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Uber is now facing a criminal investigation, report says

Uber is now facing a criminal investigation, report says As if its months-long PR nightmare wasn't bad enough, the company is reportedly now the subject of a criminal investigation.Department of Justice is investigating the company for its use of a controversial software program known as "Greyball," Reuters reported Thursday.

Mark Zuckerberg-backed edutech startup is now a Harvard case study

Mark Zuckerberg-backed edutech startup is now a Harvard case study Education technology startup Byju's, backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), is now a Harvard case study.It is only the fourth Indian startup to make it to the haloed Harvard Business Publishing platform, after Flipkart (India's largest online retailer), Paytm (India's biggest mobile wallet) and GOQii (India's leading health and fitness startup).

This startup helps Uber drivers make extra cash by selling random stuff in their cars

This startup helps Uber drivers make extra cash by selling random stuff in their cars The case comes with a code unique to each driver, which passengers use to record what they took during the ride.There's a whole ecosystem of startups that serve ride-hailing drivers and passengers, besides just the ride-hailing companies themselves.

Online courses for small business owners and wannabe entrepreneurs

Online courses for small business owners and wannabe entrepreneurs Whether you run a small business or are just working on a great side hustle, maintaining an exceptional online presence is crucial.One University of Washington study found that 87 percent of respondents attributed improvement in their employment situation to their participation in an online course.

Pitch your startup at this lingerie networking event and oh god tech industry really?

Pitch your startup at this lingerie networking event and oh god tech industry really? That somehow appears to be the thinking of Creative Startup Labs, a San Francisco-based company providing business consulting to startups, and may or may not be completely oblivious to the ongoing issues surrounding sexism and harassment rocking the tech industry.In what would likely read as parody if this wasn't, well, the tech industry, CSL is co-hosting a July 8 networking event at San Francisco's W Hotel, calling it a "Startup Mingle Party & 'Summer Seduction' Lingerie Fashion Show.

These 5 UX designer habits are the secret skills every entrepreneur needs

These 5 UX designer habits are the secret skills every entrepreneur needs But one unconventional way to grow as an entrepreneur: think like a UX designer.Patel explains when you adopt the mind of a UX designer, you put yourself in a position understand what truly makes your consumers tick.

Umbrella-sharing startup fails to predict people would steal all their umbrellas

Umbrella-sharing startup fails to predict people would steal all their umbrellas Yes, even the most honest person on the planet will jack your umbrella, and now we have proof.According to a report from Caixin Global, the company lost a whopping 30,000 umbrellas after just a few days.

What mysterious plan does Elon Musk have for X.com?

What mysterious plan does Elon Musk have for X.com? That's why Musk's latest acquisition is so very intriguing: X.Old school internet heads will remember that Musk was the original owner of the domain back in 1999 when it was an online financial services company.

How to master the startup skills you don't learn in school

How to master the startup skills you don't learn in school It’s time to go back to school and get your startup education.The Startup School Bundle brings together 10 comprehensive training modules to cover the wide range of topics you’ll need to know if you want to impress potential investors or potential employers.

AMC's 'Loaded' shows the surprising downside of tech start-up success

AMC's 'Loaded' shows the surprising downside of tech start-up success Ever wondered what a British version of Silicon Valley might look like?You can wonder no more thanks to AMC's new comedy Loaded, which explores the world of tech start-ups through the lens of four friends who have just sold their fledgling company for $300 million, and have no idea what to do with their success.

Trump's latest move to anger the tech community: eliminate the 'startup visa'

Trump's latest move to anger the tech community: eliminate the 'startup visa' The International Entrepreneur Rule, referred to many in Silicon Valley as the "startup visa," would have provided a way for foreign entrepreneurs to come to the United States and build their businesses.He had moved from France 17 years ago, and 17 years later he has funded roughly 200 companies in the United States.

Soundcloud is struggling. Chance the Rapper says it's here to say.

Soundcloud is struggling. Chance the Rapper says it's here to say. Good news for amateur rappers and podcasters everywhere: Soundcloud may have just gotten a new lease on life—and it seems Chance the Rapper may be to thank.The reassurance comes after reports earlier this week claimed the company may only have weeks to live.

Neill Blomkamp uses YouTube, Twitter, Steam to fuel new sci-fi series

Neill Blomkamp uses YouTube, Twitter, Steam to fuel new sci-fi series There's a new sci-fi series out that's must-view material, but it's not the new season of Black Mirror.This one is from none other than film director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie).

5 strategies for bouncing back from a failed startup

5 strategies for bouncing back from a failed startup As entrepreneurs tackle the legal formalities of assorting with a failed startup, including dissolving it with the state, they are also faced with the stigmas that surround what it feels like to have a business that failed.If your first business wasn’t a success, here’s how you can bounce back using the lessons “failure” taught you.

Side Hustle Pro is the perfect entrepreneurship podcast

Side Hustle Pro is the perfect entrepreneurship podcast That's why Nicaila Matthews created Side Hustle Pro, a podcast that features black women entrepreneurs explaining how they turned their side hustles into successful businesses.One year after its launch, Side Hustle Pro gets 400,000 downloads and 65,000 unique listens per month.

Socially responsible investing is getting easier with help from Betterment

Socially responsible investing is getting easier with help from Betterment The roboadvisor is adding a socially responsible investment portfolio for Betterment customers, providing users with a way to easily direct money to companies that have broader goals than just turning profit.Like in most diversified portfolios, though, that sometimes puts customers' savings behind companies whose ethics they might not agree with, whether because of labor practices, social policies or ties to fossil fuels.

Am I startup material?

Am I startup material? Same goes for marketing materials – a startup may be developing their portfolio of collateral, but something that you want may not be available yet.If you see an opportunity at a startup, take it.

Betterment is now worth $800 million

Betterment is now worth $800 million The nearly decade-old roboadvisor brought on the $70 million as an extension of a Series E funding round from March 2016 led by the Swedish investment company Kinnevik.Since the beginning, that's meant focusing on delivering the best possible after-tax returns and empowering customers to do what's best with their money," Betterment CEO Jon Stein said in a statement.

DARPA Picks Dream Teams to Develop Wireless Brain Interface

DARPA Picks Dream Teams to Develop Wireless Brain Interface Last summer we reported on a new project called the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD), brought to you by the acronym-happy spooks at DARPA.The project is to create an implantable, wireless, wideband brain-computer interface capable of reading from neurons as well as “writing” to them by sending signals that the neurons accept.

Tech company offers freaky microchip implants to employees

Tech company offers freaky microchip implants to employees The implanted chip is about the size of grain of rice and is inserted between the thumb and forefinger under the skin.Each one costs about $300 to purchase, and the company says it will cover the cost of the device and implanting procedure.