Jeremy A. Smith

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What really killed “The Expanse,” one of the best-reviewed sci-fi series on TV

<i>The Expanse</i> is the rare sci-fi series that succeeds in telling a complex story of interplanetary relations with stunning special effects on a TV-sized budget. So, naturally, it was dropped by its US cable-TV home, Syfy, this week.<p>Fans are pleading with streaming services like Amazon Studios and …

The Expanse

The Man in the High Castle Season 2 Finale Explained

<i>This article contains spoilers for seasons 1 and 2 of</i> <i>The Man in the High Castle</i>.<p>Anyone who has seen Amazon’s <i>The Man in the High Castle</i> knows that a …

Venture Scanner Connected Insurance Technology Overview

A deep dive look at the connected insurance technology sector, providing an insurance startup map, trends/insights, and relevant company profile examples.

Scanners

Insurers & their VC arms are supporting Robo-advisory growth

Insurers are launching their own ETFs and using their own capital to leapfrogging the otherwise painful first phase of growing the assets of a new …

Robo-advisors

The Rule of 40% For a Healthy SaaS Company

There are lots of blogs and anecdotes on (a) how to build a successful SaaS company and (b) what a successful SaaS company looks like. Yesterday’s …

What is the Right Burn Rate for your Startup?

One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable “burn rate” …

Venture Capital

11 Quick Tips to Get More Value out of Your Board

Many board meetings are bored meetings. Management teams whisk through slides trying to get through a presentation to share how great things are …

Interview with Matteo Carbone, 50insurtech influencer: main trends impacting the insurance industry in 2017

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Think Google doesn’t care about insurance? Think again

It’s fair to say that a few people in the insurance sector were probably breathing a sigh of relief in February last year when Google shut down its …

The 'hot hand' isn't a fallacy — science shows momentum really shapes a game of basketball

It's NCAA basketball tournament season, known for its magical moments and the "March Madness" it can produce. Many fans remember Stephen Curry's superhuman 2008 performance where he led underdog Davidson College to victory while nearly outscoring the entire determined Gonzaga team by himself in the …

Pre-Discovery: 14 unofficial Star Trek series and films (Gallery) | ZDNet

Star Trek fan films<p>With Star Trek: Discovery, the long-awaited next new series in the Star Trek franchise premiering Sunday on CBS All Access, I've …

How the Average Triumphed Over the Median

<i>This post was written by Dan Kopf, Priceonomics Staff Writer</i><p>In 1906, the great scientist and notorious eugenicist, Francis Galton, attended the …

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 17 mins ago Movie News<p>Deadpool 2 writer Rhett Reese reveals which parts of Cable's backstory he wants to explore in future movies.<p>3 21 mins ago …

The Alternative Commerce Recipe

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Neil Sequeira is a general partner and managing director at General Catalyst Partners. He invests in alternative commerce, SaaS, online/mobile marketplaces and digital media. He previously was with TimeWarner, AOL, CMGI, GoldmanSachs, Accenture and Goldenvoice. Follow him on Twitter</i> …

Dude: Etymology of the word is traced to "doodle," as in Yankee Doodle Dandy.

<i>This post originally appeared in the Week.</i><p>For some time now, we have known the basic outline of the story of "dude." The word was first used in the …

Why Most of Your Assumptions About Phone Calls are Wrong

If you follow the tech media you would be subject to a lot of narrative biases that are completely off base — and this includes the value of email …

Brian Bell of Zuora: Why Subscriptions are Good for Business - Small Business Trends

One of the major shifts taking place is the growing adoption by consumers of subscriptions for goods and services instead of buying them outright. …

Why We Sing “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve

This is an excerpt from our book, <i>The Wise Book of Whys</i>, available on Kindle | Nook and in Print | AudiobookThis tradition is mostly thanks to Guy …

Ancient Origin of the Word 'Diarrhea' and Other Common Medical Terms

Human beings have suffered from many of the same chronic illnesses and conditions since the dawn of recorded history. In fact, many of the words we …

The Secret Second Lives of Pizza Huts

A Look Back At How The Content Industry Almost Killed Blockbuster And Netflix (And The VCR)

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Derek Khanna is a technology policy consultant and columnist. He previously worked for the House Republican Study Committee where he authored their report on copyright reform. He</i> <i>spearheaded the national campaign on cellphone unlocking that resulted in proposed legislation to legalize</i> …

Turn of the Century

THE HISTORY ISSUE<p><b>William Sellers knew that the end of the hand-tooled machine age was nigh. So he grabbed the manufacturing elite by the nuts and</b> …

U.S. Economy

Two straps on a backpack or one strap: What’s cool?

Toward the beginning of the 2012 comedy <i>21 Jump Street</i>, Officer Jenko (Channing Tatum), a onetime cool kid, gives his partner some advice as they …

A Filthy History: When New Yorkers Lived Knee-Deep in Trash

It’s tempting to think of sacred tombs and ancient monuments as our best window into other cultures. But archaeologists have long known that if you …

Backwards EdTech Flow Chart

I’m a very visual person, so naturally I’m drawn to charts, diagrams and anything that I can look at and understand. I’ve made a couple other charts …

How to Know When to Sell vs. When to Market to Customers

This is final part of a series that describes a sales methodology for technology companies or frankly many other types of companies, too.<p>We developed …

Education data startup BrightBytes raises $2.5 million Series A

BrightBytes, a San Francisco-based education analytics company, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding, led by ed-tech-focused venture capital …