Plural launches an entrepreneur-led fund of €250 million for European tech startups

Four European entrepreneurs have launched a €250 million fund to support tech startups across the region, seeking to disrupt the traditional venture capital model by creating a peer-to-peer investment platform. Called Plural, the co-founders of the new fund are Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder of international payments firm Wise; Ian Hogarth, co-founder of Songkick; Sten Tamkevi, co-founder … Read more

In Indonesia, ‘pay later’ services leave some drowning in debt | debt news

Ubud, Indonesia – Nadia Pottery’s mounting debts began with the purchase of one cell phone. Putri, who lives in Kuala Kapuas, Central Kalimantan, about 1,600 kilometers from Jakarta, had been dreaming of upgrading to a newer model for months but didn’t have enough money. Then, earlier this year, the 21-year-old college student noticed that there … Read more

NATO meets to coordinate defense strategy and discuss Ukraine aid

Leaders of the Group of Seven leading democracies have called a Russian missile strike on a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine on June 27 a war crime and vowed to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin to account. The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, meeting on the second day … Read more

The ‘Big Disney’ and why they are so hated on the internet

In an article by rolling rockAuthor E.J. Dixon provides a deep dive into the history of Disney’s audience and the term (often used negatively) “big Disney.” Most people have likely heard the phrase “Disney Adult” at some point in their online travels, but what exactly does it mean? From where he came? Why is it … Read more

How AR’s path to fashion became a reality

While the reality of increased retail has already put virtual experiences ahead and shoppers for makeup, sports shoes, eyewear and furniture, the consumer offering of apparel is only just getting started. The challenges are severe, but interest in augmented reality clothing has been gaining momentum in recent years, especially as NFTs and the metaverse obsession … Read more

US Army chooses Corvid Technologies to develop software for missile defense testing and measurement

Dahlgren, Virginia – American missile defense experts are needed software Support a variety of ballistic missile defense tests. They found the solution from Corvid Technologies LLC in Mooresville, North Carolina U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) officials in Dahlgren, Va., announced a potential $44 million contract for Corvid Technologies Thursday to provide mathematical algorithm development, computational … Read more

What you need to know about the new FX drama The Bear

“The Bear” offers an intriguing, character-driven glimpse into the inner workings of a restaurant kitchen through the prism of a vanity clash — and a dysfunctional family business unit that somehow brings it all together when the weather is hot. It’s a very original world, and there’s a good reason for it: the eight-episode FX … Read more