StockX, an online marketplace for sneakers, raises $110M Series C led by DST Global, General Atlantic, and GGV Capital and names Scott Cutler CEO (Erin Griffith/New York Times)

Erin Griffith / New York Times: StockX, an online marketplace for sneakers, raises $110M Series C led by DST Global, General Atlantic, and GGV Capital and names Scott Cutler CEO  —  StockX is one of several online marketplaces that have turned resales of shoes into a big — and highly valued — business. Source link

The Rendlesham Forest UFO sighting and Lt. Col Charles Halt’s recording

In this episode of “The Basement Office,” Charles Halt discusses his shock at his UFO sighting in Rendlesham Forest in 1980 and the audio recording he made during the event. Nick Pope, who wrote a book on the incident, offers his insight into what happened when a UFO was reported to have landed outside the […]

First Democratic debate offers struggling candidates a chance to shine

MIAMI (Reuters) – The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will give contenders struggling to break through in the crowded field an opportunity to step out of the shadow cast by front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who take the stage a day later. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is gaining strength in opinion polls, […]

Executives at seven of Facebook's Libra partners say the companies have only signed nonbinding agreements and have not yet paid to join the Libra Association (Nathaniel Popper/New York Times)

Nathaniel Popper / New York Times: Executives at seven of Facebook’s Libra partners say the companies have only signed nonbinding agreements and have not yet paid to join the Libra Association  —  SAN FRANCISCO — One of the biggest selling points of Facebook’s ambitious plans for its new cryptocurrency, Libra … Source link

World Pride in New York celebrates LGBTQ advances, but mourns setbacks under Trump

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City will host 4 million visitors this week to celebrate World Pride for both a celebration of advancements in LGBTQ rights and a call to action in the face of anti-LGBTQ policies enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump. The Helmsley Building is lit in rainbow color ahead of the […]

NY-based Button, which links apps to other apps for smoother mobile shopping, raises $30M Series C led by Icon Ventures; source: deal values company at $200M+ (Yuliya Chernova/Wall Street Journal)

Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal: NY-based Button, which links apps to other apps for smoother mobile shopping, raises $30M Series C led by Icon Ventures; source: deal values company at $200M+  —  The New York startup that links apps to other apps to facilitate mobile shopping is valued at more than $200 million Source […]

How Yankees’ top pick Anthony Volpe fared in pro debut

First-round pick Anthony Volpe made his pro debut with Pulaski in the Rookie League on Tuesday. The 18-year-old shortstop had a single, two walks and made a fielding error against Princeton. He was selected 30th overall earlier this month in the amateur draft out of Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J. The Yankees recalled Stephen Tarpley […]

Classical music has been an awkward fit for major streaming platforms because their metadata schemes and algorithms are mostly designed to favor pop music (Ben Sisario/New York Times)

Ben Sisario / New York Times: Classical music has been an awkward fit for major streaming platforms because their metadata schemes and algorithms are mostly designed to favor pop music  —  When Roopa Kalyanaraman Marcello, a classical music aficionado in Brooklyn, asked her Amazon Echo for some music recently … Source link

New York progressive backed by AOC declares victory in local Democratic primary

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in a close-run primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens. Queens District Attorney (D.A.) candidate Tiffany Caban attends the Queens District Attorney election night in the Queens borough of New […]