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Synthetic media, and why it will matter

Last year, betaworks had a discussion session about so-called Synthetic media, “… the term we use at betaworks to describe algorithmically created or modified media — the nefarious version of this are deepfakes.” The write-up is interesting, as is the […]

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What is a tech company?

Ben Thompson of Stratechery takes us on a tour of tech companies over the decades to build a framework to classify whether a company fits the description. His framework is a great one (IMHO). Then he applies it to WeWork […]

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Can innovation be sped up?

This author, Scott Sumner, is skeptical. “One would think that there are public policies that would substantially accelerate the pace of innovation. I’m not so sure.” | learn more

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Watch out for CircleUp

Neil Constable is the new Chief Investment Officer of a firm that’s pioneering quant investing in private markets. They started as a marketplace for venture fundraising, but eventually developed such a great dataset that they closed the marketplace and started […]