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How one founder identified a gap in education working as a teacher and built a startup to fix it – 98bmp

Amanda DoAmaral was an educator herself before she decided to found a tech company aimed at improving the education system. That’s a surprisingly rare credential for a startup founder in this area to possess — despite the obvious benefits of real, first-hand experience. Her company, Fiveable, focuses on modernizing (including a remote-first approach) a key and often overlooked part of education for students: Building an active community of peers to […]

todayAugust 16, 2021 4


Sony working on 25 games for PlayStation 5, half of which are new IP • 98bpm

Well, it sure sounds like PlayStation Studios has been beavering away creating first-party games for the PlayStation 5, as an interview has revealed Sony currently has 25 PS5 titles in the works - half of which are new IP. Speaking to Wired, Guerilla cofounder Hermen Hulst shared the numbers and said "there's an incredible amount of variety originating from different regions" in the pipeline, with a mixture of "big, small, […]

todayAugust 10, 2021 2


Apple’s mythical AirPower shows up as a working prototype

We thought it’d never see the light of day, but we’ve finally gotten a good look at Apple‘s AirPower wireless charging pad.Unfortunately, it’s not via Apple — AirPower is still canceled. Instead, The Verge was able to access images of an AirPower prototype, courtesy of developer and Apple prototype collector Giulio Zompetti. It’s a glance at a dream that never was.Zompetti said he was able to buy the prototype — […]

todayAugust 9, 2021 3

Music News

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus – The Chemo is Working

Mark Hoppus’ chemotherapy is working, according to a new social media post from the blink-182 musician.The music world has huddled around Mark Hoppus ever since he announced his cancer diagnosis last month. In the week since, Hoppus revealed he’s suffering from Stage 4-A Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which the singer/bassist’s mother has previously battled and beat.In a Twitch stream last week, Hoppus said he’d soon be receiving an update on […]

todayJuly 20, 2021 2


Gourmey is a cell-based poultry startup working on lab-grown foie gras – 98bmp

Meet Gourmey, a new French startup that recently raised a $10 million founding round in equity and debt. The startup is working on meat grown in laboratories from animal cells. In particular, the company is focusing on poultry and aims to convince chefs that they should use the company’s products in their restaurants. “We’ve been raising animals for 20,000 years,” co-founder and CEO Nicolas Morin-Forest told me. “We grow cells, […]

todayJuly 14, 2021 4

Music News

Mike Shinoda Working With AI-Generated Songs + Virtual Artists

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda is already dipping his proverbial toe into the brave new world of all-virtual musical artists and songs created entirely by artificial intelligence.He's doing so as a ground-floor investor with a startup called Authentic Artists, an AI-generated music platform also backed by big business honchos such as former Fox CEO James Murdoch and executives from Microsoft and Roblox.The move probably won't surprise fans of Linkin Park who've been […]

todayJune 15, 2021 3


By working with home entrepreneurs, Jakarta-based DishServe is creating an even more asset-light version of cloud kitchens – 98bmp

Cloud kitchens are already meant to reduce the burden of infrastructure on food and beverage brands by providing them with centralized facilities to prepare meals for delivery. This means the responsibility falls on cloud kitchen operators to make sure they have enough locations to meet demand from F&B clients, while ensuring fast deliveries to end customers. Indonesian network DishServe has figured out a way to make running cloud kitchen networks […]

todayMay 31, 2021 2


Settle raises $15M from Kleiner Perkins to give e-commerce companies more working capital – 98bmp

Alek Koenig spent four years at Affirm, where he was head of credit. There he saw firsthand just how powerful the alternative lending model could be. Koenig realized that it wasn’t just consumers who could benefit from the model, but businesses too. So in November 2019, he founded Settle as a way to give e-commerce and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies access to non-dilutive capital. (Not every company wants to […]

todayMay 18, 2021 3