Kristin Schwab

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Your pension fund could be invested in tech

The money pool comes from universities, government entities and ultimately, you.
Universities investing in venture capital use endowments — that thing that funds scholarships. Above, a student walks near Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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How Apple and Android took over the smartphone market

Oct 16, 2017
It won't be easy for another company to enter the field.
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Millions of Americans still unaware of the Equifax data hack

Only a third of those who are aware have checked to see if their data was compromised.
Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee on October 3, 2017. Smith stepped down as CEO of Equifax last month after it was reported that hackers broke into the credit reporting agency and made off with the personal information of nearly 145 million Americans. 
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Complicated passwords aren't going to solve the computer security problem

Oct 12, 2017
A lot of the rules we follow when creating passwords actually makes them worse.
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Rethinking tech funding could help solve the industry's problems

Oct 10, 2017
Venture capitalist Tim O'Reilly says his very industry needs to do better.
Employees of startup companies work at the offices of a business incubator in Washington, D.C.
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What LinkedIn tells us about the economy

Oct 9, 2017
It may have some insights that the government doesn't.
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Can any person (or robot) put an end to fake news?

Oct 6, 2017
It's probably going to take more than algorithms.
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The largest data breach in history was bigger than we thought

Oct 5, 2017
All Yahoo accounts created before 2013 have been hacked.
The Yahoo logo is displayed in front of the Yahoo headquarters on July 2012 in Sunnyvale, California.
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Learning your ABCs in the future: reading, writing, coding and AI

Oct 4, 2017
One AI pioneer said learning the basics of coding and AI could be key to income equality and opportunity in the future.
A visitor holds a hand of an AILA, or Artificial Intelligence Lightweight Android.
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This startup wants to change how we borrow money

Oct 2, 2017
Affirm wants to be the alternative to all those credit cards in your wallet.
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