Technology and Money

New Study Group to Focus on Impact of Robo Vehicles
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Some logistics and mobility industry heavyweights have formed a group committed to improving the lives and opportunities of working Americans through adoption of autonomous vehicles. Its roster includes the American Trucking Associations, Daimler, FedEx, Ford, Lyft, Toyota Motor North America, Uber and Waymo. “Our autonomous vehicle future will bring many significant benefits for society, but […]

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Drip Capital helps exporters access working capital
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Drip Capital is raising a $20 million funding round from Accel, Wing VC and Sequoia India. The company is helping small exporters in emerging markets access working capital in order to finance big orders. The startup also participated in Y Combinator back in 2015. Many small companies in emerging markets have to turn down orders […]

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Indian food delivery startup Swiggy raises $210M at a $1.3B valuation
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India’s food delivery race is hotting up after Swiggy, one of the startups vying for pole position, landed $210 million in new capital for expansion and joined the billion-dollar startup unicorn club. The investment is led by existing backer Naspers, the media conglomerate famous for an early bet on Tencent in China, and new investor DST […]

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Singapore-based game studio Mighty Bear raises $2.5M ahead of debut release
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Mighty Bear, a game studio startup that grew out of King.com’s former office in Singapore, has landed new funding as it readies its debut title for smartphones. The startup was founded by four former King.com staffers — Simon Davis, Fadzuli Said, Benjamin Chevalier and Saurabh Shukul — after the gaming giant closed its Singapore office — inherited […]

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Tech condemns Trump: Apple, Microsoft, Airbnb oppose separating families at the border     – CNET
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Leaders across Silicon Valley called the policy “cruel” and “heartbreaking.”

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Bleak, brutal Sicario: Day of the Soldado loses its way in the desert     – CNET
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Review: After starting with a bang, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin can’t stop Sicario 2 fizzling out.

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Spacecraft Hayabusa2 Returns Photos of Asteroid Prior To Contact
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New submitter FranklinWebber writes: Spacecraft Hayabusa2 is approaching its target, asteroid Ryugu, after a three-and-a-half year trip. The Japan Aerospace Exporation Agency (JAXA) has released photos of the asteroid taken from a distance of several hundred kilometers and showing a diamond-shaped object. Like its predecessor spacecraft a decade ago, Hayabusa2 is designed to collect samples […]

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Tesla's mobile app can turn on top speed limits from anywhere
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If you're a little worried about handing over the keys to your Tesla to a valet, then you might be tempted to engage the car's "Valet Mode," which limits the speed of the car to 70MPH and tops out the power and acceleration to just 25 percent. But th…

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Amazon adds Moto G6 Play and Z3 Play to Prime Exclusive phone lineup
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Amazon already has quite a few Motorola phones in its Prime Exclusive roster, and now it's adding two more to its lineup. The e-commerce giant now offers the Moto G6 Play and Z3 Play as unlocked, Alexa-enabled devices that you can use with Verizon, A…

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