• Writers Are Going Cuckoo For KU

    Writers Are Going Cuckoo For KU

    If you haven’t been following the Indie writing market I don’t blame you. It’s pretty crazy right now. After Amazon decided to tweak the royalties payouts to reflect how much readers actually read the books they downloaded as part of the Kindle Unlimited service writers have gone into an absolute tizzy over what’s fair and not fair and what it means to get paid for… Read More

  • 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

  • Bio

    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

  • How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture Crunch Network

    How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture

    Early in my career, I had an encounter with a senior leader that left such a vivid impression on me that I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first meeting as manager-employee. We were less than five minutes into our conversation when he abruptly and sharply interrupted, “Wait, is your chair higher than mine?” Read More

  • DIY Disruption Is The Easiest Way To Innovate Crunch Network

    DIY Disruption Is The Easiest Way To Innovate

    Last month I attended the Collision conference in Las Vegas; it served up a hipster/music festival feel with a decidedly tech twist. The event welcomed old-school headliners like PayPal, Dropbox and Facebook, but also brought in hundreds of tech startups, from cloud management vendor CloudBolt to MedYear, a consumer health information exchange platform. The vibe was electric. Read More

  • Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water Crunch Network

    Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water

    Will Gerry might look the part of a fourth-generation farmer — dirty denim jeans, shirt sleeves rolled up and a gray beard that wraps from brim to brim on his leather hat. But once Gerry whips the smartphone out of his pocket, he starts rattling off tech jargon and analyzing data points across his farm like a 20-something whiz kid from Silicon Valley. Read More

  • How To Not Post Crappy Pics Of Fireworks This Fourth Of July

    The temptation will be great. The urge will be strong. Watching sky-based explosions, geared toward entertainment and celebration, can be a powerful experience. And in the Instagram Age, the powerful experiences are the ones we want to share. But the July 5th edition of Instagram usually sucks pretty hard, based mostly on blurry, drunkenly captured photos of fireworks. This guide should help… Read More

  • Measuring Your Financial Health Beyond The Credit Score Crunch Network

    Measuring Your Financial Health Beyond The Credit Score

    The credit score has become a ubiquitous way to assess someone’s credit-worthiness. It is used in a host of underwriting decisions and background checks, from mortgages to auto to business loans, apartment rentals and even employment candidacy. But credit scores are not a prevalent factor in peoples’ daily financial habits. Why? Read More

  • Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

    Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

    Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next to your jars of fruits and vegetables. An innovative DIYer has figured out a way to skillfully merge a Raspberry Pi running BitTorrent Sync with a traditional glass Mason jar. The result is… Read More

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