The FDA is cracking down on Juul e-cig sales to minors

The FDA has its eye on Juul Labs, the e-cigarette company that has captured nearly half of the $2 billion e-cig market. Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner…

BigCommerce raises $64 million to power e-commerce sites

Austin, Texas-based BigCommerce has completed a big round of funding. The growth-stage startup, which powers e-commerce sites for Sony, Toyota and 60,000 other merchants, has raised $64 million to accelerate its…

Tech News Today 1535: Podcast of the Dolls

Hosts: Megan Morrone, Jason Howell Guests: Scott Hanselman, Casey Fiesler Scott Hanselman joins Megan Morrone and Jason Howell to discuss how access to the world’s information might be dampening… source

Facebook shuffle brings a new head of US policy and chief privacy officer

Trying times in Menlo Park, it seems: Amid assaults from all quarters largely focused on privacy, Facebook is shifting some upper management around to better defend itself. Its head of…

Podcast app Castbox raises $13.5 million, launches its own original programming

Riding high on the growing consumer demand for podcasts, a startup called Castbox this morning announced the close of $13.5 million in Series B funding for its technology-fueled podcast app….

Rockerbox acquires calendar marketing startup Eventable

Rockerbox has acquired Eventable, bringing two digital marketing startups together. Rockerbox’s technology includes attribution measurement to determine which ads are driving sales, as well as what it calls a Recency Marketing…

Tech News Today 1524: Shinrin-yoku

Hosts: Megan Morrone, Jason Howell Guest: Becky Worley Becky Worley from Good Morning America joins Jason Howell and Megan Morrone to discuss Periscope’s real-time comment moderation system,… source

Looks like Google is changing Android’s gun emoji into a water gun

Back in 2016, Apple swapped out the graphic used for its gun emoji, replacing the realistically drawn handgun with a bright green water gun. Just a few days ago, Twitter…

Hasura snares $1.6M seed for developer-focused Kubernetes solution

Kubernetes has gained in popularity quickly over the last 18 months, but like many highly technical solutions it requires a level of expertise many companies are lacking. A Bangalore/San Francisco…

Hasura snares $1.6 M seed for developer-focused Kubernetes solution

Kubernetes has gained in popularity quickly over the last 18 months, but like many highly technical solutions it requires a level of expertise many companies are lacking. A Bangalore/San Francisco…

Tech News Today 1732: Hackers are Dumb

Will robots and artificial intelligence take your job one day? United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnunchin said the Trump administration thinks not. In Silicon Valley’s Redwood City, the… source

German insurance ‘robo-advisor’ Clark scores $29 million Series B

Clark, one of a plethora of so-called ‘insurtech’ startups offering something akin to a digital insurance brokerage all delivered through a convenient mobile app, has closed a hefty $29 million…