Nokia’s U.S. comeback starts with two new budget Android phones

Nokia’s finally ready to return to the smartphone race in the U.S. The phone brand, once an independent global powerhouse, then sold to off to Microsoft, then revived under HMD Global in 2016, has announced it’ll sell two new Android phones on Verizon and Cricket Wireless, respectively. While the new

8 of the best pillows for a good night’s sleep

Achieving a good night’s sleep isn’t always easy. Busy schedules, frequent stress, and bad rest environments can be culprits for sleep troubles. And it’s more common than you think.  According to the American Sleep Association, 50 to 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder. If your sleepless nights are

The masculinity revolution is a quiet one. Don’t trust its loudest critics.

Men are under attack. Everything that makes masculinity sacred — valor, honor, chivalry, leadership — is under siege.  What else could explain a recent commercial for a Gillette razor blade suggesting that men should spare each other from bullying and hold each other accountable for sexual harassment? How else should

Incredible homemade waterslide lets riders fly

Slide at your own risk!  A group of family and friends from New South Wales, Australia recently celebrated the holidays by creating their very own waterslide. A bike jump is situated at the end of the winding slide, sending every rider flying into a small lake … err mud pit. 

Verizon Media Group is laying off 7 percent of its workforce

The Verizon division formerly known as Oath is laying off 7 percent of its workforce, which amounts to roughly 800 employees. Oath was created after Verizon acquired AOL, followed by Yahoo, bringing them together two years ago as a combined digital media entity with a new name. However, it seems

Meet the little-known Chinese Wi-Fi startup that rubs shoulders with WeChat and Alipay

A service that connects people to Wi-Fi hotspots for free turned out to be one of China’s most popular apps, nestling in the top ranks with Tencent’s WeChat messenger and Alibaba’s digital wallet affiliate Alipay. According to a report from app tracking service App Annie, WiFi Master Key was China’s fifth-largest

Scooters 2.0, Munchery ghosts and solving contraceptive deserts

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the gang back together with our own Connie Loizos at the helm, Kate Clark in the studio as well, Alex on the phone and Ed Sim from Boldstart Ventures also