• Grab, Uber’s rival in Southeast Asia, hires its first CFO

    Grab, Uber’s rival in Southeast Asia, hires its first CFO

    Grab, Uber’s rival in Southeast Asia, has expanded its C-level team after hiring its first CFO. Linda Hoglund has joined the company from HOOQ, the Singapore-based video streaming company founded by telco giant Singtel. Read More

  • How Android gets to 100% market share Crunch Network

    How Android gets to 100% market share

    Android commands more than 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just less than 60 percent in the U.S. But you wouldn’t know it here in Silicon Valley — almost everyone I know has an iPhone. As the consumer technology landscape evolves over the next five years, however, there are a number of reasons to believe that Android, and the Google stack more broadly, could… Read More

  • Strengthening authentication through big data Crunch Network

    Strengthening authentication through big data

    The fact that plain passwords are no longer safe to protect our digital identities is no secret. For years, the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a means to ensure online account security and prevent fraud has been a hot topic of discussion. Technological advances, especially in the mobile industry, have created new possibilities, and manufacturers… Read More

  • The tech elite are moving left this election cycle Crunch Network

    The tech elite are moving left this election cycle

    This election cycle, the tech elite are almost exclusively backing liberals: Tesla’s Elon Musk donated to Hillary Clinton, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg gave handsomely to the San Francisco Democratic Party organization, and Microsoft’s Bill Gates gave to three Democratic congressmen. Though often seen as a libertarian stronghold, no household Silicon Valley names publicly… Read More

  • The future of apps should be better apps Crunch Network

    The future of apps should be better apps

    The future of apps is apps. Read More

  • SAM Labs raises $4.5M to turn kids into IoT-mavens

    SAM Labs raises $4.5M to turn kids into IoT-mavens

    London-based SAM Labs just announced that it raised $4.5M from a group of investors led by Imperial Ventures. In addition, the round was padded out with smart money from a number of angels specializing in high growth education technology. The investment will help the company continue its mission to introduce the Internet of Things to kids. Read More

  • Twitter’s dysfunctional Wall Street relationship

    Twitter’s dysfunctional Wall Street relationship

    Twitter’s stock is cratering this week following its earnings report on Tuesday, down around 15% and shaving more than a billion dollars off its market cap — again. This isn’t even an all-time low for Twitter. But the company is a long, long ways from its successful run after its initial public offering. At the time, Twitter was showing — while slow — user growth… Read More

  • Keith Block talks life at Salesforce and being a Boston sports fan in San Francisco

    Keith Block talks life at Salesforce and being a Boston sports fan in San Francisco

    The day I met Keith Block at the Salesforce World Tour in Boston he was relaxing in a suite at the Hynes Convention Center, a man at ease with his considerable responsibilities as vice chairman, president and COO at Salesforce. His Twitter bio, like mine, also lists him as a Boston sports fan. We had a lot to talk about. The day we chatted, Block had been front and center at the… Read More

  • 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

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