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Giants Hit 3 HRs, Gausman Solid In 7-1 Win Over Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt and Austin Slater homered and the San Francisco Giants kept rolling at home, beating the San Diego Padres 7-1 Saturday. Kevin Gausman (3-0) permitted three hits and struck out seven in six smooth innings before San Francisco’s bullpen blanked the Padres for the final three innings. Lightly regarded when the season began, the Giants (20-13) own the National League’s best record and a 2 1/2-game lead over second-place San Diego in the West. The G...
Tags: Texas, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Giants, San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh, Flores, Slater, NOLA, National League, Sánchez

TV Bits: ‘Percy Jackson’, ‘Betty’, ‘Scary Stories For Young Foxes’, ‘That Damn Michael Che’, ‘The Kominsky Method’, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Michael Rapaport is starring in a TV series about shoe designer and entrepreneur Steve Madden. Disney is currently looking for their Percy Jackson lead. Noah Centineo gets his own Netflix series. Watch a trailer for Betty season 2. Lena Heady will produce and star in Scary Stories For Young Foxes. Check out a trailer for That Damn Michael Che. And also a trailer for The Kominsky Method season 3. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel adds more cast members. Netflix has canceled ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, New York, Television, Movies, Defense, Disney, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Paris, Dallas, Cia, Federal Reserve, Law And Order, Sony Pictures Television

Extra Crunch roundup: How Duolingo became an edtech leader

The pandemic has just pushed edtech mainstream, but language-learning startup Duolingo had already spent the past decade figuring out how to build a successful edtech app. In our latest installment of the EC-1 series, Natasha Mascarenhas goes deep with the company to understand how it found product-market fit, then figured out how to grow like a consumer tech startup and monetize like a SaaS startup. After a record 2020, the Pittsburgh-based company also opened up about its plans for the future,...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Utah, Education, Ipo, Boston, Tech, CMO, Bloomberg, Paypal, United States, Nba, Square, Holland, SEC

Daniel Libeskind To Redesign Pittsburgh’s Tree Of Life Synagogue, Site Of 2018 Shooting

“Libeskind, who designed the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, has experience responding to traumatic events through architecture. He also served as masterplan architect at New York’s World Trade Center site as the city looked to rebuild following 9/11.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Berlin, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Visual, Daniel Libeskind, Libeskind, New York s World Trade Center, 05.05.21

Whicker: Worst Ducks team in history waits for elevator to restart

The National Hockey League plays in an elevator. Thanks to an unforgiving salary cap, you’re either ascending or descending. Washington has made the playoffs six consecutive years. No one else’s streak is longer than four. Pittsburgh would have done it 14 consecutive years but lost the “qualifying round” in the 2020 bubble. For a long time the Ducks were able to withstand the downforces. Beginning in 2006, they qualified 11 times in 13 seasons. In 2017, they lost the Western Conference Finals to...
Tags: Florida, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Nashville, San Jose, Buffalo, NHL, Columbus, Ducks, National Hockey League, Vegas, Anaheim-ducks, Pittsburgh

Video- Shayne Gostisbehere Will Be Meeting With DoPS Today

Philadelphia’s Shayne Gostisbehere will have a hearing today for Boarding Pittsburgh’s Mark Friedman. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 5, 2021 Watch the incident below. Continue reading "Video- Shayne Gostisbehere Will Be Meeting With DoPS Today"
Tags: Sport, Philadelphia, NHL, Pittsburgh, Shayne Gostisbehere, Mark Friedman

NHL Short Notes

THREE HARD LAPS      * Sebastian Aho found the score sheet yet again to help the NHL-leading Hurricanes pad their lead in the standings and extend their point streak to 12 games. * Sidney Crosby leads the NHL with 151 three-point games since debuting in 2005-06 and helped Pittsburgh overtake Washington for first place in the MassMutual East Division. * Connor McDavid inched closer to 100 points in 2020-21 and Leon Draisaitl scored twice as the duo collected multiple points in the same gam...
Tags: Washington, Sport, NHL, Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby, Leon Draisaitl, Sebastian Aho, MassMutual East Division Connor McDavid

