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The Secret of The FinTech Unicorns

As the density of FinTech unicorns club grows over years with amazingly innovative solutions being democratized, there is a legitimate question …

Bridge The Digital Divide: Don’t Forget The Other Billion People

<i>Bernard Moon is cofounder and general partner at</i> <i>SparkLabs Global Ventures</i><i>, a new global seed-stage fund, and cofounder of</i> <i>SparkLabs</i><i>, a startup accelerator in Seoul, Korea.</i><p>Twenty years ago, I was working on a consulting project for the City of St. Louis during my Coro Fellowship, a public service …

3 Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs Should Be Watching and How to Approach Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Emerging markets can sometimes spook entrepreneurs. China’s economic slowdown, anemic performances in Brazil and South Africa and the deteriorating socio-political situation in Turkey have prompted would-be business leaders to reconsider …

Solar Powered 'Farm from a Box': Everything You Need to Run an Off-Grid Farm

Shipping containers already make great micro-homes, but one California-based company is using shipping containers to create micro-farms. Farm from a …

Apple vs Google: The battle of the beacons

Smartphones don't just connect to nearby cell phone towers. Proximity beacon technology has been around a few years in the form of Apple's iBeacon, …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

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This app is changing the way Tanzania reads the news

Tanzanians, like other Africans on the continent, are doing almost everything via their phones these days—from paying bills, depositing and transferring cash, to accessing loans.<p>And now an app has introduced a new way for people to read newspapers. M-Paper is distributing printed editions directly …

Agribusiness Gets Less Hands-on and More High-Tech

Like many people who did not grow up on a farm, I have a romanticized image of life in agriculture—waking up to a rooster’s crow, driving around in …

Why aren’t more farmers turning poop into power?

Ten years ago, methane digesters were hotter than Hansel. Then, they seemed to fall out of fashion. The point of a digester is to capture the noxious …

User guide to programming Arabesque

Programming in Arabesque<p>Arabesque simplifies the programming of Graph Mining Problems as presented in our paper. In the paper, we describe the system …

7 Steps to Mastering Machine Learning With Python

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>Step 4: Getting Started with Machine Learning in Python<p>Python. <i>Check</i>.<br>• Machine learning fundamentals. <i>Check.</i><br>• Numpy. …

This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

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Innovation in one of the World’s Oldest Industries—A Report From Kenya

Changing Planet<p><b>Written by Andrew Foote with significant contributions from Catherine Berner and Benjamin Kramer</b><p>There have been great strides in energy access in the past 10 years. We now see consumers using pay-as-you-go solar or even $5 off-grid LED lights. To meet heating and cooking needs …

8 must have data science skills

Harvard business review declared the job of a data scientist as the sexiest job of the 21st century. In this post, I am going to show you what data …

Satellites track 'glowing' crops from space - Futurity

Scientists are using satellites to measure fluorescence emitted by plants. The method lets them estimate crop yields with new accuracy.

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30 Fun Things to Do In Nairobi

It is a foregone conclusion that Kenya is one of the most exotically beautiful destinations in the world. Millions of tourists fly in every year to …

AFCAP: First Mile for Small Holder Kenyan Onion Farmers

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

5 Boundaries You Can Set That Will Help You Boost Your Creativity

Think you’d generate more ideas with more time, more money, and more opportunities? Think again.<p>Several years ago, I joined a small group visiting the set of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> after its Friday-night rehearsal. During the visit, executive producer Lorne Michaels discussed <i>SNL</i>’s creative …

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new …

Unbanked Kenyans to trade government bonds from their phones | Bloomberg Professional Services

Kenyans will soon be able to buy fixed- income government bonds from their mobile phones, a move that will deepen access to financial services in …

Poverty Surveyors in Sri Lanka Get Some Help From Satellites Orbiting the Earth

In mountainous areas of Pakistan or far-flung villages in Sri Lanka, finding reliable economic information is extremely difficult. The World Bank’s …

User data superior to Facebook, Google: one startup’s recipe to dominate mobile ads

A mobile-first, app-only, smartphone generation. All the buzz in India is about how mobile is transforming business and everyday life. A …

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …

How to Make Your Data Pretty? Utilize These Data Visualization Tools

Tired of showcasing the same old boring tables to your management? A spice of colors and layout brings life to data representation. If you need to …

Data Visualization

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

Uber arrives in Sri Lanka

Oct 22, 2015 (LBO) – Uber, a global ride sharing company in over 340 cities in 60 countries, launched in Sri Lanka, a statement said.<p>“At Uber, every …

Sri Lanka

Forget Google Maps, this app tells you the quickest way to get around your city

It’s incredibly frustrating when you arrive at your bus or train station just to find out the service is unavailable for the day. The next best …

Picture This: Why Supply Chain Visualization is Key – Part 2 Creating Supply Chain Visualizations

<b>By Alan Pinkert</b> October 29, 2015<p>In yesterday’s post, we established the importance of data visualization. Now, what can you do to visualize supply …

These 10 apps will boost agriculture in Africa

With an estimated income of more than $100 billion annually, agriculture remains Africa’s largest economic sector. Agricultural production in Africa …