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How Microsoft Viva Engage App is Ready to Beat Meta
Technology, United States

How Microsoft Viva Engage App is Ready to Beat Meta

During its annual Inspire event, Microsoft presented the New Viva Engage app. The IT giant developed the app to expand the Viva employee experience platform's reach. They are pitching it as an app for social networking and community building, using the Teams service's Communities feature. The new app will not replace Yammer, Microsoft has affirmed. The Yammer web experience and native Yammer mobile apps will continue to be a part of Microsoft 365 SKUs. According to a corporate blog post, the same communities, narratives, and stories are made available through Yammer and the new Viva Engage app. Yammer, Microsoft said, will be "brought to Microsoft 365 and Viva," and the company will continue to invest in it. Viva Engage App Availability Engage will be available to all existing Micros...
After Google & Bing, YOU Search Engine Enters the Big League
Technology, United States

After Google & Bing, YOU Search Engine Enters the Big League

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Bing (NASDAQ: MSFT) and every other search engine have a new member, which is YOU. Launched in 2020, the search engine startup, last week, raised $25M funding led by Radical Ventures. The funding received participation from Breyer Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Day One Ventures, and Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) investment fund Time Ventures. To connect the dots, You.com was developed by former Salesforce chief scientist Richard Socher. SuSea Inc.'s YOU is positioned as an alternative to Google and Microsoft Corporation's Bing. Larger competitors do not offer many search features that the startup's engine does. YOU use rows to arrange the web pages that appear on a search results page. Each row represents an individual website. It's possible to look up a programm...
Global Recession in the Offing: Sundar Pichai Warns All Employees
Business, United States

Global Recession in the Offing: Sundar Pichai Warns All Employees

Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) CEO Sundar Pichai foretells a slump in the economy as it doesn't bid well according to his estimations. He suspects a recession will not spare any Big Tech or multinationals as investors liquidate their stakes in tech giants. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, seems to prepare for the tough times ahead. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Mountain View-based California company, has just warned employees that the foreseeable recession will not spare the enterprise. Pichai said, "The uncertain global economic outlook has been top of mind. Moving forward, we need to be more entrepreneurial, working with greater urgency, sharper focus and more hunger than we've shown on sunnier days. In some cases, that means consolidating where investments overlap and streamlinin...
$44 Billion Twitter Acquisition Soup comes to Boil as Musk Reneges
Business, United States

$44 Billion Twitter Acquisition Soup comes to Boil as Musk Reneges

According to the latest developments in the Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) acquisition by Elon Musk, legal experts cite a potential legal case against Elon Musk from Twitter in the offing. Elon Musk, who initiated the acquisition earlier this year, seems to be terminating the $44 Billion Twitter acquisition deal. The predicted legal battle also comes with a twist of renegotiation or settlement, should Elon Musk be willing. As per Delaware courts, where the legal battle is to be litigated, have it clear in favor of acquirers wanting to abandon their deals. This is where renegotiation is anticipated over a legal battle against Elon Musk that will drag over months. This renegotiation is a better opportunity, albeit at a lower price rather than all the harrowing court experiences lasting over mon...
Google Street View Camera: House Cat for Remote Islands
Technology, United States

Google Street View Camera: House Cat for Remote Islands

We have breaking news from Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) on their Street View feature developed 15 years ago as a distant imagination of Google co-founder Larry Page who wanted a 360-degree map of the world. With over 220B Street View images from over 100 countries and territories, Google Street View has made it possible for users to experience locations through their Internet devices.  Google Street View feature is not only a gateway to virtual exploration of places but is considered a critical endeavor to Google's mapping efforts helping users access the latest information about the world base on an immersive and intuitive map in the foundation. On May 24, 2022, Google introduced the Google Street View camera on its blog, encouraging explorers to dig for historical imagery powering the futur...
Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes Got iLet Bionic Pancreas System
Tech for Good, Technology, United States

Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes Got iLet Bionic Pancreas System

