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amber funding: Student accommodation platform Amber raises $21 million led by Gaja Capital

Student accommodation platform Amber has raised $21 million in its first round of institutional funding, led by Mumbai-based private equity firm Gaja Capital.The round comprises $18.5 million in fresh equity and the remaining in venture debt from Lighthouse Canton and Stride Ventures.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIndian School of BusinessISB Professional Certificate in Product ManagementVisitMITMIT Technology Leadership and InnovationVisitIIM KozhikodeIIMK Advanced…

Notion acquires privacy-focused productivity platform Skiff

Notion launched its new calendar based on Cron last month, but its productivity suit can soon have more privacy-focused offerings. The company announced today that it has acquired Skiff, a platform that offers end-to-end encrypted file storage, docs, calendar events, and email. Skiff was started in 2020 by Andrew Milich and Jason Ginsberg. The company had raised $14.2 million in funding over two rounds from investors such as Sequoia Capital along with Alphabet chairman John Hennessy, former…

Building a Data Platform in 2024

How to build a modern, scalable data platform to power your analytics and data science projects (updated)Table of Contents:What’s changed?The PlatformIntegrationData StoreTransformationOrchestrationPresentationTransportationObservabilityClosingWhat’s changed?Since 2021, maybe a better question is what HASN’T changed?Stepping out of the shadow of COVID, our society has grappled with a myriad of challenges — political and social turbulence, fluctuating financial landscapes, the surge in AI advancements, and Taylor Swift…

CodeSignal launches a learning platform with an AI-powered guide

Technical assessment company CodeSignal, which counts Index Ventures and Menlo Ventures as backers, is launching a learning platform called CodeSignal Learn. The new platform, aimed at audiences wanting to learn technical subjects, also has an AI-powered bot called Cosmo, which helps users with learning. The company said that there are hundreds of courses available at launch ranging from introduction to programming, tutorials on specific languages, data analytics and machine learning. Eventually, CodeSignal wants to…

New sports streaming platform: What to know

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, #23, during the NBA game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Jan. 7, 2024.Jevone Moore | Icon Sportswire | Getty ImagesThe U.S. media world was rushing — or panicking? — Wednesday to try to figure out the ramifications of Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery and Fox's new joint venture, an unprecedented move to work together in the years since media companies broke out their own competing streaming platforms.The service will…

Ford is building a low-cost EV platform to compete with Tesla

Ford (F) assembled a “super-talented skunk works team” to build a low-cost EV platform. The small team consisted of “some of the best EV engineers in the world,” according to Ford’s CEO Jim Farley. It will be used to launch several new software-defined electric models. Ford is “secretly” developing a low-cost EV platform Following Tuesday’s Q4 and full-year 2023 earnings results, Farley explained that Ford is adjusting its capital while switching gears to focus on smaller EVs. Ford’s…

ESPN, Fox, Warner Bros. to launch joint sports streaming platform

A FOX Sports TV camera operator during the week 5 NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.David J. Griffin | Icon Sportswire | Getty ImagesWalt Disney's ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery plan to launch a joint sports streaming service this fall, giving consumers a new way to access marquee live sports for the first time, the companies said Tuesday.The platform, which will be owned by a newly formed company with its own leadership…

Honda to Introduce Exciting New CB350 Scrambler and Adventure Honda to Launch a Scrambler and an Adventure Bike Based on the CB350 Platform:…

The Japanese bike manufacturing giant, Honda, is gearing up to expand its CB350 lineup with the introduction of two exciting new models. The first of these two models will be a Scrambler, and the other will be an Adventure bike. Recently, renderings of these upcoming bikes have been leaked online, and these images reveal a blend of retro styling with modern-day aesthetics. What will be special about these bikes is that they will be based on the brand’s tried and tested CB350 platform. Honda CB350 Scrambler From the…

Techstars-backed Nigerian edtech Klas raises $1M for global scaling of online teaching platform

Nigerian online teaching platform Klas has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding led by Ingressive Capital, with participation from Techstars, HoaQ Capital, and several angel investors. Founded in 2022 by Nathan Nwachuku and Lekan Adejumo, Klas enables users to create and sell ebooks, courses, and live classes. The platform offers essential class components such as scheduling, payments, community features, analytics, and video conferencing, catering to various subjects from coding and design to finance, art, and…

Pokimane calls out rise of “bigotry” on Twitch after leaving the platform

Pokimane has accused Twitch of allowing a rise of “bigotry and red pill bullshit” on the platform. Earlier this week, Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys announced she wouldn’t be renewing her exclusivity contract with Twitch, meaning she is now “free as a bird” to use whatever streaming platform she likes. “The end of an era,” she wrote on social media. After first finding an audience in 2013 with streams of League Of Legends, Among Us and Fortnite, she become the sixth most-followed streamer on Twitch, and the top female streamer.…