Ayrton Senna: Remembering Brazilian three-time world champion – 25 years on

BBC Sport looks back on the day when three-time world champion Ayrton Senna died at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Source: BBC F1

Too much tyre talk is “not Formula 1” – Steiner | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Too much tyre talk is “not Formula 1” – Steiner • Silverstone denies new deal report • Frank Williams ‘never spoke’ about Senna crash Source: F1 Fanatic

SoftBank makes a huge bet on Latin America

Rappi represents a new era for Latin American technology startups. Based in Bogotá, Colombia, the on-demand delivery startup has taken the region by storm, attracting a record amount of venture capital funding in mere months. Today marks the beginning of a new round of explosive growth as SoftBank, the Japanese telecom giant and prolific Silicon ...

YouTube sets a goal of having half of trending videos coming from its own site

YouTube wants to have half of the featured videos in its trending tab come from streams originating on the company’s own site going forward, according to the latest quarterly letter from chief executive Susan Wojcicki. The letter, directed to YouTube’s users, is meant to help ease concerns the site’s biggest stars have over copyright challenges, ...

AR will mean dystopia if we don’t act today

AR will mean dystopia if we don’t act today
Matt Miesnieks Contributor Matt Miesnieks is a partner at Super Ventures. More posts by this contributor Why the YouTube of AR won’t be YouTube The product design challenges of AR on smartphones The martial arts actor Jet Li turned down a role in the Matrix and has been invisible on our screens because he does not ...

USV closes on $450M for new funds, adds two partners

Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm known for early bets in Twitter, Etsy and Tumblr, has $450 million in capital commitments to plow into the next generation of technology startups. The capital, which comes in just above the $429 million USV filed to raise earlier this year, is divided across two new funds: $200 ...

Services really are becoming a bigger part of Apple’s business

We’ve known for a while now that Apple was going to be putting more of an emphasis on services. As the technical leaps from one iPhone/iPad/Mac generation to the next become less dramatic, product revenue has started to shrink; in response, the company is focusing on driving forward on things like the App Store, iCloud, ...

The curious case of Slack’s missing $162 million

Slack has filed its S-1 registration statement with the SEC in preparation for its direct listing. One interesting data set that usually comes out of these S-1s is the company’s actual fundraising history. Slack has raised eight main rounds (series A-H), and 15 rounds total when including individual tranches, since it incorporated on February 25, ...

Spot.IM raises $25M to help publishers engage with readers

Spot.IM announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series D funding. We’ve written about the company’s commenting platform before, but CEO Nadav Shoval said it’s now building a broader “community platform.” That means going beyond commenting and moderation to also include community pages and other ways to highlight and monetize user-generated content. The ...

Apple Q2: iPads up, iPhones down

Apple Q2: iPads up, iPhones down
Today’s big story for Apple revenue was once again focused on services. That’s likely to be the tale for the foreseeable future, as the company continues to pump billions into product offerings like Apple TV+. As predicted, hardware was more of a mixed bag for the company. The iPad, a bright spot in an otherwise ...