Study of Facebook friendships explores how economic mobility works in the US
A large-scale study of Facebook data sheds new light on the ties between Americans — and how those relationships in turn shape economic outcomes. A research team led by Harvard economist Raj Chetty
I know how the world ends, and it’s with a Twitter edit button
We survived four years of a Trump presidency, two years of a global pandemic, the ever-worsening impacts of climate change and the beginnings of a horrific war. But if you look outside, you’ll n
As Allbirds goes public, sustainability is the mantra of the future
Allbirds started with a humble, natural wool shoe, but it is not merely an apparel company today. It has become a materials innovation company disrupting how clothes are made.
Facebook agrees to pay French publishers for news reuse
Facebook has reached a multiyear agreement to pay French publishers for resharing their content on its platforms, it announced today. The social media giant said the licensing agreement with the Allia
Permutive raises $18.5M to help publishers target ads in a new privacy landscape
Permutive is announcing that it has raised $18.5 million in Series B funding, as the London-based startup works to help online publishers make money in a changing privacy landscape. CEO Joe Root, who
Startups are transforming global trade in the COVID-19 era
The global trade crisis is a setback, but also an opportunity for logistics startups to show the value of digital platforms in an analog industry.
Coding training and outsourcing service Catalyte launches a toolkit for corporate ‘up-skilling’
Catalyte, the Baltimore-based coding training and placement service, has launched a new software service designed to take its machine learning-based skills-assessment and training program to companies
The Stanford ties to Latin America’s startup renaissance
The houses along the tree-lined blocks of Josina Avenue in Palo Alto, with their big back yards, swimming pools and driveways are about as far removed from the snarls of traffic, sputtering diesel eng
U.S. State Department begins social media screening for nearly all visa applicants
Yesterday the U.S. State Department began implementing its requirement that nearly all U.S. visa applicants submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers as part of t
WTF are ISAs and can they transform education and spark a startup wave?
Soaring college tuition prices have left Americans drowning in debt without a correspondingly enhanced set of professional skills to show for it. In the past 11 years, US student debt has increased by
Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future
The word “quantum” gained currency in the late 20th century as a descriptor signifying something so significant it defied the use of common adjectives. At best, that is an imprecise (though ente
Sequoia backs Maven, a virtual health clinic for women
Maven has raised a $27 million Series B co-led by Sequoia and Oak HC/FT, bringing its total raised to date to $42 million.
VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be
In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has
Torturing the ghost
So we probably have our Satoshi. The Economist, GQ, and the BBC have all posted semi-breathless stories on their personal interactions with Craig Steven Wright, an Australian computer scientist and in
New Yorkers can now buy the dead trees version of The Economist from their mobile phone
<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/econiphone.jpg" />The Economist, the famous British weekly, has a new way to order hard copies: your phone. Yup, starting this week New