Netflix’s Stranger Things will be back for a third season

 Stranger Things, the Netflix show that become a surprise megahit thanks to its appeal to 80s babies and mix of horror, charm and general weirdness, will return for a third season. The show’s second season has yet to arrive (it’s coming October 27th), but co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer told Vulture that the third season ...

Ford outlines plan to build self-driving cars at scale to deploy with partners

 Ford’s autonomous driving vision includes fleet manufacturing, and then deploying vehicles at scale with partners working in commercial service areas like taxi and delivery. The core of this plan starts with building cars tailor-made to “improve the movement of people and goods,” according to Ford VP of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification Sherif Markaby. Marakby,… Read ...

ClassPass plans launch in 10 new cities

 ClassPass, the subscription service that lets you work out where you want, when you want, has today announced that it’s launching in 10 new cities across North America. In September, interested folks from New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and San Antonio will be able to join the platform. Following the September launch, ClassPass will open up in ...

Cloud data management startup Druva raises $80M

 An ongoing trend among businesses to put more of their data into the cloud — bringing ever more smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices on to their networks — is driving a lot of business to startups that are building smart ways to capture, back up and analyse these increasingly complex network architectures. Today, one ...

Dubset makes Sony the first major label legalized for remixing

 Spotify and Apple Music could soon get the legal grey area of music like remixes and DJ sets that today live unofficially on SoundCloud. Sony Music Entertainment today became the first major record label to allow its music to be monetized through unofficial mixes thanks to a deal with rights clearance startup Dubset. That means ...

Berlin-based Home is an app to help landlords manage properties and improve the rental experience

 Home, a Berlin-based startup that offers an app to help landlords manage their properties, has raised €3 million in seed funding. EQT Ventures led the round, along with the company’s existing investor, Redalpine. Read More Source: TechCrunch

Code2040 is launching its flagship program in NYC

 Code2040 is bringing its flagship Fellows program for black and Latinx students to New York City. As always, the goal is to increase access to opportunities for black and Latinx people in the tech industry and work toward closing the racial wealth gap in the U.S. “Not only is New York home to a booming ...

Big data analytics platform Databricks raises $140M Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz

 Databricks, a big data analytics platform built by a team that grew out of the Apache Spark project, today announced that it has raised a $140 million Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from New Enterprise Associates and Battery Ventures. This brings Databricks’ total funding raised to date to $247 million, which ...

Microsoft teams up with Red Hat to bring Windows Server containers to OpenShift

 Microsoft and Red Hat still feel like odd bedfellows, given that they both want the enterprise to use their own operating systems and services. Still, Microsoft has long supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux on its Azure platform, for example, and the two obviously share quite a few customers. Today, the two companies are expanding on ...

Skytap raises $45M for its enterprise cloud

 Skytap is probably one of the more interesting clouds right now. Unlike so many other startups, it’s not trying to offer enterprises specific cloud computing services on top of one of the big platforms like AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Instead, the company actually runs its own cloud with the goal of helping enterprises ...