Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things.

Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.


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Scientists Create a Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

Harry Potter fans rejoice (or not…I don’t know your life). A real-life invisibility cloak has finally been created! Yesterday, a group of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab published an article in the journal ...


I Got Chills Watching the Pokemon GO Trailer

When it comes to covering the things of childhood nostalgia at Tech.Co, I’m obviously the guy to go to. Hence, when the Pokémon Company announced Pokémon GO – a smartphone game for both iOS and Android that mimics the old-school gaming styles of classic...


Cheese, Taco, and Middle Finger Emoji in iOS 9.1

Back in June, we were much excite when we found out that the Unicode Consortium – the overlords responsible for creating emoji on our smartphones – announced the creation of new emoji to Unicode 8.0. Previewing things like a block of cheese, a turkey,...


Are These the Top 50 Startup Failures of All Time?

Anywhere between 70 and 90 percent of all startups eventually fail – it’s a sad fact, but it’s a reality that has to be accepted before you jump into this career path. Some, however, fail bigger than others; big-profile startup failures where companies have...