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Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney

In November 2020, America will go to the polls to vote in perhaps the most consequential election in a generation. The winner will lead the country amid great social, economic and ecological unrest. The 2020 election will be a referendum on both the current White House and the direction of the country at large. Nearly […]
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Daily Crunch: Facebook Dating comes to the US

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook Dating launches in the US, adds Instagram integration The integration means users will be able to add their Instagram accounts […]

Facebook Dating launches in the US, adds Instagram integration

Are Americans ready to trust Facebook with their dating life? Barely more than a month has passed since the U.S. Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook a record $5 billion over its privacy lapses, and imposed a modified corporate structure to hold the company more accountable for its decisions over user privacy. In the wake of […]

Palo Alto Networks intends to acquire Zingbox for $75M

Palo Alto Networks surely loves to buy security startups. Today it added to its growing collection when it announced its intent to acquire IoT security startup Zingbox for $75 million. The company had raised $23.5 million, according to Crunchbase data. The three co-founders, Xu Zou, May Wang and Jianlin Zeng, will be joining Palo Alto […]

Pandora now lets you share music and podcasts to your Instagram Stories

Pandora today announced a new integration with Instagram that will allow users to share to their Instagram Story their favorite music and podcasts. The feature comes well over a year after Spotify launched a similar integration with Instagram Stories, and only days after Spotify introduced sharing to Facebook Stories, as well. In Pandora’s case, accessing […]

Starboard Value takes 7.5% stake in Box

Starboard Value, LP revealed in an SEC Form 13D filing last week that it owns a 7.5% stake in Box, the cloud content management company. It is probably not a coincidence that Starboard Value invests in companies whose stock has taken a bad turn. Box’s share price has been on a roller coaster ride in […]

How Zhihu has become one of China’s biggest hubs for experts

Zhihu may not be as well known outside of China as WeChat or ByteDance’s Douyin, but over the past eight years, it has cultivated a reputation for being one of the country’s most trustworthy social media platforms. Originally launched as a question-and-answer site similar to Quora, Zhihu has grown to be a central hub for […]

Daily Crunch: Facebook might remove Like counts

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Now Facebook says it may remove Like counts Instagram is already testing something similar in seven countries, including Canada and Brazil. […]

The NFL joins TikTok in multi-year partnership

The NFL and social video app TikTok today announced a multi-year partnership to bring NFL content to worldwide fans, just ahead of the NFL’s 100th season kickoff on September 5. The partnership includes the launch of an official NFL account on the video platform, as well as a series of NFL-themed hashtag challenges and other […]

Now Facebook says it may remove Like counts

Facebook could soon start hiding the Like counter on News Feed posts to protect users’ from envy and dissuade them from self-censorship. Instagram is already testing this in 7 countries including Canada and Brazil, showing a post’s audience just a few names of mutual friends who’ve Liked it instead of the total number. The idea […]

You can now share music from Spotify to Facebook Stories

Spotify this morning announced a new way for you to share music with friends (or fans, if you’re an artist) — by way of a new Facebook Stories integration that includes 15-second song previews. Viewers can also optionally tap on the “Play on Spotify” button in the Story to be redirected to the Spotify app […]

Mews grabs $33M Series B to modernize hotel administration

If you think about the traditional hotel business, there hasn’t been a ton of innovation. You mostly still stand in a line to check in, and sometimes even to check out. You let the staff know about your desire for privacy with a sign on the door. Mews believes it’s time to rethink how hotels […]

ReadMe scores $9M Series A to help firms customize API docs

Software APIs help different tools communicate with one another, let developers access essential services without having to code it themselves and are critical components for driving a platform-driven strategy. Yet they require solid documentation to help make the best use of them. ReadMe, a startup that helps companies customize their API documentation, announced a $9 […]

Facebook will require political advertisers to provide further credentials, or have their ads paused

Ahead of the 2020 elections, Facebook today announced it’s tightening requirements for groups buying political ads on the social network. The company last year began requiring advertisers get authorized to run ads about social issues, elections or politics, which involves advertisers providing identification to confirm who they are and where they’re located — including a U.S. […]

