Единорог изнутри, телешоу Uber и расширение All Raise – TechCrunch


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Что случилось на этой неделе?

Uber телешоу

Кто-нибудь удивлен, что «Супер накачанный» Майка Айзека станет телевизионным шоу? Трэвис Каланик Печально известное путешествие к генеральному директору Uber и последующему отставке было сделано для телевидения. На этой неделе появились новости о том, что Брайан Коппельман из Showtime и Дэвид Левиен, создатели и организаторы «Миллиардов», будут разрабатывать проект, а сам Исаак будет заниматься исполнительной деятельностью. Я буду наблюдать

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All Raise, 18-месячная некоммерческая организация, которая стремится усилить голоса и поддержать женщин в сфере технологий, объявила о новых главах в Лос-Анджелесе и Бостоне на этой неделе. Я говорил с руководителями организации о планах расширения, новых наймах, выпусках новых продуктов и многом другом. «Женщины жаждут поддержки и руководства, которые мы предоставляем. Я думаю, что движение только набирает обороты », – сказал мне генеральный директор All Raise Пэм Костка.

В.К. Единорог из-под

Вы, наверное, уже слышали о Канве. Австралийская техническая компания, которая разработала упрощенный инструмент графического дизайна, стоит на этой неделе колоссальных 3,2 миллиарда долларов. Инвесторы в компании включают Бонд, Дженерал Катализатор, Bessemer Venture Partners, Блэкберд и Секвойя Китай. Наряду со свежим финансированием в размере 85 миллионов долларов, Canva также начинает набег на предприятие с запуском Canva for Enterprise. Читайте об этом здесь.


Что еще?

  1. СтанцияОфициальный выпуск еженедельного информационного бюллетеня TechCrunch Kirsten Korosec. Каждую неделю она углубляется в мобильность и транспорт. Вы можете прочитать ее первый здесь и подписаться здесь.
  2. «Облачные кухни» – оксюморонговорит редактор TechCrunch Дэнни Крайтон. На этой неделе он написал интересную статью, утверждая, что облачные кухни просто усиливают конкуренцию в одной из самых конкурентоспособных отраслей в мире, и это не путь к использованию.
  3. НАСА вошло в историю на этой неделе, когда астронавты Кристина Х. Кох и Джессика Меир приняли участие в первом в истории космическом путешествии агентства, в котором участвовали только женщины. Нет, это не связано с запуском, но чертовски круто. Смотрите видео здесь.

Астронавты НАСА Кристина Х. Кох и Джессика Меир


ВК предложения


Центр внимания при запуске: Petalfox. Я открыл бизнес в начале этой недели. По сути, это супер простой способ заказать цветы, кофе и другие товары с помощью SMS. Я пробую это. Вот и все.


Капитал

Эта неделя была честно радостью. У нас были себя в студии вместе с Алекс Вильгельм и специальный гость, Сара Го из Greylock Partners, венчурной фирмы (очевидно). У Го есть лучшая из когда-либо забавных фактов на шоу. Мы начали с Grammarly, компании, которая недавно вложила 90 миллионов долларов в свои счета. Затем поговорили о Lattice, Tempest, WeWork, SaaS, будущем оценки в Силиконовой долине и многом другом, если можете в это поверить. Послушай.

Акции падают каждую пятницу в 6:00 утра по тихоокеанскому времени, поэтому подпишитесь на нас в iTunes, Overcast и во всех кастах.



Почему основатели стартапа должны рассказать о своем психическом здоровье



Деньги приходят быстро в мире стартапов, падение может быть одинаково быстрым. Иногда борьба слишком велика, чтобы справиться. Колин Кролл (соучредитель Vine), Остин Хайнц (основатель кембрийской геномики), Джоди Шерман (Ecomum предприниматель) все вело успешный бизнес. Но их путешествие внезапно закончилось, они умерли от самоубийства. И их психическое здоровье сыграло в этом важную роль.

Когда мы говорим о предпринимательстве в наши дни, это все о гринде. Будучи на шаг впереди, работая на час дольше, не соглашаясь на меньшее, учась на ошибках, но в конечном итоге воспринимая победу как единственный результат. Философия размалывания живет в бесчисленных мотивационных видео на YouTube, многочисленных книгах, написанных бизнес-провидцами (и людьми, притворяющимися ими), почти бесконечным количеством цитат известных людей. Измельчение реально, но постоянное измельчение имеет серьезные последствия.

В 2011 году Элон Маск ликовал сказал то, что начинать компанию – это как «есть стекло и смотреть в пропасть». Хотя это может легко заставить энтузиастов стартапов продолжать усердно трудиться, потому что каждый хочет построить новую Tesla, эта фраза на самом деле рисует печальную картину того, как быть предпринимателем. Это больно, тяжело и непредсказуемо. Идеальный рецепт для ухудшения психического здоровья тех, кто этим занимается.

Если мы посмотрим на цифры, они доказывают суть. Майкл А. Фриман из Калифорнийского университета руководил наиболее информативным учиться предпринимателей и их психическое здоровье на сегодняшний день. Основная цель работы состояла в том, чтобы определить, являются ли предприниматели более восприимчивыми к психическим заболеваниям, сопоставив их с группой сравнения не предпринимателей.

Результаты были весьма тревожными, показывая, что предприниматели имеют гораздо более высокую распространенность психических расстройств и более уязвимы перед лицом депрессии и токсикомании.

Почему это имеет значение? Потому что, в то время как мы все время говорим о шлифовании, мы забываем признать, что предпринимательство имеет гораздо более темную сторону, которая вызывает у основателей чувство подавленности. Это, в свою очередь, создает несбалансированную реальность, когда вы говорите о своем успехе и о путях его достижения – это хорошо, но разделение внутренней борьбы – нет.

Здесь мы подходим к самой опасной особенности нынешней стартап-реальности – стигме. Не говорить никому, когда вам трудно продолжать, не делиться своими самыми мрачными моментами со своими близкими (я даже не говорю об инвесторах и членах команды), не активно обращаться за помощью к терапевту.

К сожалению, процесс признания проблемы психического здоровья предпринимателей до сих пор нишевая вещь в культуре стартапов. Конечно, есть позитивные, но мимолетные порывы свежего воздуха, как обсуждение на шоу Гари Вайнерчука, отдельные статьи о Techcrunch, Бизнес Инсайдер, а также Inc,

Тем не менее, это все еще своего рода запретная тема, спокойно существующая в мире, осведомленном о психическом здоровье. Обычно общественное обсуждение (будь то в форме интервью, статьи, цитаты или видео) психического здоровья основателей следовало бы формуле «У меня была депрессия. Это было сложно. Я преодолел это. Я снова на ходу ». Мы редко видим предпринимателей, которые говорят:« У меня сейчас депрессия, и мне нужна помощь ».

В этой связи также интересно посмотреть, как современное предпринимательство видит концепцию неудачи. Библия деловой мудрости Forbes имеет статья посвященный этому. Каждая из 30 цитат о неудаче в пьесе в основном рассказывает одну и ту же историю по-разному: неудачи случаются, вы должны быть достаточно сильны, чтобы преодолеть это, вы не должны бояться этого и не должны сдаваться.

Хотя это создает красивую мотивацию, реальность может стать намного мрачнее. Иногда вы не можете выйти из строя самостоятельно, некоторые проблемы с психическим здоровьем не могут быть решены без помощи других. Если у вас длительная депрессия, ее следует рассматривать как болезнь, а не как то, что приходит и уходит.

