A decentralized web would give power back to the people online

Matthew Hodgson Crunch Network Contributor Matthew Hodgson is technical co-founder of Matrix.org, a not-for-profit open source project unifying Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. How to join the network Recently, Google launched a video calling tool (yes, another one). Google Hangouts has been sidelined to Enterprise, and Google Duo is supposed …

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The importance of science fiction to entrepreneurship

Ben Narasin Crunch Network Contributor Ben Narasin was an entrepreneur for 25 years, a seed investor for 8 and is now a VC as a General Partner at Canvas Ventures. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network There are three types of science fiction (in my view): crap, serialized …

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Why an unhackable mobile phone is a complete marketing myth

The mobile security market is taking flight due to high-profile hackings, but is there such a thing as an unhackable phone? Especially one that costs as much as $14,000? Consider this: The smartphone in your pocket is 10 times more powerful than the fastest multi-million dollar supercomputers of just 20 …

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65 Inspiring Quotes From Strong Women We Love

As has been observed before, we sometimes feel like it’s Beyoncé’s world and we’re just living in it—in the sense that her music is everywhere, true, but more so that her message of female empowerment pervades our every thought pattern. Beyoncé is just one of the more ubiquitous examples of …

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Candice Swanepoel Had Her Baby—and Posted a Pic of Him!

Candice Swanepoel had her baby, and it’s a boy! We already knew that—thanks to a topless Instagram pic captioned as such five months ago—but we didn’t know his name (or that he’d been born) until now. “Life is sweet. 👶🏼Anacan (Anacã) 5th-October -2016,” she posted on Instagram today, alongside the sweetest, …

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The method in Salesforce’s M&A madness

 Salesforce has been on a shopping spree this year, spending in the neighborhood of $5-6 billion on 10 companies. That’s why it was interesting to hear company president, vice chairman and COO, Keith Block talk about what they look for in an acquisition target at a press conference at Dreamforce this …

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How blockchain can change the music industry

Since the 1999 launch of Napster’s music-sharing platform, the music industry has been in near-constant turmoil, its timeline marked with dipping revenues, lack of transparency, piracy problems and feuds over the fair distribution of dividends. Music companies hate streaming services. Streaming services hate file-sharing services. And, most of all, artists and content creators hate virtually …

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