ThoughtSpot hauls in $248M Series E on $1.95B valuation

ThoughtSpot was started by a bunch of ex-Googlers looking to bring the power of search to data. Seven years later the company is growing fast, sporting a fat valuation of almost $2 billion and looking ahead to a possible IPO. Today it announced a hefty $248 million Series E round as it continues on its […]

YouTube to reduce conspiracy theory recommendations in the UK

YouTube is expanding an experimental tweak to its recommendation engine that’s intended to reduce the amplification of conspiracy theories to the UK market. In January, the video-sharing platform said it was making changes in the US to limit the spread of conspiracy theory content, such as junk science and bogus claims about historical events — […]

Kadena brings free private blockchain service to Azure Marketplace

The hype around blockchain seems to have cooled a bit, but companies like Kadena have been working on enterprise-grade solutions for some time, and continue to push the technology forward. Today, the startup announced that Kadena Scalable Permissioned Blockchain on Azure is available for free in the Azure Marketplace. Kadena co-founder and CEO Will Martino […]

Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management startup, raises $20M in Series B

Cybersecurity asset management startup Axonius has raised $20 million in its second round of funding this year. Venture capital firm OpenView led the Series B, joining existing investors in bringing $37 million to date following the startup’s $13 million Series A in February. The security startup, founded in 2017, helps companies keep track of their […]

Apple subsidiary FileMaker Inc. changes its name (back) to Claris

Remember Claris, the 1987 Apple spin-off that made applications like MacWrite, MacPaint and FileMaker? In 1998, Apple brought all of those products in-house again, with the exception of the low-code application platform FileMaker . With that move, Claris changed its name to FileMaker Inc. Today, however, the Claris name rises from the dead, as FileMaker […]

Cockroach Labs announces $55M Series C to battle industry giants

Cockroach Labs, makers of CockroachDB, sits in a tough position in the database market. On one side, it has traditional database vendors like Oracle, and on the other there’s AWS and its family of databases. It takes some good technology and serious dollars to compete with those companies. Cockroach took care of the latter with […]

8chan’s new internet host was kicked off its own host just hours later

The bottom-feeding forum 8chan, which grew popular by embracing fringe hateful internet cultures, is having trouble staying online. After Cloudflare dropped its protection of the site yesterday, 8chan adopted the services of Bitmitigate, but soon lost that too as the company providing Bitmitigate with services dropped them. Deplatforming works, but it can be complicated, so here’s a quick explanation of what these pieces are and why we’re witnessing this hot-potato act in the wake of the latest tragic mass shootings.

UK watchdog eyeing PM Boris Johnson’s Facebook ads data grab

The online campaigning activities of the UK’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, have already caught the eye of the country’s data protection watchdog. Responding to concerns about the scope of data processing set out in the Conservative Party’s Privacy Policy being flagged to it by a Twitter user, the Information Commissioner’s Office replied that: “This […]

Dasha AI is calling so you don’t have to

While you’d be hard-pressed to find any startup not brimming with confidence over the disruptive idea they’re chasing, it’s not often you come across a young company as calmly convinced it’s engineering the future as Dasha AI. The team is building a platform for designing human-like voice interactions to automate business processes. Put simply, it’s […]

President throws latest wrench in $10B JEDI cloud contract selection process

The $10 billion, decade-long JEDI cloud contract drama continues. It’s a process that has been dogged by complaints, regulatory oversight and court cases. Throughout the months-long selection process, the Pentagon has repeatedly denied accusations that the contract was somehow written to make Amazon a favored vendor, but today The Washington Post reports President Trump has […]

Microsoft Azure now lets you have a server all to yourself

Microsoft today announced the preview launch of Azure Dedicated Host, a new cloud service that will allow you to run your virtual machines on single-tenant physical services. That means you’re not sharing any resources on that server with anybody else and you’ll get full control over everything that’s running on that machine. Previously, Azure already […]

Why AWS gains big storage efficiencies with E8 acquisition

AWS is already the clear market leader in the cloud infrastructure market, but it’s never been an organization that rests on its past successes. Whether it’s a flurry of new product announcements and enhancements every year, or making strategic acquisitions. When it bought Israeli storage startup E8 yesterday, it might have felt like a minor […]

