children and teenagers, raises $72M Series B led by GV, bringing its total raised to ~$100M — Startup …

Shopping and pay later app nate, which allows users to buy products from any e-commerce store and centralize their purchases, raises $38M Series A (Omar Faridi/Crowdfund Insider)

Published June 20, 2021, 5:25 a.m. by rssfeed

Omar Faridi / Crowdfund Insider: Shopping and pay later app nate, which allows users to buy products from any e-commerce store and centralize their purchases, raises $38M Series A — …

Lingokids, which offers educational games through its "playlearning" app for kids aged 2-8, raises $40M Series C and claims to reach 30M+ families worldwide (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Published June 20, 2021, 5:05 a.m. by rssfeed

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Lingokids, which offers educational games through its “playlearning” app for kids aged 2-8, raises $40M Series C and claims to reach 30M+ families worldwide — Elevate …

Drought-stricken communities in the US push back against data centers' water usage; a typical data center uses same water per day as a city of 30K-50K people (Olivia Solon/NBC News)

Published June 20, 2021, 12:40 a.m. by rssfeed

Olivia Solon / NBC News: Drought-stricken communities in the US push back against data centers' water usage; a typical data center uses same water per day as a city of …

Apple, whose arrogance and sense of entitlement let it treat developers as a hassle for two decades, will find few allies as it fights looming regulation (Chuq Von Rospach/6FPS)

Published June 19, 2021, 9:35 p.m. by rssfeed

Chuq Von Rospach / 6FPS: Apple, whose arrogance and sense of entitlement let it treat developers as a hassle for two decades, will find few allies as it fights looming …

How an Argentinian govt. program that issued netbooks to 4M low-income students from 2011 to 2015 helped indirectly create a new generation of teen musicians (Juan José Relmucao/Rest of World)

Published June 19, 2021, 8 p.m. by rssfeed

Juan José Relmucao / Rest of World: How an Argentinian govt. program that issued netbooks to 4M low-income students from 2011 to 2015 helped indirectly create a new generation of …