Will Purdy

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Shiftgig raises $20M more to connect hourly workers with open jobs

The rise in on-demand services from the likes of Uber, Lyft and Postmates is fuelling a new workforce of freelancers in the service industry who are not tied to single places of employment and can work hours that are more suitable to them. Now a similar kind of flexibility is finding its way into …

Michigan-Based EV Startup Rivian Automotive Purchases Enormous Former Mitsubishi Factory

New home of Rivian Automotive; Formerly Mitsubishi Motors North America, Normal, IL – Image Credit: MMS<p>Rivian Automotive essentially appeared from …

Kino-mo's Hypervsn puts a different spin on holographic displays

Marketers are always on the lookout for the latest way to grab a potential customer's attention – something that's not easy in our …

F**k You, Grandma! There’s a New Quilter in Town

Self-taught quilter Ben Venom takes punk imagery (and worn-out t-shirts) to new heights of applique and design.<p>If ever you’ve sewn a patch on a jacket, you’ve done <i>appliqué</i> work. Quilting is a populist art form, requiring no more than fabric, thread, and a vision—but most punk sewers don’t take it …

Seven highly valued tech startups that could IPO in 2017

Slide 1 of 9<p>After a dismal year for initial public offerings, investors are salivating over the prospect of highly valued companies hitting the …

The 100 Hottest Tech Companies to Work for In 2017

A Stanford professor made the list and checked it twice. You should, too.<p>Andy Rachleff also is a former venture capitalist and president and CEO of Wealthfront, a successful investment management company in the Valley. He also teaches technology entrepreneurship at the Stanford Graduate School of …

7 Chinese companies that will shape the future of the tech industry: My week in Beijing

Technology companies in China have leapt forward in Usain Bolt-like strides in recent years, as they've evolved from remarkable copiers to legitimate …

Modi dazzles with promises, but is it enough to kickstart India’s startup engine?

Christmas came late for Indian startups. And when it did arrive today (Jan. 16), prime minister Narendra Modi played the perfect Santa.<p>For over a month, virtually every conversation in India’s fledgeling startup ecosystem has revolved around Modi’s “Startup India” event. Such was the anticipation …

Startups (India)

Entertaining with Coffee

The perfect way to spruce up your party<p>Entertaining friends and family is one of the best ways to celebrate the holidays, and setting up a simple …

What Is the Link Between Immigration and Genius?

By<p>ERIC WEINER<p>Scan the roster of history’s intellectual and artistic giants, and you quickly notice something remarkable: Many were immigrants or refugees, from Victor Hugo, W.H. Auden and Vladimir Nabokov to Nikolas Tesla, Marie Curie and Sigmund Freud. At the top of this pantheon sits the genius’s …

Rapid switch to renewable energy can put Paris climate goals within reach

Renewable energy,Energy,Environment,Solar power,Wind power,World news,Climate change,Greenhouse gas emissions,Energy efficiency,Ethical and green living,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Global climate talks<p>Increasing renewables to 36% of the global energy mix by 2030 would provide about …

Renewable Energy

The One Thing That Marketers Don't Seem To Get About The Digital Economy

Modern marketing really began in the 1960’s with Philip Kotler and his ideas about uncovering the “needs, wants and interests of target markets.” Ever since, generations of marketers have learned to focus on the consumer and communicating features and benefits to them effectively.<p>Yet perhaps an …

Thousands march in Berlin for a new approach to farming

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched in Berlin to demand a new farming policy for Germany. The demonstration takes place every year as …

What I Wish I'd Known About Blogging Before I Started My Business

When I look back at my early days of blogging—or rather, “article marketing,” because when I started there were no blogs—I have to laugh at my naïveté. But hey: none of us knew what we were doing with content 10 years ago. We’ve learned and perfected our craft along the way. Still, if I could give …

Entrepreneurship

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The truth about satellite measurements and global warming (Hint: Ted Cruz has it wrong)

It turns out this is a good thing to wonder. Satellite measurements are not the most reliable method to get temperature. The folks at Yale Climate …

2016 and Beyond: Technologies and Trends that Will Change the Future of IT

2015 was a wild year in technology advancements and decay, and there is no reason to think that 2016 won’t follow suit…<p>We have seen the biggest tech acquisition in history with Dell snapping up EMC for $67 billion; HP splitting into two companies; Google turning into a subsidiary of Alphabet; and …

Internet of Things

There's a bullish type of fear that could cause investors to storm back into the stock market

Stocks are establishing ugly records, and the S&P 500 just touched its lowest level since October 2014.<p>Despite the bloodbath, David Kelly, chief global strategist for JP Morgan Funds, isn't worried yet.<p>"There are two types of fear in the market," Kelly told Business Insider. "The fear of the …

Stock Markets

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …