Can you actually predict the subsequent era of unicorns?

Hey and welcome again to Fairness, TechCrunch’s enterprise capital-focused podcast, the place we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It’s a superb week right here at Fairness HQ as a result of our two co-hosts are each again on the similar time! Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm, after every of them taking a while off, led the present right now, digging...

Nvidia recreates the Apollo 11 touchdown with real-time ray tracing

It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon touchdown, and Nvidia is utilizing the anniversary to exhibiting off the facility of its present GPU know-how. Utilizing the RTX real-time ray tracing, which was the subject of the day at its current GTC Convention. Nvidia employed its newest tech to make massive enhancements to the moon-landing demo it created...

Lexion raises $4.2M to convey AI to contract administration

Contract administration isn’t precisely an thrilling topic, however it’s an actual ache level for a lot of firms. It additionally lends itself to automation, because of current advances in machine studying and pure language processing. It’s no shock then, that we see renewed curiosity on this house and that traders are placing extra money into it. Earlier this week,...

Huawei 5G indecision is hitting UK’s relations overseas, warns committee

The UK’s subsequent prime minister should prioritize a choice on whether or not or to not enable Chinese language tech big Huawei to be a 5G provider, a parliamentary committee has urged — warning that the nation’s worldwide relations are being “severely broken” by ongoing delay. In a assertion on 5G suppliers, the Intelligence and Safety committee (ISC) writes that...

Tiny UK startup takes on Google’s Wing within the race to a drone site visitors management system

A future the place drones can simply and cheaply do many helpful issues resembling ship packages, undertake search and rescue missions, ship pressing medical provides, to not point out unclogging our roads with flying taxis looks like a future value taking pictures for. However earlier than all this may occur, we want to verify the 1000's of drones within...

VertoFX raises $2M for its African and EM forex buying and selling platform

VertoFX, an Africa and rising markets centered forex buying and selling and fee startup, has raised a $2.1 million seed spherical, led by Accelerated Digital Ventures. The London primarily based firm, with a subsidiary in Lagos, Nigeria, has created a platform that permits companies and banks to alternate and make funds in unique foreign currency that don’t typically convert or...

Tesla’s new V3 Supercharger can cost as much as 1,500 electrical automobiles a day

Tesla has opened a large next-generation electrical automobile charging station in Las Vegas that mixes the corporate’s core merchandise into one sustainable vitality ecosystem, fulfilling a imaginative and prescient CEO Elon Musk laid out almost three years in the past. The brand new V3 Supercharger, which helps a peak price of as much as 250 kilowatts, is designed to dramatically...

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has reportedly cashed out of over $700 million forward of its IPO

Adam Neumann, the co-founder and chief government of the worldwide actual property co-working startup, WeWork, has reportedly cashed out of greater than $700 million from his firm forward of its preliminary public providing. The scale and timing of the payouts, made via a mixture of inventory gross sales and loans secured by his fairness within the firm, is uncommon contemplating...

Chinese language area station Tiangong-2 is about to deplete over the Pacific

The ultimate hours for China’s Tiangong-2 area station are at hand, because the 8-ton piece of {hardware} will fall to earth, or relatively sea, a while within the subsequent 20 hours or so in a managed deorbit manuever.  However not like with its predecessor, it isn’t a thriller the place this explicit piece of area particles goes to fall. Tiangong-2...

Uber and Lyft drivers demand higher pay, office protections and driver-led unions

As Meeting Invoice 5 makes its method via the California state legislature, Uber and Lyft drivers are voicing their calls for for higher pay, fundamental office protections and the precise to arrange via unions. Tomorrow, Lyft and Uber drivers will convene outdoors Uber’s San Francisco headquarters to make their voices heard. As established in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v Superior...