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There’s big $$$ in renting your house for a TV show

For the past decade, Danny Gerardi has rented out his mansion to film “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” His rate: as much as $36k per day.

Zachary Crockett • November 3, 2017

Elon Musk gets real after Tesla shares tank

Elon got real with Wall Street analysts admitting that Tesla's production number had fallen far short of the 5k per-day he’d anticipated by the end of 2017.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 3, 2017

Debates over new poop emojis are ripping the Unicode Consortium apart

The organization in charge of selecting emojis is currently wrapped in a gnarly internal battle centering around a frowning digital hunk of dung.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 3, 2017

Audible’s new service lets erotica readers skip straight to the sex stuff

No one’s reading romance novels for the plot -- audible's new feature, literally called “Take Me To The Good Part,” lets users… get right to it.

Lindsey Quinn • November 2, 2017

What’s going on over at Grail? Also, WTH is Grail?

Grail is a mysterious cancer detection startup that’s raised over $1B. But, recent headlines hint at some trouble in their altruistic paradise...

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 2, 2017

Can spider venom be used as an insecticide?

An Australian biotech company has been approved by the EPA for an environmentally friendly pesticide made from the venom of Australian funnel-spiders.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 2, 2017

What you need to know about the big tech Senate hearings

Yesterday, lawyers representing Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified before the US Senate on the topic of Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

Zachary Crockett • November 2, 2017

Iceland has a 3-person committee that decides what you can name your kid

Weirdly enough, there are actually naming rules all over the world. At least 17 countries have laws in place restricting what parents name their children.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 1, 2017

Sachs in sheep’s clothing: Goldman wants to win over the masses

Goldman Sachs, has been working on revamping their image to attract a younger, cooler clientele, with their 1-year-old online lending company, Marcus.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 1, 2017

The iPhone X’s archnemesis: identical twins

Apple touted facial recognition as a security upgrade to its existing TouchID feature -- but, it turns out the tech can be easily tricked by human genetics.

Zachary Crockett • November 1, 2017

Spandex, sick decks, and joysticks: noteworthy Q3 earnings calls

Under Armour's at 3rd and long, Trex's selling mad decks, and Nintendo hit the right combo to double it's annual profits.

Lindsey Quinn • November 1, 2017

Facebook swears they aren’t recording your conversations

People have suspected Facebook of spying on them for quite some time, and a Facebook exec just took to Twitter to deny the claims.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 31, 2017

Masayoshi giveth, and Masayoshi taketh away: Softbank kills T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Softbank is putting the kibosh on the merger between mobile carriers Sprint and T-mobile, a deal analysts have deemed “all but inevitable” for months.

Lindsey Quinn • October 31, 2017

The beer giant behind Corona is getting their weed card

Constellation Brands, the company behind Corona and Modelo, has paid $191m for a 9.9% stake in the marijuana producer, Canopy Growth.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 31, 2017

Saudi Arabia has declared the world’s first robot citizen

Saudi Arabia's promote themselves as a future tech hub by giving citizenship to a robot for the first time in history.

Zachary Crockett • October 30, 2017

Whaddya know, Amazon is still killing it — and now Bezos is the richest man in the world

Whaddya know, Amazon is still killing it -- and now Bezos is the richest man in the world

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 30, 2017

Myspace made a huge comeback this summer… but it was really just ad fraud :(

Rather than a ray of hope for its financially strained parent company, Time Inc., the surge in traffic turned out to be part of a large ad fraud scam.

Lindsey Quinn • October 30, 2017

Blockbuster bid alert: CVS really wants to get into the health insurance biz

Monster US pharmacy chain CVS just made a $66B bid ($200 per share) to acquire the health insurance monster, Aetna. That’s too many monsters.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 30, 2017

The art of naming a company in China — so people don’t think it’s a brothel

McD's in China has officially changed its Chinese name from Maidanglao (a literal translation of “McDonald’s”) to Jingongmen -- or, “Golden Arches.”

Zachary Crockett • October 27, 2017

Severely understaffed, The National Weather Service is feeling the heat

2017 that has seen $16B worth of natural disasters, and the US's chief weather agency, the National Weather Service, is “teetering on the brink of failure.”

Lindsey Quinn • October 27, 2017

Twitter’s stock jumps as it inches closer to its first profitable quarter

Thursday after a rare, positive investor call, where they announced quarterly earnings much higher than expected ($590m actually vs. $586.7m expected).

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 27, 2017

Billionaire big pharma founder arrested for bribing doctors to prescribe fentanyl

Billionaire big pharma founder arrested for bribing doctors to prescribe fentanyl

Lindsey Quinn • October 27, 2017

Spotify’s success is the music industry’s double-edged sword

In the first half of this year, streaming revenue has rocketed to $2.5B, making up 62% of the U.S. music business. But is Spotify really the ‘good guy’?

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 26, 2017

Everyone has their thing: college professor finds way to minimize time spent in traffic

The average American spends 42 hours a year in traffic -- and Carnegie Mellon professor Stephen Smith has dedicated part of his life to finding a solution.

Lindsey Quinn • October 26, 2017

Uber’s making a credit card for millennials

Instead of cash back, Uber’s cards will offer perks tailored to the stereotypical millennial: Amazon discounts, Netflix subscriptions, and UberEATS.

Lindsey Quinn • October 26, 2017

O’ dog, new tricks:’s launching the biggest ICO in history

The e-commerce company claims to have created a federally regulated platform for companies to trade digital tokens via a subsidiary called tØ

Lindsey Quinn • October 26, 2017

Saudi Arabia wants to build a $500B “startup city”

Yesterday, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced an ambitious plan to construct a $500B mega-city called NEOM by 2025.

Lindsey Quinn • October 25, 2017

Sears cuts 100-year-old ties with Whirlpool and will stop selling its appliances

And the CEO of Whirlpool has a few things to say about it...

Lindsey Quinn • October 25, 2017

Caterpillar is the litmus test for the global economy, and business is booming

Turns out the 92-year-old construction company is a great indicator of global market strength -- and they just reported a 25% spike in quarterly revenue.

Lindsey Quinn • October 25, 2017

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