INNOVATE2016: How digital can reinvent American government Aug28

INNOVATE2016: How di...

By Andrew Keen Andrew Keen Crunch Network Contributor Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. How to join the network One of America’s leading experts on the...

Retooling AI for the workplace Aug28

Retooling AI for the...

By Dan Reich Dan Reich Crunch Network Contributor Dan Reich is co-founder and CEO of Troops. How to join the network One of the first computers required punch cards. I repeat, punch cards. Yes, you would take a piece of paper with tiny holes and use it to interact with the device. Now we have...

All deals on AngelList will soon be private (plus other updates you should know) Aug28

All deals on AngelLi...

By Connie Loizos Earlier this week, we sat down with Naval Ravikant, founder of five-year-old AngelList, a popular platform that matches startups with early-stage investors. Three million people, including 50,000 accredited investors, have created profiles on AngelList since its founding, and...

Walter Duncan of Quick Key has some fascinating fixes for our edtech problems Aug28

Walter Duncan of Qui...

By John Biggs Guys like Walter Duncan know what they’re talking about when it comes to edtech. Before becoming co-founder of Quick Key, Duncan spent years teaching in schools public and private and knows what teachers deal with on a daily basis. His product, which reduces the amount of...

5 ways beacons are transforming the enterprise Aug28

5 ways beacons are t...

By David Chao David Chao Crunch Network Contributor David Chao is the chief strategy officer of ReadyTalk. How to join the network Bluetooth beacons are proven technology. So why isn’t anyone using them effectively? Sure, companies are using them. Google uses “beacons” — you’ll...

How side-projects make you a better journalist Aug28

How side-projects ma...

By Ben Woods Though I’ve published more than 2,500 articles on The Next Web, this is the first oneI’ve written about something that’s mine. A couple of months ago, a change in strategy meant venturing into the world of freelance work as an editor, tech journalist and media...

National Trust acquires iconic Jacobean miniature Aug28

National Trust acqui...

By livius drusus The National Trust has acquired a very fine early 17th century miniature by Isaac Oliver for £2.1 million ($2,760,000), a new record for a British miniature. The miniature is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest British examples of the art form. It has been on...

Startups will overtake enterprises in the new AI ecosystem Aug28

Startups will overta...

By Hossein Rahnama Hossein Rahnama Crunch Network Contributor Hossein Rahnama is founder and chief product officer at Flybits and a professor at MIT and Ryerson University. How to join the network Artificial intelligence pops up as a buzzword every few years, but it has never moved beyond...

The API for absurdity Aug27

The API for absurdit...

By David Lee David Lee Crunch Network Contributor David Lee is the vice president of platform products at RingCentral. How to join the network Every important technology goes through a hype cycle. You’ve probably seen the Gartner Hype Cycle diagram: inflated expectations, followed by...

Reverie Classic is a crowdfunded watch with some beautiful bones Aug27

Reverie Classic is a...

By John Biggs There are two kinds of crowdfunded watches – fashion accessories and real efforts at classical design and workmanship. Thankfully the Reverie Classic holds the latter place. The Classic is made by Samuel Tay who previously crowdfunded and built the Sea Spirit a handsome,...

Why founders should care where their VCs get their money Aug27

Why founders should ...

By Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson Crunch Network Contributor Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson is managing director of Sapphire Ventures. How to join the network Fundraising for a startup is a notoriously stressful process. Vast amounts of ink have been spilled dissecting...

Gillmor Gang: Unborn Child Aug27

Gillmor Gang: Unborn...

By Steve Gillmor The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 26, 2016. Oh no, Volumetrics meets the Beatles in a trip forward down memory lane. Eventually we even discover the chewy center. Plus the latest G3...

What this month’s Jet.com sale means for the future of retail Aug27

What this month’s Je...

By Toby Russell Toby Russell Crunch Network Contributor Toby Russell is head of business and product at SHIFT Technologies, Inc., an online automobile marketplace based in San Francisco. How to join the network One in ten retail sales in the United States –- a projected $373 billion in 2016...

Weekly Roundup: Zero-day hacks rock Apple, WhatsApp changes privacy policy Aug27

Weekly Roundup: Zero...

By Anna Escher August, the weekend of months. This week a zero-day hack rocked Apple, WhatsApp announced a major privacy change and Tesla announced a new model that takes Ludicrous Mode to the next level. Would you rather get the Weekly Roundup in your inbox? Same, TBH. 1. Hackers are honing...