Latest articles Thursday July 2, 2015

  1. Mobile showers for the homeless: Google's lesson in Crapulent Social Responsibility

    If corporate spend is recognized as speech, then CSR is too often the domain of lip-service and the rhetoric of misdirection.

    By Dan Raile

    From the Disruption desk

  2. No, we are not entering the age of the "hipsterpreneur." Thank God.

    Yesterday's hipsters started bad bands, wore bad clothes, and thought all the better of themselves. Today they start bad companies.

  3. The War Nerd: How many soldiers does Hezbollah actually have?

    The US and Israel want to exaggerate the power of Hezbollah’s rockets, while blacking out what really scares them.

    By Gary Brecher

    From the War desk

  4. The Whatsapp Moment: When the venture climate became a giant frothy mess

    Examining the most sobering view of seed investing since the fear over the Series A crunch.

  1. Willie Nelson is your new entrepreneurial hero

    Nelson's new autobiography is packed with lessons for startup founders, not just those working in the music industry.

  2. The 10 best albums on Apple Music that aren’t on Spotify

    Ten phenomenal albums, ten huge advantages for Apple over Spotify. And, no, Taylor Swift didn’t make the cut.

    By David Holmes

    From the Music desk

  3. Spire raises $40m to fill the night sky with tiny satellites

    The company's founder explains his vision for the “iPhone-ization of space."

    By Dennis Keohane

    From the Space desk

  4. The CIA helped sell a mapping startup to Google. Now they won't tell us why

    Agency denies my FOIA request, telling me they can "neither confirm nor deny" existence of documents explaining the deal.