Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses. Sweatcoin monitors your physical activity through your smartphone or Apple Watch, then assigns reward points that can be spent at retailers including Graze and Fitbit. The company, which is based in London and launched in 2015, has just secured $5.7m (£4.1m) in funding from a number of venture capital firms. But the app has received mixed reviews and users are critical about the offers available. The firm says 1,000 verified steps earns 0.95 sweatcoin. Offers begin at 10 coins. Under the free membership model a maximum of five sweatcoins can be earned a day, which is equal to 5,000 steps. Upgrading to the next level of membership, where you can earn 10 sweatcoins a day, costs five coins a month. A total of 10,000 steps is the equivalent of almost five miles.The downside is that only … [Read more...] about Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tim Logan Globe Staff April 05, 2018 It looks like one of Boston’s most elegant hotels is going to get a thorough sprucing-up.A San Francisco-based private equity firm is investing in the Taj Boston hotel and plans a “major capital improvement project” to renovate the classic but faded Arlington Street landmark, a spokeswoman for the hotel’s current owners said. Financial terms were not disclosed, but records filed this week in Suffolk County indicate an arm of Iconiq Capital LLC — which manages money for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, among other tech-industry titans — bought a $190 million interest in the hotel, and then took out a $160 million mortgage on it. Advertisement That money could fuel long-planned upgrades to the Taj, which was formerly Boston’s first Ritz-Carlton. A group of investors that included … [Read more...] about Boston’s Taj hotel to get an overhaul, possibly with some of Mark Zuckerberg’s money
Going grocery shopping is one of those things we usually don't give much thought to. We grab our shopping list, choose our cart, walk around the store, pick out the food we want, pay, and leave. But in reality, every supermarket is a well-oiled machine, hell-bent on getting you to spend as much money as possible without even realizing it. They're got a few tricks up their sleeves to make sure that happens.For the 20 Ways Supermarkets Trick You Into Spending More Money gallery, click here.The typical supermarket sells more than 50,000 items, and getting them onto the shelves, keeping them in stock, and selling them before they expire can be a Herculean task. There's meat and the deli counter on one side, fresh fruit and vegetables on the other, bread in the corner, eggs and dairy in the back, and packaged goods taking up the shelf space in the middle. And while it might all look like chaos, the layouts are actually very scientific, and everything is where it is for a reason.For example, … [Read more...] about 20 ways supermarkets trick you into spending more money
There are a host of dream house raffles across the West this year, and a big winner in many of them appears to be a Seattle-based consultant.The raffles have the same concept — for a $150 ticket, get a chance to win a multi-million-dollar dream home. Although there are lesser prizes, the house is only given away if ticket sales hit a certain threshold.Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego has used consultant Neal Martin Zeavy to run its dream-house raffle at least since 2008. In the decade that he has run the event, the fundraiser has never sold enough tickets to result in a house give-away.Zeavy was paid $525,000 by the San Diego charity last year, according to the non-profit’s tax returns. For context, Charles Day — the San Diego charity’s president and CEO — received $224,985, the tax records show.Zeavy has helped run dream house raffles for at least five other nonprofits.Special Olympics Southern California has run a dream house raffle for eight … [Read more...] about Consultant makes money on ‘dream house’ raffles, even if nobody wins a home
Hey, I'm thinking of mining some cryptocurrencies with my zotac GTX 650 Ti using a new app I found, called NiceHash miner, to get some money to buy games and et cetera. Will my Corsair VS550 PSU deliver enough power to do so? If my electricity bill is 3000 INR monthly (I live in India), how much can it surge up to if I use this miner? Also, what is a rough estimate of the money I earn and is it profitable for me? Thanks, I'd appreciate some more details since I'm kinda new. … [Read more...] about How much money can I expepct to earn with NiceHash + GTX 650 Ti?