Upstart banking company Dave is now worth $1 billion, as Norwest puts in $50 million

Two years after the Los Angeles-based fintech startup Dave launched with a suite of money management tools to save consumers from overdraft fees, the company is now worth $1 billion thanks to a nascent banking practice that had investors lining up. The company used its overdraft protection service and money management display to shift customers’ … Read more

A Wildfire Vaccine, Elon’s New *Starship*, and More News

A gel could act as a wildfire vaccine, Elon’s fantasy Starship is finally here, and we’ve got the best gear for your loyal pup. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today’s Headlines This clever gel … Read more

iPhone 11 and 11 Pro deals US: get the best prices in September 2019

The September 10 Apple Event unveiled the highly anticipated iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones. The latest iPhone is officially available to order today from all major carriers and retailers like Walmart and Best Buy. To help you wade through all the different plans, we’ve listed the best iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro … Read more

European early-stage VC firm ‘Project A’ on Europe’s startup scene taking the next step

Project A, the Berlin-based VC, just raised a new $200 million fund (€180 million) to continue backing European startups at Seed and Series A stage. In addition, the firm — whose investments include WorldRemit, Catawiki, Voi and Uberall — announced it will now have a presence in London and Stockholm in order to put people … Read more

Inchiesta sulla sicurezza dei rider a Milano: procura dispone sequestro per le bici non a norma

La Polizia locale potrà sequestrare le bici dei rider non a norma e la Ats, ex Asl, effettuerà sia le valutazioni sui rischi per la sicurezza dei ciclofattorini, accertandosi anche se abbiano fatto visite sullo stato di salute, sia le verifiche igienico-sanitarie sui contenitori e invierà eventuali prescrizioni alle piattaforme di delivery per la messa … Read more

This Clever Gel Works Like a Vaccine for Wildfires

Stanford materials scientist Eric Appel didn’t set out to help save people from wildfire, but from disease. Usually he works on developing gels that can ferry drugs into the human body. So if you want to bestow a patient with, say, antibodies to fight off HIV infection, you’d inject them with a gel loaded with … Read more

Google brings its Jacquard wearables tech to Levi’s Trucker Jacket

Back in 2015, Google’s ATAP team demoed a new kind of wearable tech at Google I/O that used functional fabrics and conductive yarns to allow you to interact with your clothing and, by extension, the phone in your pocket. The company then released a jacket with Levi’s in 2017, but that was expensive, at $350, … Read more