Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression

A mindful, contemplative approach to internalized racism and sexism is a necessary piece of the puzzle of dismantling systems of oppression, Awaken founder and CEO Ravi Mishra says. That’s the entire point of Awaken, a mindfulness and meditation app specifically geared toward helping people cope with the harsh realities of today’s society. Awaken got its … Read moreAwaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking that’ll have you running around the city, filling out useless forms, and waiting in motionless lines … Read moreWhy you need a supercomputer to build a house

Apple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded to set a reminder to order one for my dad. That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that he has atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, often times rapid heart rate … Read moreApple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far The SaaS VC gap: China & other markets trail the US Much has been said about the SoftBank Vision Fund (SBVF), mostly in awe of the … Read moreSoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B

Coinbase abandons its cautious approach with plan to list up to 30 new cryptocurrencies

Coinbase is the most conservative exchange in cryptoland, largely because it operates in the U.S. under the watchful eye of the SEC. The $8 billion-valued company trades fewer than ten cryptocurrencies to consumers but on Friday announced it announced a major expansion that could see it list up to 30 new tokens. The company said it is … Read moreCoinbase abandons its cautious approach with plan to list up to 30 new cryptocurrencies

Uber files confidentially for IPO

Two days after Lyft submitted paperwork to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an early 2019 initial public offering, Uber has done the same, per The Wall Street Journal. The company filed confidentially for an IPO on Friday, marking the beginning of a race for the two ride-hailing giants to the stock markets. Uber’s most … Read moreUber files confidentially for IPO

Report: Slack is prepping an IPO for next year, with Goldman Sachs as its lead underwriter

Slack, the workplace messaging company, has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to lead its IPO next year, according to a Reuters report. Reuters’ sources say the company is hoping to nab a valuation of “well over $10 billion.” The WSJ reported back in September that Slack was “actively preparing” for an IPO in the first … Read moreReport: Slack is prepping an IPO for next year, with Goldman Sachs as its lead underwriter

Huawei CFO, accused of fraud, faces up to 30 years in prison

At a bail hearing today, new details emerged surrounding Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou’s arrest in Vancouver, Canada over the weekend. The daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei is accused of fraud with a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, according to journalists present at the hearing. The U.S. Department of Justice alleges Meng allowed … Read moreHuawei CFO, accused of fraud, faces up to 30 years in prison

Gift Guide: So your [friend, partner, kid, parent] wants to be a Twitch streamer…

Though many people still scratch their head at the idea of watching people play video games, Twitch and its content creators have proven that the platform is attractive (even beloved) to tens of millions of people. Got a friend or loved one who believes they have the skill, personality and wide open schedule to be … Read moreGift Guide: So your [friend, partner, kid, parent] wants to be a Twitch streamer…