Salesforce closes $15.7B Tableau deal

In an amazingly quick turn-around for a deal of this scope, Salesforce announced today that it has closed the $15.7 billion Tableau deal announced in June. The deal is by far the biggest acquisition in Salesforce history, a company known for being highly acquisitive. A deal of this size usually faces a high level of […]

Snapchat launches ‘instant’ tool for creating vertical ads

Snapchat is hoping to attract new advertisers (and make advertising easier for the ones already on the platform) with the launch of a new tool called Instant Create. Some of these potential advertisers may not be used to creating ads in the smartphone-friendly vertical format that Snapchat has popularized, so Instant Create is designed to […]

Confluera snags $9M Series A to help stop cyberattacks in real time

Just yesterday, we experienced yet another major breach when Capital One announced it had been hacked and years of credit card application information had been stolen. Another day, another hack, but the question is how can companies protect themselves in the face of an onslaught of attacks. Confluera, a Palo Alto startup, wants to help […]

Google teams up with VMware to bring more enterprises to its cloud

Google today announced a new partnership with VMware that will make it easier for enterprises to run their VMware workloads on Google Cloud. Specifically, Google Cloud will now support VMware Cloud Foundation, the company’s system for deploying and running hybrid clouds. The solution was developed by CloudSimple, not VMware or Google, and Google will offer […]

A guide to Virtual Beings and how they impact our world

Money from big tech companies and top VC firms is flowing into the nascent “virtual beings” space. Mixing the opportunities presented by conversational AI, generative adversarial networks, photorealistic graphics, and creative development of fictional characters, “virtual beings” envisions a near-future where characters (with personalities) that look and/or sound exactly like humans are part of our […]

Microsoft acquires data privacy and governance service BlueTalon

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired BlueTalon, a data privacy and governance service that helps enterprises set policies for how their employees can access their data. The service then enforces those policies across most popular data environments and provides tools for auditing policies and access, too. Neither Microsoft nor BlueTalon disclosed the financial details […]

The Exit: The acquisition charting Salesforce’s future

Before Tableau was the $15.7 billion key to Salesforce’s problems, it was a couple of founders arguing with a couple of venture capitalists over lunch about why its Series A valuation should be higher than $12 million pre-money. Salesforce has generally been one to signify corporate strategy shifts through their acquisitions, so you can understand […]

Adobe’s latest Customer Experience Platform updates take aim at data scientists

Adobe’s Customer Experience Platform provides a place to process all of the data that will eventually drive customer experience applications in the Adobe Experience Cloud. This involves bringing in vast amounts of transactional and interactional data being created across commerce platforms. This process is complex and involves IT, applications developers and data scientists. Last fall, […]

Yes, Slack is down. Update: Slack’s back

Update: It’s baaaaaack. Back to work, erm, slackers. Official word, per Slack: We’re pleased to report that we have the all clear, and all functionality is now restored. Thanks so much for bearing with us in the meantime. Are your co-workers ignoring you? Welcome to my world! In your case, however, that is probably because Slack […]

The Great Hack tells us data corrupts 

This week professor David Carroll, whose dogged search for answers to how his personal data was misused plays a focal role in The Great Hack: Netflix’s documentary tackling the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal, quipped that perhaps a follow up would be more punitive for the company than the $5BN FTC fine released the same day. […]

Emergence’s Jason Green joins TC Sessions: Enterprise this September

Picking winners from the herd of early-stage enterprise startups is challenging — so much competition, so many disruptive technologies, including mobile, cloud and AI. One investor who has consistently identified winners is Jason Green, founder and general partner at Emergence, and TechCrunch is very pleased to announce that he will join the investor panel at […]

Muzmatch adds $7M to swipe right on Muslim-majority markets

Muzmatch, a matchmaking app for Muslims, has just swiped a $7 million Series A on the back of continued momentum for its community-sensitive approach to soulmate searching for people of the Islamic faith. It now has more than 1.5 million users of its apps, across 210 countries, swiping, matching and chatting online as they try […]

CrunchMatch simplifies networking at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019

