• Founders Corner: Wealthfronts Andy Rachleff on growing a business
  • Ubers toxic culture risks its driverless future, too
  • Green light for UK driverless car road trials – BBC News
  • Dont cry for me, Ubertina
  • Regulation could stifle growing China-US venture activity

Founders Corner: Wealthfronts Andy Rachleff on growing a business

Shripriya Mahesh is a partner at Omidyar Network. Rob Veres is a partner at Omidyar Network. Omidyar Networks Emerging Tech team has launched the second season of its podcast,Founders Corner, with lessons from todays premier founders and CEOs. We will be speaking with some of the top executives in tech. This season features investor and entrepreneur Reid Hoffman; Yancey Strickler, CEO and co-founder of Kickstarter; Gina Bianchini, CEO and founder…

Read More >>

Ubers toxic culture risks its driverless future, too

So Ubers blowhard-in-chief Travis Kalanick is finally out, out as CEO after some of its most prominent investors put the squeeze on him to go (not just take a time out). Scandal after scandal has hammered the company in recent times, culminating in an external investigation into a corporate culture accused by a former female employee of being rife with sexism, aggression and inequality. Kalanicks aggressive style of management has…

Read More >>

Green light for UK driverless car road trials – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Car that talk to each other are part of the driverless change but currently a human are still required to be at the motor A fleet of up to 40 self-driving pavement-based ‘pods’ will too be introduced in pedestrianised the sectors of Milton Keynes. Image copyright LUTZ Pathfinder Image caption Driverless husks will be available in pedestrian the sectors of Milton Keynes There are similar…

Read More >>

Dont cry for me, Ubertina

Uber has been in trouble for a while. The company was built on a bro-tastic, anything goes attitude that goes way back to God View and the targeted harassment of journalists. In short, it was built on an original sin that was never washed clean. There are two takeaways circulated in the Valley this week regarding Travis Kalanicks departure. The first is similar to this one: Travis leaving Uber is…

Read More >>

Regulation could stifle growing China-US venture activity

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Advertising giants leave little room for adtech startups, and VCs are noticing How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICOd digital assets Last week,Reutersreportedthat the U.S. government is considering placing new restrictions on Chinese investment into American companies developing artificial intelligence, machine learning and other technologies with strategic importance to the United States. The…

Read More >>

Leading universities rated ‘bronze’ under new ranking system – BBC News

Drop-out rates The TEF, which was introduced by the previous government, is being administered by the Higher Education Funding Council for England( Hefce ). Degree providers – a mixture of universities, colleges offering degree trends and alternative providers – could opt whether or not to take part. However, those awarded a copper or higher – all institutions that took character, besides 64 who were given a provisional rating – are…

Read More >>

Adobe acquires Mettles SkyBox tools to expand its VR video portfolio

Adobe today announced that it has acquired all of Mettles SkyBox technologies and plug-ins for building transitions, titles and effects in VR applications and 360-degree videos. Mettle had made a name for itself over the last few years by providing these plug-ins for Adobe tools like Premiere Pro and After Effects, so the Adobe team was obviously aware of Mettles efforts in the area. Mettle co-founder Chris Bobotis will join…

Read More >>

Argentinas government is wooing entrepreneurs with a new law

Marta Cruz is a co-founder and managing partner at NXTP Labs, an early-stage fund for tech companies in Latin America. Despite years of economic uncertainties and the lack of a proper legal framework to help promising startups obtain capital, Argentine entrepreneurs are building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. The country is home to many of Latin Americas biggest startup success stories, and with the introduction of one new law, the pathway…

Read More >>

Trump in Iowa: President says he asked for health bill ‘with heart’

President Trump celebrated two more Republican victories in congressional special elections Wednesday and talked up the prospect of legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare at a campaign-style rally in Iowa. I hope we are going to surprise you with a really good plan, Trump told a crowd of just under 6,000 people in Cedar Rapids. Ive been talking about a plan with heart. I said, Add some money to it!…

Read More >>