Y Combinator-backed mindfulness app Simple Habit raises $2.5 million

 Mindfulness app Simple Habit was built to help users relieve stress and build healthier lives with more than 1,000 guided meditation sessions available to users. To continue growing, the...

Shyp is reducing headcount and suspending all operations outside of SF

 Shyp, the on-demand shipping service launched in 2013, has announced in a blog post that they are withdrawing from all but one city and “reducing headcount at headquarters” in an...

Crunch Report | The World Is Melting

Waymo is exploring self-driving trucks, Bumble’s meetup space, the Hive and reaction from VCs after pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...

These are the three things one Silicon Valley VC wants to hear on Snap’s...

 Goodwater Capital, a two-year-old, San Mateo, Ca.-based early-stage venture firm, has been trying to stake out new territory for itself by publishing a steady stream of research and tools that...

Wi-Fi radiation can be used to see through walls like they're made of glass

Researchers in Germany have come up with a method of creating holographic maps of the inside of buildings using the microwave radiation of Wi-Fi signals as they bounce off...

Pinterest adds visual search guides to its Lens and a new CTO

 Pinterest today is adding a new feature to its Lens — its live camera search — that will help pick apart what’s in the image and make it easier...

3D-printed fingertip sensors could give robots a sense of touch

Researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have developed a stretchable silicone pressure sensor able to be 3D-printed directly onto a person’s hand. Here's why it's so exciting. The...

Uber enters Myanmar with a licensed taxi service

 Uber has launched its service in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, over a month after going public with its expansion plan. With a population of...

Citing FBI handling of Clinton emails, Donald Trump fires James Comey

 President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. In his letter to Comey, Trump said the move was recommended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General...

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 A topic like fake news (more broadly the question of trust and verification on the internet) is a complex one. Sometimes you just have...