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The Norwegian capital is filled with art and stunning architecture, but nature, too, is an integral part of urban life.
All kinds of Americans have turned their back on the destructive war on drugs.
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As the nation reckons with its complicated racial history, issues that impact communities of color are taking center stage in the platforms of each major political party.
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in global consumer spend in 2019. Not including third-p…
To ensure small towns can recover, funders and policymakers must aggressively pilot innovative solutions.
According to the calendar, summer starts June 21 and ends Sept. 23.
President-elect Joe Biden's economic team faces a daunting task in delivering policies that will help Black and other minority communities who have been disproportionately rocked by the pandemic.
Some activists have downplayed the damage to businesses from looting and arson in racial justice protests around the country. But some small entrepreneurs are struggling.
Absent connections to the world of celebrity, Donald J. Trump minted his own. His White House wasn’t Hollywood, but maybe that was the point.
Brokers can hand off tours of listings and the litany of client questions to their bionic colleagues, but a human has to step in when a deal is ready to be made.
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Can a post-vaccine return to travel be smarter and greener than it was before March 2020? Some in the tourism industry are betting on it.
A former vice foreign minister of China proposes a way forward for the world’s two leading powers.
Click through to follow up with some of the memorable pitches made on "Shark Tank," and find out what they’re up to since appearing on the show.
Launching a lucrative side hustle is all about looking for "pain points," says Nick Loper, founder of Side Hustle Nation. "If you had a problem that you've overcome, the solution may be the basis for a business."
As part of Global Entrepreneur Week, MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge hosts collegiate entrepreneurs battling for title of Best Student Start-up
Sonia Rykiel gets ready for yet another reinvention.
New research looking into how U.K. VC has been invested over the past decade according to race, gender and educational background makes for grim reading — with all-ethnic teams and female entrepreneurs receiving just a fraction of available funding versus all-white teams and male founders. Th…
The Netherlands’ ecosystem has been flourishing; more than $85 million was invested in regional startups in 2019 alone. The nation’s proximity to the U.K., Belgium, France and Germany makes Amsterdam a natural gateway to those markets. Long ago the savvy Dutch realized this, and built up Schi…
BMW’s most 'avid motorcycle rider' is a woman. She's also in charge of the company
A verdant slice of southern Russia evokes Tuscany and produces surprisingly magical wine. But bureaucratic nightmares and police raids intrude on the aspirations of upstart vintners.
Jason Green has a pretty solid reputation as venture capitalists go. The enterprise-focused firm he co-founded 17 years ago, Emergence Capital, has backed Saleforce, Box and Zoom, among many other companies, and even while every firm is now investing in software-as-a-service startups, his remains a…
Trump's and Biden's reactions to racial injustice and protests illuminate how they approached the issue of race throughout their political careers.
The song is from 2016, but it resonated with Biden supporters in 2020
Bias and lack of protections create a cascade of financial strikes for sexual minorities. These 12 numbers show the state of LGBTQ economic inequality in the U.S.
Steve Bannon, who played a lead role in the closing months of Trump’s 2016 campaign and then in the early stages of his presidency, told NBC News that the former vice president appeared to be “stealing notes from [the] 2016 playbook.”
Mazzio has dedicated her life to creating films that feature the underserved. This includes her most recent work "A Most Beautiful Thing."
President Andrzej Duda apologized "to all those who are exposed to quarantine procedures ... If I had had any symptoms, please believe me, all meetings would have been canceled.”
There is no price for a flat-screen TV that will make contracting Covid-19 worth it.
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The designer spoke to Know Your Value about how she created a fashion empire and gave her advice to women who want to be entrepreneurs, insisting business cards are better than cash.
Move over Cronut, a new food craze is sparking long lines down the block: the Milky Bun. Meet its creators, Andy Nguyen and Scott Nghiem.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of FUBU pioneering the integration of fashion with hip-hop culture, multimedia and entertainment.
"If anything sticks out from my journey, it’s survival,” says the successful Texas native and first-generation Mexican American.
When is Giving Tuesday? The day after Cyber Monday, bringing to an end a series of shopping days — including Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
The coronavirus pandemic has meant entrepreneurship now involves trying to figure out how to operate in a business environment that can shift on a weekly basis.
Plenty of election work is computerized, but online voting risks centralizing a system that is secure in large part due to its "clunky" nature.
The things we need to stop the spread of this disease are also limiting the ability of deaf and hard-of-hearing people to fully participate in society.
The design concept and pop-up store Latin Curated, supported by industry giants like Nina Garcia, has brought Colombian and Latin American designers to New York City.
This $40 course bundle will help you find success in selling products on Amazon.
Wyclef Jean and Google are joining forces this week to help struggling Black-owned businesses survive the holiday sales season, which is expected to be a rough one for small business owners throughout the country.
No matter who wins the 2020 election, President Trump or President Biden will face a complex challenge over the fight for racial justice -- a fight of paramount importance for the country that goes beyond electoral politics, says Peniel Joseph. In his estimation, neither candidate seems ready to face that reality yet.
There's no trash can in the cramped washroom shared by almost 200 women at the congested Banjara Basti slum in Thane, a satellite city near Mumbai.
Maya Rackoff writes on the Trump administration's shockingly low acceptance of refugees. As a descendant of refugees herself, Rackoff argues that accepting those fleeing war, hunger, and persecution is part of the fiber of America. Moreover, countless studies have shown that refugees improve the economy and GDP, among other things.
It will spend $2 billion to tackle climate change even as its carbon footprint grows
Good news about a potential vaccine must not distract us from the reality that our testing capabilities are not close to where they need to be.
