SpaceX accepts Dogecoin as payment to launch ‘DOGE-1 mission to the Moon’ next year

SpaceX founder Elon Musk gestures to the audience after being recognized by U.S. President Donald Trump at NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building following the successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | Getty Images Elon Musk’s SpaceX will … Read more

Discord is rapidly expanding beyond gaming, attracting suitors like Sony and Microsoft

Jason Citron is the CEO of Discord, a chat app that has long been popular among gamers but is beginning to expand to other audiences. Courtesy of Discord Delilah, a college student, has been watching “The Bachelor” since she was 12, but she’s never known too many people in real life besides her mom who … Read more

Epic Games trial reveals Apple negotiations with Netflix, Facebook and Microsoft

Apple and Epic Games have been facing off in one of the most closely watched antitrust trials in the technology industry in years. Epic Games presented its case this week, and Apple will present its case in the coming weeks. Eventually, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers will make a decision whether Apple must allow Epic to … Read more

DraftKings raises full-year guidance, expecting a return in sports

DraftKings clock at UFC venue. Source: DraftKings Sports-betting company DraftKings reported better-than-expected loss per share and revenue for its first quarter, and raised its full-year revenue guidance. Shares were down more than 1% in the premarket after an initial pop on the report. Here are the key numbers: Loss per share: 36 cents vs 42 cents … Read more

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to launch first space tourism passengers on July 20 and auction off a seat

A New Shepard rocket launches on a test flight. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ space venture Blue Origin will launch its first astronaut crew to space on July 20, flying on its space tourism rocket called New Shepard, the company announced Wednesday. The company has yet to open ticket sales or release pricing information about New … Read more

Lyft shows more signs of pandemic recovery with revenue up 7% over last quarter

Confetti falls as Lyft CEO Logan Green (C) and President John Zimmer (LEFT C) ring the Nasdaq opening bell celebrating the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on March 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The ride hailing app company’s shares were initially priced at $72. Mario Tama / Getty Images Ride-hailing company Lyft showed continued … Read more

How Roku’s ad sales boss Alison Levin successfully steered through the pandemic

Alison Levin, Roku’s VP of ad sales and strategy Source: Roku In late spring 2020, Alison Levin was outside in her backyard with her young daughter and golden retriever. Both were running as quickly as they could — at one another, for the same ball. Inevitably, they collided.  “She went down, and we held our … Read more

Take a look inside Astra’s rocket factory, as the company prepares to go public

Astra VP of manufacturing Bryson Gentile, left, and CEO Chris Kemp take a protective cover off a rocket fairing half. Michael Sheetz | CNBC ALAMEDA, California — Rocket builder Astra wants to simplify the launch business, with the soon-to-be-public company on a quest to both cut manufacturing costs while dramatically increasing the number of launches … Read more

More than 60% of Instagram users have linked up to Facebook Messenger, exec says

Stan Chudnovsky of Facebook Horacio Villalobos | Corbis | Getty Images Adoption of Facebook’s interoperability between Messenger and Instagram is ahead of expectations, according to the exec who runs the Messenger business. “We are beating our expectations in terms of how fast and how many people are upgrading,” said Stan Chudnovsky, Facebook’s head of Messenger, … Read more