Diane Bryant was only at Google for a few months before leaving, but she still has a lot to say about how it does business (GOOG, GOOGL)

Diane Bryant made what seems to be her first public appearance since departing Google in July. Bryant was a 32-year veteran of Intel before she became the COO of Google Cloud in December 2017. But she left the search giant a little over six months later.  In her appearance, Bryant still had a surprising amount to say about Google's business. She discussed how Google's IT department is using AI to help provide employees with those famous free meals, as well as how the company is working to prev...
Tags: Google, Trends, Intel, Davis, Lebron James, Fortune, Diane Greene, Bryant, Greene, Google Cloud, Diane Greene Google, Diane Bryant, Brian Krzanich Intel, July Bryant, University of Califorinia, CIO of McDonald

A partner at a $630 million fund reveals his firm’s secret to scouting billion dollar companies – and says that the rest of venture capital is 20 years behind

EQT Ventures has developed Motherbrain, an AI-powered software program to help it find new startups in which to invest.  Motherbrain is treated as a partner at the firm, and even has her own e-mail address.  EQT Ventures partner Alastair Mitchell believes that the venture capital industry is 20 years behind other kinds of investors because it doesn't embrace algorithms or data in making deals.  Some other VCs believe that no machine can replace the human touch in dealmaking. Stockholm-based ...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Trends, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Google Ventures, Stockholm, Mitchell, Chamath Palihapitiya, Insight Venture Partners, Social Capital, Deven, EQT Ventures, Parekh, Deven Parekh, Mitchell Mitchell

These are the 5 forces that are rapidly killing advertising agencies

Ad agencies are facing several existential threats, according to a new Forrester report. This includes everything from CMOs taking more media and creative in-house to consulting firms coming after high-margin agency services. The Chief Marketing Officer's purview is expanding beyond building brands to driving sales and business transformation. As a result the future of ad agencies has never been more in doubt. Indeed, ad agencies are facing an increasing number of severe external threats, co...
Tags: Trends, Unilever, Deloitte, Accenture, Forrester, Colin Kinsella, Scott Kauffman, Accenture Interactive, MDC Partners Clients, Havas Media Consultancies

10 Startup Myths Busted

by Caroline Revell You don’t have to look far for ‘Start-Up Business Advice’ but some of them seem to be fake news. To help you ignore the fiction, here are our top 10 myths busted: 1. You Need A College Degree. This is one of the main reasons which stops entrepreneurs starting a business, thinking that they are under qualified or need a degree. Mark Zuckerberg is worth an estimated $34.8billion and had no degree before starting Facebook. Thomas Edison was a newspaper salesman before creating...
Tags: Google, Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Singapore, Bloomberg, Zynga, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Rsa, Coca Cola, Eric Schmidt, British Council, Advice For The Young At Heart, Startup Advice, Entrepreneur Advice

With $40 million for AuditBoard’s risk and compliance toolkit, LA’s enterprise startups notch another win

Daniel Kim and Jay Lee, the two founders of AuditBoard, a Los Angeles-based provider of a risk and compliance software service for large businesses, grew up middle school friends in Cerritos, Calif. It was from their hometown Los Angeles exurb, that Kim and Lee first began plotting how they would turn their experience working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young (respectively) into the software business that just managed to rake in $40 million in financing led by one of venture capital’s...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Business, California, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Risk Management, Economy, ERP, Software, Audit, SaaS, Venture Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Michael Brown

Apple could launch glasses in 2020, Apple Car in 2023, predicts analyst with strong track record (AAPL)

Apple could release a pair of augmented reality smartglasses in 2020, highly respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts. Apple could also release an "Apple Car" by 2023, according to the note. The note is speculative, but Apple does have hundreds of employees working on both automotive projects and augmented reality prototypes. Apple could release augmented reality glasses by 2020, and a car three to five years after that, highly-respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a TF Securities...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, California, Trends, Google Glass, Magic Leap, Samsung Galaxy, Aapl, Nyu, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Bloomberg Apple, TF Securities

'People and the egos often get in the way': Here are 5 things ad agencies can do to survive amid massive pressure to reinvent themselves

Agencies must transform their business models to meet the needs of modern CMOs, according to a new industry report. As they evolve their business models, they must keep clients at the center, scale critical capabilities and execute on creative efficiently. As chief marketing officers increasingly must help steer their companies through massive disruption, their needs from their agencies are changing rapidly. Agencies today must not only provide communication, creative and media services — bu...
Tags: US, Trends, CMO, Dallas, Kantar, Publicis, WPP, Forrester, Grey, Omnicom, Credera, Marcel, MDC Partners, Dentsu, Philippe Krakowsky, Rishad Tobaccowala

