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TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

Exclusive: Antler CEO Magnus Grimeland on Asia's startup ecosystem and investment trends amid the AI boom

Startup ecosystem in Asia facing challenges but some investors remain optimistic about its potential. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Major London road bridge could stay shut for months as council says it can't afford 25million repair bill

Local MP accuses Redbridge Council of lacking funds to fix Broadmead Road Bridge. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
2 months ago
Austin

Changes to the city's Corridor Program raise 'serious transparency concerns' for transportation commissioners - Austin Monitor

Massive shortfall in city's Corridor Program led to pausing or scaling back projects, raising concerns about lack of public engagement and funding availability. [ more ]
BKReader
2 months ago
Brooklyn

BQE Cantilever Fix Won't Start Until 2028

Overhaul of the triple-cantilever section of BQE postponed to 2028 due to funding challenges. [ more ]
Lightbend
2 months ago
DevOps

Open Source is at a crossroads | @lightbend

Open source software ecosystem faces funding challenges, license changes, and backdoor threats, requiring a reevaluation of sustainability. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
Medicine

Marlena Fejzo

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) affects 2% of pregnancies causing severe symptoms; genetic research found GDF15 hormone levels variation as a potential cause, leading to treatment hopes. [ more ]
Fast Company
6 years ago
Bootstrapping

How These Black Founders Are Building Startups Without Investors

Venture capital remains a challenge for underrepresented minority entrepreneurs, with women of color facing significant barriers in accessing funding opportunities. [ more ]
#san-jose
San Jose Spotlight
3 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose park maintenance has multimillion-dollar backlog - San Jose Spotlight

San Jose faces a significant infrastructure backlog, impacting the condition of parks and facilities, highlighting the need for diversified funding sources to address the issue. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
1 month ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose affordable housing projects stuck in limbo without funding - San Jose Spotlight

Efforts to redirect Measure E monies in San Jose delay construction of 13 affordable housing projects, keeping over 1,500 homes off the market. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
3 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose park maintenance has multimillion-dollar backlog - San Jose Spotlight

San Jose faces a significant infrastructure backlog, impacting the condition of parks and facilities, highlighting the need for diversified funding sources to address the issue. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
1 month ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose affordable housing projects stuck in limbo without funding - San Jose Spotlight

Efforts to redirect Measure E monies in San Jose delay construction of 13 affordable housing projects, keeping over 1,500 homes off the market. [ more ]
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TechCrunch
3 months ago
Startup companies

Exclusive: OpenAI-backed Ghost Autonomy shuts down

Ghost Autonomy, a startup in autonomous driving software, shut down due to uncertain profitability and funding challenges.
The startup had partnered with OpenAI and received significant investments, focusing on large language models for self-driving applications. [ more ]
#public-transportation
Time Out London
3 months ago
London

The Superloop rapid bus network could be getting extended into southeast London

Sadiq Khan plans Bakerloop service between Lewisham and Elephant and Castle as an extension to Superloop.
Bakerloo line extension facing funding challenges, leading to creation of Bakerloop limited-stopping route. [ more ]
Time Out London
4 months ago
London

Loads more Uber Boat services could soon be coming to east London

London's boat services may soon have an all-day, hourly service to better accommodate passengers' post-2020 schedules.
Barking Riverside Limited seeks 1 million pounds in funding from various sources to enhance the weekday services of Uber Boats by Thames Clipper. [ more ]
Time Out London
3 months ago
London

The Superloop rapid bus network could be getting extended into southeast London

Sadiq Khan plans Bakerloop service between Lewisham and Elephant and Castle as an extension to Superloop.
Bakerloo line extension facing funding challenges, leading to creation of Bakerloop limited-stopping route. [ more ]
Time Out London
4 months ago
London

Loads more Uber Boat services could soon be coming to east London

London's boat services may soon have an all-day, hourly service to better accommodate passengers' post-2020 schedules.
Barking Riverside Limited seeks 1 million pounds in funding from various sources to enhance the weekday services of Uber Boats by Thames Clipper. [ more ]
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#transit-projects
www.cbc.ca
3 months ago
Canada news