Get ready to experience world-class networking TechCrunch-style at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019. On September 5, more than 1,000 of the top enterprise software minds and makers, movers and shakers will descend on San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It’s a day-long conference featuring distinguished speakers, panel discussions, demos and workshops. It’s also a […]

Airbud raises $4 million to add a voice interface to your website

Amazon’s Alexa ushered in a new dawn of user interfaces, bringing voice into the mix as a viable option. Dozens of companies have sprouted because of this, not least of which being Airbud.io. Airbud allows any company to add a voice interface to its website. The company just closed a $4 million round led by […]

Facebook says it’s under antitrust investigation by the FTC

Facebook’s investors were not fazed by the announcement of a $5 billion FTC fine after baking it into share price expectations, but Facebook’s admission that it was now under investigation by the FTC over antitrust issues was a surprise. Facebook detailed in its Q2 earnings release that it has paid the record fine and agreed […]

Following record FTC fine, Facebook stock pops on Q2 earnings beat

Hours after receiving a record $5 billion FTC fine on privacy violations, Facebook delivered a Q2 earnings beat with revenue of $16.9 billion with $1.99 adjusted EPS compared to the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.90 EPS on revenue of $16.45 billion. Facebook reported it has 1.59 billion DAUs and 2.1 billion daily active users of […]

Snap overtakes its IPO debut price

Snap may no longer be the laughing stock of the New York Stock Exchange. On the heels of renewed user growth and an earnings beat, Snap closed Wednesday with a share price at $17.60, up 18.68% for the day, giving the company its first close above its $17 IPO debut price since March of last […]

Daily Crunch: Facebook will pay $5B fine

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook settles with FTC: $5 billion and new privacy guarantees Although in line with what was reported before the official announcement, […]

Facebook fails to keep Messenger Kids’ safety promise

Facebook’s messaging app for under 13s, Messenger Kids — which launched two years ago pledging a “private” chat space for kids to talk with contacts specifically approved by their parents — has run into an embarrassing safety issue. The Verge obtained messages sent by Facebook to an unknown number of parents of users of the […]

TikTok tests an Instagram-style grid and other changes

Short-form video app TikTok, the fourth most downloaded app in the world as of last quarter, is working on several new seemingly Instagram-inspired features — including a Discover page, a grid-style layout similar to Instagram Explore, an Account Switcher and more. The features were uncovered this week by reverse-engineering specialist Jane Manchun Wong, who published […]

Twitter tests a new way to label replies

Twitter is testing a new way to make conversation threads easier to follow, with the launch of a new test that labels notable replies with special icons. If the original poster replies somewhere in the thread, their tweet will have a small microphone icon next to their profile picture. Other tweets may be labeled, as […]

Daily Crunch: Google is acquiring Looker

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion Google Cloud has been mired in third place in the cloud infrastructure […]

Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion

Google made a big splash this morning when it announced it’s going to acquire Looker, a hot analytics startup that’s raised more than $280 million. It’s paying $2.6 billion for the privilege and adding the company to Google Cloud. Thomas Kurian, the man who was handed the reins to Google Cloud at the end of […]

Babson College announces largest fundraising campaign in its 100-year history

Babson College, the pioneer and global leader in entrepreneurship education, has announced the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history, with a goal of raising $300 million and tripling the percentage of alumni who make annual donations to the College over the next four years. Babson College has announced the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history, with […]

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The Earned Income Tax Credit: A Primer

Key Findings The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit targeted at low-income workers. The majority of benefits accrue to people with an adjusted gross income (AGI) under $30,000, and about a third of benefits accrue to people with an AGI under $15,000. It has three phases. In the phase-in, each added […]

Over a Quarter of Businesses Plan to Relocate Outside the UK 

Better amenities, talent pools, tax breaks, affordable real estate and increased odds of success are just a few of the reasons businesses choose to relocate. A new address has the potential to improve profitability, provide access to new markets, increase employee happiness and even lower the overall costs of doing business. With Brexit uncertainty in […]

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Are You Failing At Engagement? 

