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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 […]



Impulse-Buying: How technology is making it easier than ever to spend money

December 2nd, 2018 at 5:03 am » Comments Off

As household debt rises, so too are online innovations that aim to turn your wants and needs into stuff with minimal interruption. So how can we bring mindfulness back to buyer psychology? This year, Slide 101 of Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends Report has a simple message: “Making Ends Meet = Difficult.” The bad news […]



Virgin Trains USA to start running through Florida

November 26th, 2018 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Brightline’s Miami-West Palm Beach link will be rebranded in 2019 Sir Richard Branson is extending his rail empire across the Atlantic. Virgin Group has announced that it will take a minority share in Brightline, a start-up train operator in Florida. Brightline launched express services earlier this year from Miami via Fort Lauderdale to West Palm […]



Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that’s a problem.

November 25th, 2018 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Bags of marijuana sit on shelves in a building at the Los Suenos Farms facility in Avondale, Colorado, on Feb. 25, 2016. (Matthew Staver / Bloomberg) Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although […]



Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

November 20th, 2018 at 11:48 am » Comments Off

Trades Union Congress concerned over tech being used to control and micromanage. Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security. UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in […]



GM is getting into the electric bike business

November 8th, 2018 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

General Motors said it plans to bring two new electric bikes to market next year — one folding and one compact — as the automaker makes a broader push into electrification and other ideas that try to move beyond its traditional business model of producing and selling gas-power vehicles. The automaker didn’t have a lot […]



Why are robotics companies dying?

November 6th, 2018 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Rethink Robotics shuttered its doors and closed for good on October 4, 2018. For many casual observers the collapse of a much-celebrated company, founded by preeminent artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and minor celebrity Rodney Brooks was a surprise. To others it’s just the latest indication of the trouble in robotics land. According to the company, […]



55% of America’s billion dollar startups have an immigrant founder

November 2nd, 2018 at 8:53 am » Comments Off

Uber logo seen on a car door in Kiev, Ukraine. Garrett Camp, an immigrant from Canada, is one of Uber’s founders. (Photo by Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) What would America lose if we blocked refugees and family-sponsored and employment-based immigrants from coming to the United States? For starters, we would likely lose more […]



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