Brampton transit advocates say investments the province is boasting about will not solve problem | CBC News

Government highlights transit projects in Peel Region with a focus on extending light rail transit and adding trips on the GO train.
Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) emphasizes the importance of addressing operational shortcomings in transit projects. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

MTA vows it 'isn't giving up' on hated congestion pricing plan after Hochul's sudden about-face

Congestion pricing plans on hold by Gov. Hochul, but MTA remains committed to implementing them, facing challenges in funding major projects. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
3 months ago
Canada news

Brampton transit advocates say investments the province is boasting about will not solve problem | CBC News

Government highlights transit projects in Peel Region with a focus on extending light rail transit and adding trips on the GO train.
Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) emphasizes the importance of addressing operational shortcomings in transit projects. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

MTA vows it 'isn't giving up' on hated congestion pricing plan after Hochul's sudden about-face

Congestion pricing plans on hold by Gov. Hochul, but MTA remains committed to implementing them, facing challenges in funding major projects. [ more ]
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GameSpot
3 months ago
Video games

Indie Devs Say Xbox Game Pass And Epic Exclusive Deals Have Dried Up

Xbox Game Pass and Epic Games Store deals are no longer as lucrative for indie developers.
Budget cuts and funding cancellations are impacting small indie teams in the gaming industry. [ more ]
GameSpot
3 months ago
Video games

Halo And COD Support Dev Lays Off 25 People, Citing "Unprecedented Challenges"

Certain Affinity, a game developer, laid off 25 US-based workers due to industry challenges and funding slowdown.
Affected employees are receiving severance pay, continuing benefits, and portable vested stock awards. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Trailblazing Black Women Entrepreneurs Share How They're Breaking Barriers | Entrepreneur

Black women face barriers like funding denials and systemic racism in business.
Black woman-owned businesses are pushing through challenges to bring products to the market. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
London

Mapped: How much council tax will rise in your area this year

Council tax bill will rise by 106 this year on average for a Band D property in England.
Councils are struggling to provide frontline services and are facing funding challenges despite recent boosts. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
3 months ago
Austin

Parks Dept. looks to move forward with new, scaled-back Dougherty Arts Center - Austin Monitor

Replacement for Dougherty Arts Center to proceed without underground parking to reduce costs.
City faces cost increase for new arts center due to inflation and Council's previous directives. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
EU data protection

Britain is becoming a toxic chemical dumping ground yet another benefit of Brexit | George Monbiot

Brexit led to a separate and chaotic chemical regulatory system in the UK, potentially allowing unsafe chemicals in.
UK's separate chemical regulatory system lacks funding and staffing, creating inefficiencies. [ more ]
Streetsblog
4 months ago
San Francisco

CA High-Speed Rail Hearings: Progress, Plans, and Responding to Critics - Streetsblog California

Progress made on the CA High Speed Rail 2024 Business Plan includes completing environmental clearances and securing funding.
Oversight hearings by the legislature involved discussions on the program's progress, future plans, and funding challenges. [ more ]
TechCrunch
4 months ago
Startup companies

Remote driving startup Phantom Auto is shutting down | TechCrunch

Phantom Auto, a remote driving startup, is shutting down due to the failure to secure new funding after raising $95 million.
The demise of Phantom Auto is part of a trend in the autonomous vehicle industry where startups faced challenges in funding and operations. [ more ]
#infrastructure-development
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

High-speed rail cost, schedule hold steady - but money to keep building a big concern

Cost estimates for high-speed rail project in San Joaquin Valley remain stable, but key funds set to expire in 2030.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority's 2024 Business Plan outlines a cost range for the 171-mile stretch from Merced to Bakersfield. [ more ]
Kqed
4 weeks ago
California

Will Voters Have Change Of Heart When It Comes To Tax For Improvements At Fresno State | KQED

