Danny Masterson pleads not guilty to rape charges
The "That ’70s Show" actor's attorney, Tom Mesereau, entered the plea for Masterson, who was not present in court, to three charges of rape by force or fear, stemming from incidents that reportedly occurred in the early 2000s. Read More
Bruce Arians says Buccaneers will get their 'a-- beat' if they overlook Packers, think about Super Bowl
Quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off an emotional 30-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round of the NFC playoffs, and now the Bucs are only one game away from becoming the first team in NFL history to play in the Super Bowl at their home stadium.Read More
Media members declare return of reality, truth with Biden presidency
With the Joe Biden presidency just hours old, several prominent media figures have already declared it to be a beacon of truth-telling.Read More
9-year-old girl dies after being shot in Philly
A 9-year-old Philadelphia girl died Wednesday after she was shot in the head while inside a home, authorities said. Read More
Grizzlies-Blazers called off; NBA stresses new protocols
Contact tracing issues for the Memphis Grizzlies meant they would not have enough players eligible to play in Portland on Wednesday night, leading to the 16th game postponement for coronavirus-related reasons by the NBA this season.Read More
From Trump to Biden, TV Captures a Dramatic Shift
The new president’s speech on unity — “the best inaugural address I ever heard,” says Chris Wallace of Fox News — follows Donald Trump’s “My Way” moment.For a moment, cable news found something to agree on.At half past noon on Wednesday, shortly after President Biden wrapped up an inaugural address calling for an era of reconciliation,...
‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump
Members of the far-right group, who were among Donald Trump’s staunchest fans, are calling him “weak,” in a sign of fraying support.After the presidential election last year, the Proud Boys, a far-right group, declared its undying loyalty to President Trump.In a Nov. 8 post in a private channel of the messaging app Telegram, the group urged its...
QAnon believers struggle with inauguration.
Followers of QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, have spent weeks anticipating that Wednesday would be the “Great Awakening” — a day, long foretold in QAnon prophecy, when top Democrats would be arrested for running a global sex trafficking ring and President Trump would seize a second term in office.But as President Biden took office and...
TV Captures the End of a Tumultuous Presidency
As Trump completes his time in office with made-for-TV images, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos says, “The image in my head is Richard Nixon in 1974.”Hours before Joseph R. Biden Jr. took the presidential oath of office, President Trump offered one more made-for-TV moment.A little past 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the cable news channels and major broadcast...
President Biden’s Tech To-do List
The new administration will try to restrain Big Tech, manage China and expand internet access.This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.President Biden is inheriting tricky tech questions including how to rein in powerful digital superstars, what to do about Chinese technology and how to bring more Americans...
Robowealth rakes in Series A from Beacon VC to lower wealth gap in Thailand through tech
Robowealth, a robo-advisor for mutual funds in Thailand, has secured an undisclosed amount in Series A round of funding from Beacon VC, the corporate VC arm of Kasikorn Bank (KBank). The partnership means that while Robowealth will be able to leverage KBank customers to grow its user base, the latter will be able to deliver value to […] The...
Caffeinated expansion: How Kopi Kenangan achieves its goal of opening one new store per day
We can never get enough of Indonesian digital coffee chain Kopi Kenangan –and we are not just talking about their cup of iced coffee on a hot, busy day. The startup has made headlines with their high-profile funding rounds, the latest being their US$109 million Series B funding round in May 2020. Following these updates, […] The post Caffeinated...
Lupl snags US$14M, signs MoU with Singapore’s Ministry of Law as it prepares for legaltech platform launch
Lupl, a legaltech startup founded by international legal firms, announced it has raised US$14 million in new funding as it prepares for its public launch in April 2021. The latest investment is in addition to the more than US$10 million raised prior to its beta launch, taking its overall funding in excess of US$25 million. […] The post Lupl snags...
How ASEAN is shaping up to be a blockchain frontrunner
The ASEAN region may not be known as a leader in blockchain technology, but it is by no means a distant laggard. Southeast Asia is home to several blockchain startups such as Indonesia’s Hara, a blockchain-based food and agriculture data exchange platform, and Singapore’s Electrify, which seeks to integrate blockchain in the electric power industry....
3 top trends to impact e-commerce startups in ASEAN in 2021
By now it’s safe to say COVID-19 has been the strongest force pushing for digitalisation in retail that we’ve seen in a long time. Within weeks, everything suddenly moved online. iPrice Group and App Annie reported back in September that usage of Android shopping apps in ASEAN grew by 39 per cent within three months. […] The post 3 top trends...
US Acute Care Solutions, backed by WCAS, seeks $1bn-plus recap
Physician staffing businesses like USACS face less regulatory overhang after lawmakers reached a compromise to ban surprise medical billing in December. Read More
PE-backed Presco Polymers buys William Frick & Company
Presco Polymers, a portfolio company of River Associates, has acquired William Frick & Company, a provider of specialty labeling and marking products.Read More
Beans & Brews Coffeehouse grabs funding from Charger
Charger Investment Partners has made an investment in Sandy, Utah-based Beans & Brews Coffeehouse, an operator and franchisor of coffeehouses.Read More
Argosy launches new healthcare PE firm AHP
Argosy Capital has formed Argosy Healthcare Partners, a lower middle-market private equity firm focused on healthcare.Read More
Redwood promotes two to managing director
Redwood Capital Group has promoted Bill McDougall to managing director of investments and head of acquisitions and Field Stern to managing director of investments and head of capital markets.Read More
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