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September 25,2018 03:40

Big Tech's Business Model Is Broken, Report Says

Silicon Valley tech giants can’t be trusted to police themselves and should be subject to tougher regulation, including around their pattern of acquiring competitors to accumulate ever-larger stores of user data, according to a critical new report released Monday.
September 23,2018 14:20

Airbnb wants to give its hosts equity in its business

Airbnb wants to give the homeowners who power its service the opportunity to own a piece of its business. That’s why, as Axios reports, the $31-billion-valued company has written to the SEC to ask if its rules around security ownership can be revised. Specifically, Airbnb is seeking a change to the SEC’s Rule 701 — which […]
September 21,2018 23:20

Solving Inequality Through Business that Benefits All

New research indicates that strong stakeholder orientation—when companies’ aim to benefit all parties that could be affected by its success or failure—could help solve inequality by providing competition at the base of the pyramid.
September 21,2018 14:00

Instagram's new TV service recommended videos of potential child abuse

Instagram's new TV service, IGTV, is recommending disturbing and potentially illegal videos, a Business Insider investigation has found. Business Insider monitored IGTV and found its algorithm was recommending videos showing what appeared to be child exploitation and genital mutilation.
September 18,2018 12:20

Farmgirl Flowers: A fierce business model for flowers

The owner and founder of Farmgirl Flowers, Christina Stembel, bootstrapped her company in 2010 with her entire savings of $49,000. Now, her company is on track to make $20 million. A look at how she did it and the advice she has for other entrepreneurs.