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The Bank of England is freaking out about a Brexit

The country's national income will shrink, hundreds of thousands if not millions of jobs will vanish, the City of London's core industry — financial engineering — will migrate across the channel, the currency will collapse, house prices will plummet, European firms will stop selling products to …

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A scientist who studies psychopaths found out he was one by accident — and it completely changed his life

A neuroscientist at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Fallon (not to be confused with Jimmy Fallon, the popular TV host) first began studying the brains of murderers, rapists, and other criminals in the mid-1990s, when his university got its first PET brain-imaging machine. But he didn't start …

To Clean Up Your Startup’s B.S., Bring Sales Into The Leadership Team

Lars Dalgaard Contributor<p>Lars Dalgaard is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he sits on the boards of Imgur, Teespring, and Zenefits. Prior to a16z, Lars founded and was CEO of SuccessFactors.<p>“Coin-operated idiots”. Even if no one says it out loud about sales people anymore, they might …

Why It Makes Perfect Sense For Apple To Invest In The Future Of The Car

While at first the rumors seemed far-fetched, a new report from the Financial Times lends serious credibility to the idea that Apple is working in earnest on car-related technologies beyond just CarPlay. Dashboard software may be part of its automotive designs, but the FT claims that Apple is on a …

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Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Patricia Nakache is a partner at Trinity Ventures. She has active investments in companies including m-commerce players Care.com (CRCM), EAT Club, and ThredUP.</i> <i>Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly</i> …

New Transportation And Energy Accelerator To Run In Berlin And SF

Startupbootcamp, which has spread a network of accelerators across Europe is creating a new “cross-continental” program connecting Berlin and San Francisco based on “smart transportation” and energy. Global partners include Bosch, Castrol innoVentures, Cisco, Daimler, EnBW and HERE.<p>The idea is to …

Tap Your Phone, Get Stuff (Including Funding)

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor at Haystack. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Earlier this week, Steve Schlafman, an investor with RRE in New York City, created this image about all the various startups …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

Inside TimeSpace, the New York Times' new startup accelerator

Like many entrepreneurs, Tarikh Korula takes pride in the standard perks of entrepreneurship: He doesn't have a boss, a corporate cubicle, or a "real …

Top Corporate Mergers: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Without mergers and acquisitions, many of the most well-known brands and companies would not be where they are today. Some merged companies are so …

Six Key Principles of a Successful Acquisition Strategy, Part 1

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>When we began the mergers-and-acquisitions journey at Cisco (s CSCO) in 1993, we had no idea what we were getting into. It was …

Political software is on the rise. Seeds is the latest example

National Field's founding team, (from left) Saatchi, Wasserman, and Lewis<p>In the last couple of years, the political world has seen the emergence of …

How German-based SAP is creating a startup ecosystem from Silicon Valley

The story of nearly every traditional (read: stodgy) enterprise technology provider -- IBM, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Oracle, SAP, Cisco -- goes something …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

Google Updates Gmail For iPhone With Support For New Auto-Categorized Inbox And Improved Notifications

As promised, Google today launched the latest version of Gmail for iPhone. Just like the new Android version, which rolled out yesterday, the iOS version now offers support for Google’s new auto-categorized emails for updates, promotions, newsletters and messages from your social networks.<p>If this …

Three and a half reasons to stop calling yourself a social entrepreneur

Last October I wrote an article for GOOD titled, “Why Social Ventures Are More Popular Than Ever,” summarizing six key trends driving continued …

BancBox Launches ‘First’ Automatic Escrow Service Aimed At Crowd Funding Platforms

Last June, BancBox, a payment services platform similar to Stripe, debuted its platform allowing developers to build a lot of different payment services. As cofounder Sanj Goyle claimed at the time: “PayPal could be built on top of our platform.” Now it has launched BancBox Crowd, what is — as far …

Staffing Software | Bullhorn

<b>Attention:</b> If you're a job seeker, the link to this job posting is no longer available through Bullhorn. Please contact the hiring company or agency …

10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity

Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent.<p>I run across a variety of startups in my daily work at TechCrunch. But few have that innate sense of elegance or the capability to abstract complexity …

StartEngine goes corporate with Accenture partnership. Will an “Innovation as a Service” program turn off entrepreneurs?

The job of a startup accelerator is to take ambitious teams of entrepreneurs and shepherd them through the process of turning ideas into businesses. …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

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