Changing the security landscape for entrepreneurs

Changing the security landscape for entrepreneurs

 Cloud computing and the IoT have given rise to seemingly intractable security exposure. The good news is that a new technological advance could unleash the full promise of cloud computing and put IoT on the verge of everyday use by U.S. intelligence agencies and in the private sector. Called “homomorphic encryption,” it allows data to be queried and analyzed without decrypting it. Read More

Can Didi out-network Uber to win the global ridesharing market?

Can Didi out-network Uber to win the global ridesharing market?

 News from the ridesharing industry seems to come in one of two flavors. There’s salacious coverage of the cultural and leadership woes of the industry’s reigning champion, Uber. And, every month or so there’s a story about another nine-figure investment/buyout in the sector. We’re going to focus on investment activity and the structure of its investment network in… Read More

Can the security community grow up?

Can the security community grow up?

 As the times change, the security community needs to adapt. We live in an imperfect world, as Alex Stamos, Chief Information Security Officer of Facebook pointed out in his recent BlackHat 2017 keynote address. Instead of trying to punish each other, hackers and innovators need to work closely to ensure a higher order. Other security thought leaders have echoed similar sentiments. Amit… Read More

Uber’s design director on what it took to redesign a global product

Uber’s design director on what it took to redesign a global product

 Didier Hilhorst is a director of design at Uber. In this episode, he shares how his graduate degree in economics helped mold him as a designer and, in turn, shape how he and his team redesigned Uber from the ground up. It’s not every day economics and design overlap with one another. But for Didier, they do. He explains how elements usually not thought of as a design tool, such as price,… Read More

Female founders take charge in Vietnam

Female founders take charge in Vietnam

 The first time Huong Tran pitched a group of Vietnamese investors on Epomi, a beauty retail startup she founded in 2014, she was shocked by their reaction. “They told me that women are too emotional to run a business and they don’t like investing in them,” she said. “This was one of the leading international VC firms in Vietnam—I didn’t expect this.”… Read More




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