Category: Breaking News

How Abridge became one of the most talked about healthcare AI startups

Ask any of the health-focused VCs to name one of the top AI startups and one name comes up over and over again: a company  based in Pittsburgh called Abridge. And it’s a startup that launched before OpenAI was a household name and LLMs entered the common Valley vocabulary.  In 2019, Shiv Rao, a practicing […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Juneteenth 2024: 9 black-owned banks with a special history

This Juneteenth, there are numerous options for you to choose from for your banking needs, but did you know that you could bank Black? “The number one reason it’s important for Black banks to be in existence is because the majority of them do work in what the United States designates as low to moderate income census tracts,” says the executive director of the consultancy…

Get lifetime access to all Curiosity Stream documentaries at a big discount

TL;DR: As of June 18, you can get lifetime access to Curiosity Stream documentaries for only £141.62 — no coupon needed. Instead of spending the summer scrolling through the same old collection of documentaries on Netflix and ITV, it might be time to try a platform that actually specialises in educational content. Curiosity Stream is the streaming app that’s home to a huge selection of…

Trump’s bid to oust Good ends in nailbiter: 5 takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries

A stunningly tight race in Virginia was among the highlights of Tuesday night’s races, which also included contests in Georgia and Oklahoma. Observers had been closely monitoring the GOP primary for Rep. Bob Good’s seat in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. The contest had boiled over into one of the most tumultuous primaries of the cycle so far, as Donald Trump and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)…

Fox’s McEnany to Biden campaign: ‘You’re the one doing cheap fakes’

Fox News’ Kayleigh McEnany attacked President Biden’s campaign for “doing cheap fakes” after the White House addressed a string of edited videos depicting the president looking confused or wandering off. McEnany and the other co-hosts of Fox News’ “Outnumbered” on Tuesday discussed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s comments about a number of videos of Biden that circulated online in recent days. Jean-Pierre had referenced a…

‘Referendum’ on energy looming after nuclear announcement

The federal government and opposition are bracing themselves for a referendum on energy at next year’s election after the Coalition unveiled some details of its long-awaited nuclear power plan. While the proposal looms as the defining issue of the next election, it could also have a massive impact on Australia’s energy supply, certain local communities, and on your power bills. This is what you need…

Bird flu detected at commercial egg farm in Sydney’s Hawkesbury

Bird flu has been detected at a commercial egg farm in Sydney‘s Hawkesbury region. The property has been put into an immediate biosecurity lockdown after the disease was confirmed today, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has said. Bird flu, or avian influenza, is a highly contagious viral disease primarily affecting birds and has a high mortality rate. READ MORE: ‘Broke my heart’: Outrage…

You no longer afford to charter aircraft – Charly Boy mocks Amaechi

Maverick singer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has urged Nigerian leaders to always have at the back of their minds that power is transient. The Area Fada said this using a former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi as a case study, narrating how the former Minister had to stay in the same departure lounge with him at the Abuja International Airport. Writing…

Transfer: Arteta changes plans after Sesko snubs Arsenal

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is set to prioritise the signing of a central midfielder after missing out on Benjamin Sesko. After keeping their powder dry in January, the Gunners were keen to bring in a striker. And 21-year-old Sesko quickly emerged as Arteta’s top target. But the Slovenia international has now decided to sign a new contract with RB Leipzig. According to The Athletic, this…

She grew up helping her grandparents run a shoemaking shop. In college, she came up with a plan to save...

Miru Wong the third-generation owner of Sindart, a hand-embroidered shoemaking shop in Hong Kong. MIru Wong Miru Wong, 33, grew up with her grandparents in Hong Kong and helped out at the family shoemaking shop. For her final year project in college, she worked on a rebrand for the family business. She’s now the third-generation owner, determined to keep a dying trade alive. Miru Wong…

Boeing CEO David Calhoun says he’s ‘proud’ of the company’s safety record

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun arrives at a Senate hearing on Boeing’s broken safety culture in Washington, DC, as family members of those killed in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610 crashes hold up photographs of their loved ones. Andrew Harnik/Getty Images Lawmakers grilled Boeing CEO David Calhoun about the company’s safety standards during a hearing on Tuesday. Before the hearing, the…

Raising Cane’s CEO Todd Graves surprises Snoop Dogg with $100K donation for youth football league

Raising Cane’s CEO Todd Graves has consistently made it a point to impact the communities where his chicken finger joints are settled, and his latest move comes in the form of a surprise to a rap legend.  Snoop Dogg’s love for sports, especially football, has been shown for years through appearances and his Snoop Youth Football League, a non-profit organization opened in 2005 that provides…

FTC refers complaint against TikTok to Justice Department over child privacy violations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Tuesday that it has referred a complaint against TikTok and parent company ByteDance to the Justice Department over an investigation into alleged violations of a law intended to protect children’s privacy online. The FTC explained that it was investigating TikTok and ByteDance as part of a compliance review into Musical.ly, which was acquired by TikTok and had been subject…

Biden appears to freeze up, forget Homeland Security sec’s name during White House event: ‘all kidding aside’

