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5 startup founders explain how they reimagined an old-school industry to break into the buzzy construction-tech scene

Founder-market fit, or the edge that a founder's personal and professional experience brings to a startup, is one of the most important principles of venture capital investment.  Construction tech has seen a rush of startups looking to put a disruptive tech spin on one of the world's biggest industries. The buzzy niche of startups has attract founders from both inside and outside the traditional construction industry.  We spoke to five founders from four construction-tech companies about their...
Tags: Softbank, US, Trends, Mit, David, New Orleans, Warren Buffett, Construction, Ubisoft, Denver, Stanford University, Turner, Singha, Madison Square Garden, Wolfe, St Kitts

Hunter Thompson Died 15 Years Ago: Hear Him Remembered by Tom Wolfe, Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman, and Others

Hunter S. Thompson died on February 20, 2005, fifteen years ago, and ever since we've been wondering aloud what he would make of the state of the world today. Though events have all but cried out for another Thompson to savagely describe and even more savagely ridicule them, what other writer could live up to the formidable standard Thompson set with Hell’s Angels, “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and his other harrowing gonzo-journalistic vi...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, College, Kentucky, Literature, Matt Taibbi, Johnny Depp, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Hunter S Thompson, Mark Twain, Seoul, Keith Richards, Kentucky Derby, Thompson, John Cusack

Pair Suspected Of Car Burglary In Rocklin

ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A man and woman are under arrest on suspicion of breaking into cars in Rocklin. The arrest happened late Tuesday night. Rocklin police say officers responded to an anonymous call about a vehicle burglary that just happened near Pacific and Pine streets. Even with only a vague description, officers honed in on a pair of suspects along the 4900 block of Pacific Street. Officers quickly discovered that the pair, identified as Loomis resident Tayler Reece and Rocklin resident Jorda...
Tags: News, Local, Rocklin, Pacific, Pine, Loomis, Wolfe, Reece, Rocklin News, Tayler Reece, Jordan Wolfe

Charles Portis, Elusive Author of ‘True Grit,’ Dies at 86

The publicity-shy Mr. Portis earned a modest but devoted readership and accolades as America’s “least-known great writer.”
Tags: News, America, John, Charles, Tom, Wayne, Wolfe, Portis, New York Herald Tribune, Books and Literature, Deaths (Obituaries

From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends

Paul Wolfe thinking about little things after move to Joey Logano’s car

Added Wolfe: “The short time Joey and I have been together here, it's only been just a week, it really gets you thinking about things that just kind of became natural for you when you've been with someone, with a team for 10 years, just the way you go about business everyday and how you look at things and your approach into a race weekend. Wolfe said he and Keselowski were “fortunate enough” to have a decade run that saw them win the 2012 Cup title (Team Penske's first) and 29 Cup...
Tags: News, Motor Racing, Joey Logano, Joey, Keselowski, Wolfe, Darlington, Paul Wolfe

Construction-tech startup Levelset is trying to tackle a big payments problem with a Glassdoor-like service for general contractors

Late payments are an unfortunate, but constant, part of construction. Levelset, a construction tech startup that assists in processing payments for contractors, has launched a new Glassdoor-like feature. Contractor Profiles are free, public-facing profiles that compile private and public information with user-submitted reviews to reveal how quickly, and easily contractors pay their subcontractors. Levelset announced last month that it raised a $30 million Series C led by Hong Kong-based Horiz...
Tags: Hong Kong, Trends, New Orleans, WeWork, Donald Trump, Horizon Ventures, Wolfe, Procore, Scott Wolfe, Darren Bechtel, Levelset, Brick Mortar Ventures S3 Ventures

New Leaf January 2020 Discussion • The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

Thread closed until start of discussion on January 15. From Wikipedia: Quote: "The Bookshop catches Fitzgerald coming into top form" said Peter Wolfe in Understanding Penelope Fitzgerald (2004). Wolfe held the book to be a fully realized work of fiction that confirms the author's hold on actuality and the cogency of her satire. In a 2010 introduction Frank Kermode noted that the novel won Fitzgerald "the respectful attention of reviewers and the admiration...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Book Clubs, Penelope Fitzgerald, Wolfe, Frank Kermode, Fitzgerald, Peter Wolfe

