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A year ago, privately held online lenders like Prosper, SoFi, and Avant looked all but certain to go public at the same, if not higher, than the unicorn valuations than their venture investors have assigned them.In an SEC filing yesterday, Lending Club, which announced the surprise departure of its founder and CEO last Monday, revealed that investors who contributed a significant amount of funding for loans are now examining that performance or are otherwise reluctant to invest.But what started out as a disruptive movement known as peer-to-peer was far more novel than what it became, which, in many cases, is a front for whoever is providing some of these startups with capital to lend.While companies operating in this space come with inherent advantages — they use automated loan applications; they have no retail branches; they use electronic data sources and tech-enabled underwriting models that help them to quickly identify a borrower s credit risk –having deep-pocketed friends has made other things easier, like provide funding decisions within 48 to 72 hours.Smartly, some players are already looking to reimagine themselves as broader financial outfits.It also said last month that it s hoping to drum up more investor demand for the debt it originates by starting a hedge fund that will buy its own loans.
At launch the original Moto 360 seemed an almost sci-fi take on the smartwatch, while the Moto 360 2015 brought it into the present with a more practical – frankly more normal – yet still stunning look.It's easy, it's quick and the Moto 360 Sport also hooks onto GPS satellites very quickly, usually in well under 30 seconds in my experience – it seems that Motorola uses both a faster and less power-sapping GPS chip than Sony does in the SmartWatch 3.This enables it to produce post-workout graphs that look about right, but comparing the results to those of a sensor at the gym shows the results are consistently off.As ever with an Android Wear device, only Android phone users should seriously consider buying a Moto 360 Sport.iOS support is fair, but the features available in third-party apps will be limited.With its dynamic screen and GPS there's an appeal here that other Android Wear watches just don't have.
You look at some of these tech stocks that are so, so weak as a concept and a company, and they re selling for so much money.He slammed companies that have never made any money and that have a bad concept.Trump s less nuanced version ruffled some feathers.Finally someone calls it out, veteran VC Marc Andreessen tweeted sarcastically, prompting one commenter to suggest Trump might try to build a firewall and get San Francisco to pay for it.The phrase make bubbles great again began popping up on social media — a play on Trump s make America great again campaign slogan.Trump also managed to anger some people on the other side of the Bay this week by calling Oakland one of the most dangerous places in the world in an interview with The New York Times.The comment prompted a biting reply from Mayor Libby Schaaf.Chris Christie, left, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on Super Tuesday primary election night in the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., March 1, 2016.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is discussing becoming a top sponsor of FIFA, according to people familiar with the matter, a partnership that would strengthen the ties between China s power brokers and global soccer s top executives.Alibaba would become the second Chinese company to commit to soccer s governing body at a high level after Dalian Wanda Group Co. signed up earlier this year.Since President Xi Jinping made soccer success a national priority, Chinese companies and businessmen have made a slew of investments in national and international clubs, and the country has made plain its desire to host the FIFA World Cup.A sponsorship deal hasn t been finalized and details aren t known.For example, Alibaba E-Auto is the title sponsor of the FIFA Club World Cup.Alibaba Sports has been in touch with FIFA because of the affiliation with the Club World Cup, said Wang Jingyi, a Shanghai-based spokeswoman who declined to comment further.Before Wanda, it hadn t added a new top-tier sponsor since 2012.Six to eight slots are designated for "FIFA partners," a commitment that costs about $40 million per year and lasts for a four-year World Cup cycle.In March, Wanda joined Adidas AG, Coca-Cola Co., Gazprom, Hyundai Motor Co. and Visa Inc.. at that top level.There are still two open slots, which the people familiar with the matter said are expected to be filled by the end of the summer.
Disney Movies VR lets you 'transport yourself into the wonderful world of Disney from your very own living room' DisneyDisney has released a free app for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift that aims to bring iconic pop-culture locations from its numerous mega-franchises into the world of VR virtual reality .The app, entitled Disney Movies VR, features characters and places from The Jungle Book, Captain America and also Star Wars.Part of the enduring appeal of virtual reality is the promise of being transported into fantastical worlds, if only for a brief few moments.As for Star Wars, we catch a glimpse of an AT-AT and come face to face with The Force Awakens' violently adorable spherical droid BB-8 on board the Millenium Falcon.It's not a glitch by the way: the trailer just doesn't have soundYouTube/Radio Disney ClubShould be great, right?Sony shocked a lot of fans by revealing that EA and DICE's hugely successful first-person shooter Star Wars: Battlefront was on its way to PlayStation VR.
