What Comes After The Social Media Empires

The intense political battles over Facebook and the other giant social media companies mark the end of the empire-building phase of those companies’ history. Now they’re a mid-20th-century European power, agonizing over the inevitable loss of the colonies and trying to stomp out insurgencies. No longer finding new frontiers and markets to rule, they’re instead … Continue reading What Comes After The Social Media Empires

This new lidar sensor could equip every autonomous car in the world by the end of 2018

The startup Luminar aims to challenge market leaders by building its hardware at a never-before-seen scale. A new lidar sensor could equip thousands of driverless cars with the sensing abilities required to drive at high speeds on the open road. Lidar has become the primary way most driverless cars sense the world around them, bouncing … Continue reading This new lidar sensor could equip every autonomous car in the world by the end of 2018

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

Former Apple chief executive Steve Jobs holds an original iPhone, one of the biggest technological breakthroughs of modern times. Since 1760, productivity has increased almost 30 fold. That is largely down to technological innovations like electricity, telephones, and the internet. Barclays chronicled the world's rising productivity in its latest Equity Gilt Study. LONDON — Humanity … Continue reading This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

"Deep machine learning will likely automate the writing of code relatively quickly. Creativity is going to be far more important in a future where software can code better than we can" If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying … Continue reading Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

Here are 64 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s W18 Demo Day

Biotech, robotics, and fintech startups took the spotlight today at Y Combinator’s 26th Demo Day. This batch features 141 total companies from 23 countries, with presentations spread over two days. The house was packed at Mountain View’s Computer History Museum with wealthy investors forced to stand in the back or sit on the floor. Meanwhile, … Continue reading Here are 64 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s W18 Demo Day