The Stars of ‘This Is Us’ Just Scored a Huge Raise and Equal Pay. Here’s What They’ll Make Per Episode

Those tearjerking moments are worth a lot of money. The cast of NBC’s This is Us negotiated substantial pay raises for each of the show’s five main stars ahead of the drama’s third season. Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley will all earn $250,000 …

Chattanooga celebrates its growing tech scene while acknowledging struggles with inclusivity

GUEST: Within the past few years, the middle-Tennessee city of Chattanooga has garnered national press features, visits from top VCs, and placement on lists of top emerging startup cities. But these headlines are made all the more remarkable by the fact that Chattanooga has a population of just 177,571. It’s …

Regus to sue WeWork; blinkers for office workers; and some other stuff you should know about

What to make of the announcement that Chengdu is thinking of creating an artificial moon so that it can do away with street lights, bathing the city’s streets in permanent dusk? Well possibly a big thumbs up for the ingenuity and maybe thumbs down for the impact on people’s circadian …

Vuzix smart glasses get automatic facial recognition designed for law enforcement

This is one of those ‘I’m not surprised but I am slightly terrified’ moments in tech development: Enterprise smart glasses company Vuzix announced Monday that it has developed new “fully autonomous” face recognition software in partnership with software developer NNTC. The new solution will work with Vuzix’s Blade smart glasses, …

Travel activities platform Klook raises $225M led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund

We recently noted that SoftBank’s Vision Fund has stepped up its deal-making in Asia this year, and today it added a new company to its roster: travel services platform Klook. Hong Kong-based Klook announced today that it has raised a $225 million round led by the Vision Fund with participation …

Argo AI is taking its new generation of self-driving vehicles into downtown Detroit

Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle startup that Ford invested $1 billion in 2017, has expanded its testing to downtown Detroit with a new third-generation self-driving car. Argo AI is developing the virtual driver system and high-definition maps designed for Ford’s self-driving vehicles. The third-generation self-driving vehicle is still based …

Security startup Tanium raises another $200M at a $6.5B valuation, less than 5 months after it raised $175M

Security continues to remain top of mind for organizations and consumers, as each day seems to bring another high-profile network breach. One of the faster-growing startups in the space is capitalising on that by raising some significant funding to fuel its growth. Tanium today said that it has raised another …

‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ takes a while to cast its spell, but the magic is still there

Teen dramas often revolve around the universal experience of growing up and being forced, for the first time, to make choices that have an impact on the rest of one’s life. Whereas children don’t often have control over their futures, teens face choosing the right classes, picking the right friends, …

Populus raises $3.1 million to help cities make sense of shared scooters and bikes

Cities are seemingly down for this new era of transportation, which entails micromobility services and ride-hailing, and operators are increasingly more down to share their data with cities. Now, cities just have to find out what to do with this data and how to extract learnings from it. This is …

13 Strategies Your Brand Can Learn From YouTube Celebrities

What’s one thing that all professionals can learn from the success of unlikely brand stars like YouTube celebrities? Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have …

The government is about to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic filing system

Thanks to pressure from tax preparation industry, Congress is getting ready to ban the Internal Revenue Service from ever building a free electronic tax filing system. As ProPublica reports, the effort is a bipartisan one. The House Ways and Means Committee, led by Massachusetts Democrat, Richard Neal, passed the Taxpayer …

A Book with a Great Author Bio Resonates With Your Brand Followers

Establishing credibility for your personal brand begins with great content. A great way to showcase your expertise is a published book both in print and in the digital realm. You want to ensure that all of your time and effort gets the most visibility with a well-written biography. A personal …

Crypto exchange Binance prepares to add margin trading ‘soon’

Binance, the world’s most prominent crypto exchange, says it is close to adding a much-anticipated margin trading feature to its service following weeks of speculation. The company tweeted confirmation of the upcoming feature in a screenshot which subtly teases the imminent arrival of margin trading options. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao …

Roblox EC-1, immigration requirements doubling, grief in the workplace, and cannabis startups

The Roblox EC-1 Following in the wake of our deep profiles of Patreon and Niantic, we have our next EC-1 package, this time on children’s gaming platform Roblox . Extra Crunch writer Sherwood Morrison has covered gaming and startups for years, and he got an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the …