• Charging startups to apply to an accelerator is exploitative and dumb

    Charging startups to apply to an accelerator is exploitative and dumb

    Yesterday, a little birdie told me about Nextt, an accelerator (probably more accurately referred to as an incubator) for early-idea-stage startups. The idea is to take a napkin-stage idea and turn it into an MVP of sorts in six weeks. Not a shabby idea, but the insidious thing here is that Nextt charges $100 per idea. Not to participate, mind you — to apply. Read More

  • Research shows deleted WhatsApp messages aren’t actually deleted

    Research shows deleted WhatsApp messages aren’t actually deleted

    Chat logs from WhatsApp linger on your phone even after you’ve deleted them, according to new research published by iOS expert Jonathan Zdziarski. Forensic traces of chats linger on the phone even after a user archives or deletes them, Zdziarski found, and could be accessed by someone with physical access to the device or by law enforcement issuing a warrant to Apple for iCloud backups. Read More

  • Dedrone partners with Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces including airports

    Dedrone partners with Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces including airports

    A startup that helps businesses determine when drones are flying unwantedly or otherwise into their airspace, Dedrone, has partnered with the electronics division of civil aircraft manufacturers Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces and remote locations. Through their partnership, Dedrone will integrate Airbus’s long range radar technology into its systems which are… Read More

  • Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

    Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

    The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance. Read More

  • Clinton campaign breached by hackers

    Clinton campaign breached by hackers

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign network was breached by hackers targeting several large Democratic organizations, Reuters reports. Clinton’s campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill confirmed the hack in a statement. “An analytics data program maintained by the DNC, and used by our campaign and a number of other entities, was accessed as part of the DNC hack. Our campaign computer… Read More

  • There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon Crunch Network

    There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon

    The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medicaid to minimum essential benefits. But healthcare is a stubborn space. Think of it like a Rubik’s Cube, where every move has a ripple effect, and solving multi-faceted problems is par for the course. Read More

  • Soylent founder’s abandoned “eco-living experiment” could land him in jail

    Soylent founder’s abandoned “eco-living experiment” could land him in jail

    Soylent’s Rob Rhinehart is facing criminal charges and fines up to $4,000 for allegedly refusing to remove a shipping container he placed on top of a hill behind his home in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The head of the meal replacement startup weirdly named after a movie where they ground up and served people in drink form was charged with unpermitted… Read More

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