As an investor in early-stage technology startups, I’m excited by the possibility of seeing something new. We’re often reluctant to look seriously at companies in the social networking space because competing with the incumbents seems virtually impossible. But Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Snap aren’t going to be able to convert their business models overnight. They’re going to spend a few years fighting this issue in Congress and in the courts. And they’re going to do everything possible to prove that they’re not monopolistic and don’t deserve antitrust scrutiny and regulation, which will limit their willingness to squash innovation. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?
In the 1950s, the cutting-edge technology of the day was automobiles, not computers. At the time, Detroit was on top of the world. The top three global car companies were headquartered there. The world’s leading entrepreneurs flocked there for access to talent, capital, and culture. Detroit was leading the way in automotive technology, which promised to reinvent the ways we built our cities, organized our society, and lived our lives. Then innovation started to take root all over the world. Car companies emerged in France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Sweden, and Japan. Over time, certain regions specialized, and in time surpassed Detroit. Italy became the home of the best and fastest sports cars, and Germany to raw engineering. Silicon Valley and Shenzhen are the leaders in electric cars. The playbook on car making was also rewritten abroad. Toyota, for instance, pioneered the transformative approach of “just in time” manufacturing. Detroit was left behind. … [Read more...] about Here’s how Silicon Valley can avoid Detroit’s fate
Your insurance may allow you to talk to a licensed professional who does online therapy. Most major insurers have a list of them on their website. If you’re uninsured, most communities have free or low-cost mental health clinics. Many universities have them too. Also, online directories can point you to places that offer services on a sliding scale, depending on your income, from pro bono to $60 a session. … [Read more...] about I’m a psychologist. Online therapy can be just as effective as in-person sessions
Now, with live sports largely still on hold, the brand is taking another step in helping fitness fans stay entertained by teaming with ESPN for an actual live broadcast of a celebrity Spin class. On Saturday, May 30 at 12 p.m. ET / PT, the cable sports giant will broadcast two live Peloton rides, to create a one-hour special called All-Stars Ride, featuring professional athletes from a variety of sports. Participating athletes include golfers Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson, Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward, tennis star Monica Puig, and USC women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley. … [Read more...] about Peloton goes from marketing punchline to ESPN programming with new ‘All-Stars Ride’