What happens if a pandemic hits?
What happens if a COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic hits? What will the repercussions be if the virus spreads worldwide? How will it change how we live, work, socialize and travel? Don’t get all disaster-movie here. Some people seem to have the notion that a pandemic will mean shutting down borde… ... See more
S. Korea on Alert; Japan Passenger Turns Positive: Virus Update
South Korea raised its infectious-disease alert to the highest level after the number of cases in the country increased 10-fold in four days.
SoftBank-Backed Brandless Shutters Less Than 2 Years After Investment
Brandless Inc., a direct-to-consumer personal care and packaged goods company, is closing down. Brandless will stop taking orders and cut about 70 employees, less than two years after SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund said it would invest $240 million in the startup. ... See more
AI May Not Kill Your Job—Just Change It
Don't fear the robots, according to a report from MIT and IBM. Worry about algorithms replacing any task that can be automated.
Fed Warns Virus Poses ‘New Risk’ to Global Growth, Markets
The Federal Reserve Board said that the coronavirus outbreak presented a “new risk” to the economic outlook for the U.S. and warned of disruptions in global markets.
Forget the Cybertruck: This is the most important Tesla product no one is talking about
Though CEO Elon Musk launched Tesla’s version of insurance last fall to little fanfare, it could have a major impact.
The 20 biggest growth trends all entrepreneurs need to watch in 2020
Read Business Insider's exclusive roundup of the most important trends for entrepreneurs in the coming year
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