Jemisin s Fifth Season, and fire-under-rusting-Earth there s so much to talk about it.Katie Palmer, Senior Associate Editor: Once I hit the interlude, everything started making more sense to me—and I started noticing the artful lack of knowledge in the world.Less willful ignorance, more the kind of narrow focus necessary in the face of disaster, of which there s no shortage in The Fifth Season.Rubin: I can t believe I m admitting this in print, Jay, but you pointing that out is the first time I d confronted what happened to Crack beyond oh hey exile too bad kid BACK TO THE STORY.Fallon: Which is interesting, because some themes, of course, Jemisin is grabbing you by the shirt collar and shaking you and saying, Here, this is a thing you really need to think about!Dayrit: Homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, transgenderism, all the issues that bog us down in our society are given little weight in The Fifth Season, perhaps because the moral code of the Stillness is rooted in actual hellfire and brimstone from the ground, not from some patriarchal god floating somewhere in the sky.
For a long time, almost as long as I ve been a member of the exclusive Women in Tech club, I ve avoided talking about diversity.Stereotype threat, an established psychological phenomenon, caused black students to do worse on the test.Identifying themselves with a group that has stereotypical, though mistaken, associations of lower intellectual ability primed them subconsciously to adopt that trait.Identifying myself with a group stereotyped to be worse on average at technical tasks primes me to do worse when faced with a technical task.Developers who are white and men are no less valuable because of their race and gender.This quote, from Maxine Williams, global director of diversity at Facebook, sums up my feeling of fostering belonging beautifully:Every Monday, when we get a new class of hires, I say to them, I don t want you to come in here and think that you need to use blind as a suffix.
The sci-fi blockbuster would have to get from script to special effects at warp speed.When he was 8, the Lins invested their life savings in a fish-and-chips shop in Anaheim, California, and moved to nearby Buena Park, where they worked nonstop, overstayed their visas, and lived in fear of deportation until President Reagan s Immigration Reform and Control Act granted them amnesty in 1987.Unable to speak English, Lin was sent to the Boys Club of Buena Park, where Coach Bob tapped him and his younger brother, John—the only Asian kids—for the basketball team.He envied his neighbors, the Klug brothers, who had a trampoline and all the Hot Wheels cars I couldn t afford.Last year, Lin coproduced Hollywood Adventures, an American action comedy about Chinese tourists in LA, created for a Chinese audience.Now the team has set up a comedy with Jeremy Renner at HBO and a Bruce Lee-themed series at Cinemax, and they re developing the classic samurai graphic novel Lone Wolf and Cub, among many other projects.
Networking routers and switches and services don t play as well in a TV commercial as do iPhones shooting 4K video.You could make an argument that the only time Cisco was really cool was back in 2009, when it paid $590 million for Pure Digital, the maker of the then-popular line of Flip Video digital video cameras.And whether it was because a consumer gadget didn t fit in with its traditional networking gear business, or people just didn t buy enough Flips once they really got into shooting video on their iPhones, Cisco shut down Flip, and stopped making its video cameras in 2011.And on Thursday, Cisco s shares rose 3.2 percent to close at $27.57 after the company reported one of its typically solid business quarters.So, in case you missed it…Late Wednesday, Cisco reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of 57 cents a share on $12 billion in sales, while Wall Street analysts had forecast the company to earn 55 cents a share on $11.97 billion.By contrast, sales of routers were off by 5 percent and switching-gear revenue declined by 3 percent.No, it s not the kind of stuff that will have the cool factor of something like a 50-foot-high green wall and a park where you can wander in and contemplate whether you should get the 64-gigabyte or 128GB iPhone 6 Plus.: If Cisco is boring, yet consistent, anything involving John McAfee is going to be like 17 straight rides on Disneyland s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad without being strapped into your seat.It was barely a week ago, that McAfee, founder of McAfee, one of the first big anti-virus software companies, one-time-kinda-but-not-really fugitive from Belize, and current Libertarian Party presidential candidate, was named Chief Executive to MGT Capital Investments.Actually, it was more like McAfee took over the company, as part of his joining MGT was it acquiring his latest venture, anti-spy technology company D-Vasive, and saying it would rename itself John McAfee Global Technologies.So, it should come as no surprise that investing in a John McAfee company would be as wild an experience as McAfee being McAfee.