New research from experience design studio, 383, reveals that one third of 25-44 year olds are searching for holidays online and on their mobile devices when they should be working.    While we all get distracted from time-to-time, 383’s research shows that 32% of adults are dreaming about their next ‘out of office’ right under […]

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Companies Lose Millions by Side-lining Procurement Teams, Research Shows 

Businesses failing to use procurement specialists to ensure they get best value from Third-Party Logistics suppliers (3PLs) are potentially losing millions, according to the latest research from leading supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA. SCALA surveyed a selection of the UK’s best-known businesses and 3PLs (whose revenue runs into the billions and whose number of clients run into the thousands) […]

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Mind the mental health gap: Employees are THREE times more likely to discuss physical ailments over mental health issues at work

The disparity in physical and mental health at work is laid bare in new research from the ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ campaign, as it launches its new Workplace Manifesto1 ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019). A OnePoll survey of 2,000 employed adults reveals that, on average, 42% of employees feel comfortable discussing […]

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The House Offers a Small Step Forward on Retirement Savings

The U.S. House of Representatives will soon consider the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019, introduced by House Ways and Means chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) and cosponsored by a bipartisan cohort. The Senate Finance Committee has introduced a similar bill, the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2019, but has […]

Connecticut Payroll Tax Proposal Raises Difficult Questions

With less than a month remaining in the legislative session, some Connecticut lawmakers want to go bold, eliminating the income tax for many taxpayers and replacing it with a new payroll tax. And while it has the support of some key legislators, many important details have yet to be worked out. The proposal seems straightforward […]

Science2Startup Symposium Convened Close to 300 Academic Researchers, Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, and Pharmaceutical Executives, Creating Connections to Advance Scientific Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 Science2Startup (S2S TM), an invitation-only symposium, convened close to 300 members of the biotech ecosystem at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard on April 23, 2019. The Symposium featured 12 university researchers and first-time entrepreneurs who presented their work to an audience comprised of biopharma investors, industry executives, and fellow academic researchers. “Science2Startup aims to equip exciting young startups in […]

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Pass-Through Businesses Q&A

Pass-through businesses are the dominant business structure in America. Pass throughs file more tax returns and report more business income than C corporations. Pass-through businesses are not subject to the corporate income tax, but instead report their income on the individual income tax returns of owners. This blog will address some frequently asked questions about […]

Pass-Through Businesses Q&A

Pass-through businesses are the dominant business structure in America. Pass throughs file more tax returns and report more business income than C corporations. Pass-through businesses are not subject to the corporate income tax, but instead report their income on the individual income tax returns of owners. This blog will address some frequently asked questions about […]

Reliance on Social Insurance Tax Revenue in Europe

A recent report on tax revenue sources shows that social insurance taxes are an important revenue source for European governments. In 2017 (the most recent data available), social insurance taxes were the second largest tax revenue source in Europe (27 countries covered), at an average of 29.7 percent of total tax revenue. Only consumption taxes were […]

New Details on the Austrian Tax Reform Plan

German Version Key Findings Last week, the Austrian Finance Ministry released its tax reform package, amounting to an annual tax cut of €8.3 billion by 2022. The tax reform plan includes lower personal income tax rates and lower social security contributions, reducing Austria’s high tax burden on labor. For businesses, the package includes a cut […]

State Corporate Income Taxes Increase Tax Burden on Corporate Profits

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduced the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. However, most U.S. states also tax corporate income. These state-level taxes mean the average statutory corporate income tax rate in the U.S., which combines the average of state corporate income tax rates with the […]

James Beard Foundation Receives Over $1 Million To Support Female Culinary Entrepreneurs Thanks To Grubhub’s “Donate The Change” Program

The James Beard Foundation today announced that the organization’s Women’s Leadership Programs has benefitted from over a million dollars contributed by diners of Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace. During the month of March, Grubhub diners – in celebration of Women’s History Month and in support of Grubhub’s RestaurantHER initiative aimed at advancing […]

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How Stable is Cigarette Tax Revenue?

This web tool allows taxpayers to see how cigarette tax revenues have changed since 1955. Across almost all states, a clear pattern of volatility emerges. Tax rate hikes are met with a momentary bump in revenue, followed by a falloff.

