Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng raises $1.1M, announces group investment product Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talking gets $8.6M, TechCrunch visits Nigeria, Ghana Forty-seven and a half million dollars is a […]
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Lotus seed. (Wikimedia Commons) The Fear Of Small Clusters Of Irregularly Patterned Holes Or Bumps Do you feel a little bit uncomfortable looking at this picture of a lotus seed plant? Does it trigger some deeply queasy response in your gut? If so, you aren’t alone—an estimated 15% of people have “trypophobia,” which is a […]
I wanted to write about scooter startups this week, but, alas, I failed to care enough about them to muster any opinion at all. The problem is that they are pure piggyback startups, and pure piggyback startups are boring because they have no chance of being genuinely transformative. Let me explain. Many, or even most, […]
Baseball and beer go hand in hand, for sure, but a baseball in a beer? Ask lucky fan Gabby DiMarco all about it. As MLB.com’s Cut4 reports, though DiMarco watched her home team, the San Diego Padres, suffer a loss against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, she left the game a clear winner after a […]
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Women admire intelligence. They want to date someone who can carry a conversation, who can teach them something, who can stimulate their mind as well as their body. Of course, the only thing women like better than a smart man is a man with a good sense of humor. A man who can make them […]
LIV Watches is a crowdfunding darling with a number of Kickstarted watches under its belt. Now it’s offering a unique set of watches to backers, including the Liv Genesis GX-AC, an automatic chronograph with date. The watch runs a Sellita Caliber SW500, visible through the see-through back, and features a screw down crown and massive […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will deploy a mix of charm and pressure to coax North Korean leader Kim Jong Un into a deal to give up nuclear weapons, trusting his gut instinct over briefing books in his ability to strike an accord, aides and former administration officials said. Read more about this […]
While electric scooter startups are at a standstill in San Francisco, Lime is taking its scooter service to Santa Monica, Calif. — competitor Bird’s home turf. Lime was planning to launch its new model of scooter that it built in partnership with Segway in San Francisco last month, it’s now debuting them in the Los Angeles […]