The founding CTO of a $3 billion company explains why it's vital he still gets his hands dirty coding (MDB)

Eliot Horowitz is the founding CTO of MongoDB, which is currently valued at $3.2 billion after going public in October 2017. Horowitz has been in the position for a decade, and acknowledges it's unusual for the same CTO, who developed a product from scratch, to stick around once the company explodes. He says he now manages around 400 people, but still gets his hands dirty coding to understand both MongoDB's own developers and its customers. Other founding CTOs who are scaling up should stay cl...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Cto, Kevin Ryan, Don, HOROWITZ, Bobby Murphy, Mongo, Dwight Merriman, MDB, Dev Ittycheria, Eliot Horowitz

Tesla sinks after reports the SEC has issued subpoenas about Elon Musk’s 'funding secured' tweet (TSLA)

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued formal subpoenas to Tesla, Fox Business reported Wednesday. Shares of Tesla sank by as much as 4% following the report. Follow Tesla's stock price in real-time here.  Shares of Tesla sank as much as 4% in trading Wednesday as the flurry of news surrounding Elon   Musk’s plan to take his electric car maker private continued. Fox Business reported Wednesday that the US' top equities regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission, had issues ...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, New York Times, Cigna, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Business Insider, Fox Business, Charles Gasparino

Twistlock snares $33 million Series C investment to secure cloud native environments

As the world shifts to a cloud native approach, the way you secure applications as they get deployed is changing too. Twistlock, a company built from the ground up to secure cloud native environments, announced a $33 million Series C round today led by Iconiq Capital. Previous investors YL Ventures, TenEleven, Rally Ventures, Polaris Partners and Dell Technologies Capital also participated in the round. The company reports it has received a total of $63 million in venture investment to date. Twi...
Tags: Security, Startups, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Israel, Tech, Walgreens, Portland Oregon, Containers, Bernstein, Aetna, Ben Bernstein, Dell Technologies Capital, Cloud Native, Serverless Computing

Chinese internet stocks are getting slammed after Tencent's profit drops for the first time in almost 13 years

Chinese tech stocks slid Wednesday in US trade after Tencent reported a surprise 2% drop in second-quarter net profit, the first decline for the Chinese tech giant in nearly 13 years. The results were dragged down by slowing growth in mobile gaming and a decline in PC gaming. Mobile gaming revenue jumped 19% year-over-year, making for a sequential decline of 19%. Meanwhile, PC gaming revenue fell 5% versus a year ago. Those results are causing a sharp reaction in Chinese internet stocks ac...
Tags: US, Trends, Tencent, Lebron James, Iq, Yy, WB, Baba, HUYA, BIDU, JD, Renn, Bili, Weibo WB, PDD, Alibaba BABA

Nearly 50k people have blocked Twitter’s biggest advertisers over the Alex Jones debacle (and you can too)

Alex Jones can’t win these days. As the unofficial mascot of conspiracy theorists everywhere, Jones — the man who answers the question: What happens when you turn human skin inside-out and continue to wear it? — has seen his beloved InfoWars brand blocked on every major platform that isn’t a microblogging site disguised as a smoldering dumpster fire. Jones has 99 problems, currently, and the internet is the biggest of said problems, according to a botched lyrical representation of a Jay-Z song. ...
Tags: Startups, Jay Z, Social Media, Jones, Alex Jones

Why Low-Budget Videos Beat TV-Quality Ads on Facebook

The better the production quality of a video ad, the better it performs on Facebook. Right? But there's a reason why many low-budget Facebook videos often reach more people with less ad spend than commercial-quality videos. In this episode of Shopify Masters, you’ll learn from an entrepreneur who ran a "bad ad" on Facebook that made him $2 million in his first year of business. Chad Kauffman is the co-founder of Kitty Poo Club, a company that ships disposable cat litter boxes, pre-filled with p...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, China, United States, Chad, Ohio, Fda, Shopify, Dollar Shave Club, Felix Thea, Don, FELIX, Toronto Canada

Bitfi is threatening the hackers who hacked its ‘unhackable’ crypto-wallet

This is getting ugly. It appears the creators of the purportedly (but not really) “unhackable” cryptocurrency wallet Bitfi, endorsed by John McAfee, have sent veiled threats to the security researchers that hacked the device. In a now-deleted tweet, Bitfi warned the researchers (one of whom is only 15 years old) that there might be certain negative “consequences” for doing proper security work. “This is my last tweet as my shift is ending, but did you guys ever bother to look into who you picked...
Tags: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, John Mcafee, Hard Fork, Bitfi

