• Here’s why we only did three deals last year Crunch Network

    Here’s why we only did three deals last year

    There has been a huge disconnect between private and public company valuations over the last few years. This isn’t the first time I’ve said it. It probably won’t be the last. During this period of froth, companies were able to raise capital at increasingly ludicrous valuations, and entrepreneurs turned fundraising into a sport. Deals closed peaked in 2014, but all-time… Read More

  • Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement Crunch Network

    Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement

    After 4 billion years of evolution by one set of rules, our species is about to begin evolving by another. Overlapping and mutually reinforcing revolutions in genetics, information technology, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and other fields are providing the tools that will make it possible to genetically alter our future offspring should we choose to do so. For some very… Read More

  • Dan Rosenthal | INNOVATE 2016
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    INNOVATE2016: Policy risk should be on the agenda for startups

    Former Clinton Administration staffer Dan Rosenthal says entrepreneurs need to think about local regulations and policy landscape. Read More

  • Sell your clothing and electronics with these apps

    Are you looking to clean out your closet and make money while doing it? You no longer have to haul your used items to a consignment shop. A number of apps have made selling used things easier than ever, and we’re not talking about eBay. TechCrunch tested out and chose our favorite apps for spring cleaning. Poshmark Poshmark is basically an Instagram for selling your clothing. Take a photo… Read More

  • Why image recognition is about to transform business Crunch Network

    Why image recognition is about to transform business

    From programs that help the visually impaired and safety features in cars that detect large animals to auto-organizing untagged photo collections and extracting business insights from socially shared pictures, the benefits of image recognition, or computer vision, are only just beginning to make their way into the world — but they’re doing so with increasing frequency and depth. Read More

  • New initiatives emerge to help refugees Crunch Network

    New initiatives emerge to help refugees

    Prompted by the ongoing refugee crisis affecting much of the western world, new initiatives have emerged to provide solutions to the many challenges facing the beleaguered masses. In a sea of clueless government bureaucrats and fearful citizens, these new startups want to tap into the potential of the newcomers. Privately funded initiatives may one day become the norm in helping tackle… Read More

  • According to its cofounder and CEO Snapchat is mainly “a camera company” Crunch Network

    According to its cofounder and CEO Snapchat is mainly “a camera company”

    While Snapchat Stories may be the feature that brings the company the revenue model it needs to validate its $16 billion valuation, and while the ephemeral messaging feature may be what initially attracted the hordes of millennials sending digital ephemera to each other billions of times a day, Spiegel says that the camera itself remains Snapchat’s unifying feature. Read More

  • Kindle Oasis is beautiful, pricey and still not like reading a book

    Kindle Oasis is beautiful, pricey and still not like reading a book

    I’ve spent the last week trying to pretend the new Kindle Oasis is the same as reading a real book. It’s not. I love books. I love Kindle’s e-readers and was hoping this was the melding of the two. That real book feel was part of the inspiration for the latest Kindle in the family and why it comes with a protruding one-sided grip handle able to flip from left to right to give… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: iPad Prose

    Gillmor Gang: iPad Prose

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Frank Radice, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 29, 2016. Apple dips and Twitter flutters, but the Gang won’t bet against them as new media picks new winners. Plus, the latest G3 with Halley Suitt Tucker, Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @kevinmarks, @jtaschek… Read More

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