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Celebrating Jack Kirby, the King of Comics, at 100 — TechCrunch

“Smashing thru,” the caption reads, “Captain America came face to face with Hitler … ” The 10-cent book appeared on store shelves a full year before Pearl Harbor officially woke the sleeping giant and forced America to enter World War II. He wasn’t the first superhero (that matter is indeed, the subject of much debate), though he…

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When Instagram introduced the ability to share multiple photos in a single post, I was excited – it’s a great option to have. But I was promptly deflated when I found out that you could only share square aspect ratio images in a multi-picture post. Now, galleries can include both portrait and landscape photos, so…

via Instagram now lets you share landscape and portrait pics in galleries — TechCrunch

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Erik Finman gained notoriety and a certain fame as a 14-year-old entrepreneur and bitcoin investor who’d managed to turn a $1,000 investment in the cryptocurrency into more than a million dollars and a chance to never see the inside of a college institution. Now, several years after its sale, Finman is buying back his original startup: Botangle.…

via Teenage bitcoin millionaire is back with a better Botangle — TechCrunch

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This story was originally published by Oceans Deeply. For important news about plastic pollution, you can sign up to the Oceans Deeply email list. When oil prices drop, as they have in recent years, recycling profits plummet. In most countries, it’s cheaper to simply make new petroleum-based plastic goods than turn the ones used once into the same items…

via Companies are turning ocean trash into running shoes and sunglasses — Grist

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Andréa Mallard is the former CMO of Omada Health. In this episode, she explains how design should be looked at as a connective tissue that extends throughout an entire company. A verb, not a department. Everyone is a designer, regardless of their position in the business. Andréa explains how even the decisions that seem completely…

via Why design is too important to be left to designers — TechCrunch

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UK fintech startup Prodigy Finance has raised a whopping $240 million funding round, certainly one of the largest by a UK company this year. The company provides loans to international students from emerging markets, enabling them to study at business schools in the US, the UK and Europe. The fundraise includes a $40 million Series…

via UK’s Prodigy Finance raises $240M to crowdfund students from emerging markets — TechCrunch

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