Trump Associate Pimps His New Book By Calling CNN “Cowards”

00 This guy. Roger Stone is a longtime associate of Donald Trump’s, and a full-time scumbag. Back in the early part of 2016, he was banned from appearing on CNN,…

Looking to become the “OS” for financial services OpenFin raises $15 million

00  Some of the biggest financial services firms in the world are coming together to back a small New York-based technology company called OpenFin with aspirations to become the “operating…

Tinder acquires Wheel, an app for creating Snapchat-like video stories

00  Dating app Tinder is looking to get into video. The company announced today it’s acquiring an L.A.-based startup called Wheel, which had developed a social network for sharing “video…

Semi-finalists named in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize

00  The Shell Oil-sponsored Ocean Discovery XPrize moves to the semi-finalist stage this week with 21 teams from 25 countries, including Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, South…

VC Mike Hirshland has some (very early) seed-stage investing advice

00  Mike Hirshland has been a Boston-based investor for 17 years, first with the venture firm Polaris Partners and, for the last five years, at the firm he co-founded, Resolute Ventures, which has…

Reports: ICE officials arrest an alleged victim of domestic violence in Texas

00 Immigration officials arrested an El Paso woman who alleged she was a victim of domestic abuse, according to multiple reports.  And the tip that got her arrested may have…

Verbling adds native apps to expand access to its marketplace of language tutors

00  YC-backed Verbling, a language learning business that’s been active for around five years, has finally launched native Android and iOS apps, along with a refreshed brand and look for…

The Brief: Ken Paxton heads back to court today

00 Editor’s note: If you’d like The Brief in your inbox every weekday, subscribe here. Tribune today Laws the state uses to convict pimps can fail to distinguish victim from…

New in Trib+Edu: New legislators tackle public ed

00 In this week’s edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: Newly elected legislators rush to make mark on education policy, the Trump administration reverses feds’ stance on bathrooms and transgender students…

Breaking The Weakest Link Of The Strongest Chain

00 Around July last year, more than a 100 Israeli servicemen were hit by a cunning threat actor. The attack compromised their devices and exfiltrated data to the attackers’ command…