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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Rune Theill and the Entrepreneurial Heartbeat

One startup in the can and another in the hopper, Rune Theill woke up sleeping on top of his backpack in his $14-per-night hostel in San Francisco’s dicey Tenderloin. He’d flown all the way from Copenhagen to the “Holy Grail…

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So You Want to Be a Platform? Booking.com or Airbnb

These days, it seems everyone ­– venture capitalists and founders alike – considers platforms the ultimate stage in tech evolution. They’re all the rage in retail, finance, travel, fitness, you name it. But what makes one platform expand, while another…

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Sidestepping the Singularity at CES

Last week’s monstrous CES was enough to strike terror in the hearts of lowly humans. Google and Amazon are dueling to dominate the digital assistant space, AI is out to prove we really aren’t so smart, and intelligent robots are…

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Instant Car, Just Add Millennial

How could this be possible? In less time than it often takes to rent a car, I found myself behind the wheel of a Ford Escape I’d been eyeing for weeks. But this was no rental. And it felt nothing…

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