Inside the rise and reign of supergiant venture capital rounds — TechCrunch

There was a time not so long ago when nine-figure venture capital rounds weren’t a near-daily feature of tech business news. But now funding rounds of $100 million or more cross the wires with increased frequency…

via Inside the rise and reign of supergiant venture capital rounds — TechCrunch

Apple said to be investigating growing iTunes credit card fraud in Singapore — 9to5Mac

A pair of reports today explain that Apple customers across in Singapore are noticing a high number of fraudulent credit card charges being made via iTunes. According to the ChannelNews Asia, Apple has said it is investigating the complaints, but specifics remain unclear… more…

via Apple said to be investigating growing iTunes credit card fraud in Singapore — 9to5Mac

A Woman Has Finally Won the Top Writing Award in Comic Books — TIME

Marjorie Liu on Friday became the first woman to win the comic book industry’s top prize for writers. Liu took home a Best Writer Eisner Award for her work on the epic fantasy Monstress, which she described as a story about a “young woman who belongs nowhere”…

via A Woman Has Finally Won the Top Writing Award in Comic Books — TIME

If Women Can Have Ponytails, We Want Beards, Men Tell U.S. Navy — TIME

(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) — Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards. The Navy said last week that servicewomen could sport ponytails, lock hairstyles, or ropelike strands, and wider hair buns, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down…

via If Women Can Have Ponytails, We Want Beards, Men Tell U.S. Navy — TIME

Koch Brothers Mount Grassroots Effort to Support Immigration — TIME

As the son of Mexican migrant workers and a veteran of the George W. Bush Administration, Daniel Garza has been frustrated by President Donald Trump’s hard-line approach to immigration. To push back on it, he’s revving up a grassroots effort to lobby Congress, backed by the billion brothers Charles and David Koch…

via Koch Brothers Mount Grassroots Effort to Support Immigration — TIME