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Replacing human copywriters with computers

January 31st, 2015 at 4:33 pm » Comments Off

In another demonstration of the power of machines to solve problems that used to be the sole domain of humans, Persado Inc. has raised another $21 million for software that aims to replace copywriters with computers.



The digital-currency revolution

January 29th, 2015 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

Bitcoin represents the future of money and global finance, despite all of it’s growing pains.



8 Solar trends for 2015 to follow

January 28th, 2015 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

  GTM Research’s solar analysts release every quarter, the most important data and findings from the past three months.  The most important charts from the Q4 2014 Solar Executive Briefing follow.



The Apple App Store makes more money than Hollywood box office

January 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Hollywood has long been the cash cow of entertainment in the U.S., but now Apple is schooling the entertainment industry on how to bring in the cash with the App Store.



Bill Gates wants to tackle mobile banking without bitcoin

January 27th, 2015 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

Bill and Melinda Gates have a pretty substantial to-do list.  In the Gates Foundation annual letter, they have outlined their long-term, 15 year goals for the challenges they wish to solve.  



‘Netflix for Magazines’ an impossible dream

January 22nd, 2015 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

Atomizing newspaper bales into URLs, and replacing albums with streaming tracks, the Internet is, theoretically, the Great Unbundler, yet companies keep trying to stuff all that unbundled goodness back into new bundles, for a price.



Facebook: $227B global economic impact from 1.35B users

January 22nd, 2015 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

According to a new report commissioned by Facebook and conducted by Deloitte, the social networking site had a global economic impact of $227 billion and indirectly created 4.5 million jobs in 2014. 



40 percent of all smartphones sold by Chinese companies

January 22nd, 2015 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Taking six of the top ten spots for number of units sold, and accounting for almost 40 percent of all smartphone sales in 2014, Chinese companies can now make a strong claim to being the center of the mobile revolution.



The next industrial revolution

January 20th, 2015 at 8:29 pm » Comments Off

BMW workers use 3D printed protective wear The designer leggings manufacturer, Bombsheller, based in Seattle, Washington, claims to be the world’s first fully-programmable clothes factory.  



Venture Builders: Changing the start up model

January 20th, 2015 at 4:00 pm » Comments Off

Have you heard of venture builders?  Venture builders, also know as tech studios, startup factories, or venture production studios, are organizations that build companies using their own resources and ideas.



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