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September 15th, 2014 at 8:03 am

Angel Investing: Rise of women investors fuels businesses run by women

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Amy Norman and Stella Ma started pitching investors on their San Francisco-based startup, Little Passports, in 2009. Both women had young children and Norman was pregnant. The overwhelming majority of the investors they met with were men who wanted to know “if we were running this as a ‘lifestyle company,’” Ma recalls. Investors passed and word got around Silicon Valley that “there’s no way women like this could grow a company fast enough” to satisfy venture capitalists, Norman says.

 

 

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September 13th, 2014 at 8:37 am

FlightCar scores $13.5M to put your unused car to work while you travel

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FlightCar

Startups love untapped resources and a parked car at an airport is just that.  FlightCar is a startup that puts your unused car to work while you travel, and it has just scored $13.5 million to continue doing so.

 

 

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September 12th, 2014 at 11:49 am

The zero marginal cost economy

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The consumer “sharing economy” gives us a taste of what it’s like to live in a world where we own less.

There’s a tremendous change going on right now in our society. Those of us who enjoy services like Uber and Kickstarter are experiencing it firsthand. The sharing and collaboration practices of the internet are extending to transportation (Uber), hotels (Airbnb), financing (Kickstarter, LendingClub), music services (Spotify) and even software development (Linux, Drupal).

 

 

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August 31st, 2014 at 8:16 am

Project Wing – Google’s secret drone-delivery project

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Google delivery drone.

Google has secretly been working on the Project Wing program at GoogleX for the last two years. The company has been working on building flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two. (Video)

 

 

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August 27th, 2014 at 10:38 am

Top 5 ways the workforce will change in the next 5 years

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What will the workforce look like in 2019?

Human-resources experts predict significant changes within the workforce over the next five years. They predict a sizable shift as millennials take their seats at businesses large and small, and Baby Boomers simultaneously either retire or modify their work styles to reflect increasingly flexible and mobile opportunities.

 

 

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August 26th, 2014 at 10:40 am

Top 5 ways Watson will change the way we compute

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Watson will transform entire industries.

IBM’s artificial intelligence computing platform, Watson, is changing the way we compute. From its roots as a robotic contestant on Jeopardy, the machine-learning marvel is now being positioned as a tool for doctors, businesspeople, and scientists worldwide–one that can answer any question posed to it in natural English.

 

 

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August 19th, 2014 at 11:21 am

Why America’s economy stinks: Because business owners are greedier than ever

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GDP growth

The is growth of the U.S. economy still so slow and weak? One reason is that average American consumers account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy and they are still strapped.

 

 

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August 18th, 2014 at 10:38 am

In the future everyone will be an entrepreneur

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Companies will get rid of the traditional worker and replace them with entrepreneurs.

There are many theories and studies that shred light on the future state of the American job market, like futurist Thomas Frey, who in 2012 predicted that two billion jobs would disappear by 2030. Whether or not you agree with this statement, what is true is that change is inevitable. (Infographic)

 

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August 18th, 2014 at 10:23 am

Establishing the Central Bank of Bitcoin

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Futurist Thomas Frey: The year is 2024. It seemed like a piece of nostalgia to open a new bank account and get a free toaster, but this wasn’t any ordinary toaster, and it certainly wasn’t any ordinary bank. The new Internet of Things Toaster was one of the coolest gadgets of all times, and the Global Bank of Bitcoin was a charter member of Bitcoin’s new Central Bank based in Luxembourg.

 

 

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August 13th, 2014 at 8:23 am

The decline of startups and America’s aging economy: Study

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“Can Google ever be beat?”  That question was really less about Google and more about the potential of startups to disrupt the largest companies in our economy. Do we have the talent and capital needed for these companies to grow and compete against mature companies?

 

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