Tag: america

  • What an American artificial intelligence initiative really needs

    Rudina Seseri At a high level, the American AI Initiative seems to be headed in the right direction. We absolutely need a holistic approach that considers all the various areas that are critical to building innovative AI solutions. This seems to be an underlying concept of the Initiative, as the executive order places priority on […]

  • Cities that didnt win HQ2 shouldnt be counted out

    Brooks Rainwater Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Andes is the program director for the National League of Cities City Innovation Ecosystem program. Now that the process, and hysteria, are over, and cities have stopped asking “how can we get Amazon,” we’d like to ask a different question: How can cities build stronger start-up ecosystems for […]

  • How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market?

    Earlier today, the services marketplace Thumbtack held a small conference for 300 of its best gig economy workers at an event space in San Francisco. For the nearly ten-year-old company the event was designed to introduce some new features and a redesign of its brand that had softly launched earlier in the week. On hand, […]

  • Video consultation service Doctor on Demand raised $74 million so everyone can see a doctor anytime

    Healing America’s broken healthcare industry has been at the top of the priority list for almost every politician, entrepreneur and inventor for at least the past 40 years. Costs continue to climb (roughly 5 percent this year) and spending is already 20 percent of the nation’s GDP. For the trillions of dollars Americans spend on […]