• How DHL Pioneered The Sharing Economy Crunch Network

    How DHL Pioneered The Sharing Economy

    DHL, the international express delivery company, started its business by offering free plane tickets to people on the street. For the trouble of giving up their baggage allowances, passengers were handed a free round trip plane ticket to Hawaii. Founded as a courier service in 1969, DHL used the spare capacity in travelers’ luggage to transport high value documents. To understand why it… Read More

  • The Probable, The Possible, The Delusional Crunch Network

    The Probable, The Possible, The Delusional

    In 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed before a joint session of Congress that before the end of the decade America would put a man on the moon. This was not an empty political promise to get elected, but a commitment of a sitting President boldly exposing himself to political ridicule in the face of failure. If we can take ourselves back to that moment, it would be fascinating to… Read More

  • Seeing Beyond The Hubris Of Facebook’s Free Basics Fiasco Crunch Network

    Seeing Beyond The Hubris Of Facebook’s Free Basics Fiasco

    What Zuckerberg and his U.S. team didn’t understand was that in India you can buy computer tablets and smartphones for as little as $50, and that 100MB of data—which is more than a Free Basics user will consume in a month—costs much less than a dollar. Read More

  • Microsoft's Fetch App Identifies Your Dog

    Fetch is an app that recognizes breeds of dogs and tells you what dog you look like the most. Or if you're human, it let's you know your spirit dog might be. The app is the latest in a series of fun projects that are meant to make understanding the complexities of machine learning more accessible to the mainstream. Check out our demo.

  • What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016

    What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016

    Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week’s time in Barcelona so here’s a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused announcements we’re expecting to land during the best part of a week of fully mobile-focused news… Read More

  • It’s True, Black Female Founders Receive Basically Zero Venture Capital

    It’s True, Black Female Founders Receive Basically Zero Venture Capital

    In “The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Founders Women,” a recent report by #ProjectDiane, you’ll come across several startling statistics like, for example, of all venture deals from 2012 to 2014, only 0.2% (24 of 10,238 deals) went to went to black female founders. In researching the state of black women in tech, #ProjectDiane examined over 60,000 startups and identified just… Read More

  • When Data Goes Bad Crunch Network

    When Data Goes Bad

    So I know this guy Sulemaan from my Toronto days. Really good guy, despite being a Spurs fan. Sulemaan has a son, Syed, who is flagged as a security risk, a suspected terrorist, every time he flies. Syed is six years old. This is, of course, completely insane. But the data has been parsed; the algorithm has spoken; and so others must suffer from the idiocy of those who built the system. Read More

  • Unscaling Energy Crunch Network

    Unscaling Energy

    Solving climate change is the biggest opportunity for entrepreneurs in our generation. In fact, the planet’s best hope lies in unleashing startups to unbundle and “unscale” the global energy industry. So far, almost all the conversation and policy-making around climate change has focused on austerity — some mix of sacrifice and grudging duty. That came together in the… Read More

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    10 Amazing Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Mobile Phones

    Over the past few years, mobile phones have become a kind of addiction. Indeed, it’s almost impossible to imagine life without them. But how well do you really know that best friend (fiend?) in your pocket? Here’re a few surprising facts about that thing you whip out roughly 85 times a day.   Read More

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