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1 week ago

VC meets the land of opportunity

The wave of venture capital interest in geographies other than Silicon Valley has been building momentum over the past 5+ years. If you measure capital flow by ... See more

The broadened geographic focus of VCs for marketing purposes and FOMO is not adequately capturing the real narrative.

1 week ago

App spending to reach $270B by 2025, new forecast predicts

https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/22/app-spending-to-reach-270b-by-2025-new-forecast-predicts/

A new market forecast predicts app spending will reach $270 billion by the year 2025, including paid downloads, in-app purchases and subscriptions. According to data from Sensor Tower, in-app ... See more

3 weeks ago

Lawmakers Take Aim at Insidious Digital ‘Dark Patterns’

A new California law prohibits efforts to trick consumers into handing over data or money. A bill in Washington state copies the language.

A new California law prohibits efforts to trick consumers into handing over data or money. A bill in Washington state copies the language.

1 month ago

Bitcoin Investors May Lose Everything, Central Banker Warns

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-29/bitcoin-investors-may-lose-everything-central-banker-warns

Bitcoin investors need to be prepared to “lose all their money,” European Central Bank governing council member Gabriel Makhlouf said, the latest warning from a central banker on the ... See more

1 month ago

The World’s First Robot Chef Is Finally Here, and It Even Cleans Up After Itself

https://robbreport.com/gear/electronics/moley-robotics-robot-kitchen-uk-for-sale-1234590791/

The Moley Robotic Kitchen will come pre-programmed with over 5,000 recipes.

1 month ago

Holographic startup Envisics partners with Panasonic to fast-track in-car AR tech

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/08/holographic-startup-envisics-partners-with-panasonic-to-fast-track-in-car-ar-tech/

Envisics founder and CEO Dr. Jamieson Christmas launched the startup three years ago to “revolutionize” the in-car experience with its holographic technology. Now, it has a partner that could ... See more

1 month ago

The 100 greatest innovations of 2020

https://www.popsci.com/story/technology/best-of-whats-new-2020/

2020’s year’s top innovations include next-gen gaming consoles, a rapid COVID test, comfy jeans tailored by a computer, and a contact tracing initiative that united two tech giants.

1 month ago

What to expect from European Private Equity in 2021

https://www.privateequityinternational.com/what-to-expect-from-european-private-equity-in-2021/

New EU rules on ESG, corporate carve-outs and higher taxes driving dealflow could dominate the European private equity scene this year.

1 month ago

Quibi Is Dead, but Roku May Resurrect Its Content

The failed streaming company led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman is in talks with Roku about a ... See more

The failed streaming company led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman is in talks with Roku about a deal.

1 month ago

U.S. Jobs Recovery Falters as Virus Surge Snaps Hiring Streak

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-08/u-s-jobs-recovery-faltered-in-december-amid-virus-surge

The U.S. labor market lost jobs in December for the first time in eight months, reflecting a plunge in restaurant employment that highlights how surging coronavirus infections are taking a greater ... See more

1 month ago

A Tiny Hedge Fund Just Made History by Turning Into an ETF

https://www.bloomberg.co.jp/news/articles/2021-01-08/QMKKUNT0G1KZ01?srnd=cojp-v2

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1 month ago

California Deaths Hit Record as U.S. Cases Soar, Japan Has New Variant; U.K. Vaccine Plan on ... See more

Japan has found a variant of the coronavirus similar to strains discovered in Britain and South Africa. The U.K. is on course to meet its target for vaccines, but faces pressure on the health service ... See more

2 months ago

No End in Sight for Blank-Check Firms After Year of the SPAC

There’s no stopping the SPAC, which emerged from obscurity to seemingly take over finance in 2020.

Special purpose acquisition ... See more

There’s no stopping the SPAC, which emerged from obscurity to seemingly take over finance in 2020.

2 months ago

As the United States entered its first wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, there were wide expectations in startup land that a reckoning had arrived. But the expected comeuppance of high-burn, high-growth ... See more

If you didn’t think much about seed in 2020, you’re not alone. Late, huge rounds consumed most of the media’s oxygen, leaving smaller startups to compete for scraps of attention.

2 months ago

Group Nine Media — which owns Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, Seeker and PopSugar — is the latest company to form a SPAC, according to a filing with the SEC.

These blank-check corporations, as ... See more

Group Nine Media — which owns Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, Seeker and PopSugar — is the latest company to form a SPAC, according to a filing with the SEC. These blank-check corporations, as ... See more

2 months ago

The definitive ranking of streaming services as we head into 2021

https://www.fastcompany.com/90589589/the-definitive-ranking-of-streaming-services-as-we-head-into-2021

Now that Netflix has a full slate of competitors, where does it stand compared with Disney Plus, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV Plus, and Peacock?

2 months ago

The 100 greatest innovations of 2020

2020’s year’s top innovations include next-gen gaming consoles, a rapid COVID test, comfy jeans tailored by a computer, and a contact tracing initiative that united two tech giants.

2 months ago

The Work-From-Home Boom Is Here to Stay. Get Ready for Pay Cuts

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-12-17/work-from-home-tech-companies-cut-pay-of-workers-moving-out-of-big-cities

White-collar workers are taking advantage of a newfound flexibility to leave expensive coastal cities, even as companies move to “localize” their pay.

2 months ago

Bitcoin Crushes Doubters as 224% Rally Proves It’s Here to Stay

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-24/one-asset-that-changed-investors-minds-in-2020-is-bitcoin

The original cryptocurrency again had commentators eating their words in 2020.

2 months ago

Uber Sells Flying Taxi Division to Joby in Broader Retrenchment

Uber Technologies Inc. is selling off its flying taxi division to Joby Aviation and investing in the startup, marking the second time ... See more

Uber Technologies Inc. is selling off its flying taxi division to Joby Aviation and investing in the startup, marking the second time this week Uber abandoned a side project as it aims to turn a ... See more

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