Popular With Us 2019: Buzz Bands LA’s Favorite Videos of the Year

We get an avalanche of video submissions at Buzz Bands LA, so at year’s end, it does become a bit of a herculean task to go through them and pick out the highlights. Take some time and peruse the brilliance of our best of 2019, from a local scene that not only produces excellent music, but also conjures up outstanding visuals in accompaniment, often created with the most miniscule of budgets, but with a maximum of imagination. Think of this collection of our Top 40 of 2019 not as a competition, ...
Tags: Videos, Video, Music, UK, Featured, David Lynch, Borneo, NICK, Chelsea Wolfe, Local Artist, Buzz Bands La, The Year In Lists, Fidlar, Moses Sumney, Philly, Brendan Eder

Junior Johnson, Moonshine Runner Turned NASCAR Driver Dies Aged 88

Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson, the moonshine runner turned NASCAR driver described as “The Last American Hero” by author Tom Wolfe in a 1965 article for Esquire, died Friday. He was 88. NASCAR announced the death of Johnson, the winner of 50 races as a driver and 132 as an owner. He was a member of the inaugural class inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010. “From his early days running moonshine through the end of his life, Junior wholly embodied the NASCAR spirit,” NASCAR Chairman J...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Reagan, Obituary, Associated Press, Johnson, North Carolina, Meredith, Jeff Bridges, Nascar, Junior, Lisa, Daytona, Esquire, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Wolfe

Levelset raises $30 million to improve money management for contractors in construction

Scott Wolfe, chief executive officer of the New Orleans-based money management and payment startup for contractors in the construction industry, always thought he’d be in the grocery business. His family owned a number of grocery stores around New Orleans and he was readying himself to go into the family business when Hurricane Katrina hit. As the family business faced significant losses in their stores, the construction and contracting service they’d built to develop the land the stores were on...
Tags: TC, Chief executive officer, Tech, Pwc, New Orleans, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Construction, Advisor, Wolfe, Swanson, S3 Ventures, QuickBooks, Tulane University, Horizons Ventures, Li Ka, Altos Ventures

6 Long, Absorbing Books to Get You Through Your Vacation

Do you need something to look forward to over the holidays? At 500-plus pages, these novels are worth the extra space in your luggage or megabytes on your device.
Tags: News, King, Stephen, Tom, Donna, Wolfe, Yanagihara, Adichie, Hanya, Books and Literature, Tartt, Chimamanda Ngozi, Travel and Vacations, The Bonfire of the Vanities (Book, Silko, Leslie Marmon

Just Watch Me: Stone Village TV Acquires Rights to Jeff Lindsay Novel

Just Watch Me: Stone Village TV acquires rights to Jeff Lindsay novel According to Deadline, Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have acquired the television rights to Dexter author Jeff Lindsay’s thriller novel Just Watch Me via their Stone Village Television banner with the intent to produce a new premium television series. RELATED: Netflix’s Unforgiven Adds Viola Davis and More! The plot combines a cat-and-mouse game between Riley Wolfe, a master thief who targets the greedy 1% who is brill...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Robin Hood, Fbi, Netflix, Showtime, TV News, Dexter, Michael C Hall, Lindsay, Russell, Wolfe, Paramount Television, Jennifer Carpenter, Jeff Lindsay

Today's Read: Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay

What's a successful professional thief with a silent conscience to do after he's already pulled off the most audacious burglary ever? Riley Wolfe has an idea: Why not steal the prize diamond of the very heavily guarded crown jewels of Iran? Here's the beginning of the story about our new favorite anti-hero: It was supposed to be almost spring. It didn't feel like it. Not if you were standing outdoors on the brand-new Nesselrode Plaza. A hard and bitter wind with a cold edge to it blew ac...
Tags: Books, Iran, Fbi, Chicago, Showtime, Wolfe, Windy City, Chicago New York, Delgado, Jeff Lindsay, Beth F, Diane Bibliophile By the Sea, Dexter Morgan, Jeff Lindsay Dutton, Riley Wolfe, Frank Delgado

Just a young Wolfe

New dating techniques cut this crater’s age.
Tags: Earth Sciences, Wolfe’s 21 Groundbreaking Women Entrepreneurs to Inspire You Post

