Venmo: A Student Perspective
“I will venmo you once I get back to my room!”—a statement familiar to many college students. Indeed, Venmo has become an app ubiquitous to many millennials possessing smart phones. Just by pressing one button, one can split the cab fare, rent, dinner bills, coffee money with friends without needing a wallet. The most welcoming …
California Dreamin’: Technology Entrepreneurship in Santa Monica and Silicon Beach
College students are familiar with the legend of the college dropout: the tech geek at a distinguished school who rejects institutionalized education to pursue a risky business venture from his home garage. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, once preached to an interviewee “Why would you be studying it if you could be doing it?” Zuckerberg …
The Legacy of Bellcore: Nilesh Shah’s Experience as an Employee at Bellcore in the 1980s
Bell Labs, renamed from the original Volta Laboratory founded by Alexander Graham Bell, has been credited with many amazing advancements in the fields of computer science and telecommunication like the invention of the C Programming language and the operating system Unix. It has a great and complicated history as a subsidiary of the American Telephone …
Sharks, Their Big Personalities, and Their Big Portfolios
While many generally consider finance and business to be some of the less thrilling topics for a TV show, ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank brings the workings of business startups and venture capital to life for viewers, albeit in an overly dramatic and simplified way. The show brings us into the minds of the …