Carpooling App Scoop Closes $60M Funding Round

Carpooling App Scoop Closes $60M Funding Round

Scoop, put plainly, is like UberPool for companies. And it’s clearly doing something right because it just closed a $60 million funding round led by Activate Capital, which brings the company’s total funding to $106 million. The carpooling startup, which launched in...
DoorDash Shamed Over Deliverer Payment Practices

DoorDash Shamed Over Deliverer Payment Practices

Recently, New York Times reporter Andy Newman spent a few days riding his bike as a deliverer for popular home delivery app DoorDash, which picks up food from any to-go restaurant to bring to your door. Crunching the numbers after his short stint, he noticed something...
Duolingo Expands Offerings as It Prepares for IPO

Duolingo Expands Offerings as It Prepares for IPO

The way that Duolingo, the popular language-learning app, hounds you to keep up your daily lessons has become a meme. But it’s so insistent for a reason. Being addictive is basically the app’s entire business model. The lessons, which are designed to be as game-like...
Virgin Galactic to Go Public

Virgin Galactic to Go Public

Virgin Galactic, founded by billionaire Richard Branson, used to be the big name in space tourism before it was passed by SpaceX and Blue Origin. The company struggled through the 2010s, especially after a fatal crash in a test flight in 2014 and the cutting of ties...
‘Sir Jonathan’ Leaves Apple to Form Own Company

‘Sir Jonathan’ Leaves Apple to Form Own Company

Sir Jonathan Paul Ive, or Jony to his friends and fanbase, has put his mark on the world. The descendant of a jeweler and an engineer, he brought his background of industrial design and Bauhaus minimalism to Apple in 1992. He was a key part of Steve Jobs’ revival of...
WeatherTech’s David MacNeil: Where Is He Now?

WeatherTech’s David MacNeil: Where Is He Now?

David MacNeil, founder and CEO of WeatherTech, is probably one of the best-known CEOs in America. His company sells high-quality car and truck accessories ranging from digitally made mats to cup holders and even pet ramps. The story of how MacNeil mortgaged his house...
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