Author: Tomi

10
Mar

Funerals are tough. Ever Loved helps you pay for them

Alison Johnston didn’t plan to build a startup around death. An early employee at Q&A app Aardvark that was bought by Google, she’d founded tutoring app InstaEDU and sold it to Chegg. She made mass market consumer products. But then, “I had a family member who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and I thought about how she’d be remembered” she recalls. Inventing the next big social app suddenly felt less consequential. “I started looking into…

10
Mar

Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren just lost the Silicon Valley vote

Facebook without Instagram? Amazon without Whole Foods? That’s Warren’s hope. Elizabeth Warren wants to break up big tech. Warren, the US senator from Massachusetts and a prominent Democratic candidate for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, outlined a plan on Friday, March 8, to break up big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. These tech giants, she argues, have become so big that they are snuffing out competition and have “stifled innovation.” “As these companies…

10
Mar

Full Q&A: Hudson’s Bay CEO Helena Foulkes on Recode Decode

Foulkes spoke with Recode’s Kara Swisher at An Evening With Code Commerce. On the latest episode of Recode Decode, Hudson’s Bay CEO Helena Foulkes joined Recode’s Kara Swisher onstage at An Evening With Code Commerce in Las Vegas. She talked about the challenges of running retail chains like Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue, and what the stores of the future will look like. You can listen to Recode Decode wherever you get your…

09
Mar

Apple could launch augmented reality headset in 2020

According to a new report from Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5mac ), a reliable analyst on all things Apple, the company has been working on an augmented reality headset and is about to launch the device. This pair of glasses could go into mass production as early as Q4 2019 and should be available at some point during the first half of 2020. It’s still unclear what you’ll be able to do with this mysterious headset….

09
Mar

SpaceX makes history by completing first private crew capsule mission

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule has safely splashed down in the Atlantic, making it the first privately built crew-capable spacecraft ever to complete a mission to the International Space Station. It’s one of several firsts SpaceX plans this year, but Boeing is hot on its heels with a crew demonstrator of its own — and of course the real test is doing the same thing with astronauts aboard. This mission, Demo-1, had SpaceX showing that its…