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How Robert Reffkin went from being a C-average student to the founder of Compass

In April, real estate tech company Compass forged ahead with its initial public offering and is now valued at nearly $6.4 billion. At that time, TechCrunch Senior Editor Alex Wilhelm caught up with founder and CEO Robert Reffkin to chat about his com.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchMay 6th, 2021

Ticket for space flight with Jeff Bezos is auctioned for $28 million

Unnamed passenger will pay more than $9 million per minute of zero gravity. Enlarge / New Shepard crew capsule seen landing in west Texas in April 2021. (credit: Blue Origin) A ticket to take a brief trip to space with Amazon founder Jeff Bezo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Apple Repair Tech Posted Woman"s Explicit iPhone Photos to Facebook

"Apple paid a multimillion dollar settlement to a woman after iPhone repair techs posted risque pictures from her phone to Facebook," reports the Washington Post, citing legal documents obtained by the Telegraph. An unnamed Oregon college student ".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

UK Lawmakers Ask Biden To Drop Charges Against WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

A cross-party group of 24 British members of Parliament wrote to President Joe Biden on Friday asking him to drop all charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. CNET News adds: Dropping the charges would be "an act that would be a clarion call.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Dark Sky"s iOS App and Website Will Shut Down At the End of 2022

Following Apple's acquisition of popular weather app Dark Sky in March 2020, Dark Sky's iOS app and website will be available until the end of 2022, co-founder Adam Grossman said in a Monday update to Dark Sky's blog. The Verge reports: The update ab.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Spring Numbers Show "Dramatic" Drop In College Enrollment

Undergraduate college enrollment fell again this spring, down nearly 5% from a year ago. That means 727,000 fewer students, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse. NPR reports: "That's really dramatic," says Doug Shapiro, who l.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Apple confirms hiring of Ulrich Kranz, former CEO of EV company Canoo

Apple has hired the former co-founder and CEO of electric vehicle company Canoo to help with the development of the Apple Car, Bloomberg first reported, citing unnamed sources. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch it has hired Kranz, but did not provide.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Luminar Recruits Two Finance and Technology Leaders to Board of Directors

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Luminar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LAZR), the global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, announced the addition of Jun Hong Heng, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of C.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Course Hero acquires LitCharts, founded by the creators of SparkNotes

I’ll admit it: I was the student that tipped the teacher off that half of our English class, including me, was using SparkNotes to “read” “Twelfth Night” by Shakespeare, instead of actually reading the text itself. The site, which o.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Growth marketing amid the pandemic: An interview with Right Side Up’s Tyler Elliston

We caught up with Tyler Elliston, founder of growth marketing firm Right Side Up and occasional contributor at TechCrunch, about his experiences and what he’s seeing as we exit the pandemic. Growth marketers are busy today helping all sor.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Course Hero acquires LitCharts, founded by the creators of Sparknotes

I’ll admit it: I was the student that tipped the teacher off that half of our English class, including me, was using Sparknotes to “read” Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, instead of actually reading the text itself. The site, which offered cliff n.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Atomic-backed Jumpcut uses data to advance diversity in film

Jumpcut founder Kartik Hosanagar is a professor at the Wharton School, but about ten years ago, he spent his summer in an unlikely way: he wrote a screenplay. Set in India, his script garnered some interest from producers, but no one took the plunge.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

The best stylus for note-takers and artists

Touchscreen styluses are more popular than ever. Whether you’re an artist creating a masterpiece or a student taking notes, we have the perfect stylus for you......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Punchbowl nabs $5M investment, acquires VidHug to add video to party planning platform

When the pandemic hit last year, Punchbowl, an online party planning service was left in the lurch with gatherings all but shut down, but instead of lamenting the situation, founder and CEO Matt Douglas went to work to rethink the company’s app.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Coronavirus response barely slows rising carbon dioxide

Atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at NOAA's Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory peaked for 2021 in May at a monthly average of 419 parts per million (ppm), the highest level since accurate measurements began 63 years ago, scientists from NOA.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Todd and Rahul’s Angel Fund closes new $24 million fund

After making investments in 57 startups together, Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra and Eventjoy founder Todd Goldberg are back at it with a new $24 million fund and big ambitions amid a venture capital renaissance with fast-moving deals aplenty. “Tod.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Joby Aviation eyes Asia and Europe as early markets alongside North America

While electric vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft startup Joby Aviation is targeting North America for its initial commercial launch, founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt expects the company to have an early presence in Asia and Europe as well.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Astronomers discover a "changing-look" blazar

A University of Oklahoma doctoral student, graduate and undergraduate research assistants, and an associate professor in the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences are lead author.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

China is Vaccinating a Staggering 20 Million People a Day

For more than a week, an average of about 20 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 every day in China. At this rate, the nation would have fully vaccinated the entire UK population in little more than six days. From a report: China now.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Making packaging materials recyclable

If it is up to UT-Ph.D. student Jiaying Li, we will no longer have a 'silver' layer in food packages like crisps bags. In her latest publication, she describes a relatively easy method to create recyclable coatings for food packages. Her research pav.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

70 years of automotive design from the front row

Robert Cumberford continues to remain by default the English-speaking world’s dean of automotive design criticism. His career spanned decades, yet his authority on the subject remains undimmed......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021