Here’s a good one if you like to start your morning with a good case of the shivers: According to the Omaha World-Herald, there is a local radio station blasting midcentury easy listening classics over the high plains. The funny thing is, it doesn’t have commercials or DJs, and the FCC can’t seem to find the station’s physical location, or its owner.
Yesterday’s news about Loosecubes closing caught the New York tech scene by surprise. The company, one of the early movers in shared office space, just raised $7.8 million in venture funding back in June. They’d been a little quiet in recent months, and the coworking business is a competitive one, but no one figured Loosecubes was on the fast track to the deadpool. It was the kind of company that even non-techies easily understood and appreciated.
So the sudden shutdown, besides bumming out fans, left two nagging questions: What went wrong? And where did all that venture capital go? When we called, Loosecubes’ office number had already been disconnected. An email to their press team returned only a canned response from cofounder Anna Thomas: