Sext and the City
Up and Comers
Because it’s apparently very important to find the scientific reason why today’s whippersnappers just won’t stop sexting each other, Belgian researchers have determined there’s a link between watching music videos and sending sexy messages.
The study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, set out to determine whether there was a link, amongst adolescents, between sexting and the consumption of sexualized media—specifically music videos and porn.
Kids These Days
Remember John Meyer, the 19-year-old tech pro we profiled back in May? When we hung out with Mr. Meyer at his coworking space — where he was rigorously working toward the launch of his news app, Fresco — he said he was debating leaving school to pursue his startup full-time. Well, now he has.
Mr. Meyer announced he was leaving New York University earlier this month on Medium, in a blog post titled “I am leaving a top tier university.” It’s now been viewed tens of thousands of times. We grabbed coffee yesterday with Mr. Meyer around Union Square — where he’s just signed a lease on an apartment, now that he can’t live in NYU’s dorms anymore — to learn more about his decision to leave school, and where his startup is headed next.
For any parent who’s dreamed of their precious little Kale, Khaleesi or Katniss growing up to become a startup billionaire one day, this new board game’s for you.
In StartUp, released July 31, players compete to take their burgeoning companies from launch date to the opening of a corporate headquarters, a press release said.