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Tesla Hasn’t Made A Profit in 15 Years – And It’s Not Alone

By | Jun 14, 2018 at 8:26 am

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and one of the biggest names in tech, announced on Twitter earlier this week that the electric car giant hasn’t made a profit in 15 years. What’s more, Musk stated that the company isn’t planning to break even any…

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Facial Recognition and the Disappearing Right to Be Faceless

By | May 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The beauty of technology lies in your ability to opt out if you so choose. It’s as easy as not buying a smartphone, disconnecting your WiFi, or even deleting Facebook. Granted, these aren’t easy or popular choices, but opting out is still an option….

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Why Artificial Intelligence Will Never Compete With the Human Brain

By | Apr 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

For all its faults, the human brain is pretty incredible. So incredible, in fact, that for more than 60 years, scientists, entrepreneurs, and sci-fi enthusiasts have done everything they can to replicate it in the form of artificial intelligence. While many people condemn such…

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Android Versus iOS: the Real Two-Party System

By | Apr 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Rivalries are usually a good thing, particularly in the business world. But, when only two rivals remain in a popular tech space, consumers are the ones that lose out. Unfortunately, that’s where we are now when it comes to iOS versus Android. These two…

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We’re Not Paying Enough Attention to Social Media Subcultures

By | Mar 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Reporters and major media outlets in general often fail to accurately mirror the social media niches that are so available to them. Twitter subcultures are the best example, and the Knight Foundation — non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering journalism and the arts — …

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No, Door-Opening Robot Dogs Will Not Be the Downfall of Humanity

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Technology and humanity have always had somewhat of a strained relationship. While one was designed to make the other’s existence a little bit easier, science fiction media, ardent conspiracy theorists, and stressed out entrepreneurs have driven a wedge between the two, …

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Amazon Started With Books, But Now They’re Just Automating Your Life

By | Feb 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Last week, Amazon edged past Microsoft to become the third-largest company in the U.S., joining the A-team of Apple and Alphabet. Also in the news that week: Amazon, after purchasing Whole Foods Market in July 2017 for $13.7 billion plus net debt, is officially adding the …

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Why a Unique Business Idea Is the Last Thing an Entrepreneur Needs

By | Dec 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Creativity is overrated. Sure, sequels are huge, but even the original films in the most beloved franchises weren’t that original: Star Wars is just a classic epic fantasy remixed with space samurai and an opening title crawl swiped from Flash Gordon. Why? Because it…

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Why the 15-Hour Work Week Never Had a Chance

By | Dec 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

A little less than 90 years ago, a study by economist John Maynard Keynes suggested something pretty incredible. After looking at data showing an increase in labor productivity and notable technological advancements (which, in 1930, consisted of scotch tape and the car radio), …

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The Full Saga of Patreon’s Failed Payment Policy Change

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The time: December 6, 2017. The place: Internet creators’ inboxes everywhere. That’s when they received an email update from Patreon titled “Creators now take home exactly 95%.” In it, the popular membership platform detailed a payment policy change that …

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Congratulations America: Ajit Pai and the FCC Think You’re Stupid

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

Today, the FCC will vote on a controversial decision to repeal net neutrality rules set in place by former president Barack Obama in 2015. The rules force internet service providers to treat all data the same, preventing them from throttling internet speeds in favor…

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5G Is on the Horizon, Can the U.S. Capitalize?

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

Not only will 5G wireless networks offer the faster mobile internet speeds we’re all looking for, but it’s the infrastructure needed to support some of the most innovative technologies of recent years including driverless cars, augmented reality and smart homes. 5G simply …

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Emerging Markets Need Investors to Get Over Their Blind Spots

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Anyone following the world of venture capital sees first hand that a disproportionate amount of capital is going to just a few people in a few places. Let’s put numbers on that: More than half of all venture capital in the world goes to…

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How the Startup World Can Level the Playing Field For Women

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

In the past fifteen years, women have been starting businesses in unprecedented numbers. Utilizing programs offered by the Small Business Administration as well as local Chambers of Commerce, women have been making rapid inroads into the world of business. Their businesses range …