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AIRTABLE, A SPREADSHEET ON STEROIDS

Airtable, A Spreadsheet On Steroids

Last August, we bestowed an “Ubercool Innovator” award on Airtable. We love Airtable because its simplicity and ease of use completely upstage both Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel, while also delivering a blow to Apple’s FileMaker, the former king of easy to use databases. Today, the company announced another major enhancement: “Blocks” — modules that allow users to add maps and other objects to their spreadsheets. And they received $52 million in funding to build out founder Howie Liu’s vision. You read it here first....

BLOCKCHAIN: A FINTECH REVOLUTION

Blockchain: A Fintech Revolution

While all attention has been focused on the ups and downs of Bitcoin, it’s Bitcoin’s Blockchain innovation that has generated more excitement in financial and technology communities. “Fintech”, as financial technology is referred to in tech circles, has been on a tear lately....

First Autonomous Drone: Skydio R1

GRAYFIELDS: THE RETAIL DOWNTREND

Grayfields: The Retail Downtrend

The headline is telling: “ Toys ‘R’ Us Is Prepping to Liquidate Its U.S. Operations.” How could a retailer that first opened its doors in 1948 implode so spectacularly? It’s a manifestation of the “Amazon Factor,” which is turning the retail landscape into a gray graveyard....

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