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3 US Senators ask Amazon how biometric payment system will handle customers’ palm prints – 98bmp

To get a roundup of 98bmp’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for August 13, 2021. We made it to Friday, everyone. Congratulations! Despite it being the end of the week, we still have lots to talk about. Reddit taking on TikTok. Valuation changes in a key startup sector. And what it may […]

todayAugust 14, 2021 1


M1 MacBook Screens Mysteriously Crack, Some Customers Claim

Does the screen on Apple’s M1 laptops have a weakness that causes some to suddenly crack? A growing number of customer reports on several online forums suggest that some of the displays on the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air machines, which launched in November 2020, are breaking for no clear reason. The issue was highlighted this week by MacBook Pro owner Ian Probert, who told 9to5Mac that he recently […]

todayAugust 1, 2021 2


Ford acquires Electriphi as it prepares to woo EV fleet customers – 98bmp

Ford has two electric vehicles in the pipeline —  the E-Transit cargo van and F-150 Lighting Pro —aimed at commercial customers. Now, the automaker is rounding out its future EV commercial business with the acquisition of battery management and fleet monitoring software startup Electriphi. Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. Ford is betting that the software developed by the three-year-old San Francisco startup will help it capture more than $1 […]

todayJune 18, 2021 1


Tesla Delivers New Model S Plaid Car to First Customers

Tesla held its Model S Plaid delivery event on Thursday, June 10. The livestreamed gathering took place at Tesla’s manufacturing facility in Fremont, California. Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrived on stage in typically modest fashion — by hurtling around the Fremont test track at 100-plus mph in the new all-electric Plaid (see video above). Speaking to a small but enthusiastic crowd, Musk spent the next half hour running through the […]

todayJune 11, 2021 1


4 proven approaches to CX strategy that make customers feel loved – 98bmp

Rebecca Liu-Doyle Contributor Rebecca Liu-Doyle is principal at Insight Partners, a global private equity and venture capital firm. Her focus areas include high-growth software, marketplaces, and consumer internet. Customers have been “experiencing” business since the ancient Romans browsed the Forum for produce, pottery and leather goods. But digitization has radically recalibrated the buyer-seller dynamic, fueling the rise of one of the most talked-about industry acronyms: CX (customer experience). Part paradigm, […]

todayJune 1, 2021 4


Develop a buyer’s guide to educate your startup’s sales team and customers – 98bmp

Yousuf Khan is a partner at Ridge Ventures. Prior to joining Ridge, he was the first CIO of Automation Anywhere, CIO and Vice President of Customer Success at cloud-based AI platform Moveworks, as well as CIO of Pure Storage, Qualys and Hult International Business School. Every company wants to be innovative, but innovation comes with its share of difficulties. One key challenge for early-stage companies that are disrupting a particular […]

todayMay 21, 2021 3


African crypto usage spurs Luno as customers reach 7M – 98bmp

The crypto industry as a whole has seen a momentous year of growth, heavily spurred on by the entrance of institutional investors adopting bitcoin due to its store of value properties. The 2020 spike bitcoin experienced was also accelerated by its global adoption as the number of global cryptocurrency users surpassed 100 million in Q3 2020. For Luno, a U.K.-based crypto company founded by Marcus Swanepoel and Timothy Stranex in […]

todayApril 13, 2021 2


Revolut lets customers switch to Revolut Bank in 10 additional countries – 98bmp

Fintech startup Revolut has its own banking license in the European Union since late 2018. It lets the company offer some additional financial services without partnering with third-party companies. And the company is going to let customers switch to Revolut Bank in 10 additional countries. The Bank of Lithuania has granted a specialized license — it isn’t a full-fledged license per se as it focuses on some activities. The company […]

todayMarch 4, 2021


TrueMail can make sure all of your business emails reach your most engaged customers

TLDR: TrueMail Bulk Email Verifier checks to make sure all the email addresses on your customer’s lists are accurate and up to date, driving up your deliverability and conversion rates. While it’s tempting to think that everything in marketing hinges around social media these days, the numbers don’t exactly bear that out yet. While 20 percent of online customers say they frequent a brand’s social media channels for important deals […]

todayFebruary 28, 2021