Colorado dad may have strangled his 3- and 4-year-old daughters before allegedly dumping their bodies in an oil tank to hide the smell, documents suggest

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New details have been released in connection to the murder of a pregnant Colorado woman, Shanann Watts, and her two daughters — 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella.  Shanann’s husband, 33-year-old Chris Watts, was arrested on Wednesday for the murders, but has not been officially charged yet.  On Friday, defense attorneys for Watts filed court documents […]

Countless refugees have been saved at sea by their life jackets — now a Minnesota startup is selling them as bracelets to spread messages of hope

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A Minnesota startup is selling bracelets made out of life jackets worn by refugees who sailed across the Mediterranean Sea to raise awareness for the global refugee crisis. Mohamed Malim, a 22-year-old entrepreneur and former Somali refugee, wants Americans to understand that refugees contribute to society — and their stories deserve to be heard. The […]

The pillows at Airbnb can tell you all you need to know about how the company is changing for the worse

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I’ve been an avid user of Airbnb, the popular home-rental service, for nearly a decade, using the platform to visit 30+ countries. In recent years, I’ve noticed a shift on the platform from regular people renting out their own apartments and spare bedrooms to a more professionalized service with hosts who operate multiple locations. From […]

Inside chat app Symphony’s battle to break into a $28 billion Wall Street market — and avoid becoming Bloomberg roadkill

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Major Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan have invested almost $300 million in Symphony, a startup building encrypted, cloud-based communication tools. Google is also an investor. The banks want to build a platform they can all communicate on to help them cut down on expensive Bloomberg terminals. Almost four years into the project, […]

The asset manager behind one of the first blockchain ETFs is preparing a $100 million crypto hedge fund even as the market sheds billions

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Reality Shares, the tiny asset manager known for its blockchain exchange-traded fund, is preparing to launch a $100 million cryptocurrency hedge fund. It joins a crowded market of over 300 such funds. Even as the market for digital currencies sheds billion, corners of Wall Street are still hot on the burgeoning new asset class.  Reality […]

The biggest tip for fintech startups wanting to work with established finance companies, according to a top stock exchange exec

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Thomas Zeeb, the head of securities and exchanges at the Swiss stock exchange, says fintech companies should “learn the regulations” if they want to work with established players. “The idea is cool but building that bridge back into the financial world to make it financially viable is still a lot of work,” he said. Zeeb […]