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After unwinding the acquisition of Pixel Health, Liberty Fox CEO, Bill Evans, brings more firepower to his leadership team with an eye on the future.  Liberty Fox, a software development and consultancy firm  outside of Philadelphia, is expanding its leadership team to increase growth and offer a broader range of services.

Leon Degtar will serve as the company’s COO, and Anthony Mongeluzo, CEO of PCS, will join as an official adviser and investor.

Liberty Fox focuses on building and customizing the applications people use to run their businesses. It achieves this through integrating disparate applications, expanding existing functionality or creating new software entirely from scratch.

“While we have the sophisticated resources and expertise in handling an array of IT problems, our specialty is being creative,” said Bill Evans, CEO. “Our goal is to truly tailor the software tools to the business’s needs while removing bottlenecks and maximizing productivity. With our enhanced leadership team, we anticipate continued growth and success in the various markets that we serve.”

Leon Degtar’s elevated role in the company comes on the heels of extensive experience in scaling digital agency operations and organizational dynamics.
Degtar, a CPA, says: “Having supported Liberty Fox’s growth in a consulting capacity over the past few years, I am beyond thrilled to join this talented team’s leadership. We provide a much needed service enabling practical technology solutions to solve complex business challenges while having fun doing it.”

Anthony Mongeluzo, CEO of Moorestown-based PCS, an IT firm with a national footprint, has more than 20 years of experience directing technology companies. Mongeluzo employs more than 250 employees among his companies and intends to leverage his expertise to accelerate Liberty Fox’s growth.

Liberty Fox has recently unwound from a previous merger with Pixel Health in the wake of expanding its executive team.

Liberty Fox’s client list includes: Pentec Health, Invincible Entertainment, WellSky, Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University Health System.

Bill Evans started Liberty Fox in 2010. After graduating from LaSalle University with dual majors in Computer Science and Telecommunications and a sudden job layoff during the market collapse, he created Liberty Fox. Evans combined his technical expertise with an entrepreneurial streak and a penchant for understanding IT issues and explaining them in plain English.

In four different years, local media has identified Liberty Fox as a top 40 fast-growth company in the Philadelphia region.

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LOS ANGELESFeb. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — OpenNode, an industry-leading bitcoin payment processor and infrastructure provider, announces the close of an oversubscribed $20M Series A raise at a $220M valuation led by UK-based firm Kingsway and with additional investment from Twitter, Tim Draper, and Avon Ventures, a venture capital fund affiliated with the parent company of Fidelity Investments.

Josh Held, new Head of Strategy at OpenNode, said, “OpenNode has believed in the promise of Bitcoin and Lightning-powered payments for a long time, and demand is now growing exponentially. For the last two years, the team has been heads down building solutions that support some of the largest brands and businesses in the world today. This Series A funding is the next step in helping the company to realize our mission of making bitcoin payments simple and accessible for everyone, everywhere”

Vocal Bitcoin supporter and renowned venture investor Tim Draper shares his enthusiasm for the OpenNode solution, saying “OpenNode allows the retailer to accept bitcoin without having to pay the banks or the credit card companies the 2-4%. OpenNode can do it with only a fraction of the energy cost required for an on-chain bitcoin transaction.”

OpenNode’s newest addition to the cap table was Twitter, where Ester Crawford, Group Product Manager, says, “Digital currencies encourage more people globally to participate in the economy, and with less friction. OpenNode is creating easier pathways for anyone, anywhere to access the digital economy through their seamless integration of bitcoin payments.”

Manuel Stotz, Founder of Kingsway Capital, the lead investor of OpenNode’s Series A, conveyed, “Bitcoin, complemented by the Lightning Network, is going to be the most important technology for financial inclusion. We are very excited by OpenNode’s deployment of the Lightning Network to make the promise of bitcoin as a global, censorship resistant and permissionless payment network a reality.”

Sachin Patodia, Managing Director at Fidelity Investments, said, “OpenNode provides businesses, platforms, and people the easiest onramp into the burgeoning digital economy, enabling seamless integration of bitcoin across the payment stack. We are proud to participate in this funding round and contribute to the growth of OpenNode and the Bitcoin network.”

