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Marketplace liquidity

Marketplace liquidity

Borja Moreno de los RiosContributor Borja Moreno de los Rios is the co-founder and co-CEO of Merlin. Liquidity is a crucial metric for all marketplaces. But how can we truly evaluate this liquidity? The three keys to answering this question are density, appropriately balanced demand and supply and category concentration. Density, geographic reach and distanceRead more about Marketplace liquidity[…]

Anna Patterson talks Gradient Ventures, Google’s new AI fund

Anna Patterson talks Gradient Ventures, Google’s new AI fund

It’s been pretty obvious for a few months now, but Google has finally admitted that it’s running its own investment fund targeting machine intelligence startups. The fund will go by the name Gradient Ventures and provide capital, resources and education to AI-first startups. Google isn’t disclosing the size of the fund, but the company toldRead more about Anna Patterson talks Gradient Ventures, Google’s new AI fund[…]

Bye-bye, Firefly: Waymo retires its autonomous prototype vehicle

Bye-bye, Firefly: Waymo retires its autonomous prototype vehicle

If you were holding out for one of those super-cute autonomous pods from Google’s early days of researching self-driving vehicles, I have bad news. The autonomous division of the company is now Waymo (that’s not the bad news), and it announced that it is retiring the little white vehicles, known as “Firefly” inside the company.Read more about Bye-bye, Firefly: Waymo retires its autonomous prototype vehicle[…]

Transfix keeps on truckin’, with $42 million in fresh funding led by NEA

Transfix keeps on truckin’, with $42 million in fresh funding led by NEA

When we last checked in on Transfix in late 2015, the then two-year-old, 26-person, New York-based transportation startup was determined to use its tech to increasingly match customers needing interstate freight shipping with truck drivers needing to make deliveries. It wanted to cut out wasted travel, not to mention greenhouse gas emissions. The company hasRead more about Transfix keeps on truckin’, with $42 million in fresh funding led by NEA[…]

Here’s how the Tesla Model 3 changed from prototype to production car

Here’s how the Tesla Model 3 changed from prototype to production car

Curious about what exactly has changed on the Tesla Model 3 now that we have our first look at the production vehicle? The original prototype was revealed back in May 2016, and it’s changed a bit since that pre-alpha design was shown off to a crowd at Tesla’s Hawthorne Design Studio. The design team atRead more about Here’s how the Tesla Model 3 changed from prototype to production car[…]

Optimizely hires Jay Larson as its new CEO

Optimizely hires Jay Larson as its new CEO

Co-founder Dan Siroker is stepping down as the CEO of Optimizely. He’s handing the role over to Jay Larson, who was previously CEO at Birst, as well as an executive at Mercury Interactive and Success Factors. “Optimizely is uniquely positioned to help every company use experimentation to increase the revenue generated by customer facing applications,”Read more about Optimizely hires Jay Larson as its new CEO[…]

Trump hotel guests had their credit card information hacked (again)

Trump hotel guests had their credit card information hacked (again)

According to a new report from The Washington Post, Trump Hotels has been hacked again. The 14 affected properties include Trump Central Park, Trump Chicago, Trump Las Vegas and Trump DC, with most of the hacks occurring between November 2016 and March 2017. The hack, confirmed by the luxury hotel chain, reportedly compromised the creditRead more about Trump hotel guests had their credit card information hacked (again)[…]