Revolut gets European banking license in Lithuania

TechCrunch - Romain Dillet - technology

Fintech startup Revolut is now officially a bank. While the startup initially expected to get its European banking license during the first half of 2018, the company has finally come out of the regulatory tunnel with a license in hand. As expected, Revolut ap…

Watch Rocket Lab launch 10 cubesats into orbit tonight for NASA

TechCrunch - Devin Coldewey - technology

It's been just over a month since Rocket Lab's inaugural (and long-delayed) commercial launch, "It's Business Time," and it's about to take another customer to space: NASA. Tonight's 8PM scheduled launch will take 10 small satellites to orbit as part of NASA'…

Stratim, formerly known as valet startup Zirx, sues co-founder for theft

TechCrunch - Megan Rose Dickey - technology

Stratim, the mobility services company formerly known as Zirx, is suing its co-founder and now-former COO Shmulik Fishman for breach of fiduciary duties, civil conversion, criminal conversion, theft, criminal mischief, deception, unjust enrichment and fraud. …

How Congress missed another chance to hold big tech accountable

The Verge - Casey Newton - technology

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s appearance before Congress told us little we didn’t already know — and it seems as if it’s that way by design

Amazon just launched a smaller version of its Go store in Seattle

The Verge - Nick Statt - technology

Amazon today announced the launch of a new variety of its cashier-less Go store that’s much smaller than a standard one. Amazon is referring to it as a small-format Go store, and the company says this version, located in the Macy’s building at 300 Pine Street…

'The Mandalorian' cast includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano ... and Werner Herzog

TechCrunch - Anthony Ha - technology

Lucasfilm has released an initial cast list for “The Mandalorian,” the live action Star Wars series that Jon Favreau is creating for the upcoming streaming service Disney+. Pedro Pascal, who had a brief-but-glorious run on “Game of Thrones” as Oberyn Martell,…

NYC council members want to renegotiate the Amazon HQ2 deal

The Verge - Shirin Ghaffary - technology

Members of a New York City Council committee denounced the previously secret terms of the Amazon HQ2 deal in the first of three public hearings being held about the plans.

Scoot unveils new lock to prevent scooter theft

TechCrunch - Megan Rose Dickey - technology

During the first two weeks of Scoot’s operations of shared, electric scooters in San Francisco, more than 200 scooters were either stolen or damaged beyond repair, Scoot CEO Michael Keating wrote in a blog post today. As a temporary fix, Scoot attached cable …

9 Trumpworld Figures That Should Fear Mueller the Most

Wired - Garrett M. Graff - technology

After Michael Cohen's sentencing, plenty more people and entities in Trump's orbit potentially sit in the special counsel's crosshairs.

Wellness giant Life Time targets co-working, shopping malls for next act

TechCrunch - Gregg Schoenberg - technology

Founded in 1990 by CEO Bahram Akradi, Minnesota-based Life Time used to be known as a premier health club that operated large gyms mainly in affluent suburbs in Midwestern and Southern states. Its success was memorialized in 2015 when two leading private equi…

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