This week, Apple’s MacBook got some sweet new upgrades, major tech companies reported earnings, Snapchat’s crazy new 3D stickers hit iOS and more. These are the stories everyone in tech is talking about.
1. Apple’s MacBook got a mid-season upgrade that included faster processors, better graphics, faster internal memory and an hour more of battery life. And if pink laptops are your thing, you can now get Apple’s Rose Gold finish on a Mac for the first time ever.
Floating MacBooks. See how they float.
2. We ran the first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders. Some findings from the report: Only 7 percent of partners at top 100 venture firms are women, and that women hold just under 12 percent of partner roles at both accelerators and corporate venture firms. This is a must-read for anyone in venture capital.
3. Tesla is facing some unhappy customers. Some Model X owners found that their car doors won’t shut and the windows won’t close. Earlier this month, the company recalled 2,700 Model X cars to fix a seat latch issue.
8. LinkedIn launched a vastly overhauled new version of its Recruiter platform, the interface and paid product used by those who mine the company’s database to fill jobs. The new version includes a smart search and suggestions of similar candidates.