OpenNode is focused on building Bitcoin and Lightning Network payments infrastructure that will catalyze Bitcoin’s global adoption. OpenNode is ready to onboard every business, platform and person looking for secure, instantly settled payments that operate globally, 24/7

Read more about OpenNode’s plans for the future here.

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About OpenNode
Founded in 2018, OpenNode is the world’s leading bitcoin payment processor and infrastructure provider, connecting the world with revolutionary payment technology. OpenNode provides secure, reliable bitcoin payment acceptance and payout solutions for businesses, platforms, and people everywhere. From payment buttons to hosted checkout, and e-commerce plug-ins to optimized APIs, OpenNode offers the benefits of instant, lowest cost payments made possible by Bitcoin, the world’s best decentralized payment network; and the Lightning Network, Bitcoin’s leading scaling solution.

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WALTHAM, Mass.Feb. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Third Pole Therapeutics, a privately held company developing critical life-sustaining cardio-pulmonary therapies, announced today that it has achieved several significant milestones that include closing a $25M round of financing, and that eNOfit™, the Company’s fully miniaturized wearable device, is ready for clinical trials.

CEO Bill Athenson stated, “We want to thank our existing investors who continue to support Third Pole’s mission to develop our novel technology into approved products for patients in need. We also welcome our new investors who have joined us in support of this important mission.” Mr. Athenson continued, “We are now much closer to improving the lives of 1.2M patients battling severe COPD and ILD (pulmonary fibrosis) and who struggle with each breath to perform the day-to-day activities that most people take for granted. Feedback on our novel device from physicians has been extremely positive. They tell us that our light-weight mobile device has the potential to reduce patients high flow supplemental oxygen dependence, improve their mobility by allowing treatment while traveling and at home, and reduce the risk of heart failure by lowering pulmonary hypertension. These benefits may allow patients to live higher quality lives, require less intensive hospital care and live longer.”

The Company anticipates final eNOfitTM mobile device testing to be complete in the first half of this year, with clinical trials starting later this year and a potential FDA submission for clearance by the end of 2023.

The Company is also nearing completion of its eNOcare™ platform, which is planned to enter the existing $600M nitric oxide hospital market using the same proprietary, novel NO production technology. Based on the universal endorsements eNOcareTM has received from cardiopulmonary critical care centers around the world, Third Pole expects rapid adoption and significant market expansion soon after launch given its superior safety, usability and reliability features compared with other product alternatives.

About Third Pole Therapeutics, Inc. 
Third Pole Therapeutics develops and delivers critical life-sustaining cardio-pulmonary therapies. Warren Zapol, M.D., Third Pole’s founder, invented the first use for inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) for the treatment of hypoxic respiratory failure in new-born infants (blue babies). Since then, in addition to blue babies, hundreds of thousands of pediatric and adult patients experiencing elevated pulmonary pressure, inflammation and poor oxygenation during and after heart surgery have been treated with inhaled nitric oxide, creating a $600 million inhaled nitric oxide industry, concentrated in large hospitals and developed markets.

Two decades later, Third Pole has successfully created a scalable technology that delivers nitric oxide for inhalation, instantly, on-demand, and in unlimited quantities. Third Pole’s technology solves the cost and logistical hurdles which have prevented widespread iNO use in various markets in the U.S. and abroad that lacked the training and infrastructure required to transport, maintain, return, and refill large cylinders of compressed gas safely. Third Pole’s two novel platforms include eNOfit™ a miniaturized wearable device for home and travel and eNOcare™, a lightweight portable in-hospital device. Both make iNO by combining electricity and the air we breathe, creating a “make it and take it” therapy, free from the hazards of compressed gas storage. These broadly patented, versatile platforms have the potential to rapidly capture the entire existing tank-based market and expand beyond current indications to treat interstitial lung disease (ILD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, and life threatening, viral and bacterial infections. For more information, please visit

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WESTON, Fla.Feb. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Digibee, the leading low-code integration platform, announced its $25 million Series A round led by SoftBank Latin America Fund with additional participation from Kinea and G2D Investments.  With this investment, Digibee plans to grow its customer base in the United States and in Latin America to empower more global enterprises to win the digital race.

