0.2% Purchase Rates Through Amazon Alexa

0.2% Purchase Rates Through Amazon Alexa

Some numbers published in a report from The Information reveal that very few owners of Alexa-powered devices use them for shopping. Of about 50 million Alexa users, only about 100,000 reportedly bought something via voice interface more than once. It’s not exactly...
Apple announces Chinese Clean Energy Fund

Apple announces Chinese Clean Energy Fund

Apple  has announced a new investment fund to foster clean energy usage in China. The company isn’t just trying to switch its own offices and facilities. Apple is also working with its suppliers to expand the use of clean energy across the board. For this fund in...
Is insurance a rich enough game to disrupt?

Is insurance a rich enough game to disrupt?

For the last decade, the largest technology companies have increasingly looked outside of tech to grow their operations. From automotive to retail to groceries, these companies use massive competitive advantages in the form of data, consumer relationships and software...
The State of the IPO Market

The State of the IPO Market

“Sixteen months ago, I predicted 2017 would be “the best year for tech IPOs since the dot-com heyday almost two decades ago.” Well, that was not exactly what happened — though 2017 was a good year for IPOs compared to previous years. Despite strong public...
Meituan files for IPO in Hong Kong

Meituan files for IPO in Hong Kong

After months of speculation, Meituan, the largest service booking app in China, confirmed that it has filed for a public offering. The company’s IPO application was submitted to the Hong Kong stock exchange earlier today and is being sponsored by Goldman Sachs, Morgan...