Amazon did exactly what it should have with its HQ2 process

I love my colleague Jon Shieber, he’s a great guy. But his arguments against Amazon’s HQ2…

Open sourcing analysis, plus US, China and HQ2

The big news today is that — finally — we have Amazon’s selection of cities for…

Okay, one final Form D note

Some more comments from readers on the changing culture around startups filing their Form Ds with…

Why we lie to ourselves, every day

Human action requires motivation, but what exactly are those motivations? Donating money to a charity might…

Translating startup-speak for the corporate buyer

Perry Hewitt Contributor Share on Twitter Perry Hewitt works at the intersection of marketing, technology, and…

One-year-old Ribbon raises $225m to remove the biggest stress of home buying

Big problems require big war chests. Ribbon wants the biggest chest of them all. The startup,…

In State Tectonics, an explosive ending for the future of democracy

An omnipotent data infrastructure and knowledge-sharing tech organization has spread across the planet. Global conspiracies to…

MIT announces new college of computing with $1 billion commitment

MIT announced today that it is massively doubling down on the future of computer science with…

Upwork pops more than 50 percent in Nasdaq debut

Upwork, the rebranded merger of oDesk and Elance, debuted on Nasdaq this morning, after dropping its…

Chaos engineering service Gremlin raises $18M, launches new resiliency tools

“Slack is down.” It’s a headline we have had blaring at TechCrunch on numerous occasions (mostly…