Joe Biden thanked Black voters in his victory speech, saying “you’ve always had my back, and I’ll have yours.” But many remained skeptical that he would usher in real change.
With the end of the Paycheck Protection Program loan program, entrepreneurs are forced to look elsewhere.
As the country heads into a dangerous new phase of the pandemic, the government’s management of the P.P.E. crisis has left the private sector still straining to meet anticipated demand.
Small enterprises that support homeless people, orphans and refugees are seeing their ads pulled as part of the social media platform’s ban on political advertising.
The Milanese baker would leave out baskets of bread for people hit hard economically by the coronavirus pandemic. Now the disease has claimed his life.
The latest natural-language system generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes emails, answers trivia questions, translates languages and even writes its own computer programs.
The space industry, once dominated by government-funded programs and a small handful of corporations, has seen a surge in startups in recent years. And with startups aplenty, the venture firms can never be far behind. Venture capital has played an increasingly important role in rooting out the best…
Never an economic monolith, today there are really two Midwests
The personal story of Narayan Murthy, father-in-law to the UK chancellor, mirrors India’s own path to becoming a successful global IT hub
The rest of the world may be slowing down as we prepare for Christmas and New Year's, but we are not taking our foot off the gas.
Analysts say Ma’s criticism of authorities likely reason for Ant Group’s IPO being halted
Observers across the city worked to ensure a smooth election on Tuesday. For Joe Certaine, it was his ‘last rodeo’
Fed up with modern finance and Britain’s broken banking system, Anne Boden decided there was only one thing to do: set up a bank that ran in the way she wanted it to
Owning clothes is so last year. Rental platforms have been the industry’s 2020 success story
‘Remarkable growth in fortunes stands out at a time of pandemic-induced economic upheaval’, says Forbes boss
For those who have followed TechCrunch and/or me for a long time, you know that I like to harp on the fact that fewer and fewer startups are filing their Form Ds with the SEC, which discloses information about non-public equity rounds. In fact, the playbook has become so common in Silicon Valley an…
The stimulus money that enabled us to help innovative women entrepreneurs like Gabriella has dried up. Women business owners can help revitalize our economy, but like everyone else right now, they need help to do it.
McDonald's was hit with a lawsuit Thursday by current franchisees alleging racial discrimination.
There is no doubt that the new wave of innovation will come from the emerging markets, and the African Diaspora can play an important role.
Latino entrepreneurs have emerged as a driving force for the U.S. economy, strengthening communities and inspiring future generations of Americans.
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Profile of Blacktag, a new streaming service backed by CAA and other investors featuring content from Black creators.
The American venture capital world has staged an impressive comeback from the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. For a moment, there was worry that startups would struggle to raise for quarters, leading to layoffs, slowed hiring and budget cuts. But as the pandemic accelerated plans to shift op…
Imgur, the image sharing service popular with Reddit users and a regular winner of the "best bootstrapped startup" award at the annual Crunchies event is no longer going it alone. Following acquisition rumors and courting by just about every VC firm in the Valley, the company is today announcing a …
Workplace insurance, U.S. health care's "third rail" since World War II, may be closer to combustion than Washington thinks.
Some 60 percent of all U.S. businesses that have closed during the pandemic have not reopened.
T-Mobile, AstraZeneca add lobbyists — Trade groups sue administration over visa rules
A memo for my fellow filthy rich who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last.
Trump says he’s ‘flexible’ about GOP convention — What we know from last night’s New Jersey primaries
The GOP vows to use procedural tools to make life miserable for weakened Democrats.
25 years after developing the Miracle Mop, the inventor has over 100 patents for inventions and is the subject of the movie "Joy"
Building new connections — What the FTC's Zoom settlement could mean for telehealth
Tower Records long boasted of being “the largest record store in the known world,” a boast that few of the old retail chain’s regulars would have debated.
Delicious menu suggestions from top chefs and mixologists, cookbook authors, food bloggers, celebrity cooks, and the editors of Bon Appétit magazine
Bustling, diverse Lake Street was preparing to reopen from coronavirus closings, only to be looted and burned.
A high-profile delegation of Israeli innovators visited the United Arab Emirates soon after moves to normalize relations.
If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.
WeWork can skirt local eviction moratoriums because it doesn't offer traditional leases, and members say it's wreaking havoc on their credit.
The CEO Secrets series hears from three fathers who have juggled start-ups and childcare in lockdown.
“Will you never stop?” a former member of the group asked Ms. Bronfman, a Seagram’s heir, who used her family fortune to intimidate critics of Nxivm, prosecutors say.
After years of neglecting minority founders, SoftBank created a fund dedicated to supporting them. Here's a look at the startups it's decided to back.
For two months, Yezin Al-Qaysi has been riding the Toronto subway wearing a huge black "mad helmet".
The Sunday Times' list of the UK's 1,000 richest people includes its first ever black female entrepreneur.
A sargassum bloom the width of the Atlantic Ocean caused havoc on beaches, but locals in Mexico and the Caribbean are fast finding ways to turn the seaweed invasion to their advantage.
Friendship can either strengthen a start-up or bring it down. How can entrepreneurs harness this force for success?
Remote working and watching the world go through a major shake-up is redefining what many of us need and want from our careers – and even our lives.
In a new book compiling 23 years of the writings and statements from Jeff Bezos, he describes the failures he went through to create Amazon Prime and Marketplace.
Ex-Microsoft employees have founded billion- or multibillion-dollar companies, including hot startups like UIPath, Convoy, and Auth0.
Record student loan debt and two recessions are just some factors complicating millennials' financial lives. These power players are the specialists.
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