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  • Flexport CEO expresses some remorse in taking cash from Peter Thiel

    Flexport CEO expresses some remorse in taking cash from Peter Thiel

    Remember when we found out billionaire investor Peter Thiel is in support of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump? At TechCrunch Shanghai 2016, Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen, who has received significant funding from Thiel, candidly spoke about his discomfort around Thiel’s backing of Trump. “I don’t know what’s going on there,” Petersen told me on stage… Read More

  • Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol Crunch Network

    Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

    A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet Protocol (IP). At its core, IP was focused on speed and simplicity. This required decentralization of ownership of the “web” and resulted in no one owning the Internet, nor the… Read More

  • Think Before You Ship: Testing The Gentleness Of Various Freight Carriers

    We all wonder what’s going on with the items we ship. Do they wing their way across the country in a pillowy cloud of comfort? Do they fall from great heights onto hard concrete? To test this, Popular Mechanics sent a box containing a device that tests for gravity and acceleration to multiple places in the US. The results were quite interesting. Read More

  • The Return Of The Blimp . . . As A Green Cargo Carrier

    It’s not news that cargo planes aren’t the greenest way to transport heavy loads, but some companies are working on other ways to send goods through the air. Could blimps make a comeback as a greener cargo carrier? Speaking to an audience at the World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford, England, scientist David King recently predicted that helium-powered ships could… Read More