A family of four — a mother, father, baby, and their pet dog — converted a decommissioned Air Force bus into their own RV. The bus includes a kitchen, couch, two “office” spaces, crib-like pen for the baby, bathroom, roof …Read More »
Some of San Francisco's robot-run restaurants are failing. It could simply be that we still want to be served by humans, not machines.
A trend in food automation has swept the country in recent years. The San Francisco Bay Area has seen a high concentration of robot-run restaurants, but some of them have failed. It may simply be that people still value some …Read More »
From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech
Most of tech’s most powerful CEOs are married. Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single. But for those who are married, many of them …Read More »
Historically, one of the best things about video game consoles was the ability to plug in a second controller, plop down on the couch with a friend, and have an absolute blast playing a game together on one screen. PC …Read More »
The 2019 box office hit some major milestones, according to Comscore. The global box office for the year finished at $42.5 billion, an all-time high. At the international (non-US) box office, the closing figure was $31.1 billion, also an all-time …Read More »
Uber and Lyft users frequently make mistakes that cost them both money and time. I know this firsthand — I’ve been driving for both companies for almost a year, and I see riders do things that hurt themselves in the …Read More »
Credit Karma has exploded into a $4 billion fintech — here's an inside look at why it's leaning on influencers to court millennial and Gen Z users
Credit Karma, long known for its free credit scores, launched as something of a marketing firm, connecting its users with credit cards and loans and getting paid by the banks that offered those products. Reports from the Wall Street Journal …Read More »
Buzzy sleep startup Casper just filed to go public — and spent nearly half a billion in marketing to get there
Casper, the buzzy online mattress startup, filed to go public on Friday. A company filing shows it spent about $422.8 million on marketing between January 1, 2016, through September 30. It’s typical for a company to increase spending in sales …Read More »
Cars will start paying for their own gas and parking as soon as this year. Here's why Visa is betting on a world of invisible payments.
The internet of things (IoT) refers to the network of everyday objects that are plugged into the internet. And as IoT continues to mature, experts and industry leaders are exploring applications through something we all do — buying stuff. Visa …Read More »
Financial advisers are worrying their profession will shrink — and they're blaming robo-advisers and waning interest in the career
A recent survey of financial advisers found that 43% believe their population will shrink in the next five years. And of that group, 43% believe robo-advisers are the leading factor in eliminating financial adviser roles, according to the survey conducted …Read More »