RealityOS Trademark ™️ Suggests That Apple AR Headset May Get Launched Soon

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RealityOS Trademark ™️ Suggests That Apple AR Headset May Get Launched Soon

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Tech giant Apple is rumored to be working on a virtual and augmented reality headset, and the speculation is that it will run a new operating system called RealityOS.

While some references to this operating system were spotted earlier; but, for the first time, the iPhone maker has filed a trademark for the “RealityOS”, hinting that the launch of AR headset is imminent.

Previous rumors also suggested that the headset may get launched sometime towards the end of the year; however, mass sales won’t start until next year.

The trademark filing, spotted by Parker Ortolani, shows that the application has not been officially filed by Apple but by a company named Realityo Systems LLC in Delaware, United States.

However, it is a common practice by some big companies to apply for trademarks under one-off company names to maintain confidentiality before things shape up.

The trademark application is the latest indication that Apple is on the verge of announcing its long-rumored mixed reality headset soon.

Siemens Mobility Signs 🖋 Deal For Building High-Speed Rail System 🚈 in Egypt 🇪🇬

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Siemens Mobility has signed a contract to construct a 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles) high-speed rail system in Egypt worth $8.7 billion, the biggest order in the German-based company’s 175-year history.

The fully-electrified railway network will see trains operate at a top speed of 230 kilometers per hour, connect 60 cities by train, and provide railway access to around 90% of the population.

Besides developing the rail lines, the deal includes 41 high-speed trains, 94 regional trains, 41 freight trains, and eight depots and freight stations.

In a statement, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, said, “The new electrified train network comes as a consolidation of the fruitful cooperation between Egypt and Germany in the field of infrastructure and will represent a valuable great addition to Egypt’s transportation system, marking the beginning of a new era for the railways system in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East.”

Siemens Mobility says that the electrification of the rail network will reduce carbon emissions by 70% when compared to making trips by bus or car.

MoneyGram Partners With Stellar 🤝 to Utilize Blockchain Technology

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American cross-border P2P payments and money transfer firm MoneyGram International has announced a partnership with the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar blockchain, to create a stablecoin-based platform for money transfers.

The partnership will allow Stellar wallet users to send Circle’s USD Coin (USDC) to recipients, enabling cash funding and payouts in local currency for consumers using USDC, as well as near-instant backend settlement capabilities through the MoneyGram network.

In an interview, MoneyGram CEO Alex Holmes said, “We’re trying to be a bridge from the crypto world to the fiat world.”

He added that MoneyGram is in talks with third-party companies that provide digital wallets in El Salvador along with the government-backed Chivo wallets, which were launched when the country made Bitcoin legal tender last year.

“If a country like El Salvador is going to make Bitcoin seamless with US dollars in country, I think that consumers, through MoneyGram, should be able to transfer Bitcoin to El Salvador or transfer dollars and convert them to Bitcoin,” said Holmes.

B2B BNPL Startup Mondu Lands in $43 Million Series A Funding 💰

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Mondu, a German-based B2B buy now, pay later (BNPL) company, has raised $43 million in its Series A funding round.

The funding was led by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Existing investors Cherry Ventures, FinTech Collective, and tech entrepreneurs & senior executives from Klarna, Zalando, and SumUp also participated in the round.

Founded in 2021, Mondu is a B2B payment fintech company providing B2B marketplaces and merchants with a flexible payment method with net terms, all without the financial and operational hassles that are often associated with the process.

The startup aims to bring buy now pay later (BNPL) to a B2B business model by solving several problems in B2B financing.

Since its inception, the company has signed merchant customers across industries such as beauty, cleaning, and manufacturing, among others.

Mondu plans to use the latest proceeds to further develop its product offering and to expand into more European countries later this year, with plans to begin with Austria in June.

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