The office of the future is outdoors https://www.fastcompany.com/90628880/the-office-of-the-future-is-outdoors
Landlords and designers are adding more outdoor space to office buildings, so employees can actually work outside.
Home Prices Soar in Frenzied U.S. Market Drained of Supply https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-09/home-prices-soar-in-frenzied-u-s-market-drained-of-supply
Last year’s pandemic housing rush is now this year’s end-of-lockdown feeding frenzy.
How NFTs, DeFi and Web 3.0 are intertwined https://cointelegraph.com/news/how-nfts-defi-and-web-3-0-are-intertwined
Asset classes resulting from DeFi protocols, and NFTs supported by the Web 3.0 set of technologies, are the manifestation of the new digital era.
Coinbase’s Whipsaw Debut Takes It Past $100 Billion, Then Back https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-14/coinbase-tops-100-billion-value-in-landmark-for-cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. soared above a $112 billion valuation in its trading debut Wednesday, then slipped back below its opening price as Bitcoin fell from record highs and tech stocks fell across the board. ... See more
German firm develops eye-scanning app that can test for COVID-19 https://youtu.be/nHmBUZMakRQ
Semic RF, a firm based in Munich, Germany, is hoping to roll out a mobile app that can test for COVID by evaluating scans of the user's eyes.Watch CGTN LIVE ...
Connected Cannabis Co. raises $30 million to bring its designer weed strains to more states。 Connected Cannabis Co. was founded in 2009 and has since grown to become a leading cultivator of designer cannabis strains. Today, the company announced $30 million in debt and equity financing. This comes after the company raised a $25 million Series A in 2019. The new round was led by existing investors including Navy Capital and One Tower Group. Emerald Park Capital, an affiliate of Bryant Park Capital, and Presidio View Capital also participated. https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/14/connected-cannabis-co-raises-30-million-to-bring-its-designer-weed-strains-to-more-states/ ... See more
Connected Cannabis Co. was founded in 2009 and has since grown to become a leading cultivator of designer cannabis strains. Today, the company announced $30 million in debt and equity financing. This comes after the company raised a $25 million Series A in 2019. The new round was led by existing in.... ... See more
So you want to raise a Series A? https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/09/series-a-how-to/
Bucky Moore, a partner at Kleiner Perkins, gives founders tactical advice on the process of raising a Series A round.
Building the right team for a billion-dollar startup https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/09/how-to-build-the-right-team-for-a-billion-dollar-startup/
Bain Capital Ventures managing director Sarah Smith talks about how to ensure the critical early hires are the right ones to grow a business.
Elon Musk just shared a video of a monkey controlling Pong with his brain https://www.fastcompany.com/90623959/elon-musk-neuralink-monkey-pong-brain-video
This is the first time that Musk has shown off brain-chip company Neuralink’s work.
COVID-19 survivors may have higher risk of anxiety, depression, and neurological disorders. https://www.popsci.com/story/health/covid-19-brain-illnesses/
Scientists are still uncertain if COVID-19 has a biological connection to these later illnesses.
Behind the corporate bond market $10.5 trillion in debt "Bubble￼" https://youtu.be/CCmdmOr06pY
U.S. companies now face the highest levels of debt on record — more than $10.5 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve and the Securities Industry and Fin...
How African startups raised investments in 2020 https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/11/how-african-startups-raised-investments-in-2020/
The venture capital scene in Africa has consistently grown, with an influx of capital from local and international investors reaching unprecedented heights in recent years. To understand how much growth has occurred, African startups raised a meagre $400 million in 2015 compared to the $2 billion t.... ... See more
The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2021 https://www.fastcompany.com/90603436/the-worlds-most-innovative-companies-2021
Fast Company’s 2021 World’s Most Innovative Companies.
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 Twitter chatter alone, you may assume the tidal wave is about to break and checks are being doled out via T-shirt launchers repurposed from hockey games. https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/02/vc-meets-the-land-of-opportunity/ ... See more
The broadened geographic focus of VCs for marketing purposes and FOMO is not adequately capturing the real narrative.
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 spending will return to pre-pandemic levels of stable growth over the next few years, downloads will contin.... ... See more
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.
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 cryptocurrency. ... See more
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.
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 help it achieve that mission. The U.K.-based holographic technology startup said Friday it reac… ... See more
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.