• “LPs have a license now to ask questions that are uncomfortable”

    “LPs have a license now to ask questions that are uncomfortable”

    On Wednesday night, at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco, this editor sat down with Michael Kim of Cendana Capital and Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson of Sapphire Ventures. I’d invited these fund of fund managers to a small industry event as they’re two of very few limited partners — meaning people who give VCs money to invest — who speak publicly about… Read More

  • Apple open-sourced the kernel of iOS and macOS for ARM processors

    Apple open-sourced the kernel of iOS and macOS for ARM processors

    Apple has always shared the kernel of macOS after each major release. This kernel also runs on iOS devices as both macOS and iOS are built on the same foundation. This year, Apple also shared the most recent version of the kernel on GitHub. And you can also find ARM versions of the kernel for the first time. But first, it’s time for some computer history. The first version of macOS… Read More

  • Capitalism without consequences

    Capitalism without consequences

    Technology decouples economies. AirBNB owns no rooms, but provides accommodations; Uber owns (essentially) no vehicles, but provides transport; Stripe is not a bank, but provides bank accounts; a vast panoply of corporate services run on Amazon-owned servers. There are many excellent things about this decoupling; it improves efficiency, aids focus, and spurs innovation. But technology also has… Read More

  • Apps for helping with homework

    School’s back in session, which means homework’s back, too! But don’t fret about those tests, there are plenty of apps to help make prepping easier. TechCrunch tested out the study aids and here are our favorites. Photomath
    Some people are naturally great at math. Others need a little more assistance. Yet everybody could benefit from some practice. Photomath is an app for… Read More

  • Where human intelligence outperforms AI Crunch Network

    Where human intelligence outperforms AI

    With every new trend comes a counter-trend. And so despite the current excitement over the wonders of artificial intelligence, one company is betting that human intelligence can still deliver solutions for businesses that AI cannot hope to match. Article One Partners (AOP) is a crowdsourced network of over 42,000 researchers in 170 countries — 42% of whom have graduate degrees in a… Read More

  • Corporate sustainability must give way to corporate responsibility Crunch Network

    Corporate sustainability must give way to corporate responsibility

    To successfully address the unprecedented man-made environmental crises we face, it’s time to retire the word sustainability. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: The Black Album

    Gillmor Gang: The Black Album

    The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, David Weinberger, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live 9.30.17. Cluetrain meets Blockchain, Twitter and the death of brevity, Who are the arbiters? G3: Algorithm and Blues — Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camahort Page, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Social media, Facebook and the Russians, bad algorithms… Read More

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