Garry Tan has been named the next CEO and President of the technology start-up accelerator, Y Combinator.Go deeper →
The trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story dropped today starring Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al himself. The biopic was written by Yankovic and Eric Appel and will stream on Roku.
Two people were shot and killed by a gunman in Bend, Oregon last night by a gunman carrying an AR-15. The gunman was found dead by law enforcement, who responded to the shooting at a Safeway in Bend.
Former 49s Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his girlfriend Nessa Diab announced the birth of the couple's first child. Kaepernick was blacklisted from the NFL after kneeling during the national anthem to protest the country's treatment of Black Americans and police brutality. He and Diab have been romantically linked since 2015.
The Justice Department is reportedly in the early stages of preparing an antitrust suit against Apple. The DOJ has been investigating the tech giant over allegations that they use their market influence to stifle other smaller tech companies and app developers.Go deeper →
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, the third sequel in the lineup of the Beverly Hills Cop movies, which catapulted Eddie Murphy to stardom, added Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige to its casting lineup. The long-awaited sequel will stream on Netflix.
Elon Musk's legal team has subpoenaed Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko as part of their ongoing legal battle with Twitter over Musk's withdrawal from his deal to buy the platform. Mudge published a whistleblower report over Twitter's security deficiencies and claimed that Twitter downplays the amount of bot activity on the platform as part of a pattern of intentionally deceptive practices. Mudge will be deposed on September 9th.
The Federal Trade Commission is suing the data broker Kochava for selling sensitive geolocation data that could be used to prosecute individuals for seeking reproductive services. Kochava sells location data as part of its app-analytics tracking offering, and the FTC is now demanding they cease selling and collecting location data.
Users of Instagram and Facebook can now post NFTs on the platforms and link them to their digital wallets. The latest update is an extension of Meta's recent expansions to allow users to integrate NFTs on its various platforms.
During an appearance on Fox News, Senator Lindsay Graham predicted 'riots in the streets' if Trump is indeed prosecuted for illegally withholding documents from the National Archives and storing them at Mar-a-Lago.Go deeper →
The Biden administration announced today they are allocating $11 million in funding to Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to help boost the production of the Jynneos smallpox vaccine, which is being administered to prevent the spread of monkeypox.
The Department of Justice has begun the process of reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago, deciding to set aside records that are covered by the attorney-client privilege.Go deeper →
Sony is acquiring Savage Game Studios for an undisclosed amount. The announcement today, they revealed that Savage Game Studios would join the PlayStation Studios Mobile Division to build new games for PlayStation.
The U.S. Open kicked off today, and in addition to featuring surprising upsets and terrific tennis, this tournament will be Serena Williams's last. She announced that after the U.S. Open, she would retire from tennis to focus on her VC fund and family.