Latin America's startup scene is heating up and Chile was the spark that ignited it all

Last week, Softbank announced the Softbank Innovation Fund, a $5 billion (yep, with a 'b') fund dedicated to investing in technology companies in Latin America -- the largest fund ever committed to making investments in the region.

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Brendan Uyeshiro
Podcasting studio Gimlet staff announces plans to unionize -- and why that's so rare in tech

On Tuesday, Buzzfeed reported that the staff of Gimlet Media (the podcast startup acquired by Spotify last month) is planning to unionize (open letter here). The 83-person staff of writers, producers, engineers, and hosts would join the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) -- other members include Vox, Vice, and HuffPost.

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Brendan Uyeshiro
Music creators want royalty hikes from Spotify but streaming service profits are thin

Last week, Variety reported that Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon (Apple Music was notably absent) were appealing a ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) granting songwriters a 44% increase in payouts from streaming services.

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Brendan Uyeshiro
How to show startups you mean business with your resume

Introducing Humpday Career Advice, our new Wednesday column where we feature actionable steps you can take to make yourself a standout candidate for startup jobs. First order of business, let’s talk resumes.

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Brendan Uyeshiro
Houston, we have Lyft off

On Friday, Lyft was the talk of the town as it sped past ridesharing rival Uber to be the first to file publicly for an IPO.  Let’s look at what Lyft has under the hood.

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Brendan Uyeshiro
Why this very average-looking 'Amazon coat' is trending

I know what you’re thinking, “another story about Amazon… really?” But this isn’t actually a story about Amazon, it’s about a coat that’s going viral that happens to be sold on Amazon.

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Brendan Uyeshiro