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China created a new tech unicorn every 3.8 days last year

February 5th, 2019 at 1:50 am » Comments Off

The pace of billion-dollar startup creation slowed markedly in China in 2018’s final quarter as the country’s largest tech startups shored up their dominance and the economy decelerated. China spawned 97 unicorns last year with a combined valuation of 1.2 trillion yuan ($178 billion) across sectors from consumer internet to online shopping and electric vehicles, […]

Dread selling yourself? This hot new freelance trend may be your answer

February 5th, 2019 at 1:40 am » Comments Off

Jody Greenstone Miller, co-founder and CEO of Business Talent Group, has teamed up with global search firm Heidrick & Struggles to bring indie talent to big companies. One of the biggest challenges for freelancers is winning new business. Even the most experienced pros often dread pitching new clients to win projects—a job that was often […]

More start-ups have an unfamiliar message for Venture Capitalists: Get lost

January 20th, 2019 at 1:43 pm » Comments Off

From left, Mara Zepeda, Aniyia Williams, Astrid Scholz and Jennifer Brandel of Zebras Unite. The group encourages a more ethical industry with greater gender and racial diversity. On a sunny Saturday morning in New York a few months ago, a group of 50 start-up founders gathered in the dank basement of a Lower East Side […]

The ‘Right to Repair ‘ movement is gaining ground and could hit manufacturers hard

January 19th, 2019 at 9:33 am » Comments Off

The EU and at least 18 U.S. states are considering proposals that address the impact of planned obsolescence by making household goods sturdier and easier to mend. European Union member states are this week voting on dishwasher efficiency and repair. If that sounds as dull as, well, dishwater, then you need to consider the last […]

What Honeywell’s Ecommerce platform means for blockchain in aviation

January 15th, 2019 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

  Honeywell recently announced the launch of its online buying and selling platform for new and used aircraft parts. Not only are online transactions in this space extremely rare, but Honeywell is also doing something even more uncommon: using blockchain technology. According to Lisa Butters, who leads the Honeywell Aerospace venture, “Currently, less than 2.5 […]

CANVAS Technology unveils world’s first completely autonomous self-driving cart

January 14th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Autonomous cars are still a long way away from replacing human drivers on the road. But make no mistake: Intelligent, highly adaptable self-driving robots are here — and CANVAS Technology is leading the way. CANVAS has been on our radar for a while. The Boulder-based robotics company launched in stealth mode more than two years […]

At least 15 central banks are serious about getting into digital currency

December 26th, 2018 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

Digital cash may soon start replacing the physical kind. The market for digital currency is down, but it’s certainly not out. Even if private cryptocurrencies are falling in popularity, it appears likely we are headed toward an era of national digital currencies that are backed by central banks. Central banks are the institutions that set […]

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt listed the ’3 big failures’ he sees in tech startups today

December 9th, 2018 at 2:36 am » Comments Off

Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, gave the Centre for Entrepreneurs lecture in London this week. In a draft of the speech, seen by Business Insider, Schmidt outlined what he sees as the three big market failures holding back tech entrepreneurship today. He said tech startups need to be more diverse, less product driven, […]

Everyone is on drugs

December 6th, 2018 at 1:06 pm » Comments Off

The Psychopharmacology of everyday life. Everyone is on drugs. I don’t mean the old-fashioned, illegal kind, but the kind made by pharmaceutical companies that come in the form of pills. As a psychoanalyst, I’ve listened to people through the screen of their daily doses; and I’ve listened to them without it. Their natural rhythms certainly […]

This map shows the largest employer in every state

December 5th, 2018 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

This Map Shows the Largest Employer in Every State. Take a look at this map. What’s the first thing that catches your eye? If your reaction was “Wow, Walmart controls A LOT of the country,” you’d be right. This map shows the largest private employer in every state in the U.S., and Walmart is tops […]

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