With over $4B in funding, WeWork is expanding aggressively at home and abroad and pursuing diverse investments that have raised eyebrows. But its real-estate-as-a-service offering and trove of data on optimal office design could make the company's value prop far more than a marketing ploy.
India's One97 Communications has a wide range of ambitions in the rapidly developing country. We examined its strategy to dominate digital money and the broader financial services space, as well as the many competitors that are also vying for a share of the pie.
Seattle-based Amazon is doubling down on AI for AWS and the ecosystem around its AI assistant, Alexa. It's seeking to become the central provider for AI-as-a-service. But it's not leaving retail behind either, running grocery, book, and convenience stores across the US.
To sustain the cryptocraze, Coinbase will need to foster real applications of cryptoassets — and not just speculation.
Among bulge bracket banks, JPMorgan is making a bigger push into payments technology as digital banking becomes a strategic priority.
The online direct home sales startup Opendoor Labs, valued at $1B, is transforming how residential real estate is bought and sold.
Paris-based AccorHotels is implementing an ambitious digital transformation plan. Despite some early missteps, the hotel chain's quest to build a full-service hotel platform has just begun.
Freight forwarding startup Flexport has raised more than $200M to take on the entire global shipping industry, while fending off other new entrants such as Amazon.
The micro-investing app has grown an of army of 2.2M accounts. But making money off these first-time, lower-income investors won't be easy. To do so, Acorns is building out higher-tier investment services and moving into the highly saturated $40T retirement planning market.
The maverick of personal computing is looking for its next big thing in spaces like healthcare, AR, and autonomous cars, all while keeping its lead in consumer hardware. With an uphill battle in AI, slowing growth in smartphones, and its fingers in so many pies, can Apple reinvent itself for a third time?