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Eillie Anzilotti / Fast Company:
Online banking platform Good Money, which offers each customer an equity share and asks them to vote on sustainable causes to invest in, raises $30M Series A   —  In a given year, the biggest banks in the U.S.-Wells Fargo, Citi, Bank of America, and JP Morgan Chase-rake in billions of dollars …
Dec 12, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Amazon says it is beta testing Amazon Answers, an invite-only program for users to help answer questions that Alexa doesn't know, starting today   —  Smartphones settle a lot of dinner table debates nowadays.  We argue about this or that, until somebody finally pops out a phone and Googles it.
Dec 6, 2018, 11:40 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Inside Google's Area 120, the company's in-house startup incubator founded in 2016 that has since greenlighted about 50 projects by Google employees   —  Google's “20% time“-the long-standing perk that invites employees to carve off a fifth of their working hours to devote to personal projects …
Dec 4, 2018, 7:50 AMIn context
Mark Wilson / Fast Company:
Airbnb's innovation lab Samara announces Backyard, an initiative to design and prototype new ways of building homes, with the first test units public in 2019   —  After launching a home-sharing revolution, Airbnb's founders started asking themselves, “What's next?”
Nov 29, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
Katharine Schwab / Fast Company:
A look at Unfold, whose templates app for Instagram Stories has 11M+ users including celebs like Selena Gomez, as it launches a design agency focused on Stories   —  Alfonso Cobo saw the potential in Stories early on.  Today, his template app has 11 million users, and he's launching a design agency focused on Stories alone.
Nov 4, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Source: Apple will launch an iPhone with Intel's 8161 5G modem chip in 2020; Intel will likely be the sole modem supplier for that year's iPhones   —  Apple's 5G iPhone will come to market in 2020, a source with knowledge of Apple's plans says.  —  Apple plans to use Intel's 8161 5G modem chip in its 2020 phones.
Nov 4, 2018, 5:05 AMIn context
Fast Company:
Many of the economists who testified at FTC hearings this week and dismissed or criticized the idea of tech monopolies received money from big tech in the past   —  Amid growing concern over the power of such behemoths as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and other tech giants, in recent months there's …
Oct 20, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Stephanie Mehta / Fast Company:
Q&A with Kirsten Green, as her VC firm Forerunner Ventures announces it is raising a new $360M fund, one of the largest raised by a woman-founded venture firm   —  Kirsten Green, founder and managing partner of Forerunner Ventures, has been an enthusiastic supporter of the direct …
Oct 9, 2018, 5:50 AMIn context
Steven Melendez / Fast Company:
MIT/Qatar project aims to use machine learning to detect fake news sites, taking into account their content, URLs, Wikipedia pages and Twitter presence   —  Thanks to social media, it's easy to come across reporting from unfamiliar news sources around the world.
Oct 4, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Jen Fitzpatrick, head of Google Maps and once-intern of 1999, on the consistency of Google's culture, ongoing opportunities for Maps, possibilities with AR   —  Jen Fitzpatrick started out in Google's first class of interns in 1999.  She now runs one of the company's most important businesses.
Sep 27, 2018, 2:55 AMIn context

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