Animals that defy the rules of aging — like naked mole rats — could help scientists unravel the secrets to longevity

Some long-living animals seem to defy the rules of aging, so scientists are studying them. Two animals of interest to researchers are the naked mole rat, which lives decades longer than its rodent relatives, and turtles, which can live up to 200 years.  Researchers have found noticeable differences in the ways these animals' metabolisms and mitochondria function.  Being a freak of nature isn't always a bad thing, especially if you defy the conventions of aging.  Naked mole rats and turtles a...
Tags: Germany, Trends, Anderson, Darwin, Seychelles, Business Insider, University Of Michigan, Miller, Jonathan, Storey, Richard Miller, Carleton University, Bens, Ori, Leibniz Institute, Glenn Center of Aging Research

6 recent Seattle restaurant and bar closures — and two closing soon

A big seafood spot and a smaller, meatier place prepare for the end, while six others have bowed out in the last six weeks. But compared to new openings ...
Tags: Business, News, Life, Food & Drink, Seattle, Local Business

Do Less of This and More of That Instead

Do less worrying about what might go wrong and do more of what is necessary to give yourself every advantage when it comes to the results you want. Do less thinking about what happens if you fail and turn your focus to what you will learn that will allow you to succeed eventually. Do less being concerned with what other people think and do more of being true to yourself and your purpose and meaning. Do less procrastinating and do more of the work that moves you closer to your dreams and ambition...
Tags: Sales, Usa Today, Success Mindset, Do Important Work First, Doing Less

Why Investing In Property Is Perfect For Young Entrepreneurs

As a young entrepreneur, thinking about investment and planning your future is something that will become increasingly important as your business grows. As you expand and develop your business, it’s worth looking at ways you can invest your increasing capital. By investing the money you make now, you can start protecting your future and property is a great asset to have. Though it’s tempting to throw all of your capital into your business, it can be smart to diversify and start to build up an i...
Tags: Startups, UK, Investing, Property Investment, Others

MoviePass has less than two months left before it runs out of cash — and its latest changes won't save it (HMNY)

MoviePass' parent company, Helios and Matheson, has less than two months of cash left at the rate it was burning through its funds in the second quarter. Even if it was able to reduce its burn rate as much as executives have stated, it still would have less than a month's worth of cash. When it's run low on funds in the past, Helios and Matheson has repeatedly issued and sold new shares to raise cash. But that tactic may be coming to an end; it already increased its share count by more than 9...
Tags: Samsung, Trends, Nasdaq, Wall Street Journal, Moviepass, Helios, Lowe, Matheson, Fortnite, Mitch Lowe

Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company’s rules against inciting violence. The New York Times reports that Jones tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their “battle rifles” ready against media and […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, The New York Times, Jones, Alex Jones, Nation & World

What do CSULB’s real-life shark scientists think of ‘The Meg’?

So “The Meg” – the widely promoted action movie about 75-foot megalodon dinosaur sharks suddenly coming back to life in the Eastern Pacific – enjoyed a much better-than-expected, $45 million opening weekend in North American theaters. Some viewers have embraced the adaptation of Steve Alten’s 1997 sharksploitation book “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror” as actual seagoing science. Is such a shark tale possible? Or is it mere “Jurassic Waterpark” fantasy? In response, we sent a couple of marine biolog...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, Movies, News, California, La, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Long Beach, Peru, Rex, North America, Local News, Sharks, Jason Statham

Stocks are tumbling as Tencent's brutal earnings report reminds traders of Facebook's growth woes

US stocks tumbled Wednesday after Chinese tech giant Tencent reported its first profit decline in almost 13 years, putting pressure on the US tech sector. Investors are watching tech especially closely for signs of a growth slowdown after Facebook said it had peaked for the year during a disastrous earnings report. Follow the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index. US stocks tumbled Wednesday after Chinese tech giant Tencent reported its first profit decline in almost 13 years, putting pressure on t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, US, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Alibaba, Tencent, Nvidia, Lebron James, Baidu, Alphabet, Freeport McMoRan, Newmont

