• Amazon Marks 20th Anniversary With “Prime Day,” Its Answer To Black Friday

    Amazon Marks 20th Anniversary With “Prime Day,” Its Answer To Black Friday

    Black Friday, the annual shopping extravaganza which brought in more than $1.5 billion in online sales alone last November, is arguably the single most important day for retailers in the U.S. Now Amazon wants to steal its thunder with Prime Day. The e-commerce giant announced that it will mark its 20th anniversary on July 15 with deals for subscribers of its Prime shopping program in nine… Read More

  • Chinese Companies Delisting from U.S. Indices? Maybe Not

    Chinese Companies Delisting from U.S. Indices? Maybe Not

    It was the big story not so long ago. As of mid-June, 14 U.S.-traded China-based companies had received buyout offers valued at a collective $22.4 billion, according to Dealogic. The highest profile of the bunch was Internet services provider Qihoo 360, which, several weeks ago, announced it had received a buyout offer led by its chairman and CEO — one that would make it the… Read More

  • B2B E-Commerce Service Bizzy Launches In Indonesia With $2.5M In Funding

    B2B E-Commerce Service Bizzy Launches In Indonesia With $2.5M In Funding

    Indonesia, one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and upcoming e-commerce markets, welcomes a new entrant today after Bizzy, a B2B-focused marketplace, officially opened its service in the country. Read More

  • Exponential Organizations Are The Future Of Global Business And Innovation Crunch Network

    Exponential Organizations Are The Future Of Global Business And Innovation

    Here’s a strange thought: Not very long ago, vertical integration was the cutting edge of global business. Indeed, well into the last century, the companies considered to be at the forefront of innovation were those resting atop the largest and most sprawling networks of operation. Read More

  • Uber Should Tell You Where To Get Picked Up

    Uber Should Tell You Where To Get Picked Up

    One-way streets. Roads with nowhere to pull over. Forbidden U-turns. Sometimes your current location isn’t the most convenient place for Uber to pick you up. Walking 15 seconds around the corner or across the street to a better spot could cut five minutes off waiting to get picked up on or the journey. That’s why Uber, Lyft, and other car services should tell us where to get picked up. Read More

  • A New, $250,000 Startup Competition For Berkeley Students Takes Shape

    A New, $250,000 Startup Competition For Berkeley Students Takes Shape

    Pejman Mar Ventures is just two years old, yet it has managed to make a name for itself among Stanford students, partly because its 5,000-square-foot offices are less than a mile from the school’s leafy campus and largely because the firm has made a concerted effort to bring Stanford students and alums into its community, including through a summer program that basically invites students… Read More

  • NYC.TV Hopes To Bring The Spirit Of Public Access TV To The Web

    NYC.TV Hopes To Bring The Spirit Of Public Access TV To The Web

    Hey, remember public access? Those local, non-commercial channels where you’d find weird stuff (and, sure, city council meetings) that made you think, “Wait, how is this even on TV?” Well, public access hasn’t gone away (heck, it’s become Stephen Colbert’s temporary home), but Kareem Ahmed, co-founder and CEO of a new video startup called NYC.TV argued… Read More

  • Personal Health In The Digital Age Crunch Network

    Personal Health In The Digital Age

    We live in the digital age. You know that already. Two out of three Americans are now smartphone owners, and more than 86 percent of the population is connected online. But while digital has permeated everything from our social lives to how we work and how we shop, it is only starting to touch how we manage health. Read More

  • Facebook Tests Features That Make Sharing GIFs In Messenger Easier Than Ever

    Facebook Tests Features That Make Sharing GIFs In Messenger Easier Than Ever

    Facebook really wants you to use GIFs inside Messenger. The company recently unleashed a series of GIF apps from third-parties which work inside Messenger — as part of its Messenger platform initiative — but it is now going beyond that with a series of pilots that bring GIFs right into Messenger without those apps. Read More

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    A Look Inside Silicon Valley’s Wild Biotech Accelerator IndieBio

    Silicon Valley breeds the kind of people that create computers that fit in the palm of our hands, electric cars that can go hundreds of miles on a single charge and plans to launch tiny satellites across the globe to bring everyone in the world Internet access. Biotechnology is now taking shape alongside those other big ideas, thanks to reduced costs in robotics, machine learning and… Read More

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