Type 1 Diabetes, often known as juvenile or childhood-onset diabetes, needs daily insulin delivery because of the low insulin production. Patients may have polyuria (excessive urination), polydipsia (increased thirst), continual hunger, weight loss, visual problems, and weariness due to their condition. The onset of these symptoms might be rapid. People with Type 1 Diabetes and their families experience immense cognitive load and emotional burden in the unequal healthcare system worldwide. According to the US-based public welfare healthcare startup, BetaBionics, 80% of people with diabetes live with uncontrolled blood glucose and are always at a risk of unprecedented healthcare complications. It is increasingly difficult to achieve consistent glycemic control in Type 1 Diabetes. Besi...
Be a Startup Investor for $10 with Republic Investing Platform
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Be a Startup Investor for $10 with Republic Investing Platform

Everyone may invest in startups through Republic. If you're not an authorized investor or a very wealthy person, you can invest as little as $10 or $100,000 in carefully vetted private startup companies. The primary goal of Republic is to make venture capital investment more accessible to the general public by democratizing the fundraising process and increasing the pool of potential investors. Investing in a new business starts with as little as $25 or $100, depending on the firm's size. For this New York, United States-based crowdinvestment firm, the aim is to help high-growth potential startups cross gaming, real estate, and crypto. People above 18 can invest on the open platform regardless of racial, class, or class discrimination. Each campaign on Republic has its own set of co...
Mattel’s Barbie with Hearing Aids is Nothing Short of Inspiring
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Mattel’s Barbie with Hearing Aids is Nothing Short of Inspiring

According to World Health Organization (WHO), by 2050, approximately 2.5B individuals will experience hearing loss, and at least 700M would need hearing rehabilitation. Due to over-exposure to unregulated noise, more than a billion young adults are at risk for permanent hearing loss. An extra yearly expenditure of less than $1.40 per person is required to develop ear and hearing care services worldwide. This yields a return of roughly US$16 for every US$1 spent over ten years. Now, the intention was to build a premise for our aging Barbie, now 63 years old. Born on March 9, 1959, Barbie wasn't born in any manger but at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. The news is Barbie is experiencing hearing loss, and therefore, in her edition, she is wearing a pair of hearing...
Can Vertical SaaS Fintech WeTravel Reinvent Payments for Travel SMBs?
Business, United States

Can Vertical SaaS Fintech WeTravel Reinvent Payments for Travel SMBs?

There was a time when traditional payment giants such as PayPal and Shopify disrupted the banking model. Today, it is the time for vertical SaaS in financial technology or fintech. This emerging market is zeroing in on small to medium-sized businesses contributing over 50% of GDP in high-income countries worldwide. But is it a one-sided affair? How are SMBs responding to the solution?  According to Johannes Koeppel, CEO and Co-Founder of WeTravel, "SMBs don't want different payment solutions; they want payments integrated into their business software." Johannes, a U.C. Berkeley MBA graduate, built WeTravel as a vertical SaaS (integrated payment) platform in the travel space akin to the Mindbody that offers scheduling and payment solutions to the world of wellness and businesses and ...
Scientists Invent FAST-PETase Enzyme to Biodegrade Plastic
Technology, United States

Scientists Invent FAST-PETase Enzyme to Biodegrade Plastic

Plastic has been a concern for centuries. The non-biodegradable substance has choked many lives and made its way to human guts. It got climate activists to lose their sleep over the well-being of humankind on earth and its flora and fauna. But now, we seem to have a breakthrough; the FAST-PETase enzyme. We now have a new enzyme that makes plastic biodegradable at a speed of hours to days. A group of chemical engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin has worked together to invent this enzyme, which dissolves plastic the way a dry leaf would dissolve in compost.  On April 27, 2022, Nature published an article informing us how we have finally overcome our struggle with plastic, hands down the world's biggest pollutant. Tons of plastic waste form landfills, and un...
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