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VC has a pivotal role to play in the climate fight, but it can’t do everything
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VC has a pivotal role to play in the climate fight, but it can’t do everything

Ion Yadigaroglu Contributor Ion Yadigaroglu is managing partner of Capricorn Investment Group and a GP of Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund. He is an early investor in iconic deep tech companies including Tesla, SpaceX, Planet, Saildrone, QuantumScape, Joby Aviation, Helion Energy, Twelve, Electric Hydrogen, Redwood Materials and others. He serves on the board of nonprofit Ceres...

Online spending on Black Friday decreased for the very first time
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Online spending on Black Friday decreased for the very first time

Online sales during Black Friday took a bit of a tumble this year, marking the first time that spending has dipped lower than the previous year, as noted in a holiday shopping report by Adobe Analytics. Online shoppers reportedly spent a total of $8.9 billion this year, falling a little short of the $9 billion...

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This Remote Productivity Hack Makes Working on the Go Easy

Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. thrive in the cutthroat world of entrepreneurship. But as we adapt fully to the remote working world, you...

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Investors: Up your ante at the iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021

The “oil bidness,” as they say in Texas, is so 20th century. Data, artificial intelligence and machine learning are the power triad fueling the future. If you’re an investor placing bets on the data operations market, you can’t afford to miss the iMerit ML DataOps Summit on December 2, 2021. This free, one-day virtual conference...

Cryptocurrency miners suffer amid major energy crunch in Kazakhstan
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Cryptocurrency miners suffer amid major energy crunch in Kazakhstan

Cryptocurrency miners in Kazakhstan are facing widespread electricity shortages amid a surge in mining, as reported by the Financial Times. Kazakhstan has been grappling with an overloaded energy grid as miners flock in from China, which cracked down on crypto earlier this year and banned crypto-based transactions in September. According to the Financial Times, Kazakhstan’s...

India says not to preorder Starlink until it obtains a license
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India says not to preorder Starlink until it obtains a license

India has instructed the public not to preorder Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite-based internet service, according to a report from Reuters. As the report notes, the Indian government says that the company needs to obtain a license to operate in the country before it starts deploying its services. Accordingly, the Government of India has asked the company...

Fractions aren’t enough of an answer to divisions
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Fractions aren’t enough of an answer to divisions

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. This past week, I wrote about the launch of Fractional, a startup that wants to make it easier for friends (and strangers) to co-own real estate together. The co-founders, Stella Han and...

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The startup market is taking on more and more risk

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.  Hello from the blisteringly cold East Coast of the United States, where I am eating doughnuts to ward off the effects of my COVID-19...

How to Increase User Empathy and Build Better Products
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How to Increase User Empathy and Build Better Products

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. User empathy helps put the customer at the very center of everything a business does, creating better products, memorable brands and companies that last.  Empathy is the ability to step into users’ shoes, see a company product through their eyes and share their feelings. It’s about living through the customer’s...