One of the first investors in Uber and Salesforce shares how his blue-collar upbringing shaped how he invests his millions

Sharing economy companies like Uber, Airbnb, and Wag put under-utilized assets — such as people, spaces, and vehicles — to work. In San Francisco, a venture capital firm called Structure Capital invests exclusively in sharing economy companies that aim to reduce waste. We talked to founding partner Mike Walsh and his partners, Jillian Manus and […]

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As Snapchat growth stalls out, Facebook Stories hits 150 million daily active users (SNAP, FB)

When Snapchat launched in 2011, it was a one-of-a-kind messaging app. Seven years later, Snapchat’s parent company Snap is facing competition from Facebook, which offers three different apps that mimic Snapchat’s flagship features. Thanks in part to its controversial redesign, Snapchat user growth has largely flattened out. Meanwhile, Instagram Stories, WhatsApp Status, and Facebook Stories […]

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Morgan Stanley figured out how much YouTube would be worth if it were a separate company, and it’s more valuable than Disney (GOOG, GOOGL)

  If Google-owned YouTube were a standalone company, it would be worth more than IBM, Disney or Comcast, says Morgan Stanley. The investment bank says YouTube’s new music subscription service represents an opportunity to boost revenue growth. If Google’s YouTube were a standalone company, the world’s dominant video-sharing site would be worth more than big […]

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The CEO of the world’s largest car company flexes on Tesla, touts best-selling electric cars, and says range anxiety is no longer an issue

Carlos Ghosn, the man who helms the world’s largest car company, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, says customers who buy electric vehicles are far less concerned about range anxiety than they used to be, and that EVs that travel roughly 200 miles on a single charge is more than enough. Ghosn argued that customers also care less […]

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How to help protect your kids from ‘online luring’

Keeping your children safe online seems to get more difficult by the day. Children as young as five are getting tablets and smartphones. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and other apps have become essential to how kids and teens communicate with each other. And yet, in the decades since children have been using the internet, a […]

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