A recapitalization reckoning – TechCrunch

If you’re an angel who invested in a startup that was meant to go public in 2014, you might be getting a little bit impatient. High-risk, high-reward investing has lost its shine in...

Watch this Tolkien expert’s master class on every race in Middle Earth / Boing...

Cory Olsen, aka The Tolkien Professor, explains how Tolkien's hobbit stories got fused with his earlier mythologic work around languages he created to become the Tolkien universe inhabited by Hobbits, Men, Ents, Elves,...

Virgin Galactic brings on Disney Parks leader Michael Colglazier as new CEO – TechCrunch

Virgin Galactic is shuffling its uppermost leadership ahead of the private space tourism company’s commercial service launch: It just announced Michael Colglazier, who had been president and managing director of Disney Parks...

Truth, injustice, and the American chocolate bar, in this week’s dubious tabloids / Boing...

Truth in the tabloids is like the weather in New England: constantly changing and rarely to be trusted. You’ll need to bring your umbrella and your sunscreen to this week’s tabloids, which run hot...

ComplyAdvantage nabs $50M for an AI platform and database to detect and stop financial...

The growth of digital banking has opened up a wealth of opportunities for making the world of finance more accessible and transparent to a greater number of people. But the darker underbelly is...

Summer of the SPAC, Adam Neumann returns and the Nissan Ariya debuts – TechCrunch

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station,...

Tesla’s Megapack powers its small, but growing energy storage business – TechCrunch

Tesla’s energy storage business picked up steam in the second quarter and even played a minor role in the company’s fourth consecutive quarter of profitability, according to earnings reported Wednesday. Commercial and residential...

Robinhood raises $320M more, bringing its latest round to $600M at an $8.6B valuation...

The stakes keep getting higher for American discount brokerage Robinhood, which today disclosed that it has added hundreds of millions of dollars to its previously disclosed funding round. Including the $280 million that the...

Play the prologue of ‘Linda & Joan,’ a video game about the worst year...

It’s not hard to see why Russell Quinn calls 2017 the worst year of his life. That was the year he moved back to the United Kingdom to take care of his mother,...

Trump confirms that US cyberattacked Russia in 2018 / Boing Boing

• Trump acknowledges for first time that in 2018, he okayed covert cyberattack against Russia’s Internet Research Agency, St. Petersburg-based troll farm that led Russian attacks on 2016 U.S. presidential election, and on...
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