Если мы будем продолжать говорить о внутренней «силе», которую основатель должен найти, чтобы справиться со своими проблемами психического здоровья, это путь к большему количеству самоубийств. Вместо этого нам следует поговорить о важности борьбы за психическое здоровье, нормализовать концепцию обращения за помощью в случае бедствия и в конечном итоге сделать психическое здоровье основной частью культуры стартапа, а не нишей.

Я внес свой вклад в развитие более здорового мира предпринимательства. В рамках моей нынешней компании я #MyStartupStruggle проект. Мы собрали четырех настоящих основателей стартапов и расспросили их о причинах, по которым они занимались бизнесом, о том, что им не нужно делать в стартапе, о чувствах, которые они испытывали в момент спада, о действиях, которые они предприняли для решения проблем.

Кульминацией этого стал простой вопрос «Говорили ли вы с кем-нибудь о своей борьбе?». Каждый участник признал, что в самые мрачные моменты они фактически не разговаривали. И это еще раз подтвердило это.

Всегда трудно признать проблему. Но сообщество стартапов должно сделать это, чтобы почтить память тех, кто погиб в результате депрессии, и предотвратить повторение этого. Мы должны сломать клеймо разговоров о психическом здоровье в предпринимательском мире. И чем быстрее это будет сделано, тем лучше.

Опубликовано 19 октября 2019 – 17:00 UTC



Новый iPhone уродлив – TechCrunch


Я буду первым, кто признает, что я немного старомоден, когда дело доходит до телефонов. Все издеваются над моим iPhone SE, но правда в том, что это лучший телефон, который когда-либо делал Apple, – красивый, хорошо продуманный объект практически во всех отношениях. Но черт возьми, iPhone 11 Pro безобразен. Так же, как и новейшие телефоны от Samsung и Google, пока мы на нем.

Давайте сразу разберемся, почему новые айфоны уродливы, спереди и сзади. И боком. Мы можем начать с насечки. Очевидно, что это не ново, но я подумал, что, возможно, это будет какая-то аномалия поколений, на которую мы все оглянемся и посмеемся через год или два. Видимо, он торчит.

Я знаю, что многие люди по-разному оправдывают эту насечку – это технически означает больше необработанного места на экране, в нем размещены значки оператора и аккумулятора, это необходимо для разблокировки телефона лицом.

Да, но это ужасно

Если бы они удалили метку, буквально никто бы не захотел версию с участием метка, потому что это так явно и повсеместно нежелательно. Если бы инженеры Apple могли придумать способ не получить метку, они бы уже сделали это, но они не могут, и я держу пари, что они крайне разочарованы этим. Они стараются спрятать его с помощью специальных обоев с камуфляжными надписями, когда они могут, и это все равно, что сказать: «Эй, мы тоже не хотим смотреть на это»

Вы можете забыть на несколько секунд. Но в глубине души вы знаете, что это там. Каждый знает.

Это заметный, безобразный компромисс (среди нескольких), вызванный функцией, о которой никто не просил, и люди не могут понять, нравится им это или нет. Зубцы ужасны, и каждый раз, когда вы их видите, это означает, что дизайнер плакал и спал. Чтобы быть справедливым, это, вероятно, случается совсем немного. Я выросла вокруг дизайнеров, и они могут быть такими же чувствительными, как я.

Я не большой поклонник закругленных углов экрана по нескольким причинам, но я позволю этому уйти, потому что я представляю будущее, где это не имеет значения. Вы помните, как в Battlestar Galactica углы были обрезаны по всей бумаге? Мы в пути.

С другой стороны, выдвигать экран до самого края устройства – это не совсем некрасиво, а по духу. Теперь вся передняя часть телефона представляет собой интерфейс, и было бы неплохо, если бы он мог определить, когда вы берете экран за рычаг, а не что-то с ним делать. На самом деле, у каждой стороны и угла есть какой-то особенный жест, который вы должны с осторожностью активировать. Это так плохо, что люди буквально изобрели вещь, которая торчит из задней части вашего телефона, чтобы вы могли держать ее таким образом. Попсокеты не были бы необходимы, если бы вы могли безопасно держать свой телефон так же, как любой другой предмет, который имеет форму.

Спина теперь тоже уродливая. Чувак, камера плохо работает. Удар действительно неправильное слово. Похоже, что команда разработчиков iPhone отправилась в музей морской истории, увидела шлемы для глубоководных погружений и подумала: «Бум». Это то, что нам нужно. Иллюминаторы. Чтобы наш телефон выглядел так, как будто он может опуститься до 4000 саженей. Эти шлемы действительно классно выглядят, когда они большие и сделаны из прочной, выветрившейся латуни. Не на тонком, хрупком электронике. Вот это просто огромная, короткая комбинация мягких квадратов и странно расположенных кругов – пять из них! – полностью захватить безликую заднюю часть телефона.

Задняя часть SE предназначена для зеркального отображения передней части с соответствующей верхней и нижней «рамкой». В самой привлекательной SE (моей) черная верхняя рамка почти полностью скрывает наличие камеры (к сожалению, есть видимая вспышка) ; он делает объект более похожим на непрерывное тело, его способности к съемке изображений становятся более волшебными. Камера полностью заподлицо с поверхностью спины, которая сама по себе полностью заподлицо, за исключением изменений текстуры.

Задняя часть iPhone 11 Pro имеет широкую плоскость, на которой расположено немного более высокое плато сборки камеры. Над этим возвышаются три разных маленьких вулкана камеры, а над каждым из них маленькие кальдеры линз. А под ними затонувший колодец микрофона. Пять разных уровней высоты, десяток разных высот и краев! По общему признанию возвышения не так высоки, но все же.

Если бы это была специальная камера или другое устройство, которое по своему дизайну нуждалось в использовании пиков и впадин для захвата или навигации без глаз, это было бы одно. Но iPhone должен быть гладким, красивым, приятным на ощупь. С этой топографической картой Гавайев на спине? Получайте удовольствие, убирая грязь между вулканов, а затем стучите краем линзы по столу, когда вы подносите телефон к руке.

Плюс это некрасиво.

Боковые стороны телефонов не так плохи, как передняя и задняя, ​​но мы многое потеряли со времен SE. Геометрическая простота кнопок «+» и «-», твердый скошенный край, обеспечивающий надежный захват, черные пояса, которые смело разделяют стороны на две полоски и два банта. И что удивительно, из-за того, что он сделан из настоящего металла, чем больше капель SE выживает, тем круче он выглядит.

Боковые стороны новых айфонов выглядят как бамперы от дешевых моделей автомобилей. Они похожи на удлиненные желейные бобы, на которые надеты маленькие желейные бобы, к которым вы должны прикоснуться. Валовой.

Этого, наверное, достаточно об Apple. Они давно забыли о хорошем дизайне, но последние телефоны были слишком уродливы, чтобы их не вызывать.

У Samsung много таких же проблем, как у Apple. У всех теперь должен быть дисплей «от края до края», и Galaxy S10 не является исключением. Но на самом деле дело не в краю? Сверху и снизу есть маленький ободок, но нижний немного больше. Я предполагаю, что это показывает глубину моего невроза, чтобы сказать это, но это никогда не переставало бы беспокоить меня, если бы у меня был тот. Если бы он был намного больше, как старые «подбородки» HTC, я бы воспринял это как намеренную особенность дизайна, но чуть больше? Это просто означает, что они не могли сделать один достаточно маленький.

Что касается экрана, скользящего по краям, на фотографиях продуктов он классно выглядит, но я никогда не находил его привлекательным в реальной жизни. В чем смысл? И потом, где бы то ни было, кроме как прямо, он выглядит более однобоким, или как будто вы что-то упустили с другой стороны.