President Biden appeared to freeze up and temporarily forget the name of his Homeland Security Secretary during a White House event Tuesday.  The president had taken the podium in the White House’s East Room to announce new measures giving illegal immigrants living in the U.S. a pathway to citizenship.  Biden introduced himself, using a familiar quip about being “Jill Biden’s husband.”  He thanked Congress and…

San Francisco dubbed ‘worst run’ city in the United States, according to new report

San Francisco, California, was declared to be the “worst run” city in the U.S. according to a report by WalletHub. The annual study measured the “effectiveness of local leadership” by comparing the quality of city services matched against the city’s total budget to determine its operating efficiency. The report measured the 148 largest cities in the country and ranked them through a “Quality of Services”…

AMD is investigating claims of stolen company data

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge AMD is looking into a potential cyberattack. A threat actor that goes by the alias “IntelBroker” is selling data that it claims was obtained from an AMD.com breach this month, BleepingComputer reports, and the company confirmed in a statement that it’s looking into the purported theft. IntelBroker claims that the data for sale includes future products, employee…

This universal remote wants to control your smart home sans hub

One remote to rule them all (but in the darkness, you probably still can’t find them). | Photo: Cantata Universal remotes might be on a comeback tour if devices like Cantata’s Haptique RS90 and RS90X actually materialize and are as good as advertised. The connected remote purports to double as a comprehensive smart home controller, but it’s merely a Kickstarter hopeful for now. Serial remoters…

How ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ Built a Killer Glass Bridge Replica That Was Safe for Real-Life Contestants

Trap doors were production design secrets when it came to building one of the toughest games on Netflix’s “Squid Game: The Challenge.” Games production designer Ben Norman needed to retain the look of the Netflix drama series while making the sets completely immersive for the players. 456 players suited in green tracksuits had to compete in […] Go to Source

Steve Martin Struggles Going to Comedy Clubs Because He Doesn’t Want to Relive Early Standup Days: ‘I Can Still Taste...

Growing up in Los Angeles, Oscar-winning documentarian Morgan Neville was a “huge fan” of Steve Martin. At 12 years old, he begged his father to drive six hours to Las Vegas so they could see one of Martin’s last stand-up performances at the Riviera Hotel. Forty-five years later, Neville shared the NeueHouse Hollywood stage with […] Go to Source

Fisker failed because it wasn’t ready to be a car company

Two years ago, an employee at Fisker Inc. told me that the most pressing concern inside the EV startup was not whether its Ocean SUV would get built. Fisker was outsourcing the manufacturing of its first EV to highly respected automotive supplier Magna, after all. The startup’s November 2022 start-of-production target was aggressive, but not […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Elon Musk’s X revenue has officially plummeted, new documents show 

By now, you’ve probably heard about Elon Musk’s grand plan to turn X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, into an “everything app.” One of the major pillars of Musk’s reimagining of X includes a payment platform much like PayPal or Venmo. New documents obtained by Bloomberg shed new light, not only into Musk’s financial service vision for X, but also into just…

YouTube tests own version of Community Notes ahead of 2024 election

YouTube videos are getting the Community Notes treatment. The platform will be experimenting with a community-driven fact-checking feature, announced June 17, and designed to provide “relevant, timely, and easy-to-understand” context to YouTube videos — an apt endeavor as misinformation (and disinformation) proliferates online. “This could include notes that clarify when a song is meant to be a parody, point out when a new version of…

Rep. Tom Cole fends off primary challengers in Oklahoma

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) has won the GOP nomination for his House seat representing Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District, according to a projection from Decision Desk HQ.  Cole, who has held his House seat for more than 20 years, held off a few primary challengers he faced, most notably businessman Paul Bondar. Cole is the chair of the House Appropriations Committee.  Bondar had outraised Cole in…

Suhas Subramanyam wins Virginia Democratic primary for Wexton’s seat

State Sen. Suhas Subramanyam (D) has won the crowded Democratic contest to replace retiring Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D) in Virginia, according to Decision Desk HQ.  Subramanyam beat 11 other candidates in the race to win the Democratic nomination for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. Wexton announced last year she would not be seeking reelection, saying she had received a recent change in diagnosis around her health to…

Justin Timberlake Mug Shot Released After DWI Arrest: See Photo

Justin Timberlake has a mug shot, y’all. He’s a few decades late, but now he can call himself truly one of the most famous faces of pop from the 2000’s. The Sag Harbor Police Department released the singer’s photo following the reveal that the Grammy-winner was arrested in New York for driving while intoxicated. And this photo appears to back up the claim that he…

Drew Barrymore Trashed Over Interview With Angela Deem From ’90 Day Fiance’

Drew Barrymore should be better than this. In 2023, Drew Barrymore’s scabbing during the strikes alienated a lot of now-former fans. Not to mention her show’s writers. Now, she’s hemorrhaging more fans. And she’s losing respect in the process. Having 90 Day Fiance villain Angela Deem as a talk show guest has set a new low for her talk show. Drew Barrymore speaks on her…