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Podium rolls out payments for its customer-focused local-business SaaS service

Podium, a Utah-based SaaS company focused on small business customer interactions, added payments technology to its product suite today. The move accretes a new income stream to the company’s quickly growing annual recurring revenue (ARR). While I tend to stay away from product news, Podium’s decision to add payment technology to its service hit a ...

Real estate startup Homie plans to expand to more cities with $23 million in Series B funding

Homie has made an impression among younger, first-time home buyers in the Utah and Arizona markets for cutting out the traditional closing costs, 6% real estate commissions and arduous paperwork associated with traditional home sales. It now plans to explore opening up in three new markets and will begin a Vegas launch in March with ...

Startups Weekly: Oyo has issues + A farewell

In this week's newsletter: India's growing pains, Brazil's latest venture funding and how to pitch journalists. ...

As gas tax revenues drop, states like Utah want EVs to pay for road upkeep

“Gas taxes pay for the upkeep of our roads, but electric cars don't use gasoline,” Jonathan Gitlin writes at Ars Technica.

In the United States, the upkeep of our public roads has traditionally been paid for by the taxes we pay at the fuel pump on gasoline and diesel fuel. As more Americans buy ...

Ikea is helping to redesign simulated Mars habitats

Ikea believes its approach to making small spaces more liveable applies even on other planets: The company has been working with an Earth-based research facility that is meant to mimic what a Mars habitat would be like, according to Fast Company. Originally, Ikea sent a designer to the station to seek out inspiration for creating ...

‘Hey teens buckling up is totes yeet yo’: Cringey highway signs might be backfiring a bit

10.24.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Utah commuters are having a real trip with the message keyed into their digital highway signs.  Unveiled earlier this week by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), the signs read "Hey teens buckling up is totes yeet yo." Pump the breaks&... ...

Utah Highway Patrol trooper swoops in to save unconscious man from being hit by a train

I was scrolling through Jalopnik earlier today when HOLY **** THERE'S A COP SAVING A DUDE FROM GETTING HIT BY A TRAIN!

From the Utah Department of Public Safety:

This morning, Trooper Ruben Correa pulled an unconscious driver from his vehicle seconds before it was struck by a train. Trooper Correa had been on a traffic ...

Patch Homes locks in $5m Series A to give homeowners financial freedom without debt

Homeownership has long been touted as the American dream. But rising rates of mortgage debt, student loan debt, or otherwise are making the pursuit of homeownership a nightmare. Debt burdened individuals or those with inconsistent or tight cash flow can not only struggle to get credit loan approval when buying a home but also struggle ...

Energy Vault raises $110 million from SoftBank Vision Fund as energy storage grabs headlines

Imagine a moving tower made of huge cement bricks weighing 35 metric tons. The movement of these massive blocks is powered by wind or solar power plants and is a way to store the energy those plants generate. Software controls the movement of the blocks automatically, responding to changes in power availability across an electric ...