Startups, high-speed rail and California’s infrastructure future

 California is home to two very different innovation worlds. For the readers of TechCrunch, there is the familiar excitement of the startup world, with startups working on longevity and age extension, rockets to Mars, and cars that drive themselves. Hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, engineers, and product managers are building these futures every day, often on shoestring budgets all in… Read More

A 21-year-old Canadian woman was found guilty of killing her best friend after a Facebook photo showed the weapon in plain sight

A 21-year-old Canadian woman was found guilty of killing her best friend after a Facebook photo showed the weapon in plain sightA Canadian woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter this week after killing her best friend in 2015. The police uncovered a Facebook photo in which she was wearing a black belt — the same kind that was found next to the victim’s body. A 21-year-old Canadian woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday, three years after she posted a Facebook photo that helped the police crack the case.


Thinknum is remixing data to create cool content

 Archimedes once said “Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the world.” For Thinknum, a data startup, that saying should go “Give me statistics, and I shall measure the world.” The company, whose bread and butter is the collection and analysis of public data, has launched a new blog dedicated to finding fascinating trends in boring numbers. Led by journalist… Read More

Watch out for a Nasty Market Pullback

Watch out for a Nasty Market PullbackStocks suffered their worst one-day reversal since June 2016 on a points basis after the Dow Jones Industrial Average zoomed past the 26,000 threshold, bagging the quickest-ever 1,000 point gain from its last round number (hit just seven days ago). The gain was triple the pace seen from 24,000 to 25,000 as the post-tax cut rally hit peak euphoria.