While the pandemic accelerated the ability to live our lives largely online, around 4 billion people remain “digitally invisible” because their data is locked away in fragmented silos and database
The future of work is long on long-distance, and today a startup that’s built a platform to help organizations hire global talent and build out those remote workforces is announcing a round of f
The growth of remote working and managing workforces that are distributed well beyond the confines of a centralized physical office — or even a single country — have put a spotlight on the
Because many Latin American gig economy workers don't have access to basic financial services like bank accounts, personal loans and insurance, fintechs are springing up to serve them.
Metaphors about textual dark matter or a "Shadow" ebook industry actually fail to capture the dramatic nature of what is happening. Perhaps it would be better to say that a new, parallel universe of p
Oyster, the “Netflix for books,” made headlines last week when the company announced it was shutting down. News then broke that Oyster’s cofounders and CEO would be joining the Google Play Books
E-bookworms now have one less option. Oyster, which launched its “Netflix for books” app two years ago, announced in a blog post that it will close down the service by early 2016. A Google represe
<a target="_blank" href="https://www.oysterbooks.com">Oyster</a> launched a couple of years ago as <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/10/10/oyster-raises-3-million-from-founders-fund-to-finally-crea
<a target="_blank" href="https://www.oysterbooks.com">Oyster</a>, a Netflix-style service for e-books, has brought on its first chief financial officer, Jeannie Mun.
Before joining Oyster, Mun spen
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.oysterbooks.com">Oyster</a>, which offers unlimited access to more than 1 million e-books for $9.95 a month, just announced it's adding the Harry Potter series to i
Macmillan, one of the “Big Five” book publishers in the United States, is making its titles available on subscription e-book services Oyster and Scribd, starting today.
The news isn’t exactly
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a time of triumph, it was a time of disaster, it was the publishing industry in 2014, just after mighty Amazon fired a new salvo in its war
New York-based startup Oyster just released its reading app for Android devices — the app works on both phones and tablets, such as the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire. As a reminder, Oyster is an unlimi
<a target="_blank" href="https://www.oysterbooks.com">Oyster</a>, a startup that offers offers unlimited access to its collection of e-books for $9.99 per month, has crossed a nice milestone — it sa
New York-based startup Oyster just announced a new funding round, according to the New York Times. New investor Highland Capital Partners is leading the round, with existing investor Founders Fund als
The near-unthinkable has happened. The <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/05/14/when-dinosaurs-ruled-the-books/">dinosaurs</a> are <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/01/21/steal-this-book/">finall
While the pace has slowed of late, thanks to Kindles, Nooks, iPads and the steady advance of mobile technology, the eBook market (and the demand for all manners of digital content) has grown steadily
<a title="Legimi" target="_blank" href="http://www.legimi.com">Legimi</a> is definitely a startup I'll be watching closely in 2013. Put simply, it aims to be the 'Spotify for ebooks,' in which for a m
You can call <a target="_blank" href="http://www.readoyster.com/">Oyster</a> the Netflix for books, but founders Eric Stromberg, Andrew Brown and Willem Van Lancker want to bring something more to ebo
If you’ve ever been to London, you’ve taken the Tube, and if you’ve taken the Tube, you probably got yourself an Oyster Card, that convenient wireless super-ticket. Well, those crazy