The delivery market is coming down from its pandemic highs

During the pandemic, delivery startups — whether focused on groceries, essentials or takeout — became the darling children of venture capital firms. Early on, mandates and closures put up

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pushes for stablecoin regulation by end of year

Stablecoins have been a hot topic both on and off Capitol Hill. Earlier today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pushed for regulation during an annual testimony in front of the Senate Banking Comm

Salesforce researchers are working on an AI economist for more equitable tax policy

Tax policy is surely a complex beast, and depending on your political leanings, you probably have some strong feelings about how it should be implemented. Salesforce AI researchers are trying to build

Venture capitalists ‘like and subscribe’ to influencers

Why 2020 will be a "watershed year" for the creator economy

Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday

A new 15% tariff on Chinese imports will go in effect just after midnight Sunday, placing levies on hundreds of household goods and consumer tech, including a bevy of Apple products. The tariffs, put

A beautiful duopoly

Many companies have struggled with competition, conditions of duopoly, price pressures and survival. Some survived, some did not. Others reached a profitable state and still exist.

Another day, another reversal in the stock market

Signs that the Federal Reserve could hold off on further interest rate hikes coupled with a booming jobs report sent stocks on Wall Street surging to close a volatile first trading week for the New Ye

Why we lie to ourselves every day

Human action requires motivation, but what exactly are those motivations? Donating money to a charity might be motivated by altruism, and yet, only 1% of donations are anonymous. Donors don’t just w

Researchers can now make neighborhood voting predictions from Google Street View images

In a sign that computers will be able to perform image analysis as fluently as text analysis, a group of Stanford-based researchers were able to make accurate predictions about neighborhood voting pat

The Canvas autonomous cart can ferry goods around chaotic factory floors

Most Econ 101 classes start with an explanation of fixed and marginal cost in the context of factories. The factory is the principal fixed cost — expensive and permanent. Canvas wants to smash this

CNote looks to upend traditional savings with the help of good timing

Believe it or not, the money you have in your savings account right now is probably losing you money. In today’s economy, inflation outpaces the interest rates that banks pay to encourage saving

The cameras are coming

This is the case with Snap’s new Spectacles. Buried deep in the excess of the plastic and PR lies a camera system that tells us a lot about the future of commerce, security and communication. Wi

Study of Candy Crush players finds virtual currency buyers don’t go for upsells

The upsell we all fall for at fast food joints and places like Costco doesn't seem to work on purchasers of in-game currencies, according to a study conducted on millions of Candy Crush players. Turns

Tim Cook admits ‘prices are high’ for iPhones in India

Apple CEO Tim Cook made an uncharacteristic admission today in an interview with Indian news channel NDTV — that iPhones are too expensive. He immediately qualified it, and the context really is imp

Appenomics: Who Decided That Apps, Particularly Third-Party Twitter Apps, Had To Be Cheap?

Ninety-nine cents here, a buck-ninety-nine there -- that's what were used to spending when Apple introduced the <a href="

Doc Searls Would Like You To Join Him In The Intention Economy

Every day companies are spending gobs of money to earn and keep your attention. Advertisers are collecting heaps of information about you in the hopes of presenting you with more targeted advertisemen

The Business Of Bitcoin: Entrepreneurs See Opportunities In Alternative Currencies

After some <a HREF="">prominent press</a> (and some prominent <a HREF="

Where Is My Magical NFC Phone Wallet?

According to <A HREF="">Gartner Group report</A>, there are 141.1 million mobile payment-ready devices in circulation and tha

Too big to fail: Using MMOs to study economics

<img src="" />We <i>all</i> know that real world officials have used games like <i>World of Warcraft</i> to monitor the spread of infectio

Sony posts $1.03 billion dollar annual loss, first in 14 years

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