Amy Vernon

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So You’ve Sexually Harassed Or Abused Someone: What Now?

There is a path forward, past denial and scandal and shame.<p>Are you a man who has been outed as a sexual harasser or abuser? Are you a man who is …

Feminism

18 Influencers You Need To Be Following As An Entrepreneur

When you follow social influencers and entrepreneurs who are active online, you will be getting expert advice for free. Most importantly, you will …

Entrepreneurship

Brave Enough to Be Angry

Last month, an Access Hollywood correspondent asked the actress Uma Thurman to comment on abuse of power in Hollywood, presumably in light of the sexual assault allegations against the producer Harvey Weinstein. Speaking slowly and deliberately, through gritted teeth, Thurman responded, “I don’t …

Feminism

The Things I Shrugged Off Then, Horrify Me Now

What do you do when the big bank CEO calls your hotel room at 11 p.m.?<p>We were at the same resort for a conference. We were friendly but why did he …

Journalism

What to do about strong-willed female employees

I recently left a job at a company that had no idea why good employees were suddenly quitting. The individual reasons for quitting were not all the …

Employment

The Real Reason Some Male Venture Capitalists Are Refusing Meetings With Women Entrepreneurs

If you can't talk to members of the opposite sex without harassing them--well, among your many problems is this one: you're bad at your job.<p>Hi, fellas.<p>I read about your situation in The New York Times the other day and it left me with some questions I'm hoping you can clear up.<p>According to that …

Robert Scoble

This is hackathon harassment

I was nervous about my first hackathon, but not for the usual reasons.<p>One year ago, I left the industry because of negative experiences with tech …

Feminism

These Beauty Pageant Contestants Gave Out Facts About Women's Rights As Their Measurements

"My measurements are 2,202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years in my country.”

Women's Rights

Why Do All These Women Keep Accusing Me of Sexual Harassment?

Hi. My name is Brad. You may not have heard of me before, but don’t worry, I’m rich.<p>As a successful venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, I’ve helped …

Feminism

The Problem with Bernie Sanders Speaking at the Women’s Convention

"Being a good ally doesn’t always mean getting a spotlight shone on you so everyone can see what a good person you are. Sometimes, it means insuring that other people are in the spotlight."<p>I don’t dislike Bernie Sanders. I think of him the way I think of a great many politicians. That is to say, I …

Bernie Sanders

Can We Build a Better Facebook?

Thanks to mounting evidence that Facebook advertising played an instrumental role in Russian manipulation of the U.S. election, we are once again …

Facebook

Touch Titans adopts Rivetz Next Generation Cybersecurity for Cryptocurrencies

RICHMOND, Mass. and DALLAS, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- <b></b>Rivetz Corp. ("Rivetz"), a leader in decentralized security solutions for business customers …

Blockchain and Food Safety

<b>Blockchain Security</b><p>Of the USD 1.6 billion in funds raised in Ethereum through initial coin offerings (ICOs) so far this year, close to 10% has been …

Bitcoin

The First-Ever Blockchain Marketing Technology Landscape (2017)

<b>…. and the Vast Opportunity It Represents</b><p>If you are an entrepreneur or investor with an understanding of the needs of marketers and the core concepts …

Bitcoin

Are you 'bossy' or 'commanding'? It depends on your gender

Philadelphia

Behind the "exodus" of bitcoin startups from New York

Last weekend the deadline to apply for a BitLicense came and went, and a slew of bitcoin startups went too—right out of New York State.<p>The BitLicense …

Bitcoin

From ICOs to DCOs: The Dawn of Cleared Crypto Derivatives

<i>Conor O'Hanlon, Deborah North and David Lucking are lawyers based in Allen & Overy's New York office, where they focus on matters relating to</i> …

Bitcoin

Spanish Telco Telefonica Hints at Blockchain Role in Data Tracking

Telefonica has filed for a patent outlining a potential type of data transfer network that uses a blockchain to ensure reliability.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Cryptocurrency Gives Artists More Power In The Music Industry

Bitcoin isn’t just for geeks and hackers anymore.<p>Rapper Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan will launch two cryptocurrencies with the startup Cream …

Bitcoin

Smart Media Tokens

A mainstream media website's growth has been slowing and they are looking for ways to get ahead of the changing tech landscape. The website migrates …

Design

Regulated ICOs Arrive: Overstock to Open Exchange for Legal Token Trading

U.S. retail giant Overstock is making history today with the launch of the first regulated platform for the exchange of tokens classed as securities.

Bitcoin

Ethereum just checked that part of a Zcash transaction was legit

The testnet for Ethereum's next big update has successfully verified an important part of a transaction with the virtual cryptocurrency Zcash, …

Bitcoin

Beyond cryptocurrency: There are new blockchain opportunities for SMBs

When the Bank of Canada and payments giant Moneris last spring threw cold water on a blockchain trial as a potential clearance system, Canadian …

US Centers for Disease Control to Launch First Blockchain Test on Disaster Relief

For public health practitioners, the ability to quickly collect, analyze and take action on data is paramount to containing the spread of a deadly …

Big Pharma Turns to Blockchain to Track Meds

The pharma industry may be on the verge of solving a longtime problem: How to stop a flow of stolen or counterfeit pills entering the supply chain …

In Blockchain We Trust? Not Yet, Say Consumers

Among the reasons why blockchain has gained so much interest as a platform for development of financial apps and services is the transparency and trust built into it. And, despite increasing number of investors and traders recognizing the value of cryptocurrencies as a long-term investment, …

Bitcoin

IBM: Never Mind The Cloud, Here Is What Should Excite Investors

International Business Machines has been declining in price in spite of continued growth in its cloud business.<p>However, blockchain technology has the …

Stocks

How to explain the power of blockchains to your non-tech friends

Writing a description for [bitcoin] for general audiences is bloody hard. There’s nothing to relate it to. — Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious founder …

40 Years Later, Talking Heads’ Most Valuable Member Is Still Its Most Under-Recognized

When you listen to Talking Heads' most iconic songs, they all have one standout element in common: Tina Weymouth's funky, melodic bassline. Without her there would no "Psycho Killer," no "Burning Down The House," no "Once in a Lifetime," — grooves which are immediately recognizable, ingrained in …

The Mournful, Lonely Feminism of Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted

Chelsea Clinton, now a 37-year-old mother of two, has spent her adulthood weaving in and out of the family business. But even when she has dabbled in …

Books