Connected Car Weekly: Verizon, Nissan Team on Road Safety Solutions; Tesla Rolls Out Insurance

This week provided at least three fresh examples of what can be done with the reams of data being generated by connected vehicles, including a new pairing between Verizon and Nissan North America’s Research and Advanced Engineering team. Under the agreement, the two companies have completed a research proof-of-concept demonstrating how sensor data from a vehicle and surrounding infrastructure can be processed through Verizon’s wireless network and communicated … Read more

Animoca Brands doubles valuation to $2.2B with new $65M funding round

Animoca has raised $65 million in its latest funding round, with more than 43.8 million of newly issued shares to be distributed to investors at a price of $1.51 per share. NFT-game and virtual property developer Animoca Brands has doubled its valuation to $2.2 billion after closing a new funding round that fetched $65 million. … Read more

Australian Senate Committee Makes 12 Recommendations for Crypto Regulation

An Australian Senate Select Committee has submitted its final report on a year-long review of the country’s approach to crypto and blockchain regulation, seeking to guide, for the first time, a clear framework for the domestic digital assets sector. The committee on “Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre,” which submitted its initial report in … Read more

Blue Shield of California, Google Cloud Team on Payment Digitization

Blue Shield of California is working alongside Google Cloud to debut a way to process payment claims in real time on a cloud platform, a press release says. Announced on Monday (Oct. 18), the release says the companies plan to utilize automated processing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in order to both digitize healthcare … Read more

Rediscover trust in cybersecurity

The world has changed dramatically in a short amount of time—changing the world of work along with it. The new hybrid remote and in-office work world has ramifications for tech—specifically cybersecurity—and signals that it’s time to acknowledge just how intertwined humans and technology truly are. Enabling a fast-paced, cloud-powered collaboration culture is critical to rapidly … Read more

Galaxy Interactive raises another $325M fund aimed at Metaverse and next gen games

The venture capital firm will fund companies in the interactive sector that combine content, finance and tech. Galaxy Interactive, a venture capital firm focused on next generation interactive technolo, has announced it has raised $325 million for its second fund from 70 different investors. The fund is focused on virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, … Read more

EMEA Daily: German Delivery Hero Buys Minority Stake In Gorillas Delivery Startup; UK P2P Lender Zopa Nets $303M

In today’s top EMEA news, Berlin-based Delivery Hero acquires minority stake in Gorillas delivery startup, UK P2P Lender Zopa raises $303 million. Plus, digital bank Lunar buys payments platform Paylike, U.K. supermarket giant Tesco takes on Amazon Go, and FinTech payments startup Primer raised $50 million. German Delivery Hero Buys Minority Stake in Gorillas Delivery Startup Delivery Hero has made … Read more