TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia joined by leading Aussie names
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:00:35 +0000
 As you’ve probably gathered TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early-stage startups, in partnership with ELEVACAO. As we like to say these days, ‘all roads lead to Disrupt’ and our focus now is to reach out internationally to find the best startups for our Disrupt stages, from all around the world. TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia is… Read More
Report: Jared Kushner used a private email server for White House work
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:46:28 +0000
 President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law and official White House adviser, Jared Kushner, used a private email server — set up after the election — to conduct White House business, according to a new report in Politico. Kushner used the private account in tandem with his official White House email account to correspond with current and former senior White House officials,… Read More
SAP is buying identity management firm Gigya for $350M
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:13:45 +0000
 SAP, the German enterprise software giant, today announced an acquisition to strengthen its hybris e-commerce division. It has acquired Gigya, a firm that helps online properties manage customer identities and profiles. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed officially, but our sources tell us it is for $350 million. This was the same figure that was reported yesterday when the news leaked… Read More
The cambrian moment in our innovation economy
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:30:05 +0000
 According to Re-Imagine group chairman and serial tech entrepreneur Peter Hirshberg, we are at a decisive moment in our innovation economy.  Silicon Valley – or, at least, the “ethos of Silicon Valley” – is spreading all over America, Hirshberg insists. And Silicon Valley is reinventing what he calls “secondary” places like Youngstown, Ohio or… Read More
The Startup Alley from this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:11:13 +0000
 At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco we always have a huge and varied array of companies presenting. Here’s a taster of the Startup Alley from this year, featuring companies from many of the pavilions at the event. Enjoy! Health and BioTech Pavillion Korea Pavillion Germany Pavilion Hardware Pavillion IOT Pavilion UK and Brussels Pavilion AR/VR Pavillion Read More
The new electronic police state
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:30:57 +0000
 Although the Fourth Amendment protects us and our “effects” from “unreasonable searches and seizures,” Customs and Border Protection agents can take advantage of an exception to this constitutional protection and search our electronic devices at airports without first establishing reasonable suspicion or securing a warrant. It’s a problem that’s only… Read More
The abyss of analytics
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:00:29 +0000
 I want to talk about a mistake I see client after client making. (I work at a tech consultancy. We have a lot of clients. Not all of them make this mistake! …But many do.) That mistake is to obsess over analytics data, without any strategy; to assume that all that needs to be done is to gather as much data as possible, and then this data will magically become knowledge, and knowledge… Read More
Deliveroo raises $385M in new funding, now valued at ‘over $2 Billion’
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:19:37 +0000
 Deliveroo, the London headquartered restaurant food delivery startup, has raised $385 million in new funding, giving it a valuation of “over $2 billion,” according to the company. Read More