Microsoft will help expand rural broadband access in Vermont

Microsoft is continuing to help more people in rural areas gain broadband access through its Airband Initiative. It’s teaming up with Vermont to expand connectivity there, while offering students access to digital skills and computer science programs. With the help of RTO Wireless, an ISP, Microsoft is building out broadband infrastructure in the state as […]

EastEnders spoilers: Arshad family to expand with ‘NIGHTMARE’ newcomers Iqra and Habiba

Arshad (played by Madhav Sharma) and Mariam (Indira Joshi) will be joined by their two feisty granddaughters on EastEnders. Iqra (Priya Davdra) and Habiba (Rukku Nahar) will storm onto screens in the New Year, and it had been warned they are a “force to be reckoned with”. The BBC soap has teased: “Defiant, smart and […]

Ubisoft sanitizes ‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ to expand its audience

Ubisoft wants to bring Rainbow Six: Siege to new Asian markets, and it’s sterilizing some parts of the game in the process — regardless of where you live. It’s prepping a Year 3 Season 4 update to the global version of the game that removes numerous references to gambling, sex and certain violent elements. Slot […]

Lawmakers want to expand AMBER Alerts to US territories

Two US lawmakers have introduced legislation that would help expand the AMBER Alert system to all territories, which include American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Established nationally in 2003, the system sends alerts over TV, radio, digital billboards and cellphones and has helped find more than 900 […]

We tried the athleisure brand Canadian women can’t get enough of — it just raised $18 million to expand across the US, so you can expect to see it everywhere soon

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Lolë Montreal-based company Lolë makes activewear that yogis, wellness advocates, and travelers love.  We can confirm that its technical apparel is at once stylish, feminine, and comfortable.  Though the company […]

Andreesson Horowitz leads $20 million investment in Wonderschool to expand marketplace for in-home preschools

Wonderschool, an education technology (edtech) startup that enables any qualified person to launch their own in-home childcare services, has closed a $ 20 million series A round of funding led by Andreesson Horowitz, with participation from Omidyar Network, First Round, Gary Community Investments, Cross Culture Ventures, Uncork Capital, Rethink Educ…Read More