Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian on how to survive these crazy days (and what to learn from them)

Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian founded Initialized Capital roughly nine years ago and they’ve closed four funds since, including most recently in late 2018. That $225 million vehicle is roughly twice the size of their previous fund, but because of the coronavi…

Stripe leads $20M Series A into Fast, which is building a universal checkout service for e-commerce

Early this morning, Fast, a startup building platform-agnostic login and checkout services, announced that Stripe has led a $20 million investment into its business. Prior investors Index Ventures and Susa Ventures took part in the round. Susa previously part…

iFixit MacBook Air teardown finds more repairable than predecessor, 0.5mm thicker with Magic Keyboard

iFixit is continuing on with its teardowns even amidst the current global health crisis. With the new MacBook Air comes Apple’s switch to the scissor switch Magic Keyboard and a few other changes making for a more repairable notebook than the last generation.…

Call of Duty is getting four new Warzone weapons, a new Modern Warfare map, and a new dog-friendly operator

Activision has announced new content for both Call of Duty Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , including a new 6v6 map called Khandor Hideout, four new Warzone weapons, and a new operator named Talon. Those updates are going live tonight at 11pm P…

Microsoft Says Critical Vulnerability in Windows Is Already Being Used in ‘Limited Targeted Attacks’

Microsoft said on Monday that it has discovered a flaw in Windows 10 and other versions of the operating system that has already resulted in limited targeted attacks. There is as of yet no patch for the vulnerability, though Microsoft ranks it as a critical f…

The CDC launches a “coronavirus self-checker” bot called Clara for people in the United States

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a bot over the weekend to help people make decisions about what to do if they have potential symptoms of COVID-19. Called Clara, the “coronavirus self-checker” was created in partnership with CDC …

Apple Books offers ‘stay at home’ collection of free read-alongs for kids, cozy mysteries, and audiobooks

Earlier today, the Apple Books app sent out a push notification offering a free Apple Book to users. The notification mentioned read-alongs for kids, cozy mysteries, and audiobooks for the whole family. Most likely aimed at helping folks pass the time when m…

Amazon, Apple and Microsoft CEOs detail their companies’ efforts to combat coronavirus pandemic

The tech industry is mobilizing its considerable resources to attempt to support efforts against the growing global coronavirus pandemic. Over the weekend, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple and Microsoft all shared updates regarding some aspects of their company’s on…