Sunday, January 21, 2018

Yep, more later-stage companies are taking on venture debt

Venture debt has been much in the news lately. Earlier this month, for example, we learned that ModCloth, an online company that sells vintage women’s apparel, is being acquired by Jet.com...

Donald Trump has touched The Orb. Here’s what that means

Image: twitter President Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia over the weekend went largely as planned. He appeared jovial on his first trip abroad, he announced billions in Saudi investment in...

‘Elderly Alexa’ helps family care for their remote loved ones via voice

Last night on Saturday Night Live, a spoof advertisement for an “Alexa Silver” poked gentle fun at how an Alexa speaker could be used with the elderly to do things like...

Google video shows why WorldSense mobile VR tracking could be a game changer

Image: Google Google's virtual reality announcement Wednesday at Google I/O was a big deal. But that might not be readily apparent to those still getting their feet wet in VR, so...

Data management startup Rubrik is raising up to $200M on a $1B valuation

Make way for another juggernaut amongst enterprise startups: Rubrik, a data backup company that only emerged from stealth in 2015, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200...

The science march is about ‘hope’ for a fact-based future, despite Trump

People gather for a March for Science in New York on April 22, 2017. In cities all over the world Saturday, scientists and fans of fact and reason have come out...

Of course Taika Waititi cameos as a huge stone alien in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Korg is Thor's Kiwi mate in the upcoming 'Thor: Ragnarok.' Prince of hilarious cameos and director of all that is good and funny, Taika Waititi is at it again. He's revealed...

‘The Fate of the Furious’ is #1 with $100 million at the box office

Image: universal pictures Here's a fun piece of trivia: The Fate of the Furious made more money than the nine other movies behind it in the weekend box office Top 10....

MashTalk: Was Burger King’s Google Home Whopper stunt clever or invasive?

Image: mashable composite "Okay Google, what is the Whopper burger?" Burger King decided to run a 15-second TV ad that posed that question, which would then remotely trigger peoples' Google Homes...

Director F. Gary Gray explains why ‘The Fate of the Furious’ had to go...

Director F. Gary Gray and star Vin Diesel on the set of The Fate of the Furious. The Fate of the Furious may have been director F. Gary Gray's first Fast...

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Tory MP Crispin Blunt questions PM’s criticism of John Kerry on...

The Tory chairman of the Commons foreign affairs committee has questioned why the prime minister criticised John Kerry’s recent comments on Israel. Kerry, the...

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French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to the BBC's Andrew Marr about a variety of topics, from Trump to Brexit.

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In a rural county that voted for President Donald J. Trump, people are shocked to see friends, neighbours and schoolmates deported.

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