Facebook has secured the backing of over a dozen companies for its upcoming Libra cryptocurrency set to be announced next week, The Wall Street Journal reports. These companies include major financial organizations like Visa and Mastercard, and internet darlings like PayPal, Uber, Stripe, and Booking.com. Each will invest around $10 million to fund development of the currency, and will become part of the Libra Association, an independent consortium that will govern the digital coin independently of Facebook.Read More
Gain a new respect for UI designers in a single picture.Read More
Chewy, which was bought by retailer PetSmart in 2017 for nearly $3.4 billion in 2017, priced its initial public offering Thursday at $22 a share.Read More
It used to be that ERP systems ruled the data landscape in the business world. But as SaaS tools that specialize in key functions of a business improve, businesses of all sizes are adopting an increasingly higher number of productivity tools.Read More
Independent Facebook investors voted overwhelmingly in support of proposals last week to fire Mark Zuckerberg as chairman and scrap the firm's share structure.Read More
In 2018 the number of people older than 64 years old surpassed the number of children under 5 years old. This was the first time in history this was the case. We can see this transition clearly when we look at the population by age bracket in the chart below – this is shown from 1950 onwards, with UN projections to 2100.Read More
Chances are you've had a handful of conversations with friends where someone has a "new app idea" and chances are it was the one Spotify is about to release: Social Listening.Read More
Cameo is a Chicago-based startup that lets fans pay for personalized videos from celebrities, and they just raised a Series B investment at around a $300 million valuation.Read More
This year I happily strapped my saddle to the Carolina Hurricanes bandwagon, and what a ride it was.
Shoutout to those deprived sports fans in Boston for sweeping this series. Really needed a win for that city.
In this week's Really Good Analytics post our resident analyst Michael dives into "Why Moneyball hasn't made it's way to Hockey."
Elon Musk's SpaceX delayed their Starlink mission last night, which didn't make many headlines in the land of click-baiting tech writers making a mountain out of the mole hill that is Uber's public market performance...Read More
If you've ever played a video game in your life, chances are you also have a strong opinion about Microsoft's Xbox vs sony's Playstation.Read More
Zuck made a joke about the privacy of your data and it didn't go over well.Read More
Bird, recognizing the growing possibility that people will want to own electric scooters rather than share them, is launching a new scooter model available for purchase. Called the Bird One, it will be available for ownership and shared-use cases. Bird is also ditching the Ninebot ES and relying on its own M365 model for monthly personal rentals.
Each year, Warren Buffett writes an open letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Over the last 40 years, these letters have become an annual required read across the investing world, providing insight into how Buffett and his team think about everything from investment strategy to stock ownership to company culture, and more.
Fortnite creator Epic Games announced this week that it’s acquired the independent game development studio Psyonix, makers of the massively popular vehicular soccer game Rocket League.