Jeff Bezos' middle-school teachers said that as a kid, the CEO of Amazon wasn't 'particularly gifted in leadership' (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was a smart and enterprising kid, as Brad Stone writes in his 2013 book "The Everything Store." In sixth grade, at 12 years old, he practiced statistical analysis by designing a survey so students could rate the teachers. However, his teachers later said that he wasn't "particularly gifted in leadership," a funny claim about the man at the head of a worldwide retail giant. Smart kids are more likely to hold leadership positions as adults, according to research. But it's s...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Texas, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Ray, Bezos, Vanderbilt University, AMZN, Stirling University, University College Dublin, Brad Stone, Tim As Brad Stone

Startups: If You’re not Blogging, You’re Making a Mistake

Communication is everything in a startup. If you’re a startup, you need to be blogging for your own team. I know everyone says blogging is dead in the age of Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn. But blogging is your best competitive edge over larger firms: how fast you can learn and how fast those learnings permeate the organization determines how fast you can evolve — and evolving is your edge.I believe having a good narrative version of who we are at BP3 is important. Too often we think in bulle...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Wisdom, Startup, Communication, Blogging, Austin Startups

House Democrats are demanding answers from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about his now-debunked cyberattack claim

Some of the leading Democratic members of the House of Representatives committee that oversees the Federal Communications Commission sent a letter Tuesday to Ajit Pai, the agency's chairman. In the letter, the representatives criticized Pai for falsely claiming that the FCC was the victim of a cyberattack last year. The representatives demanded to know when Pai first learned the cyberattack claim was false, and why he didn't inform them sooner about that fact. The letter follows a report from...
Tags: Fcc, Congress, John Oliver, Senate, Trends, Fbi, House, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, Federal Communications Commission, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Pai, Frank Pallone, Ajit Pai, House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Hulu's 'Castle Rock' is a 'Stranger Things' for the Stephen King horror universe that was just renewed for season 2

Hulu's new horror series, "Castle Rock," was just renewed for a second season. It's the closest Hulu has gotten to its own "Stranger Things," as it is heavily inspired by the work of Stephen King and relies on a sense of nostalgia akin to the Netflix hit. "Castle Rock" isn't as flashy as "Stranger Things," but with the works of King at its disposal, it doesn't have to be. The show has an impressive cast that includes Andre Holland, Scott Glenn, Sissy Spacek, and Terry O'Quinn.   Hulu must fe...
Tags: Stephen King, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Kkk, Quinn, Hulu, King, Steven Spielberg, Glenn, Jack Torrance, Castle Rock, Deaver, Andre Holland, Pennywise, Bill Skarsgård

M&A Quarterly News In The Industrials Sector

The report below presents you with a good overview on the third quarter M&A activity in the Industrials  sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Industrials sector for Q2 2018 included 96 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet. One of the notable middle market transactions was announced in June when Entegris, Inc. acquired SAES Pure Gas, Inc. from SAES Getters SpA for US$355 million in cash, funded from its available cash. The tra...
Tags: Business, US, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, FactSet, San Luis Obispo California, Corporate Finance, Entegris Inc, Industrials, Merger-and-aquisitions, M&A advisor, SAES Pure Gas Inc, SAES Pure Gas, Stephen Hauser

I would play the Nintendo Switch way more than I do if it had these 3 features (NTDOY)

The Nintendo Switch is an incredible game console. But I wish I could justify playing it more often. Some of my favorite games over the last year have been on the Switch: I played through the entirety of "The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" twice, and my fiancée and I shared — and loved — every moment of "Super Mario Odyssey." There are other great games worth checking out, like "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" and the "Bayonetta" games, not to mention hit indie titles like "Stardew Valley," "Hollow K...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Netflix, Sony, Nintendo, Mario Kart, Hulu, Voice, Stardew Valley, Nintendo Switch

EmailThis organizes all your web reading into one simple app — get it now at 86% off

EmailThis helps you build your own library of web content to read at your leisure the way you want to digest it. Right now, you can lock in a lifetime of access to EmailThis service at a fraction of its retail price — only $24.99 from TNW Deals.
Tags: Startups, Offers

Area 51 jobs: Government is hiring

If you’re looking for a pilot job that’s a bit out of the ordinary, you might want to check out this job posting on engineering firm Aecom’s website. Janet Airlines, the unofficial name of the classified airline that serves the United States Air Force, is looking for a First Officer. Janet has its own terminal at Las Vegas airport, and is generally believed to fly from Area 51 and other classified areas, transporting cargo and passengers. To become a First Officer on this classified plane, yo...
Tags: Travel, Jobs, Nevada, Pilot, All, Aecom, Janet, United States Air Force, Area 51, Las Vegas airport, Travel Jobs, The Government, Government Jobs, Pilot Job, Janet Airlines

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