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Economic Geography

Overview of Economic Geography<p>Economic geography is a sub-field within the larger subjects of geography and economics. Researchers within this field …

The New World Order Is Ruled By Global Corporations And Megacities—Not Countries

As cities and companies gain in influence and the power of nation-states decreases, the world is undergoing a seismic transformation.<p>Ask yourself, honestly: If Uruguay or Guinea-Bissau disappeared off the face of the Earth, would you really notice? Now what about if Google disappeared from your …

Mega Cities

‘Digital Silk Road’ offers freedom to Afghan entrepreneurs

The TakeawayThe Internet is bringing creative empowerment and financial independence to women and youth in Afghanistan, priming them to become the …

Silk Road

Braving security fears, Chinese seek 'Silk Road' riches in Pakistan | Reuters

LAHORE, Pakistan/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Zhang Yang, a businessman from Chongqing in southwest China, is searching online forums for fellow stout-hearted entrepreneurs willing to cast aside security concerns and join him on a scouting mission to Pakistan.<p>An Urdu language book about Chinese President …

China

How to become a data-driven company

<i>Josep Curto is Professor of Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Big Data at IE Business School, Founder and CEO of Delfos Research, and Chief Data</i> …

Big Data

Drones, una industria en auge pero aún fragmentada

<b>Los drones juegan un papel protagonista en la actualidad y, por ello, son muchas las empresas que han decidido incorporar estos dispositivos en sus</b> …

Money Habits of the Millennials | Investopedia

Baby Boomers who lost part of their nest eggs in the recession face a difficult retirement, but those born between 1979 and 1994, who have come to be …

Personal Finance

These 8 Companies Are Bringing The 'New Silk Road' To Life

The New Silk Road is the defacto label applied to the emerging network of infrastructure mega-projects, enhanced transportation routes, and economic and energy corridors that are designed to increase connectivity between countries from China to Europe — spanning 65 nations, 65% of the world’s …

China

The Search Fund Model: How To Become A 28-Year-Old CEO

I recently had the honor of interviewing Chris Hendriksen, a highly successful entrepreneur who raised a search fund and became the owner/operator of a small healthcare business, which he and his partner grew to over $30 million in revenue and recently sold to a private equity firm. The business, …

China’s Silk Road Fund ‘seeking investment projects in Europe’

China’s Silk Road Fund is looking for investment projects in Europe, according to a senior bank official.<p>The fund, which provides financing for …

Alstom opens Silk Road locomotive repair centre

KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom has inaugurated a depot in Astana which will undertake the corrective and preventive maintenance and overhaul of Prima KZ8A …

Silk Road

The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself

The $14-plus billion marketplace for HR software and platforms is reinventing itself. Fueled by mobile apps, analytics, video, and a focus on team-centric management, we are seeing a disruptive change in the HR software industry. This is a shift investors, buyers, and HR professionals should watch …

Human Resources

Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things

If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by …

The benefits of turning housing construction into housing production

<i>Much residential housing is still built the same way it was 50 years ago, despite emerging technologies that can help reduce costs and increase</i> …

Housing

50+ Data Science, Machine Learning Cheat Sheets, updated

<b>By Thuy T. Pham, U. of Technology Sydney.</b><p>This post updates a previous very popular post 50+ Data Science, Machine Learning Cheat Sheets by Bhavya …

Partnerships to Create a Smart City

Technology companies are changing the paradigm of how they work with the public sector on smart city projects. Instead of selling goods or a service, …

Smart Cities

19 innovative ways companies are using IBM Watson

IBM Watson is the supercomputer that famously beat human contestants in the US TV show Jeopardy five years ago.<p>Initially a research project, the …

Cognitive Computing

Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband

If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip …

Walt Disney Company

IBM's Smarter Approach to Contextual Cities

<i>NOTE–I am writing a book called Age of Context with Robert Scoble. It is expected to be complete in October. Following is an excerpt from a chapter called Contextual Cities and the New Urbanists.</i><p>Herman Hollerith was born in Buffalo in the late 1800s. He studied to be a mining engineer and wound up …

25+ websites to find datasets for data science projects

Introduction<p>If there is <b>one</b> sentence, which summarizes the essence of learning data science, it is this:<p><i>The best way to learn data science is to apply</i> …

This 23-person startup raised $10 million using these 21 slides

Front is a three-year-old startup that makes an app designed to help manage your team inboxes. It lets you handle messages from alias emails, Twitter feeds, or Facebook messages, all in one place.<p>In May, Front raised $10 million in series A funding led by VC firm Social Capital. Two months later, …

Startups

Learn Data Science for Excellence and not just for the Exams

Dear future Masters of Data Science,<p>Many of you might be recently started your master’s studies in data science/data analytics/business analytics and …

Data Science

The Data Quality Tipping Point

Whatever your business sector, data is your most valuable asset, which means there is a need for an ongoing investment in data governance.

Governance

Top 10 Data Science Videos on Youtube

<b>By Marco Nasuto, Data Scientist.</b><p>Learning and the future. Looking at top 10 most-watched videos containing the words ‘Data Science’ and/or ‘Data …

Data Science

SIX NOTES FOR SMART CITY FUTURES

"You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.<br>--Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities, …

Is Your Start-up Location a Predictor for Your Business Success?

The idea of the start-up was central to the Silicon Valley, then San Francisco and even New York. Today, we’re seeing start-up in all corners of the …

Silicon Valley

Predictive Analytics - A Case For Private Equity?

Framed Data raises $2M, 6Sense raises $12M, Reflektion raises $8M… The list goes on and on. What these companies have in common, aside from multi-million dollar investments, is that they are all in the market of predictive analytics. Predictive analytics is the art of making big data work by using …

Big Data

Big Data in the world of Private Equity

What does “Big Data” mean?<p>The increasing availability of data is important to the way in which companies approach business issues. By using data …

Big Data

Internet of Things poised to transform cities

The internet of things (IoT) is set to transform municipal life, according to government officials surveyed by the nonprofit trade association …

Internet of Things