Biz Stone

Celebs take sides in battle of the vegan burgers

In the battle over meatless meat, there will be blood.<p>Investors have poured millions of dollars into creating vegan hamburgers that look, feel and …

Food

Irish tech firm hits €1bn valuation as four founders join country's rich list

Ireland has its first ‘unicorn’ tech company worth more than €1bn.<p>Four Dubliners - Ciaran Lee, David Barrett, Des Traynor and Eoghan McCabe are now …

News (Ireland)

Intercom raises €101m in funding round making it the most valuable Irish tech firm

Dublin-based customer messaging company Intercom has raised $125m (€101m) in a funding round that sees the firm now valued at $1.275bn (€1.03bn)<p>The …

News (Ireland)

The Meat Industry Has Some Serious Beef With Those 'Bleeding' Plant-Based Burgers

The buzziest tech product coming out of Silicon Valley is not another app or a new virtual reality experience. It’s a burger that contains no meat.<p>As …

Agriculture

Is Pivoting a Last-Ditch Effort or a Sound Business Strategy?

Pivots, it turns out, are fairly common. One VC cited 17 pivots among the 26 companies he's invested in.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The term “pivot” has become a buzzword referring to a significant business change -- ranging from mild to dramatic. A pivot is usually …

Business Strategy

Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'

A vacant hostel on Bolton Street, Dublin, pictured in July 2015 Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie<p><b>Updated 2.10pm</b><p>A NEW SMARTPHONE app is set to let …

Medium

Peter McVerry Trust and Space Engagers Launch New Empty Homes Mapping App

Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, has partnered with Dublin based social enterprise, Space Engagers, to use tech to map …

Technology (Ireland)

This Startup Is Challenging Mechanical Turk—on the Blockchain

The promise of the gig economy—that it would empower workers to be their own bosses, liberate them from tyrannical office culture, and let creative …

Business

Hong Kong burger showdown: Beyond Meat’s vegan version vs Australian beef patty

A showdown was happening at The Butchers Club Burger in Wong Chuk Hang. Two burgers looked exactly the same, but the key ingredients were vastly …

News (China)

The Big List of 51 Hacks to Boost Your Creativity

Creativity is one of those things that often befuddles people. How on earth, we wonder, does one create something brand new out of what seems like …

Creativity

Startup tackling fake news with artificial intelligence Factmata nets funding to expand

A startup using artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle the proliferation of fake news and extremist content online will expand after closing a $1m …

Technology (UK)

Behind the success of The Old Farmer's Almanac and its rival The Farmers' Almanac, which are among the oldest continuously published periodicals in the US

8:50 AM ET, February 5, 2018<p><b>After the Shitty Media Men list emerged, 7 men out of about 70 lost jobs or faced significant job setbacks; others said</b> …

American Philosophy

WeChat to start issuing electronic government IDs, further cementing its dominance in China, made possible by foreign app censorship and government subsidies

8:10 AM ET, February 4, 2018<p><b>How YouTube's recommendation algorithm can promote divisive clips and conspiracy videos and may have spread</b> …

Peter Thiel

Factmata, a news-focused fact-checking startup that uses natural language processing, says Biz Stone and Craigslist cofounder Craig Newmark have invested

3:09 AM ET, February 4, 2018<p><b>Following Chicago Sun-Times inquiry into Richard Roeper's purchase of Twitter followers, Roeper to resume reviews and has</b> …

Antitrust Laws

Mammoth Media, the company behind chat fiction app Yarn and polling app Wishbone, raises $13M Series A led by Greylock

11:25 AM ET, February 4, 2018<p><b>How YouTube's recommendation algorithm can promote divisive clips and conspiracy videos and may have spread</b> …

Algorithms

What's in a hashtag? A spark for our passions, in love and in war

I found love in a <i>hopeless</i> place. Yeah, some would argue that a Twitter hashtag is something terrible. They can be manipulated by bots and trolls …

Social Media

How To Plan Effective On-The-Job Training Programmes That Work

What Would Twitter Do? Lessons On Culture From 5 Top Start-ups<p>How Airbnb, Twitter, Skillshare, Buffer and Squarespace create and maintain great …

Employee Engagement

Twitter's number two Anthony Noto takes flight

Twitter's second-in-command has quit the company to become chief executive position at an up-and-coming fintech company, leaving founder Jack Dorsey juggling operations at the social network with his second company, payments firm Square.<p>Anthony Noto, Twitter's chief operating officer, will take …

Anthony Noto

Facebook overhauling News Feed: Here’s where things stand

The good, the bad, the ugly — and where we go from here<p>I know this News Feed bomb cyclone just started ravaging our social media coastline, but I’m …

Facebook

With $72 Million in Funding, the Entrepreneur Behind Beyond Meat Pursues Innovation Over Profit

Ethan Brown put everything he had into founding the company, which has seen major successes with its plant-based 'meat' that's loved by Bill Gates.<p><i>In this ongoing column,</i> The Digest<i>, Entrepreneur.com News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it took</i> …

Agriculture

How vegan diet went from fringe to mainstream, and its advocates in Hong Kong and worldwide

When Penny Adams discovered she had stage 2 breast cancer, she switched to a vegetarian diet – but only when she ate at home. That was in 2003, about …

News (China)

Facebook Is Losing the War on Hate Speech

Will 2018 be the year tech giants contend with the toxic stew they hath wrought?<p>Just four days after the 2016 election, Facebook C.E.O. <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> declared in a defensive post from his personal account that “99% of what people see” on Facebook “is authentic.” But as more evidence has emerged of …

Social Media

10 Amazing Reasons You Should Publish On Medium

We all want to make our content go farther. No matter how many followers you have on social media and no matter how many people visit your website …

Information Overload

Library of Congress Finally Accepts That Much of Twitter Is Hot Garbage

The Library of Congress is single-handedly making a solid argument for advances in screenshot technology with their announcement Tuesday that, …

Social Media

8 entrepreneurs and execs share the best gifts they've ever received

The holiday season is in full gear. If you're one of the many last-minute shoppers scrambling to find that perfect token of appreciation for your family, friends, and employees, the good news is that the gifts don't have to be terribly expensive.<p>This year, <i>Inc.</i> asked eight entrepreneurs to each …

Medium

The pope's version of 'Shark Tank' just picked 9 awesome green tech ideas.

The next great tech breakthough might not come out of Silicon Valley. It might be from the Vatican.<p>Since 2016, the Vatican has been working with a …

Medium

Beyond Meat Rolls Out Vegan Sausages

Ethan Brown—the founder and CEO of vegan company Beyond Meat—has big dreams for his products, and they appear to be coming true in rapid …

Medium

Merry Last Christmas, Jack Dorsey.

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Donald Trump, the president of the United States, woke up and started his day by retweeting three anti-muslim videos …

Jack Dorsey

10 Insanely Good Reasons You Should Publish On Medium

We all want to make our content go farther. No matter how many followers you have on social media and no matter how many people visit your website …

Medium

Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban Says This Is the Best Gift He's Ever Received | Inc.com

The holiday season is in full gear. If you're one of the many last-minute shoppers scrambling to find that perfect token of appreciation for your family, friends, and employees, the good news is that the gifts don't have to be terribly expensive. (The best ones usually aren't.)<p>This year, <i>Inc.</i> asked …

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