Stripe’s grand plan – gpgmail

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I noted Peloton’s secret weapons. Before that, I wrote about a new e-commerce startup, Pietra. Remember, you can send me tips, […]

Atlassian launches free tiers for all its cloud products, extends premium pricing plan – gpgmail

At our TC Sessions: Enterprise event, Atlassian co-CEO Scott Farquhar today announced a number of updates to how the company will sell its cloud-based services. These include the launch of new premium plans for more of its products, as well as the addition of a free tier for all of the company’s services that didn’t […]

Spotify expands its new Premium Duo plan to Latin America – gpgmail

Spotify’s newest paid subscription, the Premium Duo plan designed for two people, first launched this spring as a pilot test in Ireland, Colombia, Chile, Denmark, and Poland. Today, Spotify says the plan is being more broadly rolled out to 14 more Latin American markets. The new markets include: Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, […]

Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month – gpgmail

A UK group of climate activists is planning to fly drones close to Heathrow Airport next month in a direct action they hope will shut down the country’s largest airport for days or even longer. The planned action is in protest at the government’s decision to green-light a third runway at Heathrow. They plan to […]

Google’s Nest doorbell camera plan gets a package-detection feature – gpgmail

Nest’s transition into the broader Google brand portfolio could honestly be going a bit better. For its part, Google has promised that it will keep adding compelling software features into the ecosystem, and this morning’s announcement is a pretty good start. The company just announced the addition of a package-detecting feature for Nest Hello users […]

How To Plan The New Season of Email Marketing

Summer vacations draw to an end – it’s time to kick-start the new season and raise the bar of your Email Marketing efforts. Everyone is back to the office, except for the naive few traveling in September. People are back at their desks, struggling with loose ends to tie up and new projects to launch.  […]

Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future – gpgmail

In two years, Voyage has gone from a tiny self-driving car upstart spun out of Udacity to a company able to operate on 200 miles of roads in retirement communities. Now, Voyage is on the verge of introducing a new vehicle that is critical to its mission of launching a truly driverless ride-hailing service. (Human […]

Pete Buttigieg echoes Warren with $80B rural broadband plan – gpgmail

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has unveiled his plan to address the broadband gap in this country: an $80 billion “Internet for All” initiative and set of related reforms. It echoes Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) announcement last week, which is, generally speaking, a good thing. It’s detailed in a document entitled “Investing in an American […]

Comcast’s $10 internet plan opens up to all low-income and disabled Americans – gpgmail

Low-income families face the same issues the luckier among us do when it comes to getting broadband: few options and fewer still that are affordable. Comcast, though simultaneously the source of many of these issues, has a good program for anyone facing financial hardship, and several new groups now qualify for $10 connectivity. The “Internet […]