Monica Chin / The Verge:
MSI unveils new laptops for creators and gamers, like the $2,599 Creator Z16, aimed at MacBook Pro users, with a 120Hz 16:10 QHD+ display and GeForce RTX 3060 — New models for creators and gamers at all price points — MSI has announced a number of gaming and creator laptops that include Intel´s brand-new Tiger Lake H processors.
A county-by-county map of the broadband gap in the US shows how lack of fiber stifles economic activity in poor counties which in turn results in disinvestment — A county-by-county look at the broadband gap — If broadband access was a problem before 2020, the pandemic turned it into a crisis.
Sophia Kunthara / Crunchbase News:
Kin, which uses thousands of data points to provide personalized home insurance in natural disaster-prone US states like FL, CA, and LA, raises $63.9M Series C — Home insurance startup Kin has raised $63.9 million in a Series C round, the company told Crunchbase News.
Damon Beres / VICE:
Some independent repair experts say the MacBook schematics released by ransomware group REvil are helpful in understanding and fixing devices — Hacked and leaked schematics won´t help you make a counterfeit MacBook. They will help repair experts recover lost data, though. — DB
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amsterdam-based StuDocu, which sources and shares student-created class notes, raises $50M Series B, says it reaches 15M university students in 60 countries — Whether learning online or taking a class in person, every student knows all too well how important it is to have good notes …
Desire Athow / TechRadar:
Q&A with David Trachy, Senior Director of Emerging Markets at storage company Spectra Logic, on the resurgence of tape for archival storage, DNA storage, more — A Q&A with David Trachy, Senior Director of Emerging Markets at Spectra Logic — In the world of archival storage, tape is the undisputed king.
Angus Loten / Wall Street Journal:
IDC: companies around the world are on pace to spend $240.6B on edge computing through 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of more than 15% — Firms world-wide on pace to spend $240.6 billion on edge computing through 2024 — Companies are expected to raise spending over the next few years …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
eMarketer: US advertisers will spend $11.36B on streaming TV commercials on services like Hulu, Pluto TV, and Peacock in 2021, up from $8.11B in 2020 — Ben Chappell was binge-watching The X-Files on Hulu recently when he kept seeing the same ads for sports betting apps again and again.
Tage Kene-Okafor / TechCrunch:
Report: fintech startups across India, Africa, and Latin America raised a total of $23B since 2017; Indian companies raised $11.6B, including $4.8B just in 2019 — Tech investments in emerging markets have been in full swing over the past couple of years and their ecosystems have thrived as a result.
Miguel Bustillo / Wall Street Journal:
The Colonial Pipeline, which transports roughly 45% of fuel consumed on the US East Coast, says it halted all operations due to a cyberattack — Operator of the Colonial Pipeline, the leading fuel conduit to the East Coast, said it had temporarily halted operations after discovering the threat Friday