I tested a 2020 BMW 840i xDrive Gran Coupe, with a well-optioned price tag of $100,675. My test car was luxurious and dashing, and its inline six-cylinder engine served up better performance than I was expecting. The BMW 840i Gran …Read More »
Inside the wild stunts and fight sequences of 'Birds of Prey,' which were inspired by 'John Wick,' 'Atomic Blonde,' and Jackie Chan's 'Drunken Master'
“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” has been praised for its action scenes. The fight sequences were conceptualized by Jon Valera and Jonathan Eusebio, coordinators from stunt company 87eleven Action Design, as well as Shahaub …Read More »
San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid has sold for $711 million to a New York developer. It’s the first sale in the building’s history since its construction in 1969. The pyramid will retain its name. The now-beloved Transamerica Pyramid was despised …Read More »
A new spacecraft is launching toward the sun on Sunday. It will take the first photos of the sun's poles and probe its violent eruptions.
NASA is launching a European spacecraft called the Solar Orbiter toward the sun on Sunday. The Solar Orbiter is expected to capture the first images of the sun’s poles — and of the largest holes in its atmosphere. The spacecraft …Read More »
Before the advent of crowdfunding, the only way to get the cash for your latest and greatest tech product was to prostrate yourself before rich investors who are only looking to make maximum profit. Investors who don’t really have any …Read More »
Embattled e-cigarette company Juul raises $700 million in debt, amid financial strain and regulatory pressure
E-cigarette maker Juul has raised more than $700 million in debt to fund its operations as the company deals with growing regulatory and financial pressures. The embattled company has been the face of a vaping crisis sweeping the country, causing …Read More »
Amazon plans to create 15,000 jobs in a suburb of Seattle, as tensions with its home city intensify (AMZN)
Amazon announced in a blog post Thursday that it plans to hire 15,000 employees in Bellevue, a suburb near its Seattle headquarters. The company currently employs around 2,000 people in Bellevue, meaning the expansion would grow its total presence there …Read More »
As your child gets older, he or she will probably ask for a smartphone either for their birthday or as a Christmas present. For children, as with adults, these devices come with some risks that you can’t avoid unless you …Read More »
LA startup FloQast raised $40 million with this pitch deck that shows how even accounting software can inspire passion (BL)
Los Angeles-based FloQast offers software that helps companies close their accounting books each month. While other companies, including BlackLine, have offered similar software for giant corporations, many of the mid-sized and smaller enterprises FloQast targets are still relying on manual …Read More »
Today Instagram added a tool that lets users see what accounts they interact with the least, and which accounts show up the most on their feed. Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced the new function with a tweet. The tool could …Read More »