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The overlooked opportunity in tackling public finance

If you’re a certain age, it’s likely that you’ve never given a second thought to buying a municipal bond or the process of bond buying, even if you’ve intuited, rightly, that’s it’s an intentionally opaque business. Yet there could be a big opportunity for startups, and for people looking for places to invest, and for […]

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/17/the-overlooked-opportunity-in-tackling-public-finance/

It’s Friday so relax and watch a hard drive defrag forever on Twitch

It's been a while since I defragged — years, probably, because these days for a number of reasons computers don't really need to. But perhaps it is we who need to defrag. And what better way to defrag your brain after a long week than by watching the strangely satisfying defragmentation process taking place on a simulated DOS machine, complete with fan and HDD noise?

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/17/its-friday-so-relax-and-watch-a-hard-drive-defrag-forever-on-twitch/

Y Combinator invests in non-invasive breast cancer screening bra EVA

According to a report by the American Cancer Society, an estimated 266,120 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year and (according to a 2016 estimate) can expect to pay between $60,000 and $134,000 on average for treatment and care. But, after hundreds of thousands of dollars and non-quantifiable emotional […]

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/17/y-combinator-invests-in-non-invasive-breast-cancer-screening-bra-eva/

Tesla lost nearly 8 billion in shareholder value this week and its board should be ashamed

Over the last five days, Tesla shareholders watched the value of their stock decline by roughly 16 percent and saw nearly $8 billion in value erased, as the company’s celebrity chief executive, Elon Musk, had what amounts to a very public breakdown. However, Musk is not the only person responsible for the collapse of Tesla’s […]

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/17/tesla-lost-nearly-8-billion-in-shareholder-value-this-week-and-its-board-should-be-ashamed/

The Automatica automates pour-over coffee in a charming and totally unnecessary way

Most mornings, after sifting through the night's mail haul and skimming the headlines, I make myself a cup of coffee. I use a simple pour-over cone and paper filters, and (in what is perhaps my most tedious Seattleite affectation), I grind the beans by hand. I like the manual aspect of it all. Which is why this robotic pour-over machine is to me so perverse... and so tempting.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/17/the-automatica-automates-pour-over-coffee-in-a-charming-and-totally-unnecessary-way/

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