Thursday, June 20, 2019

Google employees can’t just walk away from ethical trade-offs like Dragonfly

Let me blunt up front: I think Google should launch a censored search engine in China...

Can predictive analytics be made safe for humans?

Plus, the more moral relativity of Huawei vs. America Massive-scale predictive analytics is a relatively...

Security token offerings aren’t looking much better in 2019

An analysis of a year of liquidity and trading data Pressed to explain who is using them, and why,...

Can we ever evaluate technical debt?

Plus more infrastructure sadness, Greenland! and India/Facebook challenges. Every couple of months, I talk to an entrepreneur who...

Most Experiential Tech festival in Dubai is here

Steps towards Step Step, the “most experiential tech festival in...

The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoin’s security

A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and...

And Uber is going with . . . Bird (looks like)

Five months ago, the Bay Area-based electric scooter rental company Lime joined forces with the ride-hailing giant Uber, which both invested in the company as...

Daily Crunch: Black Friday’s online sales are projected to hit $5.9B

1. Black Friday predicted to hit $5.9B in online sales, $645M spent so far After a record-breaking Thanksgiving with $3.7 billion in digital sales across...

Sweetgreen is officially a unicorn

Salad startup and retailer Sweetgreen  recently raised a $200 million Series H round led by Fidelity that valued the company at more than $1 billion. This...

Skincare startup Heyday raises $8M

Heyday, a startup aiming to make facials more affordable and personalized, announced today that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. I first...
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