World View successfully launches its first stratollite from its Tucson HQ

 Stratospheric balloon launch startup World View has completed its inaugural launch from its new Tucson, Arizona-based headquarters, the company announced today. The new HQ was officially opened back in February, but since then it’s been preparing the facility for regular launch operations, culminating in today’s debut take-off. World View is trying to carve out novel Read More …

Capitalism without consequences

 Technology decouples economies. AirBNB owns no rooms, but provides accommodations; Uber owns (essentially) no vehicles, but provides transport; Stripe is not a bank, but provides bank accounts; a vast panoply of corporate services run on Amazon-owned servers. There are many excellent things about this decoupling; it improves efficiency, aids focus, and spurs innovation. But technology Read More …

Apps for helping with homework

 School’s back in session, which means homework’s back, too! But don’t fret about those tests, there are plenty of apps to help make prepping easier. TechCrunch tested out the study aids and here are our favorites. Photomath Some people are naturally great at math. Others need a little more assistance. Yet everybody could benefit from Read More …