Между тем у него есть не только лицевые панели и иногда изгибы, но и дырка в передней части. Боже ты мой!

Вот что насчет насечки. Когда вы понимаете, как дизайнер телефона, что вам придется захватить большую часть передней панели, вы также посмотрите, какая часть экрана остается нетронутой. В случае с Apple это маленькие рога с обеих сторон – отлично, вы можете по крайней мере поместить информацию о статусе там. Возможно, осталось немного выше фронтальная камера и Face ID, но что вы можете сделать с несколькими вертикальными пикселями? Ничего. Это будет просто отвлечение. Обычно в середине ничего интересного не было. Таким образом, вы просто вырезаете все это и идете полным ходом.

Samsung, с другой стороны, решил поставить камеру в верхнем правом углу, а также держите вокруг себя бесполезную маленькую кожуру экрана. Что хорошего в этой части дисплея сейчас? Он слишком мал, чтобы показать что-нибудь полезное, но дыра слишком велика, чтобы ее игнорировать, пока вы смотрите полноэкранный контент. Если их целью было сделать что-то меньшее и все же еще более разрушительное, чем метка, то миссия выполнена. Это уродливо на всех S10, но большая широкая комбинация прорезей на S10 5G 6,7 ″ фаблет является самой уродливой.

Решение поместить все задние камеры в длинное окно, как в прессе в хоккейной игре, является смелым. Вы действительно мало что можете сделать, чтобы спрятать 3 гигантских объектива, вспышку и тому подобное. Можно также поставить их спереди и по центру, отправляясь с черным фоном и хромированным ободом прямо из 2009 года. Похоже, что вас нацелят на вас в аэропорту. По крайней мере, шкала соответствует большому «SAMSUNG» на спине. Жирный – но некрасивый.

Google Pixel 4 не так уж и плох, но у него есть доля уродливой. Однако мне не нужно тратить на это слишком много времени, потому что это во многом то же самое, за исключением тыквенного апельсина для сезона Хэллоуина. Мне вообще нравится оранжевый цвет, но я не уверен в этом. Похоже на сезонный специальный телефон, который вы берете в блистерной упаковке на полке в Target, за неделю до Черной пятницы – два за 99 долларов, на каком-то сокращенном MVNO. Может быть, лучше лично, но я боюсь, что какой-нибудь ребенок откусит от моего телефона, думая, что это крем.

Наклонные лицевые панели на передней панели хуже, чем у Samsung, но, по крайней мере, это выглядит преднамеренно. Как будто они хотели сказать, что их телефон умный, поэтому они дали ему действительно выдающийся лоб.

Я скажу, что из огромных, уродливых сборок камеры Pixel – лучший. Это более тонко, как удар по лицу вместо удара ногой в голень так сильно, что ты умрешь. А ромбовидность наверняка более привлекательна. Учитывая квадратную (иш) базу, я удивлен, что кто-то из команды Google имел довольно необычную идею повернуть камеры на 45 градусов. Технически это производит больше потраченного впустую пространства, но это выглядит лучше чем четыре круга, делающие квадрат внутри большего, круглого квадрата.

И это выглядит чертовски лучше, чем три круга в треугольнике, с двумя маленькими кругами, просто как бы висящими внутри большего круглого квадрата. Это iPhone уродливый!

Tilting Point приобретает стартап монетизации игр Gondola – TechCrunch


Вчера Tilting Point объявила, что приобрела Gondola, компанию, которая стремится повысить монетизацию игр за счет оптимизации внутриигровых предложений и видеорекламы.

Точка наклона Генеральный директор Кевин Сегалла охарактеризовал модель своей компании как «прогрессивную публикацию» – обычно разработчики мобильных игр начинают работать с Tilting Point, потому что им нужна помощь в привлечении пользователей, а затем со временем вырабатывают более глубокие отношения в области публикации.

«С избранной группой наших партнеров по разработке мы получим IP, и мы… заставим их взять уже имеющийся у них движок и создать совершенно новую игру», – сказал Сегалла. «Это действительно двойственное усилие между нами и разработчиком».

Чтобы достичь всего этого, компания создала инструменты искусственного интеллекта для улучшения привлечения пользователей. Но другой стороной этого уравнения, по мнению Сегаллы, является увеличение продолжительности жизни приобретенных пользователей.

«В конце концов, масштабирование игры сводится к двум простым вещам (стоимость за установку) и LTV», – сказал он. «Сильные разработчики работают над улучшением LTV своих плееров, но есть много незаметных плодов, которые с подходящим набором инструментов, которые вы можете использовать для улучшения значений срока службы. Вот о чем Гондола … Мы следили в течение многих лет, и мы сказали: «Давайте внесем это в дом».

В настоящее время Gondola предлагает четыре модуля: Оптимизация цели (выбирая лучшее предложение для игрока), Оптимизация вознагражденного видеообъявления (выбирая правильное количество виртуальной валюты, чтобы вознаграждать игрока за просмотр видеообъявления), Оптимизация магазина (выбирая нужные элементы магазина для показать игрока) и Оптимизация валюты (выбор оптимальной суммы виртуальной валюты для предложений и акций).

Финансовые условия приобретения – первые в Tilting Point – не разглашаются. В рамках сделки главный технический директор Gondola Андре Коэн присоединяется к Tilting Point в качестве главы по науке о данных, в то время как его соучредитель и генеральный директор Никлас Херригер остается исполнительным советником.

Цукерберг думает о свободе слова – TechCrunch


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1. Цукерберг о китайской цензуре: нужен ли нам этот интернет?

Фейсбук Вчера генеральный директор выступил в Джорджтаунском университете, поделившись своими мыслями о речи и о том, «как мы можем решить проблемы, с которыми все больше сталкиваются голос и Интернет, и основные угрозы свободе выражения во всем мире».

Среди его аргументов: Китай экспортирует свои социальные ценности, политическая реклама является важной частью свободы слова, и определение опасной речи должно контролироваться.

2. Атлассиан приобретает Code Barrel, производителя Автоматики для Jira

Code Barrel из Сиднея был основан двумя первыми инженерами, которые построили Jira в Atlassian, Ником Менере и Андреасом Кнехтом. С этим приобретением они возвращаются в Atlassian после четырех лет на стартапе.

3. Рой получает зеленый свет от FCC для его созвездия из 150 спутников

Swarm Technologies нацелена на подключение интеллектуальных устройств по всему миру с помощью сети с низкой пропускной способностью, но всегда существующей, предоставляемой спутниками, и она только что получила одобрение FCC. По-видимому, агентство больше не беспокоится о том, что спутники Swarm размером с Сэндвич слишком малы, чтобы их можно было отслеживать.

4. Nintendo Switch – очередной этап продаж

Продажи Nintendo в Северной Америке уже превысили продажи Wii U во всем мире. В четверг компания объявила, что продала 15 миллионов единиц популярной портативной консоли в Северной Америке.

5. HBO Max забивает все 21 фильм студии Ghibli

WarnerMedia занимается покупками для своего сервиса HBO Max. Она приобрела права на «Друзья» и «Теорию большого взрыва», и теперь она использует свою огромную чековую книжку, чтобы вывести фильмы любимой японской анимационной группы Studio Ghibli в Интернет исключительно на своей платформе для подписчиков США.

6. Volvo создает специализированный бизнес для автономного промышленного и коммерческого транспорта

Автопроизводитель уже активно применяет автономные технологии для работы в различных отраслях, с проектами самостоятельного вождения в карьерах и шахтах, а также в оживленном порту, расположенном в Гетеборге, Швеция.

