Social Bicycles raises $10 million Series A round, rebrands as Jump Bikes

 Social Bicycles, now officially known as Jump Bikes, has just closed a $10 million Series A round led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Sinewave Ventures, Esther Dyson and others. “At Menlo Ventures, our investment team supports entrepreneurs who are on a mission to change the world—including, how consumers move through it,” Menlo Ventures Managing ...

Lyft says nearly 250K of its passengers ditched a personal car in 2017

 Lyft has a new report out detailing its ‘economic impact’ for 2017, and the document includes a lot of stats on its performance throughout the year. The ride-hailing provider claims 375.5 million rides for the year, which is 130 percent growth measured year-over-year. It served 23 million different passengers, itself a 92 percent YoY increase, ...

Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists

 After a big fundraise and subsequent reorganization last year at Coursera — which saw a change of CEO, as well as the departure of its COO, CFO, CMO and CPO (along with some 40 others) — the online education startup is today launching a new IT course with Google to underscore its message that the ship is ...

Serial SWATter arrested, charged with involuntary manslaughter

 Wichita police have arrested a 25-year-old online troll who calls himself SWAuTistic, charging him with involuntary manslaughter after sending police to a Kansas address. When police arrived at the address they opened fire on the resident, a father of two named Andrew Finch. SWAuTistic, real name Tyler Raj Barriss, could face 11 years in prison. ...

Ferrari settles on new race engineer for Raikkonen

With Greenwood leaving the Maranello-based outfit to join Manor in the World Endurance Championship, Ferrari has spent the last few weeks working out how best to restructure things.Although there has been no official confirmation of its plans yet, Motorsport.com has learned that Santi will be promoted from his previous position as Raikkonen’s data engineer.The move ...

BMW acquires Parkmobile parking app to help tackle city traffic

 BMW has acquired Parkmobile, an app that provides guidance and services for those looking for parking in North America, including on-street and garage parking payments and spot reservation. BMW Group had already held a minority investment in the company, and owned its Parkmobile Group Europe affiliate, but today it increased its holdings to reach majority ...

Nyansa lands $15 million led by Intel Capital to grow user performance management

 Companies like New Relic and AppDynamics have been offering applications performance management solutions to help operations teams track external performance issues for years. Nyansa (pronounced ‘knee-ans-sah’) is bringing that kind of performance management to internal networks. Today, the company announced a $15 million Series B investment. The round was led by Intel Capital… Read More Source: ...

Williams's driver call exposes its flagging revival

Williams says it does not compete in Formula 1 merely to make up the numbers. Of course, there is little point participating in professional sport if you are not ‘in it to win it’, as they say, but although Williams has not won a world championship for 20 years, been an F1 title contender since ...

WhatsApp reportedly testing anti-chain letter spam warning

 WhatsApp appears to be testing a new feature aimed at trying to limit the spread of chain letter style spam messages on its platform. Read More Source: TechCrunch

Williams name Kubica as reserve driver – seven years after serious crash

Robert Kubica is named Williams reserve driver, seven years after suffering life-changing injuries in a crash, as Sergey Sirotkin takes race driver spot. Source: BBC F1