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2020 was one of the warmest years in history and indicates mounting risks of climate change

It’s official. 2020 was one of the warmest years on record either edging out or coming in just behind 2016 for the warmest year in recorded history according to data from US government agencies. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration had the year just tied with 2016, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration put ...

UK on-demand supermarket Weezy raises $20M Series A led by NYC’s Left Lane Capital

Weezy — an on-demand supermarket that delivers groceries in fast times such as 15 minutes — has raised $20 million in a Series A funding led by New York-based venture capital fund Left Lane Capital. Also participating were UK-based fund DN Capital, earlier investors Heartcore Capital and angel investors, notably Chris Muhr, the Groupon founder. ...

PepsiCo signs on to sponsor new founder-in-residence program from M13

The budding venture studio being built inside M13 has signed PepsiCo as its first new corporate partner. Through the deal, PepsiCo has agreed to bankroll the first founder-in-residence program from the New York and Los Angeles-based firm, which poached former Techstars Los Angeles managing director Anna Barber to lead its new initiative. The initial M13 ...

Fifth Wall adds new partner as it seeks at least $200 million for a new climate impact fund

When it first launched nearly three years ago, Fifth Wall had a vision of leveraging capital limited partners from across the real estate development and construction business to back the technologies the industry needed most. That early vision resonated so well, that the firm has grown from managing one fund of $212 million to holding ...

Rats raid a Chipotle, bite workers

In a brazen attack by desperate New York City rats a Washington Heights Chipotle Mexican restaurant became their best target, eventually forcing this popular food chain to shut down indefinitely. Recent infestations where avocados and other produce we... ...

Governor Andrew Cuomo to be honored with International Emmy

New York governor Andrew Cuomo will receive an International Emmy award, not for his dramatic telenovela role in "La Usurpadora", which Cuomo never starred in, but for his near daily briefings to help reassure the public with information and leadershi... ...

As in 2016 ‘SNL’ has Dave Chappelle host week after presidential election

Is Saturday Night Live daring fate to repeat itself this Saturday November 7th, 2020 when they invite comedian Dave Chappelle to host? In 2016 Chappelle hosted 'SNL' on the Saturday following the presidential election and Trump's surprise win. For many... ...

This very socially-distanced office is floating in the middle of the East River

There's precautions and then there's precautions. If you're really trying to not get COVID-19, working on a makeshift floating office in the middle of New York's East River isn't the worst idea. It's also probably not the best one. Either way, the goo... ...

Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming. Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple. Facebook is not building a console gaming competitor to compete with Stadia or xCloud, instead the focus is wholly ...

Facebook post leads to ****-stolen painting returned to Jewish family

The Arkell Museum in upstate New York posted a picture on its Facebook page of its painting "Winter" by American artist Gari Melchers, unaware that the Mosse family of Berlin originally owned it before fleeing Germany in 1933. It was pilfered and reso... ...