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DIY Disruption Is The Easiest Way To Innovate

Last month I attended the Collision conference in Las Vegas; it served up a hipster/music festival feel with a decidedly tech twist. The event welcomed old-school headliners like PayPal, Dropbox and Facebook, but also brought in hundreds of tech startups, from cloud management vendor CloudBolt to MedYear, a consumer health ...

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Your.MD Scores $5M For Its AI-Driven Health Assistant

Your.MD is on a mission to improve the way we seek health-related, namely self-diagnosis, information online. If you’ve ever tried to google your symptoms, you know it’s not for the feint hearted. The U.K. health startup wants to change that via its ‘smart health assistant’ app for smartphones. Powered by ...

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Uber Ruling Is A Harbinger Of The Need For Employment Law Change

The recent ruling by a hearing officer with the California Labor Commission in a case involving an Uber driver is bad public policy. The issue this ruling addresses — whether the driver should be classified as an “employee” or “contractor” — is of crucial importance to Uber and all the on-demand companies that use a similar business model. Having a fleet of ...

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From Social Networks To Market Networks

James Currier is a cofounder and partner of NFX Guild, an early-stage fund with a three-month program for marketplace and network businesses. How to join the network Most people didn’t notice last month when a 35-person company in San Francisco called HoneyBook announced a $22 million Series B*. What was ...

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PayNearMe Lays Off Employees as It Forges Into New Territory

PayNearMe is a financial services startup that has managed to fly under the radar of the tech savvy. That’s largely because the six-year-old, Sunnyvale, Ca.-based company is focused on the roughly 25 percent of people in the U.S. who don’t have bank accounts to pay for things like rent and utilities and ...

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Manus Machina Is Building Gaming Gloves For VR

Immersive headsets continue to lift off company drawing boards, in the hopes of powering a new wave of virtual reality in the consumer space — whether it’s the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, Microsoft’s Hololens or HTC-Valve’s Vive, to name a few VR devices in the works (some others: FOVE, Razer… the list goes on). Big bets are undoubtedly being made that ...

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