Blockchain Finance Uses SMS Texts to Help African Farmers

Global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has a new way to ensure that the African farmers who grow cassava for its burgeoning business in...

YouTube Removes Kardashian Deepfake For Copyright Violations, Not Fake News

As A.I. enables the creation of more fake content, social media platforms risk a loss of credibility with their users who will...

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Blockchain Finance Uses SMS Texts to Help African Farmers

Global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has a new way to ensure that the African farmers who grow cassava for its burgeoning business in...

YouTube Removes Kardashian Deepfake For Copyright Violations, Not Fake News

As A.I. enables the creation of more fake content, social media platforms risk a loss of credibility with their users who will...

Morgan Stanley Pushes for Progress in Social Impact Investing

Morgan Stanley doesn’t want to be left behind, as socially responsible investing is gaining momentum in the United States and beyond.

Texas Goes Green: Renewable Energy Taking Hold in America’s Oil Patch

Renewable power investing is ramping up in Texas, and not only because of increased demand for sparked by hydraulic fracking. The wind-down...

For America’s Plant-Based Revolution, This Is Just The Beginning

If Beyond Meat’s ebullient post-IPO performance is any indication, everyone wants to have a piece of the plant-based, fast-growing sustainable food market....

Zume Steps Up Plant-Based Packaging With Pivot Purchase

Zume, which  uses vans with hyper-efficient ovens to make pizzas while delivering them, bought Pivot, a California-based company that designs plant-based packaging.

Blockchain Startup Provides Uber-like App for Waste Management

When China banned the import of 24 types of solid waste last year, the action disrupted $5.6 billion in exports from the...

Socially Responsible No More: S&P Drops Facebook From Its ESG List

After a series of privacy concerns and data scandals, it’s official: Facebook has been removed from the S&P 500’s socially responsible companies...

Epic Games Buys Houseparty to Combat Gen Z’s “Loneliness Epidemic”

Generation Z is on “the precipice of a loneliness epidemic,” according to Sima Sistani, co-founder and CEO of the “face-to-face” video chat...

Blockchain for Agriculture: Regen Network Helps to Cut Waste in Food Supply

Regen Network, a Blockchain startup helping agriculture industry manage environmental impact, is pre-selling its token, Regen CEO Christian Shearer told Karma. Targeting...

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Diversified Investments Help Agencies Stay Ahead

KEY TAKEAWAYS Backed by private equity sponsors, large talent agencies are expanding past strictly the traditional media sector in pursuit of greater vertical integration. Key Market Movements CAA (Creative Arts Agency), an entertainment and sports agency,...

Industry Report: Podcast Advertising

Key Takeaways: ● Podcast advertising is growing. Revenues are projected to reach $659 million by 2020, compared with $169 million in 2016. ● Measurement difficulties have slowed industry growth — but analytics are improving. ● The audio...

Diversified Investments Help Agencies Stay Ahead

KEY TAKEAWAYS Backed by private equity sponsors, large talent agencies are expanding past strictly the traditional media sector in pursuit of greater vertical integration. Key...

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The Promise and Risk of Bank-Backed Digital Coins

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFJ), Japan’s largest bank, will roll out its digital token by the end of 2019, following JP...

Esports Brand Gen.G Adds Will Smith, Soccer’s Honda as Investors in Raising $46 Million

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Esports company Gen.G raised $46 million in new funding from celebrity...

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