Is Shenzhen China’s Future?

Is Shenzhen China’s Future?

In part three of the documentary series Hello World Shenzhen [Part 1 | Part 2], Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance heads out into a city where... Details
China’s High-Stakes Robot Wars

China’s High-Stakes Robot Wars

For two weeks each year, college students take over a massive stadium and fill it with fighting drones, plastic ammo, and rapt spectators. This is... Details
New Zealand’s Rise as a Tech Giant

New Zealand’s Rise as a Tech Giant

Here's an interesting look at the rising tech scene in New Zealand. This video is almost three years old. In future posts, I'll check out... Details
Shenzhen: China’s Future Factory

Shenzhen: China’s Future Factory

Bloomberg takes a closer look at "the Silicon Valley of China," Shenzhen, in this interesting video. It's hard to believe that just 40 years ago,... Details
Africa’s Future: Drones, Robots, and Mobile Payments

Africa’s Future: Drones, Robots, and Mobile Payments

We tend to think of startups as primarily a North American or Asian phenomenon, but that leaves out a large chunk of the world. Remember:... Details
Can George Hotz Make Your Car Drive Itself for Under $1,000?

Can George Hotz Make Your Car Drive Itself for Under $1,000?

I had blogged about Comma.ai's interesting, low-cost approach to self-driving cars before. But here's a more in-depth interview with the founder, George Hotz, who has... Details
What Will Technology Do to the Real Estate Industry

What Will Technology Do to the Real Estate Industry

Alex Rampell, a16z general partner, explains how as consumers get used to less friction and more transparency in the age of mobile, software is finally beginning... Details
China’s Factory of Ideas: Live Streaming

China’s Factory of Ideas: Live Streaming

Here's an interesting look at Chinese internet culture and its future as an internet powerhouse, starting with live-streaming startup Lively. Plus, a reference to an... Details
Amazon Chooses Northern Virginia and New York City for HQ2

Amazon Chooses Northern Virginia and New York City for HQ2

It's official: Amazon will split its second HQ between Queens in New York City and Northern Virginia, specifically Crystal City. Although Amazon refers to it... Details
Why Scooter Startups Are Worth Billions

Why Scooter Startups Are Worth Billions

I first saw a bunch of scooters randomly strewn around the streets of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. My first thought that it was some... Details