Belt Slam In 10-run 1st Lifts Giants Over Rockies In Opener

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Belt hit a go-ahead single and a grand slam in a 10-run first inning that propelled the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 12-4 Tuesday in a doubleheader opener. Belt connected for his home run on the sixth pitch after Jhoulys Chacín relieved starter German Márquez, a 452-foot drive for his third career slam. Posey went deep four pitches later. Márquez (1-3) allowed eight runs and six hits in two-third of an inning, an outing that raised his ERA from 4.13 to 6.2...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, St Louis, Giants, Denver, New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh, Sánchez, Marquez, Aarón Sánchez, Brandon Crawford

Alexander: Will Anze Kopitar’s 1,000th point be a quiet milestone?

Outside of Los Angeles – and maybe in some precincts within SoCal as well – this will likely be a quiet milestone. At some point in the next six games, possibly as early as Wednesday night in Glendale, Ariz., the Kings’ Anze Kopitar will score a goal or register an assist for his 1,000th career point in the NHL. It will be celebrated among those who care about the Kings. Elsewhere in the NHL, odds are that it will be underplayed. That pretty much has been the story of Kopitar’s career, one that ...
Tags: Los-angeles-kings, NHL, Sports, Jim Alexander

A Record 1 In 4 Single-Family Homes for Sale In the First Quarter Were New Construction

New construction is taking up a bigger piece of the pie as low mortgage rates and surging homebuyer demand make homebuilding more attractive during the coronavirus pandemic Seattle, WA – April 30, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — More than a quarter (25.7%) of single-family homes for sale in America during the first quarter were new-construction homes, according to a new report from Redfin (, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s up from 20.4% a year earlier an...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, California, Fresno, America, San Francisco, Radio, West, Canada, San Diego, Camden, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Newark

Steelers Legend Terry Bradshaw Calls Out Aaron Rodgers: ‘Him Being That Upset Shows How Weak He Is’

By Ryan Mayer ( )- The biggest story in the NFL world right now is the ongoing drama between the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. According to reports, Rodgers wants out of Green Bay following a series of moves by the franchise over the last year, including drafting his heir apparent, Jordan Love, in the first round of last year’s draft. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer and NFL on Fox broadcaster Terry Bradshaw did not mince words Monday when asked about the situation, calling o...
Tags: New York, NFL, Fox, Steelers, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Maggie, Moose, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Rodgers, Packers, Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer, Rodger, WFAN

Amazon’s over-the-top business, including IMDb TV and Twitch, tops 120M monthly viewers

Amazon’s free, ad-supported streaming service IMDb TV is getting its own mobile app. The company announced the news today at its first-ever NewFronts presentation to advertisers, where it also shared that its over-the-top streaming businesses combined — meaning, IMDb TV, Twitch, live sports like Thursday Night Football, Amazon’s News app and others — have now grown to more than 120 million monthly viewers. This over-the-top business, or Amazon OTT as it’s called, includes anywhere ads show up al...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Mobile, Media, NFL, Tech, Fox, Streaming, Roku, Imdb, Twitch, Amazon Fire TV, Streaming Service, Pittsburgh, Mobile App

Steelers' Najee Harris has memorable first impression of Pittsburgh: 'It looks like Alice in Wonderland'

It's safe to say that the Steelers' first-round draft pick likes his new city
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The product-led growth behind edtech’s most downloaded app

Duolingo CEO and co-founder Luis von Ahn was tired of the gray and dreary design aesthetic edtech companies used to emulate universities. Instead, he and the company’s early team sought inspiration from games like Angry Birds and Clash Royale, looking to build a class that screamed more cartoon anarchy than lecture hall. From that frenetic creativity came the company’s distinctive mascot: a childish and rebellious evergreen-colored owl named Duo. Duolingo didn’t just throw out the old colors tho...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, EC, Edtech, Duolingo, Angry Birds, Pittsburgh, Luis Von Ahn, Tyler Murphy, Super Mario Brothers, Ahn, EC-1, EC Edtech, Duo Duolingo

