Lululemon to launch a subscription service that requires a Mirror home fitness device

On October 5th, Lululemon will a new membership service that requires a Mirror at-home fitness device. Lululemon Studio builds upon the 10,000 on-demand and livestream classes already accessible with a Mirror subscription. Members will get access to old online content from studio partners, can stream the new classes they release per week and can sign … Read more

Tesla appoints Airbnb co-founder to board

Tesla has appointed Airbnb co-founder and billionaire Joe Gebbia to its board of directors, according to a securities filing. Gebbia, a designer who co-founded Airbnb, officially joined the board September 25 as an independent director. His appointment comes a few months after leaving day-to-day operations at Airbnb. He is now an advisor to the short-term … Read more

A China-based operation sought to sway the US midterms — but failed because the propaganda workers took long lunches and

Meta took down a China-based network which sought to influence the US midterms. It was the first Chinese network Meta shut, which targeted US domestic politics before the midterms. The propaganda operation was largely ineffective, as it mostly posted when Americans were sleeping. on Tuesday said it took down a China-based disinformation network which sought … Read more

Optus: How a massive data breach has exposed Australia

Last week, Australian telecommunications giant Optus revealed about 10 million customers – about 40% of the population – had personal data stolen in what it calls a cyber-attack. Some experts say it may be the worst data breach in Australia’s history. But this week has seen more dramatic and messy developments – including ransom threats, … Read more

Meta cracks down on ad-free Instagram client a day after it launched

A third-party Instagram app, called “The OG App,” which an ad-free feed more like the original Instagram experience, has been pulled from Apple’s App Store just one day after it officially launched. It’s not clear if Apple pulled the app at the request of Meta, but the social network confirmed it had taken “enforcement actions” … Read more

E-commerce aggregator Una Brands gets $30M to acquire more APAC brands

, an e-commerce aggregator focused on brands in the Asia-Pacific region, announced the first close of its Series B round at $30 million today. The funding was led by White Star Capital and Alpha JWC Ventures. Headquartered in Singapore, Una Brands has a presence in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, China and the United States, … Read more

Astra will no longer launch NASA’s TROPICS satellites

Rocket launch company Astra will no longer send the remaining NASA TROPICS payloads to space, but instead will launch other “comparable” scientific missions for the agency, the company announced Wednesday. The change to the launch agreement comes a little over three months after Astra’s first TROPICS launch after the upper stage shut down prior to … Read more

Porsche to IPO in landmark listing Thursday

Porsche plans to go public on Thursday at a $73 billion valuation, catapulting the company to become the world’s fourth-most valuable automaker and netting billions of dollars for parent company Volkswagen to advance its drive toward electric vehicles. The initial public offering for Porsche AG on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange values the brand at $79 … Read more

Inside the human cost of Better.com’s brutal layoffs

Digital mortgage lender Better.com continues to lay off staff, and seemingly in as callous a way as possible. Indeed, whereas most companies try to avoid repeated layoffs, the outfit — which gained notoriety by over Zoom on December 1, 2021 — has since been laying off smaller groups very systematically, say sources. The tactic accomplishes … Read more

Florida’s Space Coast braces for Hurricane Ian

Florida’s Space Coast continues to make preparations for the extremely powerful and slow-moving Hurricane Ian, with officials rolling rockets back to the safety of hangars and delaying launches until the storm passes. The massive storm made landfall near Fort Myers Wednesday afternoon, coming in at just a few miles per hour shy of the Category … Read more