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What if we didn’t all have to work to get paid?

May 29th, 2015 at 4:31 pm » Comments Off

Scott Santens has been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for life.”  But what Santens really wants to know is, “If you build a robot to fish, do all men starve, or do all men eat?”  

The American entrepreneur in 2015

May 29th, 2015 at 4:27 pm » Comments Off

Startup activity was in a slump just five years ago.  According to the 2015 Kauffman Index, things are looking up.  

Hollywood teaching us about the future of work

May 29th, 2015 at 4:18 pm » Comments Off

By Adam Davidson Recently I visited a movie set. It was the first day of production, and I arrived just as the sun was coming up, but already, around 150 people were busy setting up that day’s shot in an abandoned office building. Crew members were laying electric cables and hanging lights. The cinematographer was in […]

Facebook banking

May 28th, 2015 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

Money, one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet, is being changed by technology.  The demand for a globally accepted digital currency has been shown by the rise of Bitcoin.  

3D printed cars or jet engines are just the beginning

May 28th, 2015 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

3D printing has had a lot of hype the last few years, but most recently, it seems this technology arena has entered the “trough of disillusionment,” as 3D printing stock prices have taken a hit.  But the technology is still early in its childhood and its potential for massive disruption (of manufacturing and supply chains) still lies […]

NetDragon builds company headquarters in shape of USS Enterprise

May 28th, 2015 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

NetDragon, the online game developer run by an avid “Star Trek” fan has built its headquarters in China in the shape of the legendary spaceship.  

By 2018 the mobile web market will triple in size to $850B

May 27th, 2015 at 9:34 pm » Comments Off

By 2018 mobile phones and mobile networks will be growing just 10 percent and five percent per year, respectively, but mobile web services will continue growing like crazy.  

Hedge funds buying up of foreclosed subprimes, raise rents, float rent-bonds

May 27th, 2015 at 9:27 pm » Comments Off

Living humans don’t stand a chance when a giant hedge fund is bidding on all the foreclosed houses in a poor neighborhood – but that’s OK, because rapacious investors make great landlords.  

Fossil fuels subsidies cost the world $10 million a minute

May 26th, 2015 at 6:35 pm » Comments Off

According to new estimates from the International Monetary Fund, which puts the cost of subsidizing fossil fuels at an enormous $5.3 trillion a year, or around $10 million a minute every day, global energy subsidies are quite a lot larger than most of us thought.  

Infographic shows how to become a master networker

May 26th, 2015 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off

Networking is about establishing mutually beneficial relationships, not franticly gathering business cards and phone numbers as fast as you can, and to do so you have to do more than speed through a conversation.