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The World Series MVP may have never played baseball if not for a chance game of catch with a future big leaguer when he was 8 years old

George Springer is now a World Series MVP thanks to Torii Hunter. David J. Phillip/AP George Springer is your 2018 World Series MVP after hitting five home runs over the course of the seven game series. Springer is now a seasoned pro, but he might’ve never made it to the majors if not for a chance encounter with Torii Hunter. …

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Here are some of the Russian Facebook ads meant to divide the US and promote Trump

An ad from a Russia-linked account on Facebook run during the 2016 presidential election. US House Intelligence Committee Congress released some of the Facebook ads linked to Russian operatives in the run-up to last year’s presidential election, and they reveal a concerted effort to divide the US and vilify Hillary Clinton. The ads targeted different cross-sections of the US population …

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TransferWise raises $280 million from Old Mutual and IVP at $1.6 billion valuation

TransferWise’s founders Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Kaarmann. TransferWise TransferWise raises $280 million at valuation said to be around $1.6 billion. Asset manager Old Mutual Global Investors and Silicon Valley VC IVP lead the round. The money will be used to fund expansion in Asia. LONDON — International money transfer service TransferWise has raised $280 million (£211.2 million) from asset manager …

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10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, FB, GOOG, MSFT)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Facebook crushed its third-quarter earnings but warned investors that future profitability will be impacted by increased investments in security. The social network grew its daily active users to 1.37 billion, a 50 million user increase from the previous quarter. 2. Apple …

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MLB legend David Ortiz had a fantastic reaction to seeing Carlos Correa propose to his girlfriend after winning the World Series

Fox Sports 1 Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend while being interviewed after winning the World Series. Daniella Rodriguez, Miss Texas USA, said yes. David Ortiz was watching live and for once seemed at a loss for words. It is rare to see Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz at a loss for words, but that is exactly what happened …

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Meet the world's 10 most powerful women

Angela Merkel is still the most powerful woman in the world. AP/Jens Meyer Forbes released its annual 2018 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. The rankings are based on money, media presence, influence, and impact. Melinda Gates is the most powerful American woman to make the list. Angela Merkel is still the most powerful woman in the world. The German …

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UPDATE: 2 people dead, 1 injured in Walmart shooting in Colorado

Police officers respond to the Walmart shooting in Thornton, Colorado.Twitter/@MicahGrimesv Police in Colorado said at least two people were killed and one person was injured after a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton, Colorado, on Wednesday night. The Thornton Police Department confirmed the shooting on its Twitter account. The Thornton Police Department also said on its Twitter account that the …

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A grade school backed by Mark Zuckerberg is closing its Silicon Valley location after spending $40 million a year

Darren Weaver A new kind of school crafted by the minds and wallets of Silicon Valley influencers is struggling. AltSchool, an educational software developer and network of “micro-schools” with nine locations in California and New York, is shuttering at least one location and is scaling back its ambitious plans for expansion, according to a new report in Bloomberg. Max Ventilla, …

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