How Duolingo became fluent in monetization

As its meandering route to monetization will demonstrate, Duolingo isn’t mission-oriented, it’s mission-obsessed. Co-founders Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker never wanted to charge consumers for access to Duolingo content, a purpose imbued throughout the company’s culture. For years in order to work at Duolingo, you had to be comfortable with joining a company in Pittsburgh that was in no rush to make money. The startup, filled with education enthusiasts and mission-driven employees, became “ver...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Education, Tech, Brazil, Silicon Valley, EC, Edtech, Duolingo, Sand Hill Road, Pittsburgh, Gordon, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers KPCB, Luis, Luis Von Ahn

Duolingo can’t teach you how to speak a language, but now it wants to try

Duolingo has been wildly successful. It has pulled in 500 million total registered learners, 40 million active users, 1.5 million premium subscribers and $190 million in booked revenues in 2020. It has a popular and meme-ified mascot in the form of the owl Duo, a creative and engaging product, and ambitious plans for expansion.There’s just one key question in the midst of all those milestones: Does anyone actually learn a language using Duolingo? “Language is first and foremost a social, relatio...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Obama, Tech, Edtech, Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo, Babbel, Pittsburgh, Language Learning, Luis Von Ahn, Ahn, Busuu, EC-1, Bernhard Niesner

How a bot-fighting test turned into edtech’s most iconic brand, Duolingo

Luis von Ahn, an entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to scaling free education, has probably annoyed you more than once. In fact, you’ve likely been annoyed by his work dozens and maybe hundreds of times over the years. A decade before he co-founded the whimsical and language-learning app Duolingo, one of the most popular education apps in the world with over 500 million downloads and 40 million active users, he was building the technology that would become CAPTCHA, those human-annoying bu...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Education, Yahoo, Tech, Duke, Edtech, Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Guatemala City, Luis Von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Ahn

The Duolingo EC-1

Education may well be the most important activity we conduct as a society — and it may also be the hardest space to build a startup in. Selling to school districts and universities is notoriously difficult, but enticing consumers is even harder. Learning takes focus, patience, tenacity and resources, and most consumers would prefer to watch some lip-sync videos on TikTok than stare at math equations (not to mention that such entertainment is free). Engagement and education feel aggressively at o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, EC, Edtech, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Mascarenhas, Luis Von Ahn, Danny Crichton, EC-1, Richard Dal Porto, EC Edtech, Natasha Mascarenhas Mascarenhas, Nigel Sussman Duolingo

LA remembers Eli Broad, businessman, philanthropist, dead at 87

LOS ANGELES — Tributes were pouring in Saturday for businessman, philanthropist and art collector Eli Broad, who died Friday at the age of 87. Broad, who left an indelible imprint on Los Angeles’ cultural scene, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following a long illness, according to Suzi Emmerling, spokeswoman for the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. “As a businessman Eli saw around corners, as a philanthropist he saw the problems in the world and tried to fix them, as a citizen he saw the po...
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Nichols Named Interim President at Georgia Highlands College

The University System of Georgia is naming an interim leader for Georgia Highlands College as its current president leaves to become president of a Pittsburgh university.
Tags: Pittsburgh, University System of Georgia, Georgia Highlands College, Nichols Named Interim

Steelers draft picks 2021: All of Pittsburgh’s selections, NFL draft results, team order

A complete look at the Pittsburgh Steelers picks and draft order in each round of the 2021 NFL Draft. This year's draft takes place on...
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Extra Crunch roundup: Fintech stays hot, Brex doubles, and startup IRR is up all over

