Ian Lennie

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A Lithium Gamble That Could Win Big for Tesla

About half way between Reno and Las Vegas, in a barren, sun-scorched valley, sits a region that’s straddling the past and the future of humanity’s …

Former Zenefits Employees Reveal Whether Sex Really Occurred in the Stairwells

Dissecting the drama at the $4.5 billion start-up.<p>In Silicon Valley, the hype and scandal surrounding start-ups tend to follow a cyclical pattern. Companies start out as nobodies, scrambling until they get discovered by tech reporters and eventually become high-flying, hot start-ups with outsize …

The Australian FinTech Ecosystem’s Growth is Breathtaking

Continuing our world FinTech haul after looking at London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and other international FinTech hubs, we decided to take a …

Payment Systems

Fintech startup gets $1.5m funding to help millennials reach payday

Millennials on the income struggle bus, rejoice, because this startup can get you one day closer to payday.<p>Early Salary, a fintech startup, today …

Australian tech leaders explore steps to expand nation’s fintech boom

Fintech industry leaders stated that a lack of awareness on the pace of technological progress in overseas markets is hampering Australia’s full …

London Stock Exchange

Where Are The Startup Battlefield Companies Now? Fintech Startup Satago Launches New Invoice Tools

Satago is a UK fintech startup with a simple premise — to help small businesses and freelancers get paid on time. They do that primarily by automated self report: Satago users link their Satago accounts with their in-house accounting software, and Satago uses anonymized data to create a database …

Jeb Bush Needs More Evidence for Climate Change, Less for Iraq War

Former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush had a lot to say about climate change this week, putting to rest prior speculation …

The Big Banks Are Corrupt -- and Getting Worse

The Justice Department's latest settlement with felonious big banks was announced this week, but the repercussions were limited to a few headlines and some scattered protestations.<p>That's not enough. We need to understand that our financial system is not merely corrupt in practice. It is corrupt by …

The Investor’s Gateway To Startups

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Silicon Valley royalty @adeoressi says Australia is getting start-up funding wrong

One of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors in early-stage technology companies has warned that Australia is becoming notorious for its limited …

Why Facebook doesn't like your brand

Organic growth for digital marketers is in steep decline. Brands shake in their boots at the prospect of Google making further major changes to its algorithms, and marketers struggle to keep up with the impact of those changes. Recently, its new mobile-friendly ranking factor algorithm has led to …

6 Ways to Raise Money for Your Tech Startup

You’ve got a great tech idea; one that you think tons of people could use in their everyday lives. You want to launch your own tech startup but, …

Clinkle Implodes As Employees Quit In Protest Of CEO

Seven employees quit the frequently mocked payment rewards startup Clinkle simultaneously today due to frustration with its 24-year-old CEO Lucas Duplan, according to multiple sources close to the company. Duplan, pictured above, is said to have withheld information from employees about acquisition …

How To Win Like PayPal Cofounder Peter Thiel: Six Of His Rules For Business Success

Peter Thiel cofounded internet payments pioneer PayPal and big data consultancy Palantir Technologies and was an early investor in Facebook, in which he once held a 10% stake.<p>Still a Facebook director, he is also president of hedge fund Clarium Capital, while his venture capital firms include …

Entrepreneurship

To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past

Silicon Valley Then and Now:<p>“You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.”<p>Steve Jobs is explaining why, …

Silicon Valley

China: Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Technology Could Solve Renewable Energy Storage Problem

China could use an expected boom in electric vehicles to stabilize a grid that depends heavily on wind and solar energy, officials from an influential Chinese government planning agency said Monday in Washington D.C.<p>“In the future we think the electricity vehicle could be the big contribution for …

Canada's banks form consortium to deal with Apple Pay: reports

Apple Pay is coming to Canada, and by the looks of it Canadian banks are keen to avoid the mistakes made by U.S. banks during the initial roll-out of the mobile payment service last year.<p>The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Canada's Big Six banks are negotiating with Apple Inc. about a …

The case for why golf carts, not Tesla, will disrupt the auto industry

Tesla is dealing with some very lofty expectations. Its sky-high stock price is proof of the meteoric growth investors expect from the electric car maker.<p>Tesla appears to be up to the challenge. Consumer Reports named its Model S the best overall vehicle for two straight years. Tesla plans to …

Slack CEO Defends $2.8 Billion Valuation

Slack on Thursday confirmed a Journal report that it raised $160 million in an funding round that values the developer of workplace productivity software at $2.8 billion.

Dow Jones

Wall Street's Scrambling to Catch Up With Silicon Valley

In his annual letter to shareholders, JP Morgan Chase CEO and stereotypical master of the universe Jamie Dimon seemed uncharacteristically concerned. …

Wall Street