Social Capital’s Chamath Palihapitiya says ‘we need to return to the roots of venture investing’

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

In the first of many annual letters Chamath Palihapitiya will be penning as part of his firm’s new era as a technology holding company, the founder of Social Capital criticized the venture capital industry. After highlighting the latest trends within VC — i.e. SoftBank’s Vision Fund, private equity activity in VC deals and inflated valuations — Palihapitiya divulged the asset class’s biggest problems. A copious amount of capital is flowing through the industry and VCs have an insatiable appetite for “unicorn status.” As […]

Twitter test makes it easier to see the latest tweets first

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Twitter did start to restore some sense to timelines by letting you disable its “best tweets first” option, but it’s buried in the settings. What if you just wanted to flick it on and off? You might just get that chance. Twitter is testing a toggl…

‘The Voice’ Contestant Beverly McClellan Dead At 49

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Gone too soon. Beverly McClellan has passed away at the age of 49 after a battle with cancer. The unique singer forever put her stamp on pop culture by making the very first final four on season one of The Voice back in 2011. Beverly’s family have been raising money to pay for her medical bills and keeping fans updated through a GoFundMe since she was first diagnosed with Stage 3 Endometrial Cancer back in March. Photos: Stars We Lost In 2018 […]

Lime pulls faulty e-scooters after reports of battery fires

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

E-scooter company Lime is cautioning riders and contract workers about malfunctioning batteries and other issues with some of its scooters. Lime uses Segway Ninebot scooters in many of its cities, but after an August report about battery issues in “several” units, faulty scooters are being pulled from the fleet. What Lime calls a manufacturing defect sometimes led to smoldering batteries, which would then catch fire. Lime called these “isolated instances.” Back in August, Lime worked with Segway Ninebot to digitally […]

Windows 10’s Next Update Brings a “Zoom” Feature to the Console

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

The Windows Console will let you quickly zoom in and out in the next release of Windows 10, codenamed 19H1 and expected in April 2019. This is exciting news for anyone using Command Prompt, PowerShell, or even a Linux Bash shell on Windows. This feature is available today to people using the new Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18272, which also includes redesigned sign-in options for setting up Windows Hello. Microsoft’s own Rich Turner, who works on the Windows command […]

‘Life-Size 2’ First Teaser Is HERE!

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Eve is back! On December 2, the highly anticipated Life-Size 2 brings back Tyra Banks (and maybe Lindsay Lohan?) after 18 years! See the sequel’s nostalgia-filled first teaser (above)! The post ‘Life-Size 2’ First Teaser Is HERE! appeared first on Perez Hilton.