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November 5th, 2014 at 11:45 am

Where’s the profit in the Internet of Things?

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Where does the real revenue in the Internet of Things lie? It’s probably not in some sort of gizmo you have to sell. Surprisingly, the revenue is in ongoing services, not the “thing” itself. (Video)

 

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October 30th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Top 11 facts shaping the global mobile industry

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MEF findings paint a global picture of the mobile content and commerce industry.

MEF is the global community for mobile content and commerce. They will launch their findings of their 4thannual Global Consumer Survey in November at MEF Global Forum 2014, which connects international mobile leaders in the heart of Silicon Valley.

 

 

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October 28th, 2014 at 11:52 am

Sweden is close to being the first country in the world to eliminate cash

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It could take up to the year 2030 for physical money to disappear from Sweden’s system altogether.

Four out of five purchases in Sweden are paid for electronically or by card according to a new report from the Swedish news organization, The Local. They also report that Swedes are using electronic payments 260 times per person, per year.

 

 

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October 28th, 2014 at 11:08 am

French Twitter users can now tweet payments using S-money service

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Twitter users can tweet a payment to their followers.

Twitter users in France can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country’s second-largest banking service.

 

 

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October 19th, 2014 at 8:09 am

Bitcoin isn’t just for anarchists and libertarians anymore

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Consumers are embracing the digital currency even though the value of Bitcoin has fallen 55% against the dollar.

Earlier this year Mary Fons joined the Bitcoin economy. She uses the digital currency to buy gift cards and office supplies. Her partner reimburses her with Bitcoin for his portion of the rent. Thirty-five year old Fons isn’t a nerd or a self-proclaimed libertarian like many of the currency’s early adopters. She lives in New York and co-hosts the Love of Quilting show on public television. “Why Bitcoin?” she asks. “Because I want to have options. I think it’s a beautiful thing open to everyone.”

 

 

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October 18th, 2014 at 8:31 am

1 in 4 Millennials trust ‘no one’ when it comes to advice about money

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39 percent of millennials worry about their financial future at least once a week or more.

When it comes to information about financial matters, about a third of millennials trust their parents most, but nearly one in four say they trust “no one” when it comes to advice about money, according to Fidelity Investments.

 

 

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October 17th, 2014 at 8:20 am

Chuck Feeney, an unconventional billionaire who is revolutionizing philanthropy by closing his foundation

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Chuck Feeney

Chuck Feeney is a self-made billionaire who is an extreme philanthropist. He believes that charity shouldn’t go on forever and his fellow billionaires, from newly minted Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are learning from his example.

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October 13th, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Do states with no income tax save residents money?

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A state might have no income tax, but it might make up for that through other taxes.

If you’re thinking about moving to a new location, it’s reasonable to seek out spots that might cost you less. Thus many people turn to states with no income tax. However, there’s more to the picture than income taxes.

 

 

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September 22nd, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Crowdfunding will provide $65B to boost the 2014 global economy

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A new law will allow entrepreneurs to equity crowdfund from anyone with the cash and the interest.

Crowdfunding is really big and it’s only going to get a whole lot bigger.  If you’ve been skeptical of all the crowdfunding buzz, consider this: By the end of 2014, crowdfunding is estimated to add at least 270,000 jobs and inject more than $65 billion into the global economy, according to estimates from crowdfunding platform Fundable. (Infographic)

 

 

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September 9th, 2014 at 11:06 am

Is it time for a Guaranteed Basic Income?

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Poverty and homelessness on the rise.

Is it time for Basic Income? The idea of Basic Income has been endorsed by economists from a variety of political camps, but has always seemed more of a distant dream than a reality.  Productivity and standard of living increases made Basic Income practical and logical.

 

 

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