Jake Bright 2018 saw Africa’s tech sector become more dynamic and international. VC firms on the continent multiplied. There were numerous investment rounds. And startups pursued acquisitions and global expansion. A notable 2018 trend was Africa’s VC landscape becoming more African, with an increasing number of investment funds headquartered on the continent and run by…

Forget sunsets and mindblowing landscapes, the usual sights of the US’s most iconic national parks have been overshadowed with reports of human poop and piles of trash as the federal government’s shutdown rolls into the new year. While Washington continues to butt heads over the funding for Trump’s border wall, the partial government shutdown has…

Ford is shutting down Chariot, the shuttle startup that it purchased just two years ago that was supposed to be a part of the automaker’s fresh effort to move beyond the traditional business of buying and selling cars. Chariot will end service on commuter routes in the U.K. on January 25, according to a company…

Captain Marvel's Brie Larson is ready to be your new favorite superhero.Image: Chuck Zlotnick / Marvel STudios Every superhero origin story needs a good hero shot (or several), and from we’re sitting, Captain Marvel‘s looks downright epic.  Some magical combination of posture, costume, and camera angle has star Brie Larson looking several inches taller than…

(CNN)Five teenage girls celebrating their friend’s birthday Friday afternoon at an escape room in Poland died in a fire, officials said. “General Leszek Suski (Polish fire brigades chief commander) has issued a decision that from tomorrow all escape rooms, game centers and clubs will undergo fire safety inspections with special attention paid to evacuation plans,…

Nick Woodman has refocused GoPro around its core business of action cameras, catering to active, image-savvy "super customers."Image: Jun Sato/Getty Images Things are looking up for GoPro. After a tumultuous couple of years — which saw the action-camera company enter and then leave the drone business, get squeezed harder by increasingly competitive smartphone cameras, and…