PayPal Rolls Out New App

SAN JOSE — PayPal is rolling out a new app to customers on Android and iOS. The all-in-one, personalized app will introduce new features including PayPal Savings, a new high yield savings account provided by Synchrony Bank, alongside new in-app shopping tools that will enable customers to earn rewards redeemable for cash back or PayPal […]

Apple News

Apple Releases iOS 15 for iPhones

Apple has released iOS 15 now available as a free software update for users with iPhone 6s and later. iOS 15 introduces new ways to stay connected, powerful updates that help users focus and explore, and intelligent features to get more done with iPhone. FaceTime updates provide more natural video calls, Focus helps users reduce […]


Wilson Sonsini Law Firm to Help Automate S-1 Filing

SAN FRANCISCO — Powerhouse law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, has partnered with Workiva Inc. —which simplifies complex work for thousands of organizations worldwide—to automate one of the most arduous tasks facing companies going public: generating the registration statement, also known as “SEC Form S-1,” or simply “S-1.” Wilson Sonsini has advised more U.S. […]


Silicon Valley Wealth Manager Portola Bought for $5.2 Billion

TORONTO & MENLO PARK — Canadian-based CI Financial Corp. has agreed to acquire Portola Partners, a Silicon Valley wealth management firm specializing in meeting the distinct needs of ultra-high-net-worth families.   Portola Partners manages US$5.2 billion in assets and provides comprehensive investment and wealth planning solutions to respected families with complex, unique requirements. It has […]


Instacart to Offer 30-Minute Delivery With Kroger Supermarkets

SAN FRANCISCO — Instacart, the nation’s leading online grocery delivery service, is expanding its partnership with The Kroger Co. to offer grocery items that can be delivered in as fast as 30 minutes. The new service being launched is called Kroger Delivery Now – powered by a virtual convenience store that is fulfilled by the […]

Apple News

iJustine Interviews Apple CEO Tim Cook

Justine Ezarik, better known as popular YouTuber iJustine, scored an exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook following the company’s launch event earlier this week where it unveiled the new iPhone 13, new Apple Watch 7, updated Apple Mini and iPad ninth generation. iJustine is a reviewer of tech products and big fan of Apple. […]


Rents Continue to Surge Nationwide

SANTA CLARA — The U.S. rental market is booming. Rental prices hit double-digit growth for the first time in two years in August and grew three times faster than in March 2020 (prior to the onset of COVID), according to the Monthly Rental Report. Rents posted double-digit gains over last year in more than half of the 50 largest […]


Palo Alto Networks Launches Cybersecurity Device for Home Users

SANTA CLARA — Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks has unveiled Okyo Garde, an enterprise-grade cybersecurity solution delivered through a premium mesh-enabled Wi-Fi 6 system. The device will provide security to home-based workers and small businesses where the workplace is as likely to be a kitchen table or spare bedroom as an office cubicle. Okyo Garde combines […]

News Venture Capital

UnitQ Raises $30 Million Series B Led by Accel

BURLINGAME — UnitQ, a company developing a platform to improve product quality, has raised a $30 million Series B round led by Accel, with support from Creandum and Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund. This brings the total amount raised by UnitQ to $41 million since launching in 2018. This Series B will allow the […]


Netflix to Hold Global Fan Event on September 25

Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, is holding a promotional event for fans worldwide called TUDUM on September 25. What is TUDUM? It’s the intro beat you hear at the beginning of every show or movie on Netflix. On Saturday, September 25, Netflix’s biggest stars and creators from around the world — representing over […]


Best Buy to Sell Scooters, E-Bikes in Stores, Online

Best Buy, the nation’s largest electronics chain, is now selling scooters, mopeds and e-bikes from top brands online. Starting October, customers can also buy vehicles in person at 10 Best Buy stores in Austin; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Orlando; Puerto Rico; San Francisco; Seattle; and Tampa, FL. The selection includes e-bikes, scooters, mopeds and […]

Airbnb News

New Airbnb Hosts Made $9,600 in 2021

Airbnb released data last month about new hosts on its rental network. Hosts in the US, who welcomed their first guests in the first six months of 2021 and have only one listing, have collectively made millions of dollars hosting on Airbnb. Half of new listings that were both activated and booked in early 2021 […]