Since its inception in 2017, Digibee’s low code platform drastically reduces the complexity of integration environments and enables enterprises to digitally transform their legacy systems 10-times faster than other systems. Digibee is the preferred iPaaS solution for 250+ corporate customers including Accenture, B3, Carrefour, and others.

Digibee manages IT complexity in an agile, simple, and efficient way, enabling its customers to adopt a future-proof architecture and unlock innovation, without a single line of code and investment in new systems. Digibee is built by innovators from the world’s leading technology companies to change the way companies connect their systems.

“We are thrilled to see that the investment community believes in our mission to make our customers and our customers’ customers unstoppable,” said Rodrigo Bernardinelli, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Digibee. “We are helping global enterprises on their digital journey, so they can grow and scale without economically prohibitive upfront costs while empowering their talent to focus on driving their business forward.  We look forward to reaching the world’s most innovative companies in the US and globally.”

“We are very excited about the Digibee investment. The company tackles a cost line – integrations – that accounts for over 50% of software spend, enabling organizations to connect their systems to turn the digital transformation into reality”, says Rodrigo Baer, Managing Partner of early-stage investments at SoftBank Latin America Fund. “The company is building a world class salesforce to take that solution to market, which will turn their product into a really global player”.

About Digibee
Digibee helps organizations modernize their legacy architectures by enabling frictionless connectivity between applications, unleashing digital experiences at scale.

The cloud means workflows, not better file shares. Digibee’s innovative and flexible modern integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) can dramatically expedite IT projects, reducing costs and technical debt while connecting applications, processes, and people for faster time-to-market without a major investment. Digibee has offices in the US and Brazil.

About Softbank Group
The SoftBank Group invests in breakthrough technology to improve the quality of life for people around the world. The SoftBank Group is comprised of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984), an investment holding company that includes stakes in telecommunications, internet services, AI, smart robotics, IoT and clean energy technology providers; the SoftBank Vision Funds, which are investing more than US$135 billion to help extraordinary entrepreneurs transform industries and shape new ones; the US$5 billion SoftBank Latin America Fund, the largest venture fund in that region; the newly-launched US$3 billion SoftBank Latin America Fund II; and the SB Opportunity Fund, a US$100 million fund dedicated to investing in enterprises founded by entrepreneurs of color in the U.S. To learn more, please visit

About Kinea Ventures – Itaú’s Corporate Venture Capital
Itaú’s Corporate Venture Capital Fund was created with the goal of generating value for the Bank through minority investments in startups in the financial services and technology sectors. The fund is one of the ways found by Itaú to stay close to the startup innovation ecosystem that operates in strategic segments for the Bank, which is vital in a highly disruptive environment. The investments are done by Kinea Ventures, managed by Kinea, in order to enable the Bank’s Corporate VC initiative and position it at the edge of the main innovations and financial market solutions. Itaú’s CVC Fund acts as a partner of companies, preserving their independence and contributing to leverage and accelerate their growth.

About Kinea
One of the main asset managers in Brazil, Kinea was born in 2007 with the help of Itaú Unibanco. With 145 employees and more than R$ 55 billion under management, the manager specializes in investments in hedge funds, real estate, pension, private equity and infrastructure. The Venture Capital fund is the result of a new partnership between Kinea and Itaú Unibanco, with the objective of staying connected to the main innovations and financial market solutions. To learn more, please visit:

About G2D Investments
G2D Investments (G2DI33) is the first global Venture Capital company listed in the Latin American stock exchange. G2D invests in outstanding entrepreneurial teams that are leading companies with the potential to become leaders in their industries. More information at

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SAN FRANCISCOFeb. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Future, the service that is taking digital fitness coaching mainstream, today announced that it has raised $75 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to date to more than $110 million.

The round was led by SC.Holdings and Trustbridge Partners, with participation from existing investor Kleiner Perkins; award-winning actress and Fabletics co-founder Kate Hudson; actor and podcast host Oliver Hudson; five-time Pro Bowler J.J. Watt; four-time golf major champion Rory McIlroy and Symphony Ventures; Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures; Optum Ventures; Endeavor; and Harris Blitzer Entertainment, owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils.