Minnesota House and Senate at Odds Over Gas Tax Increase

The Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate have each passed an infrastructure funding bill, but the two chambers have very different ideas of how to generate additional revenue for road and bridge repairs. The sticking point? Whether to increase the excise tax on gas. Currently, Minnesota’s gas tax is 28.6 cents per gallon (cpg), the […]

Republican Study Committee Budget Contains Important Tax Policy Proposals

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) released its Fiscal Year 2020 Budget this week, and it includes a number of tax policy changes. Among the most important are proposals to make the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s (TCJA) individual and expensing provisions permanent, shorten depreciation schedules, create universal savings accounts (USAs), and eliminate tax extenders. Make […]

Students of Top MBA Programmes Spend $21,000 to Travel; Israel, Japan, and Colombia are the Most Popular Destinations

Using data from trips organised by MBA students on its platform since 2015, WeTravel released three key statistics on the travel behaviour of MBA students from top US schools. MBA trips can be divided into two categories: (a) career-focused group travel; e.g. a 35-person trip organised by MBA Technology Club to the Bay Area to visit tech […]

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Perkbox, Europe’s Fastest Growing Employee Experience Platform, Raises £13.5M in Funding Boost

Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, has announced £13.5M in equity funding to support the worldwide expansion of its employee experience platform. The round is led primarily by existing investor Draper Esprit, alongside long-term Perkbox angels. Recently No. 25 in the FT’s list of 1,000 fastest growing European companies, Perkbox is a platform designed to provide […]

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A Culture of Learning

Kelly Palmer spent the early years of her career deep in Silicon Valley’s trenches of product development and corporate strategy. But one day she had what she calls a “mid-life career crisis,” and pivoted her own journey into the world of corporate learning. She went on to run the Sun Microsystems learning group, and […]

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Ahead of the Curve

*Updated Jan. 2019: After initial publication and following a major acquisition in 2018, the company has grown to over $7 billion in revenue and more than 200,000 employees. Service areas increased to the U.K., and Central and Latin America. Steve Jones, CEO at Allied Universal, has grown the security company from $12 million in […]

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Catching up to Tech’s Promise

We all talk a good game when it comes to digital transformation. For years, we’ve been nodding our heads when we hear that our companies have to be digital-first to be driven by real-time data. How getting rid of the ballast of technical debt and embracing the next wave will free our time, our people, […]

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The Future Looks Sweet

Online shopping has slowed checkout aisle impulse buys like candy bars. Former Unilever executive Doug Straton is now tapping data to reconfigure how Hershey’s conducts business to compete in a bricks-and-clicks retail landscape. For brands today, a customer’s inability to find products, paired with subpar online content, is the equivalent of […]

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One Hundred Years of Hope

Founded in 1919, Save the Children is a global nonprofit whose mission is to make sure that every single child, no matter where they live, has the opportunity to have a healthy start, an education, and to be protected from harm. Carolyn Miles, previously the organization’s COO, and now CEO, is on a mission to […]

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Smarter Building

In 2009, Jason Adams wasn’t sure what was next. The thirtysomething entrepreneur based in Bend, Oregon had already built up a successful land development business, but the area had just been hit with a housing crash, turning Bend into one of the fastest depreciating real estate markets in the country. Adams watched 90-95% of his […]

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The Deal with AI

Sam Riley thinks about deals all day. As the CEO of Ansarada, an AI-powered dealmaking platform, he focuses not just on making the deal experience transparent for all parties—including corporate acquisitions, mergers, and partnerships—but also on learning from the 12+ years of data the company has seen fly through its system, to identify patterns in […]

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The Next Workforce

A startup veteran, Roger Dickey has moved on from his last success—selling a gaming company to Zynga and founding the game Mafia Wars with 100 million users—to become the founder and CEO of Gigster, a five-year-old company that allows enterprise clients to tap into an elite pool of independent developers for building and maintaining their […]

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AI for the Rest of Us

As an expert in AI, Joshua Gans spends a lot of time separating hype from reality. Currently a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, he teaches MBA students networking and digital marketing strategy—including how companies can use technology to compete through innovation. We sat down with Joshua to discuss the new […]

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