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IRL Streaming: Fad or Forever?

At the end of 2016, popular video game streaming platform Twitch introduced an “IRL” (in real life) streaming channel that has caught on like wildfire. IRL streaming is one of the fastest-growing genres of live content on platforms like YouTube and, now, Twitch. Popular “streamers”

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Rethinking Uber

Once the darling of every mobile urbanite, it’s hard to recall a company that’s endured more bad press and scandal than Uber. Their labor practices are problematic. They’ve long fostered a workplace culture of misogyny. Their business model is questionable. Their leadership is in flux.

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Startup Culture in Emerging Markets

Tech entrepreneurs have been flocking to Silicon Valley for years in pursuit of joining California’s list of successful startups. Silicon Valley is reputed as being one of the biggest tech hubs in the United States—and for good reason. The market is saturated with investors, the

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Credit Cards Go Smart

Digital payment systems like Apple Pay and Venmo are catching fire as more and more people move their money entirely online. It seems like we’ve entered the perfect environment for the adoption of “smart” credit cards, or cards that combine several accounts into a single

Formula E has brought sustainable tech to race courses worldwide

Formula E: Racing Into the Future

Winding through closed-off city streets, these wide-bodied, low-clearance racers scream across turns and straightaways before rapturous crowds. Excitement is the only thing in the air—thanks to a complete lack of exhaust from these blistering-fast machines. As more and more everyday drivers turn to hybrids and

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Amazon: The Next Supercorporation?

In a year that has seen Amazon.com swallow Whole Foods, well, whole, there is no reason to believe the online giant won’t continue to eat up everything in its path. The 23-year-old company finalized the $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods in August. In the

The intrabusiness chat platform Slack has taken off in the last few years. Larry Scheinfeld discusses why.

Picking Up Slack

If you don’t use it at your office, you might have never heard of Slack. But plenty of tech startups and traditional companies say they can’t function without it. With 5 million daily users and rising, this barely three-year-old app is quickly becoming an essential

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3D Printing: A Construction Revolution

The popular image of the construction industry has been largely unchanged for a century. Trends in building aesthetics may change throughout the decades, but the way they get built has mostly stayed consistent. But as we’ve seen in many other recently disrupted industries, this mode

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Are Driverless Cars the Next Smartphone?

Despite some early challenges and resistance, companies such as Google, Uber, and Drive. AI continue to pursue their efforts to make driverless cars an on-road reality. If the trend continues, and so far it appears that it will, Carol Reilly, president of Drive.AI, predicts that