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You can’t afford to make poor decisions about incentive stock options

Pam Kreuger Contributor Share on Twitter Pam Kreuger is the founder and CEO of, a free online service that matches consumers with qualified, fee-only financial advisers, and the creator and host of the investor-education television series “MoneyTrack.” John Chapman Contributor Share on Twitter John Chapman is a certified financial pla...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Opinion, Finance, Tech, Capital Gains Tax, Stock, Kurt, Newport Beach California, Options, John Chapman, EC Column, EC Future of Work, Pam Kreuger, WorthPointe Financial Planners

Demand Curve: Questions you need to answer in your paid search ads

Stewart Hillhouse Contributor Share on Twitter Stewart Hillhouse writes actionable growth marketing insights as senior content lead at Demand Curve. By night, he interviews marketers and creatives on his podcast, Top Of Mind. Before getting into marketing, Stewart was a semi-professional lumberjack. He also writes at More posts by this contributor Demand Curve: 7 ad types that increase click-...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Advertising Tech, Marketing, Tech, Search Engines, Ad, Online Shopping, Search Engine, Search Advertising, Search Engine Optimization, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Digital Marketing

Tech leaders can be the secret weapon for supercharging ESG goals

Jeff Sternberg Contributor Share on Twitter Jeff Sternberg is a technical director in the Office of the CTO (OCTO) at Google Cloud, a team of technologists and industry experts that help Google Cloud's customers solve challenging problems and disrupt their industries. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors should be key considerations for CTOs and technology leaders scaling next generation companies from day one. I...
Tags: Google, Energy, TC, Cloud, Column, Etsy, Opinion, Cloud Computing, Tech, Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source Software, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Gartner, Machine Learning, Ibm

The next generation of global payments: Afterpay + Square

Dana Stalder Contributor Share on Twitter Dana Stalder is a partner at Matrix Partners. The former commercial chief (Product, Sales and Marketing) at PayPal, he now leads fintech investing at Matrix Partners, where he also invests in consumer marketplaces and enterprise software. More posts by this contributor Fintechs could see $100 billion of liquidity in 2021 2019 saw a stampede of fintech unicorns ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Credit Cards, Startups, TC, Column, Australia, Opinion, Finance, Tech, Paypal, Sydney, M&a, Square, Mobile Payments, Nfc

Bring your own environment: The future of work

Michael Biltz Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Biltz is managing director of Accenture Technology Vision, where he leads the enterprise's annual visioning process to focus on how technology will impact the way we work and live. The world has just witnessed one of the fastest work transformations in history. COVID-19 saw businesses send people home en masse, leaning on technology to maintain business as usual. Working from ...
Tags: Column, Labor, Opinion, Tech, Remote Work, Telecommunications, Quora, Firewall, Consulting, Accenture, Remote Working, Mobile Device Management, Telecommuting, Working Remotely, Accenture Technology Vision, EC Column

For tech firms, the risk of not preparing for leadership changes is huge

Jason Dressel Contributor Share on Twitter Jason Dressel is president of History Factory, which helps companies use their history and heritage to enhance and transform strategy, positioning, marketing and communication. Every week over the past three and a half years, an average of three CEOs have exited tech companies in the U.S. That tally is higher — in good times and bad — than in any of the other 26 for-profit sectors tra...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Column, Cook, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, Satya Nadella, America, Tech, Planning, Tim Cook, Steve Ballmer, Goldman Sachs, Human Resource Management

The best way to grow your tech career? Treat it like an app

Raj Yavatkar Contributor Share on Twitter As CTO, Raj Yavatkar is responsible for charting Juniper Networks' technology strategy through the execution of the company’s innovations and products for intelligent self-driving networks, security, mobile edge cloud, network virtualization, packet-optical integration and hybrid cloud. Software developers and engineers have rarely been in higher demand. Organizations’ need for technic...
Tags: Google, Startups, Column, Developer, Labor, Tech, Intel, Engineer, United States, Career Development, Career Advice, Juniper Networks, Cto, Andy Grove, Career Building, Software Developers

A Tesla Megapack caught fire at the Victorian Big Battery facility in Australia

Saqib Shah Contributor Saqib Shah is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Facebook’s next product will be its long-awaited Ray-Ban smart glasses A magnetic helmet shrunk a deadly tumor in its first test A 13-tonne Tesla Megapack caught fire on Friday morning at a battery storage facility in south-east Australia. The blaze occurred during testing at between 10 and 10.15am local time, according to Victor...
Tags: Energy, TC, Facebook, Column, Australia, Tech, Tesla, Green Power, Sydney, Solar, Victoria, South Australia, Battery, Engadget, Ray Ban, Geelong Victoria

4 key areas SaaS startups must address to scale infrastructure for the enterprise

Prashant Pandey Contributor Share on Twitter Prashant Pandey is the head of engineering at Asana, a leading work management platform for teams. Prior to Asana, Prashant started and led the Bay Area team building Amazon DynamoDB, a fully managed NoSQL database service. Startups and SMBs are usually the first to adopt many SaaS products. But as these customers grow in size and complexity — and as you rope in larger organizations...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Cloud, Column, Enterprise, Cloud Storage, Tech, SaaS, Web Services, Data Center, Api, Amazon Web Services, Asana, Eta, Software As A Service, Bay Area

Livestream e-commerce: Why companies and brands need to tune in

Alanna Gregory Contributor Share on Twitter Alanna Gregory is a marketing executive and is currently senior global director at Afterpay. Previously, she was VP at Hairstory, the founder and CEO of VIVE Lifestyle, and was an AVP at Barclays. More posts by this contributor E-commerce roll-ups are the next wave of disruption in consumer packaged goods What comes to mind when you think of livestreaming? I...
Tags: Social, Startups, Facebook, Ecommerce, Column, Instagram, China, Marketing, Social Media, Tech, Walmart, Barclays, Livestream, Livestreaming, Twitch, Istanbul

Uber will offer free Rosetta Stone language courses to drivers

Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor CNN+ streaming service will offer live and on-demand content in early 2022 Uber wants to overcome the language barriers you’ll sometimes encounter when hailing a ride. The Verge says Uber has partnered with Rosetta Stone to offer free language lessons through its Driver app. Both Uber and Uber Eats drivers can use the feature to learn ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Column, Americas, Tech, Spain, Cnn, Rosetta, Engadget, Rosetta Stone, UK India, Jon Fingas, Tceng

True ‘shift left and extend right’ security requires empowered developers

Idan Plotnik Contributor Share on Twitter Idan Plotnik is the CEO and founder of Apiiro, a code risk platform. DevOps is fundamentally about collaboration and agility. Unfortunately, when we add security and compliance to the picture, the message gets distorted. The term “DevSecOps” has come into fashion the past few years with the intention of seamlessly integrating security and compliance into the DevOps framework. However, ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Column, Developer, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vulnerability, Computing, Software Development, Api, Software Testing, Devops, SQL, Computer Security, Agile Software Development, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Old Amazon Kindle devices will soon lose 3G access

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. If you have an older Amazon Kindle with 3G internet, take note that you may not be able to wirelessly access and download new content anymore starting in December. As The Verge reports, Amazon has sent out emails to owners with old Kindles, telling them that previous-generation devices will lose internet access after mobile operators transition from 2G and 3G networks to 4G and 5G. The e...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Column, Tech, Amazon Kindle, Oasis, Engadget, Tceng, Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon, Kindle Oasis 8th Generation

Dear Sophie: Should we sponsor international hires for H-1B transfers and green cards? 

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Should we look to Canada to retain international talent? ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Canada, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Bay Area, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card

Why I make everyone in my company be the CEO for a day

Ville Houttu Contributor Share on Twitter Ville Houttu is the founder and CEO of Vincit USA. Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others. It’s no secret that most tech companies tout their culture as “unique” or “open,” but when you take a closer look, it’s often merely surface level. Yes, you may be dog-friendly or offer unlimited beer on tap, but how are you helping your em...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Column, California, Entrepreneurship, Employment, Management, Tech, Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, United States, Switzerland, Finland, Onboarding, Human Resource Management, Personnel

Same-day delivery apps need more than speed to survive post-pandemic

Cary Breese Contributor Share on Twitter Cary Breese is the CEO and co-founder of NowRx, a digital retail pharmacy. We have entered a whole new era of e-commerce centered on speed and convenience. Business leaders are being forced to prioritize delivery capabilities and push for more accelerated delivery services. “Fast/reliable delivery” was the most important online shopping attribute among the more than 8,500 consumers que...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, Uber, Column, Tech, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Pwc, Houston, Delivery, Food Delivery Apps, Cary Breese, Raj Beri Uber, Nuro GrubHub

Sony’s ZV-E10 brings interchangeable lenses to its vlogging camera series

Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Amazon launches its mobile-first Kindle Vella serialized story platform Sony has launched its first vlogging-specific mirrorless camera, the ZV-E10, that borrows a number of features from ZV-1 compact vlogging model. At the same time, it’s roughly based on the A5000 and A6000-series APS-C mirrorless cameras, with all the good (and bad) t...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Column, Tech, Cameras, Sony, Panasonic, Engadget, Vella, Tceng, Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent

How to prepare for M&A, your most likely exit avenue

Ben Boissevain Contributor Share on Twitter Ben Boissevain has 30 years of corporate finance experience at firms including White & Case and Barclays Bank, and 20 years of experience in the tech sector. Despite the plentiful headlines about mega billion-dollar M&A transactions, record IPOs and the rapid growth of SPACs, small deals will continue to be the most likely exit for the vast majority of tech startups. In the over 30 y...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Column, Money, Ipo, Tech, M&a, SEC, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Barclays Bank, Google News, SPAC, FactSet, Exits, Special-purpose Acquisition Company

A magnetic helmet shrunk a deadly tumor in its first test

Saqib Shah Contributor Saqib Shah is a contributing writer at Engadget. We’ve seen helmets and AI that can spot brain tumors, but a new hard hat can actually treat them, too. As part of the latest neurological breakthrough, researchers used a helmet that generates a magnetic field to shrink a deadly tumor by a third. The 53-year-old patient who underwent the treatment ultimately died due to an unrelated injury, but an autopsy of his brain showed that the procedu...
Tags: TC, Column, Medical, Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Biotech, Helmet, Engadget, Department of Neurosurgery, Tceng, Saqib Shah Contributor Saqib Shah, David S Baskin, Kenneth R Peak Center for Brain, Pituitary Tumor Treatment, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute Details

Data-driven iteration helped China’s Genki Forest become a $6B beverage giant in 5 years

Rui Ma Contributor Rui Ma is a partner with 500Startups based in Beijing. More posts by this contributor Data-driven iteration helped China’s Genki Forest become a $6B beverage giant in 5 years Working With A Chinese Factory, Hardware Entrepreneur Edition China’s e-commerce and industrial ecosystem is as different from the Western world as its culture. The country took decades to earn its reputation as the Factory of the World, bu...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Startups, Ecommerce, Column, Asia, Coca Cola, China, Tech, Best, Beijing, Zynga, Alibaba, Logistics, Pepsico, Lei Jun

Pro tips from the team behind Kickstarter’s most funded app

Alex Ruzh Contributor Share on Twitter Alex Ruzh is the CEO and co-founder of memoryOS, an edtech startup developing AI-powered gamified software teaching people how to remember anything. Here at memoryOS, we have a saying we repeat often: “Most of the Kickstarter happens before the actual Kickstarter.” Preparation is the key. But even if you understand that most of the work is done in advance, you should still prepare yoursel...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Gaming, Apps, Column, Crowdfunding, Funding, Tech, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, EC Column, EC How To, EC Consumer Applications, memoryOS, Alex Ruzh

GM recalls Bolt EVs once again over fire risks

Devindra Hardawar Contributor Devindra Hardawar is a Senior Editor at Engadget. GM is issuing a second recall for 2017 to 2019 Bolt EVs over potential fire issues. The company says it plans to replace defective batteries, but until it can do so it’s advising Bolt customers to limit their charging up to 90 percent, and not to go below 70 miles of range. It’s also reiterating a recommendation from last week against parking indoors and leaving the car’s to charge o...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Column, Tech, Recall, Gm, Chevy, Bolt, Hyundai, Bolt Ev, Ev, Kona, LG Chem, Devindra Hardawar, Tceng, Engadget GM