Whether motivated by passion, a desire for profits or both, women business owners are a vital part of the entrepreneurial world—but too often they remain under the radar. In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, meet 21 groundbreakers—successful women entrepreneurs whose stories will motivate and inspire you to take the leap to start your own business. 1. Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code Reshma Saujani learned early on to fight fo...
Tags: Google, Asia, Business, Japan, Hollywood, Kim Kardashian, New York City, Africa, America, Unilever, Eu, Taiwan, Netflix, Brooklyn, Middle East, Silicon Valley

Childhood friends from Christchurch Michael James Pratt and Matthew Isaac Wolfe face FBI sex trafficking charges over GirlsDoPorn website

Mike Pratt and Matt Wolfe were best mates growing up.Born a few months apart in 1982, the duo started primary school in Christchurch together but went to different schools in their teenage years.Wolfe was at Burnside, one of the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Fbi, Christchurch, Wolfe, Burnside, Matt Wolfe, Matthew Isaac Wolfe, Christchurch Michael James Pratt, Mike Pratt

Fatal beating of Kelly Thomas by Fullerton police in 2011 sparks changes in how officers treat homeless, mentally ill

Eight years have passed since the fatal beating of a homeless, schizophrenic Kelly Thomas by Fullerton police, but the tragedy remains a “deep wound” in the department’s psyche, says the city’s new police chief. Thomas’ name has become synonymous across the country with excessive police force, and a rallying cry for changes in how law enforcement agencies deal with the mentally ill. Fullerton officers hit Thomas with their fists, batons and the back-end of a Taser gun so brutally that the 37-yea...
Tags: News, California, Senate, Sport, Service, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Taser, Jay, Dad, Thomas, University Of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Los Angeles County, Salazar

This Fungus Mutates. That's Good News if You Like Cheese.

The legend of Camembert is one of daring escape and dairy espionage.The cheese was invented in 1791 when a priest from Brie (yes, like the cheese), took shelter with a dairymaid, Marie Harel, as he fled France's anti-clerical government. He taught her to make cheese with an edible rind, as local lore tells it. But the lesser known character in Harel's story is a mysterious mold that resided in Normandy.Penicillium appears in the wild as a toxic blue fungus, but in Camembert, Brie and oth...
Tags: Science, France, United States, Normandy, New York Times, Gibbons, Tufts University, Vanderbilt University, Wolfe, University of Massachusetts Amherst, John Gibbons, Harel, Benjamin Wolfe, Marie Harel, Normandy Penicillium, Antonis Rokas

This Fungus Mutates. That’s Good News if You Like Cheese.

American scientists set out to simulate a fungus’s evolution into the edible mold that makes French cheeses like Camembert.
Tags: News, Mold, Cheese, France, Microbiology, Fungi, Wolfe, Caves and Caverns, Normandy (France, Your-feed-science, mBio (Journal, Benjamin (Scholar

Porn Producers Are Charged With Sex Trafficking

In a case that could test the online pornography industry, the owners and two employees of two popular pornographic websites were charged this week with sex trafficking and other crimes, accused of coercing several women to engage in sex videos that were posted on the internet.According to a criminal complaint, the owners and employees "used deception and false promises" to lure women who had answered modeling advertisements on Craigslist to participate in the videos, telling them that their ide...
Tags: News, Gross, New York Times, Michigan, Southern California, University Of Miami, Garcia, Moser, Pratt, Wolfe, Franks, San Fernando Valley, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, San Diego Superior Court, Mary Anne Franks, Brian Gross

Climate Change and Your Garden

You can’t be a gardener these days, not a serious gardener, and not notice some shifts in the climate. These vary with the region, but it’s safe to say that in most of the United States, what was once aberrant weather has become the new normal.  So how do you garden sustainably in a time of climate change?  That was the question I posed last Wednesday evening to Dr. David Wolfe of Cornell University, when I interviewed him for my radio program. Dr. Wolfe is a plant and soil ecologist who has dev...
Tags: Gardening, Climate Change, Uncategorized, Britain, United States, Connecticut, Cornell University, Wolfe, David Wolfe, Thomas Christopher, Sustainable Gardening, Royal Horticultural Society Apple, Mark Longstroth

