vector News of 07/04/20
Automattic Pumps $4.6m Into New Vector To Help Grow Matrix, An Open, Decentralized Comms Ecosystem
Automattic, the open source force behind WordPress .com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and Tumblr , has made a $4.6M strategic investment into New Vector — the creators of an open, decentralized communications standard called ...
Jaguar Land Rover Debuts Electric Urban Mobility Concept Vehicle With Plans For 2021 Pilot
Jaguar Land Rover has introduced a new concept vehicle that cuts a very different figure relative to its usual fare: It’s a four-wheeled electric urban mobility concept called ‘Project Vector’ that looks more like a low-floored ...
Rocket Startup Astra Emerges From Stealth, Aims To Launch For As Little As $1m Per Flight
There’s yet another new rocket launch startup throwing its hat in the ring – Astra, an Alameda-based company that’s actually been operating in stealth mode (though relatively openly, often referred to as ‘Stealth Space ...
New Vector Scores $8.5m To Plug More Users Into Its Open, Decentralized Messaging Matrix
New Vector , a European startup founded in 2017 by the creators of an open, decentralized communications standard called Matrix to drive adoption and grow an ecosystem around an alternative messaging protocol for instant messaging and VoIP apps, ...
Vector’S Launch Business In Peril After ‘Major Change In Financing’
Small satellite launch startup Vector has indefinitely shut down operations “in response a major change in financing,” the company confirmed. Co-founder and CEO Jim Cantrell has also been cut loose as part of the upset. The news comes as ...
KKR Confirms It Has Acquired Canadian Software Company Corel, Reportedly For Over $1b
Yesterday we broke the news that Corel — the company behind WordPerfect, Corel Draw, and a number of other apps, as well as the new owner of Parallels — had itself gotten acquired by KKR . Today, the news is confirmed and ...
Jeff Bezos Aims Blue Origin At The Moon
Today at a packed event blocks from the White House, Jeff Bezos took the stage in front of select members of the media, executives, government officials and a gaggle of middle schoolers to reveal new details of his plan to get to the Moon by 2024 . ...
Vectordash’S Cloud Gaming Service Brings Crypto-Miners A New Revenue Stream
PC gaming has grown to be a pretty wide niche of people with some far-flung similarities and differences, one thing they all share are souped-up rigs that rely on beefy GPUs. This is fine for those with dedicated machines but PC gaming isn’t too ...
Anki’S Vector Is Getting Alexa Access Next Week
Vector’s already got the adorable bit down, courtesy of a team staffed by former Pixar and Dreamworks animators. But Anki’s grownup version of Cozmo can use a bit of help when it comes to smarts. Starting next week, the desktop robot will be ...