A Mark Cuban-backed startup figured out takeout packaging to prevent soggy food. Now it’s hauled in $3 million in funding and landed a deal with DoorDash.

Summary List Placement Bill Birgen’s invention came out of necessity. He wanted a salad for lunch and he didn’t want it to be soggy.  He began noodling a few years ago with an invention that would keep his homemade salads fresh during his lunch break. After all, it couldn’t be too hard for a scientist […]

Elon Musk responded to claims that he stole memes with more uncredited memes

Summary List Placement Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Space X who has over 53 million Twitter followers, is a known lover of memes. But he’s frequently been accused of stealing them from other creators online, as reported on Friday by The New York Times’ Taylor Lorenz. And when reached for comment by The […]

Apple’s privacy changes are already causing chaos in mobile advertising, with developers reporting tiny user opt-in rates and falling ad prices (AAPL)

Summary List Placement It’s been just two weeks since Apple rolled out its new iPhone privacy changes and already chaos has ensued for many mobile advertisers and app developers, who are bracing for the full impact as more users update to the latest version of its software. Apple’s iOS 14.5 update, which began rolling out […]

For the first time, you can hear the sound of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars

Summary List Placement A ghostly hum has been echoing across the plains of Mars’ Jezero Crater. It’s the sound of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter spinning its rotor blades at unearthly speeds and lifting itself away from the Martian dust. For the first time, you can hear it yourself. NASA’s Perseverance rover, which carried Ingenuity to Mars, […]

Chatbots 101: How AI is Fueling the Disruptive Force in Customer Relations

Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the rise of messaging apps, are fueling the development of chatbots — software programs that use messaging as the interface through which to carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling a meeting, to reporting the weather, to helping users buy a pair of shoes. Summary List Placement Businesses […]

How much money a YouTube video with about 100,000 views makes, according to 6 creators

Summary List Placement This is the latest installment of  Insider’s YouTube money logs, where creators break down how much they earn. Not all YouTube videos with 100,000 views are equal in the eyes of advertisers. That means that how much money a single YouTube video with 100,000 views makes from Google-placed ads depends on the content […]

How DREAMSTAGE is taking live music streaming by storm, with global streaming service Deezer by its side

Summary List Placement The coronavirus pandemic nearly eliminated the live music business. DREAMSTAGE, a ticketed live music streaming platform launched in the spring of 2020, has plans to reverse this fate and to even go as far as transforming the traditional live music business model for years to come. The US-based startup has provided artists […]

More companies, including PayPal and Xbox, are accepting bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment. Others are weighing up their options.

Summary List Placement Rarely does a news cycle go by without some mention of bitcoin’s growing popularity, from fans and skeptics alike.  Its prices on trading exchanges tumbled around Thanksgiving last year — only to roar back and set an all-time high of $19,857 on November 30: a 177% year-to-date increase that put the S&P […]

How to use Tinder’s safety tools like the panic button and message screening to stay safe while matching

Summary List Placement In the past two years, Tinder has faced a number of controversies concerning safety issues on the dating app. Users have routinely been tricked by catfishers, and in 2019, a backpacker was murdered by someone she met through Tinder.  That’s why in 2020, Tinder’s parent company Match Group announced it would implement safety […]

What is BritBox? A brief guide to the British television and movie streaming service

Summary List Placement With streaming services becoming the preferred way for entertainment fans to consume their favorite TV shows and movies, these platforms are becoming more and more popular.   BritBox, which bills itself as having the “biggest collection of British content on any streaming service” — more than Netflix, Acorn TV, and Hulu — is […]

How to record the screen on your iPad and find or edit the video later

Summary List Placement Just like the iPhone, every iPad lets you take a screen recording. This is great if you’re making a video tutorial demonstrating how to use an app, documenting a bug for tech support, or showing your winning move in a game. To screen record on your iPad, you’ll first need to enable […]

How Instagram is trying to boost emerging creators and mint breakout stars like rivals YouTube and TikTok do

Summary List Placement Instagram is not the best platform for emerging creators, but its leadership is trying to change that. Other platforms like YouTube and TikTok (or historically, Vine) have given rapid rise to some of the biggest stars on social media. In the last two years alone, an entire generation of new internet celebrities […]

Watch Elon Musk warn he’s a ‘wild card’ in his ‘SNL’ teaser with Miley Cyrus (TSLA)

Summary List Placement Saturday Night Live dropped a promotional video on Thursday for Elon Musk’s SNL episode, set for this weekend.  Tesla and SpaceX’s CEO will be hosting the comedy sketch show with Miley Cyrus as musical guest on May 8. The video provides a peek into what Musk’s performance might look like, as it […]

Yahoo escaped a slow death inside Verizon to teach us one final lesson about the internet

Summary List Placement Nearly a decade ago I gave a talk at Yahoo’s Sunnyvale, Calif., headquarters. The subject was my book, Inside Apple, which offered a deep dive into the secretive and idiosyncratic culture Steve Jobs built during his second reign at the company he co-founded. I was on the circuit that year, speaking to […]