TechCrunch: Mobile messaging financial advisory service, Stackin, adds banking features and raises cash

When Stackin initially pitched itself as part of Techstars Los Angeles accelerator program two years ago, the company was a video platform for financial advice targeting a millennial audience too savvy for traditional advisory services. Now, nearly two years later,…

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TechCrunch: Fortnite World Cup has handed out $30 million in prizes, and cemented its spot in the culture

The Fortnite phenomenon — the wildly popular battle royale game from Epic Games — has manifested itself in concerned articles, cultural shoutouts and now has sealed its place in the cultural firmament by wrapping up its first “World Cup” which…

TechCrunch: Ford-owned Spin is bringing a tougher electric scooter to dozens of cities

Spin, the electric scooter company acquired by a Ford subsidiary for around $100 million, is launching a new electric scooter with a sturdier frame, improved braking system, bigger tires and longer-range battery. In short, this third-generation product is built to…

TechCrunch: Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers

Doctours, a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries. Founded by serial travel entrepreneur Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, whose last company TripScope was acquired by…

Mashable: Brazen L.A. hawk refuses to leave the hood of a moving car

Intense stare. Image: youtube / Matt eddy By Mark Kaufman2019-06-15 18:58:03 UTC On an otherwise normal, sunny day, a bird of prey rode around on the hood of a moving car near downtown Los Angeles. The hawk, likely a red-tailed…