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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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How Many Jobs Will Robots Create In the Next Decade?

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “a robot could do my job,” just wait 20 years and you’ll likely find out that might actually be true. According to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 38% of jobs in the US could be automated by the

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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

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Larry Scheinfeld: Three Most Notable Accelerators of 2016

With nearly 200 accelerators professing to teach startups business savvy and connect them with financiers, choosing the right one can be a daunting task. While startups like AirBnB, Dropbox, and Reddit have benefited from using the same top accelerator, many copycat programs (which grow in

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Larry Scheinfeld: Women Entrepreneurs Are Leaning In Too

Women supporting women has been a trend since The “Lean In” Movement began in 2013, as a result of Sheryl Sandberg’s book with the same title. Sandberg’s words have women everywhere re-evaluating their leadership approach and role in the corporate world, by addressing challenges head

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Larry Scheinfeld: The Politics of Silicon Valley

For the past two decades, startups have been a major driving force of innovation. Companies such as AirBnB, Seamless, and Uber have dramatically reshaped our economy as they made life unprecedentedly more convenient. Unfortunately, innovation often comes with a hefty price tag, which is why