This new round of capital will allow Future to accelerate its marketing efforts and product development, expand into other categories of health coaching, and surpass $100 million ARR by early 2023. Future will continue growing its team of full-time fitness trainers, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world, with a majority of coaches having previously trained professional athletes or Olympians. Uniquely, members of Future have unlimited access to their coach, trading an average of four text messages per day – 1,500 per year. This constant support and guidance has helped Future garner a best-in-class Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 90.

As part of the funding round, Future also announced that it will partner with investors Kate and Oliver Hudson – who created and host the podcast Sibling Revelry – to produce, co-host and distribute a six-episode series for Future across major podcast platforms. Future, Kate and Oliver will act as producers of the podcast.

Kate Hudson says, “Fitness and wellness have been passions of mine for years and are at the heart of everything I’m doing with my businesses. This relationship is a natural extension for me and for what Oliver and I have built with Sibling Revelry.” Oliver Hudson added, “We really believe that an ongoing fitness coach can keep you consistent and build a regimen that works for your life.”

“Quality coaching and consistency are the two major keys to success when it comes to fitness. The day has finally come where professional athletes aren’t the only ones with access to quality coaching,” said J.J. Watt, new investor and advisor to CEO Rishi Mandal.

The $149-per-month service matches each member with a world-class fitness coach who creates interactive workout programs using the Future app, tracks the member’s progress via an Apple Watch and communicates daily via text message to keep them on track. Future’s coaches manage each member’s fitness across all of their fitness activities, at home or on-the-go, building a regimen that can incorporate a wide mix of at-home equipment, outdoor activities, gyms, group fitness classes and more.

Future was co-founded by Google and NASA alum Rishi Mandal, and former Apple engineer Justin Santamaria, who led engineering on FaceTime and iMessage.

“Future puts a real human expert into your life every single day, who takes care of the planning and accountability that keeps you consistently active,” said Rishi Mandal, CEO of Future. “The average American only talks to their doctor maybe three or four times each year, but the average Future member talks to an expert four times every day. This is the highest-touch consumer health product on the planet, and we plan to expand our coaching beyond fitness, into more domains.”

About Future

Future is taking digital fitness coaching mainstream. The personal training app connects members with an ongoing fitness coach through the Apple Watch to build personalized workout programs and communicate daily to keep you on track. Future has assembled the largest cohort of fitness coaches in history from professional sports. Future is backed by investors, including Kleiner Perkins, Trustbridge Partners, SC.Holdings, Optum Ventures, Caffeinated Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Founders Fund. For more information, visit


AUSTIN, TexasFeb. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —, the end-to-end ecommerce leader, today announced $240M in new equity and debt funding. Legacy Knight Capital Partners, the growth equity arm of Legacy Knight Multifamily Office, led the equity round with participation from Citi Ventures, Visa, and other Fortune 100 brands. J.P. Morgan and TriplePoint Capital provided the venture debt financing. When combined with prior funding rounds, has now secured $380M in capital to date.

The funding caps a year of extraordinary team and capability growth, and comes as the company prepares for the international rollout of its game-changing end-to-end ecommerce platform for online brands. During the past year alone, has seen revenues leap more than 400%, and grown its team size past 850 employees in Q1 2022.

“’s strategic growth underscores our status as the undisputed end-to-end ecommerce champion, giving today’s top merchants the tech-driven edge and operational capabilities they need to grow fast and realize their full potential,” said Omair Tariq, CEO of “With this new funding we’re poised to continue our strategy of acquiring top providers from across the ecommerce value chain, while staying hyper-focused on meeting the evolving needs of the brands we serve.”

Adding to’s existing streamlined capabilities in marketing, fulfillment, storefront management, and analytics, recent acquisitions have included FB Flurry, a tech-driven DTC and B2B fulfillment and customer care provider, and SellerActive, a leading provider of SaaS multichannel ecommerce tools. The two acquisitions bolster’s support of merchants who want to sell their products in more places easily, while delivering their customer’s orders seamlessly. The addition of FB Flurry to’s fulfillment network expands the footprint nationally, further enabling brands to offer inexpensive 2-day delivery options to the majority of U.S consumers.

