Category: Launches

Nike launches a subscription service for kids’ shoes, Nike Adventure Club
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Nike launches a subscription service for kids’ shoes, Nike Adventure Club

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Nike today officially announced its entry into the subscription service market with the launch of a “sneaker club” for kids called Nike Adventure Club. The new program is specifically designed to make shopping easier for parents who struggle to keep up with their quickly growing children’s shoe needs. Instead…

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ByteDance launches a new search portal that returns a mix of results from the Web and its own platforms
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ByteDance launches a new search portal that returns a mix of results from the Web and its own platforms

ByteDance has taken another step into search with the launch of a new search portal today. Called Toutiao Search, the portal is part of the website for Toutiao, the news aggregator owned by ByteDance, and currently optimized only for mobile. Though it is part of Toutiao’s website, the portal is separate from the Toutiao’s own…

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The scientist behind Juul launches a Juul alternative for China
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The scientist behind Juul launches a Juul alternative for China

The chemist who helped create the magic sauce behind Juul, Xing Chenyue, unveiled the product of her new startup Myst Labs this week after two years of development: electronic cigarette alternatives designed for China’s 350 million smokers, the world’s biggest smoking population. This new contender makes for a potentially heated battlefield given that Juul will…

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SpaceX launches ISS mission using twice-flown Dragon for the first time
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SpaceX launches ISS mission using twice-flown Dragon for the first time

SpaceX has launched CRS-18, the 18th commercial resupply mission it has flown for NASA to deliver experiment, research and supply materials to the International Space Station. This mission’s cargo included IDA-3, the second automated docking ring set to be installed on the ISS, which will enable autonomous docking capabilities for future commercial spacecraft visiting the…

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TravelPerk launches flexible refunds to help businesses save on cancelled trips
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TravelPerk launches flexible refunds to help businesses save on cancelled trips

Fresh from topping up its Series C with a whopping $60 million, business travel booking platform TravelPerk is launching a new product it hopes will make customers keep singing its praises by shaving further friction off of programming work trips. The Barcelona-based SaaS startup has been on a mission to make booking business travel suck…

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DOJ Launches Antitrust Probe into Tech Giants
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DOJ Launches Antitrust Probe into Tech Giants

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday announced it is opening a review into whether the United States’ biggest and most powerful technology companies have stifled competition or hurt consumers. The federal agency’s antitrust division said in a statement that the sweeping inquiry will evaluate “whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market power…

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