Silicon Valley

Amazon buying Whole Foods was the best thing that ever happened to Instacart

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Amazon buying Whole Foods was the best thing that ever happened to Instacart
Grocery stores had been keeping a wary eye on Amazon. When word came in June that the e-commerce giant was buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, big grocery chains scrambled for a response. They found one in startups like Instacart. The San Francisco-based delivery service has long positioned itself as the “de facto ally of Read More

There’s a new subscription business model arriving for cars

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on There’s a new subscription business model arriving for cars
After houses, cars are among the most expensive purchases people make. A number of carmakers and retailers are trying to make it one of the least by turning car ownership into a subscription. Volvo is the latest to join Ford, Cadillac, and Porsche to offer a a monthly subscription car service. On Nov. 29 at Read More

A top Silicon Valley investor is proposing giving every US citizen a share of GDP

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A top Silicon Valley investor is proposing giving every US citizen a share of GDP
For the most part, Western European societies of the last 300 years were ruled by rich families perched above strict class hierarchies. Only two World Wars and the Great Depression managed to shake loose a more egalitarian distribution of wealth and bustling middle class, reports The Economist (paywall). Old patterns are now reasserting themselves. Concentrations Read More

PR: VIBEhub VR/AR Teams up with Global Tech Giant Monster Technologies

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on PR: VIBEhub VR/AR Teams up with Global Tech Giant Monster Technologies
This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. After only two months since the conclusion of their Token Read More

If the entire US went vegan, it’d be a public health disaster

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on If the entire US went vegan, it’d be a public health disaster
Switching to the vegan dream would be a nutritional nightmare for Americans. That’s according to new research published this week by the US National Academy of Sciences that poses big questions about how the US agricultural sector can be changed and improved in the future, to mitigate climate change without causing deleterious effects on the Read More

Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with star accelerator Y Combinator

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with star accelerator Y Combinator
It happened quietly, almost without notice. A 2015 blog post titled “Welcome Peter,” which announced the investor’s arrival as a part-time partner at accelerator Y Combinator (YC), gained an addendum: “Edit: Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator.” The change was first noted on Nov. 16 in a tweet from social networking company Read More

Tesla has unveiled the new Roadster, its luxury sports car

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Tesla has unveiled the new Roadster, its luxury sports car
Tesla is bringing back the car that first got it attention. At an event in Hawthorne, California, just after sharing details about the upcoming Tesla Semi truck, Musk announced that it will release a new version of the Roadster, its luxury sports car. To mark the occasion, the car rolled out of the back of Read More

SoftBank is on the verge of investing $10 billion in Uber

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on SoftBank is on the verge of investing $10 billion in Uber
Uber has agreed to receive an investment led by Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank, bringing months-long negotiations closer to their end. The deal, should it close, will help the ride-hailing giant turn a new leaf after a tumultuous year that saw the downfall of its founder Travis Kalanick, who resigned as CEO in June after allegations Read More

Big Short Author: Definitely a Link Between Bitcoin and the Chaos in the US Federal Government

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Big Short Author: Definitely a Link Between Bitcoin and the Chaos in the US Federal Government
Featured Yahoo Finance’s, The Final Round, anchor Jen Rogers interviewed famed nonfiction financial writer, Michael Lewis. The author of classics in the genre such as Liar’s Poker and Moneyball (some are major motion pictures) was promoting his latest book now in paper. It examines market psychology, and really nothing so fascinates economic psychologists (also known as behavioral Read More

Forget drinking, being sober is the new social lubricant

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Forget drinking, being sober is the new social lubricant
Next Wednesday, 400 San Franciscans will wake up at 5:00am, put on their brightest spandex, and head to a science museum for a Space Jam-themed dance party. At 6am, there will be an hour-long cosmic yoga class and a sound-bath experience. After a quick organic-juice refreshment, two international DJs will spin electronic dance music—even though Read More