7. Как Unity создала самый популярный игровой движок в мире

Рост Unity – это пример теории прорывных инноваций Клэйтона Кристенсена. В то время как другие игровые движки предназначались для крупных производителей игр AAA на вершине рынка консолей и ПК, Unity выбрала независимых разработчиков с менее надежным продуктом, который лучше соответствовал их потребностям и бюджету. (Требуется дополнительное членство в Crunch.)

Uber's Original Pitch Deck с 2008 года


Это большой год для Uber.

В первом полугодии 2019 года у первого имени в гонках было много шумихи благодаря IPO. И хотя оценка в 8 миллиардов долларов не оправдала спекуляций в 100 миллиардов долларов, Uber по-прежнему остается одним из крупнейших имен на рынке сегодня.

С такими сногсшибательными цифрами трудно вспомнить время, когда 10-летняя компания не была такой безудержной, как сегодня. В настоящее время у Uber более 2 миллионов водителей, перевозящих пассажиров в более чем 63 странах.

Но в августе 2008 года основатель Гарретт Кэмп изобразил свою мечту о «автосервисе следующего поколения» в виде слайд-шоу на своем компьютере. Мало ли он знал, что мечта в геометрической прогрессии вырастет в компанию, которая теперь занимается доставкой продуктов, которая имеет быстро растущий сегмент доставки еды по требованию в Uber Eats и развивает парк самоходных такси.

  • Основная концепция была во многом такой же: быстрый и эффективный автосервис по требованию, который он назвал «NetJets of car services»
  • Изначально Uber хотел проверять своих клиентов, просто подбирая участников и запрещая выход с улицы.
  • Все предполагаемые варианты использования Uber, начиная с трансфера в аэропорту и заканчивая поездками в рестораны и обратно, до сих пор сохраняются

Кое-что из того, что Кэмп выложил в поле, больше не выдерживает, например, некоторые из прогнозируемых экологически чистых преимуществ Uber и состав парка автомобилей Uber.

Остальная часть колоды описывает некоторые ключевые моменты, такие как:

  • Планы повышения цен
  • Оценка проекта компании
  • Потенциальные результаты для компании, в том числе в лучшем случае
  • Будущие оптимизации
  • Маркетинговые идеи
  • И более

Адам Нойманн планировал, что его дети и внуки будут контролировать WeWork – TechCrunch


Сооснователь WeWork Адам Нойманн не планировал, чтобы контроль его семьи над WeWork закончился после его смерти, но он ожидал, что он будет контролироваться и будущими поколениями Неймэннов, говорит Business Insider.

Издание сообщает, что в речи, которую Нейман произнес перед сотрудниками в январе этого года, и отснятый материал, в котором, по его словам, он был просмотрен, говорится, что Нейманн говорит, что WeWork «не просто контролируют – мы контролируем из поколения в поколение». Он, как сообщается, продолжает сказать, что хотя пятеро детей, которых он делит с женой Ревеккой Нойманн, «не обязаны управлять компанией», они «должны оставаться моральным компасом компании».

Согласно BI, Нейман даже призвал своих будущих внуков, сказав собравшимся: «Очень важно, чтобы однажды, может быть, через 100 лет, может быть, через 300 лет моя праправнучка вошла в эту комнату и сказала:« Эй ты меня не знаешь; Я фактически контролирую это место. То, как вы действуете, совсем не то, как мы его построили », – сказал он.

«Если мы сделаем это правильно, с годами придут разные генеральные директора, но мы будем следить за этими базовыми ценностями и базовыми моральными стандартами и не позволять им сдвигаться», – цитирует его слова BI.

Это может звучать как еще одно диковинное воззвание от Неймана, у которого есть талант к драматургии. (Разговаривая с Fast Company ранее в этом году, он сравнил WeWork с редкой драгоценностью, спрашивая: «Вы знаете, сколько времени занимает создание алмаза?»)

Но прежде чем WeWork начал распадаться по швам, у Неймана были все основания полагать, что он может передать власть своим наследникам. Хотя многие публичные акционеры могут не осознавать этого, растущее число основателей технологий наслаждается видом акций двойного класса, которые Нойманн извлек у инвесторов, – акциями, которые не просто дают основателям больше прав голоса на некоторое время после того, как их компании станут публичными. или даже на протяжении всей жизни, но чья сила может быть передана и их детям.

В прошлом месяце мы писали об этой самой проблеме как о гипотетической, цитируя комиссара SEC Роберта Джексона, давнего ученого-правоведа и профессора права, который в прошлом году сказал аудитории, что почти половина компаний, которые стали публичными с долями двойного класса в период между 2004 и 2018 год дал корпоративным инсайдерам «неограниченные права голоса на неограниченный срок».

Предупрежден Джексон: «Эти компании просят акционеров доверять бизнес-суждениям руководства – не только на пять, либо на 10, либо даже на 50 лет. Навсегда ». Такое постоянное владение двумя классами« просит их доверять детям этого основателя. И дети их детей. И дети их внуков. , , Это повышает вероятность того, что контроль над нашими публичными компаниями и, в конечном счете, пенсионными сбережениями на Мэйн-стрит, навсегда останется у небольшой, элитной группы корпоративных инсайдеров, которые передадут эту власть своим наследникам ».

Вы можете утверждать, что беспокоиться бессмысленно, что рынок будет говорить так же, как и в случае с WeWork. Но не у каждой компании есть такие очевидные недостатки, и Нейману, возможно, было намного труднее встряхнуть себя, чем он. На самом деле, более широкий вопрос, который поднимает видео, состоит в том, вступит ли кто-нибудь, чтобы остановить более широкую тенденцию, или инвесторы публичного рынка будут жить с последствиями в будущем.

Нейман не был безумен, чтобы представить сценарий, который он сделал. Это не значит, что это рационально. Мы можем понять, что мы даем учредителям супер-голосующие акции в течение некоторого периода после перехода на публичный рынок Предоставление основателям такой силы, что их дети называют выстрелы? В настоящее время это это безумие

Последнее пригодное для носки фитнеса Хонор хочет предотвратить спортивные травмы


Носки для фитнеса не так уж и привлекательны. Это многолюдная ниша, с несколькими факторами различия между десятками конкурирующих устройств. К счастью, выпуск Honor Band 5 Sport является исключением, и его фокус выходит далеко за рамки подсчета шагов.

По большому счету, фитнес-носки ориентированы на тех, кто интересуется физическими упражнениями. Если вы простите за каламбур, Honor Band 5 Sport сделает еще один шаг вперед. Он подчеркивает качество упражнений, а также включает показатели, которые помогают пользователям избежать спортивных травм.

В то время как Honor Band 5 Sport поставляется с браслетом (который, кстати, полностью сделан из бутылок из переработанных напитков), пользователи также могут прикрепить его к своей обуви.

Помимо прочего, это помогает пользователю отслеживать и контролировать свое беговое положение, а также измерять воздействие приземлений. В конечном итоге цель состоит в том, чтобы проинформировать пользователя о том, когда ему нужно замедлить темп, сделать перерыв или скорректировать способ тренировки.

И хотя Honor Band 5 Sport пытается помочь пользователю избежать травм, он также стремится помочь в достижении конкурентоспособности. В дополнение к обычной пригодной для занятий фитнесом плате за бег, ходьбу и плавание, многие из ее точек данных сосредоточены на нескольких популярных состязательных видах спорта, таких как баскетбол и бадминтон.

Это носимое имя имеет другое имя, которое было выпущено всего несколько месяцев назад. Тем не менее, эти два продукта совершенно не похожи друг на друга. Спортивная версия, например, имеет меньший черно-белый экран и будет стоить «более конкурентоспособно», чем ее предшественница – хотя Honor еще не объявила какие-либо конкретные цифры.

