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Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Leadership

TripActions raises $51 million to reward employees who spend less on travel

It turns out that some employees spend more when they can expense it on a corporate card.<p>But some companies are finding that five-star hotels and fancy dinners can add up when it’s for hundreds or thousands of workers.<p>Several startups have emerged to save corporations money, by rewarding employees …

Startups

Yes, Uber Really Is Killing the Parking Business

An email from the CEO of a national parking operator has added some detail to the impact ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are having on …

Urban Design

Porsche Develops Artificial Neural Networks to Sense Mechanical Failures - The Drive

Porsche Develops Artificial Neural Networks to Keep Machines Running<p>The sensors use vibrations in machines to fix small problems before they become …

Artificial Intelligence

Automakers won't focus on passenger cars in EV drive

After uncertainty on the policy front on electric vehicles, automakers are seeing some clarity over its future with the government unveiling draft …

Sending a Tesla into space wasn’t such a dumb idea

There might just be a method to Musk’s madness<p>Maybe it’s my instinctive distrust of bored billionaires treating the world as their playground, but I’m always dubious about Elon Musk’s various moonshot projects. He seems to be enjoying it all a little too much. Latest among his outlandish ideas was …

Roadsters

Inside Telegram’s ambitious $1.2B ICO to create the next Ethereum

We have even more information about messaging app Telegram’s plans for cashing in on its popularity within the crypto community with the massive ICO for its proposed Telegram Open Network (TON) project (that we first reported), after obtaining the whitepaper and investor prospectuses in full.<p>From …

Blockchain

How to Create Great Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Content Marketing That Delivers Real Results | Inc.com

Content marketing is a great way to get people talking about your products, your services, and your company. Content marketing is also a great way to engage your customers and maybe even create a community. (Plus, you can always use the resulting SEO boost.)<p>But if you're new to content marketing, …

Marketing

Blockchain: exploring possible use cases

The blockchain technology is the core concept behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But cryptocurrencies are only one possible application of the …

Blockchain

How Blockchain Could Build the Next Sharing Economy Unicorn

The sharing economy is worth over $250 billion, and there are no signs of it slowing down.<p>Share economy unicorns like Uber, Airbnb, and Upwork, are …

Blockchain

Who Owns Urban Mobility Data?

Policymakers need it; private transportation companies have it. Here’s one way to broker a solution.<p>How, exactly, should policymakers respond to the rapid rise of new private mobility services such as ride-hailing, dockless shared bicycles, and microtransit? As I argued here several months ago, in …

Volkswagen’s MOIA debuts its all-electric rideshare vehicle

Some carmakers are talking a lot about the potential of shared mobility services and alternatives to car ownership, but Volkswagen’s MOIA is actually going a step further, with a brand new vehicle it’s unveiling today that’s focused entirely on this new market. The all-electric car, which made its …

Profit

What happens when you sell your startup?

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>Entrepreneurship is not just about …

Venture Capital

Em um futuro próximo você vai ganhar dinheiro para viajar (ao invés de pagar)

Algumas companhias aéreas começaram a experimentar com novas formas de ganhar dinheiro e o resultado vai ser muito bom para você usuário<p>Felipe Moreno …

Berlin’s Ada Health raises $47M to become the Alexa of healthcare

Ada Health, the AI-driven app which works a little like an ‘Alexa for health’, has raised a $47M (€40M) funding round led by Access Industries, Len Blavatnik’s global investment group. Joining the round in the Berlin-HQ’d startup was June Fund and Berlin-based Cumberland VC. Fascinatingly, William …

Artificial Intelligence

It is now practical to refuel electric vehicles through thin air

A WISE driver keeps an eye on the fuel gauge, to make timely stops at filling stations. For drivers of electric cars, though, those stations are few …

How Company Founders Become Tyrants

When the directors of Uber ousted its CEO and cofounder, Travis Kalanick, in June 2017, the move was paradoxically both long overdue and somewhat unexpected. For months Kalanick and the company had suffered a string of scandals, any one of which might have undone a typical chief executive. A female …

Venture Capital

Hyperloop One reveals 10 strongest potential Hyperloop routes in the world

Hyperloop One wants to build a real, working Hyperloop – but it’ll need strong partners to make it a reality, across both industry and government. That’s why, in part, it held a global competition requesting proposals for routes around the world. The winners of that competition have now been …

Transportation

Uber and Lyft could destroy car ownership in major cities

A recent study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and Columbia University supports that notion.<p>Uber and Lyft left Austin, Texas in May 2016 after servicing the city since 2014. The ridehailing giants called it quits after voters …

With $5.3 million in funding, CarDash wants to change how you get your car serviced

For car owners, getting their vehicle repaired or even dealing with routine maintenance can be a pain. Launching today, a company called CarDash wants to make auto service less painful and more transparent.<p>Available initially in the Bay Area, CarDash works with a number of local service centers so …

Startups

With autonomy, commercial real estate could go mobile

Cyrus Radfar Contributor<p>Cyrus Radfar is a founding engineer of AddThis, which was acquired by Oracle.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat<br>• Autonomous cars will bring a moveable feast of products and services<p>The coming years could see the next …

Real Estate

The Human Army Using Phones to Teach AI to Drive

As her fellow patients read dog-eared magazines or swipe through Instagram, Shari Forrest opens an app on her phone and gets busy training artificial …

Transport’s coming upheaval

Cyrus Radfar Contributor<p>Cyrus Radfar is a founding engineer of AddThis, which was acquired by Oracle.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat<br>• With autonomy, commercial real estate could go mobile<p>If you were given a penny for every minute people spent …

Autonomous Cars

Blue Apron’s big post-IPO challenge: making more money from existing customers

The company recorded revenue of nearly $800 million in 2016.<p>Blue Apron, the meal-kit startup, filed to go public on Thursday afternoon after the company increased revenue 10x from less than $80 million in 2014 to nearly $800 million in 2016. The company’s net loss also widened over that time, from …

Customers

How to Do SEO When You’re in a Low-Volume Niche

Almost every day someone tells me, “Neil, I love your SEO tips, but I’m in a really small niche. What do I do?”Does that sound familiar?I’ve gotten …

Google Analytics

A new on-demand battle is speeding toward the US, and VCs are seeing dollar signs

While Uber’s woes take center stage in the U.S., a different on-demand battle that’s been playing out in China is coming to the states.<p>The battle isn’t over car sharing. It’s not over bus sharing, either, though that, too, is a growing focus for investors and automotive companies that are desperate …

American Cities

Tesla Lost $674 Million Last Year, While GM Made $9.4 Billion. So Why Is Tesla Worth More?

It's all about the story.<p>If it's not official at the moment you read this, it's likely to be soon: <b>Tesla</b>'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) market cap surpassed <b>General</b> …

Tesla

This is How You Create Incredible Content for 'Dull' Industries

If you think you’re in a ‘dull’ industry, you might have already dismissed the idea that content marketing can work for you.<p><i>However, you might want</i> …

AImotive aims to convert regular cars into driverless ones inexpensively

While other autonomous car projects rely on an expensive radar-like system called Lidar, AImotive is trying to do the same using regular cameras and AI<p>The AImotive office is in a small converted house at the end of a quiet residential street in sunny Mountain View, spitting distance from Google’s …

Autonomous Cars

Chevrolet is the first big carmaker to offer an unlimited data plan

It’s not just big carriers offering unlimited data plans these days — carmaker Chevrolet has now got in on the act, announcing today that it would offer an unlimited 4G LTE plan for drivers to use inside their cars. The plan is available from March 3rd, and will cost $20 a month. For that price, …

Automotive Industry