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April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Cannabis banking reform is smart, necessary and politically viable

[TECH NEWS] Cannabis banking reform is smart, necessary and politically viable

Aaron Smith Contributor Aaron Smith is co-founder and executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). Pressure is steadily mounting on U.S. lawmakers to implement comprehensive cannabis banking reform at the federal level, and that pressure is coming from all directions. Rapid shifts in public opinion and a rising number of states with legal…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Turing-winning AI researcher warns against secretive research and fake ‘self-regulation’

[TECH NEWS] Turing-winning AI researcher warns against secretive research and fake ‘self-regulation’

Yoshua Bengio, who last month won the prestigious Turing award, alongside Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun, for his work on AI, is worried about what the technology is being made into behind closed doors. In an interview with Nature, he explains his concerns, but takes care to avoid sounding like a doomsayer. A professor at…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Amazon reportedly readying its Alexa-powered answer to Airpods

[TECH NEWS] Amazon reportedly readying its Alexa-powered answer to Airpods

Amazon is ready to challenge Apple with a cheaper, Alexa-powered set of wireless earbuds. If successful, it would carve out a space for the popular digital assistant, and its deep connections to the rest of Amazon’s ecosystem, in the mobile world Amazon has hitherto largely failed to penetrate. But that’s a big if. A report…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Mayor Bill de Blasio weighs in on BuzzFeed union dispute

[TECH NEWS] Mayor Bill de Blasio weighs in on BuzzFeed union dispute

An apparent breakdown in talks between BuzzFeed management and the company’s newsroom union spurred expressions of solidarity from other unions — and even from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The employees of BuzzFeed News (the company’s journalistic arm) voted to unionize in February, following major layoffs. At the time, Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith reportedly…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] ‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: NYT’s Mike Isaac discusses his upcoming Uber book, Leaks from Facebook and More

[TECH NEWS] ‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: NYT’s Mike Isaac discusses his upcoming Uber book, Leaks from Facebook and More

Welcome to this week’s transcribed edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts This is Your Life in Silicon Valley in words – so you can read from wherever you are. This is your Life in Silicon Valley was originally started by Sunil Rajaraman and…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Judge to SEC and Elon Musk: Put your ‘reasonableness pants on and work this out’

[TECH NEWS] Judge to SEC and Elon Musk: Put your ‘reasonableness pants on and work this out’

Tesla, Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have two weeks to work out their differences and come to a new resolution, a U.S. judge said Thursday at the conclusion of a hearing held to determine whether the automaker’s CEO should be held in contempt for his Twitter use. The SEC had asked…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Trying out Beats’ fully wireless Powerbeats Pro

[TECH NEWS] Trying out Beats’ fully wireless Powerbeats Pro

Beats took its time getting untethered. The last addition to the Powerbeats line arrived in late 2016, right around the same time as the original AirPods. The product shared Apple’s W1 chip, further cementing its place as part of the company, with instant iOS syncing. But the products were once again yolked together with a…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

[TECH NEWS] Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws at the federal, state and local/city levels, all set against a vast array of public and private interests. Where startup founders see opportunity for disruption…
April 4, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Three keys to cultivating an effective product development culture

[TECH NEWS] Three keys to cultivating an effective product development culture

Scott Tong Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Tong is a startup advisor and entrepreneur in residence at IMO Ventures. Previously he was head of product design at Pinterest, co-founder at IFTTT, and principal designer at IDEO. Follow him @ScottTong on Twitter. Editor’s note: This guest post is a part of our latest initiative to demystify…
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