NEWS IN BRIEF

Female-Led Unicorn Mobilizes Private Sector to Offer Education As a Work Perk

It’s a scary time for American workers. To climb the socioeconomic ladder and receive that prestigious degree, you might face crippling student...

TransferWise Bucks the Trend by Not Going Public as Its Cash Transfer Service Grows Globally

Just over a decade ago, Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus were looking to cut the costs of converting cash from pounds into...

NEWS ANALYSIS

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The Mission to Monetize Trash: How Plastic Bank Is Aiming to Turn Trash into...

Key Takeaway: Entrepreneur David Katz is on a mission to wipe out poverty and clean up the planet by monetizing trash.
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HSBC, RBS Plan Digital Platforms to Compete with Fintechs

Key Takeaway: Large banks in the U.K. recognize the impact of digital banks and are clamoring to compete with their offerings, a...
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Stratospheric Drones At 70,000 Feet May Be Cheaper Alternative to Satellites

Key Takeaway: Stratospheric drones, which developers see as capable of handling satellites’ telecom jobs, still require lighter batteries, more efficient solar cells...
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TikTok Scrutiny Highlights ‘Deep Systemic Risk’ For All Chinese Apps: Experts

This week TikTok generated a lot of headlines and regulatory scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers, but the issue goes beyond TikTok. Security experts and lawmakers painted a gloomy picture of...

PROFILES

Facebook’s Marcus Defends Libra’s Financial Inclusivity

This week, David Marcus, Facebook’s vice president of messaging products, addressed one of the prominent criticisms of the global electronic currency since it was unveiled by the world’s biggest social network last...

OPINIONS

Power to the Permian: How Shale Boom Is Fueling Solar Market

Existing electricity infrastructure, which is not sufficient to meet the growing demand from the industry’s aging equipment scattered in remote locations, and strong drilling activity in the Permian Basin in West Texas...

CareAngel: Addressing the Access Gap in Healthcare

With chronic care – conditions like diabetes, COPD, cancer, hypertension and others – soaking up ever more healthcare resources, providers and insurers are searching for ways to address preventative and behavioral risks...
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Meditation’s Music Play: Who Will Succeed in Bringing Mindfulness to Mainstream?

Jack Dorsey, the founder of the loudest and at times the most rambunctious of social media giants Twitter, spent his birthday on a silent meditation retreat in Myanmar in 2018.

YouTube’s Kid Issue Isn’t Just a YouTube Problem — It’s the Internet’s

YouTube is in the hot seat again for child safety shortcomings. Last week, The Washington Post revealed that YouTube was in the late stages of a Federal Trade Commission...