Fresno State faces a crisis with over $500 million in deferred maintenance and struggles to secure funding for repairs and infrastructure development. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

High-speed rail cost, schedule hold steady - but money to keep building a big concern

Cost estimates for high-speed rail project in San Joaquin Valley remain stable, but key funds set to expire in 2030.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority's 2024 Business Plan outlines a cost range for the 171-mile stretch from Merced to Bakersfield. [ more ]
Kqed
4 weeks ago
California

Will Voters Have Change Of Heart When It Comes To Tax For Improvements At Fresno State | KQED

Fresno State faces a crisis with over $500 million in deferred maintenance and struggles to secure funding for repairs and infrastructure development. [ more ]
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New York Post
4 months ago
Education

NYC public school officials grilled about plan to comply with controversial class-size law

City Department of Education under scrutiny for class size reduction
Funding challenges in meeting class size reduction mandate [ more ]
Silicon Canals
4 months ago
EU data protection

Calling all EU Startups: Here's your ticket to up to 500,000 grant from Mastercard's Strive EU Innovation Fund

Funding challenges for European startups
Mastercard's Strive EU Innovation Fund supporting small businesses [ more ]
TechCrunch
4 months ago
Startup companies

State of venture investments in India | TechCrunch

Lavish events like Lift Off can spark partnerships and drive investments.
Indian VCs facing pressing questions about excess fundraising amid record dry powder. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Environment

Finding Cash for the Climate Is Tough. Two New Pledges Show Why.

Wealthy countries have been reluctant to provide the necessary funds to address the global climate crisis.
The Biden administration is facing challenges in convincing Congress to approve $3 billion for the Green Climate Fund. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
US news

Broadband subsidies for rural Americans are ending putting telehealth at risk

Access to internet is vital for healthcare and communication, as demonstrated by Myrna Broncho's experience. [ more ]
Nature
1 month ago
Science

CERN's $17-billion supercollider in question as top funder criticizes cost

German government finds 91-kilometre European particle accelerator unaffordable. [ more ]
Kqed
1 week ago
Mission District

Susana Rojas and Calle 24 Embody Latinidad in SF's Mission District | KQED

Calle 24 in San Francisco faced funding challenges leading to layoffs. Susana Rojas emphasized her Latinidad as a source of strength and belonging. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 weeks ago
Artificial intelligence

Here are India's biggest AI startups based on how much money they've raised | TechCrunch

India's AI startup ecosystem mirrors early SaaS days, focusing on local challenges and innovation with limited funding compared to the West. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 weeks ago
European startups

Rondo Energy funding shows a new way across the climate startup 'valley of death' | TechCrunch

Climate tech startups face challenges in scaling beyond prototype stage, requiring unique funding solutions like philanthropic grants. [ more ]
The Mercury News
3 weeks ago
SF politics

San Mateo County Supervisors approve $4.2 billion budget

San Mateo County approved a $4.2 billion budget despite reduced funding, prioritizing public safety and social services. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Cost of bringing clean drinking water to California communities estimated at $11.5 billion

California's progress in addressing contaminated drinking water in small communities is significant but costly, estimated at $11.5 billion for the next five years. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 weeks ago
SF politics

San Mateo County community devastated over affordable housing project razed by fire

The fire destroyed a decade's worth of work on an affordable housing complex in San Mateo County, leaving vulnerable residents without homes.
Local officials are committed to rebuilding the housing units, but details on the timeline and funding remain uncertain. [ more ]
Smart Cities Dive
4 weeks ago
New York City

NY congestion pricing pause already has consequences for infrastructure projects

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority faces funding challenges due to the suspension of Manhattan congestion pricing. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 month ago
Business

More than one and a half million new jobs generated if policies prioritise SMEs - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

Small businesses would invest in expansion if government provides better conditions. [ more ]
Coindesk
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Funding Open-Source Generative AI With Crypto

The intersection of generative AI and Web3 is an active area of research with technological trends aiming to bridge the gap and solve funding challenges in open-source AI. [ more ]
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