Nine-second news stories, podcasts designed for road trippers and digital companions for those suffering from a chronic illness. Reporter Sam Blake tells us who's in the latest cohort of Snap's Yellow Accelerator. Plus, Senior Reporter Ben Bergman gives a peek into an L.A. accelerator for our four-legged friends.
LGBTQ streamer Revry closes seed round with Powerhouse Parnters.
Clubhouse is taking shape as the anti-Reddit for stock market buffs.
Twitter climbs to new high as the advertising market recovers.
Bitcoin's price rises to $50,000 as mainstream institutions hop on.
Lucid Motors is near SPAC deal as Klein launches financing.
SpaceX Falcon 9 misses its first landing in the last two dozen attempts.
TikTok is hit with consumer lawsuits across Europe.
Roku plans to produce original shows and films.
Axiom Space raises $130M to build the first commercial space station.
Snap's Newest Accelerator Class
Launched in 2018 and now on its fourth class, Snap's accelerator targets companies at the intersection of tech and creativity. The nine chosen startups will each receive $150,000 and participate in a 14-week curriculum. Read more>>
Everything NextDoor Isn't
Alex Kehr is making an anti-NextDoor. Superlocal aims to be a community site without the derisive debates, the politics and the crime — the very conversations that drive much of social media. Read more>>
Leap Announces Four Legged-Focused Accelerator Class
Leap Venture Studio, the first studio focusing entirely on upending the booming $95 billion pet industry with plant-based dog foods and smart cat litter boxes, has announced its fourth class of furry-friendly startups. Read more>>
Jadu Plans a New Era of Artist-Fan Engagement
The Los Angeles startup 1RIC, also known as Jadu, is working with musicians to create AR experiences. Its app lets users interact with holograms and post it on social media. Read more>>
talkshoplive Raises $3M in Seed Funding
A cross between Instagram live and QVC, the online streaming network has also attracted some big brand names — from Best Buy to Fred Segal — and some big talent like Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton and Alicia Keys. Read more>>
Copyright Management System Pex Secures $57M
Pex has built what it calls its "attribution engine" to identify, track and negotiate licensing for copyright ownership on the internet and it wants to be a larger player online. Read more>>