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Blue Apron and the rise of the non-demand economy

Earlier this week, I wrote a long story about how all the attempts for better living through mobile phone apps which bring the world to you are starting to fall apart.

Tap it back: What the financial press doesn't get about SoulCycle's IPO

Oh god. If the NYSE erected a giant fitness-off up and down Wall Street when FitBit went public, I shudder to think how sweaty things are going to get when SoulCycle prices.

Facebook Messenger: The cheapest, quickest way Zuckerberg has ever “acquired” 700 million users

Yesterday, Kevin Kelleher wrote an excellent breakdown of Facebook’s second quarter earnings, and Wall Street’s typical “sure you created a $3 billion a quarter mobile ad business from nothing, but what are you going to do next” response.

Blue Apron and the rise of the non-demand economy

Earlier this week, I wrote a long story about how all these attempts for better living through mobile phone apps that bring the world to you are starting to fall apart.

Tap it back: What the financial press doesn't get about SoulCycle's IPO

Oh god. If the NYSE erected a giant fitness-off up and down Wall Street when FitBit went public, I shudder to think how sweaty things are going to get when SoulCycle prices.

Tech could learn a lot from cannabis entrepreneurs

On Wednesday night in San Francisco, at a cannabis entrepreneurs meetup, Humboldt cannabis farmer cum lobbyist Hezekiah Allen, Executive Director of the Emerald Growers Association, gave an update on the fruits of recent advocacy in the California legislature.

What Pierre did next

The Guardian reported on Tuesday that the National Endowment for Democracy has just been banned from Russia, under strict new laws regulating NGOs acting as foreign agents.

Facebook gives engineers gazillions of stock options, hoping they'll find the next big thing

Success has alighted on Facebook twice. First in the form of a Web-based social network that Mark Zuckerberg created in his dorm room.

Tech and Science leaders confront strong AI with bold PR

Lord knows that big ethical stances and declarations of principle are in short supply in Silicon Valley, 2015.

Glowing rabbits and perma-kittens

In the darkened acoustic splendor of the SFJazz Center last week, a science-fiction author addressed a crowd of Long Now Foundation members and assuaged fears our collective technological future.

We’re gonna need a bigger round...

I moved to San Francisco in the peak of the dot com bubble. As a result, for pretty much my entire reporting career the story in Silicon Valley has been “the cost of building a company is decreasing.” That was not only driven by the gigantic decrease in wages, real estate and free spending that came with the crash.

The War Nerd: Don’t be fooled -- Turkey is attacking the Kurds

You might be cheering for the Turkish Air Force, which has reportedly finally decided to strike Islamic State targets in Syria.

Jack Dorsey's blunt talk cost Twitter investors $5 billion. And he said nothing new

Twitter may not yet be a broken company, but it sure is a hapless one. For most of its history, Twitter has been decried by its most ardent users as The Company That Is Not Facebook and thus something of a failure, despite its 83-percent revenue growth over the past 12 months.

Naked Capitalism: “We are in the business of making trouble”

This year’s political drama in Greece stands out as perhaps the least-understood, worst-reported major story of 2015.

“It’s been painful”: Behind the “cries and shouts” that forced Intuit open [SPONSORED]

Something strange is happening in the world of small business software. After Microsoft, Intuit and scads of startups have been fighting a multi-decade battle to replace pen and paper, and small businesses are projected to leapfrog onto the cloud at an almost unbelievable rate.

Bustle's Bryan Goldberg is building a media empire by understanding that sports and reality TV aren't so different

Oh, Bryan Goldberg. No one confounds East Coast media pundits quite like you do. Remember back when the world thought it was insane that a “man-splaining” reincarnation of a young Rodney Dangerfield could possibly build a successful site for women?

Periscope founder: “Portrait is the future"

Last week in the new CNBC offices by the San Francisco waterfront, a panel was convened to discuss the future of journalism.

Periscope founder: “Portrait is the future"

Last week in the new CNBC offices by the San Francisco waterfront, a panel was convened to discuss the future of journalism.

As Amazon turns 20, investors grudgingly admit Bezos was right all along

Two weeks ago, Amazon had its 20th birthday. If the Prime Day sales Amazon offered by way of celebration left many underwhelmed, the occasion left little question about the amazing accomplishment of building not just the world's biggest ecommerce company but also what is perhaps its most successful retailer.

The only Uber of anything is Uber

Which other companies are at risk of going the way of HomeJoy?


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