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July 6th, 2015 at 11:33 am

The vaule of information is declining in our networked society


According to a recent paper published in the Portuguese academic journal, OBS, the single most striking element explaining the difficulty in the discovery and implementation of new business models for the media in the digital age, is the declining value of information in the networked society.   Continue Reading »

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June 30th, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Surviving the robot apocalypse


At first glance, these things might not seem connected:  the struggling economy, our struggling democracy, the income gap, and technology and artificial intelligence.  but upon closer inspection, I find they’re all part of one impulse, and together they create the web of humanity—and our future.   Continue Reading »

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June 23rd, 2015 at 10:15 am

How 3D printing could change the world forever


Along with a growing number of leaders around the world, many people believe that 3D printing will change the way things are produced more in this century than the industrial revolution did over the last 300 years.   Continue Reading »


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June 23rd, 2015 at 10:00 am

A look at the numbers behind non-profit crowdfunding


Non-profit organizations require money to stay operational, spread awareness and get the job done, and that is where crowdfunding has really helped.   Continue Reading »

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June 22nd, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Silicon Valley and Wall Street converging for a new gold rush called Bitcoin


 What do you think of Bitcoin?  My answer is usually the same:  ”It’s intellectually interesting, but not really practical.”   Continue Reading »

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June 16th, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Finland’s new government commits to Basic Income experiment

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The new government in Finland has committed to a Basic Income experiment as part of its program for government which was published in May. The commitment consists of one line: ‘Implement a Basic Income experiment’, in the ‘Health and Welfare’ section of the program.


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June 12th, 2015 at 5:14 pm

The end of the big banks is coming


In the near future, banks will no longer be on street corners or housed in high-rise towers, they will be in our pockets or on our wrists.   Continue Reading »

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June 11th, 2015 at 3:39 pm

The 4 types of companies that can benefit from distributed engineering teams


Limiting yourself to local talent is no longer an option in today’s talent war.  While most companies may need to resort to hiring lesser candidates or to not hiring at all, a small number of incredibly attractive companies can afford to pay sky-high salaries to attract top local talent.   Continue Reading »

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June 11th, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Cisco’s CEO: 40 percent of companies are dying


Beginning Monday in San Diego, Cisco Live, Cisco’s giant customer conference, was the last time outgoing CEO John Chambers would impart his vision in a keynote speech.   Continue Reading »

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June 10th, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Why software is eating the job market


The U.S. economy is in its strongest stretch in corporate hiring since 1997, according to the Labor Department.  It is important for employers, job seekers, and policy leaders to understand the dynamics behind some of the fastest growing professional roles in the job market, given the rapidly escalating competition for talent.   Continue Reading »

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