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April Joyner

April Joyner

April Joyner is a journalist who covers business, tech and finance. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to OZY, NewYorker.com and FastCompany.com. Joyner's writing has also appeared on Business Insider and USAToday.com.

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How Kickstarter became a public benefit corporation business

Apr. 13, 2017 7:37 am

How Kickstarter became a public benefit corporation

Fast Company has the full scoop on how cofounders Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler decided to codify the company's social mission.
NYU’s Gary Marcus is an artificial intelligence contrarian dev

Apr. 10, 2017 12:59 pm

NYU’s Gary Marcus is an artificial intelligence contrarian

He sold his startup to Uber and helped the ride-hailing company launch its AI lab. But he's not sold on the rise of the machines just yet.
Meet the 5 startups handpicked for NYU Tandon’s first-ever AI incubator business

Apr. 10, 2017 9:24 am

Meet the 5 startups handpicked for NYU Tandon’s first-ever AI incubator

Featuring smarter industrial robots and customer service bots trained by the man whose AI beat Ken Jennings on ‘Jeopardy!’
The AI boom: is it legit or just hype? dev

Apr. 7, 2017 12:52 pm

The AI boom: is it legit or just hype?

How close are we to computers that think like humans? Two speakers at NYU's Future Labs AI Summit gave opposing views.
Inside Etsy’s surprisingly ambitious policy agenda business

Apr. 3, 2017 7:34 am

Inside Etsy’s surprisingly ambitious policy agenda

The online marketplace launched a Microbusiness Caucus in Congress last week. We spoke with Althea Erickson, Etsy's senior director of global policy, about the company's most pressing policy goals.
Census numbers show Brooklyn is booming civic

Mar. 31, 2017 7:31 am

Census numbers show Brooklyn is booming

“It is readily apparent to any New Yorker that the 21st century will belong to Brooklyn,” says Quartz.
The creator of NYU’s virtual-reality Hamlet is fundraising to take his show on the road creative

Mar. 29, 2017 12:54 pm

The creator of NYU’s virtual-reality Hamlet is fundraising to take his show on the road

“To Be With Hamlet” creator Javier Molina is looking to raise $150,000 on GoFundMe.
Next week: Boost your business’s web savvy at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce business

Mar. 17, 2017 7:34 am

Next week: Boost your business’s web savvy at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

The event features two presentations from local entrepreneurs and is geared toward the 35-and-under set.
Kickstarter and Etsy continue the fight against Trump’s immigration order civic

Mar. 15, 2017 12:55 pm

Kickstarter and Etsy continue the fight against Trump’s immigration order

Their recent declarations, attached to New York state's joint lawsuit, reveal the company's specific concerns regarding international business.
Applications are open for the next Urban-X cohort business

Mar. 15, 2017 10:42 am

Applications are open for the next Urban-X cohort

Managing director Micah Kotch has dropped some hints about what kinds of companies he'd like to see.

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