First-time leaders need to stick to these 4 truths to succeed
Sixty percent of all new managers fail within the first 24 months of their new position. Here’s how to not have that happen to you.
Mojo Vision is putting an augmented reality screen on a contact lens
Mojo Vision is revealing a smart contact lens with a built-in display that lets you view augmented reality images on a tiny screen.
Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service
Joby Aviation has raised a $590 million Series C round of funding, including $394 million from lead investor Toyota Motor Corporation, the company announced today. Joby is in the process of developing an electric air taxi service, which will make use of in-house developed electric vertical take-off.... ... See more
Amazon partners with thousands of mom-and-pop stores in India
Neighborhood stores dot tens of thousands of cities, towns and villages in India. They have survived — and thrived, despite — retail giants’ billions of investment in the country. Now, Amazon is beginning to embrace them. Amazon said on Saturday it has partnered with thousands of neighb… ... See more
As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own
Continuing our irregular surveys of the public markets, two things happened this week that are worth our time. First, a third domestic technology company — Alphabet — passed the $1 trillion market capitalization threshold. And, second, software as a service (SaaS) stocks reached record … ... See more
Toyota is building a tiny utopian prototype city filled with people, robots and AI
Toyota researches and tests robotics, material science, automated driving and alternative fuel technology in labs all around the world. Now the automaker is trying a new and far more ambitious project: build a prototype city on a 175-acre site at the foot of Mount Fugi in Japan, where people will l.... ... See more
Sony just announced a car
Today at CES 2020, Sony unveiled a car. I’m surprised too. There are very few details about the Sony Vision-S sedan at this time. We’ll get more once we can see it on the show floor. According to the press account, Sony partnered with industry leaders to build this prototype, including Bosch, Co... ... See more
The 14 most important design ideas of the decade, according to the experts
Designers and curators from Apple, Adobe, Pentagram, Wolff Olins, Cooper Hewitt, and more consider their industry’s legacy in the 2010s.
By 2023, the secondhand clothes market will double to $51 billion. Here’s why
How Poshmark, Depop, and the RealReal are making your closet more eco-friendly
As the Nasdaq sets new records, a reminder how highly valued tech stocks are today – TechCrunch
Today the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed at an all-time record high of 8,814.23, up 0.91% on the day. The Nasdaq is up more than 32% on the year. Turning the clock back, the Nasdaq Composite is up around 60% from the end of 2016. Compared to the anti-records set in 2009 during the doldrums that.... ... See more
World’s Best Hedge Fund Returns Are Found in Tiny Singapore
On most mornings, Chong Chin Eai starts his day with a jog through Singapore’s Botanic Gardens. After taking his son to school, he trades futures on his laptop at home until it’s time for lunch, after which he might have a massage or perhaps a nap. ... See more
The hottest housing markets of 2020 are far from the coasts
Home buyers next year are expected to flock to smaller, more affordable cities, according to Realtor.com.
100 greatest innovations of 2019: Best of What's New
This year saw the introduction of cars that can talk to other cars and traffic lights, a next-generation wireless network fast enough to replace cable-bound broadband, and a “meat” burger that could convince even the most bloodthirsty of carnivores to ditch beef. ... See more
Banks Are Cutting 75,700 Jobs Worldwide
Banks worldwide have announced major job cuts this year. Globally 75,700 jobs are reportedly being eliminated, with the most recent announcement coming from Italy’s largest bank. Unicredit has become the latest major bank to unveil layoff plans, joining Deutsche Bank, Santander, Commerzbank, HSBC,... ... See more
Back in April at our robotics event at UC Berkeley, Boston Dynamics head Marc Raibert showed off video of the company’s Spot robot in a number of different real world scenarios. Some, like construction and first responders, were familiar to anyone who has been following the company — and auto… ... See more
Here’s what happens when you decide to sell your startup
Whether you're a founder or just have equity, there's a bunch of stuff you need to know — stuff that you won't actually learn until you've been through it.
China Financial Warning Signs Are Flashing Almost Everywhere
From rural bank runs to surging consumer indebtedness and an unprecedented bond restructuring, mounting signs of financial stress in China are putting the nation’s policy makers to the test.
Japan wants foreign entrepreneurs, but what's missing?
For foreign entrepreneurs, Japan has never been the easiest place to launch a startup for a number of reasons, including its conservative corporate culture
These AI-powered swim goggles are the wave of the future
AI-powered wearable tech can help make swimming more interesting while tracking your laps for you.
LVMH to Buy Tiffany for $16 Billion in Largest Luxury-Goods Deal Ever
France’s richest man is adding the biggest jewel yet to his collection, as Bernard Arnault clinched a deal to buy Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion.