8 unnecessary startups you didn’t ask for, but here they are

May 19, 2017

Sometimes these ideas create problems instead of fixing them.Image: ambar Del moral/mashable Yes, there’s an app for that. And even that. While HBO’s Silicon Valley pokes fun at start-up culture, tech entrepreneurs, and off-the-wall ideas, the show’s riffs and jokes aren’t only contained to fictional cable TV storylines. The real world is filled with actual Examples of unnecessary companies, apps, and products trying so hard to “disrupt” something, anything. …

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Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

May 19, 2017

… our petition. Countless others have shared voicemail recordings more than 50 hours in total that were passing along to the FCC. Callers from New Jersey to Colorado have expressed the importance net neutrality plays in their lives. Some Examples: I know a lot of small business owners and web developers, and this would be disastrous for them, said one caller. Net neutrality is fundamental to our free speech. Without it, companies can make it harder to speak up online, said another. This surge in …

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‘Sesame Street’ is expanding the neighborhood with new theme park

May 19, 2017

… Street‘s work in Afghanistan on empowering young girls, its partnership with the IRC to educate refugee children, and work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote health and hygiene in India as Examples of programs in part funded by ventures like Sesame Place. Grover rides a rollercoaster at the original Sesame Place. Image: sesame workshop All of the things that we do that generate income in these different areas help support all of that work all over the …

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Crafting Tokyo cool: Why celebrities love this jewelry design duo

May 9, 2017

(CNN)They’ve collaborated with Kanye West on jewelery design and pop icons such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Lady Gaga have worn their accessories. But designers Verbal and Yoon — co-founders of the Tokyo-based luxury brand AMBUSH — created their game-changing accessories label almost by chance. “The first necklace was just for fun,” Verbal says. …

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Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

… information technology? Consider a city with no sewers. Be thankful for antibiotics and polio vaccines. These technologies derive from our science. To suppress scientific discoveries such as evolution, the benefit of vaccines, or global warming apparently based on nothing but intuition will soon prove costly and fruitless — and in some heretofore-productive agricultural regions, very costly and literally fruitless. These Examples and countless others are connected to policy issues, which …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 20, 2017

… shifted from enterprise to consumer that women began starting companies in large numbers. Add to that the fact that less than 5% of venture partners are female and you start to see why its been an uphill battle. What do you see for the future of women in business? I see blue sky ahead. We just need a few big wins. Once we have a few Examples of women-led companies successfully going public, or being acquired for billions of dollars, it will put to rest the rest the silly arguments about whether …

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