Berlin-based design platform Kittle raises $11.6M Series A to take on Adobe and Canva • TechCrunch

To get TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3pm PST; Register here. Did you know you can buy 3D printed keychains to replace your escape key with a cat? Today, that’s our fun little piece of silliness, courtesy. FrederickReview of the new keyboard (scroll to the bottom for a photo of the funky little kit). – Christine And came TechCrunch’s Top 3 Imitation is a form of deception that originates from sincerity.: Mike Kittle is shaping a part of the graphics world dominated…

Johnnies Travel North for Friday Matinee

Story Links The Johnnie wrestling team travels north to face Itasca C.C. for a 1 p.m. dual this Friday, Jan. 27, in Grand Rapids. A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES: Two Saint John’s wrestlers – juniors Ben Gilbertson (Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice) and Hayden LeMonds (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael Albertville) – finished second at the Johnnies’ annual North Country Open this past Sunday (Jan. 22) in Sexton Arena. The tournament consisted of 125 wrestlers from all three NCAA divisions and junior college. Gilbertson started his day at 184…

First Business Bank reported revenue of $9.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2022

— Loan growth, net interest margin expansion and strong asset quality support continued tangible book value growth — Madison, Wis., January 26, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Business Financial Services Inc. (the “Company”, “Bank” or “First Business Bank”) (Nasdaq:FBIZ) reported quarterly net income to common shareholders of $9.9 million. or $1.18 diluted earnings per share. This compares to $10.6 million, or $1.25 per share, or $1.01 per share, available to common shareholders in the third quarter of 2022 and $8.6 million, or $1.01 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2021. For the…

IBM stock: Tech giant beats quarterly estimates as consulting biz leads growth

IBM stock fell Thursday, even as the tech giant beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter expectations. X In December IBM ( IBM ) earned $3.60 per share on sales of $16.69 billion, minus certain items. Earnings topped analysts’ forecasts by a penny, according to FactSet. Those analysts also expected sales of $16.15 billion. Year-over-year, revenue grew 7.5 percent and sales were flat. Excluding the impact of exchange rates, the strongest growth came from IBM’s consulting business. Revenue grew more than 9 percent to $4.8 billion. Sales in its much larger software business…

Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, through the lens of Yura Nakano

An everyday of the young star, between parties, castings and the Kenzo runway Between runways for Kenzo, Ami and Lemaire, model Yura Nakano had a lot of ground to cover this Men’s Week. And all in all, he’s had a busy year: bouncing from Berlin to London, to Cairo to Milan and finally to Paris – walking for DIOR, Jil Sander, Peter Do, Fendi and Jean Paul Gaultier over the seasons. It’s a lot to take in—best, perhaps, to capture such a range of experiences with the camera. Fortunately, photography…

Write $25M in wallets to fight financial fraud with AI • TechCrunch

Conor Burke spent most of his career in the back office of a large bank in Ireland. His team was tasked with digitizing board processes that were costing the bank millions of dollars every year and making them fraud-free. The biggest challenge, he says, is figuring out how to eliminate the human element without reducing risk and fraud control. Inspired by this, Burke and his twin brother Ronan Burke launched Inscript, an AI-powered document fraud detection service. Built for fraud, risk and operations teams in the fintech and financial industries,…

Orange’s $2.5M floor • TechCrunch

earlier this week, I wrote a story about EV charging company Orange and how it’s taking a different approach to putting chargers everywhere. Instead of a few high-speed chargers, placing charging sockets everywhere in multi-family housing (think apartment buildings) would make it easier to turn electrical sockets into a source of income for building owners, taking care of EVs, billing and the like. It’s easy for EV owners to charge their cars. It’s a smart model that replicates the benefits of charging at home using a simple charging infrastructure. I…

the NY banker who left to build a startup

This month, thousands of laid-off bankers are on the road looking for new opportunities. Some will take whatever they can get. But it’s also worth remembering that many people leave of their own volition, and that some go on to do things that are completely different. Brandon Snower, formerly of JPMorgan and Santander, left Wall Street last January and founded fashion startup Le Alfré. After building a substantial following of just under 20k followers on Tiktok and having his products featured in GQ, Snower is starting to see the fruits…

U.S. airlines forecast strong 2023 travel, costs may dampen outlook

Jan 26 (Reuters) – U.S. airlines expect strong travel demand that drove record fourth-quarter revenues to continue into 2023, but economic uncertainty and burgeoning labor and operations costs could cloud the rosy outlooks. On Thursday, American Airlines (AAL.O), JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) and Alaska Air Group (ALK.N) forecast better-than-expected full-year earnings. Airlines are cashing in as consumers snap up tickets following a pandemic-induced slump, making the industry a rare bright spot as markets grasp with runaway inflation, rising interest rates and economic uncertainty. American Airlines Chief Executive Robert Isom said…

James Dolan gave a fiery interview defending facial recognition at MSG

For James Dolan, revenge is a dish served cold. The billionaire Madison Square Garden CEO defended facial recognition technology and called it “The Godfather” in an interview Thursday – threatening to retaliate against critics who say he came after him for the move. “People say, ‘You’re too sensitive, you shouldn’t defend yourself.’ It’s like something out of ‘The Godfather’ — like, “It’s just business,” Dolan raged to FOX 5.[But] The garden must fend for itself. When Dolan said he was trying to turn the tables on the agency and his…