Satellite of Love

Satellite of Love

We don’t know about you, but we think “Satellite of Love” is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Lou Reed’s post-Velvet Underground solo career. While there’s long been some debate about the meaning of the song, it’s probably clear Reed wasn’t referring to Amazon’s ambitious plan to cover all the globe with internet access via a series of satellites.

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Healthtech Benefits from Big Tech Scandals

Healthtech Benefits from Big Tech Scandals

The last couple of years have seen once-beloved big tech companies like Facebook and Google face negative press and a few black eyes due to various scandals involving data security, sexual harassment, and other issues. One of the beneficiaries of this fallout is the healthtech sector, which is now finding it easier to recruit talent away from these companies, where before they struggled.

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The Rideshare Arms Race

The Rideshare Arms Race

While the narrative that millennials and Gen Z will bring about the end of personal car ownership is a bit overwrought (and perhaps not entirely accurate), these are still heady days for companies that want to provide rides for people. Uber’s upcoming IPO is perhaps the most anticipated in years, even if its valuation may seem a bit high to some.

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Why Can’t Banks Sell Things Digitally?

Why Can’t Banks Sell Things Digitally?

Virtually anything today can be purchased with the tap of a digital button on a smartphone. Groceries, pet food, toilet paper, stocks, cars and even therapy sessions are among the myriad items you can buy at the click of an app. Yet, how many financial institutions allow a consumer to apply for and receive, say, a small business loan entirely through digital means? The answer is very few.

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