Tech companies in Silicon Valley, the geography, have had an incredible year. But one indicator points to longer-term changes. The internal rate of return (IRR) for companies in other startup hub cities has been even better. A big new analysis by AngelList showed aggregate IRR of 19.4% per year on syndicated deals elsewhere versus 17.5% locally. A separate measure, of total value of paid-in investment, revealed 1.67x returns for other hubs versus 1.60x in the main Silicon Valley and Bay Area tec...
Tags: Startups, TC, California, India, US, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, United States, Healthcare, SEC, Silicon Valley, Zomato, Biden, Seattle, Fintech

US Steel Ends Plans for $1.5B Pennsylvania Plant Upgrades

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. says it is canceling a $1.5 billion project to bring state-of-the-art improvements to its operations in western Pennsylvania.
Tags: US, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, United States Steel Corp

Capitals Have 6 Games to Decide on a Playoff Goaltender

With the Washington Capitals having officially clinched a Stanley Cup playoff berth with their overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night, and the MassMutual East Division’s four likely playoff qualifiers…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Pittsburgh, Washington Capitals, Ilya Samsonov, Vitek Vanecek, NHL Goaltending, Capitals Goaltending, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

US Steel Ends Plans to Plow $1.5B Into Pennsylvania Plants

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. says it is canceling a $1.5 billion project to bring state-of-the-art improvements to its operations in western Pennsylvania.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, United States Steel Corp, US Steel Ends Plans to Plow

U.S. Home Seller Profits Dip Slightly In First Quarter Of 2021 But Remain Higher Than Year Ago

Nationwide Seller Profit Margins Hit 34 Percent in First Quarter 2021, Up From 31 Percent in Same Period Last Year; Margins Increase Annually in Almost 90 Percent of Markets Around Nation; U.S. Median Home Price 16 Percent Higher Than Year Ago Irvine, CA – April 29, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its first-quarter 2021 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that profits for home sellers nationwide were again up on an annu...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Mississippi, Maryland, California, Boston, Virginia, Massachusetts, Georgia, Radio, Pennsylvania, United States, Missouri, New Hampshire, South Dakota

The 16 best Airbnbs in Pennsylvania, from a renovated textile mill in Philadelphia to an A-frame cabin in the Poconos

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Pennsylvania is within easy driving distance of a large section of the East Coast and the Midwest. From cities like Philadelphia to outdoorsy areas like the Poconos, there's something for everyone. We found the best Airbnbs in Pennsylvania in popular areas across the state at a range of prices. Though vaccination rates continue to go up, travelers are still gravitating towards drivable destin...
Tags: Apple, Cdc, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Maine, Andy Warhol, Philadelphia, Airbnb, University of Pennsylvania, Lincoln, Lake Erie, Verona, East Coast, Kensington, Gettysburg

The 26 biggest NFL Draft busts of the last 15 years

Gregory Shamus/Getty We collected the 27 biggest draft busts in recent NFL draft history. The group includes 10 quarterbacks and four players drafted by the New York Jets.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.For every Patrick Mahomes or Khalil Mack in the NFL Draft, there is another former top prospect who didn't pan out.Whether they failed because of injuries, off-field issues, or just poor play, all of these players provide fascinating case studies of the NFL's ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, California, Washington, Cowboys, Sports, Alabama, Peyton Manning, NFL, Raiders, San Francisco, Trends, Indianapolis, Dolphins® Housing Report: Homes Sell Faster Than Ever as Sellers Return to the Market in April

– Prices hit a new all-time high of $375,000 – New listings took a step in the right direction, increasing 32.6% in April over last year, but still trail pre-pandemic levels – The number of active listings — homes without a pending contract — was down 53%, while total inventory declined 21.9% year-over-year – Homes are selling in a record 43 days, on average – Home price increases in nation’s 50 largest metros show signs of a slowdown Santa Clara, CA – April 29, 2021 (PRNewswire) ...
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NFL draft: Rams think they’re in an ‘enticing spot’

A view of the pool at the Rocket Mortgage Draft House in Malibu, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Pool at the Rocket Mortgage Draft House in Malibu, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) A mural in the driveway of the Rocket Mortgage Draft House in Malibu, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) The war room of General Manager Les Snead at the Rocket Mortg...
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