Startups Weekly: #CodeCon, the techlash and ill-prepared CEOs

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week’s noteworthy venture capital deals, funds and trends. Before I dive into this week’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Peloton’s upcoming initial public offering. Before that, I noted the proliferation of billion-dollar companies.  Remember, you can send me tips, suggestions and feedback to kate.clark@techcrunch.com or on Twitter @KateClarkTweets. If you don’t subscribe to Startups Weekly yet, you can do that here.  “Personally, if we split [Facebook and Instagram] it might make my life easier but I think it’s a terrible idea,” Mosseri, who was named CEO of Instagram last fall, said. “If you split us up, it would just …

This Pulse Shooting Survivor Shares Why He Advocates For Gun Policy Reform

Courtesy of Brandon Wolf Pulse Shooting Survivor Brandon Wolf Explains Why He Speaks Out For Gun Policy Reform By Lilli Petersen 5 days ago [Before the Pulse shooting] I was fairly complacent. I was the person who sat on the couch and thought that by watching a debate, I had done my civic duty. Posting on Twitter or Facebook was enough to be involved. And then, one fateful night, a few of my best friends and I went to Pulse nightclub. It was a usual spot for us to be … kinda in our little group, unwinding from the week. We each had pretty stressful jobs at the time, so it was kind of our ritual on the weekends to …

Trump Administration To Detain Migrant Children On Site Of WWII Japanese American Internment Camp

Trump administration officials have chosen an World War II internment camp for Japanese and Japanese American people to shelter undocumented Starting as soon as July, Fort Sill will be used as a “temporary emergency influx shelter” to mitigate overcrowding at existing facilities, the Department of Health and Human Services’ ASSOCIATED PRESS Officials previously used the Army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, during the Obama administration, detaining about 1,800 undocumented children from May to August of 2014. toured several military bases in recent weeks to assess which could be used to hold the migrant children. during a swell in border crossings that year. The facility was among During World War II, the Army’s War Relocation Authority infamously held nearly 120,000 Japanese and …

Facebook debuts US blood donation tool, its latest public health move

(CNN)Facebook is no longer just a place to connect with former high school buddies; the social media giant now wants to make it easier for you to connect with blood banks, too. Saving lives: The story of blood donations Now, “taking the results that Facebook has achieved in Brazil and India and Pakistan, we can actually, conceptually, could double the number of blood donors in the United States,” Cliff Numark, senior vice president of the American Red Cross, told Gupta on Tuesday. Each year, an estimated 6.8 million people in the United States donate blood, according to the American Red Cross. “This could really totally change the blood banking system in America,” Numark said. The blood donation feature hits close …

Tory leadership rivals discuss alliance to stop Boris Johnson

Decision on consolidation imminent after former foreign secretarys crushing victory Conservative leadership candidates are in talks about joining forces to provide the strongest challenge to Boris Johnson, who looks all but certain to be Britains next prime minister after trouncing rivals in the https://t.co/tGRXu94CmT | pic.twitter.com/zVBNls2rew Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

YouTuber Jaclyn Hill Had To Apologize For Selling Dangerous Makeup

Hey guys, and welcome back to my channel! Today, I’m going to be talking about my new favorite topic that a lot of you have been asking about: YouTube beauty drama. If you’ve never heard of Jaclyn Hill, prepare yourself! If you like this post and want to see more ~content~ like this, don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe! Oh my god, I swear I don’t know what just came over me. At this point, I feel like YouTubers are just creating scandals so we’ll talk about them. Whether that’s the case or not, I just can’t look away from these train wrecks. After James vs. Tati died down, it was only a matter of time before the next …

30 Posts From The Past That Did Not Age Well

Posts that did not age well is dedicated to reposting quotes, news, and comments shared on the internet that, as we can see now, did not stand the test of time and might make you cringe. #2 Surprisingly, this is also true with people who have dedicated their lives to one field of study when they’re trying to guess where that field is going. And we have data on that, emerging after a 20-year experiment that began in 1984 at a meeting of a National Research Council committee on American-Soviet relations. At the time, the psychologist and political scientist Philip E. Tetlock was 30. After listening to other members discuss Soviet intentions and American policies, he was interested in the authoritative …

Neurobehavioral health company BlackThorn pulls in $76 million from GV to treat mental disorders

There are numerous challenges to finding effective treatments for mental disorders. However, BlackThorn Therapeutics, a neurobehavioral health company using machine learning to create personalized medicine for mental health, is betting its technological approach to finding drugs that work will put it ahead of the competition. Lucky for them, GV and other biotech investors have shown they agree by adding another $76 million in Series B financing to the coffers. Today, BlackThorn announced the close of its $76 million Series B round from GV, Scripps Research, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and a bevy of other biotech investment firms, including Polaris Partners, Premier Partners, Vertex Ventures HC, Alexandria Venture Investments, Altitude Life Science Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners and Biomatics Capital. BlackThorn has …

Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn’t Live With Her Husband, And We’re All For It Betches

reports, “Interestingly, she and [her husband] don’t live together yet, though he is close by. He sleeps at his own house when his children, Brody and Isabella, stay; on the other four nights he’s chez Paltrow.” So why don’t the lovebirds—she the founder of the lifestyle brand exclusively targeted at the .03% and he the co-creator of TV’s most terrifying shows, and —live together? I imagine it’s because every piece of furniture in her home is white and her OCD starts to act up when too many people breathe on it. But contrary to my theory, Gwyneth has no shame in revealing the real reason and I have to say, I’m about it.  . I think the reason Gwenyth’s admission …

Congress Weighs Limits On Market Power Of Facebook And Google

The collapse of the news industry at the hands of those digital behemoths was the topic of Tuesday’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee. And for a rare moment, lawmakers from both parties seriously questioned committee witnesses about a pressing concern in American life and largely agreed on the needed solutions.  Tuesday’s hearing was built around bipartisan legislation offered by Cicilline and Collins. Their bill would allow news publishers to band together in order to negotiate with digital platforms like Facebook and Google that are monopolizing the online advertising market. Current antitrust laws forbid news publishers from working together in that way. “The current antitrust laws protect Google and Facebook from us,” said David Chavern, president of the News …

American Embassies Are Pushing Back On Trump’s Ban Of The LGBTQ Flag

Carl Court/Getty Images News/Getty Images American Embassies Are Pushing Back On Bans Of The LGBTQ Flag On Official Flagpoles By Mehak Anwar a day ago If you’re looking for a heartwarming story about community support in trying times, this is it. Despite the Trump administration’s refusal to let American embassies fly rainbow flags during Pride month, some U.S. embassies are apparently pushing back with their own special Pride-themed tributes. American embassies’ LGBTQ tributes after Trump banned the Pride flag are so heartwarming and show support for LGBTQ communities globally. According to NBC News, the Trump administration has been denying requests from U.S. embassies to fly rainbow Pride flags from embassy flagpoles during Pride month. According to diplomats, the U.S. embassies …

Trump’s new rule will give businesses and workers better health care options

When President Trump took office, small businesses and hard-working, middle-class families were finding it increasingly difficult to afford health insurance. The Trump administration has already taken significant steps to help, and Thursday we took another one. A new Trump administration rule will provide an estimated 800,000 businesses a better way to offer coverage and millions of workers a better way to obtain coverage, through the expansion of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Starting on January 1, 2020, employers will be able to offer their workers HRAs to buy individual market coverage for themselves and their families. The administration’s new rule addresses a major inequity by, in effect, providing the same tax advantage that traditional employer-sponsored group plans receive — exclusion of …

Donald Trump Might Be A Rihanna Fan, According To His Twitter

Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images Donald Trump Liked A Tweet From A Rihanna Interview, Which, OK By Shelby Black 11 hours ago Let’s face it, we all stan Rihanna. However, it looks like the Caribbean singer, dancer, and entrepreneur has fans even in the most likely corner. On Monday, June 10, Donald Trump liked a tweet from a Rihanna interview, which is definitely one of the strangest things to happen in 2019 so far. He may have un-liked it by now, but hey rude boy, just give it up — you love Rihanna. On June 10, writer Heben Nigatu shared an excerpt on Twitter from a feature with Rihanna for conducted by actress Sarah Paulson. While we were all excited …

AOC Weighed In On Birth Control Access In A Bold Way

Drew Angerer/Getty Images News/Getty Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Comments On Birth Control Include An Interesting Proposal By Chelsea Stewart 3 hours ago There are understandably a lot of takes on birth control. While some people are totally down with contraceptives, others have nearly waged war on them. For her part, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) is among the former — and now she’s speaking out on open access to birth control. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comments on birth control access say that it should be easier for people to get the contraceptives they need . Excuse me while I start the slow clap. The New York representative opened up about the matter in a tweet shared on Friday, June 7. She wrote, “Psst! …

Sciatica SOS Review

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the term used to describe nerve pain in the buttocks, legs and feet. It is caused when the sciatic nerve – the longest nerve in the body – becomes compressed or irritated. If you’re suffering with pain that radiates down the back of your leg and into your feet, it could be sciatica. Do you prefer a video? Click here to fast view. What is the Sciatic Nerve? The sciatic nerve starts at the lower spine before running through the buttock, down the back of the thigh and into the foot. It’s an important nerve that sends signals from the spinal cord to the entire lower body. Because of its location and length, the sciatic …

How The F*ck Do You Find A Therapist? Betches

Seeking out a therapist to help with any number of mental health issues is something every functioning adult should know how to do. But, unfortunately, a lot of us don’t even know where to start when it comes to checking in with a feelings doctor, where to find one, or how and when to make an appointment. And it makes sense. Once you get over the stigma (that shouldn’t exist) of seeing a mental health professional, finding one isn’t exactly easy. And if you’re already feeling intimidated about going to a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, etc., the daunting process of finding the right one for you could turn you off completely. So that’s why I wanted to break the process of …