Corporate sustainability must give way to corporate responsibility

To successfully address the unprecedented man-made environmental crises we face, it’s time to retire the word sustainability. Read More by Gunnar Lovelace #TechCrunch #ITNews #tech #news

September 30, 2017 at 06:38PM

Gillmor Gang: The Black Album

The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, David Weinberger, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live 9.30.17. Cluetrain meets Blockchain, Twitter and the death of brevity, Who are the arbiters? G3: Algorithm and Blues — Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camahort Page, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Social media, Facebook and the Russians, bad algorithms,… Read More by Steve Gillmor #TechCrunch #ITNews #tech #news

September 30, 2017 at 06:18PM

How to fix your sucky startup storytelling

So a startup walks into a bar… bet you want to know what happens next, right? All the best stories are the ones that hook you right from the very beginning, and hold your interest till the end. But more often than not, you’ll have a hard time doing that when telling people about your awesome new enterprise. Why is that? Well, the short answer is: your storytelling skills suck. Cheer up! While you’ll probably never win a Pulitzer Prize, there are some simple guidelines you can follow that will help you create compelling, memorable stories that will help define…This story continues at The Next Web by Magali De Reu #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

September 30, 2017 at 04:38PM

Defakto’s Vektor strikes a great balance as a minimalist, slim automatic watch

Defakto is a small German watchmaker that has made a name for itself over the years thanks to the unique, but classic designs it boasts thanks to mark founder Raphael Ickler. The latest watch from Ickler and Defakto, the Vektor, continues this tradition of smart, minimalist looks, but adds a very slim case thanks to use of a Miyota 9015 automatic Japanese movement, and brings some extra… Read More by Darrell Etherington #TechCrunch #ITNews #tech #news

September 30, 2017 at 03:18PM

Thinking about the social cost of technology

All too often the fact that human lives are increasingly enmeshed with and dependent on ever more complex, and ever more inscrutable, technologies is considered a good thing. Negatives don’t generally get dwelled on. And for the most part people are expected to move along, or be moved along by the tech. Read More by Natasha Lomas #TechCrunch #ITNews #tech #news

September 30, 2017 at 01:13PM

Motiv’s fitness ring is simple, but surprisingly capable

When Motiv told me what they were working on just ahead of CES, I perked up. It wasn’t the functionality — there are a million trackers out there that do what the device does and much more. It was the potential the product represents — the beginnings of liberation from the tyranny of the wrist. It’s easy to understand why so many companies are so attached to that… Read More by Brian Heater #TechCrunch #ITNews #tech #news

September 30, 2017 at 12:03PM

Clean up your email (and your life) with Postbox 5 for Mac or Windows, only $29.99

Postbox 5 streamlines all your various email accounts, organizes them cleanly and intuitively, and offers up a host of methods for dealing with those emails. Right now, you can get a lifetime of Postbox 5’s powerful services for just $29.99, a 25 percent savings, from TNW Deals. by TNW Deals #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

September 30, 2017 at 10:08AM

AI hype has peaked so what’s next?

2017 has been the year of AI, reaching a fever pitch of VC and corporate investment. But, as with any hot technology, AI is outgrowing this phase of experimentation and hype. According to research firm Gartner, we’re past the “peak of inflated expectations.” Next up is a necessary recalibration of the space—one that will separate the winning AI-driven companies from all… Read More by Tom Rikert #TechCrunch #ITNews #tech #news

September 30, 2017 at 09:38AM

Startup founders, please stop copying each other

“Good artists copy, great artists steal” This quote is often attributed to Pablo Picasso but did you know that he actually ‘stole‘ it from a host of writers and authors before him? Steve Jobs then credited the quote to Picasso and the cycle of plagiarism continued. Why do I care about copying in the startup world? Well I’m writing this post as a disgruntled victim of a daylight robbery. It’s an article I’ve wanted to write for a long time. As a founder in the tech world, I’ve witnessed a growing trend of rip-off merchants. I’m talking about the type of…This story continues at The Next Web by Craig Watson #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

September 30, 2017 at 05:43AM