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Many Pay High Investment Company Fees For Services They Don't Use, Survey Shows
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Penelope Wang, writing for Consumer Reports: If you are investing in stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, you have a wide range of options to help manage your portfolio — everything from traditional brokerages to mutual fund companies to online financial firms. But as consumers search for an investment company, many pay little attention to the […]

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Meituan reportedly targets $55B valuation for Hong Kong IPO, leading to concerns that may be too high
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Meituan-Dianping is reportedly aiming for a $55 billion valuation in its upcoming initial public offering in Hong Kong, but the company’s net losses and increasing competition from Alibaba are already raising questions about whether that is too ambitious, despite the company’s market leadership in China. Meituan-Dianping, which bills itself as a “one-stop super app” that […]

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Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018
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Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech Unicorn exits are taking flight. With the IPO window wide open, an apparent record number of venture-backed companies privately valued over $1 billion have launched public offerings this year. Crunchbase […]

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At-Home Eldercare Goes High Tech
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The call came in less than an hour before the 8 a.m. shift was scheduled to start: A family emergency meant the regular caregiver for an elderly client couldn’t make her shift that day, so a replacement caregiver was needed ASAP. Homewatch CareGivers of San Juan Capistrano had to quickly send a substitute from its […]

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Amazon Studios moves ahead with film on inventor of the high five
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Amazon Studios has lined up some potentially heart-wrenching dramas, but nothing may be as compelling as the creation of the high five. The media company has ordered a script rewrite for a film about Glenn Burke, a Major League Baseball player who's…

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The Skagen Falster is a high fashion Android wearable
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Skagen is a well-know maker of thin and uniquely Danish watches. Founded in 1989, the company is now part of the Fossil group and, as such, has begin dabbling in both the analog with the Hagen and now Android Wear with the Falster. The Falster is unique in that it stuffs all of the power […]

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EPA says auto emissions standards are too high, questions California’s waiver
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Enlarge / Car Exhaust With Two Tailpipes (credit: Getty Images) Scott Pruitt, Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced today that he had made a “final determination” to revise current vehicle emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 vehicles. Pruitt did not specify any new standards at this time; instead, he stated that he would […]

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High School Computer Science: Look Ma, No Textbooks!
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theodp writes: Computer Science Teacher Alfred Thompson wonders how other high school CS teachers use textbooks. “It’s not a conversation I hear much about,” he writes. Indeed, many teachers apparently don’t rely on CS textbooks much at all. In fact, the highly-touted new AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) course does not require a CS […]

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Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and iOS 11.2.5
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Enlarge / One of the 2016 MacBook Pros. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple updated its entire suite of operating systems today with public releases of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5, and watchOS 4.2.2. The High Sierra update is relatively minor. It fixes a bug that caused messages in the Messages app to appear […]

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