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Shopify plug-in for USDC payments by Solana Pay

Exclusively reported that Solana Labs’ decentralized payment protocol, Solana Pay, has integrated its plug-in with Shopify, allowing millions of businesses on its platform to use it for payments. Solana Pay launched in February 2022 on the layer-1 blockchain Solana. Josh Fried, business development and partnerships at Solana Foundation, told that …

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SnapCalorie estimates food calories from photos using AI

Wade Norris wanted to create a life-changing project at Google. He co-founded Google Lens, a computer vision app that displays object information. It didn’t satisfy. Norris and aerospace systems engineer Scott Baron founded SnapCalorie, a health-focused startup, several years ago. AI-powered SnapCalorie estimates a meal’s calories and macronutrients from a …

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Another massive US medical data breach after Fortra mass-hack

This year’s ransomware attack on a technology vendor stole another half a million people’s personal and health data. In a notice filed with the Maine attorney general’s office, Tennessee-based Intellihartx, which handles patient payment balances and collections, said 489,830 patients’ information was stolen in the cyberattack targeting its vendor, Fortra. …

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How Elizabeth Holmes was imprisoned

Theranos was worth $10 billion ten years ago. Wire fraud indicted her five years ago. Holmes began her 11-year-and-3-month sentence today. A defendant is usually convicted and imprisoned soon after indictment. Holmes’ legal team has played every card to delay her fall, which was once hailed as the next Steve …

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Bastion provides complete cybersecurity for small businesses

Bastion, a French startup founded in October 2022, simplifies cybersecurity for small businesses. The Palantir-founded company has raised $2.8 million. Bastion wants to be your only cybersecurity subscription. Software-as-a-service bundles several cybersecurity products. First, Global Founders Capital, Kima Ventures, Motier Ventures, and business angels Denis Duverne, Joshua Motta, Renaud Deraison, …

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In Q4 2022, Jumia cut 20% of staff to cut losses by half

As part of its streamlining efforts, Jumia cut managerial headcount by 60% in Dubai and over 900 positions across its 11 markets, affecting 20% of its staff. Jumia’s FY2022 financials show this happened in Q4 last year. This follows the Jumia Supervisory Board’s note on senior management shake-ups when it …

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