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Venture Capital 2.0: This Time, is it Different?

The author—a Columbia University Business School professor—questions the assumptions behind many venture capital investments, and argues that many of the sector’s practices must be reconsidered.

Is the VC-Fueled Consumer Paradise Over?

Do the travails of WeWork, Uber, and Lyft foretell a fundamental shift in what investors are willing to finance? If so, the consumer app economy may be remade.

What’s Missing From Pinterest’s IPO?

Why won't Pinterest's IPO price much exceed its private valuation of $12 billion? It seemed to have a great product/market fit, but there's a problem, especially compared to arch-rival Instagram. It doesn't offer sufficient incremental...

How tech companies allocate capital can make a huge difference to shareholders

Making the right capital allocation decisions is essential if technology companies are going to grow over the long-term and maximize shareholder returns. Capital allocation decisions are even more important now because interest rates are rising,...

The Facebook Paradox: Both Overvalued and Undervalued

Analyst-turned-entrepreneur Cakmak has waffled on Facebook. Is it a perfidious social blight or an indispensable social service? It all depends which lens you're using.

What Tech Investors Get Wrong About Privacy

Data breaches are now so commonplace that consumers have become conditioned to them. In 2018, personal information was compromised by airlines, mobile carriers, and of course social networks. As today’s tech giants mature, they all...

T+E NYC Preview: Could ZTE Supply Ban Change China-Taiwan Relations?

The U.S. government ban on purchases of American technology by Chinese telecom equipment giant ZTE could be the catalyst for China to become more independent for advanced design of chips that go into smartphones and...

IBM Has Led In U.S. Patents for 25 Years: Five Lessons It Learned

Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced that IBM was awarded more U.S. patents than any other company for the 25th consecutive year. We asked Manny Schecter, IBM’s Chief Patent Counsel,...

Can the Drone Revolution Take Off in 2018?

The drone ecosystem needs more regulation to thrive, not less, says AirMap CEO Ben Marcus. Governments have to do better at working with business. Meanwhile, industries including construction, insurance, real estate, and retail are starting...

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