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Workhorse starts federal court fight over lost USPS contract

Image: USPS EV startup Workhorse has filed an official protest after losing the bid to make the United States Postal Service’s next-generation mail vehicle in February, a contract that could ultimately be worth some $6 billion. The USPS instead gave that contract to defense contractor Oshkosh. The Ohio-based company filed a bid protest in the Read More…

How to find the best deals during Prime Day 2021

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Prime Day has become one of the biggest shopping events of the year. It’s a two-day stretch wherein Amazon Prime members will likely find some of the best prices yet on popular tech products like video games, gaming peripherals, laptops, 4K Read More…

The best early Prime Day deals

Right now, you can pick up the 1st-gen Echo Show 5 for nearly half the initial list price. | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Amazon Prime Day, the retail giant’s two-day blitz of deals and promotions, officially lands on June 21st. The annual shopping event is taking a place a few weeks earlier Read More…

Senate bill would make it easier to cancel a subscription online after a free trial

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for people to cancel online subscriptions after a free trial period has ended. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI), John Thune (R-SD), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) say the Unsubscribe Act would require companies Read More…

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 leads $140M funding in Vishal Sikka’s Vianai

Vianai Systems, an AI startup founded by Vishal Sikka, former chief executive of Indian IT services giant Infosys, said on Wednesday it has raised $140 million in a round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The two-year-old startup said a number of industry luminaries also participated in the new round, which brings its total to-date raise to at least $190 million. The startup raised $50 million in its seed financing round, but there’s no word on the size of its Series A round. Details about what exactly the Palo Alto-headquartered startup does is unclear. In a press statement, Dr. Vishal

NFTs Are Experiences, Not Things

Maybe, just maybe, the experience is more than the thing. And that might be just in time to save a sector from over-hype, a crypto collapse, and massive over-saturation as everyone’s Microsoft Paint juvenilia floods into the NFT markets.

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