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How living in Silicon Valley has made Kevin Durant a better investor

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, Warriors player Kevin Durant and his partner Rich Kleiman took the stage to tell the crowd about The Durant Company. While The Durant Company has made about 30 investments to date, Kleiman and Durant were hesitant to call it a VC firm. Instead they likened it to a private equity

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

Roots Studios’ ‘Shutterstock for cultural art’ could transform rural communities

Have you bought a really nice bedspread with a design from India and assumed it’s just something a designer dreamt up somewhere? Sometimes the designs have been appropriated from artists who live in “isolated areas, in the absence of mass manufacturing.” What’s required is a sort of “Shutterstock for cultural art,” where artists are paid

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A bunch of Amazon customers were told about a purchase on their non-existent baby registries

Something weird is going on over at Amazon. It seems the online retail giant is randomly telling some customers about purchases on their baby registry. The problem is these customers say they don’t have a baby registry — and some don’t even have a baby. Retailers regularly keep tabs on our purchases so they can

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An ex-Googler says flying cars are ‘completely crazy’ — and they’re 3 years away from becoming the next hot thing

Flying cars are poised to replace self-driving cars as the hot thing in the next three years according to ex-Googler and Kitty Hawk founder Sebastian Thrun. During his appearance at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Thrun, who is sometimes referred to as the godfather of the self-driving car, explained why he believes personal air travel will

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How the richest soccer clubs compare with the richest NFL teams

There is a significant cultural divide between the US and Europe when it comes to the appreciation of sport. While the NFL reigns supreme in America, soccer (or football if you prefer) dominates the zeitgeist internationally. Both the football teams stateside and the football clubs abroad bring in a ton of revenue. Using data from

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Billionaire Elon Musk responds to unhappy Tesla customer on a Friday night, teaching a brilliant lesson in customer service

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is the CEO of electric car company Tesla, the CEO of aerospace company SpaceX, a co-founder of the non-profit Open AI, he's launching a tunneling company called The Boring Company and is starting a company aimed at connecting the human brain with computing power called Neuralink. And though he is running a handful of companies and planning for

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How I overcame “Women don’t want to invest” to raise $34.6M for Ellevest

"Women won't invest. They're too risk averse." "An investing platform for women sounds like a great idea ... but it's not." "Others have tried and failed, so you will too." "That's interesting, but the real issue for women is the gender pay gap." "Women won't invest online." "But don't their husbands do it for them?" This is

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Start-up community’s fight with Trump administration over immigrant entrepreneurs intensifies

President Donald Trump was elected on an anti-immigration platform that included building a wall between the southern border of the United States and Mexico. His polarizing stance on immigration has been met with particularly vehement resistance from the entrepreneurship sector. That's because many top founders hail from abroad. Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk is from South Africa, and

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

Facebook halts ad targeting of profile details abused by users

In a swift response to the news that advertisers were able to target anti-Semitic phrases on Facebook, the social network has shut down “self-reported targeting fields” in the ad systemuntil further notice. It was shown earlier today in a ProPublica report that Facebook’s advertising system gladly surfaced categories like “How to burn jews” and “Hitler did nothing wrong.”

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments

Battlefield Australia produces a striking group of founder applicants

Applications are officially closed for TechCrunch’s Battlefield Australia, and the response exceeded expectations. There are 272 early-stage companies from Australia and New Zealand that are now vying for a spot in Battlefield Australia and for a chance to walk away with the $25,000 prize and an all-expense paid trip to Disrupt SF in 2018. That’s an impressive number

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Home, News|0 Comments