Seat at the Table
WRITTEN BY Wes Schlagenhauf
Did you know that smoking is bad?
In the world of digital ownership, there’s a fine line between ‘buy’ and ‘rent’
After a man’s tweetstorm over Apple removing 3 purchased movies from his iTunes went viral, the age-old debate over user-license terms is once again awoken.
Ro, an erectile dysfunction startup, raised $88m to help you quit your smoking habit
Erectile dysfunction startup, Ro, has raised $88m to launch a ‘Quit Kit,’ to help cigarette smokers kick the cycle, but is the price actually worth it?
Stealing Bezos’ thunder
Moviepass competitor Sinemia brings the all-you-can watch movie plan back to theaters
A month after MoviePass stomped on everyone’s movie-loving hearts, Sinemia has entered the US and other markets with a more sustainable (more expensive) monthly unlimited movie plan.
Saudi wealth fund invests $1B in a little-known EV startup (AKA, not Tesla)
Saudi Public Investment Fund pours $1B into Lucid, an aspiring electric vehicle startup that dreams of competing with the likes of Tesla -- with this new funding, that dream could become a reality.
The Flash Boys strike again
Here’s one autonomous vehicle that seems to be making some headway: the bus
Las Vegas now holds the largest autonomous bus pilot program in the US, as it now looks to improve infrastructure for the real thing.
Interactive Brokers becomes first company to list its stock on new exchange, IEX
The billionaire founder of Interactive Brokers looks to buck the very system he helped create by moving his company over to a brand new, hotly debated stock exchange.
Hershey offers Pirate Brand a $420m parlay
iHeartMedia continues push into podcasts with acquisition of Stuff Media
iHeartMedia continues to double down on podcasting with its acquisition of Stuff Media, owner of OG podcasting empire HowStuffWorks.
Brazilian scooter startup Yellow raises $63m in Latin America’s largest ever Series A
Brazilian e-scooter and bike company, Yellow, raised $63m in Series A funding as they join the scooter wars that are quickly cruising into Latin America.