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Millennials have become the Ben Franklin generation

August 14th, 2015 at 7:22 pm » Comments Off

An online financial services start-up, Wealthfront, has squarely and unashamedly targeted Millennial wallets and raised$64 million last month. That’s on top of $35 million that venture firms plowed into the company earlier this year.  



Uber has made a real difference for women in Saudi Arabia

August 14th, 2015 at 7:04 pm » Comments Off

Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. That leaves women reliant on male relatives or paid services to get to stores, school, and (increasingly) work. So when Uber launched in Riyadh in early 2014, its impact went beyond the general convenience of tech-enhanced ride hailing. The company has made a real difference in […]



Yahoo: The number of mobile ‘addicts’ up 60% in the last year

July 21st, 2015 at 6:37 pm » Comments Off

Are you constantly checking your smartphone?  Are you opening apps on it more than 60 times a day?  If so, you are not alone.  Right now throughout the world there are more than 280 million of these so-called “mobile addicts”, according to recently shared statistics by Flurry, an app analytics company that Yahoo bought last year.  



The startup scene in India one of the worst in the world for women

July 17th, 2015 at 1:33 pm » Comments Off

Even with the fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world, India is a bleak place for women entrepreneurs.  India was ranked 29th, in a new study of 31 countries, for the support it provides to women entrepreneurs.  



Technological destiny: Are we in control—or just along for the ride?

July 16th, 2015 at 8:16 pm » Comments Off

We imagine stuff, we want stuff, we build stuff, and repeat.  New innovations are born in our mind, and we humans choose which of those visions to bring into existence, is a standard assumption of technological progress.    



When humans live for 1,000 years, marriage won’t make sense

July 14th, 2015 at 4:57 pm » Comments Off

Many peopler were jubilant when the US Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of gay marriage, events that lead to more freedom and equality are positive progress.  However, the fact that marriage—especially to many young people—isn’t as attractive as it once was seems to be missing from most news coverage.  



Planning for the future: Generation Z

June 30th, 2015 at 9:14 pm » Comments Off

A mart HR manager is already looking at the generation Z, oldest of whom are turning 18 and slowly entering the workforce, while a lot of companies are still struggling with millennials.  



Marriage in America is going out of style

June 25th, 2015 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

June is the time of year when we’re supposed to hear wedding bells. The invitations start coming in and you find yourself scurrying to order gifts from registries and block off summer weekends to attend ceremonies and parties.  



60 million people forced from their homes because of violence

June 18th, 2015 at 10:36 pm » Comments Off

Mostly capturing the devastation of buildings and the casualties of battle, its harder to visualize the effect of conflict on those who aren’t killed or enlisted to fight.  



Floating cities could be the next frontier

June 11th, 2015 at 3:45 pm » Comments Off

Everyone learns the value of natural selection when learning basic biology - a species either adapts to their changing environment or dies off.  This process also applies to governments, in some ways,  but millions of people can still be chained to a failing state with no exit options.  



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