Aston Villa Joleon Lescott is angry against Manchester United match. Jiantong become the first mainland Chinese, which is wholly owned by the British jalkapallosuran, but this purchase is just one part of the development, where China is becoming an increasingly important influence in sports business throughout the world. In particular, the acquisition of the football team got a new impetus to the Chinese president, Xi Jinpingkin almost called their acquisition. China so far the largest foreign investment in football was Manchester City in December of last year, when the company called a consortium of Chinese state-led by China Media Capital acquired for approximately EUR 356 million share of Aston Villa a much larger and more prosperous competitor. Lerner bought Aston Villa in 2006 by approximately EUR 81 million, so he made a trade loss. Society's supporters have shown all the time protesting against Lerner's work.
San Francisco-based Tally Technologies raised $15 million in Series A venture funding to launch an app that promises to help people maintain good credit while avoiding fees, charges and other credit card affiliated pains.According to Tally CEO and co-founder Jason Brown, the company has been operating in stealth for longer than a year and has been testing its service with beta customers for about three months.Here s how the Tally app works, Brown explained: Users can scan all of their personal credit cards into Tally, go through a brief credit score check, then authorize the startup to pay those bills from a Tally-issued line of credit.Tally Technologies Inc. co-founders L-R Jasper Platz and Jason Brown.Tally will also need to raise institutional capital from which it can offer lines of credit, so it needs to prove its customers are a good credit risk and develop partnerships in the finance industry.As a firm, Shasta shied away from investing in alternative, or peer-to-peer lending platforms like Lending Club and Prosper, which are now under scrutiny and facing serious growth challenges.
Neil Gaiman s American Gods for $2.99, for instance.It s an opt-in proposition, and isn t limited to the Kindle; users have their choice of outside e-book retailers, from Google Play to Apple to Barnes and Noble, and even Kobo.Unless you were in a book club, you were likely deprived of discussing your latest read.According to Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler, one of the platform s biggest book clubs focuses specifically on male-male erotica.Sharing a well-lit photo of a sandwich on Insta doesn t say much except whether you prefer white or wheat; posting about our reading choices allows people to see the worlds we conjure up in our quiet moments.So, in the interest of transparency: According to my Goodreads profile, I followed the reality-star memoir Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva with Claudia Rankine s poetry powerhouse Citizen and Virginia Woolf s gender-bending Orlando.
The odds are less in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, yet the share of million-dollar homes there has nearly quadrupled since 2012."Once a rarity, the million-dollar home is now fairly commonplace" in numerous U.S. markets, said Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist for Trulia.In the Oakland metro area Alameda and Contra Costa counties , the share has jumped from 5.2 percent to 19.7 percent.Lagging behind are the Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Diego, New York and Seattle metro areas.Nationally, the share of million-dollar homes has modestly risen from 1.6 percent to 3 percent.Advertisement The price appreciation here reflects a Bay Area-wide problem: the lack of housing supply amid a robust tech economy that creates jobs -- and the demand for more housing.The cycle "is not sustainable," said Matt Regan, senior vice president of public policy with the Bay Area Council, which recently conducted a poll showing massive frustration over housing prices among residents.Paul Sakuma/Associated Press Trulia also has computed percentages for scores of neighborhoods in the 10 U.S. metro areas with the highest share of million-dollar houses.In the Bay Area, the neighborhood with the steepest increase is Westwood Park, near St. Francis Wood in San Francisco.All four are in proximity to the Caltrain station in San Mateo, as well as to Highway 101: Ease in getting to work clearly means something to homeowners and adds to the value of a house.
Top Of The Order: And Now For Something Sort Of Completely Different: Anybody who has a sense of humor knows about Monty Python s Flying Circus.Always look on the bright side of life… And if you didn t have it playing in your mind before, you certainly do now.You see, late Thursday, Sanborn sent out an email to the investors who buy Lending Club s loans.By the time the market closed on Thursday, Lending Club shares had fallen almost 50 percent since the day Laplanche resigned.That positivity from Sanborn gave investors enough faith to send Lending Club s stock up almost 8 percent Friday, to close at $3.99.But will Sanborn s sentiment be enough to keep those investors around?Financial tech, which is where Lending Club has made its bones, is a pretty young industry for the DOJ to be investigating.There s no way of knowing how long the DOJ will want to dig around into Lending Club s business and such an action leaves a cloud of uncertainty hanging over everything.We ve seen how quickly the bright side can turn dark for Lending Club, but what else can Sanborn do?Might as well keep on humming that sunny Monty Python tune.Middle Innings:And Nothing But The Truth: The trial between Oracle and Google over billions of bucks that Oracle claims Google owes it for use of Java in the Android operating system got good this week, as Larry Page, CEO of Google s parent, Alphabet, took the witness stand to try to dispute some of Oracle s allegations.The biggest of which is that Page disputed a Google document which appeared to estimate that Google is bringing in $43 billion a year from Android.
