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  • A call to action for tech Crunch Network

    A call to action for tech

    Tech is uniting against Trump. From 127 tech firms teaming up against Trump’s immigration ban, to Google employees’ massive walkout in response to the immigration ban, to Lyft’s $3 million donation to the ACLU, tech has taken up the language of protest and spoken loud and clear. However, as the tech community’s voice grows louder, it must be strategic in how it directs… Read More

  • An engineer’s guide to picking a startup Crunch Network

    An engineer’s guide to picking a startup

    One of the questions I often get from engineers I mentor is how do you decide on what early stage startup is worth working for? Often, this is long before you have paying customer logos or big name venture funds with substantial commitments as ‘signals’ of potential success. I was a programmer once. And I had to wrestle with this question too. How do I decide? More than a decade… Read More

  • Behance founder on maximizing creative output and using constraints to boost productivity Crunch Network

    Behance founder on maximizing creative output and using constraints to boost productivity

    Scott Belsky is the co-founder of Behance and investor at Benchmark Capital. In this episode, we discuss how to maximize your creative output, how constraints can – and should – be used to boost productivity, and the patterns most seen in successful businesses. Read More

  • An obscure regulatory debate has put the entire U.S. fintech community on edge Crunch Network

    An obscure regulatory debate has put the entire U.S. fintech community on edge

    An obscure request for comments on regulatory standards, released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) last March, has since evolved into a complex turf war between the states and Washington, DC. Caught in the middle is the entire online finance industry, raising the question of just what a “fintech” business really is. Read More

  • Why the WikiLeaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet Crunch Network

    Why the WikiLeaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet

    There are no hackers anymore — now it’s all about the spies we in the intelligence and security communities are trying to stop. The “insiders” have known this for some time, but it’s becoming more apparent to the business community — and now individuals. Read More

  • How to make Twitter profitable Crunch Network

    How to make Twitter profitable

    Twitter has evolved dramatically since its founding. What the founders fully envisioned we cannot know. Nonetheless, there is one thing we do know: Many business entities have millions of followers and communicate with these followers using Twitter. This is free advertising, no ifs, ands or buts. So, here’s a proposal to radically change the economics of Twitter. Read More

  • Is a “robot tax” really an “innovation penalty”? Crunch Network

    Is a “robot tax” really an “innovation penalty”?

    When Bill Gates recently suggested robots should pay income tax like any other employee, I didn’t immediately disagree. I applaud Gates’ bold thinking to help solve one of society’s biggest upcoming challenges: embracing automation in a way that “lifts all boats” instead of leaving large swaths of society behind. A robot tax would help offset the reduced… Read More

  • Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC Crunch Network

    Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC

    Over the coming decade, ongoing corporate exploration of the incubator, accelerator and venture capital models will expand the use of these additional forms of external innovation. Read More

  • What’s keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption? Crunch Network

    What’s keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption?

    Speculators flocked to Bitcoin and many of the alt-coins in hopes of getting in early and making a big exit, but everyday users haven’t warmed to cryptocurrencies. There are many reasons why, but one of the largest barriers to mainstream adoption is the price volatility of cryptocurrencies. So the question is, why do the prices change so much in the first place? Read More

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