Apple devices are butt dialing 911 from its refurbishing facility – 20 times per day

 Since October, emergency responders in Elk Grove and Sacramento County, California have received over 1,600 false alarm 911 calls coming from an Apple repair and refurbishing site in the area.
It’s not clear if the calls are coming from Apple’s iPhones or Watches but each time a call originates out of the Elk Grove facility, there’s no one on the other end of the line and… Read More

The iced tea company that changed its name to include ‘blockchain’ retracts on bitcoin mining operation

 Remember the iced tea company that changed its name to Long Blockchain and immediately shot up by 500 percent on the stock market? Well, it turns out it may not be getting into the blockchain after all. The company has decided to back off from its pledge to buy 1,000 bitcoin mining machines — just six weeks after it said it would be doing so. Read More

CVS, other health stocks down upon Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare co news

 Investors panicked this morning upon the news Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway were teaming up to launch a health insurance company for their U.S. employees. Healthcare is one of the biggest operating costs for Fortune 500 companies and the three iconic companies have joined forces to build a new health insurance company for all U.S. employees in an effort to improve satisfaction… Read More

Here’s how to live stream the Grammys tonight

 Don’t have a TV or just want to watch Kesha, Cardi B and Lady Gaga walk the red carpet from the comfort of your laptop? Thanks to modern tech, that’s possible tonight. James Corden kicks off the 60th annual Grammy awards this evening, Sunday, January 28, at 7:30 pm EST/4:30 pm PST, which is set to run for three and a half hours (though, fair warning, these types of awards shows… Read More

Theranos gets $100 million in debt financing to carry it through 2018, with some caveats

 Theranos has secured $100 million in debt financing. Yes, someone gave the blood testing company known for handing out questionable test results money. First reported by Business Insider, the company reportedly told investors it had secured the money from Fortress Investment Group, a New York-based private equity firm that was acquired by Softbank earlier this year. Of course, this is debt… Read More

Meet Molekule, the sleekest air purifier on the market

 Molekule, a San Francisco-based startup with a sleekly designed molecular air purifier started as an immigrant dream twenty years ago and ended up being named one of Time’s top 25 inventions of 2017. The inventor Yogi Goswami came up with the idea when his baby son Dilip started having a hard time breathing the air around him. Dilip suffered from severe asthma but no air purifier at… Read More

Oscar Health expects to generate $1 billion in revenue and sign up 250,000 members in 2018

 Despite repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate this week, health insurance startup Oscar Health expects to gain to pull in nearly $1 billion in revenue and enroll a quarter of a million members in 2018. The revenue prediction first reported in Axios and signups are quite a feat for the insurance company meant for the digital age. The company is only in its fifth year… Read More

Oscar Health expects to generate $1 billion in revenue and sign up 250,000 members in 2018

 Despite repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate this week, health insurance startup Oscar Health expects to gain to pull in nearly $1 billion in revenue and enroll a quarter of a million members in 2018. The revenue prediction first reported in Axios and signups are quite a feat for the insurance company meant for the digital age. The company is only in its fifth year… Read More

Arizona residents are getting refunds on Theranos tests

 Theranos is issuing refund checks to all Arizona residents who used the company’s blood-testing services, thanks to a recent settlement by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Between 2013 and 2016, Theranos offered testing at several locations throughout the state in a partnership with Walgreens. However, the drug store chain severed ties with Theranos in mid-2016, citing myriad… Read More

Celebrity hologram startup 8i to lay off half its staff

 8i, the New Zealand and Los Angeles-based augmented reality startup bringing celebrity personalities into immersive experiences, is laying off about half of its 70-person staff, according to a report in Variety and confirmed by the company. “Although we’ve made significant progress, we are continuously challenging our assumptions about where the AR/VR market is headed and how it… Read More