This founder was one of the first investors in Uber and Salesforce — now he’s using his earnings and his eye for hits to fund a wave of new Ubers

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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THE VOICE APPS REPORT: The issues with discoverability, monetization, and retention, and how to solve them

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The voice app ecosystem is booming. In the US, the number of Alexa skills alone surpassed 25,000 in January 2018, up from just 7,000 the previous January, in categories ranging […]

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The former tech chief at secretive trading firm Jump has joined a bitcoin exchange as raid on Wall Street talent continues in crypto

Steve Hunt, the former chief technology officer at secretive trading firm Jump Trading, has been hired by Kraken, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, people familiar with the matter told Business Insider.  Hunt was hired as vice president of engineering, the people said.  Steve Hunt, the former chief technology officer at secretive trading firm Jump Trading, […]

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THE INSURTECH REPORT 2.0: The technologies disrupting the insurance industry and what incumbents can do to stay ahead

Tech-driven disruption in the insurance industry continues at pace, and we’re now entering a new phase — the adaptation of underlying business models.  That’s leading to ongoing changes in the distribution segment of the industry, but more excitingly, we are starting to see movement in the fundamentals of insurance — policy creation, underwriting, and claims management.  This […]

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What happens to your body when it’s struck by lightning

Getting stuck by lightning is rough. It can burn hotter than the sun, scar your body, and even blow off your clothes. Even worse, it kills about 47 Americans per year. Although 90% of those struck survive, it’s still worth knowing how to avoid getting a heavy dose of sky electricity. Following is a transcript of […]

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