Tag: driver

  • The battle over the driving experience is heating up and will be won in software

    Lou Shipley Sirius XM’s recent all-stock $3.5-billion purchase of the music-streaming service Pandora raised a lot of eyebrows. A big question was why Sirius paid so much. Is Pandora’s music library and customer base really worth that amount? The answer is that this was a strategic move by Sirius in a battle that is far […]

  • Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million

    Jake Bright When Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 interviewed for Y Combinator’s 2018 cohort, a question stood out to founder Obi Ozor. “What’s holding you back from becoming a unicorn?,” they asked. “My answer was simple,” said Ozor. “Working capital.” The startup — with an Uber -like app that connects Nigerian truckers to companies with freight needs […]

  • Lies, damn lies and crypto analytics

    For the past 12 years I’ve followed the rise of the startup — defined as a small business with global ambitions — from my perch at TechCrunch. During that period I watched business reporting change from a sleepy backwater on the back of the Sports section into a juggernaut, a force that controls the global […]