Colin Kroll, the co-creator of Vine and HQ Trivia, has died of a suspected drug overdose in New York City.
Read more: Vine, HQ Trivia co-creator Colin Kroll found dead in New York City apartment, company confirms
As Pichai dodged questions in front of Congress last week, the spectacle felt emblematic of his and the company’s tough year.
Read more: Google CEO Sundar Pichai had a tough and terrible year — but it was still better than Facebook’s
Rocket Lab is set to launch its third rocket this year, the company’s first mission for NASA.
Read more: Rocket Lab launches first satellites for NASA in ‘perfect’ third mission this year
Economists disagree about what policies are most effective at helping cities grow — or if policies matter much. Some, such as Michael Porter of Harvard and Richard Florida of the University of Toronto, have emphasized the importance of cultivating a “creative class” of artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Others, such as Jan Rivkin of Harvard, stress the importance of civic leadership. Pretty much everyone agrees that having an elite university is a big advantage.
Read more: Nashville’s Star Rises as Midsize Cities Break Into Winners and Losers
CBD and marijuana companies can’t buy ads from Facebook and Google, but that doesn’t mean they can’t run effective marketing campaigns. They’re turning to storytelling, event sponsorships and connecting with relevant content.
Read more: Marijuana and CBD companies can’t advertise on Facebook and Google, so they’re getting creative
In a blog post released Friday, Robinhood’s founders acknowledged that its new plan, which aimed to offer no-fee checking and savings accounts with no minimums, ATM fees, penalty charges or foreign transaction fees, “may have caused some confusion.”
Read more: Robinhood takes its 3 percent savings account back to the drawing board amid widespread criticism
CNBC went to the U.S.-Mexico border to learn about electronic surveillance systems being tested to stop immigrants from entering illegally.
Read more: Tech from self-driving cars could solve border security without Trump’s billion wall
Gary Loveman in the mid ‘90s didn’t know the first thing about casinos. But as an MIT-trained economist on the Harvard Business School faculty he had become one of world’s leading experts on customer loyalty. A consulting gig for Harrah’s, the casino operator, eventually turned into the CEO job for Mr Loveman. He took a stock valued at $14 per share and sold it for $90 in a 2007 buyout valued at more than $30bn, all on his ability to keep gamblers coming back through the doors of Harrah’s.
Read more: The math wizard who became a customer loyalty scheme guru
Jim Cramer explains why he thinks Adobe and Costco are ripe for a rebound.
Read more: Cramer Remix: Adobe and Costco are broken stocks, not broken companies
“I think, to me, anything that happens between now and year-end is a lot more about positioning than macro development,” Fundstrat’s Tom Lee says.
Read more: A 10% rally for the S&P 500 is possible by year-end: Fundstrat’s Tom Lee