Gmail launches public iOS beta test for third-party email accounts

Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts. The company announced this week it’s testing a new version of the Gmail app on iOS that will allow users to add their non-Google accounts, including those from Outlook (including Hotmail or Live), Yahoo, and elsewhere.

via Gmail launches its first public iOS beta to test support for third-party accounts — TechCrunch

Today Is the Last Day You Can Apply to Work for Barack Obama

Barack Obama might not be in the Oval Office anymore, but that doesn’t mean that he’s not still working to help the public. The former president is continuing his work in politics by helping to mentor the next generation of leaders through his Obama Foundation Fellows program. The two-year program is geared towards “civic innovators”…

via Today Is the Last Day You Can Apply to Work for Barack Obama — TIME

7 Travel Habits Frequent Fliers Swear By

Remember how George Clooney’s ultra-slick character in “Up in the Air” had everything ready to go before he passed through security? Well, seasoned world travelers are just like that, too — they know where they’re going, pack what they need, and don’t waste precious minutes at check-in. Here’s what you need to know to fly…

via 7 Travel Habits Frequent Fliers Swear By — TIME

Founders Fund backs Home61, a real estate platform for the middle class

Most real estate agents are commission-based and incentivized to focus on the big sales. That results in inefficiencies for lower class home buyers, who may have to wait longer to view properties and receive less guidance on paperwork. A Miami-based startup called Home61 has been working on a solution…

via Founders Fund backs Home61, a real estate platform for the middle class — TechCrunch

Chime raises $18 million for mobile banking without the fees

Without monthly fees or overdraft charges, Chime is a bank account and debit card built for the digital age. Chime is raising $18 million in Series B financing for its mobile-first approach to banking. Cathay Innovation led the round with participation from Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Forerunner Ventures, Homebrew and others…

via Chime raises $18 million for mobile banking without the fees — TechCrunch

San Francisco sues Equifax

Equifax is not only in deep for a class-action lawsuit over a breach exposing 143 million U.S. citizen’s Social Security numbers and a subpoena in New York, it’s now being sued by the city of San Francisco. S.F. City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed the lawsuit against the credit reporting agency in San Francisco Superior Court.…

via San Francisco sues Equifax on behalf of 15 million Californians affected by the breach — TechCrunch