economy

  • Proven wants to sell AI distilled custom skincare

    Proven wants to sell AI distilled custom skincare

    YC-backed startup Proven wants to make it suck less for women to find skincare that works for them. The co-founders are taking what they describe as a “rational, logic-based” approach to figuring out which ingredients might be most appropriate for each individual. Read More

  • Here’s how to keep track of Elon Musk’s Roadster and Starman in space

    Here’s how to keep track of Elon Musk’s Roadster and Starman in space

    Elon Musk’s Starman, the mannequin driver of the Tesla Roadster SpaceX launched aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket, is taking a trip around our solar system, in a large elliptical orbit that will bring him relatively close to Mars, the Sun and other heavenly bodies. But how to track the trip, now that the Roadster’s onboard batteries are out of juice and no longer transmitting live… Read More

  • A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe Crunch Network

    A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

    Chances are you’ve heard of Google. You’re likely a contributor to one of the 3.5 billion search queries the website processes daily. But unless you’re a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur or a slightly obsessive tech journalist, you may not know that Google, or, more properly, Alphabet, is also invests in startups. And, like most of what Google does, Alphabet invests… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble is killing itself

    Barnes & Noble is killing itself

    I’ve been chronicling the slow demise of B&N for years now, watching the company bleed out, drop by drop, until it has become a shell of its former value. B&N was a cultural center in places without cultural centers. It was a stopover on rainy days in New York, Chicago, and Cleveland and it was a place you could go to get your kids’ first books. That’s mostly over now. Read More

  • M&A
    Time Warner will be fine even if the AT&T acquisition doesn’t go through

    Time Warner will be fine even if the AT&T acquisition doesn’t go through

    Time Warner will be fine even if the government blocks the bid from AT&T to buy the company. That’s the word from John Martin, the free-wheeling chief executive of Time Warner subsidiary Turner Inc., who was speaking at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach. Read More

  • Amazon is cutting hundreds of corporate jobs, according to a new report

    Amazon is cutting hundreds of corporate jobs, according to a new report

    In a rare move for the online retail giant, Amazon is laying off hundreds of corporate workers in its Seattle headquarters and elsewhere, according to a Seattle Times report. The corporate cuts come after an eight-year hiring spree, taking the company from 5,000 in 2010 to 40,000 in its Seattle headquarters and gobbling up several retail businesses throughout the country. Read More

  • Uber to require a 6-hour break for every 12 hours of driving in the U.S.

    Uber to require a 6-hour break for every 12 hours of driving in the U.S.

    Uber has added a feature that will force a six-hour offline break whenever a driver on its platform reaches 12 hours of driving time. The feature is similar to one that Uber has in place in a few markets already around the U.S., which differs depending on local regulations, but this will apply across the U.S., and fully block use of the driver app for accepting trips during the six-hour… Read More

  • Raise softly and deliver a big exit Crunch Network

    Raise softly and deliver a big exit

    In the world of venture capital, the prospect of a successful “exit” looms large in the minds of investors. A VC’s business model is less about the money that goes into a startup than it is about what comes out. It’s true that most companies fail to exit gracefully, and of those that do, surprisingly few exit by going public. Read More

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