Experimental entertainment company Two Bit Circus has raised $15 million in a funding round led by Jazz Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors, including Foundry Group, Techstars Ventures, Intel Capital, and a handful of new investors. Founded out of Los Angeles in 2012, Two Bit Circus uses technology to create immersive and interactive spectacles through events. Among its public installations have been virtual reality (VR) content and haptic activations, interactive games for conferences, and the company’s “STEAM Carnival.” […]
A headline 4.5 percent unemployment rate shouts “prosperity,” but few believe it. That’s because too many able-bodied Americans opt out of work. Over 20 million prime working-age Americans wake up each morning, smell the coffee, and then sit down again till lunch. Although sofa-dwelling Millennials may help Xbox and PlayStation sales, the nation suffers. The Labor Participation Rate has dropped down to levels not seen since the 1970s, and a record 9 million collect disability.
Home-sharing service Airbnb has assembled an in-house humanitarian team headed by designer Cameron Sinclair, to help it achieve its aim of providing temporary housing for 100,000 people within five years.
Dezeen understands that Sinclair, who previously co-founded Architecture for Humanity and later worked for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s humanitarian charity the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, has been working with the San Francisco startup for around a year, driving a series of pilot projects and gearing up for an official launch of the team this summer.
Superstar physicist Michio Kaku recently sat down Innovation & Tech Today for a sprawling interview on education and future tech for our stellar fall issue, which you can get at Barnes & Nobles everywhere. As one of the faces of popular science, Kaku is uniquely positioned to supply advice on how to engage young minds.
Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos sounds affable on the phone, despite recently coming out surgery for a shattered wrist that ended his season earlier than expected. “Even with the injury that I’m dealing with right now, and the surgery being more painful than I thought it would be, I’ve never been in the position that I thought I would quit on myself.” After fourteen years in the NFL, and having just signed a three-year […]