Venture

Zapata Computing Raises $38M As Quantum Computing Nears

Boston-based quantum computing software-maker Zapata Computing closed a $38 million Series B as the promise of the next generation of computing gets closer. The new round was led by Comcast Ventures, Pitango and Prelude Ventures, with the support of existing investors BASF Venture Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital and The Engine Accelerator Fund, as well as new investors, including Ahren ...

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Boost as Microsoft to create 200 jobs in Dublin

Microsoft’s new €27m 10,000sq.m engineering hub near Leopardstown Microsoft is to create 200 highly skilled engineering positions in Dublin. The recruitment drive follows an investment of €27m in a new 10,000sq.m engineering hub close to its main campus in Leopardstown. The expansion will bring to 2,700 the total number of staff employed by the tech firm at its offices and ...

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Predicting Patient Outcomes: ClosedLoop.ai Secures $11M Series A For Health Models

Even before a patient walks into the doctor’s office, ClosedLoop.ai aims to predict whether that patient may be admitted to the hospital soon or is likely to cancel an appointment. The Austin-based company is using a new $11 million Series A cash infusion to continue developing its health care data science platform that uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation ...

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Real Irish Christmas tree sales soar during lockdown

Ireland's maritime climate provides the ideal conditions for growing quality Christmas trees The sale of real Irish Christmas trees has soared throughout the latest Covid-19 lockdown compared to the same period last year. That's according to the Irish Christmas Tree Growers, the all-Ireland organisation of Christmas tree farmers who are preparing for their busiest period of the year with the 2020 ...

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Review: Google Pixel 5

The Google smartphone offering has grown bigger and better in recent years. The latest flagship release – the Pixel 5 – brings 5G and some other new gizmos to the lineup. DESIGN The first thing you notice when you unbox the Pixel 5 is its size. This is not a big phone – more “normal” in size, making it easy ...

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Affirm’s IPO Filing Reveals Nearly A Third Of Its Revenue Comes From A Single Customer

Affirm, the fintech startup known for providing installment loans to shoppers, publicly filed its S-1 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. Max Levchin’s consumer payment-and-debt startup was founded in 2012. Prior to taking the helm of Affirm, Levchin was most known for co-founding PayPal with Peter Thiel in 2000. The San Francisco-based company raised about $1.5 ...

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Ireland named as cause of $15.8 global tax loss

The report was published in conjunction with the global union federation, Public Services International, as well as the Global Alliance for Tax Justice Ireland has been named as the country that is responsible for inflicting the ninth highest level of lost tax revenue on other countries around the globe by a new report. The first State of Tax Justice study, ...

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Abacus.AI Lands $22M Series B

Artificial intelligence startup Abacus.AI has raised $22 million in a Series B round led by Coatue, the company announced Wednesday.  With Abacus.AI, an organization’s team of developers–with access to the organization’s data–can use its platform to create deep-learning systems that can make accurate predictions without having to invest the time and resources to do so from scratch. “You can imagine ...

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