“Citi Ventures is excited about the future of commerce and we were particularly impressed by how quickly and seamlessly Cart built a comprehensive platform to power e-commerce. Omair’s industry expertise and M&A playbook have enabled the company to rapidly identify targets, execute acquisitions, and fully integrate new partners into Cart’s unified platform. Citi Ventures looks forward to supporting the Cart team on its continued expansion,” said Luis Valdich, Managing Director at Citi Ventures.

Led by an executive team consisting of seasoned industry veterans with experience leading ecommerce giants including, Home Depot, and Bonobos, has processed more than $3 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) over the last twelve months.

“The team is building a platform that can help sellers of all sizes grow faster as the future of commerce becomes increasingly digital,” said Rubail Birwadker, Senior Vice President of Global Digital Partnerships at Visa. “As a leader in digital payments, we are excited to continue to partner with to put brands in charge of their ecommerce journey and customer relationships.”

“What Omair and the team at have accomplished in the last 14 months is nothing short of remarkable. They have proven they have the ability to rapidly execute on their vision of building the first fully end-to-end ecommerce platform at massive scale,” said David Sawyer, Chief Operating Officer & Managing Partner of Legacy Knight. “ is the shining example of the world class innovation occurring in Texas right now and Legacy Knight is thrilled to support them.”

About is the first end-to-end ecommerce solutions provider delivering a fully integrated and owned suite of software, expert services, and infrastructure to scale businesses online. The integrated offering allows brands to use as much or as little of the platform as needed to help brands of all sizes grow faster, with fewer distractions. provides tools that allow for a modular, yet fully integrated approach to scaling, in stark contrast to an industry that forces brands to use an array of different apps and external service providers to achieve the same goal.

Founded in September 2020 by experienced eCommerce experts, is on a mission to put brands back in charge of their eCommerce journey and their customer relationships as the premiere end-to-end provider in the eCommerce services space. offers a wealth of business solutions including online store software; digital marketing, fulfillment, and financial services; customer service capabilities; multichannel management; and unified analytics across all areas of commerce and marketing performance. allows brands of any size the opportunity to work with a single partner to attain the same capabilities as some of the world’s largest companies. For more info: Cart.comLinkedIn.


OAKLAND, CALIF. — Functional soda brand Olipop raised $30 million in a Series B funding round at a $200 million valuation.

Launched in 2018 by beverage entrepreneurs Ben Goodwin and David Lester, Olipop is on a mission to innovate the soda industry with a formulation that is gut-friendly and tastes nostalgic. Each can of Olipop contains 45 or fewer calories, no more than 5 grams of natural sugars and 9 grams of prebiotic plant fiber, which is one third of the recommended amount per day. Sodas include vintage cola, strawberry vanilla, classic carrot beer, cherry vanilla, ginger lemon and orange juice.

“Americans have enjoyed soda for over 125 years,” Mr. Goodwin said. “It has deep emotional and cultural resonance for consumers, and the category has become intertwined with our daily lives. Our goal has always been to offer a product that can truly occupy the space traditional soda has filled while also contributing to consumers’ well-being.”

Olipop is using the Series B funding to develop new products, grow its current team, explore new marketing channels, and expand its e-commerce and wholesale channels. The round was led by Monogram Capital Partners, which led the company’s $10 million Series A fundraise in 2020. There was added participation from celebrity investors Camila Cabello, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Paul Klein, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Mindy Kaling, Logic and Gwyneth Paltrow. Mr. Goodwin says, “These celebrities and talent will help us reframe consumer perception of soda within American culture…”.

Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo, also contributed to the round; Jay Livingston, Chief Marketing Officer, Shake Shack; Anjula Acharia, founder of A-Series Management & Investments; Payal Kadakia, founder of ClassPass; and Moj Mahdra, co-founder of Beautycon; and back early investor Rocana Venture Partners. Almost a dozen other business and entertainment professionals also took part in the round, including leaders from TikTok, Snapchat, Equinox, Summer Fridays and others.

