AT&T talks driving innovation through collaboration at Disrupt • ProWellTech

AT&T talks driving innovation through collaboration at Disrupt • ProWellTech

We’re just a few short weeks away from the first in-person ProWellTech Disrupt in three years. The agenda is absolutely bursting with expert insight and information from the leading voices in the early-stage startup universe. We want to take a moment to highlight a session led by our title sponsor, AT&T, who helps more than…

Bumble is testing a speed dating feature where users chat before matching • ProWellTech

Bumble is testing a speed dating feature where users chat before matching • ProWellTech

Dating app Bumble has been experimenting with a new way for its users to connect. The company has been quietly testing a speed dating feature in its U.K. market, which allows users to join the app on a designated night and time to engage in brief chats with other members before they’ve seen their photo…

With $17M in funding, Immerok launches cloud service for real-time streaming data • ProWellTech

With $17M in funding, Immerok launches cloud service for real-time streaming data • ProWellTech

In 2011, the Apache Software Foundation released Flink, a high-throughput, low-latency engine for streaming various data types. A decade later, a startup called Immerok — founded by David Moravek, Holger Temme, Johannes Moser, Konstantin Knauf, Piotr Nowojski and Timo Walther — has developed an Apache Flink cloud service called Immerok Cloud, which is serverless —…

Vodafone confirms merger talks with Three UK in a “no cash” deal to scale up in 5G • ProWellTech

Vodafone confirms merger talks with Three UK in a “no cash” deal to scale up in 5G • ProWellTech

Another major piece of mobile M&A appears to be in the works in the UK. Today, Vodafone confirmed that it was in merger discussions with Three UK, a carrier owned by CK Hutchison, to accelerate their 5G rollout. A deal would not involve any cash consideration, Vodafone said: “The envisaged transaction would involve both companies…

Deliveroo tweaks ‘dark store’ model to let grocery shoppers in the door • ProWellTech

Deliveroo tweaks ‘dark store’ model to let grocery shoppers in the door • ProWellTech

In the latest quick commerce headspinner, Deliveroo is experimenting with expanding its rapid grocery business by opening a new type of ‘dark store’ in Central London. As well as functioning as a mini warehouse where Deliveroo staff pick orders for couriers operating on its platform to collect and deliver locally to app users, the new…

Hackers leak 500GB trove of data stolen during LAUSD ransomware attack • ProWellTech

Hackers leak 500GB trove of data stolen during LAUSD ransomware attack • ProWellTech

Hackers have released a cache of data stolen during a cyberattack against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in what appears to be the biggest education breach in recent years. Vice Society, a Russian-speaking group that last month claimed responsibility for the ransomware attack that disrupted the LAUSD’s access to email, computer systems and…

Loop raises $60M to send EV charging infrastructure for a Loop • ProWellTech

Loop raises $60M to send EV charging infrastructure for a Loop • ProWellTech

Electric cars are great and all, but internal combustion engines (ICE) have one thing going for them: comprehensive, well-oiled infrastructure that means you can add 300 miles of range to your car, in 5 minutes, at any of 65,000 or so gas stations. Compare that with the one-hour stop at only about 6,000 high-speed charging…