Checkout is the key to frictionless B2B e-commerce

Andrew Steele Contributor Share on Twitter Andrew Steele is an investor at Activant Capital. He focuses on fintech and e-commerce infrastructure and is based in New York. COVID-19 cemented e-commerce into everyone’s daily habits in 2020, and as we look ahead, B2B e-commerce is quickly becoming the next frontier for founders and investors. The pandemic pushed businesses online, and the emergence of B2B marketplaces and e-commer...
Tags: Ecommerce, Column, New York, Finance, Tech, E-commerce, Paypal, Payments, Online Payments, Api, Financial Services, Klarna, John Deere, Resolve, Rho, Andrew Steele

Last-mile delivery in Latin America is ready to take off

Bob Ma Contributor Bob Ma is an investor at WIND Ventures, where he invests in energy, retail and mobility startups. Prior to joining WIND, he was an investor at Soma Capital, where he invested venture capital globally across the consumer and enterprise sectors. In the United States, same-day and next-day Amazon Prime deliveries have become the de facto standard in e-commerce. People want convenience and instant gratification, evidenced by the fact that an aston...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Ecommerce, Lyft, Uber, Column, Mexico, Tech, Walmart, Amazon Prime, E-commerce, Colombia, United States, Chile, Brazil

Moving fast and breaking things cost us our privacy and security

Denis Mars Contributor Share on Twitter Denis Mars is the CEO and co-founder of Proxy, which designs and builds privacy-first, human-led, identity technologies. Over the years, I’ve had a front-row seat to the future of technology. In my role at Y Combinator as director of admissions, I saw hundreds of startup pitches. Many shared a particular attribute: They followed the path of quickly growing users and monetizing the data ...
Tags: Security, TC, Facebook, Column, Privacy, Opinion, Tech, Social Security, Data Protection, Silicon Valley, Signal, Data Security, Computer Security, Digital Identity, Denis Mars

These simple metrics will tell you if your startup is ready to scale

Tae Hea Nahm Contributor Share on Twitter Tae Hea Nahm is co-founder and managing director of Storm Ventures and is the co-author of the "Survival to Thrival" book and podcast series. For more, visit Unlock, his online resource. Finding go-to-market fit (GTM) is a pivotal moment for a startup. It means you’ve found a repeatable formula for finding and winning lead that can be written into a repeatable GTM playbook. But before...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Sales, Tech, Customer Acquisition Cost, Storm Ventures, GTM, LTV, GCR, Churn, Go-to-market, Churn Rate, EC Column, EC How To

Dear Sophie: Should we look to Canada to retain international talent?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Tell me more about the EB-1A extraordinary ability green card ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Labor, California, India, Tech, Diversity, Canada, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Alcorn, CPT, Green Card

The real ROI of making your products more accessible

Cat Noone Contributor Share on Twitter Cat Noone is a product designer, co-founder and CEO of Stark — a startup with a mission to make the world’s software accessible. Her focus is on bringing to life products and technology that maximize access to the world’s latest innovations. More posts by this contributor Flawed data is putting people with disabilities at risk New predictions indicate that tech c...
Tags: Column, Design, Microsoft, Developer, Opinion, Tech, Accessibility, Canada, United States, Ibm, Web Accessibility, Twitter Cat Noone

Maine’s facial recognition law shows bipartisan support for protecting privacy

Alison Beyea Contributor Share on Twitter Alison Beyea is the executive director of the ACLU of Maine. Michael Kebede Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Kebede is a policy counsel at the ACLU of Maine. Maine has joined a growing number of cities, counties and states that are rejecting dangerously biased surveillance technologies like faci...
Tags: TC, Column, Privacy, Congress, Opinion, Washington, Government, Tech, Law Enforcement, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Maine, Aclu, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Golden State

3 critical lessons I learned while scaling RingCentral’s customer support team

Shaun Spivak Contributor Share on Twitter Shaun Spivak is the senior director of Global Customer Support at RingCentral, a global leader in communication and call center software provider. There are many things I wish I knew when starting out with my small customer support team at RingCentral, but in the end, we figured it out. I’m going to share some critical lessons I learned along the way that I wish I had known at the outs...
Tags: Startups, Column, Tech, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Hiring, Customer Support, Scaling, CX, Personnel, Ringcentral, Global Customer Support, EC Column, EC How To, Shaun Spivak

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