• 17
    Sep

    LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting

    LinkedIn, the social networking service for the working world, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to provide its users with better tools for presenting their professional selves, and to make the process of recruitment on the platform more effective. It will now offer a new feature called Skills Assessments: short, multiple-choice tests that users can take to ...
  • 29
    Aug

    India’s Vedantu raises $42M to expand its live and interactive online tutoring platform

    Vedantu, an India-based startup that operates an online tutoring service, today announced it has raised $42 million as it races to expand its reach in the nation where tens of millions of students enter formal education and prepare for under-graduate level competitive exams each year. The Series C financing round for the five-year old startup was led by Tiger Global ...
  • 25
    Jul

    What politicians are getting wrong about fixing higher education

    From Capitol Hill to the Democratic Presidential debates, the drumbeat for new approaches to higher education is getting louder. On the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders continues to advocate for free college and Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently proposed bigger plans to eliminate the $1.6 trillion in student debt nationwide. On the Hill, Republican senators Marco Rubio and Todd Young were joined by Democratic senators Mark ...
  • moneylion
    23
    Jul

    US mobile bank MoneyLion raises $100 million at ‘near unicorn’ valuation

    There’s a new fintech startup in the U.S. that is inching closer to the unicorn status. New York City-headquartered MoneyLion, which provides customers both financial advice and access to loans and other services, said today it has raised $100 million in a new round to accelerate its growth in the U.S. market. The Series C round million for the six-year-old startup was led ...
  • uk's next PM
    23
    Jul

    Freshly elected as UK’s next PM, Boris Johnson pledges full fiber broadband bonanza

    Get ready for a British Trump: The UK will shortly have a new prime minister after the Conservative Party  membership overwhelmingly voted to elect Boris Johnson as their new party leader, passing over his sole rival for the post, Jeremy Hunt. Johnson received 92,135 votes, a full 45,497 more than Hunt. He replaces Theresa May  who announced she would step down in May after ...
  • petcubes
    15
    Jul

    Petcube’s Bites 2 and Play 2 amuse pets and humans alike with Alexa built-in

    Petcube’s  original Bites smart treat dispenser and Play pet camera with a built-in laser pointer were great for pet parents who couldn’t always be around to hang out with their furry charges, but the new Bites 2 and Play 2 come with one big new upgrade that make them far more versatile than the original: They both double as Alexa-powered smart speaker devices. ...
  • sili-valley
    15
    Jul

    Don’t blame flawed Silicon Valley for the rot of Wall Street and Washington

    The techlash is well underway. Blame Facebook! Blame Google! Blame Amazon! (Apple and Microsoft still seem relatively immune, for now.) And, I mean, there’s a lot of objectively blameworthy behavior there, especially in that first case. But I find myself wondering: why does the ire go beyond that, into irrational territory? What is it about the tech industry that makes ...
  • 12
    Jul

    SpaceX targets Tuesday for Starhopper demo rocket hover test

    SpaceX  is preparing for a key test in development of its next-generation Starship spacecraft, with a target of performing a ‘hover’ demo of its ‘Starhopper’ prototype rocket on Tuesday next week. The test will be the first time the rocket attempts liftoff with the new Raptor engine SpaceX is designing to succeed the Merlins used in its current Falcon 9 and ...
  • 12
    Jul

    FEC says political campaigns can now get discounted cybersecurity help

    In a long awaited decision, the Federal Elections Commission will now allow political campaigns to appoint cybersecurity helpers to protect political campaigns from cyberthreats and malicious attackers. The FEC, which regulates political campaigns and contributions, was initially poised to block the effort under existing rules that disallow campaigns to receive discounted services for federal candidates because it’s treated as an ...
  • 10
    Jul

    Visa funds $40M for no-password crypto vault Anchorage

    Visa and Andreessen Horowitz are betting even bigger on cryptocurrency, funding a big round for fellow Facebook Libra Association member Anchorage’s omnimetric blockchain security system. Instead of using passwords that can be stolen, Anchorage requires cryptocurrency withdrawals to be approved by a client’s other employees. Then the company uses both human and AI review of biometrics and more to validate transactions before they’re ...