But trying to manufacture certainty can lead us to bad decisions, points out Emre Soyer, a behavioral scientist at Ozyegin University in Istanbul. It can cause us to put too much faith in one study, or one expert, just to have an illusion of control. “We need to be skeptical about claims made with certainty and strive to have a clear and objective understanding of inherent uncertainties,” Soyer says. “Wisdom doesn’t emerge from knowing with certainty, but from being aware of your level of uncertainty.” … [Read more...] about The 5 ways founding a startup prepared me for the pandemic
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As far as revenue, Kusin says they’ve built a pipeline of sponsorships “in the tens of millions of dollars,” that includes traditional ads as well as branded integrations. And while the COVID-19 pandemic has knocked overall ad spending in the U.S. down 10% with nearly a quarter of media buyers stating they were pausing spending, Kusin and Horn are optimistic because both interest in streaming and gaming have skyrocketed with stay-at-home orders amid the pandemic. … [Read more...] about This startup network wants to be the MTV for gaming culture
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ayodhya on August 5 for the 'bhoomi poojan' or ground-breaking ceremony for the flashpoint Ram temple. Clad in a traditional, golden coloured dhoti-kurta, the prime minister came to Ayodhya from Lucknow onboard an Air Force helicopter. … [Read more...] about Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan: Key highlights of what PM Modi said
Most important — although Donahoe won’t come right out and say this — eBay wants every transaction to end with PayPal. “Milo is inventory where you are, and PayPal is paying where you are,” says Sam Shrauger, PayPal’s VP of global product and experience. That Marc Jacobs bag? It would be paid for via PayPal’s Express Checkout. The local Starbucks, which wants to shoot you a dollar for your next Frappuccino when you’re two blocks away? It pops that “cash” into your PayPal account, where it sits until it expires in an hour. That new Canon camera you’re eyeing but aren’t yet ready to purchase? Scan its bar code into your PayPal “wish list” — which PayPal is currently prototyping — “and then, when I walk by a retailer who has that in stock,” says Shrauger, “they make me an offer that’s better than anybody else’s.” … [Read more...] about How Jack Abraham Is Reinventing EBay [Update]
With Philo’s first round of funding, it plans to hire more employees and expand to more college campuses. The service is currently available on the Web and on Roku, and it will come to mobile devices in the near future. Down the road, the team sees life for the service beyond college campuses, too. After all, if you’re addicted to Philo for four years, it’s likely cable providers and networks will want that relationship to continue following graduation–the entertainment equivalent of Citibank offering a free checking account to freshmen. The Philo team even envisions bringing the service to more walled gardens, whether they be military bases, nursing homes, or apartment complexes. … [Read more...] about Tivli Rebrands As Philo. Is It Harvard’s Next Facebook?