Dear readers, The fintech space in Southeast Asia has been a hub of interesting activity, so we took the chance to profile some promising startups. There’s YouTrip, a multicurrency e-wallet that lets travelers spend with more ease and fewer worries. Fun side note: the entrepreneur behind it was classmates with the founders of Grab and […]
The UK is one of the most expensive countries for rail travel in Europe but split-ticketing is a practice that provides passengers with cheaper train fares.
The practice of split-ticketing is becoming more mainstream in the UK. Image by Peter Muller/Getty
What is split-ticketing? The clue is in the name. Essentially it’s a practice of splitting your train journey into segments and buying multiple tickets for each one as it usually works out cheaper than buying a single ticket for the whole journey.
European micro-mobility startup Dott is about to raise a $34 million Series A round (€30 million). Compared to many scooter companies out there, the startup is taking a careful approach when it comes to growth in order to build a good reputation and a sustainable service.
EQT Ventures and Naspers are leading today’s found. Existing investors Axel Springer Digital Ventures, DN Capital, Felix Capital, FJ Labs and U-Start Club are also investing again.
Dott had previously raised a $23 million round (€20 million) from EQT Ventures, Naspers and others.
It was a half day in the market today that ended with big gains for bulls and another all-time record close on the S&P 500. I don’t know if I can fully explain today’s exuberance, but as I look forward to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) unemployment report, I think I might have a theory.
Enlarge / The Internet this week, more or less
Last week, Verizon caused a major BGP misroute that took large chunks of the Internet, including CDN company Cloudflare, partially down for a day. This week, the rest of the Internet has apparently asked Verizon to hold its beer.
The Sydney St. John Mysteries Book 1
by Cary Osborne
Have you watched a young child with his first jigsaw puzzle? He stares bemusedly at the odd-shaped pieces in his hand, figures out that they have to go into the empty space and then, with utmost determination, starts pushing the pieces in haphazardly, till you urgently intervene – not to help him but to prevent the pieces breaking!
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Here is the text of a speech I gave at the 72nd Annual NYU Labor Conference, which this year was on AI and Automation. Unfortunately there is no recording – I stuck relatively closely to this, but didn’t read it.
Universal Basic Income: An Introduction
You might have heard a lot of experts say that during tight economic situations such as what we have now, turning to gold is a good investment gambit.
Gold is an overly reliable asset that withstands any kind of financial uncertainty. Even when the stock market is plunging like an elevator whose brakes have failed, gold’s price still rises. You can consider gold as a form of insurance to financial crunches.