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В каждом штате, кроме Аляски, сообщается о жертвах легкого вейпа, которых в настоящее время насчитывается 1479 человек – TechCrunch


CDC объявила, что состояние легких, вызванное вейпингом, регистрировалось в каждом штате, кроме Аляски. Общее количество подозреваемых и подтвержденных случаев возросло до 1 479, и по меньшей мере 33 человека погибли в результате этого недуга.

CDC (Центры по контролю и профилактике заболеваний) регулярно обновляет эти цифры и предоставляет новости о своем прогрессе в характеристике состояния, при котором единственным надежным общим фактором является использование устройств vaping. Больше жертв сообщают об использовании продуктов ТГК, чем никотина, но в качестве причины не было предложено никаких конкретных химических веществ или механизмов.

Вначале казалось, что проблема, возможно, кроется в плохой партии неофициальных картриджей с вейпом, окрашенных каким-либо токсичным химическим веществом – и, действительно, CDC предостерегает от покупки вейп-материалов из любых ненадежных источников. Но масштабы проблемы постоянно росли и теперь явно общенациональные, а не локальные.

Демографический разброс мужчин (70% жертв) и младше (79% моложе 35 лет, со средним значением 23, хотя для смерти медиана составляет 44). И 78% сообщили об использовании ТГК, в то время как только 10% сообщили только об использовании никотина.

Зарегистрированные жертвы сконцентрированы в Иллинойсе и Калифорнии, в обоих из которых зарегистрировано более ста случаев, но это не следует воспринимать как показатель того, что государства с меньшим количеством случаев, таких как Кентукки и Орегон, неуязвимы – они могут просто опоздать на отчет. Аналогично для территорий США, где только случаи заболевания были зарегистрированы только на Виргинских островах – Пуэрто-Рико и другие, вероятно, будут в равной степени подвержены риску.

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Если вы используете устройство для пародонта и испытываете одышку или боль в груди (хотя другие симптомы также связаны), вам, вероятно, следует проконсультироваться с врачом. Между тем, CDC рекомендовал прекратить любое использование продуктов вейпинга, хотя, как отмечали многие, это может в конечном итоге подтолкнуть некоторых пользователей к сигаретам. Злишься по этому поводу? Направьте это на компании по производству вейпинга, которые продвигали свои продукты в качестве инструментов для прекращения курения без надлежащего тестирования.

CDC и FDA, вместе с государственными и муниципальными органами здравоохранения и партнерами, работают над определением причины и любых возможных способов лечения «повреждения легких, связанного с использованием электронных сигарет», как они его называют. Проводятся испытания и отбор проб – усилия, которые, вероятно, следовало предпринять до того, как эти продукты были выпущены на рынок.

Вы можете следить за последними статистическими данными на специальной странице CDC.

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Сообщение от Марк Цукерберг в четверг, 17 октября 2019 года

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Цукерберг говорил сегодня в течение 40 минут в Джорджтаунском университете а также затем сделал Q & A поделиться своими мыслями о речи и о том, «как мы могли бы решать проблемы, которые все больше порождают голос и Интернет, и об основных угрозах свободе выражения мнений во всем мире». Он обсудил вопрос: «Мы хотим, чтобы прогресс свободы слова был без напряжения». ведущие люди выступают за ограничение свободы слова. "Где вы проводите черту?"

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Цукерберг говорит, что сейчас в Facebook работают 35 000 человек, и бюджет безопасности компании сейчас выше, чем весь доход компании, когда она была IPO, которая составила 5 миллиардов долларов в 2012 году. Facebook удаляет или понижает контент, который объективно опасен. Тем не менее, он говорит, что не хочет «позволить определению того, что опасно, выйти за рамки того, что абсолютно необходимо».

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Придумывая новую фразу, Цукерберг отметил, что «Люди, обладающие способностью выражать себя в масштабе, - это новый вид силы в мире». пятое поместье наряду с другими властными структурами общества ».

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Разрешая размещать политические объявления в Facebook, даже если они содержат дезинформацию, Цукерберг утверждает, что «политическая реклама может быть важной частью голоса, особенно для местных кандидатов, будущих кандидатов и групп защиты, которые иначе СМИ не могли бы освещать. Таким образом, они могут получить свой голос в дебатах ». Хотя это может быть правдой, та же самая система позволяет любой группе или кандидату, имеющему наибольшее финансирование, доминировать в повествовании.

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Недавно я утверждал, что Facebook должен отбрасывать все политические объявления до тех пор, пока не будет принято постановление о предотвращении их использования для распространения дезинформации. Президент Трамп тратит больше, чем многие его конкуренты из Демократической партии, вместе используя ложь о том, что они планируют убрать вторую поправку, чтобы собрать деньги.

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Тем не менее, Цукерберг утверждает: «Запрет политической рекламы благоприятствует действующим должностным лицам и тому, кого СМИ предпочитают освещать». Он не говорил, кто больше тратит или как Facebook может по-прежнему предлагать свободное выражение кандидатов своим последователям, даже если он запрещает политическую рекламу. По сути, он не проводил различий между свободой слова и свободой досягаемости, известной как платное усиление через рекламу. Instagram Генеральный директор Адам Моссери повторил это мнение, приравнивая рекламу и речь, чирикать «Я считаю, что люди заслуживают того, чтобы услышать, что говорят политики, и принять собственное решение». Однако после некоторого обсуждения Моссери признал Я часто хотел бы, чтобы мы могли запретить политическую рекламу, но сказал, что было бы сложно определить, что именно и что нельзя квалифицировать как единое целое.

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Полагаясь на аргумент в пользу действующего президента, игнорируется то, как президент Трамп потратил 4,9 млн долларов на рекламу в Facebook в этом году по сравнению с 9,6 млн долларов, потраченными 23 кандидатами-демократами вместе взятыми, и что Трамп имел затратили их всех собрать по состоянию на март. Запрет на политическую рекламу не помешает кандидатам говорить то, что они хотят, и их судят, но это помешает тому, чтобы речь более богатых кандидатов имела больший вес.

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В целом Цукерберг звучал более страстно и чутко, чем в своих недавних показаниях на Капитолийском холме. Похоже, он принял на себя некоторые интонации и тон бывшего президента Барака Обамы, подняв свой голос, чтобы подчеркнуть неотложность проблем, стоящих перед демократией. Тем не менее, формат речи позволил Цукербергу избежать немедленной реакции на свои аргументы, например, почему политическая реклама отдает предпочтение претендентам, если у них больше всего денег. Цукерберг действительно держал Q & A после его выступления, но поток этого не был передан с его страницы, как подготовленные замечания, и он в основном повторил пункты из речи.

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Цукерберг поехал домой, хотя одна важная тема пронизывала весь разговор. Он попытался связать идею о том, что американские компании потенциально могут контролировать свободу слова для защиты безопасности и проведения выборов, с тем, как китайская цензура высказывается. И в то время как другие компании, такие как НБА и Blizzard, которые ведут значительный бизнес со страной, пытаются приуменьшить ее влияние, Цукерберг говорил о том, как щупальца ценностей Китая перекрывают речь далеко за ее пределами.

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Джош Констайн - технологический журналист, специализирующийся на глубоком анализе социальных продуктов. В настоящее время он является главным редактором TechCrunch и может выступать с речами.

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Ранее, Constine был ведущим автором Inside Facebook благодаря его приобретению WebMediaBrands, охватывающей все о социальной сети.

