Shawn Berry

1,118 Flips | 6 Magazines | 48 Likes | 8 Following | 240 Followers | @skybluered | I'm a fan of technology having been involved with it since the early 90's- especially the impact on the enterprise space and how business processes are being reinvented and consumer culture impacted daily. My other interests of travel and sports, the business sides, are fun to follow and discover new places to visit. I read on the road during my business travels, and my home near the beach in Carlsbad, CA, looking for interesting information to share with friends, colleagues, and the rest of the world via this great app.

From Experiment to Product: Capital-as-a-Service One Year Later

I recently saw a tweet that blew my mind:<p>Mike Moritz, the famed Chairman of Sequoia ruffled some feathers recently by opining even more pointedly …

Entrepreneurship

Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem

Yes, Apple may have big iPhone plans for 2018 (including one potential game changer) but first, the company has to sort out a new mess with its existing models. Today Apple was forced to admit two of its record-breaking models suffer from a fundamental design defect…<p>The credit for this discovery …

Mobile Technology

Dot lets you invest in property without the hassle of a traditional mortgage

Dot, a new U.K. startup de-cloaking today, aims to make it easy to invest in property without the hassle of taking out a traditional ‘buy to let’ mortgage. The company is founded by Gray Stern, who previously co-founded London-based Buy to Let mortgage lender Landbay, and so knows at least a thing …

Brick Lane

Klout Is Shutting Down, but Here Are 5 Social Media Tools You Can Use to Replace It

The popular social scoring tool is closing shop, so here are some other options for those who care about online influence.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, Lithium Technologies announced on its website that it would be shutting down its social scoring …

Marketing

European Union's new privacy law made some websites go dark today. Here's what else has changed

The European Union's new data privacy regimen, the bloc's first major overhaul of rules governing people's data since 2005, took effect Friday after months of sometimes frantic preparations by virtually any company that operates a website accessible there.<p>While some European users complained about …

Privacy

How Blockchain Technology Is Helping Remodel the Private Equity Industry

A number of industries are benefiting from blockchain technology -- including private equity.<p>5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Private equity investment funds have made many people and institutional investors billions. However, structural issues prevent all parties from experiencing …

Venture Capital

Europe's GDPR a 'Hard Reality Check' for Facebook and Google

<i>By Alisha Haridasani</i><p>As soon as Europe's sweeping data privacy policy went into effect, the world's biggest tech firms were hit with new lawsuits …

Privacy

Case Study: Can This Japanese Snack Food Company Break into the U.S. Market?

“Cheetos! Please Cheetos!”<p>Riku Nakamura’s daughter, Akari, lunged toward the grocery store shelf.<p>His wife, Aoi, sighed. “Remind me: Why are we walking down this aisle again?”<p>“I wanted to see how rice cakes are displayed. I don’t understand why our rice crackers can’t be in this section, too.”<p>Aoi …

Scared yet? Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot can now jog freely

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot has been untethered and set free, which, for anyone convinced of an imminent robot uprising, is a rather worrying …

The revolution won’t wait: AI enthusiasm rises, but adoption lags

AI has been called the most important general-purpose technology of our era, comparably disruptive to 20th century innovations like the internal combustion engine. By 2030, analysts predict that AI will have a global economic impact of $15.8 trillion.<p>While 72% of executives expect large effects …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Google Grapples With ‘Horrifying’ Reaction to Uncanny AI Tech

The most talked-about, futuristic product from Google’s developer show isn’t even finished -- but it’s already stoking heated debate.<p>At its I/O …

Tencent drives China artificial intelligence push

Robotics start-up UBTech has raised $820m in a funding round led by Tencent, as Chinese investment continues to rush into artificial intelligence.<p>The …

Nathan Hubbard once ran Ticketmaster — now big Silicon Valley names are funding his attempt to build a better version

His startup, Rival, has raised more than $30 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Upfront Ventures and several pro sports teams.<p>After a handful of years away from the ticketing industry, Nathan Hubbard is going back at it.<p>The former Ticketmaster CEO, who most recently ran Twitter’s now-defunct …

Here’s Why Nobody Wants To Buy Birchbox, Even After VCs Spent $90M

The beauty-box startup finally reached a deal, but it will leave some investors with nothing. Perhaps the problem wasn’t money.<p>Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox’s CEO, has been on the road, trying to find a buyer for her company, hitting up everyone from Walmart to QVC. After months of talks, they each …

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Real People Are Turning Their Accounts Into Bots On Instagram — And Cashing In

Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups. Welcome to the secret underbelly of Instagram.<p>In late February, an Instagram account called Viral Hippo posted a photo of a black square. There was …

The great exodus out of America’s blue cities

Am I the only one in my spinning class at Equinox in Manhattan who’s fed up paying $200 every month for a gym with clean showers, $3,000 in rent …

California Lawmakers Kill Housing Bill After Fierce Debate

SACRAMENTO — Just before a committee of California state senators voted on a landmark bill to ramp up housing production by overriding local resistance, legislator after legislator talked about a dire affordable-housing crisis that demanded bold action and a marked increase in new building.<p>Then …

Urban Design

Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed — and so far …

Facebook to ask everyone to accept being tracked so they can keep using it

Facebook is going to ask all of its users whether they want to be tracked as they use it.<p>The site will ask all of its users to explicitly opt in to …

Privacy

Facebook gets even shadier, limits EU privacy law reach

Facebook is quietly looking to limit the number of users that will be protected by Europe's tough new data law, according to Reuters.<p>Outside of the …

Google Launches Chrome 66 For Windows, Mac, Linux, Android And iOS

Google has announced the promotion of the Chrome 66 browser to the stable channel for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. The updated Google Chrome browser is being rolled out over the next few weeks. Some of the new features in Chrome 66 include media auto-play changes, the ability to export …

Marriott has created these ultra chic 'W' hotel inspired luxury tents at Coachella -

Over the weekend, you could not have opened up any social media app or website without being inundated by mentions of Coachella (or as we now call it …

For Marriott's Hotel Rewards Members, Wait Is Finally Over

The biggest question for hotel guests has finally been answered.<p>Ever since Marriott International Inc. acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide …

Do Entrepreneurs Need a Strategy?

As a start-up, RapidSOS was an easy sell: It would bring 911 calls into the smartphone age. Emergency-response systems had evolved in a premobile era, which meant that few of them could accurately identify the location of callers who were using mobile phones, compromising response times and medical …

Net-a-Porter Founder’s Next Act Is a Venture Capital Firm

LONDON — Natalie Massenet said she had planned to keep a low profile after she stepped down in 2015 as the executive chairwoman of Net-a-Porter, the popular luxury e-commerce site she founded.<p>After more than two-and-a-half years away, she is returning to e-commerce — but as a venture capitalist, …

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. raises $113 million to chase a pipe dream

Elon Musk’s tunneling startup The Boring Company has raised $113 million to fund its vision of the near/distant future of transportation, according to newly filed SEC docs first spotted by CNBC.<p>The startup, which is centered around the goal of creating underground tunnels, plays a central part in …

Meet the 29-Year-Old CEO Who Turned His Hobby Into a $1.5 Billion Business That's Backed by Jay-Z

The company bills itself as the Uber of private jets<p>The first time Sergey Petrossov flew on a private jet in 2009, he was surprised. Not just by the …

Teachable raises $4M to create a tool to turn any online class into a true business

Online coursework is exploding across all kinds of verticals and fields of expertise — but those courses inevitably end up on platforms like Udemy, and for Ankur Nagpal, that’s really not a way to build a true business.<p>That’s why Nagpal started Teachable, a platform for experts that want to create …