TikTok Star Charli D’Amelio Invests In Mobile Banking Service For Teens

KEY POINTS

  • Charli D’Amelio has invested in a mobile banking service called Step that is aimed at teens aged 13 to 19
  • She joins Justin Timberlake, the Chainsmokers, Kelvin Beachum, Eli Manning and more
  • Step has welcomed over 500,000 users only two months after its official launch

TikTok’s most popular user Charli D’Amelio has invested in Step, a mobile banking service aimed specifically at teens.

Step announced Wednesday that it has raised over $50 million in Series B funding, TechCrunch reported. D’Amelio, 16, is excited about her first startup investment and is optimistic about the future of the company.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” the TikTok star said in a statement.

“I’m excited to be able to

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Research suggests our galaxy’s brightest gamma-ray binary system may be powered by a magnetar star — ScienceDaily

A team of researchers led by members of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) has analyzed previously collected data to infer the true nature of a compact object — found to be a rotating magnetar, a type of neutron star with an extremely strong magnetic field — orbiting within LS 5039, the brightest gamma-ray binary system in the Galaxy.

Including former graduate student Hiroki Yoneda, Senior Scientist Kazuo Makishima and Principal Investigator Tadayuki Takahashi at the Kavli IMPU, the team also suggest that the particle acceleration process known to occur within LS 5039 is caused by interactions between the dense stellar winds of its primary massive star, and ultra-strong magnetic fields of the rotating magnetar.

Gamma-ray binaries are a system of massive stars and compact stars. They were discovered only recently, in 2004, when observations of very-high-energy gamma-rays in the teraelectronvolt (TeV) band

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Astronomers discover carbon monoxide gas flowing from distant star system

Nov. 30 (UPI) — Scientists have discovered rapid outflow of carbon dioxide emanating from a star system located 400 light-years away.

Astronomers suggest this unique stage of a planetary system could offer scientists fresh insights into the birth and development of our own solar system.

The discovery is scheduled to be presented next week at the Five Years After HL Tau virtual conference. The research has also been accepted for publication in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

The outflow of carbon dioxide was first spotted during the survey of young “class III” stars by the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array in Chile. Some of these young, low-mass stars host debris rings created by the collision of comets, asteroids and planetesimals.

Because the debris from these collisions absorb and reradiate the energy of their host star, these rings can be detected by ALMA.

Around one star, named “NO

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Indian astronomers detect companion star to V1787 Ori

Indian astronomers detect companion star to V1787 Ori
The processed NACO Ks band image of V1787 Ori and the 2 nearby stars is shown. V1787 Ori A is shown in the larger green circle. The yellow arrow is pointing towards the wide binary companion V1787 Ori B. Credit: Arun et al., 2020.

Astronomers from India have reported the finding of a companion star to an intermediate-mass Herbig Ae star known as V1787 Ori. The newly detected object turns out to be of M-type and is about 60% less massive than our sun. The discovery was detailed in a paper published November 20 on arXiv pre-print repository.


Located some 1,260 light years away, in the L1641 star-forming region of the Orion A molecular cloud, V1787 Ori (also known as Parenago 2649) is a young (less than 10 million years old) pre-main sequence (PMS) star of spectral type A5. Therefore, based on previous studies, the object has been classified as

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Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star caused by icy comet vaporization — ScienceDaily

A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a star system over 400 light years away, a discovery that provides an opportunity to study how our own solar system developed.

Astronomers have detected fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a young, low-mass star: a unique stage of planetary system evolution which may provide insight into how our own solar system evolved and suggests that the way systems develop may be more complicated than previously thought.

Although it remains unclear how the gas is being ejected so fast, the team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, believe it may be produced from icy comets being vaporised in the star’s asteroid belt. The results will be presented at the Five Years After HL Tau virtual conference in December.

The detection was made with the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre

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Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star caused by icy comet vaporisation

Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star caused by icy comet vaporisation
Artist’s impression of the system, with the star at the center, and the inner dust belt from which gas is produced and dispersed outwards to the far reaches of the system. Credit: Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a star system over 400 light years away, a discovery that provides an opportunity to study how our own solar system developed.


Astronomers have detected fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a young, low-mass star: a unique stage of planetary system evolution which may provide insight into how our own solar system evolved and suggests that the way systems develop may be more complicated than previously thought.

Although it remains unclear how the gas is being ejected so fast, the team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, believe it

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Globe named as one of Top 30 ‘Global Rising Star’ telcos in the World

In a time where fast and reliable connectivity has become a daily necessity, Globe is stepping up its game to deliver all the tools that customers need to stay on top of life in the digital normal. The company has recently been named one of the Global Rising Stars at the Opensignal Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2020, owing to its continuous improvements innovations in mobile technology and service.



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Created by independent mobile analytics firm, Opensignal, the Global Rising Star citation is given to the top 30 telco operators across the globe whose customers have seen the greatest improvement in mobile network experience in the last year, between the first half of 2019, and the first half of 2020. Globe has made impressive progress in Opensignal’s four critical measures of the mobile network experience, namely Video Experience, Download Speed Experience, Upload Speed Experience and 4G Availability,

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Interview: ‘Uncle Frank’ star Sophia Lillis grows up before the camera

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) — Teenage actor Sophia Lillis said her roles have helped her explore milestones as she’s grown up. Her latest film, Uncle Frank, is a coming-of-age tale for Beth (Lillis), Frank’s (Paul Bettany) niece.

“I find those [roles] really interesting to work on because I’m going through the same thing,” Lillis told UPI in a recent phone interview from her home in New York. “I get to have this arc and have this internal battle, having life lessons and becoming a stronger person by the end.”

Lillis was 13 when she began filming It, in which she plays a young woman who overcomes a literal monster. Whether dealing with supernatural forces, or real-world concerns in series like Sharp Objects and films like Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, each of Lillis’s characters face pivotal moments in childhood.

Now 18, Lillis realizes she has

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Could AOC be the next star on the tech scene?

With help from John Hendel and Leah Nylen

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— AOC for E&C: Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has waded into policy debates about social media, facial recognition and other hot-button tech issues, is angling for a spot on the tech- and telecom-focused House Energy and Commerce Committee.

— As America awaits Biden’s approach to China: Apple is under bipartisan heat from Congress for reportedly lobbying against a bill

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Color Star Technology to Present at the Diamond Equity Research Emerging Growth Invitational 2020 Virtual Conference

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq CM: CSCW) (the “Company”, or “Color Star”), an entertainment and education company that provides online entertainment performances and online music education services, today announced that its management will present at the Diamond Equity Research Growth Invitational virtual investor conference on December 1st, 2020.

Color Star is scheduled to host a virtual presentation to investors, followed by a guided question and answer session as follows:

Diamond Equity Research Emerging Growth Invitational
Date: December 1, 2020
Time: 9:40 a.m. Eastern time
Webcast: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jR1T4UfbTN2a5PHM7lXsEw

A live audio webcast, archive of the conference presentation, and after the event a recording of the presentation will be available using the webcast link above. For more information on the Diamond Equity Research Emerging Growth Invitational, please contact your Diamond Equity Research representative.

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Diamond Equity Research provides institutional,

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