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Don't forget to vote in the final round of our bracket, which asks, what is the best company to invest in and hold for ten years? 

Last companies standing: Amazon vs. Alibaba. 

Polls close Jan 2. Cast your vote now

And now, here are this week's top briefs.

What Is Ethereum?
We dive into one of the world's most popular cryptocurrencies, from a simple explanation of what Ethereum is to some of the currency's uses and drawbacks (and what it has to do with cats).



This Secretive German Firm Is Consolidating The US Coffee Industry
JAB Holding has acquired a number of coffee chains, including Keurig Green Mountain in a $13.9B cash acquisition — its largest deal to date.



Gradually Then Suddenly: CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal On How Corporations Can Stay Ahead Of Insurgents
Corporations need to "see around corners" to succeed. But how?



AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries
The 100 startups on our list have raised $11.7B in aggregate funding across 367 deals.



We Analyzed 9 Of The Biggest Direct-to-Consumer Success Stories To Figure Out The Secrets to Their Growth — Here’s What We Learned

The Periodic Table Of Early-Stage Cybersecurity
These 150 startups and investors are active across 15+ emerging sectors, from data confidentiality to automotive cybersecurity, and more.



Underwater GPS? Apple Patents Navigation Tech For Swimming In Open Waters
Patent for "radionavigation for swimmers" could signal that improved fitness-tech functionality is coming to the Apple Watch.



Here Are 35 Casualties Of The Retail Apocalypse And Why They Failed
Is there life after bankruptcy? A compilation of major retail bankruptcies from 2015 to today.



With Didi Chuxing’s $4B Round, Uber Rivals Further Expand Their War Chests
Beijing-based Didi secures $4B from SoftBank and Mubadala to surpass Uber as the most well-funded VC-backed unicorn in the world.



Cheers: 9 Wine Tech Startups Creating All The Buzz
Whether you are searching for the perfect wine and food pairing, running out of gift ideas, or simply looking to kickstart your own holiday festivities, these startups will help fill your glass.




Have a great weekend, and happy holidays. 

 

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Anand
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