When wind flows across a long object, like a daffodil stem, it sheds little eddies of wind along each side, with a small vortex of low pressure forming in the wake.Perhaps you ve heard it had to do with a phenomenon known as forced resonance: the wind matched the bridge s natural resonant frequency, gaining energy with every undulation until it broke apart.The vortex shedding is what caused the bridge to gallop, undulating up and down in response to high winds—hence its nickname, Galloping Gertie.For anyone interested in all the gory engineering details, Pasternack s lengthy examination is a must-read.This doesn t detract from the Korean scientists paper s main takeaway: that you can eliminate vortex shedding and significantly reduce drag by employing a twisty, helical shape when designing an object.And co-author Haecheon Choi said he and his colleagues already have a patent for a daffodil-inspired golf club.
With a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign now underway, Digital Trends picked up a paddle and got a harsh lesson in how calculated this bot truly is.Ted Kritsonis/Digital TrendsDesigned and co-founded by brothers Alexander and Harrison Chen, each of which left Taiwan and studied at different universities in California and Toronto, Trainerbot was born out of frustration.Irritated by a lack of suitable and consistent opponents to keep improving, they figured a robot could step in instead.That s why the Trainerbot functions more like a smart batting cage than app-based practice trackers from the likes of Zepp Labs and 94Fifty that measure the mechanics of swinging a golf club, bat, racquet or shooting a basketball.Ted Kritsonis/Digital TrendsThe app will be free for iOS and Android, and interestingly, both will be updated simultaneously because of the unified code they re using.Assuming the co-founders address the issues we noted, it s a robot we can see making some players better.
View photosMore7bd92a812a464a4ba8210b07f1d72262Lamborghinis are for making statements.I took the 580-2 to Angeles Crest Highway outside Pasadena, California to find out.Since it's propelled only by its rear wheels instead of all four, it weighs 66 pounds less than its more potent brother, the 610-4.It is the cornering, snappy throttle and raucous engine exhaust note that makes the 580-2 worth loving.Although I love its jet fighter-inspired interior with tons of toggle switches and an ignition button that makes you feel like you're firing a sidewinder missile every time you start the car, it's not without its faults.And that's because 99.9% of the car is good and I'm left looking for trivial issues like the composition of the interior plastic bits.
Indeed, it s most startups first luxury purchase.It s an interesting move for SPiN to open now as tech funding is becoming harder to come by.Today in San Francisco, SPiN ping pong club opens its doors to their fifth location it would ve been the sixth if the chain hadn t shut down in Dubai due to a much milder drinking scene .With 19 STIGA tables, two bars, a VIP lounge and an outdoor patio, SPiN is a competitive force by day and bougie club by night.And a lot of famous authors, musicians, and crazy mixtures of celebrities would somehow show up at our parties.But the atmosphere felt a bit over the top to me.
For five years, NPGMC named after Prince s backing band the New Power Generation offered a monthly or annual membership that not only let fans get new releases, but also provided access to prime concert seats and passes for events like sound checks and after parties.Case in point: When members complained about heavy traffic on the site, which limited their access, Prince lowered the price from $7.75/month $100/year to $2.50/month $25 for a lifetime membership .In 2006, the Webby s acknowledged the strong community Prince had built with a lifetime achievement award, saying: Prince s leadership online has transformed the entertainment industry and reshaped the relationship between artist and fan.Prince always wanted to make sure he was putting his subscribers — his biggest fans — first, so after five years, when Prince felt like the music club had maximized its potential, he shut it down, saying, In its current form, there is a feeling that the NPGMC has gone as far as it can go.This partnership with Prince represents TIDAL s philosophy in its truest form, a 1 to 1 connection and direct delivery of artistry to the world.In getting their music directly to their fans through digital subscription clubs, both of them looked way beyond CD sales in order to create direct relationships and connections.