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(Cornell University) A new open-source computer model being developed by a Cornell University-led interdisciplinary team will simulate production and quantify the environmental effects of management decisions made on dairy farms.
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Investing app Moneybox has raised a £30 million ($38 million) Series C funding round.  Moneybox lets investors put their cash into a variety of funds. The startup's funding round was jointly led by Eight Roads and new investors CNP, alongside VC fund Breega.  "Saving and investing for the future is always somewhere on the to-do list for most of us, but the last few months have put this more front of mind than ever," Ben Stanway, Moneybox CEO and cofounder told Business Insider. "Speaking to customers, many of them have realised the importance of having a nest egg or emergency fund set aside for when the unexpected occurs." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  London-based fintech startup Moneybox has raised a £30 million ($38 million) Series C funding round.  Moneybox, founded in 2016, allows users to invest in a variety of funds, lifetime ISAs, and pensions and has more than 450,000 customers.  The investment app's funding round was jointly led by Eight Roads and new investors CNP, alongside VC fund Breega. Moneybox's raise was completed at double the valuation of its 2018 Series B funding round and takes its total funds raised to date to £51.3 million.  "Saving and investing for the future is always somewhere on the to-do list for most of us, but the last few months have put this more front of mind than ever," Ben Stanway, Moneybox CEO and cofounder told Business Insider. "Speaking to customers, many of them have realised the importance of having a nest egg or emergency fund set aside for when the unexpected occurs." Moneybox said it now has over £1 billion in assets, and is growing at £100 million per month. The company will also take part in its first equity crowdfunding, via Crowdcube, this month with a minimum target of £1 million. Wealth management apps have seen a surge during the coronavirus, with trading and investing apps seeing an early download boom in the initial days of the UK's lockdown. Moneybox claims it grew its customers by 121% in the year since July 2019. "Securing this funding enables us to continue to build the products, tools and technology to help people achieve their goals easily - whether it's buying a house, saving for retirement or just a rainy day," Stanway added. "In addition to scaling our amazing team of 120, the funding will be used to supercharge our growth and further execute our mission to help everyone save and invest for their future." Check out Moneybox's (redacted) Series C pitch deck below:SEE ALSO: Here are the 15 hottest European AI startups in 2020, according to 8 venture capitalists backing the technology Moneybox Moneybox Moneybox Moneybox Moneybox Moneybox Moneybox
The new version of Gmail is rolling out in an early access preview for G Suite users next week.
Fasting, particularly intermittent fasting, has become a popular dieting protocol for those looking to lose weight. Many different fasting schedules and methods exist, but questions remain over which are ideal for burning fat. Researchers with the University of Illinois at Chicago sought an answer to this, reporting in a new study that two fasting diets in particular can be used … Continue reading
Special filters in glasses could help the colorblind see colors better, according to new research from the UC Davis Eye Center and France’s INSERM Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute.
Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage Over 60 women and nonbinary people have accused influential comics author Warren Ellis of manipulative and predatory behavior toward female fans and creatives. An open letter and dozens of statements were collected on a site created by some of his alleged targets, and have also been shared with The Guardian, which published a story on the allegations today. The site was launched after several weeks of less specific allegations, including some posted on Twitter. The testimonials describe a long pattern of drawing young female fans into online or offline sexual encounters, which often devolved into controlling behavior or insults. According to The Guardian, Ellis secretly maintained up to 19 relationships at a time, while running online... Continue reading…
(Monash University) World-first research, led by Monash University, has developed radical non-invasive X-ray technology aimed at helping diagnose, treat and manage people with cystic fibrosis.
Apple has removed the Like Patrol app from its App Store, following Instagram's delivery of a cease-and-desist letter to the app's developers for violating its policies against data collection.Like Patrol wanted to make spying on Instagram easier than ever, setting up a service that let paying subscribers get notifications anytime someone they followed commented on or liked a photo.It targeted people in relationships, saying they could use the app to keep tabs on whoever their partners were communicating with on Instagram.Instagram sent its cease-and-desist letter in late October.On Saturday, Apple removed Like Patrol from the App Store and said the app violated its guidelines.Like Patrol's founder, Sergio Luis Quintero, told CNET in an email that the company will fight to get back on the App Store.
The advisors in charge of giving new NHS treatments the Yes or the No have decided in favour of two cannabis-based treatments for the first time, opening the doors to easy access to the formerly controversial medicines in England.The two drugs are mainly to be used for treating epilepsy and multiple sclerosis; conditions that self-prescribers and medicators have been successfully DIY treating with under-the-counter or over-the-border cannabis products for years.The new NICE guidelines say the medicines based on the delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol and marketed as Sativex or under the generic term nabilone may also be issued to patients suffering chemotherapy-induced nausea, although treatment-resistant epilepsy and some of the more extreme multiple sclerosis cases are the main anticipated use area.One of the drugs is based on cannabidiol – and branded Epidyolex – and solely targets the heartbreaking cases of debilitating epilepsy in children.Obviously the psychoactive elements of the drug are not present in these commercial products, while the cost of Epidyolex – which previously ruled it out from being made available on the NHS – has been reduced by manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals to help swing its move into potentially wider distribution.
the Bristol seems to be the first in the Uk to ban diesel vehicles from all over the city.Volkswagen's cheating on diesel cars ' emissions, as well as a concern for the emissions of particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), put the fuel in the corner.Germany is leading the trend, and this year it has limitations, for example, have been added to the Cologne, Mainz, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Berlin, germany.also in Paris, outside of the older dieselfordonen during the summer months.this is the vehicle's age and emissions of no matter.the City's so-called " Clean Air Zone, shall apply as from 2021.
Microsoft has had no luck in the smartphone industry.Its Windows Mobile project was wrecked in just a few years, and force it to leave this sector.Bill Gates tried to give a different reading of what happened over time, saying that today everyone would use Windows Mobile if Microsoft had not been involved in an antitrust investigation by the United States Department of Justice.Speaking to The New York Times, Gates explained what mistakes the company made in the mobile sector.“There’s no doubt that the antitrust lawsuit was bad for Microsoft, and we would have been more focused on creating the phone operating system and so instead of using Android today you would be using Windows Mobile,” claimed Gates.“If it hadn’t been for the antitrust case… we were so close, I was just too distracted.
Founded by two former Lazada executives, the startup tells Tech in Asia that it’s in the process of raising up to US$10 million in series A funding to tighten its grip on its sole market, where it claims to be a top player.With OnPoint, they don’t have to worry about all those things, says co-founder and CEO Tran Vu Quang.Whether brands are selling on marketplaces like Lazada and Shopee, social media or their own websites, OnPoint takes care of the requirements for bringing the goods to customers’ doors, he says.Quang and Le Xuan Long – previously the chief commercial and chief marketing officers of Lazada Vietnam, respectively – ventured out on their own in 2017 after seeing a wave of brands knock on the ecommerce firm’s doors, wanting to sell online.It had just been a year since Alibaba acquired control of Lazada, and the China giant’s founder Jack Ma had shared in a discussion with staff that the business was going to be about “building a platform, not an empire.”“It is about enabling others, not [ourselves].
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