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How tech entrepreneurs think of Universal Basic Income

LakeArrowhead (#1) 18 days ago Business tech entrepreneurs universal basic income All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
As tech has grown, policy debates have become an important pastime. Today’s tech industry aspires to replace human drivers with self-driving cars, secretaries with AI assistants, permanent jobs with gigs — and as a result, the human impact of tech has become an everyday conversation. No other idea is as emblematic of this as Universal […]
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Startups Weekly: Will the Seattle tech scene ever reach its full potential?

LakeArrowhead (#1) 18 days ago Business startups weekly seattle tech scene reach potential All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
In this week's newsletter: WeWork files confidentially for IPO, Lyft loses scooter head and Magic Leap raises MORE money.
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Guesty, a tech platform for property managers on Airbnb and other rental sites, raises $35M

LakeArrowhead (#1) 62 days ago Business guesty tech platform property managers airbnb rental sites raises 35m All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
The growth of Airbnb — and likewise other platforms like Booking.com, VRBO and HomeAway for listing and renting short-term accommodation in private homes — has spawned an ecosystem of other businesses and services, from those who make money renting their homes, to cleaning companies that make properties “Airbnb-ready,” to those who help design listings that […]
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Veteran tech journalist Dan Frommer launches his own subscription publication, The New Consumer

LakeArrowhead (#1) 63 days ago Business veteran tech journalist dan frommer launches subscription publication consumer All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Dan Frommer has worked at some of the best-known publications in tech and business journalism — he was editor in chief of Recode, an editor at Business Insider and he’s even done some writing and chart-making for TechCrunch. But he’s also started his own things, including the tech news site SplatF and the mobile travel […]
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Tech investors see bugs as a big business as Ÿnsect raises $125 million

LakeArrowhead (#1) 90 days ago Business tech investors bugs big business ÿnsect raises 125 million All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
A company using advanced technologies to grow and harvest mealworms (larval beetles) at scale is on track to become one of the venture capital industry’s oddest billion-dollar investments. Ÿnsect, (pronounced ‘insect”) is a Paris-based producer of insect protein that has just closed on $125 million as the company looks to expand into North America selling […]
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Aging Americans are a big market for tech investors, who also want to track their parents

LakeArrowhead (#1) 94 days ago US News aging americans big market tech investors track parents All https://www.cnbc.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Techies are finding new uses for consumer devices to help monitor their aging parents, who are increasingly opting to live independently.
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Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018

LakeArrowhead (#1) 143 days ago Business venture capital global expansion blockchain drones characterize african tech 2018 All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
2018 saw Africa’s tech sector become more dynamic and international. Here’s a snapshot of the news that shaped African tech over the last year.
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The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech

LakeArrowhead (#1) 172 days ago Business economics tradeoffs ad-funded smart city tech All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy, and politicized process. Third-parties are helping build infrastructure at no cost to cities by paying for projects entirely through advertising placements on the new equipment. I try to dig into the economics […]
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Tech investors take a Warren Buffett approach to raising money for blood cancer research

LakeArrowhead (#1) 369 days ago US News tech investors warren buffett approach raising money blood cancer research All https://www.cnbc.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Over two decades after his lymphoma diagnosis, venture capitalist David Lee is encouraging tech investors to take a novel approach to philanthropy.
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Tech bends light more efficiently, offers wider angles for light input

LakeArrowhead (#1) 380 days ago Science tech bends light efficiently offers wider angles light input All https://www.sciencedaily.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Engineering and physics researchers have developed a new technology for steering light that allows for more light input and greater efficiency -- a development that holds promise for creating more immersive augmented-reality display systems.

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