Technology

Is Amazon About To Take Over Online Advertising?

It’s no surprise that advertising is becoming one of Amazon’s biggest revenue earners: from being practically irrelevant just a few years ago, this year could see it reach $10 billion this year, and...

Can Capitalism Really Be Reimagined?

A proposal by the Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment organization created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, “Our call to reimagine capitalism in America” (pdf) outlines a five-pillar conceptual framework for rethinking capitalism, which includes grounding the...

Is Google About To Re-invent The Phone Call?

Perhaps, like me, you find yourself not only making fewer phone calls, but increasingly disinclined to answer them. One of the reasons for this is that, as a medium, the phone is...

How The Coronavirus Is Driving A Disruption In Healthcare

Digital medicine is increasingly attracting the attention of investors who see the pandemic triggering a sea change in the way we understand and manage our health. We’re talking about mainly about...

This Math Professor Is Worth $700 Million

“Hold on for Mr. Gates,” said his private secretary. Good old Bill spent 45 minutes trying to convince Luis Von Ahn, a 20-something Guatemalan math professor, to come work...

Has China Already Won? According To Former Google CEO, Yes

On Tuesday, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke at the Bipartisan Policy Center about artificial intelligence and global leadership, concluding that China will pretty much be running things from now on. This...

Disney Gambles On Price Elasticity With Mulan

After several delays to the release of the live-action adaptation of Mulan due to the pandemic, Disney has finally made a decision: it will release the film on its Disney+ streaming platform worldwide, except in China and markets...

7 Tried & Tested Tips For Your First Fund Raise

There are some things in life that, because of their nuances, you can only really learn by doing. Fundraising is one of them.  Last year, my co-founder Ian and I had...

Amazon Planning To Buy Malls Now?

The largest shopping mall owner in the United States, Simon Property Group, which manages some 325 properties across the country totaling more than 22 million square meters, is in talks with Amazon to convert some premises...

How Pre-Internet Old Tech Has Helped Education In India During Pandemic

As classes shifted to virtual environments in India following the COVID-19 lockdown, students from remote areas and low-income families who lacked internet access faced tremendous challenges in keeping up with their studies.