SmileDirectClub makes its debut on the public market – gpgmail

SmileDirectClub rang the opening bell earlier today, marking its first day of trading as a public company. The teeth-straightening company is now trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol “SDC.” Already, the stock is trading down 11% at $20.36 per share. SmileDirectClub kicked off its IPO hoping to raise up to $1.3 billion at an […]

Novameat has a platform for 3D printing steaks and has new money to take it to market – gpgmail

Novameat, a Spanish startup looking to accelerate the development of alternative proteins across the meat aisle, has gotten a boost in the form of new investment capital from the leading foodtech investment firm, New Crop Capital. Founded by biomedical engineering expert Giuseppe Scionti, Novameat builds on Scionti’s decade of research as an assistant professor in […]

Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million in two funds as Latin America’s startup market booms – gpgmail

Kaszek Ventures, the investment firm that has been one of the primary architects of the recent boom in startup financing and growth in Latin America, has just raised $600 million across two new funds. The new commitments (raised in roughly two months) put Kaszek’s total capital under management at roughly $1 billion, making the firm […]

Mythic Markets just raised $2 million in seed to build a fractional ownership market for rare collectibles – gpgmail

Mythic Markets, a young, San Francisco-based fractional investing platform for fans, has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Slow Ventures, with participation from Third Kind Venture Capital, Global Founders Capital, and others. The company is being led by cofounder and CEO Joseph Mahavuthivanij, who previously spent a couple of years as an associate […]

Google falls to third place in worldwide smart speaker market – gpgmail

The global smart speaker market grew 55.4% in the second quarter to reach 26.1 million shipments, according to a new report from Canalys. Amazon continued to lead the race, accounting for 6.6 million units shipped in the quarter. Google, however, fell to the third spot as China’s Baidu surged ahead. Baidu in Q2 grew a […]

Chinese tariff retaliation, presidential tweets and market unease sends exchanges plummeting – gpgmail

After a week of modest gains, major stock indexes plummeted on Friday as China retaliated against U.S. tariffs by imposing $75 billion worth of tariffs on U.S. goods coming into the country. China’s foreign ministry said that it would resume tariffs on U.S. imports of automobiles and auto parts and place an additional 5% or […]

Apple, Samsung continue growth as North American wearables market hits $2B – gpgmail

New numbers out of Canalys show strong continued growth for the North America wearables market for Q2. The market hit $2 billion value for the quarter, according to the firm, marking a 38% year over year growth. It’s not exactly earth shattering, but it’s steady for a category that felt almost dead in the water […]

AMD Reports Q2 2019 Market Share as Intel Sticks to Its Guns on Pricing

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the past month, AMD let fly with two-thirds of its 7nm product lineup. Both the desktop and server spaces have now been refreshed with 7nm CPUs. Intel’s response? Meh. Let’s do the market share data first. Heading into Q2, […]

Xiaomi tops Indian smartphone market for eighth straight quarter – gpgmail

Xiaomi has been Indian’s top smartphone seller for eight straight quarters. The company has become a constant headache for Samsung in the world’s second largest smartphone market as sales have slowed pretty much everywhere else in the world. The Chinese electronics giant shipped 10.4 million handsets in the quarter that ended in June commanding 28.3% […]

Walmart tops U.S. online grocery market, with 62% more customers than next nearest rival – gpgmail

Walmart is dominating the U.S. online grocery market, according to new research out this week from the analysts at Second Measure. The nationwide retailer today offers grocery pickup and delivery in nearly every U.S. state, and had 62% more customers in June than its next nearest rival. And no, in this case, that rival is […]