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Ikea has bought TaskRabbit

The Swedish home goods giant is looking for some digital help from the contract labor marketplace.<p>Swedish home goods giant Ikea Group has bought TaskRabbit, according to sources close to the situation.<p>The price of the deal could not be determined, but the contract labor marketplace company has …

"Empowering" robots could replace the Three Laws of Robotics

Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics are versatile and simple enough that they still persist 75 years after he first coined them. But our current …

Stanford and Harvard Profs Explain Why These Two Regions Host Most Startups

If the world is flat, why do most of the fastest-growing startups locate in just a few regions? In a nutshell, agglomeration has its advantages.<p>As someone who enjoys making money on my investments, I find it useful to consider where money-making investments come from.<p>My experience has been that …

Silicon Valley

Google Glass Gets It Right the Second Time

Google Glass is back, and this time it's not the ultimate example of overhyped wearable technology. Rather, its revival demonstrates how Silicon Valley's innovations can have applications that their creators might never have envisioned.<p>The first coming of Glass -- a computer in the shape of a pair …

Google Glass

The Indian startup ecosystem is like the caste system

<i>Long before Flipkart and Snapdeal became synonymous with Indian startups and e-commerce, K Vaitheeswaran had co-founded India’s first online e-commerce venture Indiaplaza in 1999. Despite the first-mover advantage, Indiaplaza failed and shut shop in 2013.</i> <i>Now, at a time when the sector is maturing,</i> …

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