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Mobile savings and investment services Acorns is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017

Mobile savings and investment services Acorns is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017

Tech July 21, 2017 at 3:12 am

Acorns is quickly turning into an oak tree in the financial services space.

The company now boasts more than 2 million investment accounts (with 600,000 opened in 2017 alone) and is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017 …

Why is Ed Sheeran on Twitter anyhow?

Why is Ed Sheeran on Twitter anyhow?

Tech July 19, 2017 at 2:40 am

Image: Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic

Two Grammy awards. An album that went double platinum. An unparalleled number of weeks at the number one spot on the charts, not to mention the biggest opening week for a solo male artist in the U.K.…

VCs in the land of the redwoods need to stand taller and address gender inequality

VCs in the land of the redwoods need to stand taller and address gender inequality

Tech July 16, 2017 at 5:43 am

The VC industry has come under scrutiny recently as several stories of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior toward women have emerged.

This behavior is unacceptable in every possible way. However, to truly address this problem, we have to acknowledge the …

Snapchat beyond Stories: Be the HBO of mobile

Snapchat beyond Stories: Be the HBO of mobile

Tech July 15, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Snap is three things, and everyone else is two of them. There are plenty of chat apps, and Stories is being copied successfully by Instagram with more Facebook clones on the way. But Snapchat’s unique Discover section full of mobile-only …

Collectly raises $1.9 million to move debt collection online

Collectly raises $1.9 million to move debt collection online

Tech July 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm

A few months ago I wrote about a little startup called Collectly going after the big, inefficient debt collection industry by using modern tools to ease the process for debtors while also increasing the amount of money recovered. Based on …

Campaign promoting Chinese gets one of its slogan’s Chinese words wrong

Campaign promoting Chinese gets one of its slogan’s Chinese words wrong

Tech July 11, 2017 at 11:22 am

Mandarin is hard.

Organisers of a Speak Mandarin campaign in Singapore were red-faced after they debuted a banner with a slogan, to encourage people to use the Chinese language more in reading and communicating.

However, instead of using the Chinese …

Trudeau and Macron bonding at the G20 Summit are #FriendshipGoals AF

Trudeau and Macron bonding at the G20 Summit are #FriendshipGoals AF

Tech July 7, 2017 at 8:14 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron (right) laughs with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Great news, everyone! Your new favorite bromance between Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron is still out there, surviving and thriving.

The …

Cadillac’s new cars can warn each other about dangerous road conditions

Cadillac’s new cars can warn each other about dangerous road conditions

Tech July 1, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Cadillac says the 2017 CTS is the first car in the U.S. market with V2V technology.

Cars that can "talk" to each other are ready to hit the open road.

Cadillac announced its 2017 CTS sedan will be the first …

VICE is the latest to produce original shows for Snapchat, starting with a dating series

VICE is the latest to produce original shows for Snapchat, starting with a dating series

Tech June 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Like Twitter, Snapchat’s pitch is that it’s more than just a social sharing and messaging app – it’s a place to consume media, too. Today, the company is expanding its original content lineup via a new deal with VICE, which …

The perfect headphones for the busiest person combine talking, music, and Alexa

The perfect headphones for the busiest person combine talking, music, and Alexa

Tech June 23, 2017 at 8:21 pm

ONVOCAL’s new headphones let you talk to Alexa from ANYWHERE.

Amazon’s Alexa is the personal secretary that can make us feel as powerful as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But it’s not always feasible to constantly be on your phone to …