Accel is a major venture company that has backed famous firms including Facebook, Spotify, and Slack. Its European arm has raised a new $575 million fund for entrepreneurs on the continent. The new fund will focus on financial technology, healthcare, …Read More »
These new TikTok influencers have millions of fans and are hustling for a fraction of the price of YouTubers
TikTok is the most downloaded social media app right now, surpassing even Instagram in downloads last year with its short-form video app. The app has created a new breed of social media influencer, who can gain millions of fans for …Read More »
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Uber went public this month on the New York Stock Exchange in a much-watched IPO. Since it was founded in 2009, Uber has transformed the ride-hailing industry and grown to become the most valuable companies in the world. See the …Read More »
San Francisco's homeless population has swelled by 17% in two years, with most of that growth coming from people living out of their cars
A preliminary one-night tally of San Francisco’s homeless population taken in January was cast at 8,011, up 17% from two years ago according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A key reason for the increase is a 45% rise in people …Read More »
Apple CEO Tim Cook urges college grads to 'push back' against algorithms that promote the 'things you already know, believe, or like'
Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the commencement speech at Tulane University on Saturday, during which he encouraged students to listen to others and remain open to seeing the world in a different way. Cook encouraged students to pay attention to …Read More »
Here's the pitch deck this 23-year-old Croatian entrepreneur used to raise 2 million euros to turn its smart benches into a worldwide ad network
Croatian startup Include offers benches that its made “smart” by adding to them features including cell phone chargers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and display screens. The company has sold more than 1,000 smart benches worldwide. Ivan Mrvoš, the company’s founder and CEO, …Read More »
The US has long lagged behind other countries when it comes to passenger rail. In 1971, Amtrak was formed from 20 other ailing passenger railroads. The railroad has expanded to cover 21,000 miles on 33 routes — but has never …Read More »
I tried Barry’s Bootcamp, the intense fitness class that's become a hub of VC networking and tech deals. I walked out with a lot of sweat but no funding.
Lee Edwards, a partner at early-stage venture firm Root Ventures, tweeted Thursday “The 3 B’s of venture deals: Barry’s, The Battery, and Burning Man.” The first B is Barry’s Bootcamp, an intense bootcamp-style fitness program that is known for its …Read More »
I’m a loyal iPhone user, but after switching to Android for 2 weeks I found 3 things Google does better than Apple (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)
Although I’m usually a loyal iPhone user, switching to Android recently reminded me of the key areas in which Google’s smartphone software outshines Apple’s. The flexibility and convenience the Pixel 3a offered through features like Android’s multi-user support and Google’s …Read More »