David Levine

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Facebook beats Twitter at fighting fake news, a new study found

But there’s still plenty of it on both platforms<p>Reality has had a tough year. When the president of the United States is denying that thousands of Americans died in a hurricane, journalists face an uphill battle. That battle has been particularly fraught on social networks, where malicious actors …

Social Media

Snapchat is the best place for advertisers to reach the world’s most influential audience, at scale.

When it comes to global reach, Snapchat has meaningful scale in the markets that matter most to advertisers. On average, 188 million people around …

Middle East

Amazon In Healthcare: The E-Commerce Giant’s Strategy For A $3 Trillion Market

Amazon could use its expertise to disrupt everything from the pharmaceutical supply chain to Medicare management. We break down the healthcare areas …

Outsourcing

Elastic S-1 Analysis - Another Open Source Monster

Last week, Elastic filed their S-1 to go public. Elastic is a Dutch company founded in 2012. Just five years later, the company generated $159.9M in …

Open Source Software

The Anatomy of a Cannabis Plant, and its Lifecycle

Anatomy of a Cannabis PlantBy 2027, it’s projected that the legal cannabis market in the U.S. and Canada could hit $47.3 billion in size.That will …

Multiple Sclerosis

How SaaS Companies are Valued • Tomasz Tunguz

In a post earlier this week, I argued 1% of Salesforce’s revenues creates a unicorn. More broadly, I said that the biggest SaaS companies are so …

Market Capitalization

Google and Mastercard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Track Retail Sales

For the past year, select Google advertisers have had access to a potent new tool to track whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a …

AdWords

What To Say Instead Of “NO!” – Six Ways To Gain Your Child’s Co-operation

35 comments<p>The problem with the word “No” is this: when it’s used too often, toddlers tend to tune it out after awhile.”No” alone doesn’t help your …

California Cannabis: A Golden Opportunity With Unique Challenges

If the state of California were a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP in the world.Take this kind of spending power and combine it with the …

Cannabis

Measure Any Room In Your Home

The PLNAR App creates fully measured 3D models of rooms. Simply follow the instructions to outline the inside of your room and PLNAR will generate a …

Design

Augmented Reality Property Claims Venture Raises $3.9 Million

PLNAR, an augmented reality service that creates, fully measured, real-time 3D models of any room, has raised $3.9 million in a Series A investment …

The Story of Cannabis: What Investors Need to Know

The Story of Cannabis: What Investors Need to KnowIt’s not often that a multi-billion dollar industry appears out of nowhere.Despite the fact that …

Cannabis

How Long Should Your SaaS Software Trial Period Be? • Tomasz Tunguz

How long should you let a customer use your software before they sign a contract? You could offer them a 7 day free trial. Or 14 or 21 or 30 or …

One man's suffering has exposed Monsanto's secrets to the world | Carey Gillam

It was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289m in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides.<p>Monsanto, which became a …

Business

Developers Add Smart-Lock Technology to Let the Dogs Out and the In-Laws In

Let your dog walker into your apartment while you’re at the office. Or grant your in-laws access to the building’s gym while you’re sunning on a …

150+ Startups Cultivating The Wellness Industry

Modern-day “wellness” refers to holistic healthy living characterized by physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. Whether it’s sipping …

Vizard

"As someone with very little prior experience with VR, I was extremely impressed by the fact that WorldViz was able to send me a complete turnkey …

Skyline raises $18 million for AI-powered real estate predictions

Real estate is a tough market to crack, but Tel Aviv, Israel-based Skyline AI thinks it’s up to the task.<p>The startup today announced an $18 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital and TLV Partners, with participation from JLL Spark and others. (JLL’s investment comes from its Spark Global …

Valuations in M&A

PJ Patel, co-CEO and senior managing director of Valuation Research Corporation, discusses valuation issues involving deferred revenue from mergers.

Congrats to Duo Security!

Congratulations to Duo Security, which announced that it is to be acquired by Cisco Systems for $2.35b. This is a great outcome for all involved, and …

Every U.S. Valuation Milestone Since 1781, Including Apple’s Ascent to $1 Trillion

Apple’s Ascent to $1 Trillion, and Other Market Cap MilestonesThe market has been buzzing about Apple’s $1 trillion market valuation.It’s an …

Orthopedic Surgeons are Training in Virtual Reality : Interview with J&J’s David Badri

The Johnson & Johnson Institute has recently launched a virtual reality training program designed to prepare orthopedic surgeons and nurses for a …

Where to Go After Product-Market Fit: An Interview with Marc Andreessen

<i>Editor’s note: This interview with Marc Andreessen was edited and condensed for clarity from the original conversation, and appears in The High</i> …

Which College Degrees Get the Highest Salaries?

Which College Degrees Get the Highest Salaries?If you’re a college graduate, you likely went to school to pursue an important passion of yours.But as …

Flipboard on Flipboard

Amazon iPhone app adds AR ‘part finder’ for identifying and buying small hardware like screws<p>Michael Potuck<p>Amazon has made a handy new addition to …

Interactive: Visualizing Major Tech Acquisitions (1991-2018)

<i>Launch the interactive version below, or go to our story for simpler, static images</i>Interactive: Visualizing Major Tech Acquisitions (1991-2018)To …

Skin Deep: Cannabis Is The Latest ‘It’ Ingredient In Beauty Products

The beauty business is going green. From toners to facial masks, hand creams to lip balms to perfumes, new beauty products containing …

Israeli 3D Content Company Mantis Vision Raises $55M

Israeli Payment Technology Provider Zooz Acquired For Reported $80M<p>July 23, 2018 | The Israeli payment tech provider Zooz is set to be acquired for a …

Meet Mergers & Acquisitions' 11 Rising Stars of Private Equity

<b>Meet Mergers & Acquisitions' 11 Rising Stars of Private Equity</b><p><b>Ethan Liebermann</b> led <b>TA Associates’</b> investments in <b>Aldevron</b> and <b>MedRisk</b> and co-sponsored</b> …

Seven Man-Made Engineering Wonders of the Ancient World

Take a look around any major city today, and it’s evident that humans are pretty incredible builders.We can create suspension bridges that span the …