Arun Abraham

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A Silicon Valley startup accelerator wants to fund an experiment to give people free money

For five years, the accelerator plans to give a select group of Americans a regular paycheck, no strings attached. (If you want to lead this research, Y Combinator is hiring.)<p>Rather than forcing people to get by on their wages alone, the thinking goes, why not give them a regular allowance that can …

Why Day 1 Retention Matters

Given how few new apps people download on mobile and the steep drop-off within apps, getting Day 1 retention right is critical.The reality of mobile …

Apps

The World Now Has Its First E-Resident

Estonia has begun issuing digital identities to people around the world, starting with the journalist Edward Lucas.<p>Edward Lucas has a habit of popping up at pivotal moments in European history.<p>In March 1990, shortly after Lithuania declared independence from the Soviet Union, the <i>Economist</i> editor …

How A Tiny Startup Is Able To Make Your Phone's Internet 1,000x Faster Than 4G From Your Carrier

pCell is a new wireless technology that could eliminate the idea of dropping bars in cities and at big gatherings like conferences or sporting events.<p>That would mean that for many people, cell service would be reliable enough to replace their home broadband entirely.<p>You'd think that this technology …

Telecoms

Apple Doesn’t Want to Pay the Feds’ E-Book Lawyer $70,000 a Week

As part of its punishment for the e-book antitrust trial it lost this summer, Apple is supposed to be footing the bill for a court-appointed …

eBooks