Bitcoin just passed $4,000

What a day for Bitcoin.24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference,...

Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear

Amazon is issuing refunds for those who’ve purchased possibly fake solar eclipse glasses on the site in anticipation of this summer’s big solar eclipse event.A lot of folks have been gearing up for the...

Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

Joanna GlasnerContributor is a reporter for .More posts by this contributor:For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we...

Embrace empathy

Two unconnected events that splashed controversy over the tech industry this week share the same underlying theme: Empathy. Or rather a lack of it.Here’s the first: An internal memo written by a Google staffer was leaked...

OpenAI bot remains undefeated against world’s greatest Dota 2 players

Last night, OpenAI’s Dota 2 bot beat the world’s most celebrated professional players in one-on-one battles, showing just how advanced these machine learning systems are getting.The bot beat Danil “Dendi” Ishutin rather easily at...

Moneytis is like a travel fare aggregator, but for sending money abroad

If you don’t care too much about loyalty programs, chances are that you’ve been relying on platforms like Booking.com and Expedia to find the cheapest flights and hotel rooms. wants to do the...

Uber investor Shervin Pishevar petitions Benchmark to step down from board and sell some...

Shortly after a group of to relinquish its spot on Uber’s board of directors, Benchmark via Change.org to remove itself from Uber’s board. The petition also asks Benchmark to sell at least...

Crunch Report | Benchmark Sues Travis Kalanick

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FCC adds 2 weeks to comment period for the proposal to eliminate net neutrality...

The comment period for the FCC’s proposal to roll back the net neutrality rules established in 2015 was originally August 16 — next Wednesday. But after advocacy organizations asked the agency to add time...

Uber board ‘disappointed’ by Benchmark’s lawsuit against former CEO

The Uber saga continues, and the board of directors has weighed in on the brewing battle between early investor Benchmark and former CEO Travis Kalanick.In wake of a lawsuit Benchmark filed against Kalanick, the...