July 21, 2019 News Magazine

Month: February 2019


Tesla closing retail stores in shift to online-only sales strategy

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

Tesla is moving all of its sales online, a dramatic shift in its sales strategy that will result in the...

Cherry lets startup employees choose their own office perks

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

Forget the office ping pong table, Cherry, a startup in Y Combinator’s latest batch, wants to let employees take company perks into their own hands. Cherry co-founders (and sisters) Gillian and Emily O’Brien say their Slackbot marketplace will let employees completely personalize the lifestyle benefits they get from their company, allowing them to set up a Spotify Premium account or buy a subscription to ClassPass instead of just taking what perks their company dishes out at face value. Companies will pay huge amounts of money to deliver sweeping employee memberships or build a company gym even if there are only a few people interested in using them. Cherry could potentially eliminate a lot of wasted efforts while still managing to lure potential recruits. The available subscriptions run the gamut from things like ClassPass, Netflix, Spotify, Peloton, Postmates and other services that allow employees to feel like they’re getting personalized perks. A sampling of Cherry’s 40+ availab..

Cherry lets startup employees choose their own office perks

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

Forget the office ping pong table, Cherry, a startup in Y Combinator’s latest batch, wants to let employees take company perks...

Facebook admits 18% of Research spyware users were teens, not

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

Facebook has changed its story after initially trying to downplay how it targeted teens with its Research program that a...

A nanoparticle injection is all it takes to let these mice see in infrared

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

I know it’s everyone’s dream to see outside the wavelengths allotted to our visual systems. Well, as usual, mice have...

CEO Richard Plepler is leaving HBO

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

Richard Pleper, who’s been at HBO since 1992 and served as CEO since 2013, is leaving the network. In a...

The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 has arrived — but there’s a cost

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

The long-awaited $35,000 Tesla Model 3 has finally arrived, three years after CEO Elon Musk promised to bring the electric...

Skyrim mod drama gets ugly with allegations of stolen code and misappropriated donations

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

The people who volunteer their time modifying and updating old games are among the most generous of developers. So when...

It’s a new era for fertility tech

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

Women’s health has long been devoid of technological innovation, but when it comes to fertility options, that’s starting to change....

It’s a new era for fertility tech

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

Women’s health has long been devoid of technological innovation, but when it comes to fertility options, that’s starting to change. Startups in the space are securing hundreds of millions in venture capital investment, a significant increase to the dearth of funding collected in previous years. Fertility entrepreneurs are focused on a growing market: couples are choosing to reproduce later in life, an increasing number of female breadwinners are able to make their own decisions about when and how to reproduce, and overall, around 10% of women in the US today have trouble conceiving, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Startups, as a result, are working to improve various pain points in a women’s fertility journey, whether that be with new-age brick-and-mortar clinics, information platforms, mobile applications, wearables, direct-to-consumer medical tests or otherwise. Although the investment numbers are still relatively small (compared to, say, scooters), th..