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88% of employees have no clue about their organization's IT security policies

A lack of awareness about company security rules could open enterprises and SMBs up to cyberthreats like ransomware, according to Kaspersky …

Employment

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

The vast majority of humans throughout history worked because they had to. Many found comfort, value, and meaning in their efforts, but some defined work as a necessity to be avoided if possible. For centuries, elites in societies from Europe to Asia aspired to absolution from gainful employment. …

The Future

How Artificial Intelligence Is Set To Bring Revolution In Post Trade World

Machine learning potential is not just a front office discussion. Artifcial Intelligence within alternative asset management will manifest itself …

Artificial Intelligence

Dubai Announces Accelerator to Solve the 21st Century's Most Pressing Challenges

by Dom Galeon June 30, 2017 Future Society 9692<p>A Hub of Ideas<p>Dubai is already leading the world in a number of innovative concepts—they have plans …

Smart Cities

Ransomware attack is cover for something far more destructive

As odd as it sounds, the ransomware attack that swept across the world over the past few days wasn't about the money.<p>GoldenEye, also known as NotPetya, swarmed computers on Tuesday, locking up devices at multibillion-dollar companies including FedEx, Merck, Cadbury and AP Moller-Maersk.<p>Combined, …

Ransomware

General Electric Builds an AI Workforce - MIT Technology Review

When Jason Nichols joined GE Global Research in 2011, soon after completing postdoctoral work in organic chemistry at the University of California, …

Blue Apron’s IPO was an elaborate marketing stunt

Blue Apron’s June 29 IPO was a lavish affair.<p>Caterers walked around Broad Street, just outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, passing out steak on lattice potato chips and tiny chicken burgers. People lined up beside booths shaped like giant cardboard Blue Apron boxes to sample ramen …

Venture Capital

Data Breaches Often Come From Where You Expect It Least

In 2016, the average total cost of a data breach reached $4 million.<p>Data breaches are in the news a lot these days. It seems that you can't turn around without hearing about a new one, and they seem to keep getting worse and more far-reaching. Consumers are concerned about data breaches, and many …

breaches

4 Brutal Fundraising Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Nobody likes fundraising--but these tips can make the process a lot easier.<p>"Fundraising is fun," said no entrepreneur ever. But there are tricks to make it much less painful.<p>After raising over $100 million of venture capital cash for a few businesses (which has taken hundreds of investors meetings) …

Venture Capital

How Smart VC Firms Manage Their Money

Maximize returns, maximize fees, or simply stay alive.<p><i>What are the common VC fund management strategies? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, Partner @ SaaStr Ventures,</b> …

Venture Capital

Andreessen Horowitz Is Digging Deeper Into Biotech

The Silicon Valley venture capital firm is bringing on biotech executive Jorge Conde to invest $200 million in software and biology startups.<p>In late 2015, Andreessen Horowitz announced that it would put $200 million into startups that blended computer science with biology. Now, the Silicon Valley …

ICO Alarm: VC Fred Wilson Delivers Six-Point Plan for Safe Investing

Veteran venture capital investor Fred Wilson has warned prospective ICO investors not to be “greedy” as the market continues to explode.<p>In a blog …

Cryptocurrency

7 Failed Startups That Were Just Ahead of Their Time

Pioneers get slaughtered and settlers finish.<p><i>What are some startups that had good ideas but failed? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Lee Egstrom, founder, on Quora:</b><p>Having been in web …

startups

Kalanick is out, but Uber’s VCs royally screwed up, too, say industry watchers

Travis Kalanick, who last night resigned from his post as CEO of ride-share giant Uber, has taken the blame for the company’s very long list of problems, from allowing a culture of sexual harassment to thrive, to skirting the law with its Greyball program, to mishandling the medical files of a …

Eric Schmidt and Bill Maris are helping build a startup network in Southern California

There are a lot of medical device companies in Orange County. How about some health tech startups?<p>Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt and GV founder Bill Maris are throwing their connections behind a new nonprofit. TheAlliance for Southern California Innovation is aimed at promoting tech …

Silicon Valley

If You're Broke But Want to Start a Company and Make $100K+, You Need to Read This

Meet the guy behind a bootstrapped company with almost no overhead and a giant following in New York City.<p>New York City is amazing, but it comes with challenges. For one thing, there are 20 million people living in the metro area, and it often seems we all want to do the same things at the same …

newyork

Google is trying to solve employee housing crisis with modular apartments

Google’s employees can’t find affordable housing in Silicon Valley, so the company is investing in modular homes that’ll serve as short-term housing for them. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Google has ordered 300 units from a startup called Factory OS, which specializes in modular homes. The …

Google is betting big on European biotech drugs

The move shows Google casting an increasingly wide net as it pumps cash into global medical research, seeding what it believes will become a core long-term healthcare business.<p>Novartis and Verily, a unit of Google parent Alphabet, are cornerstone investors in the new fund, along with the European …

500 Startups closes $35M Japan fund with the backing of the Japanese government

500 Startups has announced the close of its fund for Japan, more than 18 months after it was first unveiled. The effort is backed by the Japanese government, which has chipped in as an LP via its Cool Japan Fund. (Yes, that really is the name of the fund, which is aiming to use about $1 billion in …

Facebook teaches bots how to negotiate. They learn to lie instead

Facebook’s 100,000-strong bot empire is booming - but it has a problem. Each bot is designed to offer a different service through the Messenger app: …

Is Amazon crazy for wanting to buy Slack for $9 billion?

One of Bloomberg’s last pieces filed late Wednesday night noted that Amazon wanted to buy group chat service Slack, and valued the business at a whopping $9 billion.<p>I’m trying to make sense of that figure, because that’s a lotta zeroes, and a whole lot more than the $3.8 billion valuation Slack saw …

Venture Capital

Snapchat quietly revealed how it can put AI on your phone

Snapchat, the only social media platform left where millennials can escape their parents, has been notoriously secret about how it packed advanced augmented reality features into its mobile app.<p>In a research paper published June 13 on the open publishing platform Arxiv, the company seems to detail …

Machine Learning

5 top industries for entrepreneurs of the future: Start-ups in these high-growth areas can thrive

Technology has upended everything from the way we shop to how we invest our money. And while that hurts established companies that are unable (or …

Artificial Intelligence

Why “skilled in machine learning” should be the new “proficient in Excel” on your resume

It won’t be long before “skilled in machine learning” becomes the new “proficient in Excel” as a standard bullet point on your resume. The only difference? What you bring to table will be more valuable than a pivot tables or color-coded pie charts.<p>The day when any average Joe can train an algorithm …

Machine Learning

Andy Rubin wants to disrupt the Apple-Samsung 'duopoly'

Maybe Apple and Samsung just aren't bringing their A-game anymore.<p>Andy Rubin, the creator of Google's Android, offered up that fresh critique Wednesday while speaking to reporters at the Wired Business Conference in New York. Rubin's statements come a few days after his new startup introduced a …

Andy Rubin

Online learning startup Coursera raises $64M at an $800M valuation

As the cost of in-class education continues to rise, and the cost for computing continues to fall, we’re seeing a flourishing of startups that target the market for online learning. As one mark of the trend, one of the leaders in this space, Coursera, is today announcing $64 million in a Series D …

Venture Capital

Blue Apron Becomes the Latest Unicorn to Pursue an IPO

In its last private funding round, Blue Apron reached a valuation of over $2 billion. Now, the company has its sights set on the public market. I dig …

The Age of the Decacorn: 7 Companies Valued at More than $10 Billion

In the business world, a unicorn is a private company that is valued at more than $1 billion. Named for their rarity and their prestige, these …

Venture Capital

There's An AI Revolution Underway And It's Happening In Canada

Watch out U.S.—there’s a new startup hotbed in town and it’s coming from our neighbors to the north. I recently spent a week in Toronto and Montreal working with new startups and can’t believe the passion and energy I felt there. The DNA of Canadian entrepreneurs is charged with technical …

Artificial Intelligence

Silicon Valley Isn't The Only Out-Of-Touch Tech Bubble

AOL co-founder Steve Case is right. Silicon Valley is in its own bubble—but it’s hardly alone.<p>Early this week on CNBC, Case, who is now an investor, …