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Констин закончила Стэнфордский университет в 2009 году со степенью магистра в области киберсоциологии, изучая влияние технологий на социальное взаимодействие. Он исследовал влияние контроля конфиденциальности на социализацию детей, циклы популярности мемов и то, что влияет на количество переходов по ссылкам, опубликованным в Twitter.

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Констин также получила степень бакалавра искусств с отличием в Стэнфордском университете в 2007 году по специальности «Социальная психология и межличностные процессы».

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Джош Констайн - опытный оратор, он модерировал более 120 интервью на сцене в 15 странах с лидерами, включая генерального директора Facebook Марка Цукерберга, осведомителя Эдварда Сноудена (посредством видеоконференции на сцене) и сенатора США Кори Букера. Он может модерировать панели и чаты у камина, выступать с речами и судить хакатон и соревнования по питчу.

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Констин цитировалась The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Atlantic, BBC World Magazine, Slate и другими, плюс была показана на телевидении в «Доброе утро», Америка, The Today Show, Центральное телевидение Китая и Fox News. Constine считается самым цитируемым техническим журналистом № 1 в престижном новостном агрегаторе Techmeme.

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(Раскрытие информации: Джош Констайн временно проконсультировал стартапа по обмену социальными местоположениями подруги по колледжу под кодовым названием «Сигнал», который базировался в Сан-Франциско, а затем распался в 2015 году. Эта консультативная роль была очищена с редакторами AOL и TechCrunch и завершена. соучредитель стартап-стартера Founders Embassy. Двоюродный брат Constine Даррен Лахтман является основателем влиятельной рекламной стартапы Niche, которая была приобретена Twitter, и с тех пор он покинул и основал студию подросткового контента Brat. Constine не пишет о Founders Embassy или Brat. знакомства, основанные на поступлении в колледж в 2007 году, с основателями Skybox Imaging (ныне Terra Bella), Hustle, Snapchat и Robinhood, но они не поддерживают с ними тесных социальных связей и не влияют на его написание. Иногда Константин проводит оплачиваемые выступления на конференциях, но только те, которые финансируются компаниями, которые он не покрывает. Constine принадлежит небольшая должность в Ethereum и Биткойн-криптовалюты, не торгуют день, и раскрывают свои позиции непосредственно в статьях, где это уместно. Констин не занимается консалтингом, инвестированием ангелов или публичной торговлей акциями, за исключением публичных инвестиций в имущество своих родителей, которые он не играет никакой роли в управлении или консультировании.)

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Я бы сказал, что FB также довольно сильно подвергает цензуре.
nТакже политические объявления ВСЕГДА были ненадежными. Давай, ребята!

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Джош Констайн - технологический журналист, специализирующийся на глубоком анализе социальных продуктов. В настоящее время он является главным редактором TechCrunch и может выступать с речами.

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Ранее, Constine был ведущим автором Inside Facebook благодаря его приобретению WebMediaBrands, охватывающей все о социальной сети.

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Констин закончила Стэнфордский университет в 2009 году со степенью магистра в области киберсоциологии, изучая влияние технологий на социальное взаимодействие. Он исследовал влияние контроля конфиденциальности на социализацию детей, циклы популярности мемов и то, что влияет на количество переходов по ссылкам, опубликованным в Twitter.

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Констин также получила степень бакалавра искусств с отличием в Стэнфордском университете в 2007 году по специальности «Социальная психология и межличностные процессы».

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Джош Констайн - опытный оратор, он модерировал более 120 интервью на сцене в 15 странах с лидерами, включая генерального директора Facebook Марка Цукерберга, осведомителя Эдварда Сноудена (посредством видеоконференции на сцене) и сенатора США Кори Букера. Он может модерировать панели и чаты у камина, выступать с речами и судить хакатон и соревнования по питчу.

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Констин цитировалась The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Atlantic, BBC World Magazine, Slate и другими, плюс была показана на телевидении в «Доброе утро», Америка, The Today Show, Центральное телевидение Китая и Fox News. Constine считается самым цитируемым техническим журналистом № 1 в престижном новостном агрегаторе Techmeme.

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(Раскрытие информации: Джош Констайн временно проконсультировал стартапа по обмену социальными местоположениями подруги по колледжу под кодовым названием «Сигнал», который базировался в Сан-Франциско, а затем распался в 2015 году. Эта консультативная роль была очищена с редакторами AOL и TechCrunch и завершена. соучредитель стартап-стартера Founders Embassy. Двоюродный брат Constine Даррен Лахтман является основателем влиятельной рекламной стартапы Niche, которая была приобретена Twitter, и с тех пор он покинул и основал студию подросткового контента Brat. Constine не пишет о Founders Embassy или Brat. знакомства, основанные на поступлении в колледж в 2007 году, с основателями Skybox Imaging (ныне Terra Bella), Hustle, Snapchat и Robinhood, но они не поддерживают с ними тесных социальных связей и не влияют на его написание. Иногда Константин проводит оплачиваемые выступления на конференциях, но только те, которые финансируются компаниями, которые он не покрывает. Constine принадлежит небольшая должность в Ethereum и Биткойн-криптовалюты, не торгуют день, и раскрывают свои позиции непосредственно в статьях, где это уместно. Констин не занимается консалтингом, инвестированием ангелов или публичной торговлей акциями, за исключением публичных инвестиций в имущество своих родителей, которые он не играет никакой роли в управлении или консультировании.)

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Google Maps is starting to look a lot more like Waze. Google today announced a series of new features that will allow drivers using the Maps app on iOS to report accidents, speed traps and traffic jams. And on both iOS and Android, users will be able to report other driving hazards and incidents, like road construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles and objects in the road — like debris. These are all core Waze features and among the primary reasons why many users opt for Waze over Google Maps.

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Google had already offered accident, speed trap and traffic slowdown reports on Android before today.

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The new updates follow a steady launch of Waze-like additions to the Google Maps app.

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For example, Google launched speed limits and speed trap alerts in more than 40 countries in Google Maps back in May. And it had been testing various driving hazardu00a0alerts before now. Google Maps also previously adopted other Waze features, like the ability to add a stop to your route while in navigation mode, or the ability to view nearby gas prices,Mid trip UGC ReportWhen you’re navigating your route in Google Maps, you can tap to add a report, then choose from a long list that now includes: Crash, Speed Trap, Slowdown, Construction, Lane Closure, Disabled vehicle and Object on Road.

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With the additions, Google is chipping away at the many reasons why people still turn to Waze.

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However, Waze is still better for planning a trip by connecting to your personal calendar or Facebook events, while Google Maps has instead focused more on helping users plan their commutes, Waze also is more social and includes a carpooling service,

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The benefit of more users switching to Maps means more aggregate data to help power Google’s other products. Data collection from Google Maps is behind features like those that show the wait times, popular times and visit duration at local businesses, for example. Plus, Google Maps is a jumping off point for Google’s My Business platform, which has more recently been challenging Facebook Pages by allowing Maps users to follow their favorite businesses to track promotions and events, and even message the businesses directly.

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Google says the new Google Maps features start rolling out globally on Android and iOS this week.

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Really hope this doesn’t mean Google will be killing off Waze

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Speedometer was announced more than 6 months ago and still it does not work for me on my note 9

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The Information this morning reported new Airbnb financials u2014 indicating a massive increase in operating losses u2014 that immediately call Airbnb’s future into question. Precisely, Airbnb lost $306 million on operations on $839 million in revenue, namely as a result of marketing spend, in the first quarter of 2019. In total, Airbnb invested $367 million in sales and marketing, representing a 58% increase year-over-year, in Q1. The company is gearing up for a major liquidity event next year and is making a concerted effort to rake in new customers, as any soon-to-be-public business would.

