The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day (I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week). Freelancing is becoming the accepted norm of the startup world. As more startups are starting to use the millions of freelancers, […]

Can Fintech Fix Financial Services?

Lawrence UebelCrunch Network Contributor Lawrence Uebel works in credit risk at Alliance Data. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network A review of the new Michael Lewis movie The Big Short describes a scene during the 2008 financial crisis in which renters were “kicked out of their homes because their landlord didn’t […]

China: Scaling The World’s Highest Innovation Peaks

Vikram JandhyalaCrunch Network Contributor Vikram Jandhyala is the vice provost of innovation at the University of Washington. How to join the network In a world of statistics, here’s a number that stands out: 71. That’s how many times the word “innovation” was mentioned in a communiqué issued after the Chinese Communist Party’s recent plenary meeting, […]

A Holiday Perspective On Technology And Consumerism

Holiday shopping, long a staple in American life, has undergone significant change over the past half century. The “Miracle on 34th Street” post-war tradition of heading downtown to Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s has evolved from quaintly old-fashioned to downright anachronistic. The other time-honored holiday shopping tradition of hopping in the family truckster on Black Friday and heading for the […]

Lyft Takes In More Foreign Investment – Including From A Saudi Prince

Lyft is now partly owned by Saudi prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud. The prince led a recent $247.7 million round for a roughly 5 percent stake in the ridesharing service – putting up $105 million in his own funding as part of the deal for 2.3 percent of the pie. Al-Waleed is a global investor […]

14 Last-Minute Subscription Gifts For Your Internet-Connected Friends

It’s probably too late to order a gift for your friends or family, but it’s certainly not too late to give the gift of a subscription. They can range from actual, physical deliveries to music- and video-streaming services, but nonetheless serve as a good down-to-the-wire gifts. Source:: Tech Crunch

14 Last-Minute Subscription Gifts For Your Internet-Connected Friends

It’s probably too late to order a gift for your friends or family, but it’s certainly not too late to give the gift of a subscription. They can range from actual, physical deliveries to music- and video-streaming services, but nonetheless serve as a good down-to-the-wire gifts. Source:: Tech Crunch

Five Tech Fixations In 2015

What was on the mind of the tech industry in 2015? Plenty of course, but judging by the emails flowing into the TC inbox a few topics recurred enough to rise to the top of the preoccupations’ list over the year. From Uber’s insane funding levels fueling a continued pipeline of ‘Ubers for X, Y and Z’; to ongoing […]

A Startup’s Guide To International Expansion

Startups can now reach international markets almost immediately at launch. Product/market fit is geographically, industry and company-size agnostic — SaaS makes your product adoption almost instantaneous. Although this early global traction can happen organically at the beginning, the reality is that startups must be strategic about systematically scaling from a local region to any number of […]

A Startup’s Guide To International Expansion

Startups can now reach international markets almost immediately at launch. Product/market fit is geographically, industry and company-size agnostic — SaaS makes your product adoption almost instantaneous. Although this early global traction can happen organically at the beginning, the reality is that startups must be strategic about systematically scaling from a local region to any number of […]