writer News of 02/28/20
Trump’S Travel Ban Could Extend To Africa’S Top Tech Country, Nigeria
The Trump administration is poised to add several African countries to a U.S. travel ban list, including Africa’s top tech hub, Nigeria. Politico first reported the White House is considering Tanzania, Eritrea, Sudan and Nigeria for new ...
Startups Weekly: Oyo’S Toxicity + A Farewell
Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week I wrote about the startups we lost in 2019 . Before ...
MacBook Pro 16” First Impressions: Return Of The Mack
In poker, complacency is a quiet killer. It can steal your forward momentum bit by bit, using the warm glow of a winning hand or two to cover the bets you’re not making until it’s too late and you’re out of leverage. Over the past few years, ...
Storytelling Community Wattpad Launches Paid Stories And Its Ad-Free Subscription Globally
Online storytelling community Wattpad, also now a content feeder for streaming services and other media companies, is taking its two consumer-facing paid products global. Wattpad Premium, the ad-free subscription tier, first launched in 2017 and ...
Quibi Is Getting An Action-Thriller Series Starring Liam Hemsworth
Streaming media startup Quibi, co-founded by entertainment industry heavyweight Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP CEO Meg Whitman, is adding more star power to its launch slate. The short-form video content startup will have an action-thriller series ...
Google Is Building A New Private Subsea Cable Between Portugal And South Africa
Google today announced Equiano, a new private subsea cable that will connect Portugal and South Africa. The cable will be built by Alcatel Submarine Networks and the first phase of the project is scheduled for completion in 2021. In April, the ...
Canada’S True North Conference Is Not Your Typical Tech Event
From the venue and the flashy event website, Waterloo, Ontario’s True North conference (in its second year) doesn’t seem all that distinct from a laundry list of other major tech events that take place each year across North America. But ...
The Definitive Patreon Reading Guide
At nearly six years old, Patreon has gone from startup to king of membership. Now an established leader in an industry that’s been flipped on its head, Patreon’s path has been anything but predictable — peppered with its share of ...
MyPart Finds That Next Def Jam
Picture it: you have the perfect song for Kelly Clarkson. It’s a mix of genres and styles best described as “Since U Been Gone” meets “911 Is A Joke.” How do you get it in front of Kelly so she can add it to her next ...