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Given WeWork’s sudden demise, coupled with Uber and Lyft’s lukewarm performances on the stock markets, many have wondered how Wall Street will respond to Airbnb’s eventual IPO prospectus. Will money managers have an appetite for another over-valued Silicon Valley darling? Or will the market compete like mad for shares in the massive home-sharing marketplace?

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But Airbnb, again, is no WeWork, and I wager Wall Street will have a much friendlier approach to its offering. For one, Airbnb’s co-founder and chief executive officer Brian Chesky isn’t dropping $60 million on private jets u2014 I don’t think. CEO behaviors aside, Airbnb has more capital in the bank than it has raised in its entire 11-year history, which is a whole lot of money. This is all according to a source who is familiar with Airbnbu2019s financials and shared this detail with TechCrunch following The Information’s Thursday morning report. As for Airbnb, the company told TechCrunch, “we canu2019t comment on the figures, but 2019 is a big investment year in support of our hosts and guests.”

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Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

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Airbnb has attracted more than $3.5 billion in equity funding at a $31 billion valuation and has даже больше locked away in its bank account. Additionally, Airbnb has an untouched $1 billion credit line, the source said. Presumably, the referenced credit line is the 2016 $1 billion debt financing from JPMorgan, CitiGroup, Morgan Stanley and others.

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Moreover, Airbnb has been u201ccumulativelyu201d free cash flow positive for some time, meaning that it’s seen more money coming in than going out during recent quarters, according to our source. It has been reported that Airbnb surpassed $1 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2019 and in the third quarter of 2018, but we’re guessing the business did not top $1 billion in Q4 of 2018 or Q1 of 2019 because it if had, that information would probably have been “leaked.”

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Finally, Airbnb has been profitable on an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) basis for two consecutive years, the company announced in January. Gross bookings, meanwhile, are growing, as is Airbnb’s business offering and its experiences product,

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Why does any of this matter, you ask?

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What do BMW, Tencent, Poku00e9mon Go creator Niantic, movie director Jon Favreau and construction giant Skanska have in common? Theyu2019re all using the same platform to create their products.

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Founded in a small Copenhagen apartment in 2004, Unity Technologiesu2019 makes a game engine u2014 a software platform for building video games. But the company, which was recently valued around $6 billion and could be headed toward an IPO, is becoming much more than that.

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u201cUnity wants to be the 3D operating system of the world,u201d says Sylvio Drouin, VP of the Unity Labs R&D team.

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Customers can design, buy, or import digital assets like forests, sound effects, and aliens and create the logic guiding how all these elements interact with players. Nearly half of the worldu2019s games are built with Unity, which is particularly popular among mobile game developers.u00a0

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And in the fourteen years since Unityu2019s engine launched, the size of the global gaming market has exploded from $27 billion в $135 billion, driven by the rise of mobile gaming, which now comprises the majority of the market,

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Unity is increasingly used for 3D design and simulations across other industries like film, automotive, and architecture and is now used to create 60% of all augmented and virtual reality experiences, That positions Unity u2014 as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg argued in a 2015 memo in favor of acquiring it u2014 as a key platform for the next wave of consumer technology after mobile.

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Unityu2019s growth is a case study of Clayton Christensenu2019s theory of disruptive innovation, While other game engines targeted the big AAA game makers at the top of the console and PC markets, Unity went after independent developers with a less robust product that was better suited to their needs and budget.u00a0

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As it gained popularity, the company captured growth in frontier market segments and also expanded upmarket to meet the needs of higher-performance game makers. Today, itu2019s making a push to become the top engine for building anything in interactive 3D.

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This article is part of my ongoing research into the future of interactive media experiences. This research has included interviews with dozens of developers, executives, and investors in gaming and other industries, including interviews with over 20 Unity executives.

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Founding

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Unity was founded in Copenhagen by Nicholas Francis, Joachim Ante, and David Helgason. Its story began on an OpenGL forum in May 2002, where Francis posted a call for collaborators on an open source shader-compiler (graphics tool) for the niche population of Mac-based game developers like himself. It was Ante, then a high school student in Berlin, who responded.u00a0

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Ante complemented Francisu2019 focus on graphics and gameplay with an intuitive sense for back-end architecture. Because the game he was working on with another team wasnu2019t going anywhere, they collaborated on the shader part-time while each pursued their own game engine projects, but decided to combine forces upon meeting in-person. In a sprint to merge the codebases of their engines, they camped out in Helgasonu2019s apartment for several days while he was out of town. The plan was to start a game studio grounded in robust tech infrastructure that could be licensed as well.

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Helgason and Francis had worked together since high school, working on various web development ventures and even short-lived attempts at film production. Helgason dropped in and out of the University of Copenhagen while working as a freelance web developer. He provided help where he could and joined full-time after several months, selling his small stake in a web development firm to his partners.u00a0

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According to Ante, Helgason was u201cgood with peopleu201d and more business-oriented, so he took the CEO title after the trio failed to find a more experienced person for the role. (It would be two years before Ante and Francis extended the co-founder title and a corresponding amount of equity to Helgason.)

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They recruited a rotating cast to help them for free while prototyping a wide range of ideas. The diversity of ideas they pursued resulted in an engine that could handle a broad range of use cases. Commercializing the engine became a focus, as was coming up with a hit game that would show the engine off to its best advantage; for indie developers, having to reconstruct an engine with every new game idea was a pain point that, if solved, would enable more creative output.u00a0

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Supported by their savings, a u20ac25,000 investment from Anteu2019s father, and Helgasonu2019s part-time job at a cafu00e9, they pressed on for three years, incorporating in the second year (2004) with the name Over The Edge Entertainment.

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The game they ultimately committed to launching in spring 2005, GooBall, was u201cway too hard to play,u201d says Ante and didnu2019t gain much traction. Recognizing that they were better at building development tools and prototypes than commercially-viable games, they bet their company on the goal of releasing a game engine for the small Mac-based developer community. Linking the connotations of collaboration and cross-compatibility, they named the engine Unity.

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Derecka and Amanda dove deep into where incumbent gig companies have fallen short, what they’re doing to right the ship, whether VC and hyper-growth mentalities fit into a sustainable gig economy, as well as thoughts on Uber’s new ‘Uber Works’ platform and CA AB-5. The following has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

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Where current gig companies are failing

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Arman Tabatabai: What was the original promise and value proposition of the gig economy? What went wrong?

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Derecka Mehrens: The gig economy exists in a larger context, which is one in which neoliberalism is failing, trickle-down economics is proven wrong, and every day working people aren’t surviving and are looking for something more.

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And so you have a situation in which the system we put together to create employment, to create our communities, to build our housing, to give us jobs is dysfunctional. And within that, folks are going to come up with disruptive solutions to pieces of it with a promise in mind to solve a problem. But without a larger solution, that will end up, in our view, exacerbating existing inequalities.

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Welcome to this edition of The Operators, a recurring Extra Crunch column produced by insiders with executive experience at companies like AirBnB, Brex, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Lyft, Slack, Square, Twitter, and Uber, sharing their stories and insights. Itu2019s made for founders who are navigating domains outside their expertise, covering topics they may be learning for the first time like enterprise sales, product management, and finance/accounting.

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Early on, most founders and investors focus on getting positive press, but if theyu2019re unfortunate or make mistakes, mitigating bad coverage becomes a common goal. Broadly, communications consists of how and what information to share, both inside and outside of the company, touching domains like management, recruiting, marketing, and business development. Itu2019s also highly optimizable and often, mission critical u2014 the difference between dramatic success and catastrophic failure.

