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  • Forget what you’ve been told about edtech Crunch Network

    Forget what you’ve been told about edtech

    Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. The investment de jour? Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” While most of us can appreciate the wordplay, comparing edtech to fintech, or other “hot” industries, is a dangerous game — one that that can severely damage… Read More

  • Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone Crunch Network

    Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

    The irony of strict regulation is that while it drives up the quality of care, it also drives up costs, making it unreachable for those without health insurance. The fact that few for-profit screening services exist outside of health insurance ecosystems suggests the cost of FDA approval makes it prohibitively expensive to develop low-cost solutions. This leaves no options for the poor. Read More

  • What working on Pebble taught me about building hardware Crunch Network

    What working on Pebble taught me about building hardware

    Building hardware is fun but tough. We worked on Pebble for a full four years before we launched on Kickstarter in 2012. We went on to sell over $230 million worth of Pebbles, or just over 2 million watches. While it wasn’t our top goal to sell to Fitbit last year, I’m grateful that they’re continuing to work on low-power, fun, hackable smartwatches. Startups in general are… Read More

  • The technology, benefits, risks and regulatory measures you need to know about ICOs now Crunch Network

    The technology, benefits, risks and regulatory measures you need to know about ICOs now

    Organizations have raised more than $1.8 billion through initial coin offerings (ICO) since January 2017. For the first time, this June, Blockchain entrepreneurs raised more money through ICO than traditional venture capital investment. If you haven’t heard of ICOs, it’s the new fundraising phenomenon that has caught almost every investor’s attention. Read More

  • Tech companies must do more to fight misogyny in the wider culture Crunch Network

    Tech companies must do more to fight misogyny in the wider culture

    Over the past few months Silicon Valley’s treatment of women has made several headlines. Thanks to the incredible women who have found the courage to speak up, we are beginning to have the serious conversation around misogyny in the technology industry and end its complacency in the face of injustice. But the problem of harassment is much bigger than the culture within particular… Read More

  • After years of chasing brokers and bots, ‘slow ticketing’ will help both artists and fans Crunch Network

    After years of chasing brokers and bots, ‘slow ticketing’ will help both artists and fans

    Since the advent of the modern ticket era, speed has been the name of the game. Whether it was the first person to get in line, or the first ping to hit the server, the winners in the world of ticketing have always been a step ahead. Over the last 15 years on the internet, that competition has risen to super-human levels, with bots becoming virtually unbeatable. For average fans, that… Read More

  • Summer ’17 – A seismic shift for gender diversity in tech Crunch Network

    Summer ’17 – A seismic shift for gender diversity in tech

    We may look back on the summer of 2017 as a watershed moment for gender diversity: the lava of simmering issues erupts, and once out, flows to reshape the landscape. However, what happened this summer to tech giants like Uber and Google is merely a symptom of a gradual change in a shifting landscape, that little-by-little has led to people taking notice of a personal blog from a female… Read More

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