Meta pauses Quest 3 Elite Battery Strap sales, reportedly due to a charging flaw

  Meta has temporarily stopped selling the Elite Strap with Battery for the Quest 3, reportedly because of a firmware-related charging defect. The $130 accessory, which extends the standalone VR headset’s runtime by up to two hours while providing a counterweight for comfort, is currently unavailable from Meta and third-party retailers. Short of conducting a … Read more

Dataminr, the $4B big data startup, is laying off 20% of staff today, or 150 people, as it preps to double down on AI

  It’s a tough day for Dataminr, the New York-based big data unicorn last valued at $4.1 billion. TechCrunch has learned that the company — which AI and big data algorithms to provide predictive insights about news and other global events, is laying off about 20% of staff today, or around 150 people. It cites … Read more

The best Cyber Monday deals you can still get

  Illustration by Aaron Fernandez for The Verge Leftovers often get a bad rap, but this small buffet of lingering Cyber Monday deals is just as appetizing as when the deals were fresh. Black Friday and Cyber Monday brought deep discounts across a manner of tech devices, from phones and wearables to video games and … Read more

Candex lands $45M infusion to grow its procurement management business

  Candex, a startup that aims to simplify procurement — specifically vendor management and payment processes — for businesses, today announced that it raised $45 million in a Series B investment led by Goldman Sachs with participation from WiL (World Innovation Lab), Altos, NFX, Craft, JP Morgan, American Express and Edenred. The tranche brings Candex’s … Read more

AWS brings Amazon One palm-scanning authentication to the enterprise

  Amazon’s cloud computing subsidiary AWS (Amazon Web Services) has lifted the lid on a new palm-scanning identity service that allows companies to authenticate people when entering physical premises. The announcement comes as part of AWS’s annual Re:Invent conference, which is running in Las Vegas for the duration of this week. Amazon One Enterprise, as … Read more

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