Theresia Gouw and Ann Miura-Ko are coming to Disrupt – gpgmail

For a very long time, the venture industry was stubbornly resistant to change. The same people sat back in their chairs on Sand Hill Road while nervous founders made the rounds, hoping one of these firms would champion their cause. No longer. Since roughly the advent of Y Combinator, the landscape has seemed to shift […]

The CEO of Naspers — one of the world’s most powerful, and lowest flying, investment firms — is coming to Disrupt – gpgmail

In 2001, Naspers, a media company that launched in 1915 and later evolved into a media holding company with pay TV interests, agreed to invest $32 million for a 46.5% stake in Tencent. The China-based company had been founded just three years earlier, and, as Quartz notes in a 2014 story about the deal, Tencent […]

Uber has surveyed some drivers on small loans, suggesting financial products are coming – gpgmail

Back in June Uber went on a hiring spree in New York, hiring at least 100 fintech-oriented tech workers to ostensibly look at creating products to increase loyalty and engagement among users and drivers, including things like banking. Cue a flurry of speculation. It now looks like Uber is taking baby-steps towards building such a […]

Google Assistant, navigation and apps coming to GM vehicles starting in 2021 – gpgmail

GM is turning to Google to provide in-vehicle voice, navigation and other apps in its Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles starting in 2021. GM began shipping vehicles with Google Android Automotive OS in 2017, starting with the Cadillac CTS and expanding to other brands. Android Automotive OS shouldn’t be confused with Android Auto, which is […]

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold arrives in Korea September 6, US in ‘coming weeks’ – gpgmail

Five months after its planned launch, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally here. Well, almost. After offering a broad September time frame a few months back, the electronics giant just announced that the foldable foldable phone will be arriving in its native South Korea on September 6. Customers in the U.S. will have to wait a […]

Ashton Kutcher, Ann Miura-Ko and Mamoon Hamid are coming to Disrupt! – gpgmail

The Disrupt Battlefield is one of the best parts of the conference. Twenty+ startups step on to the Disrupt Main Stage with a product, a pitch, and a dream. They have six minutes to convey how they’re going to fundamentally disrupt their industry, and six minutes of Q&A with world-renowned judges from the VC world. […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is coming to Disrupt SF 2019 – gpgmail

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is perhaps best known for his acting across films like 10 Things I Hate About You, 500 Days of Summer, and Snowden. But times weren’t always peachy for Gordon-Levitt as a creative. After leaving the movie business to go to college, he realized the limits of the industry on his potential as a […]

YouTube’s Neal Mohan is coming to Disrupt SF – gpgmail

YouTube has found itself front-and-center in the recent debates about free speech, the internet and how the online world is shaping our offline lives. There’s no denying the site’s tremendous reach and influence, but that’s also why it’s faced so much criticism for the role it can play in spreading misinformation, harassment and hate speech […]

Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’ is coming to theaters on Nov. 1 – gpgmail

“The Irishman,” the much-anticipated Martin Scorsese film produced by Netflix, will get a theatrical release on November 1, starting in Los Angeles and New York. It will then debut on the streaming service about four weeks later, on November 27. This follows a similar pattern to the release of Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” last year, which […]

Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun is coming to Disrupt SF – gpgmail

Sebastian Thrun can’t be described easily. He’s a serial entrepreneur and educator, a computer scientist and inventor. He helped bring self-driving cars out of academia through X, the Google moonshot factory he founded. (That little project is now known as Waymo.) Thrun went on to co-found Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup where he is […]