By Walt Hickey Frank The founder of a startup that claimed to make it easier to access financial aid that was bought by J.P. Morgan Chase for $175 million has been arrested in New Jersey on charges of conspiracy and wire and bank fraud. The startup was called Frank, but the actual customer base turned out to be dubious: The founder claimed Frank had over 4 million users, but in fact had less than 300,000 customers, and the customer data presented to J.P. Morgan was actually that of 4.25 million students purchased for $105,000 on the open market. Authorities said Charlie Javice would have made
File under “useless-but-fascinating stuff I never thought about before Numlock News:” “To be fooled by a physical trick, the performer and the viewer might need to have similar anatomies.”
The story about the woodpeckers just made me very sad. To repeat a point I have often made before, we humans absolutely suck as stewards of the planet.