Money 20/20 recap: Jack Dorsey, blockchain, and the future of financial services

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In the financial services industry, blockchain looms as a large but distant and somewhat mysterious presence. A few forward-thinking bankers take it seriously and are trying to figure out how to turn it to their own advantage.… Read the rest

Money 20/20 recap: Jack Dorsey, blockchain, and the future of financial services

Overstock.com could begin first Bitcoin-based stock trades

I’m a stringer for VentureBeat this week at the #Money2020 conference, looking for good stories about blockchain. Here’s one about how Overstock.com is about to offer stock (in itself) via T0, its Bitcoin-based equities trading platform. (Just don’t call it an exchange, even though it is.) Official news announcement to come tomorrow.Read the rest

Overstock.com could begin first Bitcoin-based stock trades

Dylan’s Desk: At CES, the ridiculous never goes out of style

Segway robot at CES 2016

A lot of us sort of expected CES 2016 to reveal a new, more practical side to the consumer electronics industry.

Guess again. Despite a looming global economic slowdown, the devaluation of tech-company unicorns, and the fact that everybody already has as many smartphones, tablets, and wrist gadgets as they need, CES continued to show us the same cavalcade of craziness and excess that it always has.… Read the rest

Dylan’s Desk: At CES, the ridiculous never goes out of style

How GitHub is building a platform and supporting open source (podcast)

Kakul Srivastava, VP of product management at GitHub.

In this week’s episode, we talk with Kakul Srivastava, the VP of product management for GitHub.

We caught up with her recently to talk about how GitHub has evolved into a platform (and what it means to be a platform), how the company figures out which new features and products to build, and the role of open source software in stimulating innovation.… Read the rest

How GitHub is building a platform and supporting open source (podcast)

Tech billionaires tackle politics the way Batman fights crime

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

For more than a decade, people who follow Washington politics have wondered when the tech industry was going to start taking politics seriously.

This week, the tech industry made two big moves that show that tech — or at least its most successful billionaire founders — is beginning to understand how much political power it commands.… Read the rest

Tech billionaires tackle politics the way Batman fights crime

The iPad Pro might point to the future, but that future’s not here yet

Apple's new iPad Pro is a gas giant, the company's photos suggest.


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The iPad Pro is one of the most hotly anticipated products to come out of Apple in quite awhile. The 12.9-inch work-oriented tablet went on sale this week, and the first crop of reviews came out yesterday.

Unfortunately for Apple fans, some of those reviews don’t look so hot.… Read the rest

The iPad Pro might point to the future, but that future’s not here yet

VC Tomasz Tunguz explains his approach to SaaS investing (podcast)

 

In this week’s episode, we talk with Tomasz Tunguz, a partner at Redpoint Ventures and a noted expert on SaaS company metrics.

Tunguz explains how a law firm internship in South America when he was 17 launched him into tech, building a small software company and then winding up at Google before landing at Redpoint seven years ago.… Read the rest

VC Tomasz Tunguz explains his approach to SaaS investing (podcast)