Daily Archives: 21.05.2021

Piano Tunes Up New $88M Round

Philadelphia-based customer analytics and subscription platform Piano raised an $88 million round — a mix of both equity and debt — after growing revenue nearly 400 percent since the beginning of 2019. The new round consists of about $20 million in equity — led by existing investors Updata Partners, with supporting investments from Rittenhouse Ventures and LinkedIn — and approximately ...

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Larger Rocky Planets Might be Rare Because They Shrunk

Researchers at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics published a paper last week that just might explain a mysterious gap in planet sizes beyond our solar system. Planets between 1.5 and 2 times Earth’s radius are strikingly rare. This new research suggests that the reason might be because planets slightly larger than this, called mini-Neptunes, lose their atmospheres over ...

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Photos: ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral

Carrying a sophisticated billion-dollar missile detection satellite for the U.S. military, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday with 1.6 million pounds of thrust from a Russian RD-180 main engine and twin solid rocket boosters. The 194-foot-tall (59-meter) Atlas 5 rocket lifted off at 1:37 p.m. EDT (1737 GMT) Tuesday from pad 41 ...

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EU fines banks €371m over bond trading cartel

EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said traders from seven investment banks colluded in online chatrooms to fix prices and share sensitive information The European Commission has today fined top banks including UBS and Unicredit a total of €371m for running a bond-trading cartel during the worst years of the euro zone debt crisis. The decision, announced by EU competition chief ...

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South Korean Government Continues to Scale Back Anti-Crypto Rhetoric

Statue of the Lying Buddha of Miamsa Temple in Naesan-myeon, Buyeo-gun, South Korea. Source: Adobe/Yeongsik Im Hong Nam-ki, the South Korean Deputy Prime Minister and the nation’s finance minister, has spoken about government plans to create more opportunities for young people – including on “domestic asset markets.” In a carefully worded statement, Hong, the Hankook Ilbo reported, spoke of the ...

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