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.
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>>
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 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>>
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>>