Shaunak Khire

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It’s Already Over And Uber Has Won

The company has vanquished competitors, incumbents, regulators, and critics. All that is left is to see how far it can go.<p>Money isn't everything, but it's certainly a useful metric for keeping score, especially when you're measuring it in the billions. Which is why it's big news that Uber just …

Transportation

What it feels like to grow your first startup to a $1 billion valuation in under 7 years: 'Scary'

And the company, founded just under seven years ago in April 2008, is still growing at a blinding pace, he says.<p>"If you look at the enterprise tech space, we are one of the fastest growing companies in there, especially at our size. All of our VCs tell us we are the fastest growing company in their …

Startups

How a series of humiliating events led to one of the fastest-growing startups EVER

As the cofounder and CEO of Zenefits, today he's a Silicon Valley golden boy, a major success story.<p>Zenefits could be the fastest-growing cloud company <i>ever —</i> and in terms of revenues, too, not just freemium users.<p>"We launched in May 2013 and by the beginning of 2014, (8 months later) we were at a …

New Greek PM Sworn In, Vowing To End Austerity Program

Alexis Tsipras, whose leftist party won Greece's parliamentary election Sunday on an anti-bailout platform, was sworn in as prime minister on Monday.<p>Alexis Tsipras — head of the leftist, anti-austerity Syriza party — was sworn in as Greece's prime minister Monday, leading a new government that is …

Europe

The Oil Crash Is Making The Strong Stronger

Houston, America's fourth-largest city, is poised between the joys of cheap fuel and the pain of the industry which produces it. Dave Lesar, chief executive of Halliburton, which provides drilling and pumping services, says its customers are cutting spending by 25-30%. On January 21st BHP Billiton, …

Unboxing The Davos Swag Bag

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Smart Homes

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Peter Thiel

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

JPMorgan's Ultimate Guide To The Markets And The Economy

But international markets are in rougher shape as Europe battles sluggish growth, Japan struggles with low inflation, and emerging markets face major deceleration.<p>JPMorgan Asset Management's David Kelly and team have published their Q1 presentation on the state of the markets and the …

What The 22-Year-Old Oculus Founder Splurged On After Facebook Bought His Company For $2.3 Billion

This is the question that faced 22-year-old Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey earlier this year after Mark Zuckerberg tried out the Oculus Rift. Zuckerberg fell in love with the virtual reality headset, calling it "the coolest thing I've ever seen," and he and Luckey eventually struck a deal to have …

12 Wildly Successful People Who Still Use Flip Phones

Celebrities, CEOs, sports team owners, and politicians have all been spotted with archaic, clunky flip phones. Some cling to them citing security reasons. Others like them for their functionality.<p>At a time when everything from confidential corporate emails to iCloud accounts are getting hacked, …

Mobile Technology

So Uber And Lyft's Surge Pricing Worked Just Perfectly On New Year's Eve Then

One of the things that people really seem to hate about the pricing policies of Uber, Lyft and other such services is this surge pricing idea. When demand for the services rises then they raise the prices. All too many see this as taking advantage of people who want to get a ride. A reaction that …

Transportation