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FT launches a new consulting arm focused on helping businesses use consumer data

FT launches a new consulting arm focused on helping businesses use consumer data As more and more news businesses turn to paywalls and subscriptions, The Financial Times looks like an early model and success story — a few months ago the organization announced that it’s passed 1 million paying readers, with digital […]

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HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block

HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block Late last night the Financial Times reported that HuffPost, arguably one of the crown jewels of Verizon Media Group’s remaining network of media properties (which includes TechCrunch), is up for sale. Verizon has been shedding media properties in a retreat from the strategy that it […]

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Learn how to help build a sustainable gig economy at Disrupt SF

Learn how to help build a sustainable gig economy at Disrupt SF A handful of years ago, the on-demand or ‘gig’ economy was seen as an innovative system of modern work that provided workers and consumers alike with flexibility, independence, and convenience. It seems like every week, a new on-demand or labor […]

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Startups Weekly: SoftBank’s second act

Startups Weekly: SoftBank’s second act Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I noted some challenges plaguing mental health tech startups. Before that, I wrote […]

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Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite. As part of a new pilot program, Blade has given 200 people in San Francisco and […]

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Meituan confirms Mobike’s retreat from most overseas markets

Meituan confirms Mobike’s retreat from most overseas markets TechCrunch reported last Friday that Mobike has scrapped operations across the Asia Pacific region as a key step towards a long-term plan to scale back its international business. On Monday, its parent company Meituan confirmed that the pioneer in China’s bike rental sector will […]

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Korean conglomerate SK leads $600M round for Chinese chipmaker Horizon Robotics

Korean conglomerate SK leads 0M round for Chinese chipmaker Horizon Robotics Horizon Robotics, a three-year-old Chinese startup backed by Intel Capital, just raised a mega-round of fundings from domestic and overseas backers as it competes for global supremacy in developing AI solutions and chips aimed at autonomous vehicles, smart retail stores, surveillance […]

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial buys UK currency exchange giant WorldFirst reportedly for around $700M

Alibaba’s Ant Financial buys UK currency exchange giant WorldFirst reportedly for around 0M Ant Financial, the financial services behemoth affiliated with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has made its first big move into Europe. It’s acquired London-headquartered payments company WorldFirst in a deal that sources tell us is valued at around $700 million. […]

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Apple losses trigger a plunge in U.S. markets

Apple losses trigger a plunge in U.S. markets Bad news from Apple and signs of slowing international and domestic growth sent stocks tumbling in Thursday trading on all of the major markets. Investors erased some $75 billion in value from Apple alone… an amount known technically as a shit ton of money. But […]

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In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the ‘sold out’ show

In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the ‘sold out’ show Jesse Lawrence Contributor Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. More posts by this contributor The Golden Knights, live gambling and […]

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