Eyeglasses that claim to filter out blue light from computers, smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly popular. Ads for these glasses claim overexposure to blue light can cause a number of problems. The problems supposedly linked to blue light range from dry eyes to digital eye strain, sleep cycle disruption and even macular degeneration, which causes … Continue reading Are Computer Glasses Worth It?
I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture capital and how it doesn’t actually make sense. “Ninety-five percent of VCs aren’t profitable,” he said. It took me a while to understand what this really means. I’ll … Continue reading The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs
Venture capital is known for being an opaque industry, so it’s no surprise most of us have no idea what the average VC earns in a year. I got a closer look at the survey results of J. Thelander Consulting‘s annual venture firm compensation survey and, unsurprisingly, VCs make a lot of money. Just how … Continue reading This is how much VCs are paid
For many years, Ruby on Rails has been the go-to framework for startups, micropreneurs, SMBs, and really for anyone who needed to build and launch a tool quickly. With its opinionated, convention over configuration approach, and Heroku’s brilliant git push to deploy feature, Ruby on Rails made every other solution look barbaric by comparison. But … Continue reading Embracing Change: Rails 5.1 Adopts Yarn, Webpack, and the JS Ecosystem
I have known Vinny Lingham for about 10 minutes when he tells me people want him dead. “I’ve had four death threats in my life,” he says. “And three of them have been in the last nine months.” It’s a few minutes past 7 a.m. on a recent weekday. We’re standing in the lobby of … Continue reading The Bitcoin Oracle Who Exited Bitcoin
Earlier today, Snap made some waves when it announced that Imran Khan, its chief strategy officer, was stepping down from his role to pursue other opportunities. We have now confirmed with sources close to the matter that he’s leaving the company to start his own investment fund. Khan, who had been an early investor in … Continue reading Imran Khan is leaving his role as strategy head at Snap to start his own investment firm
In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans fitted with highly advanced hardware and software that enables them to safely ride on public roads without … Continue reading A day in the life of a Waymo self-driving taxi