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SAN DIEGO ROUNDUP: QUALCOMM, PHILTER, STELLA LABS, VC FUNDING & MORE

Comic-Con International may be holding everyone's attention this week, but the tech community has stayed busy amid all the action....

 
 
 

J&J, NOVARTIS HELP MEDICXI RAISE €400M BIOPHARMA FUND

Medicxi has raised a €400 million biopharma investment fund. Johnson & Johnson and Novartis pumped money into the fund as cornerstone...

A man who lost his entire family in a 737 Max crash says that Boeing is 'playing games' with its fund for the victims

A MAN WHO LOST HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IN A 737 MAX CRASH SAYS THAT BOEING IS 'PLAYING GAMES' WITH ITS FUND FOR THE VICTIMS

Clifford Law Offices Boeing announced that it hired attorney Kenneth Feinberg to manage distributions of the first $50 million of a...

 
 
 
Khloe Kardashian Says She's 'Too Busy' Making Money To 'Hate' Tristan Thompson

KHLOE KARDASHIAN SAYS SHE'S 'TOO BUSY' MAKING MONEY TO 'HATE' TRISTAN THOMPSON

First comes a revenge body, then come the revenge funds.

Kronos Bio Reels In $105M for Drugs That Hit “Undruggable” Targets

KRONOS BIO REELS IN $105M FOR DRUGS THAT HIT “UNDRUGGABLE” TARGETS

Kronos Bio has raised $105 million in financing to develop therapies intended to target disease-causing proteins that have so far eluded...

 
 
 
Here's the pitch deck that convinced investors to pour $6 million into a startup trying to take on Slack and Asana despite entering the market years late

HERE'S THE PITCH DECK THAT CONVINCED INVESTORS TO POUR $6 MILLION INTO A STARTUP TRYING TO TAKE ON SLACK AND ASANA DESPITE ENTERING THE MARKET YEARS LATE

Swit offers collaboration software that incorporates both messaging and task management. The app, which launched in March, is designed...

'They lack humanity': Jon Stewart and 9/11 first responders excoriate GOP senators who blocked renewal of funding for 9/11 victims

'THEY LACK HUMANITY': JON STEWART AND 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS EXCORIATE GOP SENATORS WHO BLOCKED RENEWAL OF FUNDING FOR 9/11 VICTIMS

Comedian Jon Stewart and 9/11 first responders are slamming the two Republican Senators who blocked swift passage of a bill to permanently...

 
 
 
9/11 first responder: Senators who blocked vote on victims fund are ‘a-holes'

9/11 FIRST RESPONDER: SENATORS WHO BLOCKED VOTE ON VICTIMS FUND ARE ‘A-HOLES'

John Feal, a first-responder who's been fighting for passage of the 9/11 compensation fund bill in Congress, said senators who held...

How a Hong Kong startup gets caught up in US-China trade war

HOW A HONG KONG STARTUP GETS CAUGHT UP IN US-CHINA TRADE WAR

Taylor Host has been operating his artificial intelligence startup out of Hong Kong for more than two years. The American entrepreneur...

 
 
 
Horizon Blockchain Games raises $3.75 million and debuts SkyWeaver online trading card game

HORIZON BLOCKCHAIN GAMES RAISES $3.75 MILLION AND DEBUTS SKYWEAVER ONLINE TRADING CARD GAME

Horizon Blockchain Games has raised $3.75 million in seed funding and it has unveiled its debut blockchain game, SkyWeaver.

Opendoor and Lime-backer Fifth Wall just raised $500 million in new funding to invest in real estate tech

OPENDOOR AND LIME-BACKER FIFTH WALL JUST RAISED $500 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE TECH

Fifth Wall Ventures, a proptech-focused venture capital firm, said on Wednesday it has raised $503 million for its second fund. "Proptech"...

 
 
 
Apple's rivalry with Spotify escalates as it begins funding exclusive podcasts

APPLE'S RIVALRY WITH SPOTIFY ESCALATES AS IT BEGINS FUNDING EXCLUSIVE PODCASTS

Apple is reportedly planning to open up a whole new front on its ongoing content war with Spotify soon. Spotify certainly got the jump...

 
 
 
This tech exec quit his job so he could invest in 'sexual wellness' startups and he says cannabis investors showed him how to do it

THIS TECH EXEC QUIT HIS JOB SO HE COULD INVEST IN 'SEXUAL WELLNESS' STARTUPS AND HE SAYS CANNABIS INVESTORS SHOWED HIM HOW TO DO IT

Former marketing executive Roi Carthy left corporate life to found Intimate Capital, an investment company focusing on "sexual wellness"...

Wealthfront has one of the best high-yield savings rates right now, and it probably won't last for long

WEALTHFRONT HAS ONE OF THE BEST HIGH-YIELD SAVINGS RATES RIGHT NOW, AND IT PROBABLY WON'T LAST FOR LONG

Ilektra Vasileiadou Kandylidou/Contributor/Getty Investment app Wealthfront is currently leading the pack among high-yield savings...

 
 
 
Trump's Abortion ‘Gag Rule' Has Gone Into Effect - Here's What That Means

TRUMP'S ABORTION ‘GAG RULE' HAS GONE INTO EFFECT - HERE'S WHAT THAT MEANS

Federally funded health care clinics are no longer required to discuss abortion, and family planning funds are at stake in new ruling The...

 
 
 
US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin warned that Facebook's Libra could be a tool for terrorists, traffickers, and drug smugglers

US TREASURY SECRETARY MNUCHIN WARNED THAT FACEBOOK'S LIBRA COULD BE A TOOL FOR TERRORISTS, TRAFFICKERS, AND DRUG SMUGGLERS

US government officials fear Facebook's upcoming digital currency, Libra, could be used to fund terrorism, human trafficking, and other...

Hedge fund giant Glenn Dubin and his wife Eva told Jeffrey Epstein's probation officer they were '100% comfortable' with the sex offender around their kids. New documents show the extent of the billionaire couple's relationship with Epstein

HEDGE FUND GIANT GLENN DUBIN AND HIS WIFE EVA TOLD JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S PROBATION OFFICER THEY WERE '100% COMFORTABLE' WITH THE SEX OFFENDER AROUND THEIR KIDS. NEW DOCUMENTS SHOW THE EXTENT OF THE BILLIONAIRE COUPLE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH EPSTEIN

Hedge fund founder Glenn Dubin and his wife Eva have longstanding business and social ties with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein...