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3 Startup Lessons From WeWork Founder Adam Neumann

Under his blazer WeWork Co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann is wearing a t-shirt that exclaims: “We Are Human.” He revealed the t-shirt at the end of keynote interview at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit in Boston Monday.<p>At $20 billion, WeWork is among the most valuable startups in America. Only Uber and …

Startups

Walmart is trying to crush Amazon with better deals — here's who's winning the price war

The brick-and-mortar retail giant has been on a shopping spree over the past year to ramp up its e-commerce business, acquiring Shoebuy, Moosejaw, Modcloth, and, most notably, Jet.com, for which it paid $3 billion last year.<p>Walmart, along with its subsidiary Jet, is taking direct aim at Amazon's …

Shopping

United and Pepsi Affairs Force Brands to Respect Social Media

When Jason Marker, the new chief executive of the company that owns Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, met with several of his marketing executives this week, one of his first requests was for screens to be installed in the company’s headquarters to display real-time social media conversations about its …

Public Relations

Why Nextdoor Believes It Can Be Social Media’s Next $1 Billion Advertising Machine

Nextdoor is an online communities platform that essentially combines classic message boards with Craigslist. The startup spent its first …

Snapchat's first investor explains why the app is so confusing to use

One of the longstanding criticisms of Snapchat is that the app is confusing and not very intuitive to use.<p>Snapchat's parent company, Snap Inc., even went so far as to include a guide on how to use the app in its public offering paperwork with the SEC.<p>The reason Snapchat can feel hard to understand …

Social Media

Airbnb is eyeing an international payment app

Airbnb is taking its all-inclusive aspirations one step further. Now, the short-term rental service is close to buying mobile payment app Tilt for $10 to $20 million, according to <i>The Information</i>. For the uninitiated, Tilt's wrinkle is that it can process cross-currency payments -- which should help …

The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern Economy

The main source of meaning in American life is a meritocratic competition that makes those who struggle feel inferior.<p>What is happening to America’s white working class?<p>The group’s important, and perhaps decisive, role in this year’s presidential election sparked a slew of commentary focused on, on …

The organizer of a massive pro-Clinton Facebook group has landed a book deal

Pantsuit Nation, a secret pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group with nearly 4 million members, has landed a book deal. Or rather, its organizer Libby Chamberlain has.<p>Chamberlain’s book will be published by Flatiron Press on May 9th — the quick turnaround thanks to her hiring of literary agent Jennifer …

This is why Facebook and Twitter desperately need to change in 2017

As we’re nearing the end of 2016, social networks are bigger than ever. Billions of people in the world are connected through only a small amount of platforms — the biggest being Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the last of which announced it passed 600 million monthly active users last …

Who’s Responsible When Extremists Get a Platform?

In the days immediately following the presidential election, one striking statement by Stephen K. Bannon, the president-elect’s chief strategist and former campaign chief executive, rose to particular prominence. Speaking in July in his capacity as the chairman of Breitbart News, Bannon told the …

Eco-Friendly Design: 10 Homes with Gorgeous Green Roofs and Terraces

The idea of a <b>green roof</b> seems revolutionary to most of us. A covering of greenery on the roof is not something you come across often, and anytime we …

Green Roofs

Google says working on policy update to restrict ads on fake news sites

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising.<p>The Google logo adorns the entrance of Google Germany …

Fake News

YouTube's comments section is about to become a less awful place

YouTube‘s comments sections are often filled with wonderful insight buried between many layers of deliberate obfuscation. The situation may be about to improve, however, as YouTube rolls out some tools for content creators to help them manage comments sections a little better.<p>‘Pinned comments’, …

Internet

Shop Emily Henderson's Top Picks from Target's Halloween Line

We drop everything when we see the words "Target Home" and "Emily Henderson" in the same sentence. The interior design blogger and entrepreneur …

PR as Customer Service: Five Secrets For Using Publicity To Build Brand Love

If you’re putting together a public relations (PR) effort for your company, I urge you to let go of the antiquated picture you may have in your head of scattershot press release mailings to journalists and reviewers who are only nominally interested. Replace this with a concept more akin to …

Customer Service

19 simple garden ideas with spectacular results

We gathered 19 ideas to help you improve your garden, for big spaces or small, it doesn't matter, as you will see, you can great ideas that will suit …

Meet the developer that's making apps for the conservative movement

The Trump campaign, the Brexit "Leave" campaign, the National Rifle Association and pro-life Catholics all have at least one thing in common: Their …

Yahoo rebrands its main app as Yahoo Newsroom, lets you post your own news links

Yahoo’s homepage used to be the place where web users started their day, reading the top headlines, sports scores, stock updates, and other news. On mobile, that’s no longer always the case. In an effort to get back into the game, Yahoo this morning is launching a rebranded version of its flagship …

Amazon Bets Big on India's Busiest Shopping Season

When Jeff Bezos donned a bandhgala jacket two years ago and posed for photographs in India, he wasn't just promoting Amazon.com Inc.'s year-old …

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Is Reportedly In Talks to Sell to Unilever

The Honest Company, the consumer packaged goods company co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, could soon be joining Unilever.<p>The five-year-old company, …

Giftbit lets retailers create their own e-commerce currency

Giftbit, a company that operates a digital gift card marketplace for online retailers, is launching a new product today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that will enable merchants to easily create their own custom currency — meaning gift cards, promo codes and refund credits — without having to build their …

Your Virtual Travel Assistant powered by A.I.

Centralized Travel Policy<p>Set up and adjust travel policies with a few clicks. Claire supports different travel policies for different groups and …

Frequent-flyer Programs

The Geopolitical Therapist

A conversation with Vice President Joe Biden<p>Recently I sat down with Vice President Joe Biden to explore whether his approach to foreign policy challenges, and his patterns of interaction with global leaders, constituted something distinctive enough to call “The Biden Doctrine,” which I wrote about …

With Trump’s Campaign App, There’s No Wall Protecting Your Contact Data

Donald Trump’s new campaign app, dubbed America First, asks to collect troubling amounts of data from users, including their address books, according …

Amazon starts car research and review site

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars.The latest venture by the e-commerce …

TV shows

Why Google, Microsoft and Walmart are gobbling up tech companies

Big businesses have finally learned to stop worrying and love buying tech companies again.<p>Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL), Intel (INTC) and Salesforce (CRM) have joined the likes of Walmart (WMT) and Unilever (UL) in ponying up hundreds of millions -- or even billions -- to buy technology companies …

Venture Capital

Founders: Big tech won’t buy your startup, but big brands might

A few years ago, entrepreneurs had the same aspiring party line for investors and partners, “<i>… and we’ll be acquired by [insert big tech giant here] within 18-24 months</i>.” While Google and Yahoo did enjoy a nice startup-shopping spree back in 2013-2014, there’s been a fundamental shift in the …

Startups