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Marcus Baram / Fast Company:
How the US military is making weapons, surveillance systems, and information systems smarter by leveraging software   —  As software-based weapons and information systems start to touch all phases of conflict, military leaders are grappling with a new set of challenges.
Jul 9, 2017, 10:05 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
As Facebook reaches the 2B MAUs milestone, a look at its growth strategy over the years with interview of VPs of growth, growth marketing, social good, others   —  Facebook's growth team has a methodical approach to understanding what new users want and a surprisingly broad mandate.
Jun 27, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
How Susan Wojcicki has led YouTube: navigating the company through ad-positioning woes, keeping creators happy, and refining YouTube TV while growing revenue   —  To outmaneuver traditional TV—and secure Google's future—YouTube's CEO must satisfy homegrown creators, risk-averse advertisers …
Jun 18, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Announcements at Build show Microsoft is fully embracing iOS and Android's domination on mobile by focusing on extending Windows experiences to those platforms   —  An awful lot of people own a Windows PC and an iPhone or Android phone.  Rather than being unhappy with that, Microsoft now sees it as an opportunity.
May 12, 2017, 3:01 AMIn context
Ben Schiller / Fast Company:
How money transfer startups like Circle, Abra, Transferwise, and WorldRemit are trying to shake up the $429B remittance market   —  A new class of startups is using bitcoin and the blockchain to drastically lower fees as they try to grab a share of the remittance market from old competitors like Western Union.
Apr 30, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
Inside the demise of Tilt, which raised a total of $67M+, was valued at $375M in 2015, but was recently bought by Airbnb, reportedly for $12M   —  In 2015, social payments company Tilt was worth $375 million.  Less than two years later, it had lost over 95% of its value and was sold for a pittance.
Apr 24, 2017, 5:30 AMIn context
Ruth Reader / Fast Company:
Profile of PayPal subsidiary Venmo, which has grown to an estimated 7M MAUs and processed $18B in payments in 2016 after struggling early with compliance, fraud   —  Under parent company PayPal, the millennial-focused payments app is finally ready to make some money.  —  [Illustrations: Danilo Agutoli]
Apr 23, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context
Emily Price / Fast Company:
Former Microsoft execs launch Nextio, a professional networking site that lets you charge for responses to unsolicited messages   —  This new job site lets you name the price strangers will have to pay to get your attention.  —  There was a period of time when I received roughly 1,000 emails per day.
Apr 13, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Robert Safian / Fast Company:
Wide ranging interview with Mark Zuckerberg about his 2017 open letter, Facebook's mission, global culture, the spread of misinformation, more   —  In a candid, wide-ranging interview, the CEO shares thoughts on where his company is headed.  —  When Fast Company first wrote about Mark Zuckerberg …
Apr 12, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Hands-on with Nomadic's VR experience, which uses rooms and real-world objects to immerse the user; the firm hopes its experiences will be available Q4 2017   —  Founded by veterans of ILM, Disney, EA, and other media giants, Nomadic plans on building rich experiences that can be refreshed regularly.
Mar 23, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context

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