Users dump AccuWeather iPhone app after learning it sends location data to a third party

AccuWeather’s iOS app may be up to something fishy. Security researcher Will Strafach published a warning about the popular weather app’s behavior on Medium and users appear to be paying attention. I would find this less concerning if the AccuWeather’s permission dialog mentioned tracking your home/work location, where you travel, etc. — Will Strafach (@chronic)… Read More »

6 Lies the World is Telling Your Teens

Thirty years ago, I had my first peek into the changing winds of education in America. The first warning came when the elementary and middle schools my children attended announced there would be no assigned homework and children would not be bringing textbooks home. Strange, I thought, then busied myself with more pressing issues. My… Read More »

Hulu adds Live TV to Xbox 360

Starting today, Xbox 360 will support Hulu’s Live TV service. Hulu launched the highly-anticipated streaming service earlier this May, which provides access to live television as well as Hulu’s library of original and streaming content for just under $40 per month. The service was originally available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV and Xbox One.… Read More »

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Parents

Family relationships can be hard. There are so many dynamics that go into our daily interactions with each other. It is normal to have disagreements with siblings, cousins, and even our parents. However, sometimes things can get out of hand and we say things we don’t really mean. After all, we are human. We all… Read More »

Big data analytics platform Databricks raises $140M Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Databricks, a big data analytics platform built by a team that grew out of the Apache Spark project, today announced that it has raised a $140 million Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from New Enterprise Associates and Battery Ventures. This brings Databricks’ total funding raised to date to $247 million, which… Read More »

Berlin-based Home is an app to help landlords manage properties and improve the rental experience

Home, a Berlin-based startup that offers an app to help landlords manage their properties, has raised €3 million in seed funding. EQT Ventures led the round, along with the company’s existing investor, Redalpine. Claiming to already have more than 100,000 apartments being managed through its app since the company was founded last year, Home aims… Read More »

ACLU taps tech to help the public hold district attorneys accountable to criminal justice reform

Many people don’t pay much attention to their district attorneys, let alone realize district attorneys are elected officials, says Ana Zamora, the criminal justice policy director at the ACLU of Northern California. That was the genesis for MeetYourDA. The campaign, which launched today, aims to build power in local communities to hold district attorneys accountable to… Read More »

eBay opens U.S. platform to Africa with MallforAfrica.com partnership

Americans can now buy African goods on eBay through the company’s partnership with MallforAfrica.com. Starting this week, products from select vendors in six African countries are available on eBay’s U.S. shopping site. The collaboration starts in style, with opening merchandise categories of fashion, art, jewelry, and clothing. For the new program, MallforAfrica selects the sellers… Read More »

All 50 startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day 1

Biotech and artificial intelligence have emerged as the top startup trends at Y Combinator‘s 25th Demo Day. The 124 companies presenting at the entrepreneur school’s twice-yearly graduation event compose YC’s largest batch from its 12.5 years running. YC partner Michael Seibel kicked off the event by reiterating the accelerator’s commitment to advancing diversity in Silicon… Read More »