Jared Stein, a colleague from Monogram, joined the Olipop board as part of a $30 million round and explained, “Today’s consumers are increasingly focused on lower-sugar alternatives that don’t sacrifice taste and include functional benefits such as enhanced gut and immune health…We believe strongly in this mission and are excited to amplify our partnership to bring much-needed innovation and functional health benefits to a traditional soda offering that is so ripe in its need for better-for-you alternatives.”

Olipop is one of seven emerging brands in the newly created Alliance to Control Excessive Sugar.

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Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court. The Women’s Tennis Association ranked her singles world No. 1 on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017.

Serena is not only a star on the tennis court, but also a rockstar within the startup and business community. A few of her investments include: healthcare company Hued, education technology platform Fiveable, recipe start-up Foody and Indonesian coffee chain Kopi Kenangan, now considered a unicorn. Within the month of December and January, Williams has backed at least two start-ups.

In December, the company participated in a $4m seed round for Kiira, a technology-enabled healthcare provider that aims to address the needs of young multicultural women with a virtual care mobile app and personalised data-driven insights.

Williams is also a board member of Poshmark and Momentive. This month, she signed on as board adviser to Sorare. Sorare is a fantasy game of football, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. The game uses blockchain technology based on Ethereum and was developed in 2018 by Nicolas Julia and Adrien Montfort.

The company has increased its trading amount to from $7m in 2020 to $325m in 2021.

“NFTs have the potential to be a powerful tool for bringing equity and investment to women’s sports.  I’m excited to start working alongside … the team because they understand the relationship between athletes and fans unlike anyone else in the category, and I believe Sorare will be setting the culture and tone of the future of sports entertainment,” Williams said.


Comcast is doubling the amount of spending for programming Peacock’s streaming this year to more than $ 3 billion as it seeks to support acquisitions, with plans to increase content spending to $5 billion in the coming years. Comcast’s CFO, Michael Cavanagh, said that some of the increase in spend would be “incremental” and some “will be a reallocation from linear programming”.

Comcast has changed its strategy for Peacock to focus on persuading subscribers to offer its mid-range ads, which include premium content, instead of the pure AVOD service and the SVOD ad-free version.

“While the timing of when Peacock breaks even may be pushed out from where we originally expected, we believe pursuing a dual revenue stream is the right strategy to create long-term value,” said Cavanagh.

NBCUniversal CEO, Jeff Shell, said that “Peacock is not a separate business” from Comcast’s overall TV offering but an “extension” of it, based on the same “dual revenue stream” of subscription and advertising. Cavanagh said Comcast’s international strategy for Peacock would focus on service provider partnerships, including the launch of Sky, with Italy, the United Kingdom and Germany. In addition to the key areas, which he said account for almost 70% of the addressable market. Cavanagh also added the focus will be on “partnerships and on a bespoke country-by-country basis of expanding internationally”.

Peacock monthly active accounts in the US reached 24.5 million at year-end.


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Jack Sweeney, a 19-year-old Florida resident, declined an offer of $5,000 from Elon Musk to delete his Twitter account, which monitors billionaires’ private jets.

“Can you take this down?,” Musk asked Sweeney. “It’s a security risk.”

ElonJet has more than 150,000 followers and uses a robot developed by Sweeney to control Musks’ journeys. The source will then tweet when and where the plane will fly or land, and the duration of each trip.This college student has created about ten other flying bot accounts that follow the journeys of high-tech titans, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO are finally offering the teenager $ 5,000 to stop the “crazy people” from watching Musk’s flights. Sweeney responded with a request for $50,000 and said he could use the money for college and possibly Tesla (TSLA) Model 3. The last message exchange was Wednesday, Jan. 19, when Musk said it didn’t feel right “to pay to shut this down.”

Sweeney said he has been a SpaceX fan since the first launch of Falcon Heavy in 2018. His father worked for the airline, which sparked his interest in aviation. Sweeney offered Musk some technical advice and told the billionaire about a blocking program he could use to combat flight tracking programs…What would you do if you were Musk?


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