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July 28, 2017

Equity podcast: Facebook good, everyone else bad

 Update from Executive Producer Henry Pickavet: “We’re aware that Alex inexplicably stopped talking mid-sentence towards the end of the episode. We’re working with him to improve his struggles in the art of conversation.” Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s running social science experiment concerning the memorization of esoteric numbers and venture… Read More Source: New […]

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July 27, 2017

SpaceX’s very first Falcon Heavy launch set for this November

 Falcon Heavy, the high-capacity rocket created by SpaceX designed for bringing very large loads to orbit and beyond, will get its first launch this coming November, according to SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk. Musk shared the news on Instagram on Thursday, posting an image of a concept depiction of the rocket’s launch alongside the […]

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July 27, 2017

Patook wants to be Tinder for platonic friendships

 Technology isn’t necessarily the best solution for forging new real life connections, whatever the collective marketing spiel of the web’s social giants likes to claim. But Patook is having a crack at the tricky feat of remotely sparking friendships, without inviting in the creeps… Read More Source: New feed

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July 27, 2017

Net30 wants to fix the construction industry’s payments problem

 The invoicing and payments process in the commercial construction industry is broken. It takes a median of about 70 days to get paid, which means contractors are often stuck without enough working capital. Net30, a startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, wants to solve that problem. Read More Source: New feed

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July 27, 2017

Cycflix lets you watch Netflix, but only if you keep up the pace

 Netflix (and social media, and Seamless, and the convenience economy, and so on) has totally wrecked my fitness routine. But a new program from Dublin Institute of Technology student Ronan Byrne may save the day. Cycflix is a project that lets you hook a stationary bike up with your Netflix account so that your favorite […]

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