But don’t let the pundits and big platforms tell you this is a battle between politics and tech. It’s a battle between a handful of high-profile politicians and a handful of high-profile platforms. Tech is not a monolith. What’s good for Facebook isn’t necessarily good for innovation. Trump is only pursuing this issue out of ego and spite, but limiting the reach of the giant platforms may be exactly what we need to create the next generation of truly great social networks. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?
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Rethinking talent: To access this talent, Silicon Valley will need to think beyond just hiring A players, often star engineers or project managers from “FANG” or other top tech companies. Instead, companies should focus on building A teams that can succeed over the long-term. It will need to widen its recruiting lens and focus on retention and growth rather than accepting a revolving door of talent as part of the business model. Distributed teams will be increasingly important to tap the world for talent, as technology skill sets grow globally and remote work becomes more of the norm. This may require companies to stand up to legislators that are leaning toward protectionism and reducing immigration quotas if they want to make their people their most valuable asset. … [Read more...] about Here’s how Silicon Valley can avoid Detroit’s fate
"If you look at smartphones, there is always a smartphone which is smarter than your current phone ... or the companies, the Apples and the Androids of the world, they are constantly creating something for you to come back in the market in the next 18-24 months. Who in the furniture world is making you come back in 18-24 months," he said. … [Read more...] about Why this H1-B visa holder decided to start a furniture rental company
Venture debt funds have gained importance in the last couple of years with most of the startups raising funds to usually meet specified operational targets unlike a venture capital or equity fund which is mostly raised to prepare a war chest and to meet long-term goals. … [Read more...] about India’s startup ecosystem in a correction mode: Trifecta Capital
Founded in 2015 by Sidharth Gupta, Rahul Chaudhary and Kadam Jeet Jain, Treebo is backed by Bertelsmann India Investments, the strategic investment arm of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann SE and Co. KGaA. SAIF and Matrix partners have also invested in the company. … [Read more...] about Treebo and MakeMyTrip part ways over rising commissions