VC firm SparkLabs launches a security token to let anyone invest in its accelerator programs

Ardent crypto enthusiasts believe ICOs and cryptocurrencies will replace venture capital, but what if VC investors absorb crypto into their existing operations? That’s the thesis that SparkLabs, a U.S.-Korean firm…

First launch of SpaceX’s revamped Falcon 9 carries Bangladesh’s space ambitions

Today brings historic firsts for both SpaceX and Bangladesh: the former is sending up the final, highly updated revision of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time, and the…

Tech News Today 1606: Disney’s Goofy for Twitter

Hosts: Megan Morrone, Jason Howell Guest: Alex Wilhelm, Steven Levy Microsoft Ignite starts today and so far the company has announced a partnership with … source

Cleveland offered $120 million in freebies lure Amazon to the city

A Cleveland.com article detailed the lengths the small midwestern city would go to lure Amazon’s in 50,000-person HQ2. In a document obtained by reporter Mark Naymik, we learn that Cleveland…

Tech News Today 526: Show Me the Hardware

Has Linux conquered the government? Has Microsoft conquered mobile? Has LG conquered TV apps? All that and more. Hosts: Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz … source

Wes Blackwell joins Scout Ventures to invest in early-stage, veteran-led startups

We haven’t written much about Scout Ventures, but the New York City-based firm has built up a big portfolio over nearly a decade of investing, with exits like Olapic (acquired…

Cleveland offered $120 million in freebies lure Amazon to the city

A Cleveland.com article detailed the lengths the small midwestern city would go to lure Amazon’s in 50,000-person HQ2. In a document obtained by reporter Mark Naymik, we learn that Cleveland…

Tech News Today 1415: Holiday Special – John Markoff

Anchor: Mike Elgan and Co-Anchor: Megan Morrone 12/24/2015: John Markoff joins us to talk about his new book: “Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for … source

YouTube rolls out new tools to help you stop watching

Google’s YouTube is the first streaming app that will actually tell users to stop watching. The company at its Google I/O conference this week introduced a series of new controls…

Wes Blackwell joins Scout Ventures to invest in early-stage, veteran-led startups

We haven’t written much about Scout Ventures, but the New York City-based firm has built up a big portfolio over nearly a decade of investing, with exits like Olapic (acquired…

Tech News Today 1769: HTC’s New Main Squeeze

Instagram is ripping off Snapchat again with what it’s calling “face filters.” It works just as it does on Snapchat: Open the app, hold your phone up, and in selfie…

Dropbox beats expectations for its first quarterly check-in with Wall Street

Dropbox made its debut as a public company earlier this year and today passed through its first milestone of reporting its results to public investors, and it more or less…