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Original Content podcast: ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ is fun but forgettable

By |September 28th, 2019|

“Between Two Ferns: The Movie” is based on the comically confrontational web interview series starring Zach Galifianakis. In fact, some of us assumed that the film might be nothing more than one interview after another. The movie does indeed have plenty of celebrity interviews, but they’re connected by a loose narrative thread in which Galifianakis --> READ MORE

This Week in Apps: AltStore, acquisitions and Google Play Pass

By |September 28th, 2019|

The app industry shows no signs of slowing down, with 194 billion downloads in 2018 and over $100 billion in consumer spending. People spend 90% of their mobile time in apps and more time using their mobile devices than watching TV. In other words, apps aren’t just a way to spend idle hours — they’re --> READ MORE

Learn everything you can about mobility at Disrupt SF

By |September 28th, 2019|

Cars might still reign supreme, but things they are a changin’. And companies are lining up to provide new ways — and some recycled ones — for people to get from Point A to Point B. The past several years have seen an explosion in startups, automakers and tech companies launching and testing products from --> READ MORE

Startups Weekly: Alpha Medical wants to rebuild women’s healthcare

By |September 28th, 2019|

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. I’ve been on a bit of startup profile kick as of late. Last week, I wrote a little bit about Landline, --> READ MORE

Meet the makers of modular

By |September 28th, 2019|

When Dieter Döpfer, the founder of music instrument manufacturer Doepfer, decided to launch a brand new modular synthesiser system in 1995, no one could have predicted what would follow. Today, his “Eurorack” format supports an ecosystem of hundreds of manufacturers that have collectively produced thousands of compatible modules used by famous musicians, such as Radiohead, --> READ MORE

Tesla, Elon Musk violated labor laws, judge rules

By |September 28th, 2019|

Tesla broke national labor laws when it unfairly prevented workers from unionizing, an administrative law judge in California ruled Friday. The ruling, which will likely be appealed, was first reported by Bloomberg. Tesla has not responded to a request for comment. TechCrunch will update the article if Tesla responds. The automaker and CEO Elon Musk --> READ MORE

As vape lung death toll mounts, CDC investigators warn against ‘informal’ THC sources

By |September 27th, 2019|

At least a dozen people have died of an acute lung condition related to vaping, and while officials aren’t ready to pin it on any one chemical or brand, they are warning that many of the patients reported buying THC cartridges from “informal sources” — which is to say off the street or online. “The --> READ MORE

Cracking the code on podcast advertising for customer acquisition

By |September 27th, 2019|

Krystina Rubino & Lindsay Piper Shaw Contributor Krystina Rubino is a marketing executive who leads the offline growth marketing practice at Right Side Up. Lindsay Piper Shaw is an advertising strategist and growth marketer currently consulting on podcast and offline advertising at Right Side Up. Of the various channels available to growth marketers, podcast is --> READ MORE

SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype comes together ahead of update event

By |September 27th, 2019|

SpaceX has completed joining the bottom and top halves of the Starship orbital-scale prototype it’s building in Boca Chica, Texas. The gleaming silver spacecraft, which is the “Mk 1” prototype that SpaceX will use for high-altitude testing, using three of the Raptor engines that will ultimately power the production version, saw its bottom and top --> READ MORE

Not all is predictable on Facebook’s social Horizon

By |September 27th, 2019|

Most of the people I spoke with at Facebook’s Oculus Connect see the proliferation of virtual reality as a foregone conclusion, one that’s just a matter of timing at this point. For Facebook, the conference’s “The Time is Now” catchphrase showcased that they feel their hardware is ready for everyone. But despite the success they --> READ MORE