The Trump administration has a major ask to make of big tech companies. In a meeting at the White House today, officials will ask Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM, among others, to make it easier for employees to do stints in the government. It’s a heavy lift, of course,
Last month, I received an invitation to participate in the “Startup Global Design Workshop” hosted by the White House Business Council and Business Forward. The organizations are working on bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and Washington. Currently,
Last week, Trump signed an executive order that enabled the federal government to prohibit U.S. companies from buying telecom equipment from foreign companies at their discretion. This week, the full damage began to feel apparent to China’s fastest-growing smartphone powerhouse, Huawei.
This week, the Equity duo of Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm convened to get some quick hits in about Slack’s WORK, Luckin Coffee and Sam Altman’s departure from Y Combinator. They then dug a bit deeper into the money around food: DoorDash and Sun Basket both raised this week.
Mark Zuckerberg has poured billions into his virtual reality dream, a new platform that Facebook owns. Facebook bought Oculus and has spent the last five years killing what it was and reinventing it as a Facebook-scale company. It has dumped most of the co-founders,
Living in a dense urban environment brings many startup-fuelled conveniences, be it near instant delivery of food — or pretty much whatever else you fancy — to a whole range of wheels that can be hopped on (or into) to whisk you around at the tap of an app.
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When it comes to public universities, the old adage “you get what you pay for” clearly does not apply. Leading public research universities have a track record of turning out successful graduates.
In this week's newsletter: Y Combinator has a new president, DoorDash raises $600M and startups go on acquisition sprees.
Pair Eyewear, the customizable glasses brand for kids, has today announced the close of a $1 million Seed round, with investors including Corigin Ventures, Outbound Ventures, Precursor Ventures, and Bolt Ventures. The company has a simple premise: Pair sells affordable glasses to children.
Gjemeni, pronounced Gemini, is a new furniture-on-demand service from founder Sean Pathiratne. The company offers decidedly tech-forward furniture that comes in a single box and can be assembled by anyone in a few minutes.
eBay today launched a new service to help users unload their old smartphones on its online marketplace. With eBay Instant Selling, as the service is called, consumers can list their device info, add images,
I think I've seen the magic kingdom and it's in India. The architecture, the animals, the colors, the life, the people, they all add up to create one of the most visually spectacular places in the entire world.
亚马逊Prime Air正在酝酿着一个重大举措。Prime Air是亚马逊的一个研究项目，希望使用无人机将包裹在30分钟内送至用户家中。这种举措与有关亚马逊在印度测试无人机送货服务的传闻没半点关系。
You may remember that there was once a company in Canada called RIM — no, really, that was its name — and this company made a product called the BlackBerry. The BlackBerry was a kind of precursor to the iPhone and was quite popular in the early 2000s. Peopled called them CrackBerries,
Last month, it was rumored that Samsung was going to pre-install some Microsoft software on its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. Today, with the launch of the S6 at Mobile World Congress 2015, those rumored proved true.
After a long season of false starts into responsible adulthood, Hannah finally seems to be growing up.Girls' Season 4 finale, titled "Home Birth," is an obvious metaphor for our typically immature protagonist's coming of age.