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We spoke with three communications experts to learn more:

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  • Sean Garrett was Twitter’s first VP of Communications. He previously worked for Governor Pete Wilson of California and has founded two separate communications firms, with clients including Slack, Cisco, and Disney. Heu2019s currently a Managing Partner at Pramana Collective.
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  • Faryl Ury is a former reporter with experience at NPR and the Associated Press. Her communications experience also began in government, working for US Senator Jeanne Shaheen before managing comms at Square and Uber. She was then a marketing executive at Dropbox before becoming the Director of Communications at Aurora, a leading autonomous vehicle company, with investors including Sequoia Capital, Amazon, and Hyundai.
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  • Adi Raval started as a journalist at ABC News and the BBC, covering 9/11, the Iraq War, and the White House. He moved into government as a diplomat for the State Department serving in Afghanistan, and later, as a spokesperson and Director of Communications at USAID. After leaving government, Adi was the top communications executive for the Bechtel Corporation, the Head of Comms and PR for TaskRabbit, and now the Head of Communications at Kodiak Robotics. Heu2019s also a term member for the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Below is a synthesized summary of our conversation; check out The Operators for the full episode.

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When and how should a company seek press coverage?

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Investors love to see public recognition of their portfolio companies, and founders sometimes believe press coverage will solve all their problems, yielding a panacea of inbound customers, employees, and new backers. Whether itu2019s a fundraising announcement or a product launch, more exposure can only help, right? Of course, thatu2019s not always true. Being unprepared for an influx of inbound interest can lead to bad experiences and a negative reputation.

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What’s more likely than a bad response? No response at all: reporters are constantly pitched by entrepreneurs seeking coverage who don’t have a compelling story to share, which means most of them are primed to say “no.”

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Faryl told us that when she asks founders why they want to do press, they often answer, “our investors told us to,” or “I talked to other entrepreneurs and they do press.” Being prepared for the response means knowing what you want the response to be, which in turn means knowing what you have to say, and why anyone will listen and respond the right way. Thinking through this exercise involves asking questions, said Sean, specifically, u201cwhat is your positioning? What is your messaging? And for some organizations, that’s the right first step to figure out, at a high level, what are we even trying to accomplish here…?u201d

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Having a clear purpose in mind before approaching reporters will also help you execute. For some startups, landing a story with trade press may be better than being written up by a generalized tech publication. On the other hand, if youu2019re spending a ton of money on Facebook and Google to advertise directly to consumers, getting coverage in the right publications may be much more efficient and impactful.u00a0

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In fact, he said the DVR business “is not really TiVo” anymore. And the proliferation of streaming services is exactly what’s creating a big new opportunity for the company, one where it can help consumers navigate the seemingly overwhelming streaming landscape.

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“Let’s embrace the chaos,” Shull told me. “The more streaming, the better.”

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In the interview below u2014 which has been edited and condensed for clarity u2014 we discuss why he took on the job, how he plans to split TiVo into two companies and his plans for TiVo+, the company’s ad-supported streaming service (which launched earlier this week.)

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TechCrunch: It seems like part of the goal with you coming on as CEO is this idea of reinventing the company for the world of streaming.

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Dave Shull: We fully embrace the streaming wars at TiVo, is what I would say.

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A little bit of context. I’ve known the company for years, because I’ve been familiar with some of the technology pieces that they had in the IP portfolio. But before I took the job, I talked to CTOs at some of the major operators around the world and said, “TiVo, right? I mean this is a company I’ve heard of, but are they still around?” And the answer consistently was, “Yeah, it’s actually the best technology out there.”

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So I started talking to the board and eventually I get the job offer. I walk into a Best Buy and I pick up a Roku box and a TiVo box. I install the Roku box. It’s a brilliant installation process, absolutely brilliant. But then what it gives you is a bunch of different tiles for each of the apps. And so you have to figure out, okay, was that show on Netflix or Hulu?

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The TiVo experience was a little bit u2014 it needed some more work, is the polite way to say it. But once I had it installed, it’s taken my live TV and my on-demand Prime, Netflix, Hulu and some digital content and pulled it all together. That’s pretty cool because it’s allowing me to find the entertainment that I want to watch tonight, right?

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And so we’re betting on this chaos of applications that are out there with the streaming wars, saying people are having fatigue from subscriptions and they are desperate to find an amazing way to go back to enjoying watching their TV again. They want someone who can bring all this entertainment together u2014 on-demand, live, digital u2014 and make it fun to find, to watch TV again. So that’s our mission. Very simple.

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I came in three months ago. The first mandate is, we’ve decided to split the company. So about half of the company is an IP portfolio, 5,000 patents. Then we have the TiVo product base u2014 and everyone thinks of TiVo as this DVR that you buy at Best Buy. That’s really not TiVo, that’s a tiny fraction of our customers. We have 22 million households around the world that use TiVo to provide exactly what I just said, which is this amazing ability to find entertainment.

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A lung condition apparently caused by vaping has been reported in every state but Alaska, the CDC has announced. The total number of suspected and confirmed cases has risen to 1,479, and at least 33 people have died as a result of the affliction.

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The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) updates these numbers regularly and provides news on its progress in characterizing the condition, in which the only reliable shared factor is using vaping devices. More victims report using THC products than nicotine, but no specific chemical or mechanism has been proposed as the cause.

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At the outset it appeared that the problem might have been rooted in a bad batch of unofficial vape cartridges tinged with some toxic chemical u2014 and indeed the CDC has warned against buying vaping materials from any untrustworthy sources, But the scale of the problem has continuously grown and is now clearly nationwide, not local.

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The demographics skew male (70% of victims) and younger (79% are under 35, with a median of 23, though for deaths the median is 44). And 78% reported using THC products, while only 10% reported only using nicotine.

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Reported victims are concentrated in Illinois and California, in both of which over a hundred cases have been reported, but that should not be taken as an indicator that states with fewer cases, like Kentucky and Oregon, are immune u2014 they may simply be late to report. Likewise for U.S. territories, where only the Virgin Islands have reported cases u2014 Puerto Rico and others are likely to be equally at risk.

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If you use a vaping device and are experiencing shortness of breath or chest pain (though other symptoms are also associated), you should probably check with your doctor. In the meantime, the CDC has recommended ceasing all use of vaping products, though as many have pointed out, that may end up pushing some users back to cigarettes. Angry about that? Direct it at the vaping companies, which promoted their products as smoking cessation tools without adequate testing.

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The CDC and FDA, along with state and municipal health authorities and partners, are working on determining the cause and any potential treatments of the “lung injury associated with e-cigarette use,” as they call it. Tests and sampling efforts are underway u2014 efforts that probably should have been done before these products were allowed on the market.

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THIS IS FAKE NEWS! Ask yourselves a really simple question; why, out of nowhere, after more than a decade of vape use, are these reports popping up suddenly in only a few qeeks to months? Most curiously this occurred after JUUL AND BLU, that is big Tobacco Reynolds and Phillip Morris, got FDA approval. THE SQUEEZE PLAY FIX IS IN. Also, this occurred after the USPTO approved 2 patents PROVING VAPED CANNABIS AND VITAMIN E cures lung cancers, that destroys quack chemo revenue bestselker Keytruda for convicted criminal MERCK! Read THE GREAT BIRD FLU HOAX by Dr. Joseph Mercola, on how this corrupt to the core CDC and FDA scam works.

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“Direct it at the vaping companies, which promoted their products as smoking cessation tools without adequate testing.”

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This narrative (and the CDC’s alleged vape plague) paid for by Big Tobacco and their bribed government stooges.

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