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The Money Desk

  1. Banks are turning to TikTok to teach teens about finance

    Students are graduating with an average of $5,000 in credit card debt and $30,000 in student loans. Meanwhile, 34% of teens are currently unbanked, only 21 states teach personal finance content in schools. It’s hardly surprising that young people are turning to the internet to learn about taxes, investing, and saving for retirement.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Money desk

  2. Central bank digital currencies are starting to become a reality

    In October, Stefan Ingves, the governor of Sweden’s central bank, Riksbank, wrote in an economic note on the future of payments that a digital currency issued by the authority would be an “evolution, not revolution” in the way people use money.

    By Jonathan Keane , written on

    From the Money desk

  3. Our personal 'branding' obsession is sucking the enjoyment out of the web

    Back in 1997, Tom Peters wrote what is now considered a classic manifesto about how branding is no longer limited to companies.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Money desk

  4. Momentum is shifting from ad revenue to subscription revenue, and that's not good for Facebook

    If there is one beneficiary emerging from the crisis of conscience engulfing Facebook right now, it's the subscription-based business model.

    By Kevin Kelleher , written on

    From the Money desk

  5. Softbank's Vision Fund: A 300-year vision with a case of myopia

    Softbank's legacy may not be so much in 300-year returns, but in the short-term turbulence it's inflicting on Silicon Valley finance.

    By Kevin Kelleher , written on

    From the Money desk

  6. Expanding the borders into hell: Can a new crop of female and minority founded venture funds rescue us from the “hoodie kings”?

    “If we just give up, if we let these creeps have their way, we’re going to have another two decades of this”

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Money desk

  7. M&Apalooza: 2017 will be a year of put up or shut up in Silicon Valley

    We’ll likely see a few stunning deals, and a lot of product buys, distribution buys, talent buys.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Money desk

  8. You Do You: Twitter acts like a lazy incumbent, while Facebook stays paranoid

    The public company lessons that unicorns should learn from the Web 2.0 era.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Money desk

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