Republic CEO: US Regional Industry ‘Shrinking’
The U.S. regional airline industry is “shrinking” because of a pilot shortage that is reducing air service to smaller markets throughout the country, Bryan Bedford Republic Airways Holdings president and CEO, said. read moreRead More
Gogo To Offer Seatback Tablet for Delta C Series
Inflight Internet provider Gogo said it is working with Delta Air Lines to provide wireless seatback inflight entertainment (IFE) on the airline’s new Bombardier C Series aircraft, provided via mounted tablets. read moreRead More
New Travel Ban To U.S. Issued
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) is advising U.S. carriers that CBP is not anticipating any operational impact as a result of the directive, an Airlines for America (A4A) spokesperson said. read moreRead More
Rocket Lab Adds Paying Customers To 2nd Test Flight
Rocket Lab will fly cubesats for paying customers Planet and Spire Global aboard the second test flight of its Electron small satellite launcher. read moreRead More
Exponent invests in UK tech company Bullitt
Exponent has made an undisclosed investment in UK-based tech company Bullitt Group. Also, Bullitt has named Pieter Knook as chairman.Read More
FT Partners adds new MD to team
Financial Technology Partners, a fintech-focused investment bank, has named Paul VanderMarck as a managing director. VanderMarck is a former senior executive and ex-head of product and global strategy at Risk Management Solutions.Read More
Acorn buys CIS Secure Computing
Acorn Growth Companies has acquired Dulles, Virginia-based CIS Secure Computing Inc, a provider of communications and computing solutions for government and commercial customers. No financial terms were disclosed. Bluestone Capital Partners advised on the deal while Capitala Group and Texas Capital Bank provided the debt financing.Read More
NEA and Revolution Growth leads Series C round for Tempus
Chicago-based Tempus, which is building a library of molecular and clinical data, has raised $70 million in Series C funding. New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth led the round.Read More
Deep Genomics lands $13 mln in follow-on round led by Khosla
Deep Genomics, a Toronto genetic medicine startup, has raised $13 million in follow-on financing. Khosla Ventures led the round and was joined by True Ventures, which led the company’s $5 million seed financing in 2015. Spun out of the University of Toronto in 2014, Deep Genomics is building a biologically accurate, data- and artificial intelligence-driven...
Former Xerox CEO joins LionTree’s EIR program
LionTree LLC, a investment and merchant banking firm focused on media, technology and telecommunications, has named Ursula Burns as an executive-in-residence. Burns is the former CEO of Xerox. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 – LionTree LLC (“the Firm”), a global investment and merchant banking firm focused on media, technology and...
JMI Equity exits automotiveMastermind
JMI Equity has sold New York City and San Francisco-based automotiveMastermind Inc, a provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation technology for the automotive industry, to IHS Markit. The purchase price was about $392 million. Jefferies LLC served as financial adviser to automotiveMastermind on the deal. Read More
When Birthday Boy Wishes For Parents to Wed, Watch Reaction When Dad Pops Question on the Spot
7-year-old Dominic could not contain his excitement when his birthday wish finally came true: for his parents to finally get married. Dominic’s father, Eamon Hall, knew about his son’s wish in advance. Assuming it would be the perfect time to propose, he had an engagement ring at the ready for The post When Birthday Boy Wishes For Parents...
Fergie's son appears in her 'A Little Work' music video
Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Fergie's son makes a cute cameo in her latest music video.The 42-year-old singer released a video Monday for her song "A Little Work" featuring Axl Jack, her 4-year-old son with estranged husband Josh Duhamel.The closing shots show Fergie emerging from a church with Axl. The star holds her son's hand as they confidently walk down the...
Emilia Clarke wraps up filming on Han Solo spinoff film
Sept. 26 (UPI) --Emilia Clarke has finished filming scenes for her role in Disney and Lucasfilm's upcoming Star Wars standalone film about a young Han Solo.Clarke's completion was announced on Instagram recently through another on-set photo shared by the film's director, Ron Howard."#emiliaclarke gave us a terrific performance & left! She completed...
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle make first official public appearance together
Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Celebrity couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first official public appearance together this week.The 33-year-old British royal and 36-year-old American actress attended a Paralympic-style tennis match Monday at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.Prince Harry and Markle held hands as they arrived at the event, and were...
Dosage formulations for anti-radiation drug being developed
Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Humanetics Corporation is to develop solid-dosage formulations of BIO 300, a drug to mitigate the toxicities of exposure to radiation.The drug, administered orally, is in clinical development by the Minnesota-based firm and is aimed for deployment to military personnel and first responders.Humanetics' work on dosage is the result of...
Surfer 'launched into the air' by great white shark
Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A surfer in Australia evaded injury when an 11-foot great white shark knocked her into the water and left tooth marks on her board.Tom Van Beem, an off-duty lifeguard, said he and a Belgian woman in her early 20s were the only ones in the water at Western Australia's North Point Beach, near Gracetown, just before 6 p.m. Monday."I felt...
Man shares tiny fist bump with friendly squirrel
Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A man shared a brief and special connection with a friendly squirrel while visiting a theme park in Florida.Dustin Foreman spotted the squirrel near a bush at Sea World in Orlando and decided to extend a fist to greet the animal.Foreman reached down to the squirrel, who briefly sniffed his outstretched hand before quickly extending...
Is This The Top For The Cryptocurrency Craze? Introducing Jesus Coin
But whatever you think about Jesus Coin’s philosophy—if you can call it that—the main point here is that it’s as good a bubble-top indicator as I’ve ever seen.Read More
Allegiant Broadens Omaha Services
Dan Hockensmith Allegiant on Sept. 26 announced nonstop service between Omaha, Nebraska and Punta Gorda, Florida. read moreRead More