Sena Bluetooth

Crystal Wolfe writes: Husband and I have been using the Sena system (helmet unit and radio adapter) the last few years. I have a Yaesu FT250, he has an FT270. Crystal clear and works great in the mountains as well as our Florida trips. Friend has a Sena for his Baofeng with the same results. Standby time on the batteries is 50 hours, which is awesome if you forget to turn them off like I do..
Tags: Florida, Wolfe, Sena, Baofeng, Sena Bluetooth, Sena SR10, Sena SC, Kenwood Twin Pin Connector

Nickelodeon’s ‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ and ‘Invader Zim’ TV Movies Are Heading to Netflix

You might remember awhile ago that there was talk about Nickelodeon bringing back Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim in the form of TV movies. However, ever since the projects were teased at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017 and 2018 respectiely, we haven’t heard anything about when they might debut on the kids cable network. And now we know why. Bob Bakish, the President and CEO of Viacom, announced during a an earnings conference call that Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter T...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Disney, Earth, Netflix, Animation, San Diego, Jackie, ABO, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Hutchinson, Rodger Bumpass, Gaz, Wolfe

George C. Wolfe to receive SDC Director Award at the Chita Rivera Awards on May 19 at NYU

George C. Wolfe Presented by the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. on May 19 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 LAGUARDIA PLACE (OFF WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK)   TICKETS NOW ON SALE Legendary Broadway director and four time Tony® Award Winner George C. Wolfe (Angels In America, The Normal Heart, Bring in 'Da Noise..., Jelly's Last Jam)will receive the SDC Director Award for exemplary collaboration with choreo...
Tags: Hbo, Religion, America, Los Angeles, United States, Broadway, Magic Mike, Cher, Naacp, New York Public Library, Laguardia, Abbott, Nyu, Off Broadway, Tony, Caroline

Critic’s Pick: Review: Taylor Mac’s ‘Gary’ Finds Hope and Humor on a Pile of Corpses

This comedic sequel to “Titus Andronicus” finds Nathan Lane and Kristine Nielsen cleaning up after a Shakespearean blood bath.
Tags: News, Mac, Theater, Nielsen, Taylor, White, Gary, Julie, Lane, Wolfe, Nathan, Booth Theater, Nathan Lane, Kristine, Taylor Mac, Kristine Nielsen

Science fiction author Gene Wolfe has died

Gene Wolfe, author of “The Book of the New Sun” and other acclaimed works of science fiction and fantasy, died Sunday at the age of 87. According to Locus, his death came after a long struggle with heart disease. While Wolfe was never quite as famous as some of his peers, his writing was loved intensely by his fans. Ursula Le Guin, for example, called him “our Melville,” while Michael Swanwick described him as “the greatest writer in the English language alive today.” That level of praise (and c...
Tags: TC, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Ursula K Le Guin, James Joyce, Melville, Ursula Le Guin, Wolfe, Earthsea, Ulysses, Michael Swanwick, Gene Wolfe, New Sun, Nessus, Death Island

RIP, science fiction and fantasy Grand Master Gene Wolfe, 1931-2019

Gene Wolfe, author of more than 30 books including classics like The Book of The New Sun, has died at the age of 87. Wolfe was kind enough to give me a blurb for my third novel, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, and to make references to it in his later work, something that thrills me even to this day when I think of it. I met him on a few occasions and shared a meal or two with him and found him to be the proverbial jolly old elf, full of wit and charm and mischief, the kind of p...
Tags: Post, Books, Science Fiction, News, Rip, Obits, Wolfe, Damon Knight, Gene Wolfe, Peter Bebergal, Fantasy Writers of America, New Sun, Book Of The New Sun, Edward E Smith

International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH&RA) Names Frank Wolfe to Executive Committee

The International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH&RA) announced today that Frank Wolfe, CAE, will join its executive committee for a three-year term (2019-2021). Wolfe is a 35-year veteran of hospitality and is celebrating his 28th year as CEO of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®).
Tags: Travel, Executive Committee, Wolfe, Frank Wolfe, International Hotel and Restaurant Association IH

Agent angry Reds demoted top prospect Senzel

The Reds sent Nick Senzel, their top prospect, to the minor leagues on Friday -- and the decision did not sit well with Joel Wolfe, Senzel's agent. "This is a shortsighted move that may be frugal now but could cost them dearly later," Wolfe said.
Tags: Baseball, Reds, Wolfe, Nick Senzel, Senzel, Joel Wolfe Senzel