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LOLA just raised $24M for a subscription service that ships tampons, pads and now condoms

LOLA , a subscription service delivering tampons and pads, and now other products, including condoms, lubricant, and feminine cleansing wipes, has closed on $24 million in Series B funding. While the startup touts its products’ “100% organic” nature, it’s also well-received because of the customization offered and its direct-to-consumer nature. The new round of financing was led by private equity firm Alliance Consumer Growth (ACG), with support from existing investors Spark Capital, Lerer Hippeau and Brand Foundry Ventures. To date, LOLA has raised $11.2 million, from investors including also BBG Ventures, 14W, the founders of Warby Parker and Harry’s, Sweetgreen, Bonobos, and Insomnia Cookies. Celebs like  Serena Williams, Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, and Allison Williams have also invested. Launched in 2015, LOLA’s founders Alex Friedman and Jordana Kier had the idea to challenge industry giants, like Tampax and Playtex, with a 100% organic product. “We founded LOLA with a simple and seemingly obvious idea – as women, we shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to our reproductive health,” explains Kier. “Like most women, we’d been using the same feminine care products since we were teenagers. But when we found out that brands – including the same ones we were loyal to all those years – aren’t required to disclose exactly what’s in their products, it made us wonder: what’s in our tampon?” “If we care about everything else we put in our bodies, products for our reproductive health shouldn’t be any different,” she states. LOLA’s tampons, pads and liners are made only with organic cotton, not synthetic fibers, like those used mainstream brands. Nor do they contain fragrances or dyes. The nature of its products appeal to consumers – especially, young millennial women – who are more conscious of the chemicals in their products, as well as those who want to buy organic for the environmental benefits. That said, there’s  a bit of debate over how dangerous (or not) it is to use traditional feminine care products. Skeptics , including some  doctors , insist there’s no threat from conventional products. But even women not concerned with buying organic may find LOLA appealing because of its model.

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EA explains how tech advances and users’ embrace of subscriptions will soon let it profitably stream games from the cloud to any device you can watch…

Ian Sherr / CNET : EA explains how tech advances and users' embrace of subscriptions will soon let it profitably stream games from the cloud to any device you can watch Netflix on   —  Kyle Fujita is sitting across the room from me playing Titanfall 2.  He's running around the popular game's futuristic world and readying himself to gun down enemies.

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51% attacks on small coins like Zencash, Verge become feasible and profitable due to the growth of computing power available for rent for…

Alyssa Hertig / CoinDesk : 51% attacks on small coins like Zencash, Verge become feasible and profitable due to the growth of computing power available for rent for cryptocurrency mining   —  Monacoin, bitcoin gold, zencash, verge and now, litecoin cash.  —  At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit …

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Taiwan-based M17 Entertainment, maker of livestreaming and dating apps, delays NYSE debut after raising ~$60M in IPO roadshow, which was below the…

Mars Woo / DealStreetAsia : Taiwan-based M17 Entertainment, maker of livestreaming and dating apps, delays NYSE debut after raising ~$60M in IPO roadshow, which was below the $115M target   —  Taiwan-based M17 Entertainment, the parent company of Singapore's dating and networking app Paktor, has delayed its scheduled trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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Following China Labor Watch probe, Amazon admits its own audit found many workers were hired and paid illegally at a Foxconn factory that makes Kindle…

Gethin Chamberlain / The Guardian : Following China Labor Watch probe, Amazon admits its own audit found many workers were hired and paid illegally at a Foxconn factory that makes Kindle and Echo   —  US tech giant admits audit of Foxconn factory in Hengyang found irregularities  —  Amazon has admitted that thousands …

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After China Labor Watch probe, Amazon admits its own audit found many workers at a Foxconn factory that makes Kindles and Echos were hired and paid…

Gethin Chamberlain / The Guardian : After China Labor Watch probe, Amazon admits its own audit found many workers at a Foxconn factory that makes Kindles and Echos were hired and paid illegally   —  US tech giant admits audit of Foxconn factory in Hengyang found irregularities  —  Amazon has admitted that thousands of agency workers …

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Airbnb to pilot new Open Homes program in San Jose, CA that will let residents register as "standby" hosts for emergencies, attend in-person…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : Airbnb to pilot new Open Homes program in San Jose, CA that will let residents register as “standby” hosts for emergencies, attend in-person training, more   —  Airbnb — the travel startup that lets individuals rent out private homes or rooms in private homes to people as an alternative …

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Survey: 17% of business school graduates in the US are working in tech, compared to 12% in finance; in 2008, 20% worked in finance while 12% worked in…

Nathaniel Meyersohn / CNNMoney : Survey: 17% of business school graduates in the US are working in tech, compared to 12% in finance; in 2008, 20% worked in finance while 12% worked in tech   —  5 stunning stats on Amazon  —  Ten years after the financial crisis, Silicon Valley has replaced Wall Street as the place to be.

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EA is testing a multi-device game streaming service, announces Origin Access Premier, a $14.99/mo tier for its subscription program with access to all…

Laura Kate Dale / Kotaku UK : EA is testing a multi-device game streaming service, announces Origin Access Premier, a $14.99/mo tier for its subscription program with access to all new games   —  During EA's E3 press conference today, the company made a pair of small announcement about the future of how you'll be able to play their games.

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Some 3rd-party repair shops say they are seeing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices with audio chip problems that can lead to the phone getting stuck on the…

Jon Christian / Motherboard : Some 3rd-party repair shops say they are seeing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices with audio chip problems that can lead to the phone getting stuck on the boot screen   —  People who repair Apple products say that a grayed-out speaker icon is a symptom of “loop disease,” which can affect aging iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts over-the-top video revenue, which grew 15.2% in 2017 to $20.1B, will rise 12.2% this year and reach $30.6B by 2022…

Mike Farrell / Multichannel News : PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts over-the-top video revenue, which grew 15.2% in 2017 to $20.1B, will rise 12.2% this year and reach $30.6B by 2022   —  Study says international growth, original content will fuel increases  —  PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that over-the-top revenue …

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Quebec halts approvals for new cryptocurrency mining projects as Hydro Quebec struggles to fulfill 17K MW of new power demand without raising prices…

Allison Lampert / Reuters : Quebec halts approvals for new cryptocurrency mining projects as Hydro Quebec struggles to fulfill 17K MW of new power demand without raising prices for locals   —  MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's Quebec province said on Thursday it has halted approvals for new digital currency mining projects …

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