Brexit Vote Sends Pound to 31-Year Low, Pummeling Markets

PlayMarkets in turmoil in wake of 'Brexit'; Wall Street is jittery Facebook Twitter Google Plus Embed Markets in turmoil in wake of 'Brexit'; Wall Street is jittery 1:53 LONDON — Stock markets crashed, oil prices tumbled and the pound fell to a 31-year low on Friday as Britain's unprecedented vote to leave the European Union shocked investors and dragged the region, the world's largest economic bloc, into a new era of uncertainty. Investors rushed to dump European shares as soon as markets opened, following earlier drops in Asia, and Wall Street was set to fall sharply amid concerns about the economic consequences of the vote. The move could drain confidence among companies and business in Britain and the wider EU.

Real-time crash reporting tool Sentry grabs $9 million from NEA & Accel

Sentry, a real-time crash reporting tool for web, mobile and games, has come a long way from its roots as an internal tool used at the blog comment hosting service Disqus. The startup has since been adopted by a number of big names in the tech industry, including Square, Stripe, Dropbox, Opera, Uber, Airbnb, Postmates, and others. And now it has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by NEA. Accel also participated in the new round, which will be used to continue to rapidly grow the business, as well as for hiring.

J.K. Rowling, Zayn, Lin-Manuel Miranda and other celebrities had a lot of feelings about 'Brexit'

For better or for worse, history was made when nearly 52 percent of residents in the UK cast a vote in favor of leaving the European Union. The "Brexit" has elicited a wide range of responses from folks all over the world. Many celebrities—like Lindsay Lohan—were vocal about encouraging their fans and followers to vote to leave or remain. Now that results are in and Prime Minister David Cameron has officially announced his resignation, celebrities have used Twitter to express their mixed feelings about the news:

Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid, AngelList partner to back “mission-driven” startups

During the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2016) at Stanford University today, AngelList, the equity fundraising platform, and activist Shiza Shahid announced a partnership to form a fund called NOW Ventures that will back what they’re calling “mission-driven” startups. That’s the latest label for businesses that want to make a positive social and environmental impact, while generating profits. These startups have been previously known as for-profit for good companies, world positive or social ventures, and double- or triple-bottom line businesses.

Camp Google+: Summer Program for Teens Kicks Off in Cyber Space

Makers Camp on Google+, launched by Make magazine, is a summer program for teens offering daily building projects to "make" just about anything. The 30-day program kicked off July 16 and runs weekdays through August 24. "We've created the online summer camp experience that we wanted to do physically, but that wasn't practical," Dale Dougherty, founder and publisher of Make magazine, told Mashable. "We want to encourage teens to use the summer to make things, so we're bringing in people who can demonstrate interesting projects."

Worried About Elder Financial Abuse? How to Protect Your Parents

As your parents get older, roles sometimes reverse. You may find you now need to care for your aging parents, especially when it comes to managing and protecting their finances. Elder financial abuse is a growing concern among seniors and their adult children. Sometimes family members and caretakers are the culprits. Just one financial scam can cost the average senior about $30,000 — a big hit for any nest egg. So how can you protect your parents' finances? Here are five ways to help.

YouTube can still win the livestreaming war

YouTube, sounding a little miffed that House representatives were live streaming their sit-in using Periscope and Facebook Live, reminded its community that it has been offering live streaming on its site since 2011, “before it was cool,” the company snarked in a series of announcements emerging from this week’s VidCon event. That may be true, but a single-purpose apps like Periscope are easier to use, which aided in its adoption. It caters to those who want more of a push-button experience: click to go live. YouTube, now scrambling to catch up, says it will update its mobile application so that the ability to go live will be baked right in.

Costco's switch from Amex to Visa is off to a rocky start

Costco switched from Amex to Visa, and it's not going well. Outraged customers vented on social media Wednesday about problems with their new Costco (COST) credit cards. They complained that they couldn't open their new accounts and couldn't pay existing balances that were transferred to the new cards. The switch was supposed to be automatic and seamless. The new card was touted as a plus for customers when it was first announced, since it offers a more generous cash-back program than the American Express (AXP) version did

What UK startups make of the shocking Brexit vote

But today founders in the U.K. have been grappling with the nightmare made real after the public voted in a national referendum by 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the EU. Shock, disbelief and disappointment were common sentiments among the startups TechCrunch spoke to, many of which had scrambled emergency meetings to consider their immediate steps in the face of a seismic shift in the political and economic landscape of both the U.K. and the European region as a whole.

Lindsay Lohan blesses Twitter with her opinions about Brexit

Lindsay Lohan: actress, singer, paparazzi magnet and ... expert in British politics? Yes, the star is all riled up about the vote on Britain's membership in the European Union, known as the Brexit vote, and she is letting everyone know about it. SEE ALSO: The 'Brexit' referendum and 'Game of Thrones' aren't all that different Sunderland was the first region to vote for Britain to leave the EU. Lohan, it turns out, found nothing "fetch" about the situation. (Fetch. It's like slang.)