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Blockchain Can Free Media From Tech Giants’ Claws

Advertisers now have powerful ways to target specific user demographics thanks to tech giants like Facebook and Google. Since these companies derive …

Personal Information

Inside GE’s Transformation

A CEO has different tasks in different cycles. Some CEOs are founders and builders. Others have the luxury of managing momentum through a stable economy or a period when business models aren’t being disrupted. My task was different: remaking a historic and iconic company during an extremely …

Innovation

Automated Buses Are Here, Now We Have To Decide How They Will Reshape Our Cities

In Helsinki and Vegas, trials of a new kind of public transport highlights the benefits–and potential pitfalls–of automating our roads.<p>When a short trial of an autonomous bus first ran in Helsinki, Finland, in 2016, most riders saw it as a novelty. But by this fall, if you work in downtown …

Transportation

Inside China’s Plan For A Massive Forest-Covered City

Architect Stefano Boeri designed tree-covered skyscrapers in Milan. Now he’s doing a lot more in Liuzhou, China.<p>Liuzhou, an industrial city in southern China, looks like a typical modern Chinese metropolis, filled with concrete high-rises and often shrouded in smog. But the city’s newest district, …

Urban Design

Claire Balva : Blockchain : le socle des innovations de demain !

Blockchain, explained

An MIT expert on why distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies have the potential to affect every industry.<p>By Zach Church | May 25, 2017<p>Why It …

Bitcoin

7 applications possibles de la technologie blockchain

<i>1</i><p>La fin des banques ?<p>La blockchain remet en cause l'existence même de tiers dits "de confiance". Or, l'affaire Kerviel et autres histoires d'évasions …

Ils clouent des bouteilles en plastique à un morceau de carton et l’accrochent à la fenêtre et l’air devient plus supportable.

Partout dans le monde, des personnes n'ont pas accès à certains luxes que les personnes dans les pays développés utilisent au quotidien : …

Platform strategy, explained

Got a bad case of platform envy? Find out why “seeding” and “coring” matter, and be open to a better way.<p>By Zach Church | June 16, 2017<p>Amazon, one of …

MIT Sloan

My Company Tried Slack For Two Years. This Is Why We Quit.

This remote company decided real-time communication was holding it back. So it built a new tool from the ground up.<p>Three years ago, our remote company joined Slack. Until then, we had relied on a mix of email and an internal tool called Wedoist for all our communication. But our steadily growing …

Management

12 things Steve Jobs would hate about Apple today

Evolution over revolution<p><i>"I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been</i> …

Microsoft becomes the first cloud provider to offer GDPR contractual commitments publicly

If you're a citizen of the European Union, you might have heard about its efforts to strengthen data protection laws for member states via the …

Privacy

Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger

Design thinking, as it was conceived 15 years ago, has outlived its usefulness. Enter systems thinking.<p><i>The following is the second of two excerpts from</i> The Way to Design<i>, a guide to becoming a designer founder and to building design-centric businesses. It was adapted and reprinted with the author’s</i> …

Design Thinking

« La blockchain change la notion-même de confiance »

Mode d'emploi On a tous entendu parler de blockchain, sans vraiment comprendre de quoi il est question. La blockchain plaide pour renouveler les …

Can Apple close the loop? Tech giant targets 100% recycled material

No more mining: Apple aims to use 100 percent recycled materials to make its iPhones, Macbooks and other electronics products in the future.

Recycling

The Global Financial World Is Banking On Blockchain. Synechron Explains Why.

The consulting firm Synechron is helping its clients use blockchain, a hypersecure system that could change the face of global finance. CEO Faisal Husain told us how.<p>Blockchain is big news in the finance world right now. A complicated database system that’s an integral part of Bitcoin, Blockchain …

FinTech

Bank blockchain choices may come down to IBM vs. Microsoft

Two incumbent tech giants have positioned themselves in the middle of a frenzy of blockchain projects and partnerships designed to help financial …

How the Internet of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of

There's potential to unleash a revolution in productivity.<p>I was eleven years old when my family got its first computer in 1981. It didn't do much. Mostly, I used it for writing reports for school and playing video games. My dad also ran some spreadsheets to help him run his business, but for the …

Internet of Things

Why Kickstarter Decided To Radically Transform Its Business Model

More than two years ago, while on vacation in Florence, cofounder Perry Chen sent an email that ended up changing the company forever.<p>One afternoon, while on vacation in Florence at the end of 2014, Perry Chen flipped open his laptop and began to type some of the thoughts swirling in his head. A …

Nobel Prize

Michel Bauwens : « Il faut que la gauche sorte de la croyance dans l'État-nation

<b>C'est pour ça que les gens rejettent les élites politiques selon vous ?</b><p>On n’en veut plus parce qu’on a eu 30 ans d’impuissance du politique. Le …

The Easiest Way To Help Save The Planet: Get A Bike

A new book, How Cycling Can Save The World, argues that from improving public health to mitigating climate change, replacing cars with bikes could have an exceptionally large impact on the health of the planet.<p>With New York almost fully excavated from the winter, I got my bike out this morning and …

Cycling

Redesigning iPhone Meditation, No Lotus Position Required

Sway wants to turn smartphones into meditation devices for the screen-obsessed. Does it work?<p>You’re on the subway. It smells, as subways do. And it’s crowded, as subways are. That’s when you start slowly rocking back and forth. Rotating your shoulders in a rhythmic calm, trying not to think about …

Meditation

Frost & Sullivan Identifies the 2017 Global Blockchain Startup Map

LONDON, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The blockchain ecosystem made great leaps forward in 2016, with dozens of new companies, funding rounds and</b> …

Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go Invisible Online

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do in the morning is check your email. And, if you’re like me, you also wonder who else has read your …

Please Don’t Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Every serious technology company now has an Artificial Intelligence team in place. These companies are investing millions into intelligent systems for situation assessment, prediction analysis, learning-based recognition systems, conversational interfaces, and recommendation engines. Companies such …

Artificial Intelligence

How Blockchain Applications Will Move Beyond Finance

To understand the transformation that’s being brought about by blockchain technology, it’s useful to start with its largest implementation to date: bitcoin.<p>In the fall of 2014 my colleague Catherine Tucker and I conducted a large-scale experiment at MIT, in which 4,494 undergraduate students were …

Bitcoin

What’s Next in Computing?

This post is by Chris Dixon, General Partner at AndreessenThe post What’s Next in Computing? appeared first on iamwire.

Innovation

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This Company Is On A Mission To Redefine Your Bedroom

My stroke of insight | Jill Bolte Taylor