Google might not be the first company that comes to mind when you think of cloud computing, but that could change soon. We break down how Google plans to unseat AWS and Azure.

As the digital world evolves, Google is taking a multi-pronged approach to maintaining its dominance in the search and ad business, which makes up the vast majority of its revenue.

Its next big thing will likely come from one of its new priority areas, like cloud, transportation, and healthcare. …

Sallie Krawcheck, founder and CEO of Ellevest, sat down at Future of Fintech to discuss her experiences on Wall Street and why she made it her mission to close the gender investing gap.

Sallie Krawcheck spoke at the CB Insights Future of Fintech conference last week in New York City. Watch her full talk and all of our fireside chats with leading financial services executives, fintech startups, and venture investors here.

Sallie Krawcheck wants more women to invest.

It’s the core mission behind…

Brad Garlinghouse dives into cross-border payments solutions and how its product, XRP, can be leveraged by banks.

Brad Garlinghouse spoke at the CB Insights Future of Fintech conference last week in New York City. Watch his full talk and all of our fireside chats with leading financial services executives, fintech startups, and venture investors here.

Since its earliest days, Ripple has been focused on how it can…

Traditional and new-school retailers alike are using AI and robotics to automate various parts of the retail chain, from manufacturing to last-mile delivery.

This is excerpted from a long-form overview of how AI is transforming retail. See the full post on our Research Portal, and see if your favorite brands are surviving the “retail apocalypse” in our briefing.

Retail is under pressure to crack the AI code.

After all, corporations in every industry…

Facebook and Google offer free services in exchange for user data, but that data can be misused. Could blockchain technology help users regain control of their information?

Hang on — feeling confused by blockchain? Check out our blockchain explainer, which breaks down the technology in clear, jargon-free English, and other bitcoin & blockchain content on our Research Portal.

The role of centralized internet giants as “digital identity brokers” is under fire.

While users worry about privacy, tech…

These venture bets on startups that “returned the fund,” making firms and careers, were the result of research, strong convictions, and patient follow-through. Here are the stories behind the biggest VC home runs of all time.

This is excerpted from a longer overview of 28 venture capital successes. See the full report on our Research Portal.

In venture capital, returns follow the Pareto principle — 80% of the wins come from 20% of the deals.

Great venture capitalists invest knowing they’re going to take a lot…

With over $4B in funding, WeWork is expanding aggressively at home and abroad and pursuing diverse investments that have raised eyebrows. But its real-estate-as-a-service offering and trove of data on optimal office design could make the company’s value prop far more than a marketing ploy.

This feature is excerpted from a long-form overview of WeWork’s strategy and forward-looking moves. See the full post on our Research Portal, or check out our teardowns of Amazon, JPMorgan, Apple, Coinbase, and more.

WeWork is a real estate company valued like a tech company.

At least, that’s the rap…

CRISPR. What is it? And why is the scientific community so fascinated by its potential applications? We explain how this technology harnesses an ancient bacteria-based defense system — and how it will impact the world around us today.

This piece is excerpted from a long-form overview of CRISPR and its potential impact. See the full analysis on our Research Portal.

Imagine a future where parents can create bespoke babies, selecting the height and eye color of their yet unborn children. …

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