Few startups IPOed this year, but the ones that did soared
tonyrocha.com






 There weren’t many tech IPOs this year, but they performed well. Just 14 venture-backed tech companies went public, according to Dealogic. This compares to 25 last year and the 40+ we saw in each of the five years before.  The last time we had fewer tech IPOs was in the 2009 financial crisis. Macroeconomic concerns […]






43
Like
Save
2016 Africa roundup: drone delivery, VC, unicorns, exits and Zuck
tonyrocha.com






 Twenty-sixteen was a pivotal year for African tech. The continent’s IT scene attracted major investment, produced its first $1 billion startup, launched a national drone delivery program, and drew one of Silicon Valley’s biggest icons to tour its innovation hubs. Read More






60
Like
Save
In a Chaotic Year, the Best Games Took My Control Away
tonyrocha.com






In a 2016 marked by unrest, personal and societal, this writer found respite in games that took control away. The post In a Chaotic Year, the Best Games Took My Control Away appeared first on WIRED.






35
Like
Save
Wife Asks Husband What Made Him Marry Her, And The Answers Are Heartwarming Yet Hilarious
tonyrocha.com






Someone asked on Quora what made a man decide to marry. Then a woman asked her husband and answered the question… credit: Quora Sometimes it’s just hard to explain why you really love a person. And maybe they are right. If you find someone who can put up with all your flaws, never let him/her go! […]






62
Like
Save
Vacation Might Change Your Gene Activity, According To New Study
tonyrocha.com






Most people’s lives are filled with high stress—the pressure of meeting deadlines, battling with colleagues and angry customers, or simply the monotonous, but demanding, day-to-day grind. Their minds and bodies are coiled up, defensive and taut. A relaxing vacation in a resort-like atmosphere can allow your body to lower its guards, get out of the defensive […]






32
Like
Save
The Whole World Thinks I'm Alone, What If I Never Felt That Way
tonyrocha.com






Every year as Valentine’s Day approaches, I dread the infamous question “Do you have a date for Valentine’s?” I don’t dread the question because I don’t have a date, which is supposed to make me sad. I dread the question because people are convinced that I will spend the day crying over my unfair fortune, […]






52
Like
Save
Science Reveals The Best Time Of Day To Brainstorm Creative Ideas
tonyrocha.com






Got a riddle stuck in your head that has been annoying you for weeks? Do you want to try to build or paint something beautiful? Give it a try when you are feeling tired. Lots of people think that the worst time to be creative is when you are tired, but a recent study has […]






62
Like
Save
Blockchain technologies entered the trough of disillusionment in 2016, but 2017 will be brighter
tonyrocha.com






 Instead, the block chain industry is moving into the Trough of Disillusionment, marked by waning interest “as experiments and implementations fail to deliver.” During this time, many will fail and exit the market, while those who survive, will continue to enjoy market success, secure investment dollars and march forward along a path to widespread market […]






40
Like
Save
All the Biggest Space News to Look Forward to in 2017
tonyrocha.com






The Cassini mission’s end! A complete solar eclipse! More rockets! The post All the Biggest Space News to Look Forward to in 2017 appeared first on WIRED.






44
Like
Save