Founders Corner: Wealthfronts Andy Rachleff on growing a business

June 23, 2017

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…

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Dont cry for me, Ubertina

June 22, 2017

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…

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With Whole Foods, Amazon is going to eat the grocery industry

June 22, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Dmitry Guzhanin News broke last week of Amazons plans to acquire supermarket chain Whole Foods for a reported $13.7 billion. The purchase of the Austin-based grocers more than 450 stores marks Amazons most ambitious step into the brick and mortar retail space, giving them immediate access to a large network of physical locations. While Amazons Prime Now offering has already begun shaking the U.S. retail industry, their…

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Square released its first-ever diversity report, and we’re impressed

June 21, 2017

Image: square Silicon Valley is known for being grey and male. Square isn’t different. It is, however, different in how it’s talking about addressing that issue. The payments corporation, led by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, released its first-ever diversification report Tuesday that vindicated the same-old narrative, with numbers. Overall, 63.3 percentage of the corporation is male and 57.3 percent is white. The company isn’t letting that get or vindicating the…

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 21, 2017

Image: Vasylyna Halun/ shutterstock Five years ago, I was one year into a salary writing undertaking at a indulgence fad label when it punched me: I was being grossly overpaid. You read right. I was overpaid. As a scribe. In fashion. You can imagine my boss appearance whenat our monthly recollect I paraded into its term of office, diligently listed out my responsibilitiesand informed him that I was being overpaid….

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There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 18, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is…

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5 crowdfunded projects that delivered on the hype

June 18, 2017

Crowdfunding glory.Image: Extreme Fliers Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Online crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo can make you an overnight success if you play your cards right. Whether its getting a VR prototype off the ground (before being sniped by Facebook, of course), funding large projects with pledged donations can work if the scale is right….

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What will Amazon do with Whole Foods? Here are 5 possibilities

June 18, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos comes out on top once again.Image: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES On paper, Amazon just bought a struggling overpriced grocery chain for more than $13 billion. But the online retail giant sees much more in Whole Foods than a simple supermarket. Jeff Bezos’ sprawling retail empire will no doubt squeeze every last cent out of Whole Foods’ various assets in ways that only a company as large as…

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Does Amazon’s Whole Foods even need cashiers anymore?

June 17, 2017

Owned by Amazon.Image: julie Jacobson/AP/REX/Shutterstock Six months ago, Amazon caused fear for the long-term future of grocery store jobs with Amazon Go, its first experimental cashier-less grocery store. But it was just one store. Amazon didn’t have much of a presence in the real world. It’s something to worry about but maybe not immediately. On Friday, those concerns suddenly become a lot more tangible when Amazon announced that it had…

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This project could change how we think about digital art

June 17, 2017

Someone owns this picture. Image: Cryptopunk No, not the copyright to the picture. They own the picture itself. You can, of course, download a version, but that’s just a copy. Someone owns the original. It is art, and it has an owner. What does that mean in the digital age? That’s what the guys at Larva Labs want to find out. The image above is just one of 10,000 pieces…

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