Category: Economy

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The attack of the SuperFakes

The attack of the SuperFakes

Seven years ago, watch fan Andrew Dakin bought a Movado watch on eBay for $500. It looked like a mint timepiece, well-maintaine ...
Experts Say Universal Basic Income Would Boost US Economy by Staggering $2.5 Trillion

Experts Say Universal Basic Income Would Boost US Economy by Staggering $2.5 Trillion

In Brief In addition to helping counteract any automation-caused unemployment, a universal basic income could also provide a hu ...
Uber CEO says 2019 is the target for IPO

Uber CEO says 2019 is the target for IPO

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was on stage at the New York Times’ Dealbook conference today, and the ride hailing company’s top executive put a timeli ...
Ole Harms joins us at Disrupt Berlin to talk about Moia’s first year of exploring mobility

Ole Harms joins us at Disrupt Berlin to talk about Moia’s first year of exploring mobility

Volkswagen Group’s Moia sub-brand launched last year at TechCrunch Disrupt, with a focus on helping connect the dots between VW’s existing automoti ...
Apple Pay Cash launches in beta today, letting you send and receive cash in Messages

Apple Pay Cash launches in beta today, letting you send and receive cash in Messages

Apple is soft-launching direct, person-to-person payments in an iMessage today with the Apple Pay Cash beta. The feature, which was announced earli ...
Acorns to launch new retirement accounts after buying Portland fintech startup, Vault

Acorns to launch new retirement accounts after buying Portland fintech startup, Vault

Micro-investment service, Acorns, which automatically invests small amounts from its customers’ bank accounts into investment funds, has bought Vau ...
Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free wifi

Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free wifi

As it looks to expand the global footprint of its internet-enabled digital advertising and informational kiosks, New York-based Intersection has ra ...
The merger between AT&T and Time Warner is a raw deal for the rest of us

The merger between AT&T and Time Warner is a raw deal for the rest of us

Sen. Al Franken Contributor U.S. Senator Al Franken was born on May 21, 1951, and grew up in St. Louis Park, M ...
Neos launches IoT-powered home insurance UK-wide

Neos launches IoT-powered home insurance UK-wide

What do you get if you combine the Internet of Things with the business of home insurance? U.K. startup Neos is hoping the answer is prevention rat ...
Quantifying the driverless startup boom

Quantifying the driverless startup boom

For driverless car startups, raising capital seems to happen on autopilot. Investors and acquirers have put billions into the space over the pas ...
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