American Airlines Just Decided To Offer Something on its International Flights That Might Upset You

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Here’s the trend. As U.S. airlines attempt to lessen their offerings to domestic passengers, they have an eye on the world. Why, United Airlines just decided to use its more cramped Boeing 777-200 planes on some international […] Read more »

Maduro's cryptocurrency to fare no better than Venezuela itself: analysts

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s plan to create an oil-backed cryptocurrency faces the same credibility problems that dog the ruling Socialist Party in financial markets and is unlikely to fare any better than the struggling OPEC member itself, investors and technical experts say. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an event with supporters in Caracas, Venezuela […] Read more »

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat

(Reuters) – A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Amazon.com Inc devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware. FILE PHOTO: The new Amazon Fire TV is displayed during a media event introducing new Amazon […] Read more »

Even Robots Are Joining the Bitcoin Craze

Quant blended with cryptocurrency sounds like a cocktail poured in hell. But behind closed doors, a few intrepid souls in the investing world are starting to drink it. Part academic exercise, part arranged marriage of Wall Street fads, a handful of theorists and traders are looking at what investment factors like momentum and value can […] Read more »

Breakthrough Innovations Often Come From The Most Unlikely Places

In Simon Sinek’s popular TED Talk, which remains one of the most viewed ever, he explains how great leaders, like Steve Jobs, the Wright Brothers and Martin Luther King Jr. succeed where many others failed because they put purpose first. “Start with why,” he says and then move on to the “what” and the “how.” […] Read more »

President Trump's Retweets Top This Week's Internet News Roundup

First off, let’s start with a simple message that is particularly meaningful this week. And really, all weeks. Click here, then come right back. Now please take a moment to consider that Jimmy Kimmel is in a Twitter war with Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, because that’s something that happens in the real world now. […] Read more »

Evaluating Goldman's 'Pain Is Coming' Thesis

Introduction – The old familiar valuation concerns reach the upper echelon When an idea that makes sense gets ignored for years, then bubbles up to the Bloomberg News and Goldman Sachs (GS) level, it’s worth paying attention to, because the concept may finally be ripe. The immediate issue is one of great importance to all […] Read more »

Elon Musk Just Delivered On a Bold Bet By Powering Up the World's Largest Battery

Seems like mega-entrepreneur Elon Musk is everywhere these days. I keep waiting to see him on Dancing With the Stars or show up in a role on Game of Thrones.  Here’s the latest. The New York Times reported that the State of South Australia announced Friday that it had powered up the world’s biggest battery–the size […] Read more »

This Investor Launched a VC Firm During the Financial Crisis. Here’s What He Learned.

This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Sign up here. Krishna K. Gupta founded Romulus Capital in his MIT dorm room when he was just 20 years old. In the last nine years, Gupta has built Romulus into an active, early-stage venture capital firm that invests primarily in technology […] Read more »

This Investor Launched a VC Firm During the Financial Crisis. Here’s What He Learned.

This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Sign up here. Krishna K. Gupta founded Romulus Capital in his MIT dorm room when he was just 20 years old. In the last nine years, Gupta has built Romulus into an active, early-stage venture capital firm that invests primarily in technology […] Read more »