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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 10:09 am

Teens in the U.S. abandon Facebook and cling to iPhones: Study

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73 percent of teens expect their next smartphone to be the iPhone.

Created by Piper Jaffray, the ‘Taking Stock With Teens’ study from the spring of 2014, has been followed by the Fall 2014 edition of the study that was published last week with a particularly harsh outlook for social networking giant Facebook. When teens were asked what social network they typically use, only 45 percent responded with Facebook. That’s down from 72 percent responding Facebook just six months ago.

 

 

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October 17th, 2014 at 9:37 am

New study reveals big data analytics adoption imperative for global organizations

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The Industrial Internet has the potential to drive trillions of dollars in new services and overall growth.

 A new study from GE and Accenture, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy. However, less than 29 percent of the 250 executives surveyed for the study are using big data across their company for predictive analytics or to optimize their business.
 

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October 16th, 2014 at 9:45 am

Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2015

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2015 trends are focused on merging the real world with the virtual one.

The Internet of Things, and everything that’s part of its universe, including smart machines, pervasive analytics and 3D printing, are on annual list of strategic technologies for the year ahead presented by Gartner analyst David Cearley at the firm’s annual Symposium/ITxpo.

 

 

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October 15th, 2014 at 11:22 am

What sharing-economy startups know that you don’t

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What goes on behind the scenes that the general public or entrepreneurs don’t see?

Whatever you want to call “the sharing economy” or “marketplace startups,” peer-to-peer marketplaces continue to gain popularity, with a flurry of startups growing rapidly to keep up with all of this “on-demand” demand.

 

 

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October 14th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Invisibles, not wearables, will revolutionize healthcare

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Invisibles will create a world in which we don’t see technology or sensors.

Digital technology is on the verge of disrupting medicine in profound ways with the introduction late last month of  Apple HealthKit and other digital health solutions coming onto the market.

 

 

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October 13th, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Solar and wind prices plunge below fossil fuel prices

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Renewable energy shows an average price decline over the last 5 years of 78% for utility scale solar and 58% for wind.

Lazard, an asset management firm, has a fascinating new analysis of renewable and other energy prices out. There are a huge number of insights in this, from an outside analyst whose primary interest is financial.

 

 

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October 9th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Disrupting Healthcare – When Devices Replace Medicine

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Futurist Thomas Frey: Doctors today are constantly selling.

No, it didn’t start out that way, but a system has evolved that richly rewards members of the physician’s food chain if sales continue.

 

 

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September 24th, 2014 at 9:38 am

Udemy survey finds workers don’t have the skills they need – and they know it

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There have been few studies, until now, that examined how workers feel about the adequacy of their skills. A survey of employees was released last week that provides strong confirmation of the notion that employees need better skills to do their jobs well, especially skills related to technology.

 

 

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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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