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The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech – TechCrunch

The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech – TechCrunch In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy, and politicized process. Third-parties are helping build infrastructure at no cost to cities by paying for …

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Our 3 favorite startups from Morgan Stanley’s 2nd Multicultural Innovation Lab Demo Day  – TechCrunch

Our 3 favorite startups from Morgan Stanley’s 2nd Multicultural Innovation Lab Demo Day  – TechCrunch The Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab, Morgan Stanley’s in-house accelerator focused on companies founded by multicultural and female entrepreneurs, hosted its second Annual Showcase and Demo Day.  The event also featured companies from accelerators HearstLab, Newark Venture Partner …

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WeWork taps Lemonade to offer insurance to WeLive members – TechCrunch

WeWork taps Lemonade to offer insurance to WeLive members – TechCrunch WeWork has partnered with Lemonade to provide renters insurance to WeLive members. WeLive is the residential offering from WeWork, offering members a fully-furnished apartment, complete with amenities like housekeeping, mailroom, and on-site laundry, on a flexible rental schedule. In …

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Losing the Lambos: It’s Time to Get Serious About Crypto’s Big Questions

Losing the Lambos: It’s Time to Get Serious About Crypto’s Big Questions Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to …

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Priscilla Chan to discuss Chan Zuckerberg Initiative at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch

Priscilla Chan to discuss Chan Zuckerberg Initiative at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is one of the biggest philanthropic organizations in the world, and the most technology-forward foundations in history. By integrating technology, CZI believes it can affect social change at a much more rapid pace than by …

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TruStory, a new startup, just raised $3 million to identify ICO scams before they happen – TechCrunch

TruStory, a new startup, just raised $3 million to identify ICO scams before they happen – TechCrunch Investing in initial coin offerings, or ICOs, is a minefield. This isn’t just true for people with absolutely no technical background but also for many investors who may be well-versed in tech but …

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