• SpaceX misses catching Falcon 9 rocket fairing with a giant net on a big ship

    SpaceX misses catching Falcon 9 rocket fairing with a giant net on a big ship

    SpaceX nearly succeeded in catching the fairing used in its PAZ Falcon 9 mission on Thursday, using a barge called ‘Mr. Steven’ that uses four giant arms with a net strung between them to secure the used nosecone once it floats back from space. The fairing missed the boat by just a few hundred meters, but did land intact in the water, at least. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk noted that… Read More

  • The beauty company Glossier just closed on a whopping $52 million in fresh funding

    The beauty company Glossier just closed on a whopping $52 million in fresh funding

    Glossier, the nearly four-year-old, direct-to-consumer beauty company, has landed $52 million in Series C funding in what it describes as a heavily oversubscribed round. The financing was led by earlier investors IVP and Index Ventures. The New York-based company — which evolved out of the popular blog Into the Gloss by founder and CEO Emily Weiss — began selling its own make-up at… Read More

  • Ford names Kumar Galhotra president of Ford North America

    Ford names Kumar Galhotra president of Ford North America

    Ford today announced key changes in the company’s leadership ranks after yesterday’s abrupt departure of Raj Nair, former Ford President of North America. Kumar Galhotra will take over Nair’s position effective on March 1. In this post he will be responsible for all of Ford’s North American business and report to Jim Farley, Ford EVP and president of Global… Read More

  • Product Hunt launches no-spam tech news digest app Sip

    Product Hunt launches no-spam tech news digest app Sip

    “We didn’t want to create another app thirsty for attention” writes Product Hunt CEO Ryan Hoover. So instead of a constant stream of fresh stories and alerts, Product Hunt today is releasing what’s essentially a tech industry newsletter in iOS and Android form. Sip distills the day’s big headlines into a set of Twitter Moments-esque slideshows delivered via… Read More

  • Proven wants to sell AI distilled custom skincare

    Proven wants to sell AI distilled custom skincare

    YC-backed startup Proven wants to make it suck less for women to find skincare that works for them. The co-founders are taking what they describe as a “rational, logic-based” approach to figuring out which ingredients might be most appropriate for each individual. Read More

  • SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 carrying Starlink demo satellites

    SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 carrying Starlink demo satellites

    SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 from SLC-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base today, its first launch since its successful Falcon Heavy test earlier this month. The launch took off early Wednesday morning, after being rescheduled a couple of times from an initial target of this past weekend. The launch was primarily designed to bring the PAZ satellite to orbit (which was deployed as… Read More

  • Sports stars, franchises and Hollywood agencies are betting $38 million on an esports revolution

    Sports stars, franchises and Hollywood agencies are betting $38 million on an esports revolution

    What started with an esports team is now quickly becoming an esports empire, backed by some of the biggest names in sports and money managers for entertainment family dynasties and Hollywood power brokers. Vision Esports LP, the esports conglomerate launched by Stratton Sclavos, Rick Fox and Amit Raizada has just closed on a $38 million investment from a host of investors led by the… Read More

  • Watch SpaceX launch its first broadband internet satellites to space live here

    Watch SpaceX launch its first broadband internet satellites to space live here

    SpaceX is making a second attempt to launch its PAZ mission today, which includes the PAZ satellite from client Hisdesat, and is set for launch during an instantaneous window at 6:17 AM PST, or 9:17 AM EST. The mission was scrubbed on Wednesday due to high upper level winds, and reset for this morning. The Hisdesat payload is a satellite with radar instrumentation on board, with a planned… Read More

  • Anchor’s new app offers everything you need to podcast

    Anchor’s new app offers everything you need to podcast

    Broadcasting app Anchor, which helps anyone record and share audio, is relaunching its app today with a new focus on serving the larger podcaster community. While in the past, Anchor was carving out a niche for itself in the short-form, social audio space, the new version – Anchor 3.0 – aims to be everything you need to record, edit, host, publish, and distribute a podcast of… Read More

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