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Beyond Amazon and Alibaba: what’s next for e-commerce?

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Yesterday’s “plastics” are today’s crypto tokens

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Taxes in the gig economy

| August 20, 2017 | 0 Comments




 The first generation of gig economy contractors is essentially riding shotgun as an entirely new industry defines itself. While they enjoy flexibility and a convenient way to supplement a primary income, they also must act as guinea pigs uncovering the shortcomings of the industry’s support network. One issue in particular has become a clear gap for gig economy workers: taxes. Read More


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Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

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Uber’s design director on what it took to redesign a global product

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Female founders take charge in Vietnam

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments




 The first time Huong Tran pitched a group of Vietnamese investors on Epomi, a beauty retail startup she founded in 2014, she was shocked by their reaction. “They told me that women are too emotional to run a business and they don’t like investing in them,” she said. “This was one of the leading international VC firms in Vietnam—I didn’t expect this.”… Read More


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Netflix should be afraid of Disney’s OTT play

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Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy

| August 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




 We humans use machines as tools — and the advent of AI doesn’t change this. “Machines aren’t rational,” argues Hilary Mason, implying that there are many more important things for us to worry about than an imminent singularity. Read More


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Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

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Peru is on a bid to catch up with its innovative Latin American neighbors

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 For the past decade the Peruvian economy has been one of the fastest moving in the region — but it’s apparent Peru’s technology ecosystem is still in its infancy. Economically driven by mining, Peru invests just 0.08 percent of its GDP in innovation. By comparison, Chile invests 0.37 percent. Yet Peru refuses to be left behind. Read More


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Teaching startups the art of the sale

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 After building a product, the hardest test a startup faces is finding the first five to ten customers who are willing to bet on you when no one has heard of your company and when your product has yet to be battle-tested.  Read More


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How SoftBank’s $100B fund is in a league all its own

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The new wave of Brazilian SaaS innovators

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 The SaaS market in Brazil is booming. It mirrors the rapid adoption of SaaS as the dominant cloud computing type in a global public cloud services market that’s forecast to reach more than $122B in 2017. Earlier this year, we embarked on an inaugural survey of more than 400 executives of Brazil-based SaaS companies. Here are some of the most interesting things we learned. Read More


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The evolution of machine learning

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Major tech companies have actively reoriented themselves around AI and machine learning: Google is now “AI-first,” Uber has ML running through its veins, and internal AI research labs keep popping up.
They’re pouring resources and attention into convincing the world that the machine intelligence revolution is arriving now. They tout deep learning, in particular, as the… Read More


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Markets are strong, but big startup M&A deals just aren’t happening

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 Public markets are riding high, and many big tech acquirers are flush with cash. However, it’s a very dull year for big acquisitions of private technology companies. The unicorn M&A scene looks particularly sluggish and valuation-challenged: seven months into 2017 and we’ve seen just one big unicorn M&A deal. But it’s not just the unicorn space where big deals… Read More


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What you should know about AI

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Addressing unjust US surveillance policies

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Is the US Supreme Court decision regarding uniforms worth cheering for?

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VCs love insurance, even if you don’t

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Why the future of deep learning depends on finding good data

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments




In the second part of our “A Mathless Guide to Neural Networks”, we’ll take a look at why high-quality, labeled data is so important, where it comes from, how it’s used, and what solutions our eager-to-learn machines can expect in the near-term future. Read More


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Tech’s 5 biggest players now worth $3 trillion

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The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns)

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 It’s been said that augmented/virtual reality is the fourth wave of consumer technology, and that AR could become much bigger than VR. But AR itself is not one giant wave, it’s a set of four big ones: mobile AR software, mobile AR hardware, tethered smartglasses and standalone smartglasses. These four waves could drive AR to more than a billion users and $83 billion by 2021. Read More


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It’s 2017, and women still aren’t being funded equally

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Broadly, the venture capital industry is thriving. But still, too often, women seeking funding are left out of the boom because of hidden biases, sexism and a general unawareness. Because of this — and recent reports of incredibly low-brow behavior among high-profile investors — it is more important than ever to understand where women founders stand when fundraising. Read More


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Does Silicon Valley have a moral responsibility to stop developing robots?

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments




Should Silicon Valley exercise its moral authority to stop developing this job-killing technology? Andrew McAfee, author of “The Second Machine Age” and the just published “Machine, Platform, Crowd” says absolutely not. Over the next fifty years the economy will become “massively automated”, but at the same time society will have had half a century to… Read More


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A farm shouldn’t be a factory

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments




 A shift to technologically driven organic farming practices could save our topsoils, lessen our dependence on synthetics and even capture 100% of today’s CO2 emissions. Read More


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VCs determined to replace your job keep AI’s funding surge rolling in Q2

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The decentralization of startup building

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Behind the scenes with Tezos, a new blockchain upstart

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




 With a whopping $200m raised (at current btc and eth prices) Tezos breaks all Initial Coin Offering records to date. That’s saying something given over $1 billion dollars has gone into ICOs (Kickstarters on steroids) in 2017. Exuberance, of the irrational variety, perhaps–but that doesn’t mean there is no real value underpinning some of the projects raising funds, or in… Read More


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Curious to crack the neural code? Listen carefully

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Tomorrow’s powerful brain interfaces will look like today’s earbuds Read More


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Converging consumer values in China and the U.S. are creating millennials without borders

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Marketers love slicing and dicing by region: APAC, NorAm, LatAm, MENA, ANZ, etc.  But what if the best way to slice is no longer by geography, but by age? Marketers may need to geo-locate for one-off campaigns, but as technology adoption influences our daily routines, forward-thinking entrepreneurs and investors can look to how generations across geographies are more similar than different… Read More


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