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Posts by Gregg Kell

Final Niantic EC-1 lessons, F8 call, Slack, WeWork and TED

Live Convention Call: Josh Constine and Frederic Lardinois talk all things F8 in exactly a bit Facebook’s annual F8 conference is in full swing, with major redesigns of the company’s apps and all sorts of news trickling out of San Jose. We have Josh Constine and Frederic Lardinois on the anchor talking to everyone, and…

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‘Old Town Road’ finally gets the video treatment

From viral TikTok sensation to music’s number one smash hit, “Old Town Road” has taken the top spot in music’s culture firmament relying on an incredible Nine Inch Nails sample, some old-fashioned controversy( it was barred from country music graphs) and a remix with Billy Ray Cyrus. So it’s only natural that the song that…

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The savage genius of SoftBank funding competitors

Venture financiers aren’t supposed to make their portfolio fellowships duel to the death. There’s a long-standing but unofficial principle that investors shouldn’t fund several opponents in the same space. Conflicts in the best interests could develop, information about one startup’s strategy could be improperly shared with the other, and the companies could become questionable of…

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Indiegogo hires Reddit’s Andy Yang as new CEO

Indiegogo has a brand-new manager. Andy Yang will take over for outgoing CEO David Mandelbrot who is stepping down. According to beginnings close to the company, several other Indiegogo employees are also leaving. Indiegogo has yet to confirm this claim or mood the count or intellect for their departure. Mandelbrot announced the move on LinkedIn,…

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Documentary series Foundation is back with a season 2

Paris startup campus Station F and Le Studio Next have teamed up once again for a second season of Foundation, a documentary series about improving a startup. If you liked the first season, you’ll is all right at home. A video team obeyed the entrepreneurs working for three startups through their work issues, their personal…

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Fearing an escalation of the trade war with China, stock markets plummet… then rally

Stock business declined today as investors worried about the potential for an escalating trade war with China sold off shares. Markets had been trading near or above all-time high-flowns before President Donald Trump threatened to significantly increase tariffs on Chinese goods. The bulletin sent stock market into a free-fall in mid-day trading, but world markets…

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Samsung made a vertical TV for watching smartphone videos

So it’s come to this. After years of letter boxes and enraged commenters, the electronics life is eventually giving in and developing hardware designed to view vertical videos. Time to pack it in, the portrait-mode crap-shooters have won, and their honour is this ridiculous 43 -inch TV from Samsung. The Sero joins a handful of…

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The curious case of Slack’s missing $162 million

Slack has filed its S-1 registration statement with the SEC in preparation for its direct register. One interesting dataset that usually comes out of these S-1s is the company’s actual fundraising biography. Slack has raised eight primary rounds( successions -AH ), and 15 rounds total when including individual tranches since it incorporated on February 25,…

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