Changing how we approach data privacy to unlock economic opportunities

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

Oyster, an HR platform for distributed workforces, snaps up $50M on a $475M valuation

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

Oyster snaps up $20M for its HR platform aimed at distributed workforces

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

A look at Latin America’s emerging fintech trends

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.

On The Dark Matter Of The Publishing Industry

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’s Sunset Shows Subscriptions Alone Won’t Address Challenges Of Ad Blocking

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-Book App Oyster To Shut Down, Team Members Will Join 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

Oyster Expands Its “Netflix For Books” Service With A New E-Book Store

<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

E-Book Startup Oyster Hires Jeannie Mun As Its First CFO

<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

Oyster Brings The Harry Potter Series To Its Subscription E-Book Service

<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

Publisher Macmillan Signs On With E-Book Subscription Services Oyster And Scribd

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

How To Save Books

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

Oyster Brings Its Netflix For Books To Android

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

Subscription E-Book Service Oyster Crosses 500K Titles, Plans An Android Launch This Year

<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

Oyster Raises $14 Million To Build A Comprehensive Netflix For Books

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

It’s Almost Time To Throw Out Your Books

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

With 100K Titles In Tow, Oyster Brings Netflix To Book Lovers With New All-You-Can-Read Subscription Service

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

Legimi Wants To Be The ‘Spotify For Ebooks’ With A Business Model That Relies On You Reading Less

<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

Oyster Raises $3M From Founders Fund To Finally Create An Unlimited Subscription Service For Books

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

Mobile-pay trial in London; Japan laughs at the primitive cavemen

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