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Human Capital: Prop 22 puts the ‘future of labor’ at stake

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we look at the latest in tech labor and diversity and inclusion. Because election day is quickly approaching and given that California’s Prop 22 puts the &#8

SpotOn taps $50M to take on Square and more in payments and financial services for SMBs

Small and medium enterprises make up the vast majority of businesses globally, and today a startup building merchant services to help them operate is announcing a growth round to address that opportun

WPP sells 60% of market research giant Kantar to Bain, valuing Kantar at $4B

Some M&A is afoot in the world of market research and analysis, underscoring just how much of our media consumption and consumer habits revolve around digital platforms. WPP today announced that i

Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Despite well-documented concerns over an economic slowdown in China, the country’s luxury goods market is still seeing opulent growth according to a new study. Behind secular and demographic tailwin

13 People Who Could Be Twitter’s Next CEO

So far we’ve heard the board is looking for someone who can focus solely on Twitter (and not some other *cough Square) company, is a heavy tweeter, and gets the product. There’s also signi

Twitter Hires Ex-Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard As Head of Commerce To Make It Retail Friendly

Twitter has hired ex-Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard as its new Head of Commerce. Hubbard will work under head of revenue Adam Bain to make the platform more friendly to retailers. We've confirmed

Persado Gets $15M Led By Bain To Persuade The Ad World To Turn To Their Persuasion Marketing Technology

Persado, an ad-tech spinoff of digital marketing firm Upstream that specialises in “persuasion marketing”, has picked up a round of $15 million, which it will use to establish a new headqu