The Facebook president and Zuck’s racist rulebook

If a political campaign is an engine then propaganda is its oil, and its gas is the medium of communication with voters.

The hacking of the DNC and tonnes of raw crude in propaganda mined out through WikiLeaks, Breitbart and Daily Stormer was black…

Anatomy of a managed marketplace

 Managed marketplaces have been one of the hottest categories of venture investment over the past several years. They garner a lot of press because the consumer experiences are often radically different than what’s previously been available in the market. But there is confusion over what a true “managed” marketplace is. It’s fairly easy to spot if you know what to look for. Read More

Alexa, don’t talk to strangers!

 “Alexa, how do you hide a body?” Vocal identification is a complicated thing. Alexa doesn’t identify individual users; all us humans are the same. And because Echo has no user identification process, this actually means that anyone within talking range can get access to Echo users’ sensitive emails, documents and other personal data. Read More

Citi Global head of design on how design is actually a blue-collar profession

 Stephen Gates is the Global Head of Design at Citi. In our 15th episode, we talk about how design and creativity are actually blue collar professions, what it’s like to approach design for an industry as old as banking, and what it takes to become a design leader, regardless of where you are in your design career. Design is not easy work and it’s not solely comprised of… Read More

How culinary school and gaming helped former teacher Mannah Kallon land a career in coding

 It was Mannah Kallon’s love for food and gaming that ignited the former chef’s career in coding. During culinary school and on a tour of the South (which he’ll discuss in our latest episode of breaking into startups), the longtime gamer played A LOT of video games and even taught himself how to make an one that could potentially get kids excited about learning Math.… Read More

Examining the NYC footprints of global tech titans

 Tech titans like IBM and Google have emerged major players in New York’s startup ecosystem. Here’s a look at how their New York offices stack up to their west coast counterparts. Read More

The bizarre naming trends that modern startups follow

 Startups put great effort into finding the perfect name. Ideally, it should be short, memorable, descriptive, and easy to pronounce. Names that meet all the criteria are commonly taken, however, so most founders find a compromise. They settle on a creative misspelling, add a word or just string together sounds they like. In the end, the hope is that a well-named startup will have an easier… Read More

A new era for startup investing in Latin America

 Startups in Latin America are using creative solutions to address not just local but also global problems. For investors outside the region, the prospect of working with these startups can appear attractive, yet complicated. Investing in early-stage startups in Latin America